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Origins: The Zucchini Song

GUEST,ptpgrad 27 Apr 11 - 06:11 PM
Banjo-Flower 27 Apr 11 - 06:17 PM
TheSnail 27 Apr 11 - 07:04 PM
Banjo-Flower 28 Apr 11 - 03:31 AM
CupOfTea 28 Apr 11 - 01:28 PM
GUEST 04 May 11 - 08:13 PM
GUEST 06 May 11 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,Jim Dixon at the UST library 06 May 11 - 06:39 PM
GUEST,Jim Dixon at the UST library 06 May 11 - 06:45 PM
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Subject: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: GUEST,ptpgrad
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 06:11 PM

I am trying to identify the origins of The Zucchini Song, also known as "The Pickle Song". Most famously, it was sung by Tim Curry on Saturday Night Live. The chorus is:
Oh, what a beauty, I've never seen one a big as that before
Oh, what a beauty, it must be two foot long or even more
It's such a lovely color, so big and round and fat
I've never seen a zucchini grow quite as big a that
Oh Oh, What a beauty, I've never seen one as big as that before.

I am trying to find out who wrote it originally and who owns the rights. I was informed it was an old British Pub Hall song, but can't find it. Can anyone help direct me?

Thanks in advance!


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 06:17 PM

probably not british music hall as we do not have zucchini's we have courgettes or am I just pedantic

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: TheSnail
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 07:04 PM

Zucchinis? Courgettes? Foreign muck! We have Marrows


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 28 Apr 11 - 03:31 AM

I stand corrected, fantastic clip Mr Snail

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: CupOfTea
Date: 28 Apr 11 - 01:28 PM

Darn. I thought this thread was going to be about Mary Lu Walker's wonderful Zucchini song on her Middle Aged Middle Class Mama Songs album that had been a frequent part of WCLV's Saturday Night program. I was hoping someone was out there singing it still - and it looks as if Mary Lu herself is doing it. There's a link to an audio clip of the Zucchini song on her website.

Joanne in Cleveland, who never grew zucchini because she'd been warned they'd take over


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 11 - 08:13 PM

I found a post from back in 2002 that said it was recorded on "Vintage Cider" by The Wurzels, attributed to Siebert (1952). Hoping to figure out who owns the rights...

here's a recording of Tim Curry singing (?) it on Saturday Night Live.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GEYTHPGCsg


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: GUEST
Date: 06 May 11 - 06:38 PM

Yes but... Tim Curry might have changed "courgette" or "marrow" to "zucchini" because he was performing for an American audience.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon at the UST library
Date: 06 May 11 - 06:39 PM

Sorry, that was me.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon at the UST library
Date: 06 May 11 - 06:45 PM

I don't know if we ever tracked it down to its absolute origin, but there are a bunch of related songs. See: Lyr Req: The Marrow Song. Also see the "Related threads" listed at the top of that page.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Zucchini Song
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 11 - 01:18 AM

I wrote to the Wurzels and asked them for info on copyright and who to forward royalties, etc. No answer. Anyone have an in with them who might get a better answer?


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