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changing a light bulb

s&r 28 Aug 08 - 09:30 AM
Richard Bridge 28 Aug 08 - 11:39 AM
Jim Carroll 28 Aug 08 - 11:45 AM
Georgiansilver 28 Aug 08 - 12:48 PM
Leadfingers 28 Aug 08 - 12:52 PM
Jim Carroll 28 Aug 08 - 12:55 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 28 Aug 08 - 01:20 PM
eddie1 28 Aug 08 - 01:41 PM
JeffB 28 Aug 08 - 02:41 PM
Cats 28 Aug 08 - 02:55 PM
GUEST,leeneia 28 Aug 08 - 03:03 PM
Ythanside 28 Aug 08 - 03:16 PM
Leadfingers 28 Aug 08 - 03:17 PM
RobbieWilson 28 Aug 08 - 03:41 PM
Kampervan 28 Aug 08 - 03:52 PM
Harmonium Hero 28 Aug 08 - 03:57 PM
Harmonium Hero 28 Aug 08 - 04:04 PM
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RobbieWilson 28 Aug 08 - 04:30 PM
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Cllr 28 Aug 08 - 05:37 PM
GUEST,lefthanded guitar 28 Aug 08 - 05:39 PM
s&r 28 Aug 08 - 05:43 PM
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Subject: changing a light bulb
From: s&r
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 09:30 AM

It was dark this mornin too dark to see my room
It was dark this mornin too dark to see my room
Too dark for lovin too dark to dust my broom

Felt for the light switch turned that sucker on
Felt for the light switch turned that sucker on
Nuthin happened, I guess the bulb done gone

Went to the hardware store see what he could do
Went to the hardware store see what he could do
I think I need a giant Edison Screw

Can't do it solo guess I need some help
Can't do it solo guess I need some help
Just some things you cain't do by yourself

I need a risk assessment before I do a thing
I need a risk assessment before I do a thing
I ain't been trained so I'll give my buddy a ring

He said my assessment shows it's harder than you think
said my assessment shows it's harder than you think
You gotta earth your ladder to the kitchen sink

I called for Phil the plumber to fit the earthin clamp
Yeah I called for Phil the plumber to fit the earthin clamp
He'll be a day or two but I got a paraffin lamp

I went to climb the ladder only then I found
I went to climb the ladder only then I found
You need a ladder permit if both feet are off the ground

And you need a trained first aider just in case you fall
Yeah you need a trained first aider just in case you fall
So I thought some then I gave another buddy a call

Then I screwed the old lamp out and put the new one in place
I said I screwed the old lamp out and put the new one in place
And came down from the ladder with a smile on my face

And now I know the answer sure I do for goodness sake
And now I know the answer sure I do for goodness sake
Cause now I know how many people it will take


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 11:39 AM

And don't forget the chorus of us traddies to sing about how good the old ones were


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 11:45 AM

How many existentialists............. now look what you've bloody started!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 12:48 PM

Nothing like a bit of light entertainment!!!


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 12:52 PM

So we just post the answers and see who can work out the question ??

   'Only One , but the Lightbulb must really want to change'

should do for a start


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 12:55 PM

How many social workers????
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 01:20 PM

One to hold the light bulb and 40 *people to turn the house around.

*Substitute Irish, Ukrainian, Swedes, social workers or whatever to make it non-pc.


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: eddie1
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 01:41 PM

I would tell the one about:-

How many women with PMT does it take to change a light bulb?

One.

Why only one?



CAUSE THAT'S ALL IT TAKES, RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

But I'm too scared to.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: JeffB
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 02:41 PM

How many folksingers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Five - one to change the bulb and the other four to stand around singing about how good the old one was.


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Cats
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 02:55 PM

This has cut straight across a dream I had last night.   Spooky!!! I was thinking of how to start a thread on lightbulb jokes....

How many witches does it take to change a light bulb?

Into what?


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the song, s&r. Did you write it?


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Ythanside
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 03:16 PM

How many lead guitarists?

Only one. He holds the bulb in the socket while the world revolves around him.


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 03:17 PM

JeffB - You missed the twenty odd who would say how much BETTER a light bulb it would have been if it hadnt been electric !


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 03:41 PM

A Scottish variant:

how many Spaniards does it take?


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Kampervan
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 03:52 PM

How many folk singers does it take to change a light bulb?

What do you mean? ....CHANGE?


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 03:57 PM

How many surrealists does it take?
One to hold the stepladder , and six to get the giraffe into the bathtub. JK


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 04:04 PM

How many sword dancers?
Six; one to take out the old bulb and screw in the new one;
another to take out the old bulb and screw in the new one; another to take out the old blub and screw in the new one ...etc.

How many mudcatters?
One to cange the bulb and 147 to argue about what, exactly, constitutes a light bulb.....(alternative answers most welcome)
JK


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Kampervan
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 04:18 PM

H H
I yhink that you'll find that the definition of a light bulb was perfectly defined in the 'Light bulb definition' declaration of 1957 (Ver 2) as amended by the sub committee on definitions commissioned by the Mudcat forum thread of the same name.

Although this may be the subject of some discussion!


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 04:30 PM

my scottish question; How amny Spaniards does it take?
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Just Juan


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 05:29 PM

Looked it up on Wilkipedia....(I know - should have known better); apparently, it's called re-lamping.
Actually, there's a shed-load of light-bulb ...sorry - re-lamping jokes on there...
JK


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Cllr
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 05:37 PM

how many software engineers does...

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none, its a hardware problem


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: GUEST,lefthanded guitar
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 05:39 PM

Posted By: GUEST
28-Aug-08 - 05:38 PM
Thread Name: changing a light bulb
Subject: RE: changing a light bulb

How many therapists.

One but the lightbulb really has to change.




How many artists.

400,001.
One to create the painting; 400,000 to say "My kid could do that"


Oops, that last one was mine; please don't delete post


how many Luddites?

there aren't enough in the world.


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: s&r
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 05:43 PM

Leenia - yes, I have this strange idea of a light bulb song in different genres eg blues (above) country. folk etc.......

More may follow if the muse strikes, or feel free to contribute

Stu


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 05:57 PM

There's one floating around the internet about dog breeds....
Labrador--JUST ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!

Irish Wolfhound--Why bother? I like the dark

Border Collie--I can go buy the lightbulb too.

Etc...


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Rowan
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 06:23 PM

If you widen the thread;
How many sound engineers to change a mic?

One tew, one tchoo, one two....

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: GUEST,Nick E
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 07:42 PM

How many Jewish Grandmothers?
Never mind, I'll just sit here in the dark. Like a dog.


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 07:50 PM

How many childrens workshop organisers?

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WHO'S GOT THE LIGHT BULB??

Dave - (having just done a really sooooper Childresn Festival at Shrewsbury Folk Festival)


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 09:15 PM

We had a thread on this on rec.music.folk in 1999. Search Google groups for lightbulb, or just go here:
old thread

I just noticed that Frank Hamilton took part in that thread, as did Abby Sale.


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Trevor
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 03:01 AM

ANS: Four, but I'd rather you didn't use the word screw.


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Fidjit
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 05:37 AM

How many mice to screw in a light bulb?




two







But how did they get in there?

Chas


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 10:21 AM

How many bluegrass pickers does it ta.....?

Five, one to change the bulb and four to say,,,,,,,,well Bill wouldn't have done it that way.

eric


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Jayto
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 11:25 AM

How many bluegrass pickers does it take to chang a light bulb?



10
1 to change the light bulb

and

9 to fuss about it being electric.


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 01:52 PM

How many Irishmen? (or other nationality)









One - he is quite capable of doing it without help from anyone else.

On a similar vein - Why did the Irishman Cross the Road? Because he had a good reason for doing so.


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Tradsinger
Date: 30 Aug 08 - 02:29 AM

... sopranos?

Only one but others stand around saying 'It's a bit high for her.'

....students of Freud?

2 - one to change the lightbulb and one to hold the pe...., sorry the ladder

....truckers?

About 40. Why, you gotta problem with that, a**hole?


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Subject: RE: changing a light bulb
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 30 Aug 08 - 03:46 AM

...Members of the Communist Part of Great Britain?

Five.

Because they all want to be there to show solidarity.


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