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Lyr Req: Fly paper

Jon W. 26 Aug 97 - 12:56 PM
Bert 26 Aug 97 - 01:17 PM
Jon W. 26 Aug 97 - 01:47 PM
Bert 26 Aug 97 - 03:19 PM
Jon W. 26 Aug 97 - 05:42 PM
rechal 26 Aug 97 - 06:47 PM
Jon W. 27 Aug 97 - 10:13 AM
Jon W. 28 Aug 97 - 11:36 AM
dick greenhaus 28 Aug 97 - 02:41 PM
GUEST,# 07 Apr 21 - 10:40 AM
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Subject: Lyrics: Fly paper
From: Jon W.
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 12:56 PM

We used to have a song that went like this:

He lived by the sewer, and by the sewer he died
They didn't know what to call it, so they called it suicide

Chorus
Oh, fly paper, fly paper, oo-ee-oo-ee-oo boom boom boom
Fly paper, fly paper sticks all over you

Anyone know any more verses?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Fly paper
From: Bert
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 01:17 PM

You'll find more verses in "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More" in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Fly paper
From: Jon W.
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 01:47 PM

I checked out Ain't gonna Rain and that's not it - the verses were all variations of the one I gave, just substitutions for "sewer" and "suicide". Any other guesses? If not, I'll have to start making up puns myself and you all know how dangerous that can be.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Fly paper
From: Bert
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 03:19 PM

Go for it.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Fly paper
From: Jon W.
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 05:42 PM

Okay, here goes nothin':

...in a home...homicide
...on a mattress...matricide
...like a pest...pesticide
...on herbs...herbicide
...doing patter...patricide
...with Regis...regicide

Don't say I didn't warn you.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Fly paper
From: rechal
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 06:47 PM

on a mountain...mountainside


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Fly paper
From: Jon W.
Date: 27 Aug 97 - 10:13 AM

Although we didn't do this as kids, I can see now how this song could be used as a simple game. The person who is "it" picks the substitution word (ie river...riverside) and sings the verse. The rest join in the chorus and when they get to "sticks all over you," "it" points to another person who then becomes "it" and picks the next words. For more advanced groups, if someone duplicates a verse or fails to respond, they are "out" and the game continues until only one is left, the winner. For even more advanced groups (adults) the rule could be that the second substitution word has to end with "cide" as in my examples above, not "side". But as kids, we sang the verses with "side" as Rechal contributed, - except for the "sewer...suicide" one.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Fly paper
From: Jon W.
Date: 28 Aug 97 - 11:36 AM

If anyone is interested in the tune for this song, email me at jdwhitney@wpmail.code3.com and I'll try and get it into MIDI and/or ABC format in the next few days. Or send me a message via Max's membership system.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Fly paper
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 28 Aug 97 - 02:41 PM

Jon- If you send me the tune, It will wind up in the database for all to share.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fly paper
From: GUEST,#
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 10:40 AM

IT AIN'T GONNA RAIN NO MO'
(Wendell Hall 1923)

recorded by -
Wendell Hall 1923
Norah Blaney & Gwen Farrar 1924
Jack Linx & his Birmingham Society Orchestra 1924
The Original Memphis Five 1924
Joseph C Smith & his Mount Royal Orchestra 1924
Vernon Dalhart
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra
The Singalong Minstrels
The Two Gilberts


recorded by Wendell Hall
October 12th 1923 New York

Oh the night was dark and dreary
And the air was full of sleet,
When the old man stood out in the storm
And his shoes were full of feet!

Oh, it ain't a-gonna rain no mo', no mo',
It ain't a-gonna rain no mo'.
But how in the world can the old folks tell
It ain't a-gonna rain no mo'?

Well the butterfly flits on wings of gold,
The June Bug wings of flame,
The bed bug has no wings at all,
But he gets there just the same!

Oh, it ain't gonna rain no mo', no no mo',
No no, no no no mo'.
How in the world can the old folks tell
It ain't a-gonna rain no mo'?

Ah, mosquiti he fly high,
Oh, mosquiti he fly low.
If ol' mister squeeter light on me,
He aint a-gonna fly no mo'!

Oh, it ain't a-gonna rain no mo', no mo',
(scat)
How in the world can the old folks tell
It ain't a-gonna rain no mo'?

Well a bull frog sittin' on a lily pad,
Lookin' up at the skies.
Oh, the lily pad broke and the frog fell in,
Got water all in his eyes!

Oh, it ain't a-gonna rain no mo', no mo',
(scat)
How in the world can the old folks tell
It ain't a-gonna rain no mo'?

Well here's a verse about a man and a trombone,
Well the words to it are few.
He blew, he blew, he blew, he blew,
He blew, he blew, he blew!

Oh, it ain't gonna rain no mo', no mo',
(scat)
How in the world can the old folks tell
It ain't gonna rain no mo'?

Well a man lay down by a sewer, huh-hm,
And by the sewer he died, he died,
And at the coroner's request
They called it suicide!

Oh, it ain't gonna rain no mo', no mo',
Oh Lord, ain't gonna rain no mo'.
How in the world can the old folks tell,
Ain't a-gonna rain no mo'?

A little black and white animal out in the woods,
I says, "Ain't that little cat pretty, uh-huh!"
I went right over to pick it up,
But it wasn't that kind of a kitty!

Oh, it ain't a-gonna rain no mo', no mo',
Ain't a-gonna rain no mo'.
But how in the world can the old folks tell
It ain't a-gonna rain no mo'?
No mo', no mo', no mo'!


(Transcribed by Peter Akers - September 2017)
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The above is from

https://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/i/itaintgonnarainnomo.html


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