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Lyr Req: There's a Hole in my Bucket, Dear Liza

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LIEWER HEINDRICH (DEAR HENRY)
THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BUCKET


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GUEST,ROSLU@LIBERO.IT 07 Mar 00 - 03:54 PM
MMario 07 Mar 00 - 04:07 PM
Amos 07 Mar 00 - 05:08 PM
GUEST,Diesel 07 Mar 00 - 05:50 PM
Jon Freeman 07 Mar 00 - 06:04 PM
Abby Sale 07 Mar 00 - 06:08 PM
GUEST,Diesel 07 Mar 00 - 06:37 PM
bob schwarer 07 Mar 00 - 07:41 PM
Bugsy 07 Mar 00 - 07:42 PM
GUEST,roslu 08 Mar 00 - 03:49 PM
Abby Sale 08 Mar 00 - 08:18 PM
Wolfgang 09 Mar 00 - 04:59 AM
GUEST,Penny S. (elsewhere) 09 Mar 00 - 07:24 AM
IanC 25 Jun 01 - 10:45 AM
pavane 25 Jun 01 - 10:57 AM
MMario 25 Jun 01 - 10:59 AM
Mrrzy 25 Jun 01 - 11:01 AM
Mrrzy 25 Jun 01 - 11:02 AM
IanC 25 Jun 01 - 11:07 AM
Lyndi-loo 25 Jun 01 - 11:09 AM
pavane 25 Jun 01 - 11:09 AM
GUEST,chrisnor 23 Feb 05 - 07:19 PM
Snuffy 24 Feb 05 - 08:09 AM
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Subject: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M. Ma
From: GUEST,ROSLU@LIBERO.IT
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 03:54 PM

anybody knows where to find it? thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: MMario
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 04:07 PM

the lyrics? or the recording? the chords? the melody?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: Amos
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 05:08 PM

Although Belafonte recorded it, it is originally Dutch.

Here are the words


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: GUEST,Diesel
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 05:50 PM

Is this the song that goes - There's in the bucket,dear Liza,dear Liza...... Well fix it dear Henry,dear Henry ??

I'm sure I can come up with the rest if so !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 06:04 PM

I am not arguing with you Amos as I haven't a clue over its origins but http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/usa/dearliza.htm suggests that it is tradational German. The melody is also different to the version (?Belafonte) that I remember.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: Abby Sale
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 06:08 PM

It's in the database. Mre important than that, if anyone comes up with any other truly circular songs, pleasy let me know. There's "Tree in the Hole" (called "The Everlasting Circle" in the UK - the final return part tends to be dropped in the US.) but I can't think of any others. Real songs, I mean, & truly circular. It's a pagan religious thing, you see. Jewish & Christian tend to see life as hierarchical-increasing-straight line. From the lowest to the highest. Life cycle stuff is cyclical, not circular - birth to death to next generation. But circular is different. Anyway, please think on it.


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Subject: ADD Version: There's a Hole in the Bucket
From: GUEST,Diesel
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 06:37 PM

From what I remember - it goes something like;

There's a hole in the bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza
There's a hole in the bucket Dear Liza - a hole !

Well fix it dear Henry Dear Henry
Well fix it dear Henry - fix it

With what shall I fix it Dear Liza , Dear Liza
With what shall I fix it Dear Liza , with what ?

With straw Dear Henry Dear Henry
With straw Dear Henry - with Straw

With what shall I cut it Dear Liza Dear Liza
With what shall I cut it dear Liza - with what ?

With an axe Dear Henry Dear Henry
With an axe Dear Henry - an Axe !

There's no edge on the axe Dear Liza Dear Liza
There's no edge on the axe Dear Liza - no edge !

Well sharpen it Dear Henry Dear Henry
Well sharpen it Dear Henry - shrpen it !

With what shall I sharpen it with Dear Liza Dear Liza
With what shall I sharpen it with Dear Liza - with what ?

With a stone Dear Henry Dear Henry
With a stone Dear Henry - a stone !

But the stone's too dry Dear Liza Dear Liza
But the stone's too dry Dear Liza - too dry !

Well wet it Dear Henry Dear Henry
Well wet it Dear Henry - wet it !

With what shall I wet it Dear Liza Dear Liza
With what shall I wet it Dear Liza - with what ?

With Water Dear Henry Dear Henry
With Water Dear Henry - Water !

With what shall I fetch it Dear Liza Dear Liza
With what shall I fetch it Dear Liza - with what ?

In a bucket Dear Henry Dear Henry
In a bucket Dear Henry - a bucket !

There's a Hole in the Bucket Dear Liza Dear Liza
There's a Hole in the Bucket Dear Liza - a hole !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: bob schwarer
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 07:41 PM

Got a rendering of this by Odetta.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: Bugsy
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 07:42 PM

There's another couple of lines about the straw which go:

But the straw is too long, Dear Liza, Dear Liza, the straw is to long, Dear Liza, too long.

Then cut it, Dear Henry...................etc.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: GUEST,roslu
Date: 08 Mar 00 - 03:49 PM

visto che è possibile tradurre, scrivo nella mia lingua,per dire grazie di cuore a tutti per l'aiuto. Essendo la mia prima volta sono emozionato, e debbo dire che è grandioso oltre ogni limite quello che la rete rende possibile. Cara Abby Sale, penserò certamente a quello che hai scritto e cercherò qualche canzone 'circolare' e te lo farò sapere. Ciao a tutti.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: Abby Sale
Date: 08 Mar 00 - 08:18 PM

E ciao posteriore voi.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Mar 00 - 04:59 AM

Wasn't 'Pennsylvania Dutch' actually a German dialect? The dialect in the DT database is an old German dialect. However, in the North of Germany some dialects (Frisian) are quite close to the Frisian dialects of Dutch. 'Wenn der Topf aber nun ein Loch hat' is printed in the 1911 'Zupfgeigenhansel' with the notes that it has been taken from an older book (no date given) and that it is found 'all over Germany'. There's another song, 'Ein Loch ist im Eimer', that is quite close in lyrics and story but has a completely different tune. The differences between these two closely related German songs are the same as the differences between the version in the database and the version Diesel has posted. I'm sure that the tune in the database is the older one of the two tunes with which the song is known.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A hole in the bucket /H.Belafonte, M
From: GUEST,Penny S. (elsewhere)
Date: 09 Mar 00 - 07:24 AM

When I learned it it was Georgie who moaned to Lisa.

Penny


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE'S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET
From: IanC
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 10:45 AM

For GUEST: Simpleminded

THERE'S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET

There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza.
There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole

Go fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry
Go fix it, dear Henry, fix it

With what shall I fix it, deat Liza . . . with what
With a straw, dear Henry . . . with a straw

But the straw is too long . . . too long
Well cut it . . . cut it

With what shall I cut it . . . with what
With an axe . . . with an axe

The axe is too dull . . . too dull
Well sharpen it . . . hone it

On what shall I sharpen it
on what shal I hone it . . . on what

Whit a stone . . . with a stone
The stone is too dry . . . too dry

Well wet it . . . wet it
with what shall I wet it . . . with what

Try water . . . use water
In wath shall I fetch it . . . in what

With a bucket . . . with a bucket
There's a hole in my bucket . . . a hole . . .

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: pavane
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 10:57 AM

Are there many of these 'circular' or catch-22 songs? 'Where have all the flowers gone' is the only other one which springs to mind immediately.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: MMario
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 10:59 AM

some versions of "rattlin' bog" can be circular - and there are a few more. There aren't that many of them.

(now - based on past experience - several mudcatters will come along and post multiple examples to prove me wrong. or at least we can hope.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 11:01 AM

My favorite version of this, by Ed McCurdy:

There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza.
There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, a hole

Well mend it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry, well mend it, dear Henry, dear Henry, mend it

With what shall I mend it, deat Liza . . . with what
Well, mend it with straw, dear Henry . . . with straw

But the straw will fall out. . .
Well mend it with butter...

But the butter will melt...
Then take it to the tinsmith...

But the tinsmith costs money...
Oh well, then, don't bother...
I'll mend it myself!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 11:02 AM

John Jacon Jingleheimer Smith comes around... so does the Flyndians, my sister's old elementary school song in Chicago...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: IanC
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 11:07 AM

I think some versions of "The House that Jack Built" can be circular, and there's another just out of reach of my (clearly befuddled) brain ... sorry can't think of it right now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 11:09 AM

Oi loikes zoider
Cos zoider makes me fart
and when Oi farts Oi gets 'ungry
and when Oi gets 'ungry, Oi works
And when Oi works, oi gets paid
And when Oi gets paid, Oi buys zoider
Cos Oi loikes zoider

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: pavane
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 11:09 AM

Mrrzy - your version illustrates the point I just made in another thread (Outlandish Knight), that the original punch line of the joke has been lost, and it is no longer a circular song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: GUEST,chrisnor
Date: 23 Feb 05 - 07:19 PM

NRK (Norwegian broadcasting), on a late night music request radio show has played a version of this with Harry Bellefonte and a female singer (forget who) singinging this in consert. It was requested several times over a period of several days. As a beside, Burl Ives singing Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair was on the hit charts here (Norway) several years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: Snuffy
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 08:09 AM

IIRC Belafonte duetted with Odetta


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 02:24 PM

I heard there is a old old version with 19 verses.......
Wonder where the song came from?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: There's a hole in my bucket
From: Wolfgang
Date: 01 Apr 06 - 10:16 AM

There is a German version of that song, but I don't know which came first.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza'
From: GUEST,pete lawrence
Date: 19 May 08 - 05:10 AM

What are the guitar chords for ¨Theres a hole in my bucket.... ¨
many thanks..........


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