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Trek of the Old 97

by Bennett Neuhauser

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Blast off with Bennett Neuhauser on this fun reworking of a traditional ballad that takes you to the outer limits of silly sonster-ing.

Lead vocals and acoustic guitar for this song were recorded at the legendary Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and the song will be featured on Bennett's forthcoming new album release, Bennett Neuhauser at Sun Studio & Beyond.

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Trek of the Old 97
©2012–2022 Bennett Neuhauser. All rights reserved.

They gave him his orders at Alpha Centauri
They said, Mork, you’re way behind time
This is not TXH11-38, it’s Old 97
Put her into Pluto on time

So he turned around and said to his big Wookie fireman
Hey, shovel them dilithium crystals on
And then we’ll show them smart-ass Vulcans
Just how fast we make the Kessel Run

Now it’s some mighty deep space from Mongo to Krypton
When the Skrulls are battling the Kree
It’s too bad they trusted the HAL 9000
To calculate their trajectory

Well they were screaming cross the cosmos at warp 12 and climbing
When lost anti-gravity
Now they’re just two of billions and billions
Of space ghosts floating ‘round the Pleiades

Now all you Cylons, you’d better take a warning
From this silly, interstellar tale
Next time someone asks you to outrun a Starship
Tell them to go straight to Hal ….. ley’s Comet.

credits

released October 31, 2022
Bennett Neuhauser: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar.
Recorded at Sun Studio.
Effects added at Cool Dove Records

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Bennett Neuhauser Chicago, Illinois

Bennett Neuhauser (aka Ben Sage) carries on the pure lo-fi essence of the pioneers of rock'n'roll, folk and country and blends it with pop and blues influences, and lyrics that reflect his unique insights, humor and passion. Bennett Neuhauser is a BMI songwriter who has written more than 150 songs and released three CDs to date: In Word and In Deed, Troubadour, and Plenty of Gold. ... more

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