Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: vaguely remembered comedy song

GUEST,Guest Mudcatter 22 Oct 08 - 09:26 AM
Jacob B 22 Oct 08 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,Guest Mudcatter 23 Oct 08 - 11:57 AM
Jayto 23 Oct 08 - 02:08 PM
Charley Noble 23 Oct 08 - 07:41 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:




Subject: Lyr Req: vaguely remembered comedy song
From: GUEST,Guest Mudcatter
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 09:26 AM

Can any 'catter recall the words of a 1940/50's song in which some of the lyrics were " A wise man once said What's in a name, A Rose is a Rose is a Rose" and "If your name is Albert they call you Al and if they don't know your name they call you Pal". These are just two lines from a novelty/comedy song heard in the mid 1950's. I can recall the tune ok but not the words.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: vaguely remembered comedy song
From: Jacob B
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 09:46 AM

One possibility is the song "Rosie" from the musical Bye Bye Birdie. It has the line "I once heard a poem that goes: 'A rose is a rose is a rose'". The character who sings it is named Albert. Lyrics are available here.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: vaguely remembered comedy song
From: GUEST,Guest Mudcatter
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 11:57 AM

Thank You for the response Jacob B, none of the words I am looking for are in the source you posted. I am certain that the song I heard did not come from a stage show, but was a comedy song distributed on a 78 rpm waxing.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: vaguely remembered comedy song
From: Jayto
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 02:08 PM

The Pirate song by Ray Stevens. I used to laugh hysterically whenever I heard as a kid. I thought that was the funniest song I had ever heard back then. He released it in the 80's and I was a kid when I first heard it. I haven't heard it in years so I can sweat it is funny now but back then oh God it was hillarious to me.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: vaguely remembered comedy song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 07:41 PM

"A rose is a rose is a rose" is a reference to a poem by Gertrude Stein if that is any help; it's the only line of her poem that crept into pop culture, which might have pleased her, or not!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 19 February 8:48 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.