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brad3555@yahoo.com 10 Dec 99 - 01:53 AM
emily rain 10 Dec 99 - 02:07 AM
Liz the Squeak 10 Dec 99 - 03:22 AM
Roger in Baltimore 10 Dec 99 - 06:12 AM
Skipjack 10 Dec 99 - 07:19 AM
Midchuck 10 Dec 99 - 07:29 AM
Tiger 10 Dec 99 - 08:12 AM
kendall 10 Dec 99 - 08:16 AM
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Mbo 10 Dec 99 - 09:45 AM
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Subject: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: brad3555@yahoo.com
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 01:53 AM

O.K. we've heard about the saddest songs people have heard. What about the funniest songs. Get them rolling in! I could do with a good laugh.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: emily rain
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 02:07 AM

the song that made me laugh the hardest recently was "the devil and the widow" (i think that's the title used in the DT). now when i sing it i introduce it as a song about the days before vibrators. : )


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 03:22 AM

I'm afraid it will have to be Les Barker's 'Lonely Little Lemming', I'm giggling even now..... And it is supposed to be a sad song!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 06:12 AM

Brad,

This changes from week to week. My current favorite is Tim Wallace's "You Don't Even Care". I typed in the lyrics on a previous thead, CLICK HERE.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Skipjack
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 07:19 AM

Imelda Marcos singing "Feelings". I laughed so much I almost payed my license fee.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Midchuck
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 07:29 AM

Lou and Peter Berryman's The Dog of Time might qualify as a contender for both saddest and funniest.

For quite a while, I felt the Austin Lounge Lizards' Old Blevins was the funniest, but it gets less funny with every year older that I get.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Tiger
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 08:12 AM

Well, there's many, but the one that always has 'em rolling on the floor around here is:

"Bobbit" by Tom Paxton

which I usually follow up with:

"Let's Go to Michael Jackson's House" (also Paxton)


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: kendall
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 08:16 AM

the problem with comedy is, it does not last like tragedy. When I first heard Moose turd pie it was very funny. Now I hate to have someone ask me to sing it. One of my current favorites is Tom Paxtons song about Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Bert
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 09:11 AM

I think that "The Old Sow Song" has to be way up there near the top. I never get tired of singing it.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Mbo
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 09:45 AM

If you've ever heard any of Ray Stevens' stuff, you know why I can't stop laughing over it. There's "Fred" about a dog who chases women and ends up getting creamed by a dogfood truck;"Kiss a Pig" about a man who has a pet pig, and loves him so much, he takes it to movies and baseball games;"Sant Claus Is Watching You" has great lines like "You can run, you can hide, but you're never alone, he's even got a wire tap on your phone!";"Vacation Bible School" where a bunch of bad Bible school kids spike a young preacher's lemonade. The preacher ends up doing celebrity impersonations;"Hugo The Human Cannonball" which is too funny to explain; "Hey Hey Ve're Da Monkees"--"Die people say ve monkee around, but ve're to busy singunt to put anybody down--hey, let go of my weinerschitzel" (apologies to Wolfgang);and the mock sad "Happy Hour is The Saddest Time of the Day."

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Big Mick
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 09:53 AM

There is a song that most of us sing, to the point of distraction. That is Bricklayers Song, or Paddy's Sick Note. Now, I have sung that song hundreds of times and have heard it sung, thousands more. But when Pat Broaders (Dublin man, plays the Uillean pipes, performs with Broaders and Moore, currently living and working out of Chicago) does his sad sack version of this song, I laugh until tears come out of my eyes. He owns the damn thing.

Mick


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Peter T.
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 11:05 AM

Joe Hall's great Canadian classic Vampire Beavers is in a class by itself (especially when it breaks into The Maple Leaf Forever parody). Two of the funniest songs of all time are by Spike Jones. His version of "Laura" has ruined that ruinable song for many, many people. Even funnier is the Dog Love Song.
Paul Anka's song, "She's Having My Baby" is the funniest song I know, but for all the right reasons.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE FAMILY
From: Mudjack
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 12:34 PM

My seasonal favorite funny...
Mudjack

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE FAMILY
Robert Earl Keen Jr.

Ma got drunk and Pa got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boy friend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
'Til he sang Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife Kaye
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, The first Noel

Chorus

Carve the turkey turn the ball game on
Mix margaritas when the eggnogs gone
Send somebody to the Quicki mart store
We need some ice and extension cord
A can of bean dip and some Diet Rite
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the family…. Feliz Navidad

Fran and Rita drove from Harlington
I can't remember how I'm kin to them
But when they plugged their motor home in
They blew out Christmas lights
Cousin David knew just what went wrong
So we al waited on our front lawn
He threw the breaker and the lights came on
And we sang Silent Night, Oh Silent Night, Oh Silent Night

Chorus twice
Added to the Digital Tradition Oct 01


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Margo
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 01:12 PM

MARK GRAHAM out of Seattle has some funny tunes, like his song about Oedipus Rex: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus Rex. Another song about violence and sex! He murdered his pa and married his ma, they don't even do that in Arkansas! He also has a bluegrass version of Moby Dick, if you can imageine that.

One that made me laugh recently is Jonathan Lay's song about the New Carissa, a cargo ship that was grounded in Coos Bay Oregon. You can listen here. It's full of the double entendre famous in sea shanteys..... Margo


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: MMario
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 01:24 PM

Elmer Fudd singing "Feelings"


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE'S LEAVING ME (Lyle Lovett)
From: emily rain
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 03:07 PM

Mudjack, Robert Earl Keen Jr. is the best! And right up there with him is his old friend Lyle Lovett:

***********

Well, thank you my friend
I sincerely appreciate the words you say
About how she'll cry
And how she'll grieve and miss me when she's gone away
Well, say them again
I need to hear the words once more, I can't believe
How she'll miss me when she's gone
And how she'll want to come back home
And never leave

'Cause she's leaving me
Because she really wants to
And she'll be happy when she's gone
She'll be happy, she'll be so very happy
She'll dance and sing or even learn to fly
And spend her time with anyone but me

**********

Done with full-out country twang and Emmylou Harris singing poignant backup... and this on his Joshua Judges Ruth album, which is filled with "omygodjuliadumpedmewhatdoido" songs like "she's already made up her mind" and "all my love is gone". : ) I love a man who knows when he's being an idiot.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Willie-O
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 03:48 PM

Mark Graham also wrote "I Can See Your Aura (And Its Ugly)", which only an idiot would try to write a parody of...so I did: I CAN SEE YOUR CLEARCUTS - and posted it in another generally less humorous thread a couple of days ago.

Good humour is almost always politically incorrect without going overboard. My top novelty song these days is Three-legged Man" by Shel Silverstein (recorded by Steve Goodman on "Amazing Hair"). Steve Goodman put a really funny song on every album, I think--remember "Turnpike Tom" and "Death of a Salesman"?

Bill


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Willie-O
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 03:57 PM

whoops--I'm the idiot that would write such a parody, in the native rights song thread of a couple of days ago.

Bill

oh, I didn't read emily's quip about men who know they are idiots until I got to hear...I love a woman who doesn't know when I'm being an idiot! (Duh.)

Bill C


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Subject: Lyr Add: WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY THE GUITAR?
From: Frank Hamilton
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 04:18 PM

Now this one would be funny if it weren't so painfully true.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY THE GUITAR?
(TUNE: SWINGING ON A STAR
LYRICS: PAT DONAHUE (A great fantastic guitarist who knows whereof he speaks)

CHORUS:

Would you like to play the guitar?
Carry money home in a jar
From a coffeehouse or a bar
Or would you rather get a job?

A job is the thing that makes you get out of bed
And work every day until you're dead.
Your back is achin' and your brain in numb
And you just can't wait until the weekend comes
But if you don't want to starve or big or rob
You're gonna have to get a job

Or would you like to play the guitar
Drive for miles and miles in your car
And pretend that you're a big star
Or would you rather book the gig?

An agent's the guy who takes his twenty- percent
What he says ain't always what he meant.
He'll clean you out in ways you never thought
Because he's good at business and he knows you're not.
And then he'll sue if you ever make it big
"Cause he's the guy who booked the gig.

Or would you like to play the guitar
For a living--har-dee-har-har.
I'll admit it's kind of bizarre
Or would you rather be the wife?

The wife is the one who has to rescue our butts
She's either a saint or else she's nuts.
She gets impatient and she gets annoyed
"Cause she's the one who must remain employed
And, by the way, if you want to wreck your life
Become a guitar player's wife.

'Cause all the monkeys ain't in the zoo.
They can be trained to play guitar too.
Some do a whole lot better than you
But even if you don't go far
You could be worse off than you are
At least you're playing your guitar.

HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 30-Nov-01.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: jeffp
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 04:26 PM

Frank, it's great!!!! I tease my wife all the time about the fact that she knowingly married a musician. Especially when she calls me a fool for taking on her and her three kids. I figure we're both crazy enough to deserve each other.

One of my favorites is Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw, by Jimmy Buffett. It's so much fun to play for people who've never heard it before and watch their reactions.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Emmie
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 04:31 PM

That 60's classic "someone left my cake out in the rain" Can't remember who sung it now. A lot Of Richard Thompsons make me laugh. They are so bitter some of them. I love "put it there pal"

Emmie


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Blackcat2
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 04:50 PM

Anything by Tom Lehrer.

Especially "Mexico" - the bit in the middle about the guy running over the dog - something to the effect that "it was done with such style and grace that the witnesses awarded him both ears and the tail."

Eric Bogle's "He's Nobody's Moggie Now" is perfect too - I sing it, but the way they do it in Barbershop style is priceless.

Then there's Monty Python - "Every Sperm is Sacred" "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and of course the Lumberjack Song (Which I remember teaching to a guide when I was riding horseback in Iceland in 1988 - He hadden't heard about Monty Python, and the song came up when talking to other Americans and we had a devil of a time putting it into context for the gentleman. We also taught him the "Won't You Be My Neighbor" song from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood too. - Try explaining THAT to someone sometime - ya see he's an effeminate man who invites little children into his home and changes clothes in front of them!)


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: emily rain
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 05:55 PM

"i cheered at the banderilleros [sp?] display
as he stuck the bull in his own clever way
for i hadn't had so much fun since the day
my brother's dog rover --- got run over!

[spoken:]
rover was killed by a pontiac
and it was done with such grace and artistry
that the witnesses awarded the driver
both ears and the tail...
but i digress...

the moment had come, i swallowed my gum
we knew there'd be blood on the sand pretty soon
the crowd held its breath, hoping that death
would brrrrrighten an otherwise dull afternoon"

etc. *grin*


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Little dorritt
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 06:06 PM

I have always found Tom Lehrer hilarious but my favourite song is Les Barker doing either the 'Shipping Forecast' or 'Irrational newtscene' Truly the work of a warped genius.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: InOBU
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 06:28 PM

God save the Queen? - sorry GeorgeH and Co. couldnt help myself, I agree about Tom Leher, and of course Shuster and Swann, showing my age, and the Crew of the SS Shieldhall, Id love it if someone could post the words, the SS SHieldhall, not God Save the Queen!
Larry


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Darren
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 06:41 PM

Ill vote for Greg Brown "Everybody's Waiting"


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: marcelloblues
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 07:37 PM

Lot of Zappa's, but particularly (even if it's spoken as a little sketch) German Lunch, appearing on You can't do that on stage anymore (nr.4 ? Anyway it should be the red one). Lonesome Cowboy Burt, He's so gay, Cheepnis... Cheers


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 07:44 PM

I'm inclined to agree with Kendall and think that the funny ones tend to have a limited shelf life. Of the songs that I sing, I have found that both the sick note and Dead Dog Scrupy still get a few laughs.

Jon


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'VE BEEN ON THE ROAD (Bodie Wagner)
From: Mudjack
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 08:57 PM

Right on Emily Rain.....Lyle is on my listening list and I will look and listen further.
Here's another fav funny line song. I usually tag this song on to Friegt Train.
Mudjack

I'VE BEEN ON THE ROAD
Bodie Wagner

I wake up every morning and step right out of bed
I've been on the road so long, nothing in my pockets
An aching in my head ,frieght train won't you please take me home
chorus

Well I've been on the road boys , Ive been on the road
I've been on the road so long , I've been on the road boys
I've been on the road . Frieght train won't you please take me home

So I walk on down the side walk and pick myself a tune
I've been on that road so long
Standing on the highway 'neath the california moon
frieght train won't you pleases take me home ?

Chorus

So tell me if I'm stoned boys tell me if I'm drunk
I've been on the road so long
Walking like a chicken and smelling like a skunk
frieght train won't you please take me home ?
Chorus


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Metchosin
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 09:10 PM

Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other by Ned Sublet comes to mind. Lyrics along the line of "What did you think all that leather and those high heels were for?"


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Joan
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 10:23 PM

Here's one that had me laughing 'til I cried when I first heard someone sing it years ago. No clue what the title is. It's about cats and has the line, "He's not worth the fur he's printed on" and something about barfing in a corner?

Can anybody at least know the title? j


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Frankie
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 10:44 PM

That's a good one Frank. Thanks for posting the lyrics.

Some funny songs that don't have a limited shelf life for me: Richland Woman Blues by John Hurt (especially the Live at Newport version),Bonnie Lass of Angelsey (sp?) by Martin Carthy, Whiskey 'fore Breakfast (sung), The Fuerher's Face by Spike Jones, Dialin' for Dollars by Martin Mull, Blue Toyota by Lyle Lovett (and a bunch of others by him, Keeping Up With the Joneses by the Austin Lounge Lizards, etc.

Frankie


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Barry Finn
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 11:18 PM

"Rubber Ducky" by Janice Cole. This women told me that's what she was gonna sing at one of the many late night singing sessions at this past Getaway. After hearing her incredible renditions of some Scottish stuff the night before I was sure she was having a good laugh at my expense, no way. I went limp & weak from laughter nearly had an asthma attack while trying to recover. Barry


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 11:28 PM

He did, too. Barry was horizontal on the bench, gasping. It was almost funnier watching Barry than listening to Janice sing the song.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: AnTirKitten
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 04:23 AM

My all time fave funny song is either "The Lusty Young Maids of AnTir" (SCA traditional *s*) or "William Shakespeare's In My Cat" by the Canadian band the Arrogant Worms.

Cat


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: emily rain
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 05:00 AM

metchosin,

i would dearly love to see the complete lyrics to that one!


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Benjamin
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 05:51 AM

The funniest song I've ever heard would have to be Randy Stonehill's "Great Big Stupid World." I don't know how well Randy would go over with the crowd here, but that song is funny!


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Micca
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 06:52 AM

I think Sid Kipper's "Norfolk and good" would have to be in with a shout. It looks innocent enough written down but when sung you can tell how far the understanding has got by the changing expressions in the audience.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: kendall
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 01:44 PM

Speaking of Mr. Rogers.. one of my young daughters once said "No wonder he cant get a neighbor..he has worn the same sweater fo 20 years."

I once sang a Dave Goulder song called Field of the Willows at Indian Neck, and a guy was literally on the floor. I thought he was having a fit, but, he said afterwards, that was the funniest song he had ever heard.Did you happen to see that Joan?


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Margo
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 10:02 AM

Tom Lehrer has to be at the top of the list. He's so good with lyrics. Last night someone did his holiday song complete with snathes using famous Christmas carol melodies. I wonder if you can get his stuff on CD nowadays? Anyone know?


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Joan
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 07:09 PM

Kendall...I remember the incident, but can't recall the song. Why not post a couple of verses?

Nobody seems to have heard of the song about the cat I mentioned a bunch of posts back...I think it might be called, "Throw the Cat Away." Just over-the=top silly.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: kendall
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 09:32 PM

I remember you telling me about that cat song some years back.

The song in question was Field of the willows by Dave Goulder. I'll post a couple of verses:

I met an old man looking awfully queer,
He sat under a tree with a bottle of beer
But when I got there he'd been dead for a year
In the field of the willows so gay.

To leave him unburied I thought was a sin
But, I was too lazy a grave to begin
So, I put on me boots and I trampled him in
In the field of the willows so gay.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 12 Dec 99 - 11:33 PM

The TOMATO VENDETTA is one of my favorites.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 02:10 PM

emily rain, It was certainly not the kind of song you would sing at a country and western bar without the proverbial wire cage and an armed escort home. Unfortunately I can't remember the lyrics just my reaction to it.

I heard it only once on the CBC a few years ago and tried to track down the singer "Ned Sublet" when I finally got on the net recently. I couldn't find any info except a listing of one CD at CD Now or some such site.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Doctor John
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 02:30 PM

Try the CD "Deep Lancashire" (Topic) Lots of hilarious stuff, the best being "Rawtenstall Annual Fair" by Lee Nicholson and "Our Sarah's Getten' A Chap" by The Oldham Tinkers. Much else. All worth a listen! Dr John


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: IceWolf
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 02:53 PM

Tom Lehrer's stuff is available on CD from Amazon (sometimes) and Tower Records. He's got a songbook too, that has the lyrics and some notes.
Funniest song I've ever heard:
"Heart of the Apple Lisa" by Jordin Kare - a history of the Macintosh computer set to the tune of "Heart of the Appaloosa" by Fred Small.

--IceWolf


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 03:03 PM

Emily...found Ned Sublette on the web and there is a lot of info, I have been spelling the name wrong, I will see what I can dig up.


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: Magpie
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 03:04 PM

Maybe not the funniest song, but certainly one of the best laughs I ever had was hearing our Brendy sing Don't ask me to sing any Dylan (or somwhere along those lines). It was at one of our sessions, we'd all had about a skinful, and he put absolutely everything he had into it. It cracked me up!

Thanks Brendy!

Magpie


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: emily rain
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 03:13 PM

thanks, metchosin. i am filled with gleeful anticipation. : )


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Subject: RE: The funniest song you have ever heard!
From: MTed
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 05:23 PM

As a one time performer and songwriter, I would have to say that my parody of "Shel Silverstein's "A Boy Named Sue" which was "A Boy Named Christ" had the most remarkable effect on audiences that I had ever seen--

Most everyone loved it, but thought that it would offend everyone else profoundly--but even born again Christians were delighted with its droll but inspirational message-- which is to say, when I explained it all, they would always change their minds about killing me--


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