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Lyr Req: Rutabaga Boogie

Seth 30 Jan 01 - 09:14 AM
wysiwyg 31 Jan 01 - 01:31 AM
rangeroger 31 Jan 01 - 02:40 AM
GUEST,cherierene@aol.com 26 Dec 05 - 11:34 PM
Peace 27 Dec 05 - 12:00 AM
GLoux 27 Dec 05 - 10:51 AM
GUEST,Cactus Chris 02 Jul 16 - 02:18 PM
cnd 03 Jul 16 - 10:44 AM
GUEST,Bob Konigsberg 27 Jul 17 - 07:28 PM
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Subject: Rutabaga Boogie
From: Seth
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 09:14 AM

I go pretty far back with Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kalleck. When they were part of "The Good Old Persons" playing at the Freight and Salvage club in Berkeley, California. They wrote a great song with Paul Shelasky and put it on their first album " The Good Old Persons", probably on Bay Records. Does anyone know the lyrics to " Rutabaga Boogie"? I sure would be tickled if you did. Seth from China


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rutabaga Boogie
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 01:31 AM

Seth, this is such a great title that if no one comes up with the real words, we ought to write a new version!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rutabaga Boogie
From: rangeroger
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 02:40 AM

Seth, I've got that album on tape somewhere. I'll see if I can find it.Great song.

rr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rutabaga Boogie
From: GUEST,cherierene@aol.com
Date: 26 Dec 05 - 11:34 PM

I, too, have been searching for years for the lyrics to the Rutabaga Boogie --- ever since I heard it performed in the bay area over 30 years ago. Can anyone help me with this? I would greatly appreciate it!

Cherie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rutabaga Boogie
From: Peace
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 12:00 AM

I got rutabaga skins for the clothes that I wear.
Rutabaga extract to wash my hair.
Rutabaga vapor instead of gas.
Rutabaga paper to wipe my ... nose.
Do the rutabaga boogie.
Come along with me.
With a fresh rutabaga pulled right off the tree.

Do the rutabaga boogie.
Do it all the time.
With a fresh rutabaga pulled right off the vine.

Lyrics written by Paul Shelasky

It's all I could find. If this is it or part of it, the title is "Do the Rutabaga Boogie".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rutabaga Boogie
From: GLoux
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 10:51 AM

The album has been re-released on CD on the Spruce and Maple label. It was just reviewed in the current issue of the Old Time Herald. It is available on her web site.

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rutabaga Boogie
From: GUEST,Cactus Chris
Date: 02 Jul 16 - 02:18 PM

There are two videos of the song on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFMYiripOkM
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5u1MBY-RKs

Between the two you might figure out the lyrics. But they're both fast and sort of garbled.


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD Rutabaga Boogie
From: cnd
Date: 03 Jul 16 - 10:44 AM

RUTABAGA BOOGIE
Written by either Stavro Arrgolus or Paul Shelasky and his Musical Zombies SOURCE 1 SOURCE 2

Well, I don't like spinach as a gen'ral rule
There's one little veggie makes me blow my cool
It's not like turnip or a summer squash
The old rutabaga from the rutabaga bush

CHORUS
Do the rutabaga boogie, do it all the time
With a fresh rutabaga pulled right off the vine
Do the rutabaga boogie, come and dance with me
With a fresh rutabaga pulled right off the tree

I like rutabaga hot dogs and rutabaga stew
Rutabaga cornflakes and wonton too
Rutabaga borscht and rutabaga cake (or tofu and steak)
Rutabaga french fries, mm, they're a kick (or rutabaga minced is a layer cake)

I have rutabaga skins for the clothes I wear
Rutabaga extract to wash my hair
Rutabaga vapors instead of gas
Rutabaga paper to wipe my nose

[skipped by A Touch of Grass, done by Good Ol' Persons]
Well, I built my car out of rutabaga steel
Rutabaga hubcaps in ev'ry wheel
Rutabaga tires and rutabaga treads
Rutabagas growin' in the cylinder heads

Well, a rutabaga hat and a rutabaga tie
Shut my pants with a rutabaga fly
Rutabaga patches all over my knees
Rutabaga jock strap, bee bee dees


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rutabaga Boogie
From: GUEST,Bob Konigsberg
Date: 27 Jul 17 - 07:28 PM

Correction to second verse, line two
"Rutabaga cornflakes and wonton soup"

Correction to the last line, last verse above:
Rutabaga jock straps and BVDs (BVD is a brand of men's undershorts)

Years ago Sidesaddle (all women's bluegrass band) did a cover of that song and made the last line:
Rutabaga bra straps and IUDs.

Folkishly yours,

Bob


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