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What's New?Vintage Press InformationAn 'Ironside' Title and Airdate ListingOriginal NBC Stills ArchiveVintage Magazine FeaturesIronside' CollectablesEditorials and Analytical FeaturesLinks
 Music 
Melody Man Single
The Melody Man
 
The candy cane slips from your hand,
Magician draws the curtain,
The crutch you held to help you stand,
Has made you feel uncertain,
You walked across the river bridge,
One day when you were smiling,
Now the sun has turned to brick,
The road you’re on is winding.
You lost your way the other day,
Seeking the melody man.
 
You’re all alone on frozen ground
The naked moon is staring
People pass like empty masks,
Somewhere a voice is swearing,
You look around see neon signs,
And blackened alleys waiting,
A window breaks you look inside,
The hangman there is swaying.
You lost your way the other day,
Seeking the melody man.
 
Copyright 1969
By Shamley Music Corp.
“The Melody Man”
45 RPM Single (Japan)
Side 1:  
 
“The Melody Man” From The Television Series “Ironside” (William Goldenberg · R. McLelland)
 
Performed by:  
 
B.J. Baker
 
Arranged and Produced by:  
 Charles Bud Dant
& Al Ham
 
 
 
DECCA
45 RPM
 
Manufactured by:  
 
Teichiku Records Co., Ltd. Japan
1969
 
Cat. No.:  
 
DS • 528
(7-L 15, 167)
(2:21)
Side 2:  
 
“Anywhere” From The Television Series “Ironside” (William Goldenberg · R. McLelland)
 
Performed by:  
 
B.J. Baker
 
Arranged and Produced by:  
 Charles Bud Dant
& Al Ham
 
 
 
DECCA
45 RPM
 
Manufactured by:  
 
Teichiku Records Co., Ltd. Japan
1969
 
Cat. No.:  
 
DS • 528
(7-L 15, 168)
(2:18)
Notes:  This is the sleeve for the Japanese release of two songs that appeared in the second season episode, “Up, Down and Even”, in which Eve’s niece is arrested for possession of marijuana.
 
Apparently, when the episode was aired on January 9th, 1969, “The Melody Man”, “…created an unprecedented barrage of calls to the stations,” and the studio, sensing it had a potential hit on its hands, released the song as a single.
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