SNL Transcripts: Blythe Danner: 03/27/82: Rickie Lee Jones performs “Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)”


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  Season 7: Episode 15

81o: Blythe Danner / Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones performs “Pirates” (So Long Lonely Avenue)

…..Blythe Danner
…..Rickie Lee Jones

Blythe Danner: And now, it’s my pleasure to introduce tonight’s musical guest – Rickie Lee Jones!

Rickie Lee Jones:
Come on, Joey, get out of school
We got places to go
A ’57 Lincoln, it’s got a radio, it hurts
And the girls like to touch it
Just to find out if it works
But don’t look at me
It wasn’t me.

Joey, lives on the edge of the corner
Of living on the run
I like to ride in the middle
I’m just trying to have some fun
Until the pirates come
And take me!

I won’t need no pilot
Got a pirate who might sail
Somewhere I heard far away
He answers me
So I’m holding on
To your rainbow sleeves.

Well, goodbye, boys
Oh, my buddy boys
Oh my sad-eyed Sinatras.
It’s a cold globe around the sea
You keep the shirt that I bought ya
And I know you’ll get the chance to make it, yeah
And nothing’s gonna stop you
You just reach right out and take it
You say, “So long, lonely avenue
Well, so long lonely avenue.”

I’ll see you there
Wait and see
Be looking for me
Just like you
Just like me.”

For you, Chuck E.

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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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