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Subject: the last line what's the rest?
From: rhythmn
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 10:13 PM

And the pig got up and slowly walked away


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest?
From: Effsee
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 10:20 PM

Alex Campbell! I'll try to dig it out and post later!....Much later.


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest?
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 10:20 PM

In the DT


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest?
From: Peace
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 10:27 PM

Brewer's Famous Quotations: 5000 Quotations and the Stories Behind ... - Google Books Resultby Nigel Rees - 2006 - Reference - 640 pages
Song, "The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away' (1896), to music by FV Bowers. It is yet to be confirmed whether Burt originated these lines or whether they ...
books.google.com/books?isbn=0304367990...

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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest?
From: Gurney
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 11:44 PM

This from Mike harding. I've heard less Northcountry versions.

T'was one evening last October,
when I was about one third sober.
I was walking down our street with manly pride,
when my poor feet began to stutter,
so I laid me down in t' gutter
and a pig came up, and lay down by my side.

We sung some songs together,
'Rock Around the Clock', and 'Stormy Weather'
'till a lady passing by was heard to say,
"You can tell a man who boozes
by the company he chooses!"
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 11:51 PM

Authors- Lyrics by Clark Van Ness (pseudonym of C. V. Clark) Music by F. Henri Klickman. Published in "Clarke's Comedy Song Folio." 25 Sept. 1935.
A Gutemberg download.
www.gutenberg.org/files/11827/11827-8.txt - 686k
Better known as "The Pig and the Inebriate."

Ed McCurdy did "The Pig and the Inebriate," complete with drunken lisps and slurs. Blood, Booze and Bones, Elektra, 1956, EKL-108.

"The Pig and the Inebriate," a short version with skeletal guitar chords, by Bob Gibson, can be found by googling.


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 12:01 AM

Alas, I learned this from Bob Gibson in 1959, and sang it for comic relief, either as part of my "Pig Trilogy" or alone, for the next 40 years. It is an old chestnut.

Art


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest?
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 01:45 AM

There are several threads on this one, too. If you put "pig got up" in the DT/Forum search box up above, a bunch of stuff will appear.

One of John In Kansas's favorites, I might mention.

Lin


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 02:41 AM

And Art, the other two songs in the trilogy are...


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: Peace
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 09:44 AM

A trilogy? So, now we know where that 'Three Little Pigs' thing started. Thank you, Art.


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 11:16 AM

English-Russian-English

THE KNOWN SONG OF PIG (Chlarke the van Of ness, notes F Of yuenri Of klichkmann)

' Twas evening during October, I acknowledge to me not was sober,
I was carting domestic load with manly the pride,
hen my feet began to stutter and I fell in gutter,
and pig arrived upward and lay down by my side.
After this, 4 to treasure there in gutter and my heart was to all -.PORXAET,
to lady, passing by, made chance to say: "you can say man it boozes by company, it is which he selects,"
after this pig they obtained upward and slowly after you were taken a walk away.

4 it is taken a walk away, after 4 it is taken a walk away,
it was actually too determined to a stay.
"you can say man it boozes by company, it is which he selects,"
after this pig they obtained upward and slowly after you were taken a walk away.

After this, I heard tenderly mooing, it it was as pigeon cooing
as domestic vozvrashchayushch cow stopped into its its stride,
and eyes they were large and tender; its expression sentimental,
in proportion to it made a curtsey of low- and sat downward by my side.
I saw its eyelids to flutter after this, and break was lowered in gutter,
the owner of cow it was loud she said in proportion to: "leave to volume brute this moment, Sonja, or your milk will roll up on ya,"
after this cow obtained it upward and slowly took a walk away.

4 it is taken a walk away, after 4 it is taken a walk away,
it was actually too determined to a stay.
"leave to volume brute this moment, Sonja, or your milk will roll up on ya,"
after this cow obtained it upward and slowly took a walk away.


After this, the moon began to shine in that old gutter 4 vozleubezhal inside,
dumayushch of the weakness of chelovecheskya the society,
when dog sat downward near me, and I thought it it arrived to chide me,
to it tenderly licked stubble on my side.
In gutter, fixed to vozleubezhat', 4 beginnings "sweet Adeline- ING,"
thus far the dog raised upward on its head it was loud in order to pursue;
Its mistress said after this, "after it and, Fido that the disgusting person can hold in control you,"
after this dog obtained it upward and slowly took a walk away.

4 it is taken a walk away, after 4 it is taken a walk away,
it was actually too determined to a stay.
Its mistress said after this, "after it and, Fido that the disgusting person can hold in control you,"
after this dog obtained it upward and slowly took a walk away.

Downward clatter arrived from the street, and tenderly pitter-.pitter-patter,
in proportion to the pair of goats along gutter broke into a run;
And it seemed that Billy it knew me, because he rapidly drew to me,
until his husband munched on the empty sardine can.
Then again my IMP of ul's fluttered, and my heart was soft as oil;
To goat Nanny, unto its mating part, he said:
"william expensive, your social state not vklyuayet people such as that is,"
after this goat it obtained it upward and slowly took a walk away.

4 it is taken a walk away, after 4 it is taken a walk away,
it was actually too determined to a stay.
"william expensive, your social state not vklyuayet people such as that is,"
after this goat it obtained it upward and slowly took a walk away.

After this, 4 beginnings to inside mutter and I raised upward from gutter,
after this I despondently went about my lonely road;
I was tired, sick and busted; 4 it was actually sufficiently it opostylet,
and I was vowed to sign pledge which very day.
For each humble, lowly to creature, large lesson it can learn ya
as learned one thus far I in position gutter;
In the tavern, make not tarry, when you obtain everything, you is which can lay,
only take up your load and you slowly go for a walk away.

By jaunt away, it goes for a walk away,
for the "horrors" there will be awful the price,
it is which necessary to pay,
in the tavern, it makes not tarry, when you obtain everything, you is which can lay,
only take up your load and you slowly go for a walk away.

CODA
Now posledn I thought that I I will end my to drink. 4 to ides to leave from viskia, beer and grog,
because not it will be comfort, but only aggravation,
you cannot even find friendship with hog.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: GUEST,Wyrd Sister
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 12:03 PM

Dave, that is class! I must learn it as a recitation!


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 02:11 PM

This truncated version still gets a laugh, after fifty-odd years.

It was early last November,
As near as I remember,
I was walkin' down the street in tipsy pride.
No one was I disturbin'
As I lay down by the curbin',
When a pig came up and lay down by my side.

As I lay there in the gutter,
Thinkin' thoughts I dare not utter,
A lady passin' by was heard to say:
"You can tell a man who boozes,
By the company he chooses,"
And, the pig got up...and slowly walked away.


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 04:19 PM

TJ, what's what I've been singing for fifty-some years. Though I don't clip the -ing words.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: Cool Beans
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 06:32 PM

Rudy Vallee sang it, too, a shorter version than Dave's, with a horse and a cow in it, along with the pig.


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 11:11 AM

Well, I seem to be a guest again...

The other two songs in the Pig Trilogy were "The Old Lady Who Loved A Swine" and "The Old Sow Took The Measles and She Died In The Spring"

T.J. in San Diego, That's the one I got from Mr. Gibson.

Art Thieme
(who seems to be a Guest again!!)


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 08:46 AM

The version my mother used to sing:-

It was early last November,
As I very well remember,
I was strolling down the street in drunken pride.
But my knees were all a-flutter
So I landed in the gutter,
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.

As I lay there in the gutter,
Thinkin' thoughts I could not utter,
A woman passin' by was heard to say:
"You can tell a man who boozes,
By the company he chooses,"
And at that the pig got up and walked away.


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Subject: ADD: Pig Fair
From: clueless don
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 09:34 AM

Robin Morton, on one of the early Boys of the Lough albums, recorded it pretty much like this:

It was the pig fair last September
A day I well remember
I was walking up and down in drunken pride

When my knees began to flutter
and I fell down in the gutter
and a pig came up and lay down by my side

As I lay there in the gutter
thinking thoughts I could not utter
I thought I heard a passing lady say

"You can tell the man who boozes
by the company that he chooses"
and with that, the pig got up, and walked away


After which he sings the song "General Guinness".

Don

from Joe Offer: Somebody sent this link today: https://sites.google.com/site/webmartians/humor/pig-faire (Pig Fair in Gaelige).


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: Mark Ross
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 02:03 PM

I learned it this way from Fred Holstein;

"no one was I disturbin'
as I lay down by the curb and,"

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 03:28 PM

Mark, hello.
Fred got it from Gibson like I did.

The other pig songs:

(also from Bob Gibson singing under the name of "Samuel Hall")

There was an old woman who loved a swine,
Honey, said she,
Piggy dear, wilt thou be mine?
SNORT---says he.

Piggy I love no one but you, honey said she
To you my pig. I'll always be true.
SNORT---says he.

I build for you a silver box.
Honey, said she,
I'll put in it some argyle socks,
SNORT---says he!

(THEN I'd mention: "Kids, this is a SNORT ALONG SONG about a woman who fell in love with a PIG! Kids all laugh. --- Then
I'd say, "Just wait until you grow up. You'll see it happens every day!"----And then all the teachers laugh quite hard!!!)

The other pig song in the trilogy was the song from Sam Hinton I always felt was about ecology in that it shows how, in earlier times on the farm, they had to USE UP all of the pig!

What shall we do with the old sow's feet?
Make a good sauce for anyone to eat.
Sauce from the feet or any such thing,
The old sow caught the measles and she died in the spring.

What shall we do with the old sow's squeal?
That we can neither see nor feel,
With that we can't do one dam thing,
The old sow took the measles and she died in the spring.

...the sow's insides?
Make a big batch of sausage hides.

....old sow's tail?
...a good ol' whip or a bar for the flail.

and so on...

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: Stringsinger
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 04:58 PM

"There once was a sow who had three little pigs.
Three little piggies had she.
The oldest would always go "(snort, snort snort)
and the youngest went "Wee wee wee!"

Now these little piggies they upped and died.
A very sad sight to see.
So don't ever always go (snort, snort, snort)
When you ought to go "Wee wee wee."

Moral: don't grow up too fast. Or don't run before you can walk.

Guy Carawan used to sing this in concert.

Frank Hamilton (hoping that Smithfield Farms and Jimmy Dean Sausages go out of business)


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 11:24 PM

Tammy Swinet used to sing all of these... ;-)

Art


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: GUEST,dlitedw
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 02:56 PM

The last verse....

Now lately I was thinkin' that I will quit my drinkin'
I'm going to leave off whisky, beer and grog.
For there is no consolation, but only agravation
You can't even find friends with a hog.


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Subject: RE: the last line what's the rest? - pig song
From: GUEST,Karen B. Jones
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 06:20 PM

My father-in-law taught it to all his kids this way. I'm not sure where his version came from. There's an illustration here: http://www.illustratedbykarenjones.com/index.php?id=153

It was the middle of December,
Oh, how well I do remember.
I was walking down the street in drunken pri-i-ide.

When my legs began to stutter,
So, I lay down in the gutter,
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.

Oh, my heart was all a flutter,
As I lay there in the gutter,
Until a passer-by was heard to sa-a-ay:

"You can tell a man that boozes
By the company he chooses."
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.

He walked away.
He walked away.
The pig got up and slowly walked awa-a-ay.

"You can tell a man that boozes
By the company he chooses."
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: GUEST,Chuck Patterson - Fort Worth, Tx
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 07:52 AM

'Twas late in last September,
as well as I remember,
I was strolling down the street in maudlin pride.
With my heart all aflutter,
I lay down within the gutter
and a pig came up and lay down by my side.

As I lay there in the gutter,
with my heart all aflutter,
A passer-by was heard to stop and say,
"You can tell a man who boozes
by the company he chooses"
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.
        Chas. O. Patterson


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 11:13 AM

I will swine with my piglets of raving black hair


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 05:37 PM

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/p/piggotup.shtml


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: Mo the caller
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 04:56 AM

"I will swine with my piglets of raving black hair"

?????


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 09:27 AM

Lady Mondegreen frequently swined with her piglets of raving black hair.

Excuse me while I kiss this guy.


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 11:31 AM

[pedant alert]

I am suspicious that the "heart all aflutter" line was just composed by someone who couldn't remember the beginning. Then the 'wonderful' internet spread it. I doubt "heart all aflutter" is how one would feel when drunk on the street. Similarly with 'maudlin'.

"No one was I disturbing" just 'sounds' better.

[/pedant alert]


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 11 Nov 13 - 11:51 AM

Walter Pardon's song "One Cold Morning in December" seems to be related. It's on the Topic CD "The Voice of the People" Volume 15 (TSCD 665).


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: Mo the caller
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 06:16 AM

Yes I gather Lady M was involved but
swined???
I guess the piglets are ringlets
Is it a line from a song?

Raven lunatics.


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 09:31 AM

Look here, Mo

Re: I'll Twine 'mid the Ringlets


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Subject: RE: Versions: the pig got up and slowly walked away
From: Mo the caller
Date: 13 Nov 13 - 04:29 AM

Got it. Thanks.


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