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Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?

10 Feb 14 - 05:00 PM (#3600182)
Subject: Folklore: Do You have Ninty-Nine Eyes?
From: GUEST,Michael-wa7qzr

In the late 50s or early 60s I was beginning to appreciate records. There was a a song from a children's record I owned, that I've long since lost, which I cannot get out of my head. These are the following incomplete lyrics. The tune seems to be unique to the song. The tempo was fast.

"I've got 99-eyes and 88-tails,
44-ears and 55-noses
33-fingers on each hand,
I just don't understand, why;

"All my friends run away from me
away from me
away from me
away from me
I don't know why they run from me.
I'm normal as I can be."

Well folks, that's all I can remember of it. I'd like to know the nane, the complete lyrics and even get a hold of a copy, digital or vinyl.


01 May 17 - 02:31 AM (#3853184)
Subject: RE: Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?
From: GUEST,David Loftus

I was just thinking of this song the past couple weeks, myself. I had the record and I hope you're correct on the numbers and body parts.

The gratifying second (or third?) verse goes:

Then one morning I made a friend
He said to me
"How do you do?
Won't you please come and play with me
'Cause I'm just the same as you."

[two voices in harmony:]

We've … got … [and into the chorus]


30 Oct 19 - 09:52 PM (#4016247)
Subject: RE: Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?
From: GUEST,Michael-wa7qzr

The "88-tails" might be 88-toes.

We're still wishin' & hopin' for it all.


30 Oct 19 - 11:16 PM (#4016251)
Subject: RE: Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?
From: RTim

I am "the Night" - I have a 1000 eyes.....

Tim Radford


01 Dec 19 - 03:09 AM (#4021774)
Subject: RE: Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?
From: GUEST,GUEST,Michael-wa7qzr

It's been found!

99 Eyes

All my friends run away from me, away from me, away from me.
I don't know why they run from me. I'm normal as I can be.

I've got 99 eyes and 88 toes. 44 ears and 55 noses. 33 fingers on each hand, I don't understand, why,

All my friends run away from me, away from me, away from me.
I don't know why they run from me. I'm normal as I can be.

I've got 22 feet and 66 tails, 7 teeth, and 19 toenails, 5 or 6 eyebrows on my snout, I can't figure it out. But,

Then one morning I made a friend, he said to me “How do you do. Won't you please come and play with me, 'cause I'm just the same as you.”

We've got 99 eyes and 88 toes. 44 ears and 55 noses. 33 fingers on each hand, Isn't friendship grand.

We've got 22 feet and 66 tails, 7 teeth, and 19 toenails,
Two good friends; Or are we three?
We're happy as happy can be.

The song was performed by "The Sandpipers" with the Jim Timmens Orchestra. I couldn't find a copyright date but, the record I found only cost 29-cents so, it's been quite a while.


01 Dec 19 - 04:14 AM (#4021779)
Subject: RE: Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?
From: Mr Red

99 eyes should see you through................


01 Dec 19 - 08:24 AM (#4021801)
Subject: RE: Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?
From: Jack Campin

There has got to be song potential in the anatomy of the box jellyfish, which has one mouth and 64 arseholes.


02 Dec 19 - 09:32 AM (#4021925)
Subject: RE: Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?
From: Mr Red

Can anyone Trump that?


02 Dec 19 - 10:01 AM (#4021932)
Subject: RE: Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?
From: Dave the Gnome

The eyes have it?


02 Dec 19 - 11:59 AM (#4021945)
Subject: RE: Do You have Ninety-Nine Eyes?
From: GUEST,Starship

"I couldn't find a copyright date but, the record I found only cost 29-cents so, it's been quite a while." Looks like the release date was between 1960 to 1962. At least on Golden Records. It was a 45 with serial # FF706A.