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This story came from reminiscences during a high school reunion. The girls in the class all seemed to know about this, the boys, not so much. Plus ca change...Now (almost) all is revealed.The odd name of the genie will have to remain a mystery to you unless you buy the track and I'll send you all you need to know.

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There was once a girl in Montreal who wished to know the answer
How to win the love of the one she held so dear
She was on the bus to school, looking at her transfer
Mr. Almajujlauseoc suddenly appeared

Mr. Almajujlauseoc the genie of the transfer
Was giving her the answer to help with her affair
He explained the magic formula, she wrote it in her notebook
He was gone before she thanked him, but his song was in the air

Chorus:
You can twist your apple stems and count your crows
And pluck your daisy petals till they tell you what you want to hear
Mr. Almajujlauseoc never will deceive you
His formula is fool proof and the answer's always clear

Take the numbers on the transfer, add all six together
The answer will be anything from 1 to 54
Now A is 2, B is 3, Z is 27
Start again at 28, go through the alphabet once more

Once you have all the transfers that can spell the name
Of the one you love, then you know it won't take long
So, just for fun she tried it, soon they were together
Mr. Al's magic formula is written in this song

Chorus:
You can twist your apple stems and count your crows
And pluck your daisy petals till they tell you what you want to hear
Mr. Almajujlauseoc never will deceive you
His formula is fool proof and the answer's always clear

Chorus melody:
If you're wondering 'bout numbers 1 and 54
They're used for any letters that you need to win the game
Mr. Almajujlauseoc never will deceive you
His formula will work as long as you can spell the name

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from A Whistle, a Tune, a Song and a Dance, released January 8, 2020
Chris: Vocal, guitar, soprano recorder
Anne: Vocal, fiddle, tenor mandolin

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Chris Rawlings Toronto, Ontario

Chris Rawlings is a honey-baritone singer, nimble-fingered guitar picker and gifted song-writer noted for his originality.

Rawlings embraces quick and complex chords and intricate harmonic and rhythmic structures. He adds authenticity to Celtic jigs and reels with a masterful touch on the recorder.
He charms with an easy voice that goes right to the heart.
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