mudcat.org: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Songs About Feet

Azizi 12 Feb 07 - 10:46 PM
Azizi 12 Feb 07 - 10:53 PM
Azizi 12 Feb 07 - 10:58 PM
Azizi 12 Feb 07 - 11:01 PM
Metchosin 12 Feb 07 - 11:09 PM
Azizi 12 Feb 07 - 11:15 PM
GUEST,hobbit 12 Feb 07 - 11:27 PM
Azizi 12 Feb 07 - 11:33 PM
GUEST,hg 12 Feb 07 - 11:39 PM
Azizi 12 Feb 07 - 11:48 PM
Azizi 12 Feb 07 - 11:53 PM
GUEST,Don Meixner 13 Feb 07 - 12:02 AM
fat B****rd 13 Feb 07 - 04:34 AM
JennieG 13 Feb 07 - 04:38 AM
bfdk 13 Feb 07 - 04:45 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 04:51 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 05:00 AM
melodeonboy 13 Feb 07 - 07:15 AM
Mr Happy 13 Feb 07 - 07:21 AM
maeve 13 Feb 07 - 07:50 AM
number 6 13 Feb 07 - 08:22 AM
Jim Dixon 13 Feb 07 - 08:34 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 08:51 AM
George Papavgeris 13 Feb 07 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie 13 Feb 07 - 09:17 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 09:18 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 09:20 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 09:38 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 09:41 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 09:43 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 10:12 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 10:15 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 10:19 AM
bobad 13 Feb 07 - 10:26 AM
eddie1 13 Feb 07 - 10:34 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 11:29 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 11:33 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 11:36 AM
Georgiansilver 13 Feb 07 - 11:37 AM
open mike 13 Feb 07 - 11:46 AM
Alec 13 Feb 07 - 11:49 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 11:49 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 11:57 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 12:02 PM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 12:10 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 01:13 PM
number 6 13 Feb 07 - 01:19 PM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 02:50 PM
bobad 13 Feb 07 - 03:01 PM
Jack Campin 13 Feb 07 - 03:57 PM
Charley Noble 13 Feb 07 - 04:39 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 04:42 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 04:49 PM
Georgiansilver 13 Feb 07 - 05:55 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 06:20 PM
Charley Noble 13 Feb 07 - 07:50 PM
The Fooles Troupe 13 Feb 07 - 07:56 PM
Joe_F 13 Feb 07 - 09:09 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Feb 07 - 07:49 AM
Scrump 14 Feb 07 - 08:09 AM
Charley Noble 14 Feb 07 - 08:34 AM
Scrump 14 Feb 07 - 08:49 AM
Jim Dixon 14 Feb 07 - 09:13 AM
Scrump 14 Feb 07 - 11:41 AM
SouthernCelt 14 Feb 07 - 11:42 AM
Scrump 14 Feb 07 - 11:48 AM
Azizi 14 Feb 07 - 08:53 PM
Charley Noble 14 Feb 07 - 08:55 PM
Azizi 14 Feb 07 - 09:00 PM
Azizi 15 Feb 07 - 08:21 AM
Scrump 15 Feb 07 - 08:30 AM
Scrump 18 Feb 07 - 03:28 PM
Azizi 18 Feb 07 - 05:46 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Feb 07 - 07:15 PM
Azizi 01 Mar 07 - 10:52 AM
Scrump 01 Mar 07 - 11:00 AM
Jim Dixon 01 Mar 07 - 11:53 PM
lennice 02 Mar 07 - 01:58 AM
lennice 02 Mar 07 - 02:05 AM
Scoville 02 Mar 07 - 10:49 AM
Scrump 02 Mar 07 - 11:34 AM
Scrump 02 Mar 07 - 11:34 AM
lennice 02 Mar 07 - 07:31 PM
lennice 02 Mar 07 - 07:37 PM
lennice 02 Mar 07 - 08:24 PM
GUEST,soundcatcher 28 Mar 07 - 08:57 PM
Azizi 28 Mar 07 - 09:34 PM
GUEST,Soundcatcher 28 Mar 07 - 10:07 PM
Azizi 28 Mar 07 - 10:16 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:








Subject: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 10:46 PM

Don't ask.

I'm really not sure why, but it occurred to me to wonder what songs -folk and otherwise have been sung about feet...

big feet, small feet, feet with shoes on or off, smelly feet, dirty feet, clean feet etc etc etc.

Is a list of songs about feet an important matter?

No.

Could a list of songs about feet be interesting & fun? I think so.

And so I step out in a new thread with the hope that these feet won't fail me now.

Join in if you're boots are made for walkin!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 10:53 PM

Of course, that "These Boots Are Made For Walking" was a big 1966? hit for Nancy Sinatra.

If you can get YouTube you can see this classic??? at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OU7Nezg7Ls&mode=related&search=

It seems to me that this video is focusing on differnt parts of women's bodies than feet.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 10:58 PM

Of course, Jessica Simpson also did a cover of "These Boots Arre Made For Walking" And apparently, these other singers also recorded this song:
Nancy Sinatra (1965)
Lee Hazlewood (1966)
Mrs. Miller (1966)
Jane Morgan (1966)
Loretta Lynn (1967)
Symarip (1969)
The Residents (1974)
Amanda Lear (1977)
Nick Cave (1978)
Paula Yates (1982)
Megadeth (1985)
Operation Ivy (1989)
Crispin Glover (1989)
Anita Lane (1991)
Barry Adamson (1991)
Jewel (1991)
Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
LaToya Jackson (1993)
Boy George (1995)
Geri Halliwell (1998)
Amanda Lear (1999)
Sarge (2000)
French Affair (2001)
KMFDM (2001)
The Fixx (2002)
Antonio Banderas (2004)
Lil' Kim (2005)
Little Birdy (2005)
Yuna Ito (2006)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:01 PM

Here's an interesting Mudcat thread about feet:

thread.cfm?threadid=56167#877516

Clemantine's shoe size?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Metchosin
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:09 PM

How about, Handel's How Beautiful Are The Feet and also Your Feet's Too Big by Fat Waller and others.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:15 PM

"Juba" is one of the more familiar secular African American songs from the 19th century or ealier.

Here's a Juba song from Thomas W. Talley's 1922 book "Negro Folk Songs" {Kennikat Prese Edition, 1968, p. 9}

Juba dis, an' Juba dat,
Juba skin dat Yaller Cat. Juba! Juba!

Juba jump an' Juba sing,
Juba cut dat Pigeon's Wing. Juba! Juba!

Juba, kick off Juba's shoe,
Juba, dance dat Juba Jew. Juba! Juba!

Juba, whirl dat foot about.
Juba, blow dat candle out. Juba! Juba!

Juba circle, Raise de Latch.
Juba do dat Long Dog Scratch. Juba! Juba!

-snip-

Talley notes that "the Pigeon Wing", "the Juba Jew", "Raise The Latch", and "the Long Dog Scratch" are specific dance steps.

As an instructional dance song, this version of Juba is a great great great granddaddy to instructional dance songs such as Wilson Picket's R&B song "Land Of A Thousand Dances" http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/thefullmonty/landof1000dances.htm and Elephant Man's Dancehall Reggae song Pon De River {Pon De Bank} http://www.tsrocks.com/e/elephant_man_texts/pon_di_river_pon_di_bank.html


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: GUEST,hobbit
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:27 PM

Here's a thread involving songs about feet of a specific size link


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:33 PM

Well, that's great Guest, hobbit! I didn't even remember starting that thread-"Songs About Big Feet".

However, this thread is an expansion on that one since time does move on and I wouldn't want anyone to think that I had a one track mind.

:0)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:39 PM

YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM YOUR FEET
(John Hartford)

You can run from your wife
You can run from the heat
But you can't run away from your feet
You can run from your life
You can run down the street
But you can't run away from your feet


Part your hair in the middle
Play an old fiddle
Play the old pieces very sweet
Pull an old bow
Not fast not slow
Just the right time for your feet

You can run from your wife
You can run from the heat
You can run from your life
But you can't run away from your feet



Part your hair in the middle
Play an old fiddle
Play the old pieces very sweet
Pull an old bow
Not fast not slow
Just the right time for your feet



You can eat sweet potatoes
Like you get down south
But you can't have a yam without your mouth
You can play, you can cheat
But you'll always keep the beat
Cuz you can't run away from your feet

recorded on "Vassar Clements/John Hartford/Dave Holland" Rounder Records, 1984



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:48 PM

I think a number of 19th century and early-mid 20th century African American songs about feet size and songs about different kinds of shoes or people being shoeless reflect a growing preference for city ways and a growing distain for folks being "country" or acting "country".

Here's two examples from Talley's "Negro Folk Songs"-one of them makes reference to being shoeless, and the other-well, I'm sharing because it's related to this subject, and I believe it merits inclusion in a Mudcat music thread:

I'M A "ROUND-TOWN" GENTLEMAN
I Hain't no wagon, han'nt no dray,
Jes come to down wid a load o' hay.
I hain't no cornfield to go to bed
Wid a lot o' hay-seeds in my head.
I'se a "round -town" Gent an' I don't choose
To wuk in de mud, an' do widout shoes.

{Talley, pg. 108}

THIS SUN IS HOT
Dis sun are hot,
Dis hoe are havvy,
Dis grass grow furder dan I can reach;
An' as I looks
At dis Cotton fiel',
I thinks I mus' a' been valled to preach.

{Talley, pg. 108}


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:53 PM

Sorry, let me try that again:

THIS SUN IS HOT
Dis sun are hot,
Dis hoe are heavy,
Dis grass grow furder dan I can reach;
An' as I looks
At dis Cotton fiel',
I thinks I mus' a' been called to preach.

{Talley, "Negro Folk Rhymes"; pg. 108}


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 12:02 AM

From "The Ark" by Chad and Jeremy.


YOU NEED FEET
(traditional)

You need feet to stand up straight with
You need feet to kick your friends
You need feet to keep your socks on
And stop your legs from fraying at the ends

You need feet to join the army
And to dance the hoochy-koo (on Saturday night)
Yes the whole world needs feet for something
And I need feet to run away from you


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: fat B****rd
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:34 AM

Hi there !! fB here to lower the tone. Frank Zappa "Stinkfoot" Haha.
My personal favorite although different context "Feats don't fail me now"
I'll get me trainers.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: JennieG
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:38 AM

From England - "Keep your feet still, Geordie Hinny" - I'm sure some of the Poms will know it all!

Cheers
JennieG


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: bfdk
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:45 AM

There's one called "Yankee Boots" written by Jez Lowe.

And Yankee boots upon her feet she wore
To walk the stony streets of Boston
That Yankee music black man's beat was all
It took that night to get her dancing.
...


Best wishes,

Bente


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:51 AM

Is "You Need Feet" (posted above) really traditional?

It was issued on a single in 1958, on the B side of his top ten hit "Mad Passionate Love", and I believed it was written by him as a parody of the then recent hit by Max Bygraves "You Need Hands".

(The idea of it being recorded by Chad and Jeremy is bizarre!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 05:00 AM

Oops, I forgot to say it was recorded by the late Bernard Bresslaw (You Need Feet, that is).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: melodeonboy
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:15 AM

"Two Left Feet" by Richard Thompson (although I don't know if it was written by him).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Mr Happy
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:21 AM

.....this little piggy went to market.......


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: maeve
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:50 AM

Black Socks

Black socks, they never get dirty.
The longer you wear them, the stronger they get.
Sometimes, I think I should wash them,
But something inside me keeps saying,
"Not yet, not yet, not yet..."

Learned from a six-year-old in New Hampshire, years ago. I've never done a search to check on its origins. I've used it as a round, too.

maeve


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: number 6
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:22 AM

This song comes to mind ....

"Walkin with my baby she got great big feet
She's long lean and lanky ain't had nothin to eat
But she's my baby I love her just the same
I'm crazy 'bout the girl Caledonia is her name"

Caledonia (don't know who wrote the lyrics)

biLL


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:34 AM

There's already a thread about YOUR FEET'S TOO BIG, famously sung by Fats Waller.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:51 AM

If we're including footwear, there's:

Brahn Boots (Stanley Holloway)

Boots, Boots, Walking Up And Down Again (no idea who this was by)

Pink Shoe Laces (Dodie Stevens IIRC)

Put My Little Shoes Away (Everly Bros)

Sock It To 'Em JB (Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers)

Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins, Elvis)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:06 AM

I have one, called "Bare Feet Dangler". I am at work, so don't have the lyrics with me (Giok might oblige, as he has them too), but the chorus goes:

"When your feet are dangling in the water
any one can tell you, 'cos he knows,
worries disappear,
everything is clear
and all your troubles leak out through your toes."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:17 AM

...Does anybody here remember Lancashire singer Lol Lynch back in the 70's? He did one called 'Jimmy Puddin'' whose chorus went:

Flip-flop, flip-flop goes me feet,
when I'm rollin' home at neet.
All the lassies dahn ahr street say,
there goes Jimmy Puddin'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:18 AM

It's a tough feat, finding songs about feet and not ones that just mention feet.

But I'm not about to shoe any example away from this thread. Since I'm not footin the bill, I welcome all songs that speak of mean feats and wonderful feets.

This thread {or should it be this shoe lace? Naw, that's stretching it a bit too much}...As I was saying this thread is inclusive enough to include songs {or rhymes} about feet or toes, or boots or slippers or going barefoot.

I appreciate each and every example, so "On with the shoe"! *

* spoken in an Ed Sullivanist voice.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:20 AM

How about:

"I feel like a socks machine" by James Brahn Boots?

... I'll get me coat.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:38 AM

Btw, upthread, a while back, I mentioned an instructional dance by Elepant Man called "Pon De River" {"Pon De Bank"}.

While that song isn't about feet, it does mention shoe. Therefore, it's fittin that I include this excerpt of that song itself:

Yea good to go

[Chorus ]
I've Seen Nuff Dance Before
But I've Never Seen A Dance Like This
I've Seen Nuff Dance Before
But A Dah One Yah Come Top Di List

[Verse 1]
A'right Real Badman Nuh Wear People Pants
We Tek Dancing To A Higher Rank
We Spen' Pound, An Wi Spen Frank
John Have A New Dance A Lock Jamaican An' BronX
Pon Di River Pon Di Bank
Kick Out Yuh Shoes Because Yuh Foot Dem Nuh Cramp
Inna Di River Pan Di Bank
John Have A New Dance A Lock Jamaican An Bronx(yeah)
Dung Di Frank, Wi A Go Dung Di Frank
Like A Balla, Wi A Go Dung Di Frank
Yuh Jeep Pretty, An' Gas Inna Yuh Tank
Bus Di New Dance, Yuh Nuh Wear People Pants
Gi Dem A Run Jhon, Gi Dema Run, Gi Dem A Run
We An' Di Girls A Have A Fun
Gi Dem A Run, Gi Dem A Run, Gi Dem A run
Wi An' Di Girls A Have A Fun

http://www.tsrocks.com/e/elephant_man_texts/pon_di_river_pon_di_bank.html

-snip-

This song is written & sung in Jamaican patois {pronounced "patwa"] . In my opinion, the use of patois in songs reflects the increased group pride and self-confidence Jamaicans have in their everyday spoken word.

Btw, here's some information on the deejay {vocalist} Elephant Man:
" Dubbed dumbo Elephant - supposedly for having larger than average ears like the Disney character - by member 'Crack Scull' at the age of 13, the name stuck with him until manhood when it evolved into Elephant Man. It was 'Crack Scull' who first took him to his studio in Seaview and encouraged him to make good use of the talents that were heard on the street corners and while hanging out at gates of other studios. Elephant Man had already discovered his talent at the age of 15 when he used to use school desks to beat out rhythms and rhymes to go along with them, when he determined that deejaying would be his ticket to success. Despite threats from his mother, who preferred him to 'go look work', Elephant persevered because of a conviction that deejaying was "his aim"...

Elephant Man has had an enviable career: appearing on every major show in the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas as a part of the Scare Dem Crew and is now ready to offer the same opportunity to younger artists by producing and mentoring - which he says is a way of developing the music and assuring his longevity in the business. Elephant recounts when he was just starting out, "Bounty [Bounty Killer, another dancehall reggae star who gave Elephant Man his start]say it a go hard fi one-one man bus out fi we come together den a bigger tings" - a philosophy which he plans to employ to develop talent around him."

http://www.reggae-vibes.com/profiles/elephantman/elephantman.htm


-snip-

I'd 'translate' that saying as "It's hard for one man to go it alone. He's liable to fail. But if we come together, we can do bigger things {and succeed}.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:41 AM

Hmm, I goofed on that link to Jamaican patois.

For those that are interested in reading about this topic, here's that link:

http://www.answers.com/topic/jamaican-creole


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:43 AM

Some more:

Oh Dem Golden Slippers

Twenty Tiny Fingers, Twenty Tiny Toes

or anything by Little Feat.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:12 AM

ALL AROUND THE KITCHEN

All around the kitchen
cock a doodle dooddle doo
All around the kitchen
cock a doodle doodle doo
Well you stop right still
Cock a doodle doodle doo
Put you hands on your hip
Cock a doodle doodle doo
And let your right foot slip
Cock a doodle doodle doo
All around the kitchen...
-snip-

This is an old call & response, follow the leader processional chant with improvised rhyming verses. I believe that it is of African American origin, but I'm not sure of that.

The leader is supposed to add other rhyming verses using the same formula. I've used this song in children's after-school and summer programming and added other verses such as "Well, you stop right still/cock a doodle doodle doo/and you turn around/cockadoodle doodle doo/ and you touch the ground etc; "Put your hands in the air cock a doodle doodle doo/and wave them them up there" and "Put your hand on your nose and touch your toes." etc.

"Let your right foot slip" is performed to the beat by pointing your right toe in front of you one step and then pointing it in back.
I've found this movement mentioned in some early 20th century Afrian American dance songs {none of which I can think of now}.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:15 AM

I forgot these earlier:

If It Wasnae For Yer Wellies (Billy Connolly)

Keep Yer Feet Still Geordie Hinny (any Geordie singer!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:19 AM

Here's another familiar children's rhyme that mentions feet:

SHIMMY SHIMMY COCO PA {also known as "Down Down Baby"}

Down, down baby
Down by the roller coaster
Sweet, sweet baby
I'll never let you go.
Shimmy shimmy coco pa
Shimmy shimmy pow!
Shimmy shimmy coco pa
Shimmy shimmy pow!
Grandma, Grandma sick in bed.
Called the doctor and the doctor said,
Let's get the rhythm of the head.
Ding dong.
Let's get the rhythm of the hands
Clap, clap.
Let's get the motion of the feet
Stomp, stomp.
Put it all together and what do you get?
Ding dong, clap, clap. Stomp, stomp.
Say it all backwards and what do you get?
Stomp, stomp, clap, clap, ding dong.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:26 AM

"So take off your thirsty boots
And stay for a while
Your feet are hot and weary
From a dusty mile"

"Thirsty Boots" by Eric Andersen


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: eddie1
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:34 AM

Surely, "As Did Those Feet In Ancient Times" must be appropiate here!

Eddie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:29 AM

Rothesay-O: "...with aching feet..."

"Six Feet of Mud" (in DT)

"Ain't She Sweet, from her head down to her feet..."

Clatter O' Clogs (Houghton Weavers)

Four Loom Weaver: "...mi clogs are all brokken, an' stockin's aw've none..."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:33 AM

HIGH HEEL SNEAKERS

[Artist: Tommy Tucker]

Put on your red dress, baby
Ya know we're goin' out tonight
Put on your red dress, baby
Lord, we're goin' out tonight
And-a bring along some boxin' gloves
In case some fool might wanna fight

Put on your high-heel sneakers, lordy
Wear your wig-hat on your head
Put on your high-heel sneakers, child
Wear your wig-hat on your head
Ya know you're looking mighty fine, baby
I'm pretty sure you're gonna knock 'em dead

Put on your red dress, baby
Lord, we're goin' out tonight
Put on your red dress, baby
Well, we're goin' out tonight
And bring along some boxin' gloves
'case some fool might wanna fight

Put on your high-heel sneakers, child
Wear your wig-hat on your head now
Put on your high-heel sneakers, baby
Wear your wig-hat on your head
Ya know you're looking mighty good, really
I'm pretty sure you're gonna knock 'em dead

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/lackawannablues/highheelsneakers.htm


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:36 AM

I just noticed that this sentence in my first post to this thread "Join in if you're boots are made for walkin!" is incorrect.

It's supposed to be "Join in if your boots are made for walkin."

For those who caught that error {and I know many of you did} thanks for not kickin up a fuss about it.

:o)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:37 AM

The Sally Gardens....
It was down by the Sally Gardens,
My love and I did meet.
As she crossed the Sally Gardens,
With her little snow white feet.

I always wonder why she had no socks or shoes on.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: open mike
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:46 AM

Greg Brown has a song called "Two Little Feet", he
also has one with two boys "walking down main street in their
P.F. Flyers, carrying 2 5 pound bass, making grown men liars"
Ralph McTell has one called Sand in your Shoes, and
Tim O'Brien has one about some shoes given to him
by Kelly Joe Phelps.

Kate Wolf sang about walking down a muddy road with
the mud between your toes.

I heard an interesting radio show once with songs
about feet and shoes....for the entire show! This
was near Eugene Oregon.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Alec
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:49 AM

"There is a game called twenty toes,they play all over town
girls play with ten toes up & boys with ten toes down"
             Traditional.
Old Brown Shoe - The Beatles.
Anybody remember a song "My head hurts,my feet stink & I don't love Jesus"?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:49 AM

I'm stepping in again to say that the "right foot slip" movement is right toe tapping the floor in the front, back, and front again.

It's a tough feat, trying to correct all my errors or provision of insufficient information. But someone's gotta do it, so it might as well be me.

Anyway, doing this is good for the sole.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:57 AM

I forgot "Barefootin'" by Robert Parker.

Then there are songs like "Walkin' to New Orleans" and "I'm Walkin'" (both by Fats Domino)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 12:02 PM

STAY A LITTLE LONGER

Dance all night, stay a little longer {3x}
Can't see why you can't stay a little longer.

Take off your shoes, throw them in the corner {3x}
Can't see why you can't stay a little longer.

-snip-

Here's a Zydeco music sound clip from http://www.amazon.com/Dance-All-Night-Chubby-Carrier/dp/B000000N8L

[#3 on that list]

http://www.tsrocks.com/w/waylon_jennings_texts/stay_a_little_longer.html gives that second verse as "Put off your coat, throw it in the corner".

Does anyone know if this song originated as a country music song or a Zydeco song or was it originally from some other music genre?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 12:10 PM

Ooerr, sole music. That opens up endless possibilities:

What is Sole? (Ben E King)
Sole Man (Sam & Dave)
Sweet Sole Music (Arthur Conley)
I Believe To My Sole (Ray Charles IIRC?)
Sole Limbo (Booker T & The MGs)
etc.
etc.

I'll get me boots.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 01:13 PM

LOL!!

Scrump, you'd win the cake {if this were a contest, which it's not}.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: number 6
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 01:19 PM

A beautiful song by Sade called 'Pearls' ...


there is a woman in somalia
scraping for pearls on the roadside
there's a force stronger than nature
keeps her will alive
this is how she's dying
she's dying to survive
don't know what she's made of
i would like to be that brave

she cries to the heaven above
there is a storm in my heart
she lives a life she didn't choose
and it hurts like brand-new shoes

hurts like brand-new shoes

there is a woman in somalia
the sun gives her no mercy
the same sky we lay under
burns her to the bone
long as afternoon shadows
it's gonna take her to get home
each grain carefully wrapped up
pearls for her little girl

allelujah !!!
allelujah !!!

she cries to the heaven above
there is a storm in my heart
she lives in a world she didn't choose
and it hurts like brand-new shoes


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 02:50 PM

Scrump, you'd win the cake {if this were a contest, which it's not}.

Why thank you Azizi - just as long as you haven't walked on the cake and squashed it :-)

(see 'Cakes' thread!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 03:01 PM

A little humour:

I was sad because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.
So I said, "Got any shoes you're not using?" -- Steven Wright


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 03:57 PM

And did those feet in ancient time...

The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede

There is also a piece of Gregorian chant that sets the story of Jesus washing the apostles' feet.

Billy Connolly's "If It Wisnae for Your Wellies".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:39 PM

Azizi-

Well, let me see if I can walk in your shoes awhile, and not get de-feeted. Now there's a lot of old blues verses such as:

I know a woman who's nine-feet tall,
Sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall...

But I betcha never run acrost the one about the sock-troll:

The next came in was a sock troll
Whose dress was exceedingly droll,
Whose dress was exceedingly droll,
When he joined in the jovial crew

For he was attired in socks he'd snatched,
Argyle, stripped, and some was patched,
And not a single one did match --
When Jones's Ale was new, me boys,
When Jones's Ale was new!


And in another thread I included a sample of my ballad commemorating the loss of Dr. Dogbody's Leg. Well, you get the whole thing because I know you care:

Words by Charles Ipcar © 2005
Inspired by Doctor Dogbody's Leg, James Norman Hall (co-author of Mutiny on the Bounty), © 1940
Tune: traditional "Paddy West"

Dr. Dogbody's Leg

Now as I was a-walking round Portsmouth town,
Feeling cold and glum,
The Cheerful Tortoise was close at hand
So I steps in for some rum;
I says to the landlord, "A glass of your best,"
And he turns to me with a smile,
"I'll pour you a glass of old Port Royal,
Won't you sit by the fire awhile?"

As I was sipping that rum, me boys,
I heard an awful din,
As all at once the door banged open
And some old shipmates blew in;
One was a Royal Navy surgeon,
Dogbody was his name,
He'd served the King full fifty years,
You may recall his fame.

No one could slice off an arm or leg
With greater speed or skill;
No one could stitch up a gaping wound,
A wound you'd swear would kill;
But the strangest tales, ever regaled,
And heed me well, I beg,
How that surgeon bold, the truth be told,
How he'd come to lose his leg.

He'd lost a leg in '68,
To the spur of a fighting cock;
Or was it lost to a sea serpent's bite
As he dangled it from a rock?
He'd lost a leg to a pistol ball,
Mistook for a highwayman;
Or was it lost in Copenhagen,
Where Nelson led the van?

Chorus:

So raise your glass of old Port Royal,
Let's toast that surgeon bold,
Likewise his leg, and his famous peg,
Let another tale be told!


I mind the time he took a ride,
Out from old Cape Town;
He and a friend on ostrich-back,
When he looked about with a frown;
A heathen arrow had pierced his thigh,
Then they dined on ostrich egg,
But when they found their way back town,
Dogbody had lost his leg. (CHO)

He lost a leg to a cutlass stroke,
'Board a Yankee privateer;
Or was it crushed by a loose cannon
With the Greenwich pensioners?
A leg was lost to the guillotine,
But he somehow saved his head;
Then he lost a leg in old Basque Roads,
It's a wonder he ain't dead! (CHO)

Now who could forget that wintry night,
Catherine the Great by his side?
The howling wolves in close pursuit,
It looked like his last sleigh ride,
As one by one her footmen dropped off,
To be torn to bits in a trice;
When his turn came, Dogbody was game,
And for Russia, his sacrifice.

And so, kind friends, this evening ends,
Let's toast that surgeon bold;
Likewise his leg, and his famous peg,
Now these stories have been told;
And while some may doubt, the truth will out,
Your forbearance I'll not beg,
Though these tales be wild, I'd not beguile,
I'd never pull your leg.

Notes from Dr. Dogbody's Leg:

In Portsmouth, by the fireside of Will Tunn's Cheerful Tortoise taproom, British seamen quaff pints and regale themselves with tales of grapeshot and gales. Enter the one-legged Royal Navy surgeon, Dr. F. Dogbody, raconteur extraordinaire. In each of the ten stories, the good doctor recounts the loss of his "larboard" leg, and each story is more outrageous and hilarious than the last.

And here's a verse from a traditional sea shanty:

One more pull and that'll do,
For we're the lads to kick 'er through!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:42 PM

This thread is past 50 comments!

Wow! Wow, what a feat!

Add the good thing is that a number of people are adding to this thread and not solely me.

Here's a link to the Jingles thread thread that Scrump mentioned.

There must be a commercial about feet though I can't think of any off the top of my head.

Hmmm.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:49 PM

Oh, I just put my foot in my mouth {or something like that!}.

Scrump mentioned The Cake thread thread, and I had my mind on the Jingles thread so now you've got two fun threads to read through-and it's all free!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 05:55 PM

I just keep thinkin about the album The LEG END of Bob Marley!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 06:20 PM

How can anyone feel dee-feated when they are surrounded by such masterful word players.

The leg end of Bob Marley! That's a good one.

**

Charlie, speaking of a good one and word skills, thanks for posting your Dr. Dogbody's Leg song! Do you have a link so we can hear you singing it?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:50 PM

Azizi-

"Dr. Dogbody's Leg"? Sure. You can hear a sample at my website: Click here and search for lyrics!

I had a lot of fun composing the song, as did James Norman Hall when he wrote the stories.

My favorite story is when Dr. Dogbody's twin brother shows up at the Cheerful Tortoise taproom one evening, and, as you've probably guessed, he's missing his starboard leg!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:56 PM

You should never criticise a man till you have walked a mile in his shoes - cause then you'll be a mile away, and have his shoes!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:09 PM

The plums are few and the cake is plain
And the shoes are out at toe.
For coins you look in the purse in vain:
They were all spent long ago.
But Johnny Macree, oh, what cares he
As he whistles along the street,
As he whistles along the street?
"Would you have the blues for a pair of shoes
When you still have a pair of feet?"

Sure wish I knew the tune to that.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:49 AM

Songs already posted at Mudcat:

BAREFOOT DAYS
BAREFOOTIN'
TAKE THEM COLD FEET OUTA MY BACK
KEEP YOUR FEET STILL, GEORDIE HINNY
YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM YOUR FEET
FEET OF A DANCER
CAWD FEET (COLD FEET)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:09 AM

Some more I forgot earlier:

Three Ha'pence A Foot (Marriott Edgar)

Football Crazy (Robin Hall & Jimmie MacGregor)

The Rare Old Mountain Dew ("At the foot of the hill...")


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:34 AM

From ghosties and goulies and long legged beasties,
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord deliver us.

Footnote: Scottish Litany

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:49 AM

Popcorn, Double Feeture (OK, I cheated there)

In The Ghettoe (OK, I cheated again there)

Dancing Shoes (Cliff Richard) (at last, a real one)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 09:13 AM

I seem to recall Pearl Bailey singing a song on the old Ed Sullivan show about how much her feet hurt. She'd sit on a stool while she sang it, rub her feet, and wince with pain, giving the impression that her feet really did hurt. (In other words, she was acting as well as singing.) It must have really impressed me as a child to make me remember it after all these years. But I can't remember the title, or any of the words!

I've looked at a list of songs that Pearl Bailey recorded at Allmusic.com, but nothing rings a bell.

Does anyone else remember this?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:41 AM

I don't think anyone has mentioned Eric Idle's song "One Foot In The Grave" (theme tune of the BBC TV sitcom).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:42 AM

There's always Gillian Welch's bluegrassy song "Red Clay Halo" that starts off talking about a guy not being able to get the red clay stain off his feet from walking barefoot. So he gives up and says since he'll be muddy when he has to swin the River Jordan to paradise they can just give him a red clay robe, red clay wings and a red clay halo for his head.
SC


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:48 AM

Just Walk In My Shoes - Gladys Knight & The Pips

I keep thinking of 'em, they're all in there somewhere...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:53 PM

If you can get YouTube, click on this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sHaclvI3-U

Boozoo Chavis ; 'Paper in my shoe'
Added October 10, 2006; From StAlphege
The late Boozoo Chavis performing the number that launched his career back in the 50's.
From 'Aly meets the Cajuns' late 80's UK TV documentary.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:55 PM

It's one step forward,
Two steps back,
Moving down the tenure track,
Doing the tenure tango!

Maybe you had to be there.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 09:00 PM

Speaking of "step", or just because, here's another link to a YouTube Boozoo Chavis' song.

Boozoo Chavis & Magic Sound - Sassy One-Step

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sEpevx9r-w



Added October 27, 2006; From StAlphege
Another performance by Boozoo from the 1980's UK TV Documentary 'Aly Meets The Cajuns'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:21 AM

A B C,
It's easy as 1 2 4,
My mamma takes care of me,
My daddy has stinky feet,
Oh! Ah! I wanna a piece of pie,
Pie's to sweet I wanna piece of meat,
Meat's too red I wanna go to bed,
Bed's not made I want some lemonade,
Lemonade's to sour,
I wanna take a shower,
Shower's too cold I wanna piece of gold,
Gold's too shiny I wanna kiss your hiney,
Hiney's too fat and thats the end of that,
Count to 10 and do it over again,
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10...

posted by Amanda at May 25, 2005 http://blog.oftheoctopuses.com/000518.php

[Most of these types of children's rhymes are performed as two, three, or four person handclaps]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:30 AM

Has anyone mentioned "Hole In My Shoe" by Traffic?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 03:28 PM

I just checked, and "You Need Feet" was written by Roy Irwin, Sid Colin and Wally Ridley, so it appears I was right when I said it isn't traditional.

It was probably written for Bernard Bresslaw, as Sid Colin wrote at least one of his other songs "I Only Arsked".

HTH


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 05:46 PM

African American spiritual:

1.        Guide my feet while I run this race.
        Guide my feet while I run this race.
        Guide my feet while I run this race,
        for I don't want to run this race in vain!

2.        Hold my hand while I run this race.
        Hold my hand while I run this race.
        Hold my hand while I run this race,
        for I don't want to run this race in vain!

3.        Stand by me while I run this race.
        Stand by me while I run this race.
        Stand by me while I run this race,
        for I don't want to run this race in vain!

4.        I'm your child while I run this race.
        I'm your child while I run this race.
        I'm your child while I run this race,
        for I don't want to run this race in vain!

5.        Search my heart while I run this race.
        Search my heart while I run this race.
        Search my heart while I run this race,
        for I don't want to run this race in vain!

6.        Guide my feet while I run this race.
        Guide my feet while I run this race.
        Guide my feet while I run this race,
        for I don't want to run this race in vain!


I got these words from this website: http://www.hymnsite.com/fws/hymn.cgi?2208

Warning- this website plays a midi sound clip {over and over and over again}. The sound clip is very near to how I remember singing it. However, it sounds like there is another note in the line "Guide my feet". Maybe the person playing that piano is elongating the word feet, or he or she added another word such as "Guide my feet, Lord".

If you can get YouTube, here's an uptempo video version of this song performed by Harvard's Kuumba Singers, Black Alumni Weekend, 10/1/06:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFEtWICyW1w


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 07:15 PM

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (from New Orleans) does a song called MY FEET CAN'T FAIL ME NOW that has been getting a lot of airplay on my local public radio station.

As far as I know, the lyrics consist of repeating the phrase, "My feet can't fail me now," plus a few throwaway phrases. Of course, it's the brass arrangement that gives the song its appeal.

Go to this page and then click a link to either hear the audio or view a video made in the studio of Minnesota Public Radio.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: HIGHER GROUND
From: Azizi
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 10:52 AM

Here's a religious song called "Higher Ground":

HIGHER GROUND
{melody: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, 1856-1932; lyrics: Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1898 (1856-1922)

Verse 1
I'm pressing on the upward way,
New heights I'm gaining every day;
Still praying as I'm onward bound,
"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."

Refrain:
Lord, lift me up and let me stand
By faith on heaven's table-land,
A higher plane than I have found:
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground

Verse 2
My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim is higher ground.

Verse 3
I want to live above the world,
Though Satan's darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

Verse 4
I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I'll pray, 'til heaven I've found
"Lord, lead me on to higher ground."

http://ingeb.org/spiritua/impressi.html

**

Here's a link to a YouTube video clip of another song called
"Higher Ground"

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground 1995 BBC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEiuLu59HXo&mode=related&search=

**

And here's the lyrics to that song:

HIGHER GROUND
{Stevie Wonder}

People keep on learnin
Soldiers keep on warrin
World keep on turnin
Cause it wont be too long

Powers keep on lyin
While your people keep on dyin
World keep on turnin
Cause it wont be too long

Im so darn glad he let me try it again
Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
Im so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin
Till I reach the highest ground

Teachers keep on teachin
Preachers keep on preachin
World keep on turnin
Cause it wont be too long
Oh no

Lovers keep on lovin
Believers keep on believin
Sleepers just stop sleepin
Cause it wont be too long
Oh no

Im so glad that he let me try it again
Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
Im so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin
Till I reach my highest ground...whew!
Till I reach my highest ground

No ones gonna bring me down
Oh no
Till I reach my highest ground
Dont you let nobody bring you down (theyll sho nuff try)
God is gonna show you higher ground
Hes the only friend you have around

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/stevie+wonder/higher+ground_20131813.html


Best wishes,

Azizi


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 11:00 AM

Then there was Yakety Sax by Boots Randolph.

And did anyone mention Joe Turner's Flip Flop and Fly?

And Mule Train's another one.

Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues mentions sandals, too.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 11:53 PM

It's a treat to beat your feet on the MISSISSIPPI MUD.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: lennice
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 01:58 AM

John Prine:
Woke up this morning, put on my slippers, walked in the kitchen and died, and oh, what a feeling as my sole ;) went through the ceiling and on up into heaven I did fly.
When I got there they did say "John, it happened this away, you slipped upon the floor and hit your head. And all the angels say just before you passed away these were the very last words that you said:

Oh please don't bury me down in that cold cold ground, I'd rather have 'em cut me up and pass me all around..

[then follows a charming list of what he wants done with his various parts, including:]

- put my sox in a cedar box just get them out of here
- give my knees to the needy [kneedy?]

[and now a drum roll please]

- give my feet to the footloose, careless, fancy free


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: lennice
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 02:05 AM

Log Driver's Waltz:

If you ask any girl from the parish around
what pleases her most from her head to her TOES
she's likely to say it's no business of yours,
but I sure like to dance with the log drivers

ch: for they go burling down, down white water
that's how the log driver learns to STEP lively.
go burling down, down white water,
the log driver's waltz pleases girls completely.

3rd verse:
To please both my parents I have to comply
and dance with the merchant, the doctor, the lawyer.
Tho their manners are lovely their FEET are of clay
and I'm going to marry a log driver.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scoville
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 10:49 AM

Not a song but tunes:

Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes
Flat-Foot Joe (buckdancing reference)

And there;s one called "Late Last Night" about a mystery creature that crawls out of the fishtank and tastes your toes while you're sleeping.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 11:34 AM

give my feet to the footloose

That reminds me of the title song from the movie Footloose, another one we overlooked between us, seemingly.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Scrump
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 11:34 AM

Sorry about the cocked up tags in that last message


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: COLD FEET (Tracy Chapman)
From: lennice
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 07:31 PM

tracy chapman - "cold feet"

there was a little boy once upon a time
...make a wish for better days, the end of hard times.
for no more cold feet, cold cold cold cold feet.

His clothes were always clean...
But when winter days arrived
there was never money enough to shod his cold feet, cold cold cold cold feet

...he made a life for himself, free from worldly wants or needs
But with nobody to share the life he'd made
No body to keep him warm at night
When he'd go to sleep he'd sleep alone with his cold feet, cold cold cold cold feet

One night he walked the street...
Searching for a shooting star a benevolent God..
He turned and found love
He then wished for the courage to ask this stranger
Who she was to not have cold feet, cold cold cold cold feet

He thought she'd ...want the finer things
So he promised more than he could buy
And he promised her the sun and moon to not have cold feet, cold cold cold cold feet

...He can't give her what she needs
He wants to give her what he thinks she wants
Her sad-eyed face, his empty pockets drive him on and his cold
feet, cold cold cold cold feet


He'd struggled all his life to be an honest man
...But some guys he knew from high school days
Said they had a plan to get rich quick and they could count him in
if he don't have cold feet, cold cold cold cold feet

He thought about their offer accepted it without qualms
Dreamt about the life he'd buy The comfort that would come
without cold feet, cold cold cold cold feet

...He said the little boy is dead, a man stands with you now
without cold feet, cold cold cold cold feet

Without cold feet, cold cold cold cold feet

... he thougt he'd set his clock right, he thought he'd read his watch
he left in such a hurry he didn't think to wish for luck.
Makes no difference if you're early, No difference if you're late
when you're out of time, The flowers have been laid
You're six feet underground
With cold feet, Cold cold cold cold feet


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: lennice
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 07:37 PM

Mason Williams, Three-Legged Waltz - a great moment from the old Smother's Brothers show, about a princess with 3 legs who didn't think she could dance, but realized that 3 legs are perfect for waltzing.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: GYPSY FEET (from Hank Snow)
From: lennice
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 08:24 PM

good foot song:

old Hank Snow song - Gypsy Feet
by Nellie Smith & Leona Butrum

Gypsy feet will wander Gypsy feet will stray
Neither love nor thunder can ever make them stay
I can't tame a heart so wild like a jungle drum it beats
Were you born a devil child with the restless gypsy feet.

My picture's in your locket on that golden chain
Money's in your pocket and you're gone again
Gypsy lips will promise vows that they never keep
Hearts like mine are crumbled beneath your gypsy feet.

ch:
Gypsy feet keep dancing to the tune of violins
Just like devil's prancing you dance away your sins
If I could tame your restless heart would make my life complete
But I can't put an anchor on your gypsy feet.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: PETE THE FEET
From: GUEST,soundcatcher
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 08:57 PM

Beat this one

Pete The Feet

When I first came to London my life was filled with gloom
I was staying at a boarding house and shared a double room
My roommates' name was Peter he really caused it all
If you should ever go there you'll see this on the wall

Oh pete the trouble is your feet
They really don't smell very sweet
Their nauseating aroma put the cat into a coma
Pete please wash your feet

I swear he never washed his socks quite hard and stiff they were
Every night he took them off and leaned them up against a chair
At night they sometimes walked around and made a squeaking noise
And if you listened hard enough you'd hear a tiny voice singing

Pete the trouble is your feet
They really don't smell very sweet
Their nauseating aroma put the cat into a coma
So pete please wash your feet

The room was on the upper floor and visitors were rare
Because the smell of sweaty socks went wafting down the stairs
One day when one did survive the fumes that came from pete
He lit a match the gas blew up and he landed in the street
Where he sat in the middle of the road and sang

Oh pete the trouble is your feet
They really don't smell very sweet
Their nauseating aroma put the cat into a coma
So pete please wash your feet

Alas poor peter passed away it really was quite sordid
The methane round his feet caught fire and blew him into orbit
And now in heaven he flies around on little smelly wings
And as he learns to play his harp a heavenly choir sings

Oh pete the trouble is your feet
They really don't smell very sweet
Their nauseating aroma put the cat into a coma
So pete please wash your feet

Regards John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 09:34 PM

That's a good one, John.

Who wrote it? Is it yours?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: GUEST,Soundcatcher
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 10:07 PM

Sorry I can't help Azizi. It's one I picked up round the London Folk clubs back in the Sixties. The focus was more on drinking than the diligent collection of folk music pedigrees.

Regards John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Feet
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 10:16 PM

Okay. Thanks and best wishes!

Azizi


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 11 April 5:21 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.