William's Doll (2010 Remix)

from William's Doll Deluxe (2020 Remaster) by Tadpoles



©1990 Tadpoles. Interpolation of the song "William's Doll" written by Rodgers/Harnick . Original version released on 1990 Cassette Album, "William's Doll". Recorded on 4-track cassette.


When my friend William was five years old
He wanted a doll to hug and hold
A doll said William is what I need
To wash and clean and dress and feed
A doll to give a bottle to
And put to bed when day is throught

So his father bought him a basketball
A badminton set and that's not all
A bag of marbles, a baseball glove
And all the things a boy would love
And Bill was good at every game
Enjoyed them all but all the same
When Billy's father praised his skill
Can I please have a doll now
Said my friend Bill
Then William's grandma arrived one day
And wanted to know what he liked to play
And Bill said baseball's my favorite game
I like to play but all the same
I'd give my bat and ball and glove
To have a doll that I could love
How very wise his grandma said
Said Bill, but everyone says this instead
A doll, a doll William wants a doll
So William's grandma as I've been told
Bought William a doll to hug and hold
And William's father began to frown
But grandma smile and calmed him down, explaining
William wants a doll so when he has a baby someday
He'll know how to dress it, put diapers on double
And gently caress it to bring up a bubble
And care for his baby as every good father should learn to do
That's William's Doll

©Mary Rodgers and Sheldon Harnick
Interpolated by Todd Parker and Michael Kite Audino


from William's Doll Deluxe (2020 Remaster), released April 13, 1990
Produced by Todd Parker
Recorded on cassette 4-track in New Castle, PA, Brooklyn NY and Champaign, IL between December 1989 and April 1990 by Todd Parker and Michael Kite Audino
Originally mixed by Todd Parker with David Armamentos in 1990 ; Remixed by Todd Parker in January 2010
Todd Parker - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Effects
John Ian Davis - Banjo


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Tadpoles, based in Hoboken, NJ, disbanded in 2000 after releasing 4 critically acclaimed studio albums, 1 live album and 1 E.P. all on their own Bakery Records label (except for their last studio album, Whirlaway, which was released on Australia's Camera Obscura Records.) The group was formed by vocalist/guitarist, Todd Parker and original drummer, Michael Kite Audino in New York City in 1990. ... more

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