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Song Challenge! 2.0 - Fit 1

mousethief 09 Aug 10 - 06:33 PM
Amos 09 Aug 10 - 06:46 PM
Amos 09 Aug 10 - 06:48 PM
McGrath of Harlow 09 Aug 10 - 06:57 PM
Amos 09 Aug 10 - 07:04 PM
McGrath of Harlow 09 Aug 10 - 07:59 PM
katlaughing 09 Aug 10 - 09:28 PM
mousethief 09 Aug 10 - 10:10 PM
Amos 09 Aug 10 - 10:27 PM
mousethief 09 Aug 10 - 10:29 PM
MMario 10 Aug 10 - 08:34 AM
Georgiansilver 10 Aug 10 - 09:58 AM
katlaughing 10 Aug 10 - 10:06 AM
McGrath of Harlow 10 Aug 10 - 12:14 PM
mousethief 10 Aug 10 - 02:11 PM
ClaireBear 10 Aug 10 - 06:08 PM
mousethief 10 Aug 10 - 06:43 PM
Amos 10 Aug 10 - 08:19 PM
Bert 10 Aug 10 - 09:52 PM
mousethief 10 Aug 10 - 10:26 PM
Georgiansilver 11 Aug 10 - 05:43 AM
mousethief 11 Aug 10 - 05:27 PM
Amos 11 Aug 10 - 06:27 PM
mousethief 11 Aug 10 - 08:43 PM
Georgiansilver 12 Aug 10 - 03:03 AM
Matthew Edwards 12 Aug 10 - 01:13 PM
mousethief 12 Aug 10 - 04:37 PM
Matthew Edwards 12 Aug 10 - 05:01 PM
ClaireBear 12 Aug 10 - 05:06 PM
McGrath of Harlow 12 Aug 10 - 05:27 PM
Matthew Edwards 12 Aug 10 - 05:34 PM
mousethief 12 Aug 10 - 11:51 PM
GUEST 13 Aug 10 - 03:28 AM
Matthew Edwards 13 Aug 10 - 03:37 AM
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Amos 15 Aug 10 - 11:49 AM
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Subject: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 06:33 PM

SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1

Okay, songwriters and poetasters, time for the first of the new song challenge series, with your host, yours truly. You will be writing your songs about the following story:

Naked Rollercoaster Record Smashed - Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

More than 100 people have broken the record for the most naked people on a rollercoaster. The 102 enthusiasts bared all to take their seats on the Green Scream rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They smasked [sic] the previous record by 70 people after 32 attempted the same feat in 2004 at Alton Towers, in Staffordshire. Event organiser Tracy Jones said the rollercoaster ran three times to accommodate the bumper crowd of nudes. The ride took place at Adventure Island, raising money for Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation's Bosom Pals Appeal.


Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to write a funny song (well, the lyrics to a song) about this story. In the past people have used the form of an existing song to fit their lyrics to, but that's not a requirement (although using a recognizable tune makes it easier for folks to sing along at home, and thus get the "feel" for your song). The goal is to make us all laugh. Silly "prizes*" will be given out when it's all over (Sunday night (my time)). Extra points awarded for fitting in the most details of the story, making me spit my tea, etc.

*Áine used to give prizes based on things Irish (mostly beers) so I will model my prizes around things Seattleish.

Okay, Song Challengees, go for it!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 06:46 PM

So instead of a Guinness Crest with Froth Ribbon we're gonna get a virtual latté for our trouble? I dunno MT...t'ain't the same, ya see.

But ne'ertheless because we sang together at Runnymuck and braved the most ferocious superstructures in the land together, I will essay to meet your call, amigo.

One hundred and eighty were challenged by Tracy to fly!
And to show off their all in the raw as the coaster ran high!
Let he who would strip to the buff come forward
And to hell with you if you're too shy!
And out of the loo in the raw came one hundred and two!!

Way up!! Tracy Jones and her bosoms are leading the throng
Doing right by doing quite wrong
Without even a little thong!!

The Green Scream was ready, it's engines were humming and warm
As into the gondolas naked the hundred did swarm!
Then they took to the skyways, their lose pieces flapping,
Especially the old and the worn!
But never a scrotum or breat ended up being torn!


Way up!! Tracy Jones and her bosoms are leading the throng
Doing right by doing quite wrong
Without even a little thong!!

The courage it took was tremedous for women and men
To break with tradition in the skies so high over the fen!
But none of them flinched or held back, teh got through it and then,
They enjoyed it so much that they did it again and again!

Way up!! Tracy Jones and her bosoms are leading the throng
Doing right by doing quite wrong
Without even a little thong!!
Without even a little thong!
Without even a little thong


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 06:48 PM

breat=breast
teh=they

Solly.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 06:57 PM

6.33 the challenge, and 6.46 the song. Not just composed, but typed and posted.

And a good singable song. Impressive!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 07:04 PM

Well, MCGrath, to be honest, I cheated a bit--I composed it while typing...


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 07:59 PM

Here's one anyway:

The World Cup was over, Old England was down,
Such sad lamentation in country and town,
"We're broken, we're beaten", you can see grown men cry -
"Can you show us some way we can hold our head high?"
And from Southend in Essex an answer there came
"Oh yes, there's a way, if we conquer our shame."

Oh yes there's a way, but the way will be tough.
We must gather together and strip to the buff,
We must strip to the buff, from our head to our toe
And the bits in between, screaming out as we go.


So one hundred young heroes, and two slighly older,
Sat bum against bum and sat shoulder to shoulder,
And the men sat and shivered, both skinny and fat -
But the girls weren't dismayed. Essex girls aren't like that.
On that proud rollercoaster the fabled Green Scream,
As it gathered up speed, they sang "God Save the Queen"

Oh this is the way, as the coaster descends
All naked exposed to the sun and the winds
Wave around in the winds, from our head to our toe
And the bits in between, screaming out as we go.


And the record is broken, we have beaten them all,
When our country called out, we have answered the call,
And the shame of our country on that far football pitch,
Has been won back in Essex. With not even a stich,
With not even a stitch, by that Essex seaside,
We sat there and flashed, that magical trip,
We have shown what could be England's new winning strip.

On the pitch, in the pub, on the Telly, I say,
See proud England walk out in a casual way,
And with never s stich - see the other side cower
Come the day when we dare, we will win in that hour.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 09:28 PM

LOL, well done, McGrath!

Amos, you should get a prize for getting the ball rolling with speediest submission!*bg*

Good choice, mousethief!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 10:10 PM

I'm studying Áine's award system -- I'll be up to speed soon. In the meantime, a big fat silver blob to Amos for:

Then they took to the skyways, their lose pieces flapping,
Especially the old and the worn!

and to McGrath for:

And the men sat and shivered, both skinny and fat -
But the girls weren't dismayed. Essex girls aren't like that.

Good job, boys! Looking forward to more submissions.

(And kudos, Amos, for being so quick off the mark!)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 10:27 PM

Oh, McGrath, I swan it like old times again!! Well done, sir!!! And thanks to our honorable Thief Among Mice for bringing back so many pleasant memories!!


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 10:29 PM

And thanks to our honorable Thief Among Mice for bringing back so many pleasant memories!!

You've ridden rollercoasters naked before?


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: MMario
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 08:34 AM

(to the tune of cartaghena)

We all went down to Essex, roller coaster for to ride
Five score and two enthusiasts all chose to bare their hide
It took three trips upon the game to accomadate us all
But we raised a lot of money and we sure had a ball.

And it's stip boys strip if you want to take a ride
Strip, boys strip and show them all your hide
For charity we'll moon them all as we go o'er the top
But please have a robe ready, when the roller coaster stops!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 09:58 AM

In the words of the immortal Buddy Holly:-

Everyday, the records getting closer,
Riding naked on a roller coaster.
Things like this are not seen everyday
eh hey eh hey hey.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 10:06 AM

Ala the Beatles:

We've got a ticket to r-i-d-e
We've got a ticket to r-i-high-hide
We've got a ticket to ride bare
And we don't care...my baby don't care.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 12:14 PM

That last verse and chorus of mine wasn't quite right - here's a reworked version:

And the record is broken, we have beaten them all,
When our country called out, we have answered the call,
And the shame of Old England on that far football pitch,
Has been won back in Essex, with not even a stitch,
With not even a stitch, by that Essex seaside,
They watched us flash by, and their eyes opened wide,
Oh Fabio Capello, we'll give you a tip -
If we're ever to win, England needs this new strip.

On the pitch, in the pub, on the Telly, we say,
Let's see England walk out with our boys on display,
All naked and proud - see those other teams pale.
Come the day that we dare, that's the day we'll not fail.


As for a tune, a modified version of Villikens/Rosin the Beau would do. (And maybe "Sat flank to flank in verse two" rather than "sat bum to bum". A bit decorous sometimes is a bit funnier I think.)

More songs - we're on a roll!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:11 PM

Silver blobs to:

Mmario for:
"Five score and two enthusiasts all chose to bare their hide"

Georgiansilver for:
"Things like this are not seen everyday
eh hey eh hey hey."

and katlaughing for:
"We've got a ticket to ride bare"

In the words of the inimitable K.C. of Sunshine Band fame, "keep it comin', love."


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: ClaireBear
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 06:08 PM

I dunno, this would need a lot more work to be anything like good, but I must get back to doing things productive, so here's one to the tune of the Pace-Egging Song:

The Roller-Coasting Song

Here's 1-0-2 jolly folk totally bare
We have come roller-coasting way up in the air
Way up in the air and then down with a wheeee!
And it's all in support of a good charity.

Well the first to get on it is Mrs. McGrath
All the way from the seashore she clears us a path.
With her large heaving bosom and strapping behind
She occupies all of the first car in line.

Well the next to get on it is John Barleycorn
He's as green and unhusked as the day he was born
If he scatters his seed as he rides up and down
Next year there'll be barley grown over the town

Well three men from Kent are the next to get in
Merry merry they seem in their cups and their skin
First they're merry up there and then merry down here
But who knows where they'll go to be merry next year?

Oh the next to get on is the Miller of Dee
No one cares for him and for no one cares he.
At the sight of his bum so enormous in size,
The town ladies sing "a bad moon's on the rise!"

Well the last to get on is old Mrs Ravoon,
We can see too much of her, both late and soon.
We can see too much of her, yes too much by far
Although she's been put in the very last car!

Here's 1-0-2 jolly folk totally bare
We have come roller-coasting way up in the air
Way up in the air and then down with a shriek!
And we won't stop coasting 'til sometime next week.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 06:43 PM

And a shiny silver blob to ClaireBear for this juicy couplet:

"If he scatters his seed as he rides up and down
Next year there'll be barley grown over the town"


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 08:19 PM

What a cvast of characters!! Bravo.


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Bert
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 09:52 PM

South Ends visible all over Southend.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 10:26 PM

South Ends visible all over Southend.

And north ends.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 05:43 AM

A naked syphony,
Of one hundred and two.
Riding the coaster,
What hullabaloo.
Breaking a record,
With bareback ride.
Wouldn't like it..........
I couldn't hide


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 05:27 PM

A silver blob and a hearty agreement to Georgiansilver for:

Wouldn't like it..........
I couldn't hide


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 06:27 PM

You took me away from fear and my greed
Into the high world of motion and speed
Where no-one is shy or alone or afraid,
And oh, what a wonderful difference you made!

Now I'm out of the corner and down from the shelf
I run with the wild things like an elk or an elf!
And I owe it to Tracey, so sassy, so racey,
Who taught me so bold in her whispers of gold,
"We have nothing to hide dear, least of all hide itself!"


So now in the evening when I am alone,
I no longer whinge and I do not bemoan,
I do not blame others from the odd world outside
Or wait for existence to bring me a ride!

Now I'm out of the corner and down from the shelf
I run with the wild things like an elk or an elf!
And I owe it to Tracey, so sassy, so racey,
Who taught me so bold in her whispers of gold,
"We have nothing to hide dear, least of all hide itself!"


Not I! When I'm feeling alone or bereft,
I go first and check how much Scotch I've got left,
And when I have stowed it all safely inside,
I strip to the buff and go running outside!

Now I'm out of the corner and down from the shelf
I run with the wild things like an elk or an elf!
And I owe it to Tracey, so sassy, so racey,
Who taught me so bold in her whispers of gold,
"We have nothing to hide dear, least of all hide itself!"


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 08:43 PM

Amos, you made me literally laugh out loud, and win your silver blob for, this:

"We have nothing to hide dear, least of all hide itself!"


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 03:03 AM

What kind of people go on roller coaster ride,
Flashers that's who, they have nothing to hide.
Flaunting their bodies at each twist and turn,
Hope the sun shines and the sad b........s burn!


Just another take on it... not really my sentiment though.......


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 01:13 PM

'Flash Company', or 'Yellow Handkerchief', is a song popular throughout East Anglia, so what better way to celebrate the charms of Essex girls (and boys) than something like this?

Flash Company (New version)

Once I was pale as the lily that grows,
But now I've a tan that like neon glows;
I rode naked on a roller coaster one day in Southend
With one hundred and two flash companions and all bosom friends.

I took off my yellow handkerchief, and all of my clothes,
I was naked from my neck right down to my toes.
Flash company all around me to raise money galore.
Its thanks to flash company that we raised so much more.


Travelling by roller coaster was my great delight,
And the ups and the downs, sure they were a grand sight;
There were big ones, and little ones, they all went whirling around,
And thanks to them all we raised twenty-two thousand pounds.

I took off my yellow handkerchief, and all of my clothes,
I was naked from my neck right down to my toes.
Flash company all around me to raise money galore.
Its thanks to flash company that we raised so much more.


Matthew Edwards


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 04:37 PM

A big silver blob to

Flashers that's who, they have nothing to hide.

And to Matthew for:

I rode naked on a roller coaster one day in Southend
With one hundred and two flash companions and all bosom friends.

Bosom friends! Bwahahaha!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 05:01 PM

We should also salute the organiser of this event:

Tracy Jones

Now come all you riders, and listen to me praise her,
I'll tell you the story of a great fundraiser;
Tracy Jones was the fundraiser's name,
It was down in Southend that she won her fame.

Tracy Jones! She rode the Green Screamer.
Tracy Jones! She had a will of steel.
Tracy Jones! She had to beat the record,
To raise a lot of money for the hospital appeal.


Tracy Jones told the riders on the Green Scream,
You've got to take your clothes off to work this scheme.
I need more than forty to be ready and rough,
And ride that damn roller all in the buff.

Tracy Jones! She rode the Green Screamer.
Tracy Jones! She had a will of steel.
Tracy Jones! She had to beat the record,
To raise a lot of money for the hospital appeal.


Tracy Jones, she got more than a hundred,
To ride that coaster as up and down it thundered;
She smashed that record like it never had been,
She raised over twenty thousand for the new machine.

Tracy Jones! She rode the Green Screamer.
Tracy Jones! She had a will of steel.
Tracy Jones! She had to beat the record,
To raise a lot of money for the hospital appeal.


Matthew Edwards


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: ClaireBear
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 05:06 PM

Matthew Edwards, I stand in awe.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 05:27 PM

Southend, I found a ride with no dressin'
I watched them, they've made quite an impression
Green Scream, let me in and stop messin'

There's a roller coaster
And the name it goes by is "the Green Scream"
Don't know what they're doin'
But they don't wear much aboard the Green Scream
Wish they'd let me in
So I could get a touch aboard the Green Scream

Knocked once, tried to tell them I'd been there
Door slammed, hospitality's thin there
Wond'rin' just what's goin' on in there

Saw an Essex lady
In a a striking pose aboard the Green Scream
And for some strange reason
I could see no clothes aboard the Green Scream
All I want to do
Is to be one of those aboard the Green Scream

I stripped off, yes I'd made my decision,
Naked, I stood and begged for admission,
But Tracy just wouldn't give me permission,

That's Miss Tracy Jones,
She is the organiser of the Green Scream
She said, "I'm sorry, son,
But we've sufficient numbers on the Green Scream
We're the record breakers,
But there's no more room aboard the Green Scream.

Southend, I found a ride with no dressin'
I watched them, they've made quite an impression
Green Scream, let me in and stop messin'


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 05:34 PM

Thank you ClaireBear, and may many silver blobs be yours for your own Pace Egging Song, not least for your sneaky mention of the mysterious Mrs Ravoon!

Matthew


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 11:51 PM

Silver blobs! to Matthew for:

I need more than forty to be ready and rough,
And ride that damn roller all in the buff.

McGrath of Harlow, for:

Don't know what they're doin'
But they don't wear much aboard the Green Scream
Wish they'd let me in
So I could get a touch aboard the Green Scream

Now I'm going to have tinkly honky-tonk piano in my head all night, dang you!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 03:28 AM

And I say Huzzah! to Matthew for his fine demonstration of the folk process in so ably turning Casey Jones into Tracy Jones.

Charles


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 03:37 AM

Thank you Charles, and thank you too mousethief for the much-coveted silver blobs.

Finally I'd like to add some sort of tribute to the long-suffering media folk who go out of their way to bring us these strange and wonderful stories. Some of the references in this song may not make much sense in Seattle, or indeed anywhere outside of the UK, but it seems rather otiose to add footnotes.

The life of a junior reporter

In England, when August comes, it brings the Silly Season;
No news occurs of any sort for any rhyme or reason;
Our MPs they all leave the House, to go and shoot some Scottish grouse,
Or stay in some grand country house to join in a joyful threesome.

The Editor of The Telegraph, with his secretary and first aide,
Takes his family to St Tropez with bucket and a spade;
His staff must file their own reports from lesser known seaside resorts,
Far from the Central Criminal Courts where reputations are made.

The correspondent in Southend had to shed her inhibitions,
And likewise all her clothing despite the weather conditions;
With goose bumps greater than her breasts, she faced the ultimate of tests,
She gazed on one hundred naked chests, and she made the first editions.

Now baring all for charity has been sanctified by Helen Mirren,
And its very nice and naughty and its good clean fun;
Its not done for titillation, nor yet for Page Three sensation,
But I'd rather sponsor someone to keep their clothing on!

Matthew Edwards


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 08:23 PM

Okay you must really covet these blobs! Here's one for:

With goose bumps greater than her breasts, she faced the ultimate of tests,

Now that's cold. (or that's flat!)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 09:14 PM

Well done, Matthew Edwards!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 04:21 PM

Well done mousethief!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 10:53 AM

Yes, Kevin; I'll second your motion! Well done indeed to mousethief for reviving the Song Challenges, and while he may lack some of Áine's attributes of Golden memory this is a very promising start. With Amos going for the world speed record in song composition this was a really enjoyable contest, and I hope Tracy Jones one day relishes her new-found fame!

Matthew


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 11:49 AM

By the way, SIlver BLOBs are capitalized. BLOB is an acronym for Best Line Of BS. Not to be confused with mere blobs.


And my thanks to Mousethief also!


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 12:12 PM

Mousethief... you are on the pedestal you should be on... well done!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 12:37 PM

LOL! When I first read GS' remark above I thought he had written "You are the pedestal you should be on" which struck me as a vivid summation of a deep existential paradox!


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 01:32 PM

Someone should send this to Tracy Jones...


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 04:07 PM

LOL @ Amos!!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 07:10 PM

Also LOL @Amos! I can't even twist my mind around to figure out what that could mean. It's a logical Möbius strip.

Yes, alas, I am not Áine, bumps in the wrong places 'n' all. But hopefully a passable second best!

Point taken about BLOB -- I had forgotten it was an acronym.

Now I need to figure out how to do weekly awards.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 02:22 AM

Woohooo! Let's hear it for all our Fit 1 Challengees! You guys are great!

And now: AWARDS!

As you may have noticed, every entry gets a Silver BLOB, which is awarded for a specific line or lines that immediately jump out at the Judges on first reading. ("The Judges" = me.) Those are handed out as we go along.

In addition, every entrant also receives a Golden Cow Chip or Sandstone Ocarina award. These are awarded for best-in-class (for certain classes, and if a song in that class was entered), or for making the Judges react in a certain way (all will be explained).

From an ancient thread, Amos describes these awards:

Golden Cow Chip Awards are given to all Winners of the SONG CHALLENGE! Contest. These are permanent awards and should be displayed proudly and prominently on your mantel. There is one caveat, however. If it is discovered that any receiver of the Golden Cow Chip Award has used their trophy in a local (or international) cow chip tossing contest, said Chip shall be confiscated immediately and awarded to another Song Challengee.

I was thinking I would change these, but after more thought, thought maybe I should leave them as is to maintain continuity. (If anybody thinks that this is a desecration to the exalted name of the Gaelic Goddess, PM me and we can hash it out. Bring your sharpest pen.)

The Golden Cow Chips and Sandstone Ocarina awards are these (these are the only ones I could find -- if there are others I've left out, please bring them to my attention; also if you think we need a new award, PM me and we can talk it over -- everything is in flux until we get our stride):

Golden Cow Chip Award with Harp Ribbon
   (The Harp Ribbon is given for being able to make the Judges fall on the floor laughing OR make them short out their keyboard with tears)

Golden Cow Chip Award with Guinness Crest
   (The Guinness Crest is awarded for causing both Harp Ribbon conditions within one song)

Golden Cow Chip Award with Memorial MMario Silverplated Spittoon
   (The GCCWMMSPS is awarded to the Challenge! entry which evokes an instantaneous bubbling up of frothy mirth from out of the lips of the Judges and onto their monitor screen)

Golden Cow Chip with Doo-Lyn Ditty Digger Decoration
   (The Doo-Lyn Ditty Digger Decoration is awarded for the best cow chip chunking Country version of a song in a Challenge!)

Super Special Sandstone Sheila-Na-Gig Ocarina Award
   (The Super Special Sandstone Sheila-Na-Gig Ocarina Award is given to Challengees who warm the cockles and create a special warm and fuzzy feeling in the heart of the Judges)

Golden Cow Chip Award with Shamrock Cluster
   (The Shamrock Cluster is awarded for a very high level of imagination, imagery, and/or creative use of language in a song)

Golden Cow Chip Award with Cleigh's Blue Fume Shield
   (Cleigh's Blue Fume Shield is given to the best blues rendition of any challenge topic)

Golden Cow Chip Award with Two-Fer-One Coupon
   (The Two-Fer-One Coupon is awarded to those Challengees who use two or more Challenge! topics in one song -- this applies to double-Challenge! fits (two wacky stories to write about); we'll have one of those soon)
   
And there you have it! Now the Judges are going to go away and converse among himself as to which songs get which awards -- don't touch that dial!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 02:49 AM

The judges have already decided to create a new award*. We need the

Golden Cow Chip Award with Mt. Rainier Medallion
   (The Mt. Rainier Medallion is awarded to the parody that most closely and hilariously follows the pattern of its original)

*So sue me.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 02:55 AM

AND HERE ARE THE AWARDS FOR SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 FIT 1

Note: as most of the songs had no titles, I assigned some for identification purposes

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip Award with Harp Ribbon (The Harp Ribbon is given for being able to make the judges fall on the floor laughing OR make them short out their keyboards with tears):
  • MMario for "Strip Boys Strip"
  • Georgiansilver for "Everyday"
  • katlaughing for "Ticket to Ride Bare"
  • Georgiansilver for "A Naked Symphony"
  • Matthew Edwards for "The life of a junior reporter"

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip Award with Guinness Crest (The Guinness Crest is awarded for causing both Harp Ribbon conditions within one song):
  • Amos for "Out of the Corner and Down from the Shelf"
  • Georgiansilver for "What Kind of People"
  • Matthew Edwards for "Tracy Jones"

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip Award with Memorial MMario Silverplated Spittoon (The GCCWMMSPS is awarded to the Challenge! entry which evokes an instantaneous bubbling up of frothy mirth from out of the lips of the judges and onto their monitor screens):
  • Amos for "Way up!! Tracy Jones"

Winners of the Super Special Sandstone Sheila-Na-Gig Ocarina Award (The Super Special Sandstone Sheila-Na-Gig Ocarina Award is given to the Challenge!rs who warm the cockles and create a special warm and fuzzy feeling in the heart of the judges):
  • McGrath of Harlow for "The World Cup was over, Old England was down"
  • Matthew Edwards for "Flash Company"

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip Award with Shamrock Cluster (The Shamrock Cluster is awarded for a very high level of imagination, imagery, and/or creative use of language in a song):
  • ClaireBear for "The Roller-Coasting Song" (I didn't know the Pace-Egging Song, so I hope you don't mind that I sang it to the tune of "Sweet Betsy From Pike")

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip Award with Mt. Rainier Medallion (The Mt. Rainier Medallion is awarded to the parody that most closely and hilariously follows the pattern of its original):
  • McGrath of Harlow for "Green Scream"

YAYAYAYAYAY! Give yourselves a big hand!

I will post SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 Fit 2 very soon.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: GUEST,essex girl
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 08:47 AM

You all are very clever. I like MMario's best, but then I am an Essex girl.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 11:46 AM

Ah, well done THief Among Mouses!! Huzzah for you. Why it's like ole times, I swan.

One question: is there not a better word than "Fit" for the serial instances of song challenges? This is clearly Series Two, Challenge 1, to my mind. Or Book 2, Chapter 1. Or Second Campaign, First Round, if you prefer. But I dunno what a "fit" is in this sense. Surely not the past perfect of the verb "to fight"?


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: ClaireBear
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 12:13 PM

Amos, I seem to recall "Fit the First" and so on in Lewis Carroll's heroic poem "The Hunting of the Snark."


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 12:13 PM

Main Entry: 1fit
Pronunciation: \ˈfit\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fitt; akin to Old Saxon fittea division of a poem, Old High German fizza skein
Date: before 12th century

archaic : a division of a poem or song


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Amos
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 12:53 PM

Well, I'll be hornswoggled. It is not often someone blindsides me with an archaic word. Kudos, Mousethief!!

I think my suggestions would add clarity, though; but when has that ever been a criterion in these sacred halls?


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Trapper
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 03:55 PM

Playing catch up...

- Al

THE BAREMAID
TUNE: The Mermaid
New words: Trapper (Al BOyce)


Twas Friday morn at the old amusement park
Adventure Island, Southend-on-sea
When in Essex they spied a hundred bums so bare
Queueing up to ride the fast Green Scream

CHORUS:
And the coaster's tracks do roll
Guinness' Record is our goal
And our poor privates flutter, fly and the flop
While the clad people shudder down below, below, below
While the clad people shudder down below


And up spoke the captain of our coaster car
Buxom Tracy Jones was she
"Let's raise some quid for the Bosom Pals Appeal!"
As she let her gals fly free


And up spoke a chappie that come from Staffordshire
Who'd been aboard at Alton Towers
"When we set the record back in two-thousand-four
at least before we'd all had showers!"

Three times round the roller coaster track
In our birthday suits went we
Three times round, with Tracy and her rack
For the Hospital Charity!

CLICK TO PLAY


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 10:51 PM

Beautiful! To our new contestant Trapper I hereby award:

The Golden Cow Chip Award with Mt. Rainier Medallion

   (The Mt. Rainier Medallion is awarded for closely and hilariously following the pattern of its original)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! 2.0 - Fit 1
From: Trapper
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 11:57 AM

This way to Song Challenge FIT 2...


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