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Thread #26060   Message #852419
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Dec-02 - 11:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ach/O du lieber Augustin
Subject: Parodies: Ach du lieber Augustin
Here are a some of the parodies from the Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book, which says "Ach Du Lieber Augustin" was known to have been published as early as 1788.

This first one is almost the same as the one Liland/Haruo posted in the first message, and others have similarities with other parodies posted in this thread.

ACH DU LIEBER AUGUSTINE

Ach, du lieber Augustine
Slot machine run by steam
Put a nickel in the slot
Not'ing come out

Octember, Septober
No wonder I'm sober
If whiskey doesn't kill me
I'll live 'til I die.



SEE THE LITTLE ANGELS

See the little angels
Ascend up, ascend up
See the little angels
Ascend up on high.

Which end up? As-cend up
Which end up? As-cend up
See the little angels
Ascend up on high.




LOVE TO BE IN COPENHAGEN

Love to be in Copenhagen
In the morning, in the morning
Love to be in Copenhagen
In the morning, ya, ya.

We climb the church steeple
And spit at the people
Love to be in Copenhagen
In the morning, ya, ya.

(Two people sing this as a duet in which one singer must make a raspberry sound [poop] by sticking out his or her tongue and vibrating it, followed by two falsetto eee-eee squeaks. Another person must sing the verses to that accompaniment.)




You Ever Seen?

Have you ever seen a horse fly, a horse fly, a horse fly?
Have you ever seen a horse fly? Now you tell us one.

Have you ever seen a shoe box, a shoe box, a shoe box?
Have you ever seen a shoe box? Now you tell us one.

Have you ever seen a chimney sweep, a chimney sweep, a chimney sweep?
Have you ever seen a chimney sweep? Now you tell us one.

Have you ever seen a dish mop, a dish mop, a dish mop?
Have you ever seen a dish mop? Now you tell us one.

One recollection: "We used to sing this in college, between dinner and dessert on some rowdy nights. One table group would start by singing a verse, another table would sing a second verse, and so on; the object was to keep the song going as long as possible and be the group to come up with the last possible verse. The endless verses were made up on
the spot.")