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Raggytash 24 Feb 11 - 07:32 AM
Roger in Baltimore 24 Feb 11 - 02:35 PM
GUEST,999 24 Feb 11 - 02:47 PM
banjoman 25 Feb 11 - 04:59 AM
Raggytash 25 Feb 11 - 05:52 AM
GUEST,Tris 25 Feb 11 - 04:30 PM
gnomad 25 Feb 11 - 05:53 PM
John on the Sunset Coast 25 Feb 11 - 06:35 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Mar 11 - 10:18 AM
GUEST,Patsy 02 Mar 11 - 06:39 AM
GUEST,banjoman 03 Mar 11 - 06:08 AM
breezy 03 Mar 11 - 09:13 AM
Steve Benbows protege 03 Mar 11 - 03:42 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: Raggytash
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 07:32 AM

Does anyone have the lyrics for It's Illegal, It's Immoral or it makes you fat.

Cheers

Raggytash


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 02:35 PM

Raggytash,

Anymore information you have about the song? Where you heard it? Who sang it? Who wrote it? Some of lyrics that you might remember?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 02:47 PM

It's on Youtube under that title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: banjoman
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 04:59 AM

Its illegal its immoral or it makes you fat
It relly dosn't matter what your aiming at
If its something you enjoy you can be certain that
Its illegal its immoral or it makes you fat

Can't remember the rest, but I seem to recall it was sung on a TV show in the late 50's or early 60's by Petula Clark
The verse has something to do with eating green apples ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: Raggytash
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 05:52 AM

I believe it was covered by the Beverley Sisters amongst others and written by Edmundo Ros, it is on youtube but the words are not necessarily clear or correct


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: GUEST,Tris
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 04:30 PM

It certainly wasn't Petula Clark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: gnomad
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 05:53 PM

If nobody has the lyrics there is a recording by Edmundo Ros. Here it seems to be on sale in the States, but you might find a UK copy. The short clip there makes it sound pretty clear.

I've a feeling the original remark may be one of Dorothy Parker's wisecracks, but I haven't researched it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 06:35 PM

I remember this song from about 1950 (give or take), but neither the Ros or Beverley Sisters' renditions are what I remember...The Ros version, a calypso, is closer to what I do recall, so maybe it was the one.

Bev. Sisters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzCqFP-iFF4


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S ILLEGAL IT'S IMMORAL OR IT MAKES...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 10:18 AM

Here's my transcription from the YouTube video:


IT'S ILLEGAL, IT'S IMMORAL OR IT MAKES YOU FAT
As sung by the Beverley Sisters

CHORUS: It's illegal, it's immoral or it makes you fat.
Oh, it really doesn't matter what you're aiming at.
If it's something you enjoy, you can be certain that
It's illegal, it's immoral or it makes you fat.

1. There are many philosophers who will agree
That the best things in life are absolutely free,
But you're bound to find out before you go too far,
If it happens to be fun, the chances are—CHORUS

2. If you shoot the tax collector who plagues you all your life,
If you kiss a pretty girl when you have an ugly wife,
If you can't look a treacle pudding in the eye,
Man, you might as well lay down and die. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 06:39 AM

Was it someone like Betty Hutton who sang it in a 40s film? I might have been dreaming it but I am sure it was her or a singer like her from the time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: GUEST,banjoman
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 06:08 AM

I stand corrected 'cos I got my Petula Clark mixed up with the Beverly sisters which is what I had intended to say


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: breezy
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 09:13 AM

Pet and the Bevs

Could have been Britain's equiv'lant to The Supremes and other girlie groups of the 60s

Cold out


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's immoral, it's illegal or it makes
From: Steve Benbows protege
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 03:42 PM

My dad had it by Edmundo Ros and is one of his favourite childhood songs.


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