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Old Fart Songs

topical tom 06 Feb 09 - 06:07 PM
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Subject: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:07 PM

Since most of us on Mudcat seem to be old farts I think it would be cool if we searched for songs that portray men and women of a "certain age", whether in a poor or better light. I'll start with one of my favourites ,"Old Dogs And Children and Watermelon Wine by Tom T. Hall


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: JWB
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:13 PM

"Silver in the Stubble" by ... ah... Sidney somebody? ... same guy that wrote "Lord of the Dance" whose name I can't pull out of my brain of a certain age.

Had to get out of the chair and look it up: Syndey Carter. Fine song.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:13 PM

"Over the Hills to the Poorhouse"

"Too Old to Cut the Mustard"


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Joybell
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:22 PM

"Old and Grey and Only in the Way"
"When I'm 64" (Old enough? Say no! Go on say no!)
"Rocking Alone in Her Old Rocking Chair"
"An Old Man Came A-courtin' Me"
"Maids When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man"
"Silver Threads Among the Gold"
"Believe me if all those Endearing Young Charms"
"Don't Step on Mother's Roses"

barely begun yet
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:31 PM

When I Grow Up (I want to be an Old Woman)

Michelle Shocked


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: JWB
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:39 PM

You have to listen to all the verses to realize it's a "certain age" song, but 'tis: Old Peculier by Keith Marsden.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Beer
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:43 PM

This should be a great thread topical tom.

A couple that come to mind are:

Old Doc Brown
After the Ball
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:51 PM

I recall an old parody from "Song Fest" based on "Silver Threads Among The Gold:"

"At the boarding house where we live,
Everything is growing old.
Silver threads are in the butter,
All the bread has turned to mold.
When the dog died, we had hot dogs;
When the cat died, catnip tea.
When the landlord died, I left there;
Spareribs were too much for me..."


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: gnu
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:58 PM

One that comes to mind for me is Spaw.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: kendall
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 07:22 PM

A Daisy a Day.
My Old Man.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 07:28 PM

Does anyone know of a song celebrating the efficacy of prune juice?

There was a story about an old fellow who mixed his Rogaine with his Viagra - he woke up in the morning with his hair standing on end...


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 07:45 PM

The Old Man from over the Sea (Hell's Bells, a folk song!)


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Beer
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 07:54 PM

Does Mr Bojangles fit the bill?
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 08:27 PM

Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine

Lin


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Rowan
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 08:39 PM

John Anderson, my Jo

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 08:45 PM

How about "Old and in the Way" by Old and in the Way?

I always thought you should never name your band after a song and vice versa.

Bob.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 09:27 PM

Get Up & Go
Abide with Me
Sailor's Rest
Auld Lang Syne
The Goodnight-Loving Trail
Lies


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Padre
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 09:37 PM

Silver Haired Daddy of Mine


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 10:14 PM

Thanks for all those great songs. One that I don't think was mentioned is "All Used Up" by Utah Philips.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,iancarterb
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 11:19 PM

Maggie


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Nancy King
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 12:17 AM

Too Old to Work and Too Young to Die
I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore
Time Has Made a Change in Me

Surely there must be more....


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN MOTHER AND ME JOINED IN (Jan Stewer)
From: GUEST,doc.tom
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 05:14 AM

A. J. Coles' (Jan Stewer's) "When Mother and me Joined In": now there's two old farts causing chaos - and they know exactly what they're doing.

When Mother and me Joined In

Now Mother and me be the old-fashioned sort,
But us bain't half so soft as us looks,
There's lots o' things that the young 'uns can larn
Besides what they reads in the books;
Us was ax'd to a dance 'bout a fortnight ago,
A slap-up affair which us thought quite slow,
No polkas, no gallops, no gay gavottes -
They just walked round and round and they called it foxtrots!
          But when Mother and me joined in,
          My word, what a time us spent;
          Us didn't know much of the steps (tunes/rules/moves), you see,
          But that didn't matter to Mother and me;
          Us made up the steps as us went.
I bowed to mother, her bowed to me,
And the band began to play,
And away us went with a one, two, three -
Us showed the young 'uns the way!
They was begging our pardon left and right
When we begun to spin;
You'd never believe what a difference it made
When Mother and me joined in!
         Well, when Mother and me... (steps)
The room was crowded, there wadn't much space,
And Mother weighs sixteen stone;
I whirled her round and round the place -
Us soon had the floor to our own;
Us scattered the chaps, they lost their maids,
Us went drough thick and thin;
          Oh, you'd never believe what a difference it made
          When Mother and me joined in.

Now last summer they had in our parish hall
A choral society;
There was thirty or forty all singing to once
Including Mother and me,
But instead o' they songs that everyone knows,
'Twas one o' they horror-torios;
They was all afraid to sing 'en out loud,
'Cus nobody knowed what 'twas all about.
          But when Mother and me... (tunes)
Well, the man in front, 'e waggled 'is stick
And the choir begun to squall,
but Mother and me, us drowned the lot
Wi' Uncle Tom Cobley and all;
I sung treble, and I sung bass;
The tenors was lost in the din;
You'd never believe...
          Well, when Mother and me... (tunes)
The choir all sang till they nearly bust
And got in a terrible rage,
But Mother and me, us finished fust
Be' very near 'alf a page;
The poor conductor, 'e lost 'is place,
'E didn't know where to begin;
          Oh, you'd never believe...

Now, last Friday night us was invited out
To a whist drive - start at eight;
Us never 'ad bin to one before,
And us got there a little bit late;
They was all sat round wi' faces glum
As if they was waiting for Kingdom come,
Like a load of ol' pa'sons saying their prayers
Wi' somebody bad in the room upstairs.
          But when Mother and me... (rules)
Well, I went fust and I laid down
The ace o' clubs wi' a slap;
I was next, I played the ace
O' trumps, and hollered, 'Snap!'
The crowd did roar, the MC swore;
We see'd us was gwain 'a win;
You'd never believe...
          Well, when Mother and me... (rules)
Well, I won fust prize be' all the rules
With a hunderd and ninety-eight,
But they refused to give it me;
They said I'd reckoned in the date;
Mother revoked, her partner choked;
The folks all said, wi' a grin,
          Oh, they'd never believe...

Now last week us went out on a charabanc ride
And got up to some fine high jinks;
Us went to place just to see what was on -
'Twas one o' they 'skating rinks';
The folks looked very fine and proud
As they went skating round and round;
I see'd some sights I never see'd afore
As they went gliding round the floor.
          But when Mother and me... (moves)
Well, a chap fitted me with two left skates
Of quite a different track,
For one was determined to go forrard
And t'other to go back;
When I said, 'Go!', I shouted, 'Whoa!
There's somebody locked in me shin!'
You'd never believe...
          Well, when Mother and me... (moves)
A chap said to me, 'Where be gwain to next?
I hollered, 'Goodness knows!'
Then Mother come slap-bang into me arms
And away the both of us goes.
There was skaters in heaps all over the floor
With pieces took out o' their skin;
          Oh, you'd never believe...


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 06:49 AM

Twice Daily


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 07:42 AM

The list could run, and run, until the cows came home.

For a little pop-rock try:

YESTERDAY - by The Beatles

AQUALUNG - by Jethro Tull

WHEN I WAS YOUNG- Eric Burdon & The Animals

THOSE WERE THE DAYS, MY FRIEND - by Mary Hopkins .

OLD MAN TAKE A LOOK AT MY LIFE - by Neil Young

KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCKING AT HEAVEN'S DOOR-by Dylan and Guns and Roses

DEAD MAN'S PARTY (No One Lives Forever) - Oingo Boingo

OLD MAN BLUES -by Duke Ellington

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 09:21 AM

The ultimate #1 of all time:

My Children Are Laughing Behind My Back   !!!

also these, if not already noted:

Old Man Rocking the Cradle
My Good Old Man
Old Age Pension Check (as sung by Roy Acuff)
That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine (Gene Autry's classic)

and just to get classical ballady, oh gosh,

The Old Man Who Lived Near Hell (Farmer's Curst Wife)

Bob


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 09:22 AM

How could I have forgotten that great Old Fart of the Century,

Father Grumble

who said he could do any work in a day that his wife could do in three?
(We old gaffers learn to keep our mouths shut, but sometimes it takes a while.)


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 10:01 AM

My Dad sang one called "Behind The Times".
An old preacher if replaced by a younger man because he is too old fashioned.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 10:08 AM

Old Rockin' Chair (Louis Armstrong)


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Stonebridge
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 10:10 AM

"The Oldest Swinger in Town" by Fred Wedlock


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 10:13 AM

Sorry to make multiple messages, but these things come in dribs and drabs (feature of age, get used to it):

When You and I Were Young, Maggie

Actually if you canvass the songs of the last third of the 19th century you'll find a bonanza of songs about old farts. For some reason that period, along with its sentimental classics about romance and lost love, was positively riveted on oldsters.

Hmm ... a feature conspicuously missing in the Tops of the Pops at the moment, circa 2009. Wonder why ... No, I don't wonder why. 'Cause I don't think I wanna know.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 10:19 AM

"I can't do my bally bottom button up"


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 11:32 AM

Here's another one, "Waltzing Around in the Nude" by Dick McCormick.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 12:14 PM

Stonebridge - Credit the WRITER not the thief - Oldest Swinger is Ed Pickford's song .


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Art Thieme
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 01:28 PM

From Forty To Sixty-five (as done by the New Lost City Ramblers)

Art


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Stonebridge
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 03:35 PM

>Stonebridge - Credit the WRITER not the thief - Oldest Swinger is Ed Pickford's song <

Consider it done.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: olddude
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 05:23 PM

I just don't look good naked anymore


still makes me laugh ... great tune


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 05:49 PM

I agree with you, olddude. That is a really good song. So funny and with a great melody.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Fossil
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 08:12 PM

Rollin' round the back of my mind is a song I heard when I was a lad. Can't remember it all (well I *am* getting on a bit now), but what I can get is this -

Get Away Old Man, Get Away

Chorus:
For an old man he is old,
an old man he is grey
But a young man's heart is full of love,
Get away old man, get away!

Well I'd rather marry a young man
with an apple in his hand
Than to marry an old man
with a hundert' acres o' land

and so on. Does anyone else know any more?


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,DWR
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 08:44 PM

Good gosh, how can we do this without "Old Farts In Caravan Parks" by Australian John Williamson?

You can hear a sample here. http://www.amazon.com/Old-Farts-In-Caravan-Parks/dp/B000THGLUM/ref=dm_cd_album_lnk

Thought I might find the lyrics on line, but I didn't. I followed several of those notorious dead ends and finally gave up. Closest I got was at http://www.johnwilliamson.com.au/html/music.html where there are a number of his songs listed, but not that one it seems.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 09:25 PM

"I'm In the Sidings Now" by Ewan MacColl.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,doc.tom
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 07:33 AM

I think you'll fuind that In The Sidings Now was written by Cyril Tawney and first sung on Westward Television the night after the Beeching Report (which recommended massive cutting of the British railway network)came out back in the 1960s!


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: BB
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 07:57 AM

'Didn't I Dance?'
'Take Your Time' by Pete Munday

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 08:01 AM

'Old Man River' could I suppose be considered an old wet fart song!!!!


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,keith Ferret
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 09:09 AM

The Old Miner by Johnson Ellwood
Bonnie Bessie Logan, Trad sung by Ian Manuel
Sair Fyel'd Hinny, Trad
Old admirals by Al Stewart
Old Man Inside A Young Man by Richard Thompson


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 08:55 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 09:49 AM

Goodnight Loving Trail


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 10:15 AM

The Banks of the Dee
Man of the Earth - Bernie Parry
My Old Man - Ewan MacColl (apologies if that was the one mentioned earlier)
John Anderson My Jo


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 01:01 PM

Arthritis Blues


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Subject: Lyr Add: ONE OF THE HAS-BEENS
From: JWB
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 02:26 PM

Haven't seen "Fiddler's Green" by John Connolly mentioned yet. Nor "Awkward as a New Chum" -- if that's the title. Aussie shearing song:

I'm one of the has-beens, a shearer I mean.
I once was a ringer and I used to shear clean.
I could make the wool roll off easy, like soil from the plow,
But you may not believe me because I can't do it now.

CHORUS
Now I'm awkward as a new chum, and used to the frown
That the boss often shows me, saying, "Keep them blades down!"

I shore with Pat Hogan, Bill Bride and Jack Gunn,
Charlie Fergus, Tommy Leighton, and the Great Roaring Dunn.
They sent from the Lockland the best they could find,
Oh but not one among them could leave me behind.

CHORUS

Well, there's no use in complaining, I'll never say die,
Though the days of fast shearing for me have gone by.
I'll just take the world nice and easy, shear slowly and clean,
And I merely have told you just what I have been.

CHORUS

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: BB
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 03:01 PM

And how can one forget 'Generations of Change' by Matt Armour, who passed away this morning?

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 05:49 PM

Golden Wedding Day
The Good Boy
Silver Threads (the original, not the parody quoted above)


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Subject: Lyr Add: GONE HOME (Bill Carlisle)
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 07:11 PM

Hi Fossil
"Get away old man get away"
is in the digitrad under G as "Get away old man"

The songs "Last train to Glory" and

Gone Home ASB John Herald of the Green Brial Boys
lyrics & Music by Bill Carlisle
All of my friends that I loved yesterday
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)
The songbird that sings in the dale seems to say
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)

Chorus…., They've joined the heavenly fold
          They're walking the streets of pure gold
          They left one by one
          As their work here was done
          Gone home (they have gone home)
          Gone home (they have gone home)

Life here is lonely since they've gone before
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)
The old weeping willow that stands by the door
Gone home (they have gone home)
                Gone home (they have gone home)    [chorus]

All of my friends that I loved yesterday
Gone home (they have gone home)
Gone home (they have gone home)
The songbird that sings in the dale seems to say
Gone home (they have gone home)
               Gone home (they have gone home)   [chorus]

From the review of Johm Heralds CD "Roll on John"
Gone Home - a song by Bill dealing with the passing on of good friends. A quite powerful song and not at all maudlin. According to the notes, Herald first heard this song performed by Flatt & Scruggs, but had the song also in a copy of the Bill Clifton Song Book put out in the fifties.

Kenny B


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 07:46 PM

doc.tom: I apologize to the shades of Cyril Tawney & Ewan MacColl, of blessed memory, for confusing them.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FREEWHEELING (Jim Reid)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 08:30 PM

First heard this in my early 40s, when 50 (half a hunner) seemed awfully old: now it really seems quite juvenile!
You can change the age to suit any level of Old Fartdom too!

FREEWHEELING                        by Jim Reid

I'm getting ower the hill it seems, though my hert it still feels young,
They say when half a hunner's here, your flings should a' be flung.
But I've some flungs I've yet tae fling afore I ends ma days,
And so I don't want to hear you say that "Old, he's past it" phrase.

Chorus
Freewheeling noo, Freewheeling noo, gets easier every day,
Just tak it slow, where'er ye go, freewheeling doon the brae.

I used tae climb the highest hill, I used tae dae sae weel,
But the view is bonnie, e'en frae here, ye're jist as high as ye feel.

Chorus
Freewheeling noo, Freewheeling noo, gets easier every day,
Just tak it slow, where'er ye go, freewheeling doon the brae.

My eyes are gettin' dimmer noo, and specs I ought tae wear,
But there's some things I see clearer noo, and ye cannae ask for mair.

Chorus
Freewheeling noo, Freewheeling noo, gets easier every day,
Just tak it slow, where'er ye go, freewheeling doon the brae.

We've a' tae go a different road, though it may seem hard sometimes,
So let's try to help oor neebour tae get ower his stiffest climbs.

Chorus
Freewheeling noo, Freewheeling noo, gets easier every day,
Just tak it slow, where'er ye go, freewheeling doon the brae.
Freewheeling noo, Freewheeling noo, gets easier every day,
Just tak it slow, where'er ye go, freewheeling doon the brae.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 08:42 PM

There are few verses of "Sucky bids me" adapted to love in an eventide home by Samuel Beckett, in "Malone Dies". They're all about going hand in hand to the cemetery.

They manage to have it off by him folding his dick in half to get it in. Then she turns yellow and dies. I don't think Hallmark would have asked Beckett to design a Valentines card.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Gulliver
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 09:32 PM

"What used to be my sex appeal
Is now my water spout
"

Author unknown (?).


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Gurney
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 11:27 PM

Kiwi one: Bushman's Lament/Rimu and Rata.
English Trad. The Life of a Man.
English trad-like. Wind Up My Clock.

Not sure of the correct title of any of these, they're not in my repertoire. I could find out if anyone is interested.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: BB
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 03:13 PM

I think the last one is already mentioned above as 'Take Your Time' by Pete Munday.

There's one called 'Time, Time, Time' that Jeff Wesley, amongst others, sings.

Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY GOOD OLD MAN (from Burl Ives)
From: Mo' Handy
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 07:30 PM

I suppose that My Good Old Man (Richard Dyer-Bennett, Burl Ives) qualifies as an old fart song. The anonymous author no doubt felt that one could be an old fart, even if dead. Maybe the fact that the woman does all the talking has something to do with it . . .

Where are you a'going, my good old man?
Where are you a'going, my honey, my lamb?
Hunting.

When are you coming back, my good old man?
When are you coming back, my honey, my lamb?
Saturday.

Well, what do you want for your supper, my good old man?
What do you want for your supper, my honey, my lamb?
Eggs.

Well, how many of 'em do you want, my good old man?
How many of 'em do you want, my honey, my lamb?
A bushel.

But a bushel will kill you, my good old man.
A bushel will kill you, my honey, my lamb.
I don't mind.

Well, where do you want to be buried, my good old man?
Where do you want to be buried, my honey, my lamb?
In the chimney corner.

But the ashes will fall on you, my good old man.
The ashes will fall on you, my honey, my lamb.
Don't care if they do.

Well, what are you going to do then, my good old man?
What are you going to do then, my honey, my lamb?
I'll haint ya.

But a haint can't haint a haint, my good old man.
A haint can't haint a haint, my honey, my lamb.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 05:35 PM

Thanks for all these songs! What a great collection to listen to! Damn good work for old farts! (me too!) lol


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 08:41 PM

"Time, gentlemen, time" surely also qualifies.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 10:40 PM

C. Fox Smith composed several poems that have been rendered into songs that would seem to qualify.

Mariquita: click here for lyrics and MP3 sample!

There's also "Admiral Dugout, " "Shipkeeper," and "Mainsail Haul."

The ultimate old fart song might be "The Blow at Witch's Hole" which is somewhere in the Mudcat threads as a song challenge (Methane Sinks Ships).

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 09:04 AM

"Mariquita: Thanks for the link. That's a really nice song, Charley.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 09:21 AM

Topical Tom-

You're more than welcome!

I'm not sure where I got the tune; it's a composite but I'm not sure where all the elements are from other than "Rosen the Beau."

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Midchuck
Date: 14 Feb 09 - 09:33 AM

"A Couple More Years", written by Shel Silverstein & Dennis Locorriere; recorded by Dr. Hook and by Willie Nelson.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 09:13 PM

Somebody sang this one at the Middle Bar Singers' winter reunion last weekend: here is is, sung by lyric author, John Conolly, obviously based on the "Hard Times of Old England" but now becomes "the Grumpy Old Men of Old England".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0joRysAQ84


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Artful Codger
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 11:27 PM

"Old Friends" by Simon & Garfunkel - still chokes me up...

And "Eleanor Rigby" (sp?) by the Beatles

"On Board a 98"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHADY ACRES (Janis Ian)
From: bobad
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 11:48 PM

Shady Acres
Janis Ian

So you've grown tired of your parents always hanging around
Now they spoil your children and having grandparents is out
Yes, and they raised you well but you wish to hell
That they'd go away so you wouldn't have to pay for their food,
Forget all the years when they paid for you.

Chorus
Send your mother to Shady Acres, send your father to Shady Acres,
We'll take good care of them, you won't be aware of them,
Send them to Shady Acres.

Well if one of them's dead, don't worry your head, we have a matchmaker
They can sit down and kvetch on the rest home steps while watching Green Acres
Yes, if you don't want to visit, well there's no requisite
We have foster sons and daughters to help all our boarders stop feeling blue
Keep the checks coming and we won't bother you.

Chorus

Yes, here it's so peaceful, they die while they're sleeping, yes, right in their beds
Now there's no need for worry, we have our own mortuary and a beautiful cemetery
Yes, we are good people, who care for the feeble
We've devoted or lives to the husbands and wives
Who don't want their fathers around to be bothers
So send 'em, we're respectable, and tax deductible.

Final Chorus
Send your mother to Shady Acres, send you father to Shady Acres,
We'll take good care of them because we love them,
Send them to Shady Acres.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 05:24 AM

Is "The wind That shook The Barley" a REAL 'old fart' song?


I'll get me incontinence pads

Mike


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 08:15 AM

OLDER'N EVERYBODY by Lou & Peter Berryman.

OLD LOVE by Neal and Leandra.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 08:59 AM

Thanks a lot, Jim, for that link to Lou and Peter Berryman singing "Older'n Than Everybody". I love their songs; always good for a laugh.Thanks also for all the neat songs contributed to this thread.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 11:37 AM

Kieran Halpin's poignant 'Port of Call'


No 60 year old sailor is wanted on the sea
No 40 years of sailing will get them to agree.......

And all those years of working
were they worth it after all
when there's only one more voyage
just one more port of call


Apologies if I've remembered the odd word incorrectly.


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD FARTS IN CARAVAN PARKS (J Williamson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 12:45 PM

Found in a blog:


OLD FARTS IN CARAVAN PARKS
John Williamson

Oh, happy travellers are we,
Around Australia in a caravan.
The kids are gone. we have no plan.
You navigate on your engine, man.
Yes, happy campers are we.

And king of the road are we.
Up a mountain road we wind
With a mile of traffic stuck behind.
Two friendlier folk you wouldn't find.
Oh, cheery old chooks are we.

We hit the road and sold the home,
Like a pair of drovers round we roam.
No more winter and no more phone.
We're wild and fancy free,
And a pair of toilers are we.

We'll pick fruit or prune a tree.
Any old job, doesn't worry me.
It'll cover our fuel and the camping fee.
Frugal old farts are we.

And a dear old chook are you,
In your terry towelling dressing gown,
The one you bought in the country town.
Yours is pink and mine is brown.
Threadbare old farts are we.

Oh, jeez! We'll have to pull up again soon, darling.

And a tidy little unit are we.
Everything has a place to be:
A jar of coffee and a tin of tea,
A life for two but not for three.
Oh, sexy old tarts are we.

And we always camp just near the loo
Cos I have to go at midnight too.
Dribble dribble dribble dribble's all I do.
Ah, over the hill are we.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: brezhnev
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 05:54 PM

leonard cohen's tower of song - "my friends are gone and my hair is grey, I ache in the places where I used to play..."


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Feb 09 - 05:12 PM

We've been down this road before, it seems:

Songs about getting older?
Songs about getting really old?
Songs about young and old
Songs about birthdays and/or age
Searching For Retirement Songs
Songs about getting really old - 2
Song for retirement party?
Songs about retirement
Geezer Music


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Genie
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 03:23 AM

I haven't yet figured out whether this song is about old songs about fart(s) (ing) or about songs for and by people who could be called old farts.

???


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Artful Codger
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 08:09 PM

Then maybe senility's setting in, Genie. ;-}


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 11:26 PM

The thread is the definition that you wrote plus songs ABOUT those who could be called old farts.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 11:53 PM

Obviously more than a few old farts on this thread since several songs have multiple mentions with the subsequent posters seemingly noy realizing their song was already listed....>LOL>.....Sure sign of OFS (Old Fart Syndrome).

One song with repeated mentions is "When You and I Were Young (Maggie)", a wonderful old chestnut which was also suggested by Sandy Paton as the greatest love song of all time on a long ago love song thread. It certainly fits both categories.........

Aging and Love are powerful themes but when combined can be almost overwhelming..........I know that as I've gotten older its almost impossible to sing this one without tears.........

And now we are aged and grey, Maggie
The trials of life nearly done
Let us sing of the days that are gone, Maggie
When you and I were young.



Spaw


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Fossil
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 03:02 AM

Just re-visited this thread. Thanks JoeClones, there are the complete words to a song ("Get Away Old Man" - see above) that has been hovering in the back of my consciousness for more than 40 years now! Another one of the myriad reasons why I stay a Mudcatter!


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: BB
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 12:19 PM

That made me feel quite tearful. At Matt Armour's funeral last Thursday, his 80-year old sister Margaret spoke, and was saying that, at her birthday celebration, Matt sang 'When you and I were young, Maggie.' So not necessarily to be sung to a partner...

Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: TOO POOPED TO POP (Chuck Berry)
From: Trommel
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 03:55 PM

"Too Pooped to Pop", Chuck Berry

Casey is an old man who wants to be a teen
He goes to all the dances and they call him cha-cha king
He cha-chas when the band is playin' rock and roll
He tries to keep in time but the beat leaves him cold.

(Chorus):
Because hes too pooped to pop, too old a soul
Hips gettin' weaker when he tries to do the stroll
And every time his feet get to go in one way
Here comes a new dance and its goin' to stray.

Chicks told Casey, You better move man,
This is only a one night stand
Casey wasn't in time but he was dancin' awhile
Till a cramp caught his leg and he had to change his style.
2x Chorus

Casey finally learned to do the hoochie koo
This might have been fine back in '22
Now, I'm gonna give you fellows just a little tip
If you wanna keep your girl you'd better get hip

Or, you'll be too pooped to pop, too old a soul
You hips are gettin' weaker when you'll try to do the stroll
And every time your feet gettin' to go in one way
Here comes a new dance you'll be left to stray.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: JennieG
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 07:34 PM

Not a song, but here is a poem "Warning" by Jenny Joseph:
        
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: BobKnight
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 04:28 PM

"Time Tears Awa'" a fine Scottish song, and a Country song from, I think, Toby Keith. "I'm Not As Good As I Once Was, But I'm As Good Once As I Ever Was."


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: BobKnight
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 04:31 PM

Sorry, that should be "Time Wears Awa'"


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 04:53 PM

It's rather interesting that "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" was written by a man in his early twenties for his 19 year old fiancee who was dying of tuberculosis.

I don't think I saw mention of John Prine's "Hello In There."

And, of course, there is "Grammaw's in the Cellar":

Oh, Grammaw's in the cellar
Oh, Lordy, can't you smell her
Bakin' biscuits on her damned old dirty stove
In her eye there is some matter
That keeps dripping in the batter
And she whistles while the (sniff) runs down her nose

Down her nose
Down her nose
Yes, she whistles while the (sniff) runs down her nose
In her eye there is some matter
That keeps dripping in the batter
And she whistles while the (sniff) runs down her nose

Charles (one of the older farts around)


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Genie
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 05:50 PM

Codger: "Then maybe senility's setting in, Genie. ;-}"

Nah. I think it set in a few years back, Codg.

Ennyhoo, it seems we have songs written OF the old farts, BY the old farts, and FOR the old farts, right?
Abe Lincoln would be so proud.

(And, yeah, we do already have threads in all those categories, so I won't re-list the ones from those threads.)

Gotta go.   I have to go sing for and with a bunch of old farts (and a few not-so-old farts) at a nursing and rehab center this afternoon.   (Somebody's sure to request "Baby Got Back.")


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 08:46 PM

On reflection, I found the stanza about the ladies in "Time, Gentlemen, Time" to be mildly ungallant, or, as we now say, politically incorrect. So I have come up with the following ambisexual version:

Here's to our limbs, our lusty young limbs,
That used to put on such a show.
Here's to our guts, our bosoms and butts --
What was it that made them grow?
It was time &c.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 11:43 PM

IMO one of the most moving tributes to love between "old farts" is "Stars in Their Crown" by Garnet Rogers.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 11:49 PM

"Stars in Their Crown". Sorry! I just found that it was on utube.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: BK Lick
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 05:33 AM

Are You Tired Of Me Darling?
Audio of Mother Maybelle, Sarah, and AP here.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 10:10 AM

BK Lick: Beautiful! I have heard that song many times but I never realized that the Carter Family had sung it.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 10:25 AM

The following was transcribed from John Connolly's excellent CD of the same name. This is the polite version. The last track on the CD is rather ruder. I suggest you buy the CD to get those words.


The Grumpy Old Men of Old England
John Connolly and Bill Meek

Oh, we've come here tonight for to grouse and to groan
We're senile delinquents outcast and alone
And what we like best is a bloody good moan
We're the grumpy old men of old England
And we're glad to be grumpy old men

Oh, we've played the 'Wild Rover' as years tumbled by
We've chased all the women and made the sparks fly
We still chase 'em now but we can't recall why
We're the . . .

Now we don't like loud music, iPod or CD
Hip-hop or house, and between you and me
We reckon that rap should be spelt with a 'c'
We're the . . .

Now we don't do IT and we don't go on-line
'Cos internet access can make you go blind
Does broadband mean trousers with waist 49
For those . . .

Now whether you like it or whether you'll not
Soon digital TV will be what you've got
There's a two digit signal that we like a lot
We're the . . .

Now we used to be hippies, long hair and no tie
We'd smoke wacky baccy and gaze at the sky
Now the old Stanner stair-lift is how we get high
We're the . . .

24 hour drinking and round the clock beer
Now our poor old bladder won't take it I fear
24 hour peeing is already her
For the . . .

Our cholesterol's high, our testosterone's low
So off to the doctor's we grumpily go
How they check our prostate you don't want to know
We're the . . .

So the tele's all crap and the weather is worse
We sit by the fire and chunter and curse
Can't even be bothered to finish this verse


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 11:35 AM

Another by Sydney Carter is There Isn't Much Fun For A Mixed-up Old Man; one of so many songs to the Villikins tune. It'as in the British Library archive sung by George Belton of all people!

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 12:22 PM

There was Too Old to Cut The Mustard, magically recorded by Marlene Dietrich and Rosmary Clooney with harpsichord accompaniment.

And my favorite, The Good Boy.

Good Boy
Lemuel F. Parton

I have led a good life, full of peace and quiet
I shall have an old age, full of rum and riot.
I have been a good boy, wed to work and study
I shall be an old man, ribald coarse and bloody.

I have never slit throats, even when I yearned to.
Never sang dirty songs that my fancy turned to.
I have been a nice boy, and done what was expected
I shall die and old bum, loved but unrespected.

Recorded by Carl Sandburg


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 01:39 PM

Found this one here

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-midis/Farting_Contest.htm



The Farting Contest
Play MIDI

The Farting Contest

I'll tell you a story that is sure to please,
Of a great farting contest at Burton-on-Tease,
Where all the best farters paraded the field,
To compete in a contest for various shields.

Some tighten their bumcheeks and fart up the scale,
To compete for a cup and a barrel of ale,
Whilst others whose arseholes are biggest and strongest,
Compete in the section for loudest and longest.

Now, this year's event had drawn quite a big crowd,
And the betting was even on Mrs. McDowd,
For it had appeared in the evening edition,
That this lady's arse was in perfect condition.

Now old Mrs. Jones had a perfect backside,
Half a forest of hairs with a wart on each side,
And she fancied her chance of winning with ease,
Having trained on a diet of cabbage and peas.

The vicar arrived and ascended the stand,
And thus he addressed this remarkable band:
"The contest is on as is shown on the bills,
We've precluded the use of injections and pills."

Mrs. Bingle arrived amid roars of applause,
And promptly proceeded to pull off her drawers,
For though she'd no chance in the farting display,
She'd the prettiest bottom you'd see on this day.

Now, young Mrs. Porter was backed for a place,
Though she'd ovten been placed in the deepest disgrace,
By dropping a fart on a Sunday in church,
And disturbing the sermon of Reverend McGurch.

The ladies lined up at the signal to start,
And winning the toss, Mrs. Jones took first fart,
The people around stood in silence and wonder,
While her wireless transmitted gale warnings and thunder.

Now Mrs. McDowd reckoned nothing of this,
She'd had some weak tea and was all wind and piss,
She took up her place with her arse opened wide,
But unluckily s*** and was disqualified.

Then young Mrs. Porter was called to the front,
And started by doing a wonderful stunt,
She took a deep breath, and clenching her hands,
She blew the whole roof off the popular stands.

That left Mrs. Bingle who shyly appeared,
And smiled at the clergy who lustily cheered,
And though it was reckoned her chances were small,
She ran out a winner, outfarting them all.

With hands on her hips she stood farting alone,
And the crowd stood amazed at the sweetness of tone,
And the clergy agreed without hindrance or pause,
And said, "First to Mrs. Bingle, now pull up your drawers."

But with muscles well-tensed and legs full apart,
She started a final and glorious fart,
Beginning with Chopin, and ending with Wing,
She went right up the scale to God Save the King.

She went to the rostrum with maidenly gait,
And took from the vicar a set of gold plate,
Then she turned to the vicar with sweetness sublime,
And smilingly said, "Come see me sometime."

XX


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,Seonaid
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 03:36 PM

Here's a mixed bag, in no particular order:

Golden Years
Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms
(and just about everything by Thomas Moore)
Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny off a Bus
Streets of London
Seven Old Ladies Locked in the Lavat'ry
Come Under My Plaidie


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 09:10 PM

A parody of "The Song of the Fishgutters" (sorry Ewan!)

SONG OF THE BABY BOOMERS                                
Chorus
Come a' ye Baby Boomers, aye, it's come awa' wi' me,
Frae Edinburgh and Glesga, and frae Perth and frae Dundee,
Frae Lithgae and frae Aiberdeen an' a' the country roon,
We're awa' tae hit the festivals, mak stooshies in yer toon.

We dinna rise sae early noo, we're getting awfy lazy,
But breakfast is at half-past eight, tae us that seems quite crazy,
We've cool bags fu' o' chocolate, bottles o' wine and Snak-a Jacks,
So we'll no be dying o' hunger when we tak oor late-night snacks.

The journey's sometimes lang, but we get there in the end,
We dinna dae the campin' noo, it'd drive ye roon the bend.
We'd raither hae a comfy room wi' fine views o' the sea,
So we're spending all oor pension on a fancy B & B.

No sae early in the morning, but, aye, late intae the nicht,
Your voice is getting croaky and you look an unco sicht,
Ye'll be reaching for the Fishermen's Friends tae sook wi' morning tay,
And you'll wish ye hadnae sung a thoosand sangs jist yesterday.
Chorus

There's mandolins and fiddlers there, and bodhrans and guitars,
There's singers and there's diddlers, and folk propping up the bars,
And you'll wish the Wild Rover had been slaughtered in great pain
By the time that "No Nay Never" is being belted oot again.

We're growing old disgracefully o' that there is nae doot,
Rude slogans on oor T-shirts, and colourful breeks tae boot,
We are the Baby Boomers, and Swinging Sixties too,
So you'd best be on your guard when we come festivalling you.
Chorus

We've festivalled in Lerwick and in Stornoway and Lorient,
And everywhere we've festivalled we ha'e the greatest carry-on,
Whitby, Sidmouth, we've traivelled up and doon,
But the very best festival o' all is here in (XXXXXX) toon.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Muttley
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 12:40 AM

Old Farts In Caravan Parks (mentioned)
Father & Son    (Stevens)
Waltzing With Bears    (alzheimers)
Diamantina Drover
The Old Bark Hut
Flash Jack From Gundagai    (inferred)
Wrinkles                  (Williamson)
A Bushman Can't Survive         "
Cootamundra Wattle             "
You And My Guitar               "


Another Williamson song I can't recall the title of that he wrote about an old lady travelling on the Indian-Pacific


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 06:29 AM

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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: PHJim
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 12:22 PM

Here's an old thread (back when I was still known as GUEST.Jim) that has the same topic.
thread.cfm?threadid=114470#2450142


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: PHJim
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 12:28 PM

Here's a Todd Snider song that fits the bill:
Age Like Wine


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: C-flat
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 09:12 AM

TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG
Murray Grand

       Gmaj9                               Gm7
Let me run in front of trucks, smash the mirrors on my walls,
       Gmaj9         Am7    Bm7            Cmaj7    Bm7
Let me puff away and choke, sniff a little coke, and have myself a
E9
ball.
          Am7          D9         G
What the hell! I'm too old to die young.


Let me walk against the lights. Let me drive while I am drunk.
Let me be a little hip, take a little trip, and try a little junk.
After all, I'm too old to die young.

Cm7                              F9
Let me pick up strangers in the street,
Bm7                   E9
Sleep with ev'ryone I meet,                         (middle)
Am7                      D7-9   
Sleep in dives along the docks,
    Eb9+11
vodka on the rocks

Let me stay a little stoned
who's to know and who's to care
let me take another trip, be a little hip, breathe polluted air
What the hell, when your spring has been sprung,
after all I'm too old to die young.

Let me sing away all my blues, fall in pot-holes if I choose
When people say I'm a sight, they're probably right!       (middle)


Let my face begin to fall
let it wrinkle like a prune
well I know my liver's gone, when I'm lying on the floor of some saloon
Give me speed, give me hash,
let me fly, let me crash,
drop the bomb on my head,
not a word will be said,
not a moan, not a sigh,
as I kiss my assets goodbye,
after all I'm too old to die young.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: PHJim
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 02:51 PM

C-flat,
The Todd Snider song to which I posted the link has the lines:

Old Timer, Old Timer,
I'm too late to die young now.

Same sentiment as your contribution


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Sandrolin
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 08:23 PM

I just found this old thread and couldn't resist..

I'm My Own Grandpa...luv Utah philips cover tho there are more...

then
maybe
*Time Is Watching The Show...a Michael Hurley gem .. he might call it something else...(that's a stand out line in my memory..

*oh and the Fugs second to the last CD ...put out I believe around 2002/3 was dedicated in theme entirely to sexatarians..


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: PHJim
Date: 20 Nov 10 - 12:12 PM

What? The Fugs were still around in 2002/3? I wonder how many of the original members took part.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: PHJim
Date: 20 Nov 10 - 12:31 PM

The main Fugs who stick out in my mind were Sanders, Kupferberg and Weaver, but I seem to recall hearing that Stefan Grossman was a member for a while.
A friend of mine tried to hire The Fugs to play a show at MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario sometime in the sixties. The Mac Arts Week sent him to New York city to talk to Tuli. When he asked that they not play a few songs; Coca Cola Douche was one, Tuli told him to,F off, so he hired Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable featuring the Velvet Underground with Nico.
I guess all of these guys qualify as old farts now, as do I.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,Sandrolin
Date: 20 Nov 10 - 01:38 PM

Oh...Yes the Fugs remain active..
I beleive it was 2002 when they had their grande reunion with their CD release .. (go to the Fugs website).
   Sad to report that Tuli passed last spring after several strokes and complications.... but actively making recordings on Youtube on through the end.
There have been all kinds of Tuli memorial acitvities... and previously unreleased material newly available. Far too much to get into like this. If you are interested contact me privately.

Tuli never allowed himslef to become an old fart... it's a state of mind:-)

Sandrolin


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: kendall
Date: 20 Nov 10 - 03:09 PM

Over the hill to the poor house (Really sappy)


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,gal198
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 12:14 PM

id love to sing this song, ive heard it sung once but can only remember the tune to the chorus can u help ?


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Helen
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 03:46 PM

Well, that's not what I thought this thread was about:

Buddy Bolden Blues

I thought I heard buddy bolden shout.
Open up that window, let that bad air out !
Open up that window, let the foul air out !
I thought I heard him say !


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 04:46 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=SFF4ANolpAc


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Helen
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 04:49 PM

As far as I can see this one hasn't been included.

When You Were Sweet Sixteen performed by The Fureys.

I know it's a soppy song, but I have always liked it.

When this thread first appeared 9 years ago I don't remember seeing it, or maybe I didn't identify with the Old Farts, but now I am one. Time flies.

I like Vin Garbutt's version of Man of the Earth. Hearing it always brings me back to his performance at Newcastle, Oz - in the early '80's?

Also, Carrickfergus (Jim McCann with the Dubliners) - an old man looking back on his life, especially the regrets he may have for past decisions.

Speaking of regrets:

My Way - Mike (Seth McFarlane)

(Sorry, I never was a fan of Sinatra.)


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 05:14 PM

Another song that some would describe as a tear jerker (and they wouldn't be wrong) is this fine old https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O-CI26WJnM

chestnut "The Faded Old Sun Bonnet"https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+faded+old+sun+bonnet


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 05:35 PM

Actually, there is a verse which is left out in the version which I
provided:


       Hard work, hard luck and worry were all my mother knew
       Until the day she laid her burden down.
       Her tired old hands were folded, her work on earth was through,
       She'd exchanged that old sun bonnet for a crown.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 27 Sep 18 - 03:38 AM

John Prine’s Hello in There deals with old age poignantly, and also ranks as one of the saddest songs too. Comic songs about getting old are much easier to write, such as this one of mine:

Now I’m an old pensioner but what do I care
I’ve spent all my savings on an electric armchair
I groan when I stand up and groan in the seat
No coins for the meter, I’ve been sat here all week

With a grant from the Council. I got a stairlift
I live in a bungalow, so it’s scarcely a gift
I ride on my monorail, around my ground floor
But the fun is short lived, I can’t open the door

I went to the school gate, to meet my grandson
I had the wrong specs on and I grabbed the wrong one
His Dad was a builder, at excuses he scoffed
He knocked through my downstairs, converted my loft

My joints give me trouble, especially my pins
Despite best endeavours they won’t walk passed inns
They suggest new hip joints I might like to try
I said I prefer my own local, it’s really close by

I agreed to steel implants, but one leg at a time
And the cheapest of steel, the surgeons could find
I trigger alarms now, each time I pass by
And can switch TV channels just be slapping my thigh

Whilst waiting the next leg, I’m rather bereft
I walk round in circles and can only turn left
My route to the ale house is just a short stride
But when I’m returning it’s more like five miles

I’m showered with junk mail, they all want my cash
My official post’s lost amidst all the trash
I mixed up my Tax Form with my bowel screening kit
And returned to the Taxman my samples of...what he normally sends me.

There are more verses, but you get the drift......


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Sep 18 - 06:57 PM

Unless I missed it, we got all this way without anyone mentioning Michael Smith's "The Dutchman".


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Sep 18 - 11:02 AM

I was just about to post about that one.

Another: Bonnie Bessie Logan.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,Modette
Date: 28 Sep 18 - 12:14 PM

My oldest brother is a Captain Beefheart fan and for some reason this title has stuck in my head (I wish it hadn't).


Old Fart at Play


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: Helen
Date: 29 Sep 18 - 02:15 AM

This is not about songs, but definitely relates to getting older, and being less inclined to keep my opinions to myself and go out with a bang and not a whimper.

Do a Google image search on Aunty Acid.

Be prepared to spend some time looking at the cartoons because I personally find it addictive. Sometimes I open the Google image page for Aunty Acid when I am at work, especially if the nearby yakkety-yakkers are in overdrive. The pointed relevance of the cartoons make me laugh but also act as an antidote to some other people's annoying habits.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 02 Oct 18 - 01:59 AM

Old Farts & Jackasses (Brandon Fulson) YouTube


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: David W
Date: 03 Oct 18 - 06:32 PM

The Hearse Song, from Harley Poe would seem appropriate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSB9lJnuoEU


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: CupOfTea
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 11:42 AM

Does middle-aged count as close enough?

Bob Gibson & Shel Silverstein did an album of "middle aged guy" songs many years back. Messing Around I think is the title. If I can find it (or haven't given it away to someone who would cherish it) I'll check out how age-appropriate it is.

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: BobKnight
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 07:20 PM

I wrote this song this year. It's called, "A Nice Auld Man," and is a "lonely hearts" type song. Oh dear "Word" doesn't like any programme apart from itself - so this may turn out like a dogs breakfast!!

A Nice Auld Man                                                                   Copyright: R. Knight, 9/6/2017
I fell in love wi an affa bonny woman,                                                                                                                   Wha telt me that she didna wint me.                                                                                                      She swore she loved me - syne, she went and changed her mind,                                                                      Said go and find some ither woman - forget me.

So broken herted I set oot, tae hae a look aboot,                                                                                        But nane compares wi that lassie in my eyes.                                                                                                    I’ve lookit up and lookit doon, I’ve trauchled roon aboot the toon,                                                                               But noo, I think it’s time tae advertise.
Chorus:                                                                                                                                                       So if yer looking for a man, a nice auld man, wha looks an affa lot like me,                                           If yer intelligent and smert, an’ can fix my broken hert, and yer easy on the eye forbye,                                                                                                                                       Then yer whit I’m looking for, so let us mak a plan, if yer looking for a nice auld man.
Solo
I s’pose I hinna got much chance, lookin for romance,                                                                                    I’m mair the scruffy sort, than smert or debonaire.                                                                                                 But I’m tidy roon the hoose, I’m as quiet as a moose,                                                                                 In fact ye’d hardly ken that I was there.
I wash and use deodorant, I dinna think I stink,                                                                                       I’m very low maintenance, I neither smoke nor drink.                                                                                  So if ye tak me on, never fear ye’ve drapt a clanger,                                                                           At my age, I’ll nae be here for too much langer.
Chorus:                                                                                                                                                   So if yer looking for a man, a nice auld man, wha looks an affa lot like me,                                              If yer intelligent and smert, an’ can fix my broken hert, easy on the eye forbye,                                                                                                                                                                                 Yer jist whit I’m looking for, so let us mak a plan, if yer looking for a nice auld man.
If yer a widow on yer ain, a wee bit lonely, or a nice little divorcee,                                                                                                                                       Yer jist whit I’m looking for, so let us mak a plan, if yer looking for a nice auld man.
Yer jist whit I’m looking for, so let us mak a plan, if yer looking for a nice auld man.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: BobKnight
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 07:21 PM

Bugger me, it's worse than I thought - just forget it folks. :(
It will be on my next CD anyway.


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: GUEST,Lou Judson
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 07:57 PM

Copy from the word and put it in an email. Then copy that and post it here. It might look better!

I saw this thread and wondered how many old songs there were about farting! Glad to see it is a bit more civlized than that. :-)


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Subject: RE: Old Fart Songs
From: David C. Carter
Date: 07 Oct 18 - 11:01 AM

Rockin'Chair.

The Band


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