"Tubeman" by R&F Newman (BMI)

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Chorus:
Tubeman, do you have the answer sheet
Tubeman, are you keeping score
Tubeman, do you need directions
Has Tubeman ever known the shore


Lyrics:
Tubeman © 2009 Rich & Flo Newman (BMI)

I saw the coast guard reports - seemed so strange to me
I saw the coast guard reports
The ones about Tubeman - are you wondrin 'bout Tubeman at sea
What's up with this Tubeman

(Chorus)
Tubeman, do you have the answer sheet
Tubeman, are you keeping score
Tubeman, do you need directions
Has Tubeman ever known the shore

Coast guard pilot reports in September 22
Sights a fleet of people floating - drifting on inner tubes
Calls for action - calls for the cutter
Calls coordinates - then flies home

Tubeman - do you ...

September 23rd - second sighting just occurred
Pilot Shube of the "Clear Sky" -HU25
Hails Captain Young in District One
Who responds, dispatches, and files report
Twenty five floating on black tubes
20 miles, east of Cape Ann
Twenty five floating on black tubes
13 women, 12 men - no visible means of support

Tubed ones - do you have...

Cutter Constance diverted - search and rescue no success
It was Young himself who made the calls
State and locals been cross~checked
No missing persons land or sea - foghorn moans a mystery
Within 2 days - 18 miles beyond the bay
Now there's 26 on tubes
Young is hailed by Pilot Shube
Calls for action - no response - calls coordinates - no response

Tubed ones ...

I saw the Coast Guard Reports
They're hard to understand at all
Captain Young is m.i.a.
Captain Young presumed a.w.o.l.
Call for action - no response, call for action ...


Genre: upbeat tempo, hooky, mysterious, upbeat feel,with a slight melancholy undertone, rock, pop, easy listening, kids/family, alternative, ac (adult contemporary)

About the Song:
A painting of people on inner tubes calmly adrift in the ocean painted by Christin Couture inspired this song. The painting has been displayed at the Norman Rockwell Museum and became part of the cover art for the CD.
Title: Tubeman
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:© 1999
Pro:BMI
Licensing: contact authors


About the Recording
Title: Tubeman
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:© 1999
Pro: BMI
Published: on TagYerit's CD "Tubeman"
Artist: TagYerit with Flo (guitars, vocals) Rich (bass) Fred Hazelton (drums)
Producer: Ed Vadas
Recorded: Greg Steele (engineer) at Derek Studios - Dalton, MA
Mastered: Northeastern Digital Southborough, MA

Licensing: contact authors


Ways to purchase - These stores are just a few places you can buy TagYerit's "Tubeman" digitally

For all other inquiries, contact Rich Newman


Keywords: reports of person-filled inner-tubes floating in the ocean, a ship's captain who joins a band of renegades floating in the sea on inner tubes after setting out to investigate them. enigma, unsolved mystery, unexplained phenomena, very singable hummable chorus - It has been suggested that this song gives a slight nod to David Bowie's song "A Space Oddity". tubman tubaman toobman

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