(This score available as
a MIDI file)
Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
Automation (Alan Sherman) It was automation, I know That was what was making the factory go It was IBM It was Univac It was all those gears going Clickity clack, dear I thought automation was keen Till you were replaced by a ten-ton machine It was a computer that tore us apart, dear Automation broke my heart. There's an RCA 5-0-3 Standing next to me, dear, where you used to be Doesn't have your smile Doesn't have your shape, Just a bunch of punch cards and light bulbs and tape, dear You're a girl who's soft, warm and sweet But you're only human and that's obsolete Though I'm very fond of that new 5-0-3, dear Automation's not for me. It was automation, I'm told That is why I got fired and I'm out in the cold How could I have known When the 5-0-3 Started in to blink it was winking at me, dear I thought it was just some mishap When it sidled over and sat on my lap But when it said "l love you " and gave me a hug, dear That's when I pulled out. . . its plug. Copyright 1963 Curtain Call Productions tune: Fascination RG
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!