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Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?

graywolf1980 31 Jul 02 - 02:46 AM
Charley Noble 31 Jul 02 - 10:33 AM
masato sakurai 31 Jul 02 - 12:25 PM
EBarnacle1 31 Jul 02 - 02:05 PM
Uncle_DaveO 31 Jul 02 - 02:10 PM
Joe Offer 31 Jul 02 - 02:19 PM
Uncle_DaveO 31 Jul 02 - 02:32 PM
dick greenhaus 31 Jul 02 - 02:59 PM
graywolf1980 31 Jul 02 - 04:48 PM
brid widder 31 Jul 02 - 07:41 PM
Bill D 31 Jul 02 - 07:58 PM
John MacKenzie 01 Aug 02 - 03:44 AM
Dave Bryant 01 Aug 02 - 06:18 AM
GUEST,redbirdrobb@yahoo.com 22 Oct 04 - 01:01 AM
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Subject: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: graywolf1980
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 02:46 AM

I'm looking for the specific lyrics to Lonzo and Oscar's song "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea." On the original 78, it lists Lonzo and Oscar in the credits (other songs lists their real names). Did they originally write this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 10:33 AM

Hmmmm. Maybe this is related to that old thread about "The Holy Ground"?;~)

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 12:25 PM

Google search returns several versions. I don't know which is the one, or none at all. Hack and Sack's recording of 'There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea' is at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites (Click on "Real Country Archives Page 12").

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 02:05 PM

This sounds like the cumulative song which starts:

"There's a hole in the bottom of the sea (3x)
There's a tree in the hole in the bottom of the sea (3x)
There's a branch on the tree in the hole in the bottom of the sea..."
etc.

Good luck with doing it all the way through without stumbling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 02:10 PM

I don't know the timing of the Lonzo and Oscar version, but I learned this song back in the 40s, and it sure wasn't new then.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 02:19 PM

Gee, do you mean to say this one isn't "traditional"? I posted the lyrics here (click) - I guess I'd better not try it twice.
I have to say that this is one of the more popular songs in my repertoire.
Click here for a page on Lonzo and Oscar, an the e-mail address of their agent.
-Joe Offer, former scout leader and camp counselor-


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 02:32 PM

I just did some DT and forum searching, and it doesn't appear the full lyrics are in either place. Joe Offer put in the 1st, 2nd, and last verse-lines of a version in July of 1999, but my use of search with key phrases of verse-lines he omitted comes up with nothing. Accordingly:

THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

There's a hole in the bottom of the sea (x 2)
There's a hole There's a hole
There's a hole in the bottom of the sea.

....(OR, for merely sing the verse-line four times, including for the third line)

There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There's a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There's a frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There's a wart on the frog on the log....

There's a hair on the wart on...

There's a flea on the hair...

There's a eye on the flea...

There's an eyelash on the eye...

There's a germ on the eyelash...

This is WILDLY popular with kid audiences, having them sing along!

DRO



Thread #12629   Message #101088
Posted By: Joe Offer
31-Jul-99 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: What is a kid's song?
Subject: Lyr Add: HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

Just in case you don't know it, or can't keep up with me when I'm singing it:

HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
(follow along)

There's a hole in the bottom of the sea,
There's a hole in the bottom of the sea,
There's a hole,
There's a hole,
There's a hole in the bottom of the sea.

There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea,
There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea,
There's a hole,
There's a hole,
There's a hole in the bottom of the sea.

(continue until ...)

There's a hole, in the wing,
on the flea, on the fly,
on the tail, on the frog,
on the bump, on the log
in the hole in the bottom of the sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 02:59 PM

And I heard Mike Agranoff sing:

There's a hole in the budget in DC...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: graywolf1980
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 04:48 PM

Actually, I haven't found a version out there close to what Lonzo and Oscar sings:

There's a hole in the bottom of the sea There's a hole in the bottom of the sea There's a hole, there'a a hole, There's a hole in the bottom of the sea

There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

Then it goes into a KNOT (not a bump). A frog on the knot. Wart on the frog. Hair in the wart. Flea on the hair. A chigger on the flea. A germ on the chigger. A something on the germ (they fade out and come back when saying this "something" and I can't make it out).

Believe me, I have done research on Lonzo and Oscar, both on and off the internet. For example, on the Song Tree USA site, that is not THE Lonzo and Oscar. In another post I posted last night, someone replied to it today and found my Lonzo and Oscar page on my website: http://wcgs.ala.nu/lonzoandoscar.htm

It contains a complete discography on the original Lonzo and Oscar (with their Winston County Pea Pickers), dates the songs were recorded, musicians, etc. I would call these the Victor ledger sheets, as the material came from the RCA Victor (now BMG) Vaults in New York.

P.J.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: brid widder
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 07:41 PM

Glad you've got the words... it was on tonight's news that there is a 12 mile wide hole in the bottom of the sea off the coast of England... and the nearest city... you've guessed it the Mudcat centre of the Universe... Hull!!! a. asteroid apparently hit the spot & made the earth move 65,000,000 years ago...

so there's the answer to your question... where's the hole in the sea?... near Hull.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 07:58 PM

they are now claiming the astroid did NOT hit near Yucatan?...tsk..better be sure!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Aug 02 - 03:44 AM

Rare bog's a rattlin' bog
The bog down in the valley oh
Rare bog's a rattlin' bog
The bog down in the valley oh.

Now on that tree there was a branch
Rare branch a rattlin' branch
Now on that tree there was a branch
The bog down in the valley oh.

Twig

Nest

Egg

And so on ad infinitum, an Irish variation of a similar cumulative song.
Failte.....Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 01 Aug 02 - 06:18 AM

Whoever aimed that asteroid was a lousy shot !

(Duck and run for cover as a bombardment of Green Ginger ensues.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: GUEST,redbirdrobb@yahoo.com
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 01:01 AM

I always did the song and where you hear "something" I used "mite".Like so---There's a log-------There's a knot-----There's a frog----There's a wart-----There's a hair----There's a flea-----There's a chigger---There's a mite----There's a germ---There's no hole---No more hole---I done filled up the hole in the bottom of the sea.
May not be quite correct, but that's my version. ---redbirdrobb


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 01:18 AM

Here's how Danny Kaye sang it on "Tubby the Tuba and Other Favorites":

There's a hole...a log...a branch...a bump...a frog...a tail...a fly...a speck...a fleck.

On the last verse (fleck), he sings the first line and then the chorus (which has been singing the second line each time) says, "There's a WHAT?" and he replies, "Like I said--in the bottom of the sea."

Then after the last verse he sings, "So let's...
flick the fleck
brush the speck
swat the fly
twist the tail
chase the frog
flatten the bump
break the branch
burn the log
fill the hole,
Hole in the bottom of the sea
'Cause we need it like a hole...in the sea...in the sea...in the sea"

Aloha,
Mark

(that's from memory...and I'll stand on its accuracy!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where's the hole in the sea?
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 09:37 AM

This song was sung by Rovert Lund back in the late 30's and early 40's on the Grand Ol' Opry. It was not origional with him. I'm sure it goes on back a good way. I would guess it has some connection to music halls and the music that came from them.


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