These are lyrics by The Kingston Trio that we think are kind of nonsensical.
Nonsensical Song Lyrics, The Kingston Trio
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It is quite well known you've become a clone
A person can't change into a clone of himself or herself.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
Charlie handed in his dime at the Kendall Square station
And he changed for Jamaica Plain
When he got there the conductor told him "One more nickel"
Charlie couldn't get off of that train
But did he ever return? No, he never returned
And his fate is still unlearned
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned
Charlie's wife goes down to the Sculley Square station
Every day at quarter past two
And through the open window she hands Charlie a sandwich
As the train comes rumbling through
Why didn't Charlie ask a fellow passenger for another nickel so he could pay his fare and get off the train? Surely someone would have given him one. And why didn't Charlie's wife include some money with a sandwich she handed him, which would have enabled Charlie to pay his fare? The whole concept of a man not being allowed to get off a train for many days is simply absurd.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
My true love's in Memphis town --
Pretty little thing named "Sally Brown".
Travels around on a riverboat,
Shares her room with a billy goat.
Would riverboat travelers ever share their rooms with goats? Well, I'VE never heard of any such thing! I could well surmise that in the last line quoted above they were just saying anything for a rhyme.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
Five hundred dollars don't seen like much,
But try to find someone to touch!
By the time this song came out, the Trio had at least one gold record out...even within the lyrics they ask that their mail go to the jail. Heck, their agent could have wired them the 0 from their bank! And another thing: In my own life, back in the late 80's my cousin rode to Tijuana with some friends, and another group...to make a long story short, the others were arrested in Tijuana for trying to sell a stolen car, and my cousin was jailed with them. The American consul office got him released without a dime changing hands.
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
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