Who Sang The Young New Mexican Puppeteer? Tom Jones

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Chuck Butler, Kerrie Roberts, Nate Smith
release date: 1972
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Lounge/Pop Rock/Ballad/Vocal
length: 4:36
In a town near Albuquerque
Lived a most concerned young boy
He said lately I have noticed
Folks don't live with peace and joy

With frowns and worry on their faces
They're lost and don't know where to go
He said I'll get the people straightened
By putting on a puppet show

The young New Mexican puppeteer
He saw the people all lived in fear
He thought that maybe they'd listen to
A puppet telling them what to do

You know he got some string and he got some wood
He did some carving and he was good
And folks came running so they could hear
The young New Mexican puppeteer

First he carved out young Abe Lincoln
Abe will teach 'em civil rights
Then a king named Martin Luther
So they'd recall his peaceful fight

Old Mark Twain, his wit and wisdom
Will surely show them life is fun
But he smiled with satisfaction
When the prince of peace was done

The young New Mexican puppeteer
He saw the people all lived in fear
He thought that maybe they'd listen to
A puppet telling them what to do

You know he got some string and he got some wood
He did some carving and he was good
And folks came running so they could hear
The young New Mexican puppeteer

Now his puppet shows were clever
And he made the people laugh
When he got across the message
To walk along life's open path

They built him his own puppet theater
Decked out with spotlights yellow and red
And then they wrote him up in all the papers
And this is what the story said

It said...
The young New Mexican puppeteer
He saw the people all lived in fear
He thought that maybe they would listen to
A puppet telling them what to do

You know he got some string and he got some wood
He did some carving and he was good
And folks came running so they could hear
The young New Mexican puppeteer

[repeat]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Witch Queen of New Orleans
  • 2 Tired of Being Alone
  • 3 Woman You Took My Life
  • 4 If
  • 5 The Young New Mexican Puppeteer
  • 6 All I Ever Need Is You
  • 7 You've Got a Friend
  • 8 Time to Get It Together
  • 9 I Won't Be Sorry to See Suzanne Again
  • 10 Kiss an Angel Good Morning

  • Album Information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin