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Lyr Add: A Thousand Miles from Here + parody

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Jim Dixon 09 Sep 10 - 07:15 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Sep 10 - 07:20 PM
Jim Dixon 06 Oct 11 - 11:09 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: A THOUSAND MILES FROM HERE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 07:15 PM

You can hear this recording at YouTube.

A THOUSAND MILES FROM HERE
Written and first recorded by Gene Austin & Roy Bergere, April 5, 1924.
As recorded by Carl Fenton & His Orchestra, April 18, 1924.

1. I got a gal with a ... tin(?)
Had her hair done up in ... pin(?)
She has an awful nerve to want to brush(?)
With hair on her head like a scrubbin' brush.

CHORUS: A thousand miles (a thousand miles),
A thousand miles (a thousand miles),
It is a thousand miles from here.*

2. I had a gal who lived down the lane
People used to say she was insane
She sprinkled goofer dust all around her bed,
Woke up one mornin', found her own self dead. CHORUS

3. I got a gal, weighs a ton.
When the boys seen her they all made fun.
She's so hefty and so stout,
That they had to tip(?) her bed to keep from rolling out.

4. I've got a gal named Imogene.
Don't know why that gal's so lean.
She won't take a bath, not even a scrub,
Afraid she'll slip through the hole in the tub.


* In some repetitions of the chorus, this line changes, but I found the variant lines unintelligible.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A THOUSAND MILES FROM HERE (Homer&Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 07:20 PM

You can hear this recording at The Internet Archive. It seems to come from a live radio or TV show. I don't think a commercial record was ever made of this performance.


A THOUSAND MILES FROM HERE
As sung by Homer & Jethro with June Carter & Johnny Cash

1. Ladies an' gentlemen, we're gonna sing a song.
The song we'll sing won't take us long.
So don't get offended; take no offense,
'Cause the singer that's a-singin' it hasn't any sense.

CHORUS: Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.

2. Well I asked my girl to marry me
And this is what she said:
"There's plenty o' time to marry you
When all the men are dead."

3. Well a gal named June, she had a tooth pulled.
A tack was on the chair.
June jumped up an' a-hollered, "Whoo!
Do the roots go way down there?"

4. Grandpa had a set o' false teeth.
He took 'em out one day last week.
He put 'em on the seat when he went into town.
He bit himself an' now he can't sit down.

5. Well, I went out a-fishin' an' I caught a smelt.
I put it on the stove an' the durn thing smelt.
Of all the smelts I ever smelt,
I never smelt a smelt like that smelt smelt.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TENNESSEE, TENNESSEE (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 11:09 PM

I finally heard the studio version of this song on Spotify, and transcribed this:


TENNESSEE, TENNESSEE
As sung by Homer & Jethro on "America's Song Butchers: The Weird World of Homer & Jethro" (1997)

1. Ladies an' gentlemen, we're gonna sing a song.
The song we'll sing won't take us long.
So don't get offended; take no offense,
'Cause the singer that's a-singin' it hasn't any sense.
Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.

2. I once't had a gal down in Tennessee,
An' she had a face like a chimpanzee.
She had a wart on the end of her chin.
She said it was a dimple, but a dimple turns in.
Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.

3. I've got a dog; he's as thin as a rail,
An' he's got fleas all over his tail,
An' ever' time that his tail goes flop,
The fleas on the bottom all hop on top.
Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.

4. A girl named Murray, she had a tooth pulled.
A tack was on the chair.
Murray jumped up an' hollered, "Whoo!
Does the roots go way down there?"
Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.

5. Grandpa had a set o' false teeth.
He took 'em out one day last week.
He put 'em on the seat as he drove to town.
He bit hisself an' now he can't sit down.
Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.

6. Well, I went out a-fishin' an' I caught a smelt.
I put it on the stove an' the dern thing smelt.
Of all of the smelts I ever smelt,
I never smelt a smelt like that smelt smelt.
Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.


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