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Lyr Req: Shanghai Rooster

Melissa 21 Jun 10 - 04:05 PM
Melissa 21 Jun 10 - 11:20 PM
Melissa 22 Jun 10 - 01:56 PM
Jim Dixon 27 Jun 10 - 04:00 PM
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Melissa 27 Jun 10 - 04:36 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: what makes the shanghai crow..
From: Melissa
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 04:05 PM

I'm looking for more verses to 'Shanghai Rooster'
What I have is:

What makes the shanghai crow at the break of day?
What makes the shanghai crow at the break of day?
To let the dominecker hen know the big man is on the way.

Shanghai said you ought to hear that dominecker lie (2x)
She said she loves noone but me but I caught her with another shanghai.


thanks,
M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: what makes the shanghai crow..
From: Melissa
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 11:20 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: what makes the shanghai crow..
From: Melissa
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 01:56 PM

once more..then I'll let it wither away.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHANGHAI ROOSTER YODEL (Cliff Carlisle)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 04:00 PM

Here's a video at YouTube of Rob Seaver singing Cliff Carlisle's SHANGHAI ROOSTER YODEL. Here's what he sings. I have omitted a few throwaway phrases. Also, there is some yodeling and scat singing between verses:

What makes a Shanghai crow at the break of day? (2x)
To let the Dominicker hen know the head man's on his way.

It takes a Dominicker hen to enjoy the sun. (2x)
It takes a Shanghai rooster to put the Dominicker on the run.

The Shanghai says the Dominicker hen can lie. (2x)
Says she loves nobody but me. I caught her flirtin' with another Shanghai.

In the old barnyard he spied the Dominicker hen. (2x)
There's no need for you to run, for you know that you can't win.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHANGHAI ROOSTER (DeZurik sisters)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 04:14 PM

WFMU'S Beware of the Blog has several recordings by The DeZurik (Cackle) Sisters taken from live recordings of The Checkerboard Time Radio Show (sponsored by Ralston Purina, maker of feeds) probably in the late 1930s. One of the songs is SHANGHAI ROOSTER (Click to play.)

Here's what they sing:

1. What makes the Shanghai crow at the break of day? (2x)
To let the Dominicker hen know the head man is on his way.

2. The Shanghai says that the Dominicker hen can lie. (2x)
That she loves no one but me, but I caught her with another Shanghai.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: what makes the shanghai crow..
From: Melissa
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 04:36 PM

Thank you!
I was looking around for Cliff Carlisle and didn't even think of checking youtube.

The Checkerboard recordings are neat. That's where I got the little bit I knew (and mangled mildly)
There are some full length DeZurik songs on youtube.


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