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Sub-Titles for Songs

Azizi 16 Sep 09 - 10:55 PM
Azizi 16 Sep 09 - 11:01 PM
Azizi 16 Sep 09 - 11:09 PM
VirginiaTam 17 Sep 09 - 02:54 AM
Azizi 17 Sep 09 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,leeneia 17 Sep 09 - 11:35 AM
Azizi 17 Sep 09 - 12:00 PM
Azizi 17 Sep 09 - 12:46 PM
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McGrath of Harlow 17 Sep 09 - 02:13 PM
semi-submersible 17 Sep 09 - 03:18 PM
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Azizi 17 Sep 09 - 04:29 PM
dick greenhaus 18 Sep 09 - 10:31 AM
GUEST 09 Feb 12 - 02:41 PM
GUEST,Auldtimer 09 Feb 12 - 02:56 PM
GUEST,999 09 Feb 12 - 02:56 PM
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Subject: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 10:55 PM

Some songs stick with you after hearing them, and you find yourself singing them without really expecting to. Or you find yourself la la la huming them ("la la la" because you can't really remember the words but you know you'd remember them if you did).

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I think it's usually the tune that makes a song stick in my head, or the words to the song struck some personal chord or the other (pardon the accidental pun).

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And sometimes when I hear a song, I wonder what sub-title might fit it. (Am I the only one that does that? Please humor me and say "Of course not.")

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This thread is all about songs and the pretend sub-titles you would give them if you could-and of course here on Mudcat you can.

I'll start the ball bouncing with a carchy song that has stuck with me after I first saw the video for it on YouTube earlier this evening. I think this song deserves its very own Mudcat thread, but if I had just written its title, probably no one would have opened that thread. After all, who ever heard of a song called "We're Number 37"?

I confess. This is a tricky way to get y'll to listen to that song.

But after I heard that song, I started thinking of some serious or funny/serious sub-titles for it. And since sharing is caring, I thought I'd give you this opportunity to not only hear this song, but also come up with your own sub-titles for it.

I'll post the hyperlink and lyrics to "We're Number 37" song in my next post. And I'll post a couple of definitely unofficial sub-titles that I thought of for that song in my post after that one.

If you have any sub-titles for that song, or other songs, please post them-along with their real song title/s. Hyperlinks to the song title you post and/or its lyrics would also be great but isn't mandatory. And if a song makes you think of another song or a children's rhyme, or a poem or book title or a cartoon, then that's another form of a sub-title. So please share that too.


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Thanks in advance for your participation in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 11:01 PM

Here's my post that is about the song that I mentioned in my first post to this thread:

Subject: RE: BS: US Health Care Reform
From: Azizi - PM
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 08:02 PM

Check this song out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVgOl3cETb4


Unfortunately, given our mass media system, you won't hear this
song on the radio or television, but you can hear it on YouTube.


Paul Hipp, September 09, 2009

"Here is a little song celebrating our position at #37 in the world in healthcare. "We're Number 37" Come one, Come all Down to the hall Were gonna make noise Were gonna bust balls Were gonna disr...
Here is a little song celebrating our position at #37 in the world in healthcare."

"We're Number 37"

Come one, Come all
Down to the hall
Were gonna make noise
Were gonna bust balls
Were gonna disrupt
Were gonna jump in the fray
I got a list of all the things that were supposed to say
Were gonna get real rowdy
Have a barrel of fun
But were the USA so by the way be sure to bring a gun
And buddy

Were Number 37
Were the USA
Were Number 37
And were so proud to say
We got old people crying at the pharmacy
Pay your deductible
This aint the land of the f-f-f-free Grandma
Were Number 37
Were the USA

People of the town come on down
And if you got a crazy rumor you can spread it around
I kind of like my insurance and I like my health
The other 47 million can go treat themselves
To some prayer in chapel
Fold your hands and pray
Because we are a Christian nation and that is the Christian way
And brother

Were Number 37
Were the USA
The big Number 37
And were so proud to say
Were #1 one in tanks
Were #1 in planes
Were #1 in war with #2 for brains
Were Number 37
Were the USA

I drew a Hitler mustache on the president
Yea! Aint that neat
My brother had a hernia operation last year
And now hes living out on the street

Were Number 37
Were the USA
The big Number 37
And we want to keep it that way
Be sure to bring the kids
All of the boys and girls
Because the #1 health care system in the world.

Is inFrance???

Were Number 37
Were the USA
Were Number 37
And we got something to say
We pay more for less
40% in fact
Lets bite some fingers off
Shout at the handicapped
Cause buddy
Were Number 37
Were the USA

Were Number 37
Were the USA
Were Number 37
Were the USA

© Paul Hipp 2009


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 11:09 PM

And here are two sub-titles I thought of for that song:


"We're Number 37"-And We're Proud!

"We're Number 37"-"What The Teabaggers Don't Know Can Hurt Them".


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 02:54 AM

We're Number 37 and my pension just covers my meds.


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 07:34 AM

"We're Number 37" but "We're number 1" would be sooo much better".


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 11:35 AM

Hey, listen. This thread is supposed to be about songs and subtitles for them.

I don't have a catchy subtitle, but there's a song I just despise: 'It's Now or Never'.

its now or never - come old me tight
kiss me my darling. Be mine tonight.
tomorrow may be too late
its now or never
my love can't wait
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He wants sex and can't wait one day? He may be over the horizon tomorrow?

Why do people let garbage like this into their lives?

Plus, these cheap lyrics pollute a beautful composition, 'O Solo Mio.'


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 12:00 PM

leeneia, I would comment on the "come old me tight" phrase in your post, but given the typos I've been known to make, I won't hold one that against you.

LOL!

But yeah, I know what you mean.

The thing is, my memory of that "O Sole Mio" is inextricably connected with the scene of Alfalfa singing it in those old American "Our Gang Comedy" television shows.

How's that for song pollution?


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 12:46 PM

Here's a sub-title for a song:

"Tip-Toe Through The Tulips"-Aerobics for tiny tots.

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Here's a link to a YouTube clip of Nick Lucas performing "Tip-Toe Through The Tulips" in "Gold Diggers" Of Broadway (1929):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZMHJX4b9bU

And, for comparison, here's a link to a YouTube video of Tiny Tim singing "Tip-Toe" Through The Tulips":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skU-jBFzXl0&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 01:35 PM

1. Almost Like Being In Love - and other excuses to have casual sex

2. Anytime, Anywhere - tips for having casual sex

3. As Time Goes By - it's more difficult to have causal sex

4. Before the Music Ends - the rhythm method for dummies

5. The Best I Ever Had - need I say more?

6. Call Me Irresponsible - rhythm method for dummies II, pay attention this time

7. Change Partners - CASUAL SEX


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 01:48 PM

Dancing on the Ceiling - Kinky casual sex

Didn't We? - I don't remember.

Everything Happens to Me - and it's GREAT

I Can't Get Started - my Viagra prescription ran out

I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night - he found the Viagra


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 02:13 PM

Number 37 - Only in America.


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: semi-submersible
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 03:18 PM

Sure, lots of people stick subtitles on songs. Sometimes the main title practically disappears, especially if the popular subtitle is in the song. I'd expect more people would claim to know "Danny Boy" than would recognise "Londonderry Air" from the title. Same perhaps with "Swanee River" for "Old Folks at Home," or "Bicycle Built for Two" for "Daisy Bell."


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 04:07 PM

"Londonderry Air" isn't the title of a song, it's the name of a tune used for a number of songs, one of these being "Danny Boy".


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 04:29 PM

I know what that "We're Number 37" song reminds me of-the Heinz 57 Anticipation commercial

(Heinz catsup and other Heinz products are manufactured in my adopted hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The jingle says "Heinz catsup-the taste that is worth the wait.")

Well, it's a low down cryin shame that the USA is only 37th in the quality of its heath care. And it's a low down cryin shame that we-the citizens of the good ole USA-have had to wait so many years with keen anticipation for what we hope will be QUALITY health care reform and not just gifts to the private insurance industry.

Hope springs eternal.

(There's probably a song about that, but I can't think of it right now.)


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 10:31 AM

Of course, there's always the classic subtitle for Barbara Alan: The Bitch and the Wimp


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 12 - 02:41 PM

What about 'What d y'er think of that?'. In 1922 Joe Hill recorded this as a singalong anthem in gigs. This tune was already an existing folk song but in 1960 Lonnie Donegan decided that he would bring in new words. Now most people sing the 1960 song 'My ol' man's a dustman' but some folks from schools sing the 1920s song and the first song 'The Elder Dempster line' but not as much. When I went to school I never did sing these 2 songs before 1986. When we used the tune it was always the 1960 one. The 1939 song 'Wimoweh' was also 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight', a 1961 hit for The Tokens, and the tune was sung in the 1994 film 'The Lion King'. In the list of songs no one mentioned 'Love Me Tender' which Elvis claimed to have written in 1956, but what folks don't know is that this tune was called Aura Lee, which is still sung at schools today and some folks' gigs but most folks when they hear the tune it is 'Love Me Tender'.


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 09 Feb 12 - 02:56 PM

Sub titles??? What about more hand signals. There are at least two that I know, which possibly means there are hundreds.


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Feb 12 - 02:56 PM

Love Me Tender 'history' here.


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Subject: RE: Sub-Titles for Songs
From: GUEST,Gerry (channeling Allan Sherman)
Date: 09 Feb 12 - 05:08 PM

Allan Sherman fans are familiar with Aura Lee, or, at any rate, with his parody:

Every time you take vaccine/Take it orally/As you know the other way/Is more painfully.


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