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Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)

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Subject: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 02:05 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to The Otter Song by Harvey Andrews? I'd be very grateful.

Thanks in anticipation.

Captain Swing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 02:06 PM

PS - I need it for a school project.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 02:16 PM

Is that the one that goes: -

"I'm an otter in the water, swimming around.
Hey down, bubble down, swinning around"

And another bit

"Hide in a hollow log, you'll never catch me.
Hide in a hollow log and never be found"

If so, I think I know a man who knows it...


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OTTER SONG (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Sue
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 02:16 PM

I'm an otter in the water swimming around
Hey down bubble down swimming around
I'm an otter in the water swimming around
Hey down bubble down swimming around
Me and the water rat playing around
Lying on the river bank sunning around
Hear the hounds baying running me down
Hide in a hollow log and never be found
Hounds are getting closer running me down,time for me to go sir, swimming around

Harvey Andrews, Friends of Mine, 1973


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 02:30 PM

A result in 11 minutes - Wow!

Many thanks both of you.

Captain Swing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Tig
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 02:38 PM

Never forget taking my class of 6 year olds to the zoo on school visit. Quite embarassing when they suddenly broke out with this - to the amusement of everyone else around.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,harvey andrews
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 07:05 PM

Third verse is;
Hear the hounds baying running around
hey down etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 07:51 PM

Many thanks Harvey - your song may just get me through OFSTED!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: vectis
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 08:39 PM

Hear the hounds a baying hunting/running me down


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Marje
Date: 22 Apr 07 - 11:54 AM

Anyone got the tune to this in any form, please?

Marje


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Subject: ADD: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Danny
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 07:24 AM

THE OTTER SONG
(Harvey Andrews)

CHORUS:
        I'm an otter in the water swimming around, Hey down bubble down swimming around.
        I'm an otter in the water swimming around, Hey down bubble down swimming around.

Me and the water rat playing around - Hey down bubble down playing around.
Me and the water rat playing around - Hey down bubble down playing around.

(Chorus)

Lying on the river bank sunning around - Hey down bubble down sunning around.
Lying on the river bank sunning around - Hey down bubble down sunning around.

(Chorus)

Hear the hounds baying running me down - Hey down bubble down running me down
Hear the hounds baying running me down - Hey down bubble down running me down.

(Chorus)

Hide in a hollow log and never be found - Hey down bubble down never be found.
Hide in a hollow log and never be found - Hey down bubble down never be found.

(Chorus)

Hounds are getting closer running me down, Hey down bubble down running me down.
Time for me to go sir, swimming around, Hey down bubble down swimming me down.

(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 11:30 AM

Tune, anybody?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 04:23 PM

My faourite curry; Chicken Tarka Massala





















It's like Tikka massala , only it's a little 'otter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,harvey andrews
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 07:33 PM

Corrections;
Hide in a hollow log I never be found - Hey down bubble down never be found.
Hide in a hollow log I never be found - Hey down bubble down never be found.

(Chorus)

Hounds are getting closer running me down, Hey down bubble down running me down.
Time for me to go sir, swimming around, Hey down bubble down swimming around.

I must say, written down it's not the best lyric I ever wrote!
My accompanist and fellow writer Graham Cooper and I were driving home from a gig discussing children's songs when the idea for this lyric came to me.
We pulled in to a layby on a country road and I wrote down the words and Graham wrote down the melody.We were so engrossed we didn't notice a car drawing up behind us as the windows were misted over. Then there was a tap on my driver's window. Winding it down revealed a police officer peering in.
"Godd evening gentlemen. Would you care to explain what you're doing in this layby at 1 o'clock in the morning?".
"You won't believe me officer."
"Try me sir."
"We're writing a song."
And that's how "Otter in the Water" was premiered by Graham and me standing in a layby being listened to by a couple of very puzzled police officers.
We were allowed to drive off having given our autographs!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Effsee
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 09:18 PM

Wonderful Harvey! I hope they appreciated it! LOL.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Helen McGuire
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 03:15 PM

Watching Otters on Springwatch reminded me of this great song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 05:00 PM

Harvey has just retired from full-time gigging.

He has published an engaging autobiography.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Feb 13 - 04:58 AM

Chris

Who recorded this song, I remember it from maybe late 60s, we used to do it in our band, but cannot get a copy of any version.
I thought that some popular artist had covered it on an album but can't remember who????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 15 - 02:42 AM

look on utube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 15 - 10:58 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuUhbKmS6Co


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