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Your favourite song/tune title

Alexis 30 Apr 03 - 08:41 AM
Firecat 30 Apr 03 - 08:54 AM
Snuffy 30 Apr 03 - 09:04 AM
Sam L 30 Apr 03 - 09:06 AM
greg stephens 30 Apr 03 - 09:19 AM
GUEST,James 30 Apr 03 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,Arkie 30 Apr 03 - 10:05 AM
GUEST 30 Apr 03 - 10:39 AM
GUEST,Russ 30 Apr 03 - 10:45 AM
kendall 30 Apr 03 - 10:46 AM
radriano 30 Apr 03 - 10:49 AM
GUEST,smokeyjoe 30 Apr 03 - 10:50 AM
GUEST,Martin Gibson 30 Apr 03 - 12:34 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 30 Apr 03 - 12:50 PM
Don Firth 30 Apr 03 - 12:56 PM
meg 30 Apr 03 - 05:21 PM
Lin in Kansas 30 Apr 03 - 05:42 PM
Ely 01 May 03 - 12:08 AM
Kaleea 01 May 03 - 02:47 AM
Leadfingers 01 May 03 - 02:55 AM
Bat Goddess 01 May 03 - 03:42 PM
John MacKenzie 01 May 03 - 04:44 PM
mack/misophist 01 May 03 - 06:19 PM
GUEST,Russ 01 May 03 - 07:05 PM
Bat Goddess 01 May 03 - 07:21 PM
michaelr 01 May 03 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,HOMESgirl 01 May 03 - 11:06 PM
CRANKY YANKEE 02 May 03 - 06:56 AM
alanabit 02 May 03 - 10:36 AM
John MacKenzie 02 May 03 - 11:03 AM
PoppaGator 02 May 03 - 11:16 AM
Merritt 02 May 03 - 12:51 PM
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Subject: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Alexis
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 08:41 AM

Looking through a tune book last night I came across what must be the best title ever; "the stool of repentance". What would the B side be, I wonder? "I should never have eaten it" perhaps ?

What's your favourite?

Alex


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Firecat
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 08:54 AM

This might be boring but I think "The Movie In My Mind" is a great title. And it's a good song too!!!!


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Snuffy
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 09:04 AM

A couple of Irish tunes spring to mind:

The Floating Crowbar
Take her Out And Air Her


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Sam L
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 09:06 AM

I keep trying to remember the band who did an instrumental called Where The Fuck's My Wallet.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: greg stephens
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 09:19 AM

"The beautiful island of somewhere", "James Porteous' Farewell to old Dr Clapperton" and "Slip it in easy" all spring to mind.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,James
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 09:20 AM

Dylan's It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 10:05 AM

"Time Wounds All Heels"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 10:39 AM

Push the Pig's Feet Further Into the Fire


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 10:45 AM

Kick Mr. Possum and He Won't Come Down


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: kendall
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 10:46 AM

"She wont get under me 'til I get over you"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: radriano
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 10:49 AM

My favorite Irish tune title is "The Pope's Toe"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,smokeyjoe
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 10:50 AM

"I'm givin' up on disco, and goin' back to playin' the blues" -Big Jack Johnson
"If drinkin' don't kill me, her memory will" -George Jones
to name a couple....


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 12:34 PM

Why Don't we Get Drunk and Screw? by Jimmy Buffett


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 12:50 PM

Irish fiddle tune: "I Murdered My Wife and Danced on Her Grave".

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Don Firth
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 12:56 PM

"You've Flushed Me from the Bathroom of Your Heart."

The Glen Campbell Song Book

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: meg
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 05:21 PM

I've got a friend in a Chicago-area Celtic group, whose latest album was titled "The Stool of Repentance." But local media and bar owners kept hearing it wrong, and would call it "The Stew of Repentance" on posters and whatnot. There's a meal to regret....
Personally, I think The Merry Sisters of Fate is a great tune name.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 05:42 PM

I like "Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through the Goalposts of Life."

Lin


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Ely
Date: 01 May 03 - 12:08 AM

"You Married My Daughter But You Didn't"

"Merrily Kiss the Quaker" (I used to play a set on the hammered dulcimer of "Road to Lisdoonvarna", "Merrily Kiss the Quaker", and "Haste to the Wedding", more for the sake of the titles than because the songs went together). I'm a Quaker and everybody got a big hoot out of it when I played them at meeting, since everybody who isn't Quaker thinks we must be dour and humorless. Or, they think we're Amish, but that's another set of stories . . .


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Kaleea
Date: 01 May 03 - 02:47 AM

Ely, I have a friend who is Quaker (pun intended!) and he used to always request that I play/sing "I Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife & I merrily Kissed the Quaker . . ." which he learned to play on Mountain dulcimer!


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 May 03 - 02:55 AM

One from(would you believe)Ewan MacColl,written at the time of China's
Red Revolution-- The Democratic Peace Loving People of the West Will Not Be Overcome By the Revolutionary Hordes of the Peoples Republic of China Rag--Its also the longest song title I know.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 01 May 03 - 03:42 PM

"Living in Braintree With You In Methuen Is Almost Like Living In Lowell" and it's a fun song to sing, too, with some of the worst puns I've ever run into in a song.

Then again, puns in songs might be a topic for another thread.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 May 03 - 04:44 PM

"Get your biscuits in the oven, and your buns in the bed" sung I think by Kinky Freidmann, if not it should have been.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: mack/misophist
Date: 01 May 03 - 06:19 PM

Country has the best titles:

    Thank You, Dear Lord, For Victory in Korea
    My Tears Have Washed 'I Love You' From the Blackboard of my
          Heart
    I've Got Tears In My Ears From Layin' On My Back, Crying
          My Heart Out Over You
    They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Any More
    Ride 'Em JewBoy

the last two from Kinkey Friedman


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 01 May 03 - 07:05 PM

How can I miss you if you won't go away?


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 01 May 03 - 07:21 PM

Lines from the above song (Living in Braintree) --

"When you left, dear, some of your pets lingered on / I took my wrath out on your poodle, he put it out on the lawn / So it's like you're still here, dear. A part of you sticks to my sole. / Living in Braintree with you in Methuen is almost like living in Lowell."

"Since you left you took my balls, dear. So without you I can't even bowl. / Living in Braintree with you in Methuen is almost like living in Lowell."

Linn


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: michaelr
Date: 01 May 03 - 08:31 PM

"Fairly Shot of Her"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,HOMESgirl
Date: 01 May 03 - 11:06 PM

"Thank God and Greyhound, You're Gone!"
I heard Roy Clark sing this at the Illinois State Fair as a kid in the '70s, and have never forgotten it!


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 02 May 03 - 06:56 AM

"A CROWDED ELEVATOR SMELLS DIFFERENT TO A MIDGET" It's a parody of "Little Boxes" pertains to the "Hippies" in Greenwich Villiage (in New York City)and how they "all look just the same", just like the Little Boxes all look just the same.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: alanabit
Date: 02 May 03 - 10:36 AM

A friend of mine who is a big country fan once played me a song called "Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial", which is one of the few country songs I have ever enjoyed. When you think about its subject matter, Randy Newman's "Political Science" is a beautifully deadpan title.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 May 03 - 11:03 AM

I don't know if these exist, they just came to me by osmosis.

While peeping through the knothole in Grandma's wooden leg.
I'm dancing with tears in my eyes 'cause the girl in my arms is a boy.
My Uncle used to love me, but she died.

Giok


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: PoppaGator
Date: 02 May 03 - 11:16 AM

"How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away," circa 1972, is by Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, a great California outfit specializing in humorous tunes played (with dead seriousness and consummate skill) in a Western Swing style. I'm pretty sure the instrumentation was all-acoustic, with a very hot fiddle prominently featured.

*All* of Dan's songs were/are hilarious, but I can't think of a title any better than this one.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Merritt
Date: 02 May 03 - 12:51 PM

"You're Right, I'm Left, She's Gone"

I've tried to put together a political tune about Ralph Nader entitled, "You're Right, I'm Left, He's Green" but I must have tollbooths on my sysnapses. Never seems to work.

Great thread.

- Merritt


"It's all one big note." - Frank Zappa


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 02 May 03 - 01:18 PM

The Last Shot Got Him (fiddle tune)


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: alanabit
Date: 02 May 03 - 03:17 PM

Mississippi John Hurt did a piece called First Shot Missed Him.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Strupag
Date: 02 May 03 - 03:57 PM

In my old Merchant Navy days there was a rather rude song "I was in Bagdad afore you were in yer dad's Bag"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 May 03 - 04:43 PM

Ochone ochone Matelot


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 03 - 09:41 PM

I came across a fiddle tune credited to Traditional called "The Lone Appendicitis". (I hope I spelled that right - like when your appendix bursts). I don't know what it means.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,rangersteve
Date: 03 May 03 - 08:01 AM

the above GUEST addition was from me, RangerSteve. I don't know how I became a GUEST.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 03 May 03 - 08:32 PM

There's an old John Hartford song called "I've Heard That Tear-Stained Monologue You Do There By The Door Before You Go". It's so absurdly long that it is wonderful.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: khandu
Date: 03 May 03 - 10:16 PM

"I'ma Cranky Old Yank in my Clanky Old Tank
on the Streets of Yokahama with my Honolulu Mama, Singing Those Neato, Beato, Back o' my Seato, Hirohito Blues". That was originally the actual title. I think it was by Cole Porter.

khandu


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 May 03 - 04:06 AM

An Anthony Newley title just sprung to mind, though whether it was a song or not I can't remember.
"Will Heironymous Merkin ever forget Mercy Humpke, and find true happiness?"
Any explanations gratefully accepted......Giok


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 May 03 - 04:09 AM

Found it myself Not bad remembering considering its over 30 years ago.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: van lingle
Date: 04 May 03 - 10:26 AM

"That Was a Million Lite Beers Ago" I don't remember the song but the title stuck with me.
I've always liked "Whiskey 'fore Breakfast" the tune and the title and no, I'm not much of a drinker these days. vl


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 04 May 03 - 03:54 PM

And then there's "Bigfoot Stole My Wife" last heard by Jimmy McDougal.

And "I Spent My Last 10 Dollars on Birth Control and Beer."

Linn


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Blackcatter
Date: 05 May 03 - 12:17 PM

The Weather is here - Wish You Were Beautiful

You Call it Jogging (I Call it Running Around)

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

God Don't Own A Car

Door Number 3

- Jimmy Buffett


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 05 May 03 - 06:33 PM

Frank Zappa had some beauts: Don't you ever wash that thing? Weasel's ripped my flesh. Willie the pimp, etc.

I like "Don't spit in your grandfather's broth through the knothole in his wooden leg" and "Meet me outside the pawnshop and I'll kiss you under the balls"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 05 May 03 - 06:45 PM

My absolute favorite title was by John MacLauglin's Jazz/Indian Classical band, Shakti.
It was an Instrumental entitled
"What need have I for this? What need have I for that? I am dancing at the feet of my lord. All is bliss. All is bliss."

Rich


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 May 03 - 07:54 PM

Feed Your Babies Onions (so you can find them in the dark)

Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady.... I've known a few landladies, and if she wasn't blind (as he was), I bet he caught a few lumps!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Crazy Eddie
Date: 06 May 03 - 10:46 AM

"Take your tongue out of my mouth, I'm kissin' you goodbye!"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Bill D
Date: 06 May 03 - 05:16 PM

Them C&W songs shure do have the strangest titles, like
"Bill Broke My Heart at Walgreens, and I Cried all the Way to Sears"
and "Paw Went to Sleep and the Hogs Eat Him"
...but then, they're trying to give the whole point of the story in the title.


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