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Lyr Req: Songs by Stan Freberg

11 Sep 03 - 10:29 AM (#1016943)
Subject: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs
From: The Fooles Troupe

Looking for lyrics/chords for Stan Freberg Songs

Robin


11 Sep 03 - 02:13 PM (#1017080)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freberg Songs
From: Joe Offer

Hmmmm. I wonder what I can find:
See also the crosslinks at the top of the page. I don't think we have "I'm Gettin Nuttin for Christmas," but it should be easy to find. I thought we had St. George and the Dragonet, but I guess not. It was a #1 hit for a month in 1953. was five at the time, but I remember it. Gee, that makes me feel old...
This article says the 1953 "George" was the first of several "George" recordings. Maybe I remember a later one, and I'm NOT that old...
You'll find a brief discography here (click).
In general, I'm reluctant to just post a bunch of songs from any particular performer. There are fan sites that do that, but our emphasis is on traditional music - not to be a dump for lyrics from various songwriters and performers. When you do that, then the copyright cops may have good reason to go after you. If somebody requests a specific song, then that's another matter.
-Joe Offer-


11 Sep 03 - 02:15 PM (#1017081)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: Sorcha

Stan Freberg texts, I hope.


11 Sep 03 - 07:00 PM (#1017216)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: The Fooles Troupe

Thanks Sorcha for the "texts" site -

I found "Elderly Man River" - the "censorship classic" piece

Robin


11 Sep 03 - 07:51 PM (#1017245)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: Leadfingers

Elderly Man River is Brilliant as are ALL the Dragnet take offs


11 Sep 03 - 11:24 PM (#1017313)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: dick greenhaus

Too piercing, man


12 Sep 03 - 01:28 AM (#1017344)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: HuwG

John and Marth


John
Marsha
John
Marsha
John, John, John
Marsha
John!
Marsha!
John
Marsha

etc.

;-)


12 Sep 03 - 02:16 AM (#1017348)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: GUEST

One I didn't find at Sorcha's site was "Baa Baa Black Sheep" which I believe he did with Daws Butler, about the McCarthy hearings of the late 40's.

If memory serves, and 50 year old memories often don't, the lyrics resembled a congressional inquiry/persecution of a black sheep with suspected communist tendencies, interspersed with interludes from "March of the Gladiators", a tune specifically associated with circuses, especially clowns, in the USA.

Dave


12 Sep 03 - 03:02 AM (#1017356)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: The Fooles Troupe

He did a version of "The Bannana Boat Song" too ...
(I come fru da winder)!!

And Rock Island Line...

Robin


12 Sep 03 - 04:54 AM (#1017388)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: Leadfingers

Lonnie Donegan was,I believe, quoted as saying Rock Island Line by Freberg was his favourite record.


12 Sep 03 - 10:05 AM (#1017592)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: The Fooles Troupe

Iwas a clever satirical parody of the original.
I liked the presentation and style.
The Freberg team could sing well.

Robin


12 Sep 03 - 04:52 PM (#1017790)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: Linda Kelly

I love Stan Freberg - but none else in he UK seems to have heard of him. I partcularly rememer the Gaza Strip and also the interview with the Yeti - wonderful stuff


12 Sep 03 - 07:21 PM (#1017886)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: GUEST,mrbisok@aol.com

I have in my hand a CD "Stan Freberg Greatest Hits" on Curb recordings,1993. They include:
St. Georga and the Dragonet, John and Marsha, Wun'erful, wun'erful, GTry, I've Got you Under My Skin, Little Blue Riding Hood, The yellow rose of Texas, Banana Boat Song (Day-o) The World is Waiting for the Sunrise, Heartbreak Hotel.
I'll be glad to mail it to anyone for, say, 10 bucks.--
-- Harold


31 Mar 11 - 09:59 AM (#3125503)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: GUEST,WoodyWoodcasters

I HAVE the actual LP that you are all talking about.
I could digitize it this weekend and post it to the facebook page.

Facebook.Com/WoodyWoodcasters


31 Mar 11 - 10:46 AM (#3125528)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: Bettynh

I love Stan Freberg, but he wasn't a musician. He did some parodies, but mostly he was a comedian - first on radio, then in commercials. Spotting a Stan Freberg ad was always interesting. Here's how he sold hotdogs. Who remembers "How do they get 8 great tomatoes in that little bitty can?"
The radio shows are here.
Most of his recordings are still available commercially.


01 Apr 11 - 01:11 AM (#3126018)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: GUEST,Gerry

Stan Freberg commercial for Accent, to the tune of Give My Regards to Broadway:

Give my regards to broccoli/Remeber me to herald squash/Tell all the beets and cauliflower/From Manhattan to Oshkosh/Tell them of how I'm yearning/To mingle on the kitchen range/If they were cooked with Accent/Maybe folks would eat them for a change.

(lyrics from memory, not entirely reliable)


01 Apr 11 - 02:32 PM (#3126404)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stan Freeburg Songs (Stan Freberg)
From: Rog Peek

I have an LP entitled 'The Best of Stan Freberg':

Side 1:
The Yellow Rose of Texas/John and Marsha/George and the Dragnet/C'est Si Bon/Trouble/Tele-Ve-Shun.

Side 2:
Banana Boat (Day-O)/Heartbreak Hotel/Rock Island Line/The Great Pretender/The Quest for Bridey Hammerschlaugen/Try.

mfp 50390 1963.

Rog


04 Apr 11 - 09:34 PM (#3128661)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs by Stan Freberg
From: Jim Dixon

A search at YouTube for "Stan Freberg" will turn up some interesting stuff.


30 Jul 12 - 12:23 PM (#3383688)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs by Stan Freberg
From: GUEST,Kurt -Guest

Does anyone remember the other Freberg Accent commercial, "Pour on the Accent, it brings the flavor out" set to "Stars & Stripes Forever?" I believe the second line was, "on leg of lamb, or roast, or weenie, chicken-ala-king or scaloppine." I would love to find the complete lyrics (or better yet, the recordings) of either or both of these commercials. The man is pure genius.

Kurt
kurt-m@msn.com


30 Jul 12 - 01:30 PM (#3383719)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs by Stan Freberg
From: Acme

Stan Freberg is still alive. You could contact him and ask about the words to the song.

SRS


30 Jul 12 - 09:57 PM (#3383916)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs by Stan Freberg
From: GUEST,Gerry

Kurt, I found

A leg of lamb a roasted wienie

Chicken ala king or scallopini

You can make a meatball taste the way it never did before...

And oh, what dash it brings to hash, or even a halibut, even a halibut...

Who'd believe the flavor it brings out in a brisket of beef?

Once you sprinkle it on filet mignon, ever after you'll be grateful you used

ACCENT!

at http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/Before70s/smf/1253206105.shtml (but does that really fit Stars and Stripes Forever?).


11 Jan 17 - 11:58 AM (#3831928)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs by Stan Freberg
From: GUEST

I think there's more. . .

You think you are seasoning your food,
When you pour on the salt and the pepper.
But check with the chefs of the world,
And they will tell you which end is up.

Believe me they don't mess around,
. . . . .. . .         ??
You too can make dinner a smash,
When all your vegetables and meats are cooked with Accent.

DeL