SNL Transcripts: Steve Martin: 10/23/76: Kinky Friedman performs “Dear Abbie”


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  Season 2: Episode 5

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76e: Steve Martin / Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman performs “Dear Abbie”

…..Kinky Friedman

Don Pardo V/O: Ladies and gentlemen – Kinky Friedman.

Kinky Friedman:
“From a fan of yours in Texas
Who’s had a little trouble finding love
I’m considered quite attractive
And I’ve always been quite active, at the club.

But the life I lead’s so lonesome
That I wonder, Abbie, if you’ve ever known
What it’s like to live in others dreams
And never have a dream to call your own.

There’s a divorcee in DallasTheres a girl who’s much too young in Idaho.
London Bridge is falling down
And the clergyman is out of town
And there’s a daughter no one wants in Buffalo.

And I’m wondering ’bout America,Wondering if we lost more than the war.
I’m just wondering if there’s any silver lining left
Behind the golden door.

And Dear Abbie
Abbie I just had to write.
Dear Abbie
Abbie, is there any love in sight?

Well, the last time that I saw you
You were living at the old Chelsea Hotel.
Even though it’s been a whileHell, even now it makes me smile
To think of how you tennis-shoed the bill.

And it seems like only yesterday
You fell off of the see-saw, and you cried
And your daddy lit the fireworks
In the backyard on the fourth day of July.

And Dear Abbie
Abbie, I just had to write
Dear Abbie
Abbie.. where are you.. tonight?

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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