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Lyr Req: From the Indies to the Andes in His ...

GUEST,Jon Berger 22 Jul 00 - 07:01 PM
GUEST,Marty Kohn 22 Jul 00 - 07:47 PM
Sorcha 23 Jul 00 - 12:07 AM
Barbara 24 Jul 00 - 12:34 AM
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Subject: Indies/Andes/undies
From: GUEST,Jon Berger
Date: 22 Jul 00 - 07:01 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics to "From the Indies to the Andes in his Undies?" It was recorded by, inter alia, the Hoosier Hot Shots, and also it's done by the Canotes (I think). They'd be highly appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FROM THE INDIES TO THE ANDES IN HIS UNDIE
From: GUEST,Marty Kohn
Date: 22 Jul 00 - 07:47 PM

"From the Indies etc." was recently (couple years ago) recorded by John Lithgow (yes, THE John Lithgow) on his children's album entitled "Singin' in the Bathtub." It's on the Sony label. Songwriters credited are E. Burnett and W. Faber who, I believe, were the Hoosier Hot Shots.

From the Indies to the Andes in his undies,
And he never took a shave except on Mondays.
He didn't eat a thing but chocolate sundaes.
'Twas a very very daring thing to do.

And he carried for a charm a kippered herring
To protect him when the tropic sun was glaring,
Whoever met him thought he needed airing.
'Twas a very very daring thing to do.

Otto Zilch, he's a hero of the ages.
Otto Zilch, he will surely enter history's pages.

From the Indies to the Andes, what a mission!
Stopping only now and then to do some fishin'.
And he went without a copyright permission.
'Twas a very very daring thing to do.

He took a parasol that was his mama's,
And crossed the mountains riding yellow llamas
Which he dressed in purple polka-dot pajamas.
'Twas a very very daring thing to do.

Otto Zilch, he's the greatest navigator.
Otto Zilch swam the rivers on an alligator.

And he carried for a spare a pair of panties.
But they didn't fit him well. They were his auntie's.
In his undies from the Indies to Andes,
'Twas a very very daring thing to do.

mfkohn@aol.com

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 26-Oct-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Indies/Andes/undies
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Jul 00 - 12:07 AM

LYR ADD so maybe someone finds this. It is great!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Indies/Andes/undies
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 12:34 AM

Let me help, Sorcha.
From the Indies to the Andes in His Undies
(E. Burnett and W. Faber)

From the Indies to the Andes in his Undies
(is this also the first line, or just the title?)
And he never took a shave except on Mondays
He didn't eat a thing but chocolate sundaes
Twas a very very daring thing to do

And he carried for a charm a kippered herring
To protect him when the tropic sun was glaring
And whoever met him thought he needed airing

CHORUS (?) Otto Zilch, he's a hero of the ages
Otto Zilch, he will sure enter history's pages

FRom the Indies to the Andes, what a mission!
Stopping only now and then to do some fishin'
And he went without a copyright permission

He took a parasol that was his mama's
And crossed the mountains riding yellow llamas
Which he dressed in purple polka dot pajamas

Otto Zilch, He's the greatest navigator
Otto Zilch, Swam the rivers on an alligator

And he carried for a spare a pair of panties
But they didn't fit him well they were his auntie's
In his undies from the Indies to Andes
'Twas a very very daring thing to do


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From the Indies to the Andes in His ...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Nov 18 - 09:05 PM

In the Hoosier Hot Shots’ studio recording, they sing this couplet, which isn’t in the above transcription:

Otto Zilch, he’s the idol of the nation.
He’ll be called to the Senate for investigation.

In this “Soundie” they sing this introductory verse:

Hip hooray! Hip hooray!
say, there’s a great man here with us today.
though his back is bowed and his legs are bent,
why he broke all records wherever he went.

And later they sing this verse:

From the wheresis to the whatsis in his whosis?
Well now, we forgot his name, so excuse us,
But his uncle is a barber who shampoos us.
'Twas a very very daring thing to do.


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