MR. STRANGEWAYS [2] (Ron Griffiths)
[Iveys demo from "An Apple A Day-More Pop-Psych Sounds from the Apple Era, 1967-1969" CD - recorded 1967 - released U.S. 2006]

Mr. Strangeways walks down the road
On his way to work
Though he's dressed in crazy clothes
He hasn't gone berserk

You see, Mr. Strangeways is a funny little man
He's not like you and me
He runs a little curio shop
With his wife named Emily

His customers are just as strange
They come to purchase dreams
They come and go, day in, day out
Endless, yes, it seems

You see, Mr. Strangeways is a funny little man
He knows it all, you see
He'll fix you up with a whadda-you want
Too bad it's make-believe!

Mr. Strangeways, so strange
Mr. Strangeways
Ahhhhhhhhhh-ahhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhhhh-ahhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhhhh-ahhhhhhhh

I thought I'd take a walk down there
'Cause I've a broken heart
I told him all about little you
He said, "Let's make a start"

Mr. Strangeways, sell me your dream
Mr. Strangeways, any old thing
Mr. Strangeways, make me feel bright
Mr. Strangeways.

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan
thanks to Dan Matovina for corrections

℗ Ron Griffiths Music (worldwide)


MR. STRANGEWAYS (Ron Griffiths)
[Iveys demo from "Someday We'll Be Known" bootleg CD - recorded 1967 - released 1995]

Mr. Strangeways walks down the road
On his way to work
Though he's dressed in crazy clothes
He hasn't gone berserk

You see, Mr. Strangeways is a funny little man
He's not like you and me
He runs a little curio shop
With his wife named Emily

His customers are just as strange
They come to purchase dreams
They come and go, day in, day out
Endless as it seems

You see, Mr. Strangeways is a funny little man
He knows it all, you see
He'll fix you up with a whadda-you want
Too bad it's make-believe!

Mr. Strangeways, strange
Mr. Strangeways
Ahhhhhhhhhh-ahhhhhhhh

Ahhhhhhhhhh-ahhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhhhh-ahhhhhhhh

Thought I'd take a walk down there
'Cause I've a broken heart
I told him all about little you
He said, "Let's make a start"

Mr. Strangeways, sell me your dream
Mr. Strangeways, any old thing
Mr. Strangeways, make me feel bright
Mr. Strangeways.

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan
thanks to Dan Matovina for corrections

℗ Ron Griffiths Music (worldwide)