SNL Transcripts: George Carlin: 10/11/75: Janis Ian performs “In The Winter”


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  Season 1: Episode 1

75a: George Carlin / Billy Preston, Janis Ian

Janis Ian performs “In The Winter”

from the album: Between the Lines (1975)

…..George Carlin
…..Janis Ian

Janis Ian:
“The days are okay,
I watch the TV in the afternoon.

If I get lonely,
The sound of other voices,
Other rooms, are near to me,
I’m not afraid.

The operator,
She tells the time,
It’s good for a laugh.

There’s always radio,
And for a dime, I can talk to God,
Are you there?
Do you care?
Are you there?

And in the winter,
Extra blankets for the cold,
Fix the heater, getting old.
I am wiser now, you know,
And still as big a fool
Concerning you.

I met your friend.
She’s very nice,
What can I say?

It was an accident,
I never dreamed we’d meet again this way,
You’re looking well.
I’m not afraid.

You have a lovely home,
Just like a picture.
No, I live alone.

I found it easier,
You must remember how I never like
The party life,
Up all night,
Lovely wife,
You have a lovely wife.

And in the winter,
Extra blankets for the cold,
Fix the heater, getting old.
You are with her now, I know,
I’ll live alone forever,
Not together now.”

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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