Does anyone remember this song FFS!

Right, long story short. I have a fragment of a song stuck in my head from c.1972.

The song is about a guy who pulls a girl and takes her to his flat. It is an amusing song and at certain points there is a kind of cross talk between the girl (who has a ditzy NY accent) and the chap.

Fragments of lyrics come into my head, unbidden. These include the sung lines "Nilsonn will sing and you won't feel a thing", "Won't you please take me home..." and "So stay with me...something least wait until the late show". Also some of the cross talk, where he says a bottle of wine and she asks what wine is it and he says after a long pause.."that's red wine". He also says "Let's turn on the hot fire..."

I have half an idea that the female in the song is Carole Bayer Seger, another one of the Emperor's voices tells me the song is a Randi Edelman or possibly Randi Newman one!

People have started to mutter things like "section", "straitjacket" and pentothal when I walk past. help!


Its by Rupert Holmes and its called ‘Our National Pastime’ from the album Widescreen, 1974.


I met her at a baseball game
that got held up by August rain
beneath the mezzanine
I huddled up against her hand

By then the rain had left the ground
and Seaver threw a few on the mound
We stood to face the flag
that flew above the Navy band

Then the anthem begin to bless
the stadium it right through the old thin air
and I knew this was the time
to make my pitch

Won't you come home with me
have a room you should see
with a warm waterbed
and a pillow for your head

I've a robe you could wear
and a smoke we could share
You are blonde, I am tall
and I think that says it all

A quick glass of wine
then I'll feed you a line
Nilsson will sing
and you won't feel a thing

Oh say you will stay with me
Love, must I say I love you

Well, how ya like my pad?
oh it's great
I mean, I love purple

I, I bet you're an Aquarius aren't you
No, actually I'm a Leo
I knew you were one of those

You know, Leos are very big on women's lib
I don't uh believe in women's lib
yes, I didn't think you did
I'm just tryin to hi-five ya

Aw, that's pretty
Oh, what kind of wine is this
uh that, that's uh that's red wine
red, that's my favorite kind

Are you having a terrific time?
oh yeah, I'm having a very terrific time

Oh stay for a lifetime
at least wait until the late show

So you didn't tell me your name
My name is Karen
That was my mother's name
Thats funny... two threads on this one?
I got it at 2.51 on the other one!! (I'm never first at anything) Oh yeah... there is something. Wot's wrong with 10 seconds?

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