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Lyr Req: Don't Make Me Sing Along

Steven Brust 28 Sep 99 - 02:20 PM
campfire 28 Sep 99 - 06:19 PM
Steven Brust 28 Sep 99 - 07:36 PM
Steven Brust 28 Sep 99 - 08:12 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Feb 10 - 02:39 PM
Jim Dixon 06 Dec 11 - 02:17 PM
Bert 06 Dec 11 - 04:13 PM
GUEST,Creative6 02 Mar 16 - 10:58 PM
Mo the caller 03 Mar 16 - 04:54 PM
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Subject: 'Don't Make Me Sing Along'
From: Steven Brust
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 02:20 PM

I heard Jeff Cahil perform this, and he was even kind enough to name the songwriter, but of course I promptly forgot it. Anyone know it, or the songwriter, or where I can find it? Damned clever tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Don't Make Me Sing Along'
From: campfire
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 06:19 PM

I'm pretty sure its a Cliff Eberhardt (sp?)song...I heard him do it, anyway, and he does mostly original tunes. It IS clever.

campfire


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Don't Make Me Sing Along'
From: Steven Brust
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 07:36 PM

Thank you *very* much. That should help me track it down.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Don't Make Me Sing Along'
From: Steven Brust
Date: 28 Sep 99 - 08:12 PM

I just heard from Mr. Eberhardt, and, no, it wasn't his. Any other ideas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Don't Make Me Sing Along'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 02:39 PM

Here's an excerpt transcribed from a sample, of DON'T MAKE ME SING ALONG sung by Al Simmons on the various-artists album "Toddler's Next Steps: Singalong Songs" (2002). No songwriter is credited at Allmusic.com:

…Don't make me sing along.
When you perform your song,
Please do it on your own.
Leave the audience alone.
Keep the entertainment on the stage
Because that's where it belongs.
Keep the house lights low.
I'm not in the show,
So don't make me sing along.

[SPOKEN:] Everybody now!*….

[* Yes, I'm aware of the irony.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T MAKE ME SING ALONG (Lambert/Simmons
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 02:17 PM

Copied from http://www.alsimmons.com/lyrics/cl_dontmakemesing.html:


DON'T MAKE ME SING ALONG
Lisa Lambert, 1994
Some new lyrics by Al Simmons

VERSE: Whenever I go
To a musical show,
I am driven to utter distraction,
For the actors today
Choose to act in a way
That necessitates crowd interaction.
Participatory theatrics
I find them a horrible strain,
So as I take my seat,
I always repeat
This old familiar refrain:

CHORUS: Don't make me sing along.
Oh, no, don't make me sing along
When you perform your song,
Please do it on your own.
Leave the audience alone.
Keep the entertainment on the stage,
Because that's where it belongs.
Keep the houselights low.
I'm not in the show.
Don't make me sing along.

[SPOKEN:] Everybody now! Turn up the house lights!

REPEAT CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T YOU HATE IT (Modern Man)
From: Bert
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 04:13 PM

Then there's the one by Modern Man which goes...

Don't you hate it when they make you sing along
Don't you hate it when they make you sing along
This guy is such a jerk and this is such a stupid song
Don't you hate it when they make you sing along

Don't you hate it when they make you clap your hands
Don't you hate it when they make you clap your hands
This excuse for entertainment should be forever banned
Don't you hate it when they make you clap your hands

Don't you hate it when they modulate the key
Then they fade out.

Modern Man is a great group make sure you don't miss them if they perform near you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Make Me Sing Along
From: GUEST,Creative6
Date: 02 Mar 16 - 10:58 PM

All of these listed above were rip-offs of a song that appeared in an off Broadway revue and later on CBS TV's Comedy Zone back in the early 80s. (I worked with the writers: Bernstein and Markell) And when I say "rip-offs," I don't mean "isn't it odd that several people had the same idea at different times?" I mean - ripped off.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Make Me Sing Along
From: Mo the caller
Date: 03 Mar 16 - 04:54 PM

'rip off'??
Reworking of the same idea??
The 2 above have different metres. Who knows where people get their ideas from.


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