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Lyr Req: Swingin' the Alphabet / Spelling Bee

Frieda51 08 Mar 09 - 10:38 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 08 Mar 09 - 10:46 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 08 Mar 09 - 10:54 PM
GUEST,Anje 09 Mar 09 - 01:26 AM
GUEST,Adam Miller 09 Mar 09 - 01:34 AM
GUEST,Anje 09 Mar 09 - 01:35 AM
GUEST,Ralphie 09 Mar 09 - 02:00 AM
GUEST 09 Mar 09 - 03:51 AM
Joe Offer 10 Mar 09 - 02:55 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Mar 09 - 01:09 PM
Frieda51 12 Mar 09 - 11:15 PM
GUEST,Emma 11 Apr 09 - 09:23 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Old crazy song my mom used to sing
From: Frieda51
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 10:38 PM

My mom used to sing a crazy nonsense song to me and my sisters in the 50's when wewere very young. We are trying to discover where this song came from, etc. (mom died in 2005). The words were something like "vee-eye-vye, vee-oh-voh, vee-eye-viddy-eye, vee-vye-voh, viddy-vye-voh, vee-yoo-voo, viddy-vye-oh-VOO-Voo..." and on and on. Does anyone know anything about this song? Thanks, Frieda / justfrieda@comcast.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old crazy song my mom used to sing
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 10:46 PM

The Three Stooges Alphabet song.

You use the vowels....A,E,I,O,U....

And place them with the consonantes in rotating order.

i.e.: "B - ay - Bay, B bee B eee Be, B i, biddy B- O Boo, Biddy, Bi, Bo, Be, Biddy , Bi, Bo, Booooo!

Same for C - D - F etc.

Probably somewhere on the net.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old crazy song my mom used to sing
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 10:54 PM

You will find it in the forum - discussions
http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=28733#2431543

Subject: RE: The Alphabet Song
From: 53
Date: 30 Jun 01 - 06:18 PM

The Three Stooges did a great alphabet song called 'Swinging the Alphabet' and, if I did this correctly:

Glenda

B A bay
B E bee
B I bicky bye
B O boe
bicky bye boe B U boo
bicky bye boe boo..

Subject: RE: The Alphabet Song
From: LilyFestre
Date: 22 Feb 05 - 07:46 PM

The 3 Stooges Alphabet Song that we loved to sing in college was the same that the GUEST typed in above. The idea was to pick any letter but AEIOUXY or Q and then sing accordingly with the beginning letter...the GUEST posted with the chosen letter B.

If the letter M had been chosen, the song would look like this:

M A MAY
M E ME
Mee my mickey my
Mee O Mo
Mickey My Mo
Me Moo Moo
Mickey My Moo

The following is NOT the brightest of ideas, but we were young and stupid....we often sang this song to determine if we would be able to drive...the thinking was if you were sober enough to get this song out without stuttering, spitting or laughing your fool self silly, you were good enough to drive!

Michelle

SINCERELY, Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old crazy song my mom used to sing
From: GUEST,Anje
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 01:26 AM

3 Stooges: Go through the consonants in the alphabet in order, and the vowels a,e,i,o, and u

B A BAY
B E BEE
B I BICKY BI
B O BO
BICKY BI BO B U BU
BICKY BI BO BU

M A MAY
M E ME
M I MICKY MY
M O MO
MICKY MY MO ME U MU
MICKY MY MO MU

S A SAY
S E SEE
S I SICKY SI
S O SO
SICKY SI SO SEE U SU
SICKY SI SO SU

It gets tricky with 'C'(sounds the same as S or K)
Also difficult with 'X'(sounds a lot like Z)

X A XAY
X E XEE
X I XICKY XI
X O XO
XICKY XI XO XEE U XU
XICKY XI XO XU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old crazy song my mom used to sing
From: GUEST,Adam Miller
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 01:34 AM

The clip of "Swingin' The Alphabet," from the Columbia two-reeler, "Violent is the Word for Curly" is on YouTube (link below). According to film historian Richard Finegan, the song's composer was Septimus Winner, who had originally published it in 1875 as "The Spelling Bee".

Enjoy,
-Adam Miller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Pk1UYkB3I&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old crazy song my mom used to sing
From: GUEST,Anje
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 01:35 AM

APOLOGIES, just realized I made the previous difficult to understand.
This might make it clearer: e.g.

M-A   MAY
M-E   ME
M-I   MICKY MI
M-O   MO
MICKY MY MO ME U MU
MICKY MY MO MU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old crazy song my mom used to sing
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 02:00 AM

Another chant that always gets a laugh with kids is Apples and Bananas.

I Like to eat.
eat eat eat.
I like to eat Apples and Bananas.

Then just substitute the vowels in the fruits

Epples and Benenes.
Ipples and Bininis.
Opples and Bononos.
Upples and Bununus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old crazy song my mom used to sing
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 03:51 AM

It is on you tube Alphabet song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old crazy song my mom used to sing
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 02:55 AM

this deserves a REFRESH


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SPELLING BEE (Septimus Winner, 1875)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Mar 09 - 01:09 PM

The sheet music for THE SPELLING BEE by Septimus Winner can be seen at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.

The following lyrics are copied from Public Domain Music. They also have a midi file on this page. It seems the Stooges changed the tune a bit.

"THE SPELLING BEE" (1875)
Humorous Song and Chorus.
by Septimus Winner, 1827-1902

[Source: 04574@LoC; 054/135@Levy;
Philadephia: Lee & Walker,
Plate No. 14603-4]

1. Come, let me see; I'll try you all,
Whatever age, both great and small,
How well you know your A, B, C.
Come let us form a "Spelling Bee."
Some to the right will please to go,
Some to the left, all in a row.
Now let me see what you can do,
And spell for me, Bicki-bi-bo-bu.

CHORUS 1: B, A, Ba, B, E, Be,
B, I, Bicki-bi, B, O, Bo,
Bicki-bi-bo, B, U, Bu,
Bicki-bi-bo-bu.

2. All very good; the task is plain.
Quite a success, we'll try again.
Keep to the text, whate'er you're about.
He who shall fail must be drum'd out!
Mind as you go, your P's and Q's.
No second chance, it's all no use.
Come, now, again we'll try anew.
Now spell for me, Dicki-di-do-du.

CHORUS 2: D, A, Da, D, E, De,
D, I, Dicki-di, D, O, Do,
Dicki-di-do, D, U, Du,
Dicki-di-do-du.

CHORUS 3: L, A, La, L, E, Le,
L, I, Licki-li, L, O, Lo,
Licki-li-lo, L, U, Lu,
Licki-li-lo-lu.

CHORUS 4: P, A, Pa, P, E, Pe,
P, I, Picki-pi, P, O, Po,
Picki-pi-po, P, U, Pu,
Picki-pi-po-pu.

"Repeat the chorus several times at the end of the second verse, taking a new letter at each repeat."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swingin' the Alphabet / Spelling Bee
From: Frieda51
Date: 12 Mar 09 - 11:15 PM

Hey, you guys! Thanks a ton! That's amazing! Who knew MY mom watched the Three Stooges! I sure appreciate all of your postings - very much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swingin' the Alphabet / Spelling Bee
From: GUEST,Emma
Date: 11 Apr 09 - 09:23 AM

B AY BAY
B E B
B I BICKY BY
B O BO
BICK BY BO BU BO BU BICKY BY BO BU


ECT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swingin' the Alphabet / Spelling Bee
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:49 PM

BE E BE
BEE AY BAY
BI EYE BICKY BI
BI O BO BICKY BY BO
BICKY BY BOW BE BOW BAY


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