One Man Parade

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"One Man Parade" is a song written by James Taylor that was first released as the first track on his 1972 album One Man Dog. It was also released as the second single from the album, following up on the Top 20 hit "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," after receiving significant airplay as an album track. The single was issued twice with two different B-sides, "Hymn" and "Nobody But You." It did not achieve the same chart success as "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," peaking at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also charted on the Adult Contemporary chart in Canada, reaching #55. In some countries, such as in Europe, it was released as the B-side of the single release of "One Morning in May." 


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2019
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Do believe I'm gonna clap my hands, 
Think I might tap my feet.
Put together a one-man band, 
Take a walk on down the street.
Have a one-man parade, nobody needs to know.
Cause I'm right good of holding on to secrets 
And don't believe they show.

All I want is a little dog 
To be walking at my right hand.
Taking a breeze just as free as you please, 
Maybe checking out occasional garbage cans.
Talking bout a one dog, y'all, 
Nobody's friend but mine.
Hey now, you can say he's looking kind of funky, But I do believe he suits me just fine.

We were on the road again, 
I was wondering what to do,
But Honalei, it was pouring down rain, 
Baby she had the low down blues.

Hey now, I was looking for my walking cane 
Trying on my highway shoes.
Thinking 'bout a one man parade, y'all, 
Nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody, hey.
I'm right good at holding on, 
Holding on, holding on.

Honalei, it's raining. 
Honalei, sure nough, it's raining, listen here.
Honalei, it's raining, 
Honalei, it's raining muddy waters.

Thinking 'bout a one man parade, y'all, 
Nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody, hey.
I'm right good at holding on, 
Holding on, holding on.
La la la la la...

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James Taylor

James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. more »

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