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Lyr Req: The Tamale Song (Leon Albo)

GUEST,daffadile 14 Sep 00 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,Roscoe 14 Sep 00 - 09:18 PM
GUEST,Chowie 14 Sep 00 - 09:54 PM
GUEST,nickwick 15 Sep 00 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,Gizz 15 Sep 00 - 09:58 PM
GUEST,Tweeter (no monkeyman) 09 Jan 01 - 10:28 PM
Haruo 10 Jan 01 - 04:19 AM
Haruo 10 Jan 01 - 04:20 AM
Haruo 10 Jan 01 - 04:21 AM
Sorcha 10 Jan 01 - 04:51 PM
wes.w 12 Jan 01 - 08:57 AM
GUEST,The Doer of Things 12 Jan 01 - 08:02 PM
Haruo 12 Jan 01 - 10:30 PM
GUEST,Doer of Things 13 Jan 01 - 08:40 AM
GUEST,ALBO 13 Jan 01 - 07:12 PM
Sorcha 13 Jan 01 - 07:31 PM
GUEST,ALBO 14 Jan 01 - 11:01 AM
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Subject: Tamale Song
From: GUEST,daffadile
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 06:38 PM

I'm searching for a song (The Tamale Song)has anybody heard of it. Some of it goes like this,does Jerry Clower sing in the shower.


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: GUEST,Roscoe
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 09:18 PM

I think David A wrote it. He writes wonderful stuff like that.


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: GUEST,Chowie
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 09:54 PM

It sounds familiar. Do you know any more of the lyrics? Where did you hear it?


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: GUEST,nickwick
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:32 PM

I never heard the song.But by the title I bet it's pretty funny.ha!ha!


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: GUEST,Gizz
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 09:58 PM

The tamale song? Is that the name of it? Sounds like a Jimmy Buffet type of song. Gizz


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: GUEST,Tweeter (no monkeyman)
Date: 09 Jan 01 - 10:28 PM

I heard that song. One line is "Does Hillary Rodham have a big bottom?" Great comedy song. I don't know who wrote it or performed it, but I recall hearing it at a party a couple o' years ago.

Tweeter


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: Haruo
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 04:19 AM

Something like, "Golly Molly, have a tamale?"


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: Haruo
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 04:20 AM

Oh dear, I think I ruined an artwork.

Sorry, whoseever it was. - Liland


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: Haruo
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 04:21 AM

Sounds like you could do it adequately to "Rover, Red Rover".

Liland


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 04:51 PM

The only reference Copernic can find to the Tamale Song has to do with something written in the late 1800's in San Antonio, about tamales, no doubt. I could'nt find any lyric for it, or for the one above. Sorry


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: wes.w
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 08:57 AM

Robert Johnson, the 1920/30s blues man, did a song with tamales called something like "They're Red Hot' in a floating verses skiffle type style.
Chorus starts:
Hot Tamales and they're red hot, yes she got them to sell
Anything like that?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TAMALE SONG (Leon Albo)
From: GUEST,The Doer of Things
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 08:02 PM

THE TAMALE SONG by Leon Albo copyright 1997

Does the ayatollah drink Coca-Cola?
I don't think so.
Does Mario Andretti eat the spaghetti?
I don't know.
Did henry Fonda drive in a Honda
When he had to go?
Did Mohammed Ali eat the tamale?
Does anybody want to dance?

Does anybody want to dance?
Slip into your dancing pants.
I know you can. Don't say you can't.
Does anybody want to dance?

Does Jerry Clower sing in the shower?
I don't care.
Does G. Gordon Liddy really look pretty?
He got no hair.
Does Hillary Rodham have a big bottom
With some to spare?
Does the Dalai Lama wear his pajama
Whenever he want to dance?

(Repeat chorus)

It's a cute song by a weird fellow.


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: Haruo
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 10:30 PM

Thanks. It is cute, and I'm sure he is indeed weird (weird is one of those weird exceptions to the i-before-e rule; and should be learnt and stuck to as doing it right materially reduces the odds you'll be misread as "wired").

Liland


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: GUEST,Doer of Things
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 08:40 AM

Thanks, Liland for the spell-check. That word continually sneaks in mis-spelled in my writings.

As for Albo, I believe that he was not only w-e-i-rd but also wired. I think with the off-center sense of humor he employs, he must have gotten it from strange journeys.

DOT


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: GUEST,ALBO
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 07:12 PM

I am neither weird nor wired. Nor is my song "cute". It is a serious comment on a serious subject. I have enjoyed "strange journeys", however, my humor is not "off-center", it does not exist.

Where did "Daffadile" hear my song? I bet it was in some kind of serious and intellectual environment.And, Sorcha, I did not write this song in the late 1800's, nor in San Antonio. I have never been to San Antonio.

To those of you who have appreciated the somber, thoughtful tone of this fine song, I will say "I appreciate you!"

To those who have considered it "cute", perhaps a second reading will elucidate you.

Thank you all for the the comments.And thanks to the Doer of Things for telling me that my work was being discussed at the Mudcat Cafe.

I am honored!

Leon Albo


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 07:31 PM

Well, I didn't really think it did, you understand. Funny song! The funniness to me is in the truthfulness. I am amazed that anyone actually found the song, now we just need Daffy to come back after it........


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Subject: RE: Help! Looking for the tamale song
From: GUEST,ALBO
Date: 14 Jan 01 - 11:01 AM

In fact, I'd like to hear from Daffy and Tweeter (no monkeyman). Both of you accurately quoted from the song. Where did you hear it?

I've never heard anyone play it but myself, and I don't like the way he does it. Maybe someone did a cover of it that is better than the original!

One more question...does the Dali Lama wear his pajama whenever he wants to dance?

Leon Albo


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