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Lyr Req: Banned in Boston

GUEST,Mark Ross on a students computer 02 Mar 08 - 07:40 PM
Peace 02 Mar 08 - 07:46 PM
Mark Ross 02 Mar 08 - 08:42 PM
Peace 03 Mar 08 - 05:30 PM
oldhippie 04 Mar 08 - 07:45 AM
Peace 04 Mar 08 - 05:58 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Mar 08 - 10:15 PM
Mrrzy 06 Mar 08 - 09:12 AM
Peace 06 Mar 08 - 10:07 AM
GUEST 26 May 09 - 08:34 AM
GUEST,Bryce 20 Jul 09 - 01:58 AM
GUEST 17 Dec 10 - 06:15 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Dec 10 - 11:31 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Banned in Boston
From: GUEST,Mark Ross on a students computer
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 07:40 PM

Any one remember this song by Jerry Corbett? I have completely lost the 3rd verse.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in
From: Peace
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 07:46 PM

Mark. I'll try a Google.

Gimme a few lines you know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in
From: Mark Ross
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 08:42 PM

I learned it from Thom Ghent

I've been banned in Boston
Babe, you know I ain't no good,
I'm a mean, low, lousy mistreater,
Bustin' up my neighborhood.



Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in
From: Peace
Date: 03 Mar 08 - 05:30 PM

Mark,

I'm finding zip on the 'net.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in
From: oldhippie
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 07:45 AM

Merv Griffin 1961, 45rpm vinyl Carlton #540
can't locate the lyrics.

She was banned in Boston,
condemmed in Cleveland,
and banished in Baltimore,

etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in
From: Peace
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 05:58 PM

"Banned in Boston" by Merv Griffin ("Now she's banned in Boston,
condemned in Cleveland, and banished in Baltimore; she is now taboo
in Philly and St. Lou and Chicago doesn't dig her anymore.")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in Boston
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 10:15 PM

Here's what I transcribed from a sound sample:

BANNED IN BOSTON
Clint Ballard Jr, Fred Tobias

…like no other girl that I've met,
But then she holds me tight and we kiss goodnight.
I'm a-telling you the thoughts I get

Would sure be banned in Boston, condemned in Cleveland,
And banished from Baltimore.
They would be taboo in Philly and Saint Lou,
And Chicago wouldn't dig me anymore…

[As sung by The Viscounts on "Who Put the Bomp," 2002. These Viscounts were a British trio, active in the early 60s, who recorded mainly covers of American pop music.]

* * *

HOWEVER, the above song isn't the one recorded by Jerry Corbitt, and it isn't the one that Mark Ross requested. That one was written by John Morier. It was also recorded by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs.

I wasn't able to find any lyrics or sound samples.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in Boston
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 09:12 AM

THe Redneck National Anthem has a chorus about being Banned in Boston, it's the only time I've heard that lyric... what is this other song about?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in Boston
From: Peace
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 10:07 AM

If Jim can't find the lyrics, they ain't out there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in Boston
From: GUEST
Date: 26 May 09 - 08:34 AM

All the girls are jealous of her
'Cause the fellas don't pay 'em no mind
When she makes the scene
You know they turn so green
That that they had a petition signed
(To have her)

Banned in Boston, condemned in Cleveland
And banished in Baltimore
She is now taboo in Philly and St. Lou
And Chicago doesn't dig her anymore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in Boston
From: GUEST,Bryce
Date: 20 Jul 09 - 01:58 AM

She was banned in Boston
Taboo in Philly
And St. Lou don't love her any more

That is the part as I recall it from Merv Griffin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Banned in Boston
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 06:15 PM

The Jerry Corbett lyrics I can ermember are:

I had 20 different landlords
In 20 different weeks.
I'm proud to say that my best friends
Are Boston's biggest freaks.

I've been Banned in Boston
Now you know I ain't no good
I'm a low .......?
Boston's not my neighbourhood.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BANNED IN BOSTON (from Merv Griffin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 11:31 PM

Here's my transcription from YouTube. This is a really dumb song, but it has a certain nostalgic appeal—


BANNED IN BOSTON
(Clint Ballard Jr. & Fred Tobias)
As sung by Merv Griffin with Sid Bass Orchestra and Chorus, 1961

1. My baby's got such a wild, wild walk, (Yay-yeah)
Such a crazy little wiggle an' a swing,
When she takes a stroll, drivers lose control.
It's become such a dangerous thing—

(That she was) Banned in Boston, condemned in Cleveland
And banished from Baltimore.
She is now taboo in Philly and St. Lou,
And Chicago doesn't dig her anymore.

2. She gets a fire burning in me, (Yay-yeah)
Like no other girl that I've met.
When she holds me tight and we kiss goodnight,
I'm a-tellin' you the thoughts I get—

(Would sure be) Banned in Boston, condemned in Cleveland,
And banished from Baltimore.
They would be taboo in Philly and St. Lou,
And Chicago wouldn't dig me anymore.

3. Hey, all the girls are jealous of her (Yay-yeah)
'Cause their fellas don't pay 'em no mind.
Oh, they turn so green when she makes that scene,
They had a petition signed—

(To have her) Banned in Boston, condemned in Cleveland,
And banished from Baltimore.
She is now taboo in Philly and St. Lou,
And Chicago doesn't dig her anymore.


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