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Comical tune names

Marion 14 May 01 - 07:30 PM
wysiwyg 14 May 01 - 07:34 PM
Spud Murphy 14 May 01 - 07:49 PM
kendall 14 May 01 - 07:52 PM
Matt_R 14 May 01 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,Karen 14 May 01 - 08:10 PM
Snuffy 14 May 01 - 08:11 PM
Noreen 14 May 01 - 09:23 PM
Stewie 14 May 01 - 09:36 PM
GUEST,Jim Schiffman 14 May 01 - 09:56 PM
GUEST,Jim Schiffman 14 May 01 - 09:59 PM
CarolC 14 May 01 - 10:16 PM
Matt_R 14 May 01 - 10:44 PM
GUEST,Frogmore 14 May 01 - 10:49 PM
Blackcatter 15 May 01 - 02:03 AM
fat B****rd 15 May 01 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,Mikey Joe 15 May 01 - 06:30 AM
Les from Hull 15 May 01 - 06:59 AM
Skipjack K8 15 May 01 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,Dooley 15 May 01 - 08:56 AM
Pseudolus 15 May 01 - 09:25 AM
Ebbie 15 May 01 - 11:07 AM
Skipjack K8 15 May 01 - 11:14 AM
Uncle_DaveO 15 May 01 - 11:14 AM
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Subject: Comical tune names
From: Marion
Date: 14 May 01 - 07:30 PM

What are the most comical tune names you know?

There's a fiddle tune I know called, "I Buried My Wife and Danced on Her Grave."

I've heard of one - bluegrass, I think - called, "Play Rocky Top or I'll Punch Your Lights Out."

And I'm quite fond of "When Sick is it Tea you Want?"

But I think the award for weirdest tune name would have to go to "The Night We Had the Goats."

Marion


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 May 01 - 07:34 PM

Dick's Maggot

Carolan's Battle with the Landlady

Smash the Windows

Roaring Jelly

The Growling Man and the Old Woman

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 14 May 01 - 07:49 PM

Mairzy Dotes And Dozy Dotes and Liddle Lamzy Divey

Spud


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: kendall
Date: 14 May 01 - 07:52 PM

Flop eared mule, Queen of sluts.


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Matt_R
Date: 14 May 01 - 07:56 PM

Old Hag You Have Killed Me!
Venus In Tweeds
Kirrie Kebbuck
'Round The House And Mind The Dresser
The Wee Dollop
Robbery With Violins


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:10 PM

'I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues'


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:11 PM

Take Her Out And Air Her
The Floating Crowbar
The Wet Pussy

And Susan, I reckon Smash the Windows/Roaring Jelly must win the prize for having two stupid names for the same tune


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Noreen
Date: 14 May 01 - 09:23 PM

Upstairs in a tent<
Granny's Gravel Walks


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Stewie
Date: 14 May 01 - 09:36 PM

It's probably bogus, but occasionally cited by old-time groups: 'Feed Your Babies Onions (So You Can Find Them in the Dark'. The Highwoods Stringband used it as the title of their reissue compilation CD.

--Stewie


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,Jim Schiffman
Date: 14 May 01 - 09:56 PM

If he can fight like he can love, the Kaiser's in real trouble.


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,Jim Schiffman
Date: 14 May 01 - 09:59 PM

With her head tucked underneath her arm, she walks the bloody tower


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: CarolC
Date: 14 May 01 - 10:16 PM

Does it have to be folk? I kind of like 'Dental Hygiene Dilemma'. (Zappa)


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Matt_R
Date: 14 May 01 - 10:44 PM

Are we going for "tunes" as strictly music, or song names as well? Because there are thousands...millions...


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,Frogmore
Date: 14 May 01 - 10:49 PM

Ramblin' Hunchback


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Blackcatter
Date: 15 May 01 - 02:03 AM

Drop Kick Me Jesus, Through the Goalpost of Life.

And a few from Jimmy Buffett:

The Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful

My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, and I Don't Love Jesus

Despiration Samba

Smart Woman in a Real Short Skirt

I used to Have Money One Time

If the Phone Doesn't Ring - It's Me

It's Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: fat B****rd
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:14 AM

Roger Miller had a couple (that's not the song) "My uncle used to love me, but she died" "You can't rollerskate in a buffalo herd"


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,Mikey Joe
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:30 AM

Hold The Maid Down Till I Come At Her
Drag Her Round The Road
The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba Into Galway

Mj


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Les from Hull
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:59 AM

We have the habit of slightly renaming well-known tunes, so we now have the Jug of Slugs (Jig of Slurs), The Slimy Road to Otago (The Tarry Road to Sligo) and the Kid on the Mountain Bike.

Les


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 15 May 01 - 07:15 AM

And there's Varnish Me Foreskin (Banish Misfortune)

Skipjack


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,Dooley
Date: 15 May 01 - 08:56 AM

I can't get over you til you get out from under him.

Get the hammer, Mama, there's a fly on Papa's head.

My wife left and took the dog - and I miss him so much


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Pseudolus
Date: 15 May 01 - 09:25 AM

How can I miss you if you won't go away?
Get your tongue outta my mouth, I'm-a-kissin you goodbye
I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Like Having You Here
If I Had Shot You When I Wanted To, I'd Be Out By Now
She Got The Ring and I Got The Finger
You're The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly

Just to name a few........
Frank


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 May 01 - 11:07 AM

Folding Down the Sheets


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 15 May 01 - 11:14 AM

The Mudcat favourite still cracks me up.

"Drop kick me, Jesus, through the goalposts of life"

Skipjack


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 15 May 01 - 11:14 AM

And the ever-popular "I've got tears in my ears from lyin' on my back in my bed while I cry over you"!!!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Micca
Date: 15 May 01 - 11:20 AM

There is a tune played by the Committee Band here in the UK that is called by them, " Mike Mullins farewell to his breakfast"


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Fergie
Date: 15 May 01 - 04:21 PM

My favourite is "I can't get over a girl like you, so you'll have to answer the phone yourself" I chuckle just writing it.


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Marion
Date: 15 May 01 - 05:45 PM

Matt, I was thinking of tune tunes, not songs, but it's a free country.

I forgot the combination by Neil Gow (or was it Nathaniel?): "Farewell to Whiskey" then later he composed "Welcome Whiskey Back Again."

Marion


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Bill D
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:29 PM

heard on the radio about 1974..."Johnny Broke MY Heart at Walgreen's and I Cried All the Way to Sears"


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 15 May 01 - 06:40 PM

"Napolean Crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel" and "The Flight of the Haggis"--both modern tunes by Bob Zentz.


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST
Date: 15 May 01 - 10:37 PM

"four days drunk"

(hm, not a bad way to pass the time, either)

(moniker, handle, nick, screenname omitted to spark fear, paranoia and spaw's INCREDIBLY bad manners)


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: kendall
Date: 15 May 01 - 11:24 PM

Take back your heart, I ordered liver


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Blackcatter
Date: 16 May 01 - 01:23 AM

"four days drunk" is funny?

HUH?


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Crazy Eddie
Date: 16 May 01 - 01:59 AM

"Mary, Hold The Candle Steady, While I Shave The Chicken's Lip"


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Mike Byers
Date: 16 May 01 - 02:06 AM

The Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over The Cat That Ate the Candle Cock Up Your Beaver The Checking of the Dome Light Five Constipated Men I Danced All Night With a Bottle in My Hand


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Callie
Date: 16 May 01 - 09:03 AM

Dave O: I thought that song was just a rumour!! Glad to know it really exists. Do you have the words, or know anything about it?

Callie


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Dorrie
Date: 16 May 01 - 03:18 PM

i used 2 believe that john ryans was called Wankers polka 4 years love dorrie xxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 16 May 01 - 03:28 PM

The Farting Kraut


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Jacob B
Date: 16 May 01 - 04:12 PM

I've Been Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart

I've Got The Red With Rage, Yellow With Terror, Green With Envy, Purple With Passion Blues

Roaring Jelly Doughnuts/Toss The Cookies


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: ray bucknell
Date: 16 May 01 - 07:25 PM

If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Jeri
Date: 16 May 01 - 07:36 PM

We play Varnish Me Foreskin here, as well as Road to Kenny's Garage (Kerrigarrah, or something like it, but spelled right) and Barney the Pilgrim.

Real tune name: You Married My Daughter and Yet You Didn't


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 17 May 01 - 04:05 AM

There's a highland pipe tune called "The Butt Of Lewis."


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 May 01 - 06:08 AM

Surprised 'Hens march to the midden' hasn't been mentioned.

In the song rather than tune category I don't know if I believed the guy who told me of 'It's been lonesome in the saddle since my horse dropped dead!'

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 17 May 01 - 09:28 AM

Another vote for Drop Kick Me Jesus through the Goal Posts of Life. Also Does Your Chewing Gum Loose Your Flavor on the Bedpost Every Night?

Us dulcimer nuts in the Brandywine Dulcimer Fellowship are actually thinking about adding DKMJttGPoL to our playbook!


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Jacob B
Date: 17 May 01 - 12:31 PM

Dave, that's not a song title, but a line from The Cowpuncher's Lament, which is in the database here.


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 01 - 04:19 PM

Maggots in a Sheep's Head

Squirrel Heads in Gravy

Mudsharks on Acid (a friend made up to play in a fiddle contest)


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: ddw
Date: 18 May 01 - 12:04 AM

One of my current favorites is Sylvester Weaver's "Me And My Tapeworm"

david


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 May 01 - 12:31 AM

"You Dun Stomped on My Heart (and you smashed that sucker flat)"--John Denver

"You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly"--Kacey Jones & Delbert McClinton

And then let's get to the late and great Frank Zappa:
"Weasels Ripped My Flesh"
"Prelude to the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask"
"My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama"
"Latex Solar Beef"
"Lonesome Electric Turkey"
"Half A Dozen Provocative Squats"
"Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus" (really)
"Dinah Moe-Hum"
"Nanook Rubs It"
"Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?"
"The Illinois Enema Bandit"
"Broken Hearts Are For Assholes"
"Why Does It Hurt When I Pee"

....and about a hundred others....Ol' Frank knew a good title when he thought of one!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,marsh-man
Date: 18 May 01 - 01:04 PM

"She was only a moonshiners daughter, but she always made me liquor". The Rev. Billy C. Wertz


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: GUEST,mkebenn@work
Date: 18 May 01 - 04:47 PM

'Spaw, I'd forggoten "Dinahmo Hum" thanks, Mike


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Subject: RE: Comical tune names
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 19 May 01 - 08:47 AM

For the record, "You Dun Stomped on My Heart (and you smashed that sucker flat)was written by Mason Williams and recorded by John Denver


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