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Shoppingfever

Gotta listen to me honey/Gotta get all yourmoney/Gotta know just where I stand/If you want to be my date/Well you better get itstraight/I’m a big time shopping man. . ./Baby come on, there’s a whole lotta shoppin’going on. . . ./Get that money out of yoursavings account/There’s a whole lotta shoppin’going on. . . .

FOLKSINGER ALAN ATKISSON

It’s Thanksgiving Day, and eight-year-old Jason Jones has just finished stuffing himself with turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie à la mode. He sits at his PC, frantically typing a list of presents he hopes to receive from Santa Claus at Christmas. He plans to deliver the list to ...

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