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Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)

GUEST,Hutzulka 20 Mar 10 - 01:05 PM
open mike 20 Mar 10 - 06:39 PM
GUEST,Hutzulka 20 Mar 10 - 07:41 PM
GUEST,Master Hiram 15 Jun 10 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,bob o 12 Jul 10 - 02:39 PM
GUEST,Stirling Ladd 27 Apr 11 - 02:21 PM
GUEST,schlimmerkerl 27 Apr 11 - 02:26 PM
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GUEST,leeneia 20 Nov 11 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,999 17 Sep 12 - 08:49 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Sep 12 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,bruce trolli 15 Mar 14 - 05:37 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Very Square Dance, Steve Allen
From: GUEST,Hutzulka
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 01:05 PM

The great Steve Allen, who wrote a billion songs, did a square dance parody, recorded on an LP, "The Laugh of the Party", 1955. Starts: Wrap your head in aluminum foil,
Rub your belly with linseed oil. Anyone have the rest?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Very Square Dance, Steve Allen
From: open mike
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 06:39 PM

it is on this collection
http://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Laugh-Of-The-Party/release/2191888

it says here http://www.discogs.com/artist/Steve+Allen+%283%29
that Steve Allen wrote 7,000 songs!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Very Square Dance, Steve Allen
From: GUEST,Hutzulka
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 07:41 PM

Thanks, open mile
I can't find a copy of the LP. Anyone else know the words?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST,Master Hiram
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 12:37 PM

Rub your belly with linseed oil;
Wrap your head in aluminum foil.
Scratch your back where it may itch;
Let's tune in to Faye and Skitch.

This last line refers to Skitch Henderson, Steve Allen's band leader, and his wife, model Faye Emerson.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST,bob o
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 02:39 PM

jumpin dancin rock and roll
i wouldnt touch you with a ten foot pole


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST,Stirling Ladd
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 02:21 PM

Rub your belly with Lindseed Oil
Wrap your head with aluminum foil
Scratch your back where it may itch
Tune right in to Faye and Skitch

Play gin rummy with fourteen decks
Punch and Judy
Jinkx and Tex
(where it's from I don't know where)
I think this dance is really square.

Not sure abour the line in ()'s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST,schlimmerkerl
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 02:26 PM

Chicken in the bread pan
duck for the clam
crab for the oyster
here we am!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 11:53 PM

Blow your brains out
Flip your lid
Oh you crazy mixed up kid!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 10:31 AM

some lyrics to the very square dance by steve allen:
Everybody jump and rock and roll I wouldn't touch you with a ten foot pole.
peas and carrots puddin an pie i'll give you a punch in the eye.
I said davy crocket from tennessee, he's the greatest thing since pinky lee.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 08:01 PM

The reference to Jinx and Tex is to actress/model Jinx Falkenberg and her husband, Tex McCrary. Further info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinx_Falkenburg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 08:49 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_lNHfCzMjU

Steve Allen sings it on Youtube. Clear lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: VERY SQUARE DANCE (Steve Allen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 08:15 AM

VERY SQUARE DANCE
Steve Allen

—Say, ever'body!
—What's up, Steve?
—It's time for a square dance, a very square dance!
—Hooray!
—All right, here we go!

Chicken in the bread-pan, duck for the clam,
Grab for the oyster; there we am.

Ev'rybody swing that thing that—

—Wait a minute! Hold it! Hold on there!
—What's a matter? What we stoppin' fer?
—Well, tell you the truth, I don't even know what we're singin' about. "Chicken in the bread-pan, duck for the clam"? Boy, I don't even know what those words mean. As a matter of fact, I think it's high time there were some new square-dance words, an' I brought some along, an' here we go!

Rub your belly with linseed oil.
Wrap your head in aluminum foil.

Scratch your back where it may itch.
Tune right in to Faye an' Skitch.

Play gin rummy with fourteen decks,
Punch an' Judy, Jinx an' Tex.

Peas an' carrots, puddin' an' pie,
I'll give you a punch in the eye.

Blow your brains out; flip your lid.
Oh, you crazy mixed-up kid!

Now swing your Clyde, an' wash your face
In a genuine styrene carryin' case.

Turkey in a hay-loft, monkey in a tree,
Rinsed in twelve an' maybe three. Princeton 12 and Navy 3

Possum up a hound-dog, chicken up a coon,
Let's have lunch some afternoon.

Ev'rybody jump an' rock an' roll.
I wouldn't touch you with a ten-foot pole.

Now Davy Crockett dreamed an' planned,
An' he plays trombone with Basie's band.

I said Davy Crockett from Tennessee,
He's the greatest thing since Pinky Lee.

At forty-five it may sound great,
But spin this record at seventy-eight.

Swimmin' in the water, flyin' in the air,
I think this dance is pretty square.
[Shave and a haircut] real square!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST,bruce trolli
Date: 15 Mar 14 - 05:37 AM

I once saw him sing a variation of this song during one of his shows where they had him making up song on-the-fly based on information from brief interviews of the studio audience. It went:
"Chicken in the frying pan, cat in the oil
Wrap your head in aluminum foil.
If you don't know how to dance,
Stick a barracuda down your pants."

I laughed so hard I was choking! I taught my kids to sing it. Every once in a while it pops out of them and I start choking with laughter all over again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Very Square Dance (Steve Allen)
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 05 Jun 14 - 06:07 PM

it should be:
turrkey in thee hayloft, monkey in the tree,
Princeton 12 and navy 3.


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