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Your favourite song/tune title

Bernard 10 Sep 10 - 11:25 AM
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Fred McCormick 09 Sep 10 - 08:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 11:25 AM

'Hold My False Teeth (and I'll teach you to dance!).' - Arthur Marshall


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: mkebenn
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 10:41 AM

Can't belive no one mentioned Jerry Reed's "You got the gold mine( I got the shaft)" Mike


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 09:43 AM

"She Was Waiting For Her Mother At The Station In Torino And You Know I Love You Baby But It's Getting Too Heavy To Laugh"
                                              Shawn Phillips

"Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict"      
                                        Roger Waters


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 08:53 AM

Nobody ese seems to have mentioned, but The Stool of Repentance refers to the one time Scots Presbyterian practice of having to repent for ones sins to the elders of the kirk.

Whatever, here's a few titles which have given me a laugh at one time or another.

The Mosquitoes Have Eaten My Girlfriend. Cajun)
The Cat That Kittled in Jamie's Wig.
The Pensioner Who Kissed His Granny.
O'Callaghan's Jig on the Top of Mount Everest.
The Trip to The Jacks.
Your Eyes Make me Want to Drink Tea. (Moroccan)
Hooray, hooray, this woman is killing me. (Brownie McGhee & Sonnny Terry)


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 08:18 AM

'The Hair Fell Off My Coconut' (slide)

Rog


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 07:25 AM

Egg did a number called (if I can spell it all correctly) "The song of McGillicudie the pusillanimous or don't worry James your socks are hanging in the coal cellar with Thomas".

More in the folk world is "My mother drowned in the pool at Lourdes"

And translated from, I think, Swedish "The farmer's killed the taxman"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Micca
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 06:45 AM

The Committee Band (UK) used to do a tune (which was played as the recessional at his funeral) called "Mike Mullin's Farewell to his Breakfast"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 06:37 AM

Not sure whether you'd call it a song or a tune or neither, but as a title I love Pink Floyd's "Several Species Of Small furry Animals Gathered Together In A Caved And Grooving With A Pict".

Also, "If I could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You"

Not to mention the Faces' "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ironing Board Or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)"

And an old favourite from Gong's "Camembert Electrique" album, "Squeezing sponges Over Policemen's Heads". Love the imagery.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: banjoman
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 06:24 AM

Yoou were only F***ing while I was making love - from the singing of Debbie McClatchey


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Bettynh
Date: 08 Sep 10 - 05:05 PM

My favorite title is Mose Allison's


Your Mind is on Vacation (and Your Mouth is Working Overtime)

Sitting there yakkin' right in my face
Coming on like you own the place
If silence was golden
You couldn't raise a dime
Cause your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime

You're quoting figures, you're dropping names
You're telling stories, you're playing games
You always laugh when things ain't funny
You try to sound like you don't need money
If talk was criminal, you'd lead a life of crime
Cause your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime

You know that life is short and talk is cheap
Don't make promises that you can't keep
If you don't like the song I'm singing, just grin and bear it
All I can say is if the shoe fits wear it
If you must keep talking please can you make it rhyme
Cause your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime
Cause your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Roger
Date: 08 Sep 10 - 04:24 PM

where can I find the lyrics for: "Thank you, dear lord, for victory in Korea"?

pittmanr@charter.net


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Mr Fox
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 11:22 AM

Not folk, but: - 'There's No Lights On The Christmas Tree, Mother, They're Burning Big Louie Tonight'. Alex Harvey.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 11:18 AM

"Bang your frog on the sofa"

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/371

or "Squirrel heads and Gravy"

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/SPRI_SRU.htm


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 10:33 AM

A fiddle tune: The Crippled Kingfisher.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 10:15 AM

LGBNAF by NWA. LGBNAF means Lets get buck naked adn f**k.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Scoville
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 09:55 AM

We used to play a tune called "Five Miles Out of Town". One of our bandmates spent a semester in Scotland and taught it to some fiddlers there, and when she came back she reported that, with a Scottish accent, it was called "Five Miles Out of Tune".


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: mrmoe
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 09:35 AM

...about a month ago, I was sitting in a bar in easthampton, massachusetts watching "open mic" night and thoroughly enjoying a 3 piece bluegrass group.....very good guitarist, competent (and beautiful) mandolin player, and an incredible fiddle player....after a few songs, they announced that this was their first time appearing in public and did not yet have a name....they then invited the audience to suggest one....the name "three chord cowboy" popped into my head, but after thinking about it for a moment, I decided it was too good a phrase to just give away....so I went home that night and wrote the chorus....I wonder what that group wound up calling themselves....


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Scrump
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 09:27 AM

"My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe" was always one of my favourite song titles.


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Subject: First Shot Missed Him John Hurt
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 09:20 AM

First Shot Missed Him
Mississippi John Hurt (Last Sessions)
tab by Torbjørn Nymo (metonymo @ mail . ru)





C(add9)   
:       .       .       .         
-0---------0-------------0-------
-----3---1-------3---------3-----
-----0-------0-------0-------0---
-------------2-----------2-------
-3---------------3---------------
---------------------------------


F(add9)
:       .       .       .         
---------------------------------
-1---------1-—---------1---------
-----2---0---0---2---0------0h2s-
-3-----------3-----------3-------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------

0h2s : pick loose string, hammer
on the second fret, and pull off


G(add9)   
:       .       .       .         
---------------------------------
--0--------0-----------1*--------
-0---2---0---0---2---0------0h2s-
-------------0-------------------
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                  *sometimes 0

C(6)
:       .       .       .         
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-1---------1-----------1---------
-----2---0---0---2---0-------0---
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-3-----------3-----------3-------
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The first shot missed him, a mile away
The last shot got him, so they say
Oh, the last shot got him
Oh, the last shot got him


She cooked good biscuits, so they say
...
Oh, she cooked good biscuits, so they say
...


Oh, She got good business, so they say
She got good business, so they say
She got good business
Oh, she got good business


I wanna trade with you, so they say
I wanna trade with you, so they say
Well, wanna trade with you
...


Oh you got good business, so they say
You got good business, so they say
You got good business
Oh, you got good business


***


First Shot Missed Him (strumming)

Nice to play strumming, vary the chords with
add9 chords, hammering down and letting up:

C       x32010      F      x33211    G       320003
Cadd9   x32030      Fadd9 x32011    Gadd9   300003
Cadd9* x30010      Fadd9* xx3213    Gadd9* 300203


Strumming something like this gives that "jumping" play:

Cadd9 C                   Cadd9 C Cadd9*
The first shot missed him, a mile away
Fadd9 F                  Fadd9 F Fadd9*
The last shot got him, so they say
Gadd9 G                     Gadd9 G   Gadd9*
   Oh, the last shot got him
Cadd9 C                     Cadd9 C Cadd9*
   Oh, the last shot got him



***

There is also a song called "The Last Shot Got Him" by Cecil Mack and Chris Smith with some other lyrics than the version by John Hurt. "The first shot missed him by a nose, and the next shot tore right through his clothes". Cecil Mack and Chris Smith also tells about the third, forth and fifth shot.

***
If you have some other versions in text or mp3 of this song, comments or corrections, please mail me at
metonymo @ mail . ru


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Cats
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 09:21 AM

There really was a song published and printed called, 'Welcome to New York, Titanic'. It caused the publishers to go broke... I'm still looking for a copy, there has to be one out there somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: number 6
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 10:49 PM

"Shove-off Shostakovich" .. by Roger Ruskin Spear

sIx


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Celtlover
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 10:48 PM

Another childhood favorite was from an album of my older brother's,

   "The Ballad Of The Hip Death Goddess"

   by a band called Ultimate Spinach


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: number 6
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 10:38 PM

"Carpe Diem and Nothing " .. by the fugs

sIx


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 10:33 PM

It's Allright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Celtlover
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 10:29 PM

How about Sly and The Family's Stone's great hit,

   "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)"

I had the 45 record, and it was really spelled like that!


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Once Famous
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 10:21 PM

"Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw" by Jimmy Buffett


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,dani
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 10:08 PM

More lyrics, Linn!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 11 Jan 06 - 11:59 PM

Joh Hartford's "I've Heard That Tear-Stained Monologue You Do There By The Door Before You Go".

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Bert
Date: 11 Jan 06 - 08:52 PM

Cow Patty


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,mike
Date: 11 Jan 06 - 07:03 PM

I'd a fiddler, and my two favorites are these scatalogical fiddle tunes:

Old Black Cat Shit in the Shavings

and

Who Shit in Grandpa's Hat?


pretty classy, huh? both are very, very old Appalachian tunes.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 20 Jun 04 - 04:01 PM

"Love never dies"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 20 Jun 04 - 03:45 PM

Don't wipe the tears that you cry for him off on my clean white shirt-Buck Owens


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Fergie
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 09:40 AM

How about;    "I can't get over a girl like you, so you'll have to answer the phone yourself"

Or "The songs that we sang at the sing-song in Sing-sing"

A friend of mine use to make a good job of singing these two, but I've searched for the words and can't find them anywhere, and I've lost contact with him over the years, so I can't get the lyrics from him.

Fergus


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: GUEST,ron.vercesi@btconnect.com
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 09:22 AM

My mother has just passed away aged 96 this morning aged 96 as she was a professional dancer throughout her life from age 7 to 38 I was hoping to find a song to play at her funeral called 'I'm dancing with tears in my eyes', possibly made during the 30-40s. If you could help I would be very grateful


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Bardford
Date: 07 May 03 - 12:31 PM

When the Bed Breaks Baby, I'll Meet You in the Spring.

I have this on an Incredible Bongo Band album.


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: YOR
Date: 07 May 03 - 12:14 PM

"The only thing that looks good on me is you" Bryan Adams

"Be my Yoko Ono" BNL


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: anais
Date: 07 May 03 - 02:03 AM

come out to the cornfield darlin' and i'll kiss you behind the ears
all my exes live in texas
nail that catfish to a tree
the par cark ( a liz carrol spoonerism)
and one my father wrote...the future ain't what it used to be


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Cluin
Date: 07 May 03 - 01:56 AM

"Pull Out the Knife and Stick It Again", an Irish jig.


And yet another dumbass song from Jimmy Buffet: "Please Bypass This Heart".


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: McMusic
Date: 07 May 03 - 01:04 AM

Don't know if these have been listed (this is a lengthy thread):
1_"A Headache Tommorrow, Or A Heartache Tonight"
2-"I Would've Wrote You A Letter, But I Couldn't Spell Brrrppp!"


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Subject: RE: Your favourite song/tune title
From: Blackcatter
Date: 07 May 03 - 12:59 AM

dead kennedys - nazi punks fuck off

For those who think that Punk is a neo-fascist, skin-head realm.


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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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