Len Koenecke #1

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Leonard George "Len" Koenecke was born January 18, 1904 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA and died September 17, 1935 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Bradley R. Weissenberger (.22) was kind enough to draw our attention to Len Koenecke. He thought we might like to write a song about him. He was right.

lyrics

At 27, time to die.
The Most Patient Man in Baseball.

And The Most Patient Man in Baseball knows
When your time arrives:
You step up to the plate;
await your pitch;
and swing.

The New York Giants, the Brooklyn Dodgers
Saw something in him.
But Len Koenecke traded up
For quarts of whiskey and rye.

He played it out—in his outfield.
He wanted out.

But back in Baraboo, Wisconsin
at the Circus World Museum
Len Koenecke knew those wagons weren't for him.

And a railway fireman ain't to proud to take a plane.
Or have his lights put out by what you'd use to kill a fire.

And The Most Patient Man in Baseball knows
When your time arrives:
You step up to the plate;
await your pitch;
and swing.

Wait for it, wait for it... wait for it.
Wait for it, wait for it... wait for it.
Wait for it, wait for it... wait for it.

Wait for it, wait for it... wait for it.
Wait for it, wait for it... wait for it.
Wait for it, wait for it... wait for it.


LEN KOENECKE #1
{ words by Jamie Fillmore | music by MCG | c. 2010 }

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from SHOGUN, released January 17, 2012
Mike McCutcheon // bass guitar, hand claps, voices
Mark McCutcheon // drums, hand claps, voices
Jamie Fillmore // guitars, hand claps, voices
Anita Fillmore // hand claps, voices

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