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Lyr Req/Add: Nashville Cats (John B. Sebastian)

mister fairquest 02 Oct 01 - 04:03 AM
twister 03 Oct 01 - 01:24 AM
Joe Offer 03 Oct 01 - 02:11 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Jan 02 - 07:53 PM
Sorcha 15 Jan 02 - 08:10 PM
Amos 15 Jan 02 - 08:24 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Dec 03 - 09:23 AM
Amos 11 Dec 03 - 10:04 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Dec 03 - 04:05 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Aug 08 - 11:13 PM
GUEST,number 6 05 Aug 08 - 11:20 PM
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Subject: nashville cats ; the ballad of sally ann
From: mister fairquest
Date: 02 Oct 01 - 04:03 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: nashville cats ; the ballad of sally
From: twister
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 01:24 AM

Nashville cats by the Loving Spoonful??


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Subject: ADD: Nashville Cats
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 02:11 AM

Ah, that's one of my favorites. I found it at Lyrics World (click). I usually encourage people to post just links to pop songs, but this one is just too good.
-Joe Offer-


Nashville Cats
The Lovin' Spoonful
- peak Billboard position # 8 in 1967
- Words and Music by John B. Sebastian


CHORUS
Nashville Cats, play clean as country water
Nashville Cats, play wild as mountain dew
Nashville Cats, been playin' since they's babies
Nashville Cats, get work before they're two

Well, there's thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar pickers in Nashville
And they can pick more notes than the number of ants
On a Tennessee anthill
Yeah, there's thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar cases in Nashville
And any one that unpacks 'is guitar could play
Twice as better than I will

Yeah, I was just thirteen, you might say I was a
Musical proverbial knee-high
When I heard a couple new-sounding tunes on the tubes
And they blasted me sky-high
And the record man said every one is a Yellow Sun
Record from Nashville
And up North there ain't nobody buys them
And I said, "But I will"

And it was
CHORUS

Well, there's sixteen thousand eight hundred 'n' twenty one
Mothers from Nashville
All their friends play music, and they ain't uptight
If one of the kids will
Because it's custom made for any mother's son
To be a guitar picker in Nashville
And I sure am glad I got a chance to say a word about
The music and the mothers from Nashville

CHORUS


SPOKEN: Kick it

[Instrumental to end]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: nashville cats ; the ballad of sally
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 07:53 PM

Lyrics to "Sally Anne" are posted here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: nashville cats ; the ballad of sally
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 08:10 PM

I wonder what ever happend to mister fairquest?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: nashville cats ; the ballad of sally
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 08:24 PM

There's also "Nashville Katz", who runs a kosher deli.....

I posted the lyrics to this parody on a thread many moons ago.

Sigh.

A


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Subject: Lyr Add: NASHVILLE CATS (parody by Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 09:23 AM

Lyrics to this parody transcribed from the sound file at http://www.geocities.com/u2page6/

NASHVILLE CATS
(As sung by Homer & Jethro)

Nashville cats, they all drive great big new cars.
Nashville cats got boats an' airplanes, too.
Nashville cats got diamond-studded guitars.
Nashville cats, they all got payments due.

Well, there's a thousand-some-odd guitar pickers an' the number keeps a-risin'.
They all double on the fiddle and the five-string banjer and they do the harmonizin'.
An' you can't keep track of all the drummers an' the strummers an' they even got hummers, too.
An' any Nashville yokel in the local does the vocal even twice as better as we do.

Nashville cats play hotter than a 'tater.
Nashville cats, they sure do practice hard.
Nashville cats been playin' since they's babies.
Nashville cats, bet they sure are tard [=tired].

Well, there's a thousand-and-some-odd guitar pickers an' they're ever' one sayin',
"I can read a little music an' I do read notes, but not enough to hurt my playin'."
An' you can't keep track of all the records they make, an ever' one is a million-seller.
An' they all feel sorry for the pore folks like Johnson and Rockefeller.

REPEAT FIRST VERSE

[Recorded by Homer & Jethro on "Nashville Cats," 1967; and "The Best of Homer & Jethro," 1996.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: NOSHVILLE KATZ
From: Amos
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 10:04 AM

Nashville Katz

Nashville Katz!
He runs the kosher deli!
Nashville Katz!
It's the only one in town!
Nashville Katz!
It's not like you're in Brooklyn!
Nashville Katz!
He's the only one arouuund!


Well there are fourteen-hundred and fifty three different restaurants in Nashville
Where you can get anything from hominy grits to Chateau de Tourneville
But there's only one place for a good Jewish boy if he really wants to eat well.
Just tell anybody to take you to Katz'
The kosher deli in Nashville!

Nashville Katz!
He runs the kosher deli!
Nashville Katz!
It's the only one in town!
Nashville Katz!
It's not like you're in Brooklyn!
Nashville Katz!
He's the only one arouuund!

(Reconstructed from mess-hall memories of long long ago).

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: nashville cats ; the ballad of sally
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 04:05 PM

Several sources on the 'Net say that NOSHVILLE KATZ is the correct title, and it was recorded by The Lovin' Cohens in 1967. But I don't think we ever had the complete lyrics till now, although they have been mentioned, quoted, and requested. Thanks, Amos.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NOSHVILLE KATZ (from The Lovin' Cohens)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Aug 08 - 11:13 PM

Here's my transcription of the "video" at YouTube.

NOSHVILLE KATZ
As sung by The Lovin' Cohens.

CHORUS: Noshville Katz. He runs a kosher deli.
Noshville Katz, the only place in town.
Noshville Katz, it's not like you're in Brooklyn.
Noshville Katz, the only one around.

Well, there's thirteen-hundred and fifty-two different restaurants in Nashville,
And you can eat anything from a hominy grit to a Contac time-pill,
But there's only one place to get a half-sour pickle or a corned-beef sandwich in Nashville.
Just ask anybody how to get to Katz's if you're lookin' to eat well.

About a year ago, it was impossible to find a kosher delicatessen,
And the people said, "Mr. Katz, won't you open up a place to fress in?"
Well, it was a good idea for a Brooklyn boy to bring a kosher deli to Nashville,
And when his bubbeh asked him who would eat his food, he said, "The Tennessee folks will."

They call him—CHORUS.

Have a yiddisher dish, a potato knish, or a bagel with cream cheese,
A little chicken soup, or gefilte fish, with some carrots and green peas.
If you can get through that, have a little chopped liver, or a piece of herring in wine sauce,
Then you can wash it down with a Doctor Brown. Shouldn't be a total loss.
Eat, darling, eat!

CHORUS.

SPOKEN: They also cater bar mitzvahs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: nashville cats
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 05 Aug 08 - 11:20 PM

I knew a Syd Katz .... from Downsview Ont. ..... in fact that's where Zal was from.

Those Downsview Cats.

biLL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: nashville cats
From: Severn
Date: 05 Aug 08 - 11:54 PM

Mr. Sebastian either never realized that those "Yellow Sun Records from Nashville" were actually from Memphis, or just never let it get in his way....

I still love the song, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: nashville cats
From: MarkS
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 07:21 PM

Wonderful!! Been looking for these lyrics for years. Thanks!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: nashville cats
From: bankley
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 12:58 PM

Frandsen did a spoof on this one....

"Bombay cats, clean as Ganges water"

don't remember the rest, but it was funny as hell...


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