Phish.net > Charts > Narration Chart: "Harpua", 1988-07-25

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TREY: This next song is a story. And as all… I’m talking. Fish, I’m talking, okay? And as with all good stories… And as with all good stories, this story begins with a… With an Oom Pa Pa.

TREY: Everybody, clap your hands.

MIKE: Together.

TREY: Once upon a time… Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there lived a cat. Jim Rogers on the lightboard. Paul Languedoc… Ladies and gentlemen, Paul R. Languedoc. Ladies and gentlemen, once upon a time, in a land far, far away there lived the Languedoc family. And little Paul Languedoc, he had a cute little pet and it was a furry little baby cat. And he was so happy, because he didn’t have any friends.

So this, this cat made him feel right at home. At least he had one friend. The cat had no choice of course, but that’s okay. Anyway, the cat’s name was Poster Nutbag. And one day, Poster Nutbag took off from Paul’s bedroom and started wandering into town. And he walked slowly down the sidewalk and everything was hunky-dory.

Until he rounded a corner and there in front of him stood Harpua. The big, ugly, mean, fat sweaty bulldog from the last song. Harpua was looking at the cat and Harpua was thinking ugly thoughts. It looked like there was gonna be a fight. And poor Paul was, Paul was back in his room unknowing that any second a bloody fight was about to begin. Harpua let out a low growl as he looked at the cat and thought to himself ‘Mmmmmm… I’m gonna sink my teeth into this hot, furry flesh.’

Poster Nutbag coiled his body into a deadly arch and knew that the fight was about to begin. And Harpua let a mean drop of saliva drip onto the ground before us.

Look, the storms gone...

MIKE: Paul.

TREY: Yes dad.

MIKE: I’ve got some bad news.

TREY: What is it dad?

MIKE: It’s about your feline Poster.

TREY: You mean, Poster Nutbag?

MIKE: How about a goldfish?

TREY: I don’t want a goldfish.

MIKE: How about a crawfish?

TREY: I don’t want a crawfish.

MIKE: How about a halibut?

TREY: I don’t want a halibut. I want a dog.
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