High Schools of The Eagles

 

Original song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure scheme:  Lyrics set to the opening credits music of the Empire Falls soundtrack by composer Paul Grabowsky.

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

First Music Sample

Piano

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Eagles were in high school.

 

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True that, but do you know where?

 

* *

Glenn Frey,

 

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Was A Migh-ty Oak at,

 

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Dondero.           [Dondero HS, Royal Oak, Michigan]

 

 

Second Music Sample

Strings

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Bernie and Don both went to,

 

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Gainesville High.              [Gainesville High School, Florida]

 

 

Third Music Sample

Baritone

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At Linden-Kil-dare High School Don played drums. Then he wrote,

 

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"The Last Resort".

 

Fourth Music Sample

Oboe 

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Which Ea-gle played oboe in High School?

 

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Mont-clair, New Jer-sey's favorite son.   [Montclair High School]

 

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All while he,

 

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Played gui-tar, week-ends,

 

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In bands be-fore James Gang.

 

 

Fifth Music Sample 

Oboe 

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One Ea-gle was A Bear-cat.

 

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Scotts-bluff High School's Ran-dy Meis-ner.  [SBHS, Scottsbluff, NE]

 

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Young Vince Gill was,

 

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A North-west Clas-sen Knight.     [NW Classen HS, OKC, OK]

 

 

The End

 

 

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