-- Unknown Title #3 --
(unreleased) mid to late 1960's
Editor's Note: These lyrics are from The View From Pompous Head
"Meanwhile inside the city hall
The amateurs are fighting all the time
About such things as protocol
And weighty matters like the limestone quarry
Should it be thought of as a mine?
While small boys throw pebbles at the sign"
-- from the Ottawa Citizen, July 1968, by Suzanne Appel,
in which the author excerpts lyrics from a Cockburn song, but doesn't
say what song it's from. Submitted by Rob Caldwell.
Update: These lyrics are from The View From Pompous Head, thank you Edith Thompson for clarifying (2019).
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