I've been playing a song by the name of "The Bearded Lady" ever since discovering it on an old 78rpm record and have enjoyed including my own, rather lengthy, nonsense introduction that some have likened to "Alice's Restaurant". I usually present this old gem with a couple of others, "The Man With The Weird Beard" and "Who Said I was A Bum" and call the medley my bearded trilogy. Though the bum song doesn't mention beards in the title it does have a nice beard verse.
In the song "The Bearded Lady" it doesn't refer to her death but it does speak of the loss of her affections. Apparently her beard is envied by a barber passing by. He shaves her once and she likes it. So, she takes to shaving three times a day. Then the betrayed lover is left to search the world over for a beard as fine as that.
I usually throw in, "Once you've had a bearded lady you never go back".
This song's chorus also includes one of my favorite rhymes of all times.
I love the bearded lady cuz her kisses tickle so
Her whiskers make me prickle from my head down to my toe
That kiss with the moustache in it
No wonder I get passsionate
I love the bearded lady cuz her whiskers tickle so
MaineDog, I hope someone has a copy of your song to share. I too would love to hear it, and to get a chance to perform it with the others beard songs I've managed to collect.
If you should see a bearded lady please remember me
And have her call me up sometime at Main - 8963