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they laid him in the ground, boys.

GUEST,Arkansas Red-Ozark Troubadour 03 Oct 11 - 11:58 AM
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Subject: they laid him in the ground, boys.
From: GUEST,Arkansas Red-Ozark Troubadour
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 11:58 AM

I'm trying to find the lyrics to the novelty song that has the lines,

They laid him in the ground boys,
Laid him in the ground,
One more there, and one less here,
They laid him in the ground.

A diver on a diving board, made a great big leap,
He didn't know the water there, was only one foot deep.

They laid him in the ground, etc.

Thanks-


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Subject: RE: they laid him in the ground, boys.
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 12:17 PM

Here ya go.


Lyrics are real clear.


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Subject: RE: they laid him in the ground, boys.
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 12:50 PM

Subject: Lyr Add: THEY LAID HIM IN THE GROUND (parody)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 11:51 PM

The following seems to be based on an old-time or bluegrass song, but I don't have any information about the original.

Lyrics transcribed from the sound file at http://www.geocities.com/u2page6/

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THEY LAID HIM IN THE GROUND
(As sung by Homer & Jethro)

CHORUS: They laid him in the ground, boys, laid him in the ground.
One more there an' one less here. They laid him in the ground.

Once I had a Thomas cat. He could warble like Caruso.
A neighbor swung a baseball bat. Now Thomas doesn't do so. CHORUS

Now Uncle Henry learned to fly a plane up in the air.
His parachute was full o' holes, but Henry didn't care. CHORUS

A man stood on a divin' board. He made a monstrous leap.
He didn't know the water there was only one foot deep. CHORUS

Now Mr. Julius Caesar was a great man, we all allow.
The greatest man of all his day, but where is Caesar now? CHORUS


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Subject: RE: they laid him in the ground, boys.
From: GUEST,Arkansas Red-Ozark Troubadour
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 01:32 PM

Thanks a million. I really appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: they laid him in the ground, boys.
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 01:39 PM

Love the song, AR-ZT. Love to hear you do it.


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Subject: RE: they laid him in the ground, boys.
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 02:16 PM

Thanks Guest 999. Sometime if you ever in Northwest Arkansas you might hear me do it in a performance. Thanks again.

AR-OT


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Subject: RE: they laid him in the ground, boys.
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 02:36 PM

Don't know what's worse, my memory or my vision.

If I'm ever out that way I'll look you up.

BFN.


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Subject: RE: they laid him in the ground, boys.
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 12:31 PM

Google the Down Homers and listen to the song.


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