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Thread #60602   Message #970951
Posted By: JennyO
23-Jun-03 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: Songs about underwater life
Subject: Lyr Add: A HORSE NAMED BILL
Hi Jennie G, from JennyO

I think there are other verses to Sarah the Whale, but I can only find a little bit more. I found it on one site as part of a song called "A HORSE NAMED BILL". Click here
to go there and hear the tune - very familiar, of course.
A lot of these words are not relevant, but it's funny, so here they are:

          A HORSE NAMED BILL

I had a horse, his name was Bill
And when he ran, he couldn't stand still
He ran away, one day And also, I ran with him.

He ran so hard he couldn't stop
He ran into a barber's shop
He fell exhausted, with his teeth In the barber's left shoulder.

Oh I went out into the woods last year
To hunt for baar and not for deer
I am, I ain't A great, sharp shootsress.

At shooting birds, I am a beaut
There is no bird I cannot shoot
In the toe, in the ear, in the little finger.

Oh, I went up in a balloon so big,
That the people on earth all looked like a pig,
Like a mice, like a geese,
Like fleases, and like flieses.                           

The balloon turned up, with its bottom side --higher,
It fell on the head of a country squire,
He made a noise-like a steamboat,
And, also, like a popsicle.

I had a gal and her name was Daisy
And when she sang the cat went crazy
With deliriums - St. Vituses - And all kinds of cataleptics.

One day she sang a song about
A man who turned himself inside out
And jumped into the river
He was so very sleepy.

In Frisco Bay there lives a whale
And she eats porkchops by the bale
By the hatbox, by the pillbox, by the hogshead, by the schooner.

Her name is Lena, she is a peach
But don't leave food within her reach
Or babies, or nursemaids, or chocolate ice cream sodas.

She loves to laugh and when she smiles
You just see teeth for miles and miles
And tonsils, and spareribs, and things to fierce to mention.

She knows no games so when she plays
She rolls her eyes for days and days
She vibrates, she yodels, and breaks the ten commandments.

Oh, what can you do in a case like that
Oh what can you do but sit on your hat
Or, a toothbrush, or your grandmother, or anything that's helpless!



This song is sung with many variations of the words. This version is a collection of several versions.


John-patrick Yeiser