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Peasie Weesie

Melanthe Alexian 10 Jun 99 - 10:28 AM
GUEST,sccoast1700 14 Apr 14 - 10:14 PM
GUEST 15 Apr 14 - 06:33 PM
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Subject: Peasie Weesie
From: Melanthe Alexian
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 10:28 AM

Way down by the sad seaside Sat two lovers side by side First he sighed, and then she sighed And then they both sighed side by side. Peasie Weesie what's his name Peasie Weesie, Peasie Weesie, what's his name?

i'd appreciate it if someone could fill in the rest of this. this is the song that the marx bros. used to sing (and got so tired of they'd make up silly lyrics and the audience never knew the difference), when they were "the nightingales" and hadn't yet worked out a comedy act.


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Subject: RE: Peasie Weesie
From: GUEST,sccoast1700
Date: 14 Apr 14 - 10:14 PM

This link has the words to Peasie Weesie
http://www.marx-brothers.org/marxology/green.htm


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Subject: RE: Peasie Weesie
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 14 - 06:33 PM

Pease Weasie was the exclusive finale song of Fun In Hi Skule/ Mr Green's Reception. According to Groucho it was written by Charlie Van, half of the Charlie and Fannie Van vaudeville team. The Marxes bought it for $ 27 and it was sang at Marxian family gatherings well into the 1960s. Groucho revived the song for a 1959 TV appearance with Dinah Shore (also included in one of the TV documentaries). Another recording of Groucho performing a verse is also available in a TV documentary and two verses - whether they're accurate or not - are featured in Kyle Crichton's biography The Marx Brothers. Two more verses appear in Jo Adamson's book Groucho, Harpo, Chico and sometimes Zeppo and one of those is also in Simon Louvish' Monkey Business. The version above is pieced together from all these fragments. Verse 1 is from the solo Groucho recording, verse 2 is from both Shore and Adamson, verse 3 is from Adamson and Louvish, verse 4 is from Adamson, verses 5 & 6 are from Crichton. The refrain appears in all sources.

(Thanks to Meg Shean - no relation - for providing me with Crichton's verses)

Peasie Weasie

Lyrics and Music by Charlie Van
1
Way down by the sad seaside
Sat two lovers side by side
first he sighed and then she sighed
and then they both sighed side by side
Refrain
Peasie Weasie, what's his name?
Peasie Weasie, Peasie Weasie, what's his game?
He will catch you if he can.
Peasie Weasie, Peasie Weasie is a bold bad man.
2
Went fishing last Sunday and I caught a smelt
Put him in the fire/pan and the fire he felt.
Of all the smelts I ever smelt
I never smelt a smelt like that smelt smelt.
Refrain
3
My mother called sister downstairs the other day
"I'm taking a bath" my sister did say
"Well, slip on something quick, here comes Mr. Brown"
She slipped on the top step and then came down
Refrain
4
A humpback went to see a football game
The game was called on account of the rain
The humpback asked the halfback for his quarter back
And the fullback kicked the hump off the humpback's back
Refrain
5
Bought a cow from Farmer Jones
Nothing but a bag of skin and bones
Her hair was as fine as any silk
She jumped over the fence and strained her milk
Refrain
6
I could sing and sing this song all night
But of course to do so wouldn't be right
I feel very dry and choked up here
So I'm going out to get a glass of beer


That is from the link provided by sccoast1700


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