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Dick Cavett Tv Interview -

Dick Cavett Tv Interview

Janis it’s a shame you couldn’t do an up tune for us but I liked that one.

Later in the show.

Yeahmaybe later we’ll be talking too. you’re really shot afterafter a numberlet alone a whole evening I would think.


You tell me you kind of collapse after a show ?

WellI’m used to it because I’m so turned on by doing one that it’s hard to doit’s hard to stop after one to tell you the truthbecause it just makes you wanna do more.

Your engine is revved up ?

Yeahsort of!

I know all the hip expressionsyou see. your engine is revved up.

You’re a real swingerI can tell by your shoesman!

Wait a minutejanisjanis. these were good enough for my grand-fatherthey’re good enough for me.

I had a lot of troublelast week ierit wasn’t that tunewe opened with another tune and I tore a muscle.

I heard about this. you tore a mussel somewhere near maryland. er ...

It was closer to home than that!

Weller ...

But I played forty minutesman! I did forty minutes!

Yeahbut how do youhow do you tear a muscle singingwas it from the exhaustion or ...

NoI went ... like that.

You actuallyliterally tore a muscle ... I mean like that ...

Every timeit hurt.

Could you feel it go ?




What do they dodo they set a muscle or do they tape you up or something ?

They told me to keep still.

Janis you wrote that tune that you were just singing like we just agreed to ask about. you eryou wrote the first tuneright ?

I wrote the first tune. it’seryes I didit’s about men.

It’s about men. it’s a little hard to tell what it was about ’cause I was standing over there where the sound is a little distorted.

Well in my story that’s what it is anyway.


D’you ever see those mule carts ?


Theyerthere’s a dumb mule on there right and a long stick with a string and a carrotand it hangs over the mule’s noseand it runs after it all day long. some ...

Who is the man in thisin this parablethe muleor the person holding the carrot ?

Nothe woman is theis the mule. chasing something that somebody’s holds her way.

Constantly chasing her man ...


... who always eludes her.

Wellthey always hold something more than they’re prepared to give.

I have to defend my entire sexladies and gentlemen! the burden of the defense.

Go right ahead!

Wellone-arm wrestling I can take you two out of three.

I hope so.

Do youerdo you actually sit down when you get up in the morning andand write out a songor do you . . . when you say you write ityou compose it you write it on a paper.

You just make it upI don’t write songsI make them up.

They don’t exist on paper your songsdon’t they ?

Sometimes I just write down the words so I don’t forget ’embut I mean I don’t write songsthat’s a whole different concept. I just make ’em up.

Yeah. did you ever get back to port arthurtexas ?

Nobut I’m going back next in augustman. and guess what I’m doin’ ?

I don’t know.

I’m going to my 10th annual high school reunion.

Oh! oh! take movies and bring ’em back to show uswill you ?

Hey would you like to go ?

WellI don’t rememberI don’t have any friends in your high school class.

I don’t either. I don’t eitherbelieve me.

You don’t either ?

It’s hard goingman!

Weren’t you a kind of aweren’t you kind of a business administration major or something in high school. noit’s something in your past. you were ...

NoI worked.


But a high school major in art does have plenty of time.

Yeah. and do you think you’ll have a lot to say to your old high-school classmates ?

I don’t have a lotman.

You were not surrounded by friends in high school ?

They laughed me out of classout of townand out of stateman.

Hmm ...

Somethin’ goin’ on.

Thank you.

Thank you.

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