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    Thank you! I am still around...
    This song actually has importance to me, as funny as that may sound. But my father worked for Makawao baseyard -County of Maui Solid Waste since before I was born-actually he was literally working while I was being born. LOL!
    I'm going to be 31 soon and he retired 2 years ago. So a few years back we were reminiscing about how we'd listen to this song on the cassette or radio when I was about 6 or so while actually driving to the Makawao Dump! It's a very vidid memory that I have so this is truely appreciated. Mahalo!


    Quote Originally Posted by grateful View Post
    Aloha!
    I do not know if you are still around, but I have been looking for this song for over a dozen years too!

    I recently found (thanks to some very wonderful people online) that I had been looking in the wrong direction for it!
    The title of the song is actually "Bottles & Cans", and it wasn't by Osorio and Borden (although they might have a version too, I don't know)... but the hit version I listened to over and over in Hanalei and Honolulu was by Ron Kuala'au...wow! So now you should be able to find it online too ^_^

    And here are the lyrics you were looking for also:

    written by Thomas Merrill
    performed by Ron Kuala'au

    Bottles and cans, old pots and pans
    Even a half jug of wine
    Humpty-back jugs, unlimited junk
    Today the Makawao Dump is fine

    He comes down before daybreak, in dim and misty haze
    Browsing through moments of old yesterdays
    ...for the good times, and bad times
    ...old times, and sad times
    ...sometime in your life, you may hear Louie say:

    Bottles and cans, old pots and pans
    Even a half jug of wine
    Humpty-back jugs, unlimited junk
    Today the Makawao Dump is fine

    To those who are passing by, it's merely a sin
    Full of castaway nothings, all worthless to them
    ...but to Louie they are treasured things
    ...valuable, pleasures of things
    ...all things, with no strings, just ask, and he will lend

    Bottles and cans, old pots and pans
    Even a half jug of wine
    Humpty-back jugs, unlimited junks
    Today the Makawao Dump is fine ...

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    Thanks, Pohaku!
    I play well by ear, but some songs have so much going on with their vocal harmonies, I can't figure out the primary melody's notes. Sigh! Practice = perfect!
    ~ This is the strangest life I've ever known ~

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