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Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)

Jack Blandiver 02 Apr 09 - 11:12 AM
Joe_F 02 Apr 09 - 09:28 PM
Matthew Edwards 03 Apr 09 - 03:07 PM
Jack Blandiver 03 Apr 09 - 03:13 PM
Matthew Edwards 03 Apr 09 - 03:34 PM
Jack Blandiver 03 Apr 09 - 03:47 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SLURF SONG (Michael Hurley)
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 11:12 AM

One of the finest songs ever. I think these are the words:

THE SLURF SONG (Michael Hurley)

Oh a little wishbone
I make a wish for a potato -
I make a wish
For a potato

Picking out the fish bones
In my perch from Lake Champlain -
All them perch
All them bones

Making up tortilla's
So much fun when you got a bowl of beans -
So much fun
All them beans

When we make spaghetti
Everybody gathers round and they eat it by the pound -
They all gather round
They eat it by the pound

We fill up our guts
We turn it into shit and we get rid of it -
Turn it into shit
We get rid of it

Oh I see the dishes over there
They fill me with despair -
Dishes over there
Fill me with despair


From YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1TEssqdyGw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)
From: Joe_F
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 09:28 PM

It's on _Have Moicy_ by The Unholy Modal Rounders.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 03:07 PM

Posted by Guest,Barack:-

"Cheap tools and autotools -
Renovate and repair;
Hardware about our store tools -


Funny but I don't remember those lyrics, though I'm sure Snockman could do something interesting with them.

Thanks to Sedayne for reminding me of this brilliant LP; along with 'Trout Mask Replica' surely one of the most fascinating creative explorations of the hidden America in the late 20th century.

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 03:13 PM

Next time I sing it - it's in there!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 03:34 PM

That's the folk process at work!!! You have to take your sources as you find them!

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 03:47 PM

Talking if which, when I was singing it last night I sang it as Cooking up Tortilla...

Anyone got copy of Have Moicy at hand to check?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 04:02 PM

My copy of the LP is rather well scratched so I can't help much with the "correct" words; however the original HMR approach to songs they couldn't remember the words to was either to make up their own words on the spot or to endlessly repeat the words which they did recall.

I'm sure the Yahoo Rounders List have_moicy would have some kind soul willing to provide the correct lyrics. Be warned though that once you enter this site you may not emerge again until 2025 (or perhaps 1975).

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 04:04 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)
From: Amos
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 04:15 PM

Cheap tools and auto tools,
Renovate and repair,
Saws (both band and cut-by-hand)
And grinders run on air.
Chisels, drills and hammers,
Hydraulic jacks in red.
There's no way to know where a song might go,
When someone steals your thread.


A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Slurf Song (Michael Hurley)
From: Joe_F
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 08:10 PM

SinSup: It is "Cookin' up tortillas, so much fun when you got a bowl of beans" on _Have Moicy_.


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