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songs that made us laugh

topical tom 29 Oct 07 - 10:41 AM
GUEST,Neil D 29 Oct 07 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 29 Oct 07 - 12:01 PM
Azizi 29 Oct 07 - 01:18 PM
John Hardly 29 Oct 07 - 01:21 PM
topical tom 29 Oct 07 - 01:42 PM
Carol 29 Oct 07 - 01:47 PM
Little Robyn 29 Oct 07 - 02:44 PM
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Subject: songs that made us laugh
From: topical tom
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 10:41 AM

What songs made you laugh over the years? I know there is an infinite number but I hope we can recall some and laugh all over again. God knows, in this bizarre, insane world we need it! Here's a starter sung by Camille West:         
VIAGRA IN THE WATERS
                
        

Just outside of Johnson City
On a dark and twisting road
In a Kenworth 18-wheeler
With a heavy, shifting loadTake one with a glass of water and call me when you get up.
He was pushing through to Binghamton
Though the hour was getting late
Pfyzer's finest on a mission
To the pharmacies upstate
He was on a holy mission
There were men who couldn't wait

       (for his twenty thousand pounds of Viagra®)

He'd clocked seven hundred miles
Since he climbed into the rig
Just another twenty five or so
Would finish up that gig
But the trailer hit an oil slick
And down the hill did fly
'til it landed at the bottom
in the town's water supply
It was instant rigor mortis
What a hard way to die
Chorus:
Save your sons
Shield your daughters
There's Viagra®
In the waters
All over Johnson City

People rising with the dawn
They drank their morning coffee,
Took their showers, watered lawns
And who could have predicted
All the changes up ahead?
Men were getting up for work,
And heading back to bed
So many called in sick,
You would have thought a virus spread
Down at the courthouse coffee shop
Some stared in disbelief
As a pack of thirsty lawyers
Started filling out their briefs
But at the local college
Young men appeared much smarter
No chromosomal mystery
They simply studied harder
Now water on the rocks
Is the latest party starter

Chorus
The Johnson City firemen
Cursed their wretched luck
They could not get their fire hoses
Wound back on the truck
Sprinkling holy water at a funeral,
Father Ryan said
"I know I've saved their souls,
but I've never raised the dead.
Would a couple strong men help me now
To close the casket lid?"


Old man Weisberg
Took the shower of his life
Then he marched into the kitchen
And he called out to his wife
She knew something was up
As he stood naked at the table
Holding two cups of coffee
And half a dozen bagels
It had been at least a decade
Since the last time he was able

Chorus

Believers seeking miracles
The pilgrims came in hordes
The waters of Viagra®
Grew more popular than Lourdes
The clergy quoted scripture
But they found it hard to sell
That those who chose to be anointed
Were pointed straight to hell
Despite the dire warnings
The crowds began to swell
Some hardened politicians
Came into town one day
With their permits and their pipelines
Pumped the waters all away
From the heart of Johnson City
Rose the mournful cry of men
But the women knew another truck
Was coming through again
Don't worry—there's a truck next week
We'll spread the oil again

Chorus


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 11:53 AM

This wasn't a folk song and it didn't even have lyrics but I remember having a 45 by Martin Mull that had "Dueling Tubas" as the
A- side and the much funnier "2001 Polka" as the B-side. It was the "2001 Overture" performed as a polka and it really cracked me up.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 12:01 PM

A Canadian duo of some repute, Bowser and Blue, were commissioned to write a celebratory song for a conference of colo-rectal surgeons. Delivered in a mock-serious performance, they "brought the house down," with the teary-eyed doctors convulsing in laughter. When my son played it for me, I nearly did the same. I don't have all the lyrics, but I do recall the following:

"We praise the colorectal surgeon,
Misunderstood and much maligned;
Slaving away in the heart of darkness,
Workin' where the sun don't shine."

I'm sure the rest is out there on the "net" somewhere.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Azizi
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 01:18 PM

I like Weird Al Yankovic's parodies. They make me smile. Sometimes they even make me chuckle. Does that count? I hope so since I'm far too serious to actually laugh out loud.

Here's YouTube videos of two of his songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o946egIVnbI
Weird Al Yankovic- My Bologna

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_JIg9NB47M
Weird Al Yankovic - I Lost On Jeopardy


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: John Hardly
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 01:21 PM

Christine Lavin
Andy Breckman
Tim Wilson
Heywood Banks
Chuck Brodskey (Blow 'Em Away)


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: topical tom
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 01:42 PM

Azizi:

         LOL


         
Smiling, chuckling, grinning, and chortling are all allowed! Thanks for the funny links.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Carol
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 01:47 PM

Parody of (I will take you home) Kathleen, Ten Pints of Tetleys, and at a the moment Will the Turtle be unbroken etc.!!
Oh and the seroius one where he gives her 'the secrtet sign' always maked me chuckle.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Little Robyn
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 02:44 PM

Many of Les Barker's poems including the turtle.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 02:45 PM

" Wildwood Weed " by Jim Stafford


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Azizi
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 03:40 PM

You're welcome I'm sure, topical tom.

Here's a song from the play "Little Shop Of Horrors" that makes me smile-but not too widely, if you get my drift :)


DENTIST!

[ORIN]
When I was younger, just a bad little kid,
My mama noticed funny things I did,
Like shootin' puppies with a B B gun
I'd poison guppies, and when I was done
I'd find a pussycat and bash in its head
That's when my mama said

[CRYSTAL, RONETTE, CHIFFON]
What did she say?

[ORIN]
She said, "My boy, I think someday
You'll find a way
To make your natural tendencies pay
You'll be a dentist
You have a talent for causin' things pain
Son, be a dentist
People will pay you to be inhumane
Your temperament's wrong for the priesthood
And teaching would suit you still less
Son, be a dentist
You'll be a success

[CRYSTAL, RONETTE, CHIFFON]
Here he is, folks the leader of the plaque!
Watch him suck up that gas!
Oh, my god!
He's a dentist and he'll never ever be any good
Who wants their teeth done by the Marquis de Sade?

[PATIENT]
Oh that hurts! I'm not numb!

[ORIN]
Oh, shut up. Open wide. here I come!
I am your dentist

[PATIENT]
Goodness gracious!

[ORIN]
And I enjoy the career that I picked

[CRYSTAL, RONETTE, CHIFFON]
Really love it

[ORIN]
I am your dentist

[PATIENT]
Fitting braces

[ORIN]
And I get off on the pain I inflict

[CRYSTAL, RONETTE, CHIFFON]
Really love it

[ORIN]
I thrill when I drill a bicuspid

[CRYSTAL, RONETTE, CHIFFON]
Bicuspid

[ORIN]
It's swell though they tell me I'm maladjusted
And though it may cause my patients distress,
Somewhere, somewhere in heaven above me
I know, I know, that my mama's proud of me
Oh, mama
'Cause I'm a dentist and a success
Say ah!

[PATIENT]
Ah!

[ORIN]
Say ah!

[PATIENT]
Ah!

[ORIN]
Say ah!

[PATIENT]
Ah!

[ORIN]
Now spit!

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/littleshopofhorrors/dentist.htm

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Here's the YouTube clip from the movie-Steve Martin is great in the role of the dentist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSJSzLWsUTc

:o))


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 03:50 PM

Don't forget the hundreds and hundreds of songs collected by Aine under the heading of SONG CHALLENGE submissions, still safely lodged in the Mudcat Songbook. Some of those were enough to make you spit soup on your keyboard.



A


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Beer
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 03:53 PM

Some of "Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers" songs are very entertaining. Group from Newfoundland. Must check if "You Tube' has anything by them.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: fat B****rd
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 03:56 PM

It's a bit early but I love Bob Rivers' Christmas parodies, especially "Walking Round In Women's Underwear"


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Azizi
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 04:06 PM

Here's an old school rap song that I think is chuckle worthy:
["John Wayne" rapping]

RAPPIN DUKE
{Shawn Brown, 1984}

So you think you're bad, with your rap
Well, I'll tell ya, pilgrim. I started the crap
When you were in diapers and wetting the sheets
I was at the Ponderosa rapping to the beat

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Sure, I rustled some cattle and tended the sheep
But my main concern was rapping to the beat
I don't bother nobody, I'm a real nice guy, kinda
laid back like a, dead fly

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

I'm talkin', here and now
Later for the cattle and rustlin' the cow
If I had a chance to do a repeat
You can bet your sweet bippy I'd be rappin' to the beat

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Que pasa, amigos? Not a *pasa* I see
Two hundred punks? Well, what ya gonna do?
I got two six shooters that'll see me through
That's, twelve dead...
and a hundred and eighty-eight pallbearers

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

What I do on your grave won't pass for flowers, either

Now Kurtis Blow, Run-D.M.C.
You haven't heard of rap, 'til ya heard it from me
I'm the baddest rapper in history
And there'll be no more, after me

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Meanwhile, back at the ranch
Santa Barbara that is
Swimmin' pools, and movie stars
Well, the first thing ya know ol' Ron's the President
The kinfolk said, "Ron, move away from there"
Said, "In The White House is where you wanna be"
So he loaded up the Lincoln and he moved to D.C.

Washington, that is
Politicians taking a sip
Foreign dignitaries taking a trip
High tax and plenty Cadillacs

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Now ya see me in my movies, doin my thing
But deep in my heart, I've wanted to sing
"Wayyyy dowwwn, upon the swannnny riverrrrrr
Farrrr, farrr awayyy
Titwillow, titwillow, titwillow"
I don't think, that's your style
But I'll tell ya pilgrim, I'm versatile
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin let me rock ya let me rock ya Aretha Franklin
Let me rock ya Aretha Franklin; that's all I wanna do
Aretha Franklinnnnnn

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

I'm feeelin' the groove now, pilgrim
Party, over here
Party, over there
There's nothin to it, the way we do it
Woop woop!
East coast, West coast
Texas

Every time I put on pants
I tell ya pilgrim, I wanna dance
I put a quarter, in the juke'
Then I commence, to doin the Duke

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

It's pretty easy, if you can see
Just move your arms kinda freely
Do a pause, and take a step
And just make sure the beat is kept

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

I was at the Ponderosa rappin' to the beat
Tryin' to cool off from the desert heat
I discovered somethin, really neat
The Duke has moves, with his feet

Da haahh... da haahh
Da haahh... da haahh

I won plenty of ladies, with my charms
But they like me the most for the moves of my arms

Woahhh... woahhh

I'm gonna rap, in the East
Gonna rap, in the West
I'll show ya pilgrim, who's the best
Nothin' to it, the way we do it
Skiddely-be-bop, we-bop, Scooby Doo
Guess what, America, we love you

Da hahhhh, da hahhhh, da hahhhh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Everybody

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh...

http://www.themadmusicarchive.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=8558

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And here's a YouTube sound clip {no video}

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rapping+duke&search=Search
Shawn Brown - "Rappin' Duke"


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Y_Not
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 04:06 PM

Jake Thackray (RIP) was a great wordsmith and I can still laugh at Sister Josephine to name but one.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 05:30 PM

I almost forgot the "semi-immortal" Tom Lehrer, the Harvard professor who was king of the humorous topical commentary song for a brief time. He suddenly stopped performing and recording to return to his first love, teaching - mathmatics, I believe.

Reissue CD's are available. Some of his all-time hits were, "Rickety Tickety Tin," "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" and "Be Prepared (The Boy Scouts' Marching Song)."

To wit: "About a young maiden I'll sing a song,
          Sing rickety, tickety tin;
          About a young maiden I'll sing a song,
          Who surely did her family wrong.
          Not only did she do them wrong,
          But she did every one of them in, them in;
          She did every one of them in."


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Rumncoke
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 06:51 PM

The parody of 'all the little chickens in the garden' - being 'all the great big gobblers in the garden.' always cracks me up.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 07:19 PM

Not to monopolize, but I just recalled a very arcane bit of musical trivia from the days of the old Perry Como TV show. His announcer, a fellow named Frank Gallop, recorded the following - an unexpected hit which received a lot of air play in the early 1960's:

The Ballad of Irving
Frank Gallop

- Available on LP _When You're In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish_, originally
released on Kapp Records KRL-4506 in 1966, but re-released in 1993 on Rhino
Records CD/CS 71084, paired with _You Don't Have To Be Jewish_.
- also released as a single, 1966.
- also available on _Dr. Demento's 20th Anniversary Collection_, Rhino Records
CD/CS 70743, 1991.

He was short and fat, and rode out of the West
With a Mogen David on his silver vest.
He was mean and nasty right clear through,
Which was kinda weird, 'cause he was yellow too.

They called him Irving.
Big Irving.
Big, short Irving.
Big, short, fat Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.

He came from the old Bar Mitzvah spread,
With a 10-gallon yarmulke on his head.* [see below]
He always followed his mother's wishes,
Even on the range he used two sets of dishes.

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big sissy Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.

A hundred and forty-one could draw faster than he,
But Irving was looking for one forty-three.
Walked into Sol's Saloon like a man insane,
And ordered three fingers of two cents plain.

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big sport Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.
----------------
[The following lines were edited out of the original release, and are only in
the version available on Dr. Demento's 20th Anniversary Collection.]

One day Bad Max happened into town.
His aim was to shoot fat Irving down.
Bad Max said, "Draw, and draw right now!"
And Irving drew, drew a picture of a cow.

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big gunfighter Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.
----------------

The James Boys was comin' on a train at first sun,
And the town said, "Irving, we need your gun."
When that train pulled in at the break of dawn,
Irving's gun was there, but Irving was gone.

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big help, Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.

Well, finally Irving got three slugs in the belly.
It was right outside the Frontier Deli.
He was sittin' there twirlin' his gun around,
And butterfingers Irving gunned himself down!

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big dum-dum Irving.
Big dum-dum dead Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.
Really.

*The line about the 10-gallon yarmulke was on the original LP, but the single
version and subsequent LP pressings substituted the line:
Schlepping a salami and pumpernickel bread.
This substitution was made because the record company felt the joke would be
lost on non-Jewish listeners.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: kendall
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 07:52 PM

A parody on "Fox on the run" by Woodchuck's Revenge.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Neil D
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 08:06 PM

Adam Sandler: The Chanukah Song


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: john f weldon
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 08:15 PM

Tons of songs by...
Bernard Wrigley (Fisherman's Friend)
The Berrymans (Mr & Mrs Noah)
Tom Lehrer (my Home Town)
Gilbert and Sullivan (I've Got a Little List)
Flanders and Swann ("The Gasman Cometh")
Also "Jump" by Dudley Moore.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: oldhippie
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 08:27 PM

"Mama Was A Deadhead" and others by (Rev) Billy C Wirtz


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: john f weldon
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 09:15 PM

Old Blevins by the Austin Lounge Lizards

http://www.austinlizards.com/old_blevins.html


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Neil D
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 09:24 PM

Here's a funny one that could have also been posted on the religious songs thread.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwYQBV66rbM


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Neil D
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 09:26 PM

Oops! Forgot to blue clicky.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwYQBV66rbM

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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: bankley
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 09:49 PM

a lot of songs by Erik Frandsen... and a fine player to boot


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: GUEST,Aoliandorian
Date: 02 Nov 07 - 12:45 PM

Vampire Rag
Heritage PLR040
Loads of puns on the Hammer Vampire films genre


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Subject: Lyr Add: HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH (Allan Sherman
From: Azizi
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 10:47 AM

Here's a song that makes me smile:


HELLO MUDDAH HELLO FADDAH
{Allan Sherman}

Hello, Muddah! Hello, Fadduh!
Here I am at Camp Granada.
Camp is very entertaining,
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining.

I went hiking with Joe Spivy.
He developed poison ivy.
You remember Lynnard Skynnard?
He got ptomaine poinsoning last night after dinner.

All the counselors hate the waiters.
And the lake has alligators.
And the head coach wants no sissies,
So he reads to us from something called Ulysses.

Now I don't want this to scare ya,
But my bunk mate has malaria.
You remember Jeffrey Hardy?
They're about to organize a searching party.

Take me home.
Oh Muddah, Fadduh,
Take me home.
I hate Granada.
Don't leave me
Out in the forest where, I might
Get eaten by a bear.
Take me home.
I promise I will not make noise,
Or mess the house with other boys.
Oh, please don't make me stay,
I've been here one whole day.

Dearest Fadduh, Darling Muddah,
How's my precious, little bruddah?
Let me come home if you miss me.
I would even let Aunt Bertha hug and kiss me!

Wait a minute!
It's stopped hailing.
Guys are swimming.
Guys are sailing.
Playing baseball.
Gee! That's better.
Muddah, Fadduh, kindly disregard this letter!

http://www.lyricsdownload.com/allan-sherman-hello-muddah-hello-faddah-lyrics.html

Here's a YouTube video of this song with Harry Potter clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7e9geRIkBE


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 11:28 AM

Tom Lehrer: I got it from Agnes


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Rog Peek
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 01:19 PM

Heard this on the radio one night:

On the bosom of young Abigail
Was written the price of her tail
And on her behind for the sake of the blind
Was the same information in Braille.

Made me chuckle!

Rog


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: goatfell
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 02:28 PM

I sang that song Rog Peek and I was accused as a sexist by a student.(female).

I think it is a great song about Abigail, I still don't know what the song is about but I have a fair idea.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Rog Peek
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 03:10 PM

Similarly Arran, I was once accused of being racist when I sang 'The Bricklayer's Song'. I think I told the person not to be so bloody silly.

Rog


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: number 6
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 03:28 PM

"The Intro and The Outro" ... by the Bonzos.

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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: pdq
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 03:48 PM

"Old Blevins" by the Austin Lounge Lizards, as mentioned, is great but the rest of the CD ain't so hot. Try their "Employee of the Month" where almost all the material is brilliant.

Steve Goodman's "Vegematic" is a classic, but he had help writing it (from Shel Silverstein).


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: KT
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 04:07 PM

Anything by the Canote Brothers. Their performances are always full of laughs! Even if the lyrics weren't funny, their pure joy is contagious! Just spent a good chunck of the weekend with them. Check 'em out if you get the chance! delightful!

Canote Brothers
KT


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: fretless
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 04:45 PM

"Panama Red," which I remember as being sung by the Seldon Scene.
"I'd Have Written You a Letter But I Couldn't Spell *phhhphzt*" [razberry sound], an anti-love ballad


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: topical tom
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 05:45 PM

Thanks to everyone! A load of laughs! Azizi, I remember having an LP from Kaytel (remember them?)and how my children loved that song!

       Great songs, everyone! Keep them coming!


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Azizi
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 05:49 PM

Kaytel?

I'm sorry topical tom, I don't remember them.

Am I having a senior moment, pray tell!


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: pdq
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 06:14 PM

...odds and ends:

K-Tel was a record company, based in Canada, that sold cheap collection records of songs from the 60s and 70s (mostly).

Seldom Scene may have done "Panama Red" but probably not. It is from the mind of Peter Rowan and he does it with the group "Old & In the Way" (with Jerry Garcia and Divid Grisman) and with "The New Riders of the Purple Sage", maybe also on his own records.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Azizi
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 06:29 PM

pdq, thanks for that info.

This is one reason why I like the fact that Mudcatters live in a number of nations throughout the world. You get to learn such odd and end info-bits as that.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: GUEST,Billy
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 10:47 PM

I had just bought Adam MacNaughtans' CD 'Last Stand at Mt Florida' and was playing it in the car on the way home from a folk festival. I came near to driving off the road laughing when he delivered the punchline to his song 'Archie Cathcart'. (Pronounced Erchey Kath-kay-ert).

Ah'll sing ye the story o' Erchie Cathcairt,
A fella that aye took guid care o' his hairt.
Ah don't mean in terms o' romance and its issues,
Naw, Erchie took care tae avoid fatty tissues.

He read books on Stress and he read books on Diet
An' made sure his hairt was weel-nourished an' quiet.
As soon as he fun' oot that fags wis a threat,
He said, "Erchie Cathcairt's smoked he's last cigarette."

An' no' jist himsel', he'd a smoke-free abode,
Fags were banned frae his flat in Victoria Road.
When his chain-smokin' pals said that that wis too hard ae 'im,
He juist said, "You look efter yer ain pericairdium!"

Oan Glesca's Sooth side the air disnae come near
The E.E.C.'s requirements for clean atmosphere
So whenever he ventured ootside his ain close
Cathcairt wore a mask ower his mooth and his nose.

'Cos joggin' wis good fur reducin' yer weight wi'
He'd jog everywhere, even ower tae the Gateway.
Where he bought low-fat mulk an' high-fiber breid
Yon loaf's that's a' covert wi' carraway seed.

An' fresh fruit an' veg an' then when he had peyed
He wid jog away hame wi' a bag oan each side.
When he read o' the Good-Hairted Glesca Campaign
He signed oan at wance wi' nae thochts o' delayin'

'Cos aboot his blood pressure he hadnae a qualm
And his weight matched his height tae the last milligram.
But his doctor, consultin' a chart oan the wall,
Says, "You're two points too high on your cholesterol.

But there's no need to worry, just cut out dessert."
"Ah never eat pudding!" cried Erchie Cathcairt.
He jogged away hame in the depths o' despair,
Efter ten years o' mooslie, whit could he dae mair.

Then he read in the papers, some scientists say,
"Yer hairt can be helped wi' two aspirins a day."
And the very next mornin' the Herald declare't
"Drinkin' wine wi' yer meal must be good fur yer hairt."


"Eureka!" cried Erchie, "the method tae beat 'em all -
A wee gless o' Eldo an' two paracetamol."
But he thought, since his hale life he'd aye been teetotal,
Wan gless widnae dae, so he drank the hale boatle.

Then oan wi' his Reebocks, doonstairs he did flee
Right in front o' a bus, number 44B,
It knocked him six meters, a terrible sight,
But the autopsy showed his cholesterol was right.

It wis some consolation tae his faimly physician
That he died wi' his hairt in a perfect condition.
They say that small troubles are sent here tae try ye,
They tell ye, "Whit's fur ye wull never go by ye."

If yer name's oan the bullet, ye wullnae be spare't,
He wis hut by a bus that wis bound for Cathcairt.

(Non-Glaswegians should understand that Cathcart is a suburb to which the number 44B bus runs, so poor Archie was hit by a bus with his name on it. A horible, hillarious pun but also a moral tale that no matter how far you go to be healthy, you also need to look left, look right and left again before venturing out onto the road).
Keep writing them, Adam!


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Ron Davies
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 11:20 PM

If you like the Weird Al's Jeopardy song, you ought to also check "Door Number 3" by Steve Goodman---complete with Dylan quote. In fact several others of Steve's songs fit this thread---including Dying Cub Fan's Last Request, This Hotel Room, and Elvis Imitators.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: topical tom
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 01:16 PM

Way back in 2007 I started this thread.One of the songs I posted was "Viagra in the Water" as sung by Camille West.Just to tie up a loose end here is a bonus verse that never got into the final song:

      (Here's a bonus verse that never made it into the final song)

Dr. Baker in geriatrics
Had to make it into town
Through the traffic at the drawbridge
Where the gates would not come down
And something told him he had found
The fountain of youth
When a gaggle of old geezers
Grabbed his secretary Ruth
Yes the old men at the nursing home
Grew long in more than tooth
© 1998 Camille West, BMI and Scott Wodicka


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: topical tom
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 01:30 PM

I just have to add this!Check out "Nobody Beats My Bob" LOL


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Joe_F
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 08:40 PM

The Rhyme of the Chivalrous Shark
The Bold Soldier
Miss Bailey
That one by Burns -- I forget its name -- about the stingy Scottish farmer who is annoyed because her cows are wasting their muck in the open fields & undertakes to train them to shit only in the byre. The final scene, where she yells "Shite, shite, ye bitch!" so loud that it echoes off the walls of the nearest church, is not easily forgotten.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 09:10 PM

"The Old Fiddler" - Benny Hill
"Prawns in the Game" - Jeremy Taylor


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Acorn4
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 05:37 AM

also by Benny Hill:-

Garden of Love
Jose'a Cantina


and the one by Russ Abbot, can't remember the title, but a micky take of Julio Iglesias:

"Oh, you lovely, lucky ladies
To have someone like me to adore
How I wish we could change places
So that I could love me even more."


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: GUEST,jim mac farland
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 06:37 AM

get your hands on Con O Drisceoil book and CD called "THE SPOONS MURDER and other mysteries" the best ever.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 06:42 AM

Any King Crimson Song with lyrics by Pete Sinfield, but particular credit must go to Prince Rupert Awakes from Lizard:

Farewell the temple master's bells
His kiosk and his black wormseed
Courtship solely of his word
With Eden guaranteed.
For now Prince Rupert's tears of glass
Make saffron sabbath eyelids bleed
Scar the sacred tablet wax
On which the Lizards feed.

Wake your reasons' hollow vote
Wear your blizzard season coat
Burn a bridge and burn a boat
Stake a Lizard by the throat


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: GUEST,N .Gallagher
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 07:04 AM

All of James Blount`s songs make me laugh. Manically!!


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: The Villan
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 07:27 AM

Well in my honest opinion, the funniest one I have seen at Gainsborough Folk Club was Rindercella
Its spoken and this guy was so funny doing the actions. The whole of the room was near to heart attack with so much laughing.

This is the story of Rindercella and her sugly isters.

Rindercella and her sugly isters lived in a marge lansion. Rindercella worked very hard frubbing sloors, emptying poss pits, and shivelling shot. At the end of the day, she was knucking fackered.

The sugly isters were right bugly astards. One was called Mary Hinge, and the other was called Betty Swallocks; they were really forrible huckers; they had fetty sweet and fetty swannies. The sugly isters had tickets to go to the ball, but the cotton runts would not let Rindercella go.

Suddenly there was a bucking fang, and her gairy fodmother appeared. Her name was Shairy Hithole and she was a light rucking fesbian. She turned a pumpkin and six mite wice into a hucking cuge farriage with six dandy ronkeys who had buge hollocks and dig bicks

The gairy fodmother told Rindercella to be back by dimnlight otherwise, there would be a cucking falamity.

At the ball, Rindercella was dancing with the prandsome hince when suddenly the clock struck twelve. "Mist all chucking frighty!!!" said Rindercella, and she ran out tripping barse over ollocks, so dropping her slass glipper.

The very next day the prandsome hince knocked on Rindercella's door and the sugly isters let him in. Suddenly, Betty Swallocks lifted her leg and let off a fig bart. "Who's fust jarted??" asked the prandsome hince. "Blame that fugly ucker over there!!" said Mary Hinge. When the stinking brown cloud had lifted, he tried the slass glipper on both the sugly isters without success and their feet stucking funk.

Betty Swallocks was ducking fisgusted and gave the prandsome hince a knack in the kickers. This was not difficult as he had bucking fuge halls and a hig bard on.

He tried the slass glipper on Rindercella and it fitted pucking ferfectly.

Rindercella and the prandsome hince were married. The pransome hince lived his life in lucking fuxury, and Rindercella lived hers with a follen swanny.


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 07:47 AM

Adam MacNaughton also wrote ' Oor Hamlet ' to the tune of the Masons Apron, if anyone doesn't like Shakespeare, you'll love this version, especially as done by Martin Carthy.

eric


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Jayto
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 11:48 AM

I was at a songwriters thing one night (writers in the round). I had been hearing about this songwriter that was supposed to be top notch. A friend of mine in Nashville Tennessee told me he was going to be at Douglas Corner and he (he worked for a publishing company) was told to check him out. He asked if I wanted to go with him to hear this guy. I had been hearing the buzz around town about this guy so I was excited to hear him. We rolled in a little before the show. The writer heard my friend was there (of course he could care less about me lol) and came over to our table and started the typical overly happy to see you self promotion bit. Then he proceeded to tell how powerful his new song was and he would open with it just so my friend could hear it first blah blah blah. Come showtime he walked to the mic and had that forced demeanor of oh I am so humble. Right off the bat the guy was losing major points with both of us. He then grabs his guitar and starts a slow major arpeggio that built up to a nice soothing melody. When he started singing I about lost it. The whole song was about a guy that had this beautiful girlfriend but he was blind. He couldn't see her outer beauty but knew her inner beauty well. So far it is alright. Then he had his girlfriend sneaking a side job on top of her regular job to save money without him knowing. The kicker starts about now. hen after saving all her money she surprises him by paying for an EYE REPLACEMENT SURGERY so he can see her outer beauty as well. OMG I about lost it. After the set he approached us in a frenzy and asked my friend what he thought. My buddy paused for a very long time but finally looked up and said " Man I don't think they have those kind of surgeries.". All the blood rushed from his face just as a waitress walked up to our table. The guy turned to the waitress and asked her. The waitress just looked like "Oh crap I was hoping to avoid this." smiled and said "uhm I don't think so but what do I know I am just a waitress." I was trying not to laugh but it was hard. This was around 1993 or so. He looked at me and I said "I have never heard of it but hey your creating the song and story. Why not create the surgery as well?" I know it wasn't the coolest thing but hey I was stuck lol. I know this isn't exactley what you had in mind when you started this thread but everytime I think about songs that made me laugh this one comes to mind first.

cya
JT


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: Joe_F
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 09:19 PM

The Lobster


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Subject: RE: songs that made us laugh
From: topical tom
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 11:15 AM

The Villan: I used to get a kick out of "Rincercella and the Sugly Isters"! I saw Archie Campbell do that on "Hee Haw" years back.He also did "The Pee Little Thrigs" and "Beeping Sleauty". Thanks for the memories.


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