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Flying Saucer/Space Songs

John Servaice 19 Jul 99 - 12:54 AM
Night Owl 19 Jul 99 - 01:00 AM
John in Brisbane 19 Jul 99 - 01:35 AM
Lonesome EJ 19 Jul 99 - 02:12 AM
Night Owl 19 Jul 99 - 02:23 AM
AndyG 19 Jul 99 - 06:14 AM
AndyG 19 Jul 99 - 06:15 AM
Roger the zimmer 19 Jul 99 - 06:18 AM
Tiger 19 Jul 99 - 06:33 AM
Tiger 19 Jul 99 - 06:39 AM
John in Brisbane 19 Jul 99 - 06:46 AM
Nathan 19 Jul 99 - 09:30 AM
Fadac 19 Jul 99 - 10:10 AM
Mike Billo 19 Jul 99 - 10:22 AM
reggie miles 19 Jul 99 - 12:06 PM
Dale Rose 19 Jul 99 - 02:05 PM
annamill 19 Jul 99 - 02:12 PM
jon a 19 Jul 99 - 06:20 PM
Lonesome EJ 19 Jul 99 - 06:35 PM
Susan A-R 19 Jul 99 - 09:51 PM
alison 19 Jul 99 - 09:51 PM
rich r 19 Jul 99 - 10:04 PM
Neil Lowe 19 Jul 99 - 10:17 PM
WyoWoman 19 Jul 99 - 10:37 PM
Barry Finn 19 Jul 99 - 11:50 PM
WyoWoman 19 Jul 99 - 11:52 PM
Bert 19 Jul 99 - 11:56 PM
Bonedaddy 20 Jul 99 - 12:20 AM
Felipa 20 Jul 99 - 08:41 AM
Deacon 20 Jul 99 - 01:31 PM
jon a 20 Jul 99 - 06:25 PM
Penny S. 20 Jul 99 - 06:36 PM
alison 20 Jul 99 - 08:48 PM
GUEST,L. Fletcher 01 May 03 - 10:52 PM
Allan C. 01 May 03 - 11:59 PM
Amos 02 May 03 - 12:33 AM
GUEST,Dale 02 May 03 - 02:06 AM
Cluin 02 May 03 - 03:01 AM
Steve Parkes 02 May 03 - 03:13 AM
Cluin 02 May 03 - 03:32 AM
Cluin 02 May 03 - 03:33 AM
Susanl 02 May 03 - 03:49 AM
GUEST,Jim 02 May 03 - 03:54 AM
GUEST,Starkad 02 May 03 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,Bob Lilley 02 May 03 - 08:25 AM
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Subject: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: John Servaice
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 12:54 AM

Here's a weird one, I'm trying to put a collection of songs on tape dealing with flying saucers and/or space - I've come up with CoaCoa beach blues (Eric Von Schmidt) Mr Space man by the Holy Modal rounders and I can loosley remember a song with the lyrics of "You've got to pray to the Lord when you see those Flying Saucers" I think from a fifties "Brothers" style group --any others? (any type of Music!) Thanks


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Night Owl
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 01:00 AM

"Flying Purple People Eater"...you did say anything....RIGHT??


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 01:35 AM

Little Green Man -"I wuv you I wuv you to bits" - posted here a year or two ago.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 02:12 AM

John Fogarty's It Came out of the Sky , recorded with Creedence Clearwater Revival.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Night Owl
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 02:23 AM

John....was the little man green or blue??? I"ve been singing "little blue man"......not every day...of course... you understand!!


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: AndyG
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 06:14 AM

Space Odyssey
D. Bowie

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: AndyG
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 06:15 AM

bugger...

make that Space Oddity

Andy "Klatu Barada Nikto" G


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 06:18 AM

and that one by Peggy Seeger ?"Space Girl"


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Tiger
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 06:33 AM

"Rocket Man" - Elton John
"Martian Hop" - The Mysterians


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Tiger
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 06:39 AM

Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra", while obviously not a space song, is well known and closely identified with "2001 - A Space Odyssey" - might be a good intro for your tape.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 06:46 AM

Night Owl, you're dead right abou the colour of the little man. Would you believe me if I said it was before my time? And Joe, thanks for the hyperlink to the old thread - it makes me appear diligent and resourceful - whereas in fact those plaudits should fall to you.

Regards, John


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLYING SAUCER (from Brave Combo)^^
From: Nathan
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 09:30 AM

Here's one by Brave Combo (http://brave.com/bo/)

Flying Saucer

I'm tired of the same old job
and the same old recreation.
My life in general bores me to the core
I need a permanent vacation.
But I'm not gonna fool myself.
I'm not gonna tell me lies.
I won't pretend anything at all
But I really need a big surprise.

Refrain:
I wanna see a flying saucer
I wanna see a flying saucer
I wanna see it land in front of my car
Fly in formation over my backyard
Or carry me off to the nearest star
I want to see a flying saucer
I want to see a flying saucer, yeah.

I don't want to read your book.
(read your book)
I don't want to hear your tale.
(hear your tale)
I don't want to see any photos you took
Or get UFO news in the mail
(U-F-O)
I want to see something not from Earth,
Something new to understand,
Something way beyond sex, death, or birth,
Or playing music in this band.

Refrain

yeah yeah yeah

(From "Polkas For a Gloomy World" 1995 Rounder CD9045 Written by Carl Finch)


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Fadac
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 10:10 AM

Slime creatures from outer space. Wierd Al yankovic. on the dare to be stupid tape.

I do remember Flying Purple People Eater. Was real hot stuff, in 1957. (I waz just a wittle kid den.) I do remember seeing dolls, jackets, and special TV apperance of the FPPE. Came out about the same time as the old stand by, "Witch Doctor" (Ooh, Eee, tilla Wall wall ting bang. Or something like that.

-Fadac


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Mike Billo
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 10:22 AM

The rockabilly classics, "Flying Saucer Rock 'n Roll" by Billy Lee Riley and his Little Green Men, and "Me and My Baby Are Moving to Outer Space" by the Sparkletones.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLYING SAUCERS^^
From: reggie miles
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 12:06 PM

Flying Saucers

Our marriage used to be,
like the sweetest harmony,
everything was peachy at the start.
Like a rocket to the moon,
it was over much too soon,
when she hit me on the head she broke my heart.

(*,sound effect of glass saucers smashing to pieces)
*SMASH!, OWW!, *SMASH!, OOOH!, *SMASH!, AHAH!, *SMASH!, OWWW!

(chorus:) Flying saucers, flying saucers,
flying from the hands of my wife,
flying saucers, cups and saucers,
are breaking up my happy wedding life.

Last night I sure was blist,
when she threw a plate and missed,
I cried this is goodbye to our romance.
But she pleaded as she said,
though the plate just missed your head,
I'm your wife and I deserve another chance.

(repeat from smashes and groans through chorus)

So to science I declare,
for those saucers in the air,
you don't have to look to Jupiter or Mars.
You can solve this mystery,
find a woman who is free,
marry her and you will soon be seeing stars.

(repeat smashes, groans and chorus)


Okay, not exactly what was requested but I couldn't resist
HTML line breaks added. -JoeClone 26-Jan-2001.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Dale Rose
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 02:05 PM

John S, you are right about that Flying Saucer song in your first post. It was by the Buchanan Brothers. I think I still have it around somewhere, but I believe it is on a 78, which means I can't play it here, and that's even if can find it in the first place.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: annamill
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 02:12 PM

Fadac,

oooh eee, oooh aah aah. ting tang, walla walla bing bang (twice).

;-) love, annaP


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: jon a
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 06:20 PM

in the uk a few years back, a group called the firm released a record called "star trekking", the carpenters "calling occupants of interplanetary craft" should qualify and so .I suppose< would the theme tune to the B.B.C.'s red dwarf another possible is "a spaceman came travelling" by chris deburgh.

if i think of others that have lyrics i'll send again

jon a


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 06:35 PM

Jimi Hendrix's Third Stone from the Sun


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Susan A-R
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 09:51 PM

And . . . check out Donnovan's Intergallactic Laxative. Someone on the Donnovan thread actually gave the album on which it appears,


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Subject: Lyr Add: A SPACEMAN CAME TRAVELLING (C de Burgh)^^
From: alison
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 09:51 PM

Here is one mentioned above

A_Spaceman_Came_Travelling Chris de Burgh

A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar,
'Twas light years of time since his mission did start,
And over a village he halted his craft,
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star...

He followed a light and came down to a shed,
Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed,
A bright light of silver shone round his head,
And he had the face of an angel, and they were afraid...

Then the stranger spoke, he said "Do not fear,
I come from a planet a long way from here,
And I bring a message for mankind to hear",
And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air...

And it went La La...

Peace and goodwill to all men, and love for the child...

This lovely music went trembling through the ground,
And many were wakened on hearing that sound,
And travellers on the road, the village they found,
By the light of that ship in the sky, which shone all around...

And just before dawn at the paling of the sky,
The stranger returned and said "Now I must fly,
When two thousand years of your time has gone by,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry..."

And it went La La...This song will begin once again
to a baby's cry...
And it goes La La...Peace and goodwill to all men, and
love for the child...

Oh the whole world is waiting, waiting to hear the song again,
There are thousands standing on the edge of the world,
And a star is moving somewhere and the time is nearly here,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry...

Slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE STAR TREKS^^^
From: rich r
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 10:04 PM

With apologies to Malvina Reynolds and the filk site I found this on a few years ago.

LITTLE STAR TREKS

Little Star Treks on my TV, little Star Treks look so ticky tacky
Little Star Treks, little Star Treks, and they all look just the same
There's the deep one, and the next one, and the good old Bill Shatner one
And they all look so ticky tacky cause they all look just the same

And the captains of the Star Treks all rule with great efficiency
Balding captains, balding captains, although one wears a toupee
There's a black one and a white one and a refined old Englishman
And they all act really ticky tacky cause they all act just the same

Now the captains of the Star Treks have added another one
Lady captain, woman captain but a captain just the same
And she acts tough, and she talks rough and must not have any fun
'Cause the men act really ticky tacky and she must act just the same

And the plot lines on the Star Treks all deal with blowing up a ship
Silly plot lines, goofy plot lines, though they're plot lines just the same
And the reason is the plot lines are written by the three same guys
And they all write really ticky tacky and they all write just the same

And the bad guys on the Star Treks wear prosthetic body parts
Scary bad guys, rubber bad guys, but they're bad guys just the same
There's a Klingon, a pheringe, and sometimes a romulan,
And they all act really ticky tacky, though they don't look just the same

Little Star Treks on my TV, little Star Treks look so ticky tacky
Little Star Treks, little Star Treks, and they all look just the same
There's the deep one, and the next one, and the good old bill shatner one
And they all look so ticky tacky cause they all look just the same

And don't forget the "space" verses to "The Cat Came Back"

rich r


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 10:17 PM

From Adrian Belew's "Young Lions" two entries: 1) Phone Call From The Moon and; 2) Looking For A UFO


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: WyoWoman
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 10:37 PM

T-Bone Burnett's "Humans From Earth" is wonderful...

I can give you all the lyrics if you want, but the refrain is

"Humans from earth, we're humans from Earth, You have nothing at all to fear, I think we're gonna like it here...."

WW


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Barry Finn
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 11:50 PM

Peggy Seeger & Ewan McColl wrote a song calling attention to Iron Maggie being an android "she was built to man a toll shack in a region called the coal (sack?) on the very farthest edge of the galactic rim", "they are exils from a far galactic cluster, they malfunctioned & were thrown out in disgrace, they were made of wire & things & little wheels & bits of string, they are androids, strangers to the human race". Barry

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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: WyoWoman
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 11:52 PM

Oooh. Poor auld Maggie.

WW


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Bert
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 11:56 PM

Ah yes Jon A.

It's cold outside, no kind of atmosphere...

I've watched just about every episode a jillion times, so why can't I remember any more?:-)

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Bonedaddy
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 12:20 AM

Did anyone mention "Linda goes to Mars"? by John Prine


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 08:41 AM

Fadac - have you noted this year's new version of the Witch Doctor? If we're including pop, how about Ziggy Stardust - is that what Andy G refers to? Rich r beat me to mentioning verses of the Unfortunate Man, but I don't think anyone mentioned the verse about the moon in Old Zip Coon. mmm...don't think 'Moon River' qualifies.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Deacon
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 01:31 PM

Hey ya'll (as we say in Syracuse?!),

I'm new to this list and just jumping in.

The song that comes to mind is the Holy Modal Rounders' "Hey Mister Spaceman" sung to the tune of "Hey Mister Bass Man." I remember the Muppets singing the latter about the time I was introduced to the former. Interesting combination of Kermit the Frog and Peter Stampfel.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: jon a
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 06:25 PM

Bert.

Just in case you need the lyrics they go something like this...

It's cold outside there's no kind of atmosphere, I'm all alone more or less. Let me fly far away from here, fun fun fun, in the sun sun sun.

I want to lie shipwrecked and comatose, drinking fresh mango juice. Goldfish shoals nibbling at my toes, fun fun fun, in the sun sun sun. Fun fun fun ,in the sun sun sun.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Penny S.
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 06:36 PM

Our school production, seen this evening, has just included the Star trekkin' song.

We're star trekkin' across the universe, In the star ship Enterprise, led by Captain Kirk, (Rep 1st line) Always going forward, 'cos we can't find reverse. (I think)

There's Klingons on the starboard bow, starboard bow, starboard bow, There's Klingons on the starboard bow, starboard bow, Jim.

(Rep chorus)

It's life Jim, but not as we know it, but not as we know it, but not as we know it, It's life Jim, but not as we know it, not as we know it, Jim.

(Rep Klingons, chorus)

It's worse than that, he's dead Jim, dead Jim, dead Jim, It's worse than that, he's dead Jim, dead Jim, dead. etc.

Ye cannae change the laws of physics, laws of physics, laws of physics, Ye cannae change the laws of physics, laws of physics, Jim. etc.

I can't answer for all of it.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: alison
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 08:48 PM

You left out one.... (this made number one in the UK)

KIRK : We come in peace, shoot to kill
shoot to kill,shoot to kill...........

slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: STAR TREKKIN'
From: GUEST,L. Fletcher
Date: 01 May 03 - 10:52 PM

My daughter's name is Kate, so we added a final verse mentioning Capt.
Kate Greenway (sp?). Fun campfire song divide in groups to be the characters.

Star Trekkin'

(Chorus Repeats after each character)

We're star trekkin' across the universe,
On the starship Enterprise,
led by Captain Kirk,
We're star trekkin' across the universe,
Always going forward,
'cos we can't find reverse!

(Mr. Sulu)
The Enterprise is slowing down,
slowing down, slowing down
The enterprise is slowing down,
slowing down, JIM!

(Lt. Uhura)
There's Klingons on the starboard bow, starboard bow, starboard bow, There's Klingons on the starboard bow, starboard bow, JIM!

(Mr. Spock)
It's life Jim, but not as we know it,
but not as we know it, but not as we know it, It's life Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it, JIM!

(Dr. McCoy)
It's worse than that, he's dead Jim, dead Jim, dead Jim, It's worse than that, he's dead Jim, dead Jim, DEAD!.

(Scotty)
Ye cannae change the laws of physics,
laws of physics, laws of physics,
Ye cannae change the laws of physics,
laws of physics, JIM!

(Captain Kirk)
We come in peace, shoot to kill, shoot to kill, shoot to kill
We come in peace, shoot to kill, shoot to kill, shoot to kill, KILL!

Final Chorus

We're star trekkin' across the universe,
On the starship Voyager,
led by Captain Kate,
We're star trekkin' across the universe,
Always going forward,
'cos the women changed the verse!


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Allan C.
Date: 01 May 03 - 11:59 PM

Am I the only one who remembers "John Cameron Cameron"? For those who don't, here is an excerpt from a biography of Dickie Goodman:

Then in June 1956, Goodman came up with an idea. "Bill Buchanan and I were writing some songs at the time," said Goodman in a print interview, "trying to break into the business. We were sitting around and suddenly we got an idea. How would it be if we had a disc jockey show being interrupted by reports of a flying saucer - THE FLYING SAUCERS ARE REAL! - and suddenly the Platters line (from "The Great Pretender") came to me - 'Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal' and we said 'Hey!' and we didn't know any better so we put the thing together."

Within a few days, Goodman and Buchanan spliced together a four-minute reworking of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast. Goodman played "John Cameron Cameron," an unflappable reporter interviewing people, officials and even the Martians themselves. Buchanan was heard as a title-mangling disc jockey (allegedly based on Alan Freed), who interrupted a peppy dance number with news of an invasion from Mars.

Buchanan: We interrupt this record to bring you a special bulletin. The reports of a flying saucer hovering over the city have been confirmed. The flying saucers are real!
Radio: Too real, when I feel, what my heart can't conceal... (from the Platters' "The Great Pretender")
Buchanan: That was the Clatters' recording, "Too Real!"

And that set the pattern. Goodman would interview eyewitnesses about the spaceship, whose responses were the lyrics of popular songs. Goodman: This is John Cameron Cameron downtown. Pardon me madam, would you tell our audience what would you do if the saucer were to land? Witness: Duck back in the alley (from Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally") Goodman: Thank you. And now the thin gentleman there. Witness: What I'm gonna do ... is hard to tell (from Fats Domino's "Poor Me") Goodman: And the gentleman with the guitar, what would you do sir? Witness: Just take a walk down Lonely Street (from Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel") The record continued. While the flying saucer landed on Earth, Buchanan and Goodman greeted its arrival with more splices, in-jokes and primitive technical wizardry. Goodman: This is John Cameron Cameron on the spot. And now I believe we're about to hear the words of the first spaceman ever to land on earth. Martian: "A WOP BOP A LOO MOP A LOP BAM BOOM" (from Little Richard's "Tutti-Frutti")

There was more but this is a sample.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Amos
Date: 02 May 03 - 12:33 AM

Gee, it rings a faint bell.

There are a couple of others -- one of them is the Holy Modal Rounders, "Heyyyy Mister Spaceman", and the other was --was it the Byrds? -- doing "Gee Mister Spaceman, you sure have started something...." -- I always get fragments of these songs mixed up in my memory ever since the night they stuck those strange needles in me on the mother ship -- those eyes, those eyes, I will never forget!!!


A


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN YOU SEE THOSE FLYING SAUCERS
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 02 May 03 - 02:06 AM

Let's see now. 19 Jul 99 ~~ Shoot, that isn't even four years yet and here they are! Now whether John Servaice is still around to see them, that is another matter. That was his only post, but perhaps he is still around, using another name.

As to the sound ~~ imagine the Blue Sky Boys or a lighter hearted Monroe Brothers sound, complete with guitar & mandolin backing, with a fiddle break after two verses.

WHEN YOU SEE THOSE FLYING SAUCERS
as sung by the Buchanan Brothers, 1947

You'd better pray to the Lord
When you see those flying saucers
It may be the coming of the judgement day
It's a sign, there's no doubt
Of the trouble that's about
So I say my friend, you'd better start to pray

They're a terrifying sight
As they fly on day and night
It's a warning that we'd better mend our way
You'd better pray to the Lord
When you see those flying saucers
It may be the coming of the judgement day

Many people think the saucers
Might be someone's foolish dream
Or maybe they were sent down here from Mars
If you'll just stop and think
You'd realize just what it means
They're more than atom bombs or falling stars

And though the war may be through
There's unrest and trouble brewing
And those flying saucers may be just a sign
That if peace doesn't come
It will be the end of some
So repent today, you're running out of time

When you see a saucer fly
Like a comet through the sky
You should realize the price you'll have to pay
You'd better pray to the Lord
When you see those flying saucers
It may be the coming of the judgement day


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Cluin
Date: 02 May 03 - 03:01 AM

The Canadian space rock group, FM (with Cameron Hawkins and Nash the Slash) had a few on their Black Noise album several years ago: "One O'Clock Tomorrow", "Journey" and "Aldebaran". Then there was Billy Thorpe's "Children of the Sun".


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 02 May 03 - 03:13 AM

It was Mr Baseman who sure had started somethin'! There were (at least) two versions in the UK, bt I couldnt tell you who recorded them. This sounds like a job for Joe Offer -- or Roger the Skiffler.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Cluin
Date: 02 May 03 - 03:32 AM

You can listen to that "Star Trekkin" song as it was attached to a STONE TREK cartoon here. (requires Flash plug-in).


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Cluin
Date: 02 May 03 - 03:33 AM

Sorry. Don't know what happened. Link should be here.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Susanl
Date: 02 May 03 - 03:49 AM

Maybe this will be useful. Maybe not. But it's worth a try.

http://susanlatimer.com/clouds.htm

Shamelessly,

Susanl


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 02 May 03 - 03:54 AM

Here is a very funny flying saucer song from a garage band out of New York called Ookla the Mok:

http://www.otmfan.com/ssclub/html/rishathr.htm

Prime Directive, Shmime Directive.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: GUEST,Starkad
Date: 02 May 03 - 07:27 AM

A goth singer from New York called Voltaire did 4 Star Trek songs, comedy ones I might add. I found them amusing, but maybe not for the kids. The Album is called Banned On Vulcan. His web site is http://www.voltaire.net/


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: GUEST,Bob Lilley
Date: 02 May 03 - 08:25 AM

Anyone remember "Urban Spaceman"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE EGGPLANT THAT ATE CHICAGO
From: Merritt
Date: 02 May 03 - 08:59 AM

I've been opening solo gigs with this one:

THE EGGPLANT THAT ATE CHICAGO

You'd better watch out for
The eggplant that ate Chicago
Or he may eat your city soon
You'd better watch out for
The eggplant that ate Chicago
If'n he's still hungry,
the whole country's doomed

BRIDGE: He came from outer space
Looking for something to eat
He landed in Chicago
He thought Chicago was a treat
(It was a treat, it was sweet, it was just like sugar)

You'd better watch out for
The eggplant that ate Chicago
Or he may eat your city soon
You'd better watch out for
The eggplant that ate Chicago
If'n he's still hungry,
the whole country's doomed

INST BREAK/BRIDGE/VERSE/END WITH:

If'n he's still hungry
the whole country's doomed
~ And I really mean it

If'n he's still hungry
the whole country's doomed
~ We're in trouble

If'n he's still hungry
the whole country's doomed   END

Originally done by Dr. West's (AKA Norman Greenbaun) Medicine Show and Junk Band. Greenbaum eventually wound up working as a dairy farmer in northern California.

The chords are basic jug band swing type stuff:

G7+6/E9/A7/D9, etc.

- Merritt


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 02 May 03 - 09:05 AM

Maybe it's "unrest", Dale


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: HuwG
Date: 02 May 03 - 09:10 AM

Guest, Bob Lilley, indeed I do remember the "Urban Spaceman".

Here is a Blue Clicky to the lyrics, and many more from those great names of culture, the Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: reggie miles
Date: 02 May 03 - 09:24 AM

There was one that featured Walter Brennan (who played Grandpappy Amos on the 50s/60s tv show The Real McCoys. He also had countless other roles in many movies). I used to own it on a 45rpm. It was called "Space Mice" and used the technology of the day that enabled us to enjoy Alvin and the Chipmunks for the voices of the space mice who spoke and sang in the song. If I'm not mistaken the flip side was an even more bizarre song called "What Can You Dop With A Thievin' Stranger?" Space Mice would be a challenge to redo from the stage unless you had access to lots of helium.


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Subject: RE: Flying Saucer/Space Songs
From: reggie miles
Date: 02 May 03 - 09:26 AM

er, that was suppose to be "What Can You DO With A Thievin' Stranger"


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