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Lyr Req: Huggin' and Chalkin'

miryho@theriver.com 19 Aug 99 - 11:26 PM
SingsIrish Songs 20 Aug 99 - 12:35 AM
DougR 20 Aug 99 - 12:36 AM
SingsIrish Songs 20 Aug 99 - 12:38 AM
SingsIrish Songs 20 Aug 99 - 12:41 AM
GutBucketeer 28 Mar 02 - 10:35 PM
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Subject: Huggin' and Chalkin'
From: miryho@theriver.com
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 11:26 PM

I remember a song about a man whose girl required huggin' and chalkin' to make sure he hugged the entire girl. Not a PC song of the day, but has caused some debate among friends who think I made it up.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HUGGIN' AND CHALKIN' (Hoagy Carmichael)
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 20 Aug 99 - 12:35 AM

from Lyrics World --note: the lyrics were transcribed from the recording cited. It is one of my favorites!

~ Mary

Huggin' And Chalkin'
Hoagy Carmichael

as sung on "Mairzy Doats 44 Wacky Hits"
MCA Records MSD2-35180/GMD 80041
- peak Billboard position # 1 in 1947
- competing versions charted by Johnny Mercer (#8) and
Herbie Fields (#14)
- previously charted at # 8 by Kay Kyser in 1946
- Words and Music by Clarence Leonard Hayes and
Kermit Goell

I got a gal who's mighty sweet
Big blue eyes and tiny feet
Her name is Rosabelle Magee
And she tips the scales at three-oh-three

Oh, gee, but ain't it grand to have a gal so big and fat
That when you go to hug her, you don't know where you're
at You have to take a piece of chalk in your hand
And hug a ways and chalk a mark to see where you began

One day I was a-huggin' and a-chalkin'
and a-chalkin' and a-huggin' away
When I met another fella with some chalk in his hand
A-comin' around the other way over the mountain
A-comin' around the other way

Nobody ever said I'm weak
My bones don't ache, my joints don't creak
But I grow pale and I get limp
Every time I see my baby blimp

Oh, gee, but ain't it grand to have a gal so big and fat
That when you go to hug her
(You don't know where you're at)
(You have to take a piece of chalk in your hand)
(And hug a bit and chalk a mark to see where you began)

One day I was a-huggin' and a-chalkin' and a-beggin' her
to be my bride
When I met another fella with some chalk in his hand
A-comin' around the other side (over the mountain)
A-comin' around the other side

She's a mile wide!
(Chalkin' up a markdown and yellin' "No More!")
When I met another fella with some chalk in his hand
A-comin' around the other side (over the mountain)
Over the Great Divide!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Huggin' and Chalkin'
From: DougR
Date: 20 Aug 99 - 12:36 AM

Miryho:

Try this: www.summer.com.br/~philho/html/top40/index.html Go to the year 1947.

DougR

It's a song by Hoagy Carmichael and he sang it in a movie that I believe was titled, "Canyon Passage," starring Dana Andrews.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Huggin' and Chalkin'
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 20 Aug 99 - 12:38 AM

I forgot to add the URL for Lyrics World (great resource for lyrics from present day and before.) ~SingsIrish

Lyrics World http://lyrics.natalnet.com.br/html/main_index/index.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Huggin' and Chalkin'
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 20 Aug 99 - 12:41 AM

the link didn't work...let's see if this does. Lyrics World


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Huggin' and Chalkin'
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:35 PM

Does anyone have the chords to this song ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Huggin' and Chalkin'
From: Snuffy
Date: 29 Mar 02 - 05:53 AM

Now Mary's my girlfriend, and I loves her so
She's as big as a haystack and forty years old.
Farmer says she's gi-normous, and loud do he scoff
'Cos you has to leave a chalk mark to show where you left off.

From "Dorset is Beatuiful", by the Yetties.

WassaiL! V


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