Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for February 06, 2023
urban folksong sing-along page brand new old-time traditional down-home songs with a modern sound! big jean-henri big jean-henri was a pepper-grindin' man. grindin' that fresh pepper all over the land. came over here by way of paris, france. never saw him a salad that he couldn't enhance. (chorus) grind. grind, grind that pepper! oh lordy, grind that pepper fine! yumtumyodliyeeyiaohoachoo! yumtumyidlyoyaheetaoinshrdlu! metro lullaby ridin' the metro, feel the train sway. all of a sudden you're dozing away. heavy eyes close now, sleepy head drop. before you know it you've missed your stop. metro commuter sing lullaby. head on the window, drool on your tie. midnight will find you, sure as you please, out in the trainyard stacking up z's.
When I was visiting Japan, some years ago I was amazed by the commuters . With their heads swinging back-and-forth, seemingly deep in sleep, suddenly the announcer would announce their stop, and they would wake up and walk off the subway, like it was the most normal thing in the day.