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Songs that should have survived.

Don Firth 30 Aug 12 - 04:58 PM
Ged Fox 30 Aug 12 - 04:11 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 29 Aug 12 - 05:16 AM
Artful Codger 29 Aug 12 - 03:31 AM
Bert 29 Aug 12 - 12:45 AM
Henry Krinkle 28 Aug 12 - 04:54 PM
Elmore 28 Aug 12 - 04:31 PM
Rob Naylor 28 Aug 12 - 05:41 AM
GUEST,Ed 28 Aug 12 - 02:42 AM
GUEST,Allen in oz 28 Aug 12 - 02:17 AM
Bert 28 Aug 12 - 01:14 AM
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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: Don Firth
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 04:58 PM

Somebody once asked me to sing "Far, Far Away. . . ."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: Ged Fox
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 04:11 PM

There are some good songs in Songs of the West that could be sung more often

http://youtu.be/Ff-RMrT9Hj0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVi_FM6r2j8&feature=relmfu


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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 29 Aug 12 - 05:16 AM

The Jeweller by Tom Rapp (Pearls Before Swine).


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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: Artful Codger
Date: 29 Aug 12 - 03:31 AM

Casting my mind back, here are some I've never heard anyone sing before:

Buckskin Bag of Gold
Jeff in Petticoats
Rough on Rats
The Horse Wrangler (well-known, but never heard)
The Jolly Old Country Squire
The Footboy
My Dog and My Gun (the one by Bickerstaff)
Going Out a-Shooting (though the tune's well-known from King of the Cannibal Islands)
Comrades, Fill No Glass for Me (by Stephen Foster; okay, heard it once)

Then there's a bunch of old songs for which I couldn't find tunes, so I wrote my own; see my vanity thread.

And there's a slew of songs I've only heard one performer or group do (though they could be wildly popular in the UK and I'd never know).

Sometimes great songs are dug up out of obscurity for movies and documentaries, and thereby given a new chance at life. A few such songs that come to mind are:

He'd Have to Get Under - prominently featured in Horatio's Drive
The Girl in the Little Green Hat - used in Mrs. Henderson Presents
Simply Crazy (and) You Don't Love as I Do - sung by Madeline Kahn in Sherlock Holmes' Smarter, Younger Brother (or whatever the title is)

which reminds me of

You'd Be Surprised - sung by Madeline Kahn at an Irving Berlin tribute


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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: Bert
Date: 29 Aug 12 - 12:45 AM

Perhaps I should have said 'What songs do you sing, that nobody else remembers?'

Green Door maybe?


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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 04:54 PM

Chick a Boom.
(:-( P)=


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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: Elmore
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 04:31 PM

The flood of my tears washed out the bridge of my nose.


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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 05:41 AM

I've heard "Oom Pah Pah" sung at sessions at least twice in the last 6-8 months.


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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 02:42 AM

Well, as you know these songs, clearly it's self evident that they have survived....


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Subject: RE: Songs that should have survived.
From: GUEST,Allen in oz
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 02:17 AM

The Endless Sleep by Jodie Reynolds and the Storms

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Subject: Songs that should have survived.
From: Bert
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 01:14 AM

Of course this is purely personal preference, but here is a thread where you can add songs that should have survived.

Now you don't absolutely have to criticize anybody else's choice.

Songs such as...

Butterfingers
Don't laugh at me 'cos I'm a fool
Oom Pah Pah
When they sound the last all clear
Sing Something Irish to me
Don't make me love you if you're just fooling


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