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Lyr Req: Looking for Gory Gory

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AIR CORPS LAMENT
ARSON, RAPE, AND BLOODY MURDER
BALLAD OF 5.60
BATTLE HYMN OF LT. CALLEY
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLICAN
BLOOD ON THE RISERS (GORY, GORY)
CLIMBER'S GORY
CLIMBER'S GORY II
GLORY HOW PECULIAR
GORY, GORY (SKI)
JOHN BROWN'S BABY
JOHN BROWN'S BODY
JOHN BROWN'S PENIS
MACV MARCHING SONG
MARCHING SONG OG THE FIRST ARKANSAS (U.S.C.T.)
MARY ANN MCCARTHY
PINK PAJAMAS
SOLIDARITY FOREVER
THE AIR SCOUTS SONG
THE BUGS MARCHED DOWN THE AISLE
THE BURNING OF THE SCHOOL
THE CHARGE ON MOTHER JONES
THE DRAPES OF ROTH
THE HARTLEY BILL (or the Bosses Solidarity song)
THE JOY OF LOCOMOTION
TONGUE TWISTER
WE ARE FREE!
YOU CAN TELL A FIGHTER PILOT


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Dragonstik 07 Feb 09 - 07:01 PM
McGrath of Harlow 07 Feb 09 - 07:47 PM
Dragonstik 07 Feb 09 - 08:13 PM
Charley Noble 07 Feb 09 - 08:51 PM
Joe_F 07 Feb 09 - 09:22 PM
maple_leaf_boy 07 Feb 09 - 09:23 PM
Uncle_DaveO 07 Feb 09 - 09:44 PM
Dragonstik 08 Feb 09 - 01:17 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Looking for Gory Gory
From: Dragonstik
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 07:01 PM

I can only remember one verse (sung to Battle Hymn of the Republic)-

I watched him climb the mountain like a mountain goat
I saw him as he slipped and fell and tumbled down the slope
I saw him as he hit the rocks and like a pumpkin broke
and his head went rolling on

Gory gory what a hell of a way to die
Gory gory what a hell of a way to die
Gory gory what a hell of a way to die
and his head went rolling on

There was a lion hunter, a soldier in the trenches, and many others all different ending "and his head went rolling on"

I found a couple of others like it here but not that one


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for Gory Gory
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 07:47 PM

I suppose it makes sense having "Gory" instead of "Glory" - but in most variants like this, typically the ones with airmen getting splattered on the runway and so forth, it still seems to be sung as "Glory". After all, the people concerned have "gone to glory". So if you're looking for the words online, that might be the word to use in the searches.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for Gory Gory
From: Dragonstik
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 08:13 PM

I have searched Google and nave seen two main and assorted other bits that have the "Gory, Gory, what a hell of a way to die" lyric but none in my estimation as good, mostly for concentrating on a single "incident".

Snippet.... The lion roared the gun went click.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for Gory Gory
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 08:51 PM

Many of these parodies can be traced back to Dick Best's Folk Song collection, begun in the early 1950's. I remember running across "Gory, Gory Paratrooper" there as well as "Super Skier."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for Gory Gory
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 09:22 PM

The New Song Fest (1955-1958) does not have the paratroopers' version, but it does have the skiers' and the rockclimbers'. Each of them sticks to its subject. The rockclimbers' one does not have the stanza quoted. It begins

"Will it go around the chockstone?" called the belayer, looking up.
Our hero feebly answered "Yes," and slowly inched on up.
He was trying to drive a piton when his foothold crumbled out,
And he ain't gonna climb no more.

    Gory, gory, what a hell of a way to die! (3x)
    Oh, he ain't gonna climb no more.

(I have emended "chalkstone" to "chockstone" & corrected the punctuation.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for Gory Gory
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 09:23 PM

The version I heard says: "And he ain't gonna jump no more" at the
end of the chorus, but the verse has the same lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for Gory Gory
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 09:44 PM

Looking in the DT, I find this one, that seems to be Joe F's example.
Climber's Gory

This is more or less the way we sang it back in my climbing days.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for Gory Gory
From: Dragonstik
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 01:17 AM

I looked and found those also. It is what was not here that I am looking for, Had I found it I would not be looking. I have been looking at Mudcat for some time and but for a few I have found what I was looking for. In this case I remembered a whole stanza. In some of the others not so much.


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