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Lyr Req/ADD: Homer & Jethro Songs

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DADDY PLAYED FIRST BASE
HOW MUCH IS THAT HOUND DOG IN THE WINDOW
MOVING ON 2
SO LONG (IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH!)
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
THE BATTLE OF CAMP KOOKAMONGA
THE BILLBOARD SONG (3)


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Subject: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,Fred
Date: 22 Nov 02 - 10:25 PM

Does anyone know of a good site that has some of the lyrics for H & J' songs?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Sandy McLean
Date: 22 Nov 02 - 11:17 PM

Have you tried cowpie?
http//www.roughstock.com/cowpie/cowpie-songs
Click on "h" and scroll to Homer & Jethro
There are several there.
            Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,Fred
Date: 22 Nov 02 - 11:50 PM

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Sandy McLean
Date: 23 Nov 02 - 12:35 AM

Fred, you may also check The Record Lady.
      http//recordlady.webgcs.com/main2.htm
      It's loaded with "old country" sound files including a lot of Homer & Jethro.
             Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 23 Nov 02 - 03:31 AM

There are 10 songs in the DT, including Winchester Cathedral.

Also, there are a number of threads in the Forum where we've talked about various songs, and a number of the songs are there as well.

IF you go up to the top of the screen, where it says Lyrics and Knowledge Search. Putting Homer and Jethro willget you all the songs and threads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Fortunato
Date: 23 Nov 02 - 07:28 PM

"You met another and thhhhhhhhhhhhhhppppptt you was gone..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: kendall
Date: 23 Nov 02 - 10:54 PM

My daddy he swore he would never quit drinkin'
My mother got down on her knees to beg,
Then one night my daddy came home cold sober,
The dog didn't know him and he bit off his leg,
Where oh where are you tonight
Why did you leave me here all alone,
I searched the world over and thought I'd found true love,
You met another and thhhhhhhhthuppppp you were gone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 24 Nov 02 - 11:13 AM

FWIW DEPT-1:

I recall PFFFT! as an Archie Campbell
and the HEE HAW GANG classic??????

FWIW DEPT-2:

A Homer & Jethro website listed below has links
to a source for a 3CD H&J set....

http://userpages.aug.com/albink/handj.htm

http://www.funkyjunk.com/homer-jethro-3CD.htm         

It contains these tracks.

Disc 1
I'm Moving On No.2
Settin' The Woods On Fire #2
Jam-Bowl-Liar (Jambalaya)
Yaller Rose Of Texas, You-All
The Battle Of Kookamonga
Sink The Bismarck
Human Cannonball
Pore Ol' Koo-liger
Pusan U (Siox City Sue)
That Darling Still Of Mine
The Hootin' Holler Hilton Bar & Grill
Hart Brake Motel

Disc 2
(How Much Is) That Hound Dog In The Window
Tiger By The Tail
The Chase Is On
Boll Weevil No.2
King Of The Camp
The Ballad of Roger Miller
El Paso
Oh Give Me A Home
Hernando's Hideaway
No Hair Sam (Mohair Sam)
The One On The Right Is On The Left
I Taught Her Everything She Knows

Disc 3
Baby It's Cold Outside
Cold, Cold Heart #2
He'll Have To Go
Gone
Lying Time (Crying Time)
Hey Good Lookin' #2
Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs
Tennessee Border - No.2
I Love You A Thousand Ways No.2
I Don't Flirt Anymore (I Don't Hurt Anymore)
Your Clobbered Heart
I Feel That Old Age Creeping In


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: kendall
Date: 24 Nov 02 - 12:59 PM

You are right. I just had an attack of silly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 24 Nov 02 - 01:04 PM

...is it any wonder, that his face was red? Kawliger had termites in his head...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: RangerSteve
Date: 24 Nov 02 - 07:03 PM

The perfune that you're wearin' has me swearin' that your usin' good old mountain dew.
And if I get a whiff of it I might say something stupid like "I love you".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 24 Nov 02 - 11:36 PM

Your thread led me to Kazaa to try and find those dudes.



There are probably over a 100 folks sharing their files. Run the search more than once. i.e. after noting Christmas was an album - putting it into the query gave a list of only songs from that album.

It is a great service - I have picked up Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family etc . with great ease.

It is about time I started to post back some of my folk collection.

I'll start posting some of their lyrics to the MC.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Mark Clark
Date: 24 Nov 02 - 11:42 PM

I seem to remember finding the original “Pffft you are gone” lyrics somewhere; it turns out it's an old gospel tune and the Hee Haw! version was just a parody of the original.

Anyone else remember the older gospel version?

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 12:53 AM


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Subject: Lyr Add: PHFFT YOU WERE GONE (Heather, Campbell)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 01:20 AM

OOOPS! first attempt to post
musta wound up in NEVER NEVER LAND...

I Found these in an old songbook...

FWIW DEPT:
Gloom, Dispair and Agony On Me
is a totally different song, and a different
verse was sung on HEE HAW almost every week


PHFFT YOU WERE GONE
Written by: SUSAN HEATHER

Where, oh, where, where would I be?
Without my Jesus comforting me
For I'll sing his praises as I travel on
Today, tomorrow, till phfft! you are gone.

Take money or God, you can't serve two masters
For you will love one, the other you'll hate
And that is the cause of this world's disasters
Make up your mind now, before it's too late.

We don't break God's laws, but we break against them
Remember this friends, as life moves along
Can't you hear the voice of youth out there asking?
"Why do you do what you tell us is wrong?"

CHORUS

Each time that you give, don't get up and shout it
For He always knows what good deeds you do
You'll get your reward, there's no doubt about it
He sees in secret and He will pay you.

CHORUS

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PHFFT YOU WERE GONE
Original written by: SUSAN HEATHER
A version was recorded by: Archie Campbell

Where oh where are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over and thought I'd find true love
You met another and phfft you were gone.

I miss you so much, the 'taters need diggin'
The corn in the field, it needs pickin' now
How well I recall the first time I saw you
You looked so pretty a-pullin' the plow.

CHORUS

Your lips were as red as ripe boysenberries
Your ears were as big as sails in the breeze
Your two eyes bugged out like old pop-eyed mullets
Your hair, like hay-wire, hung down to you knees.

CHORUS

I thought my love was all that you wanted
I still can't believe my gold made you fall
I thought you would leave the hogs in the pigpen
I was mistaken, for you took them all.

CHORUS

I saw your buck teeth and that struck me funny
I'm sorry to say, I wanted to laugh
You told me the truth, you tooth cost you money
You said it cost a buck and a half.

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 04:15 PM

Titles & Tracks for some of my H&J LPs...

HOMER & JETHRO - COUNTRY COMEDY
1971 RCA CXS-9012 (e)

    SIDE A:
1. Homer and Jethro Pickin' and Singin' Medley No. 1 - 2:05
2. Pore-ol-koo-liger - 2:35
3. Sixteen Tons - 2:12
4. Cold, Cold Heart No. 2 - 2:42
5. He'll Have To Go - 2:27

    SIDE B:
1. Your Clobbered Heart - 2:28
2. You Tell Her, I Stutter - 2:45
3. I Really Don't Want To Know - 3:05
4. So Long (It's Been Good To Know Yuh) - 2:04

    SIDE C:
1. Yaller Rose Of Texas, You All - 2:00
2. Let Me Go, Blubber - 2:22
3. Hut Sut Song - 2:06
4. Mister Sandman - 2:00
5. Does The Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor 2:45
    (On The Bedpost Overnight)

    SIDE D:
1. Slow Poke No. 2 - 2:39
2. The Battle Of Kookamonga - 2:30
3. Settin' The Woods On Fire No. 2 - 3:13
4. Goodnight Irene - 2:25


HOMER & JETHRO - STRIKE BACK
1962 RCA CAL-707

    SIDE A:
1. Mister Sandman - NT
2. Let Me Go, Blubber - NT
3. Oh, My Pappy - NT
4. Gone - NT
5. Oh, Babe! - NT
6. Sound Off No. 2 (The Duckworth Chant) - NT

    SIDE B:
1. The Battle Of Kookamonga - NT
2. Li'l Ole Kiss Of Fire - NT
3. Unhappy Day - NT
4. Too Young - NT
5. I Really Don't Want To Know - NT
6. Does The Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor
    (On The Bedpost Overnight)


HOMER & JETHRO - THE BEST OF HOMER AND JETHRO
1966 RCA LSP-3474 (e)

    SIDE A:
1. The Battle Of Kookamonga - 2:36
2. Let Me Go, Blubber - 2:21
3. Pore Ole Koo-liger - 2:34
4. Cold, Cold Heart No. 2 - 2:42
5. Baby, It's Cold Outside - 2:51
6. I'm Movin' On No. 2 - 2:10

    SIDE B:
1. Sixteen Tons - 2:11
2. He'll Have To Go - 2:27
3. Mister Sandman - 2:00
4. (How Much Is) That Hound Dog In The Window - 2:45
5. Hart Brake Motel - 2:14
6. Jam-bowl-liar - 2:38

HOMER & JETHRO - THE HUMOROUS SIDE OF COUNTRY MUSIC
1963 RCA CAS-768 (e)

    SIDE A:
1. Poor Ole Koo-liger - 2:35
2. Yaller Rose Of Texas, You All - 2:00
3. Cold, Cold Heart No. 2 - 2:42
4. Sixteen Tons - 2:12
5. The Ballad Of Davy Crewcut - 2:08
6. He'll Have To Go - 2:27

    SIDE B:
1. Yore Clobbered Heart - 2:28
2. Slow Poke No. 2 - 2:39
3. Tennessee Border No. 2 - 2:35
4. Screen Door (Green Door) - 2:25
5. Unhappy Day - 2:31
6. Homer and Jethro Pickin' and Singin' Medley No. 1 - 2:05


HOMER & JETHRO - SONGS TO TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE
1966 RCA CAS-948 (e)

    SIDE A:
1. You Tell Her, I Stutter - 2:45
2. The Nutty Lady Of Shady Lane - 2:29
3. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - 1:53
4. Malady Of Love - 3:03
5. Listen To The Gooney Bird - 2:31

    SIDE B:
1. Throw Mama From The Train (A Kiss, A Kiss) - 2:05
2. They Were Doin' The Mambo - 2:22
3. Hay Schmo! - 2:15
4. Don't Sing Along (On Top Of Old Smokey) - 2:50
5. Houn' Dawg - 1:56

HOMER & JETHRO - NASHVILLE CATS
1967 RCA LSP-3822

    SIDE A:
1. Nashville Cats - 2:40
2. Laugh It Up - 2:12
3. No Matter Where You Go - 2:20
4. Go To Hal - 2:27
5. The Square Song - 2:00
6. He's Goin' Down - 2:31

    SIDE B:
1. She Loves You - 2:20
2. Hillbilly Hands - 1:59
3. Winchester Cathedral - 2:25
4. Doctor Quincy Quack - 2:27
5. Pusan U (Sioux City Sue) - 2:50
6. Playin' Checkers With My Poodle - 2:25

HOMER & JETHRO - SONGS FOR THE OUT CROWD
1967 RCA CAS-2137 (e)

    SIDE A:
1. Settin' The Woods On Fire No. 2 - 3:13
2. Love And Marriage - 2:18
3. The Music Goes Round And Round - 2:35
4. Your Feet's Too Big - 1:53
5. Sifting Whimpering Sands - 2:45

    SIDE B:
1. Flat Foot Floogie - 2:21
2. At The Flop - 2:22
3. Hut Sut Song - 2:06
4. When It's Tooth Pickin' Time In False Teeth Valley - 2:16
5. Mairzy Doats - 2:23

HOMER & JETHRO - LIFE CAN BE MISERABLE
1959 RCA LPM-1880

    SIDE A:
1. Oh, Lonesome Me - NT
2. Life Can Be Miserable - NT
3. There's An Empty Hangar In My Closet Tonight - NT
4. The Drafted Volunteer - NT
5. Don't Monkey Around My Widder - NT
6. She's Went And Gone Away - NT

    SIDE B:
1. Love Is The Craziest Thing - NT
2. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - NT
3. Oh, That's Terrible - NT
4. I Don't Think My Gal Loves Me Anymore - NT
5. I'll Go On A Diet Tomorrow - NT
6. The Monkey And The Baboon - NT


HOMER & JETHRO - SONGS MY MOTHER NEVER SANG
1961 RCA LPM-2286

    SIDE A:
1. Among My Souvineers - 3:12
2. Sweet Violets - 2:04
3. Come Here, Little Wifey - 2:33
4. The Tattooed Lady - 2:53
5. Please Help Me I'm Falling - 2:20
6. How Come There's No Dog Day? - 1:55

    SIDE B:
1. I Love Your Pizza - 2:38
2. Don't Jump Off The Roof Dad - 3:07
3. Will You Love Me When 2:33
4. She Was Bitten On The Udder By An Adder - 3:33
5. In The Shade Of The Apple Tree - 5:07

HOMER & JETHRO - THE PLAYBOY SONG
1969 RCA CAS 2315

    SIDE A:
1. Goodnight, Irene - 2:25
2. After The Hangover's Over - 2:20
3. Jimmy Drinks Corn - 2:14
4. Rye Whiskey - 2:04
5. I Don't Give A Hoot (For The Nanny) - 2:45

    SIDE B:
1. Fractured Folk Song - 2:50
2. So Long (It's Been Good To Know Yuh) - 2:41
3. The Funny Farm - 1:52
4. The Playboy Song - 3:23
5. Mama Don't Whip Little Buford - 2:38

HOMER & JETHRO - AT THE COUNTRY CLUB
1960 RCA LSP-2181

    SIDE A:
1. Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs - NT
2. Let Me Go, Blubber - NT
3. Fascination - NT
4. Sixteen Tons - NT
5. Lullaby Of Bird Dog - NT
6. C-Jam Blues - NT
7. The Billboard Song - NT

TIME: 22:41

    SIDE B:
1. Yaller Rose Of Texas, You All - NT
2. San Antonio Rose - NT
3. Battle Of Kookamonga - NT
4. (How Much Is) That Hound Dog In The Window - NT
5. Skater's Waltz - NT
6. Hartbrake Motel - NT

TIME: 21:48


HOMER & JETHRO - AT THE CONVENTION
1962 RCA LPM-2492

    SIDE A:
1. Country Music Blues - NT
2. San Antonio Rose - NT
3. Tennessee Waltz - NT
4. He'll Have To Go - NT
5. Sink The Bismarck - NT
6. Nola - NT
7. National Emblem March - NT
8. Malaguena - NT

    SIDE B:
1. I Fall To Pieces - NT
2. Flower Of The Wildwood - NT
3. Sad Movies Make Me Cry - NT
4. Ellie Mae - NT


HOMER & JETHRO - WILL DRIVE YOU NUTS
19-- KING HF 639

    SIDE A:
1. Five Minutes More - NT
2. Always - NT
3. Donkey Serenade - NT
4. Glow Worm - NT
5. I'm Glad I Waited For You - NT
6. For Sentimental Reasons - NT

    SIDE B:
1. Night And Day - NT
2. Symphony - NT
3. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - NT
4. Margie - NT
5. I'll Close My Eyes - NT
6. Managua, Nicaragua - NT


HOMER & JETHRO - ZANY SONGS OF THE 30'S
19__ RCA LSP-2355

    SIDE A:
1. Flat Foot Floogie - NT
2. Three Little Fishes - NT
3. Friendship - NT
4. Hold Tight - NT
5. Hut Sut Song - NT
6. Dipsy Doodle - NT

    SIDE B:
1. I'm An Old Cowhond - NT
2. Mairzy Doats - NT
3. Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes - NT
4. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - NT
5. Your Feet's Too Big - NT
6. The Music Goes Round And Round


HOMER AND JETHRO - HOMER AND JETHRO
19__ Guest Star Records

SIDE A: NOT ALL BY H&J

1. Boll Weevil - H&J
2. Ground Hog - H&J
3. Sharp Shooting Gal - NT
4. Chip off your shoulder - NT
5. Turkey in the straw - NT

SIDE: B

1. Cielito Lindo - H&J
2. Rye whiskey - H&J
3. Chicken in the pan - NT
4. They're laughing at me - NT
5. On top of old smokey - NT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 06:47 PM

Another one...

HOMER & JETHRO-GO WEST

01 - Ballad Of Joe Bean
02 - Down In The Alley
03 - El Paso Dos
04 - Freida On The Freeway
05 - Home On The Range #2
06 - I've Got No Use For The Women
07 - My Darling Still
08 - Oh Top Forty (Oh Susannah)
09 - Ol' Paint
10 - Roll On Deoderant
11 - Streets Of Wehawken
12 - Whoop-i-Ti-Yi-Yo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 07:22 PM

I burn a lot of RARE 45s, 78s and LPs to CD
for two local music pals,
including these Homer & Jethro LPS


HOMER & JETHRO-THE WORST OF
1958 RCA LPM-1560

SIDE 1:
01 - Hey There
02 - Baby, It's Cold Outside
03 - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs
04 - Pal-Yat-Chee
05 - The Huckle Buck
06 - The Billboard Song

SIDE 2:
01 - I'm Movin' On NO. 2
02 - Love And Marriage
03 - Hart Brake Motel
04 - (How Much Is) That Hound Dog In The Window
05 - Jam-Bowl-Liar
06 - You Belong To Me No. 2


HOMER & JETHRO-FRACTURED FOLK SONGS
1964 RCA LPM-2954

SIDE 1:
01 - Little Maggie
02 - Mama Don't Whip Little Buford
03 - The Playboy Song
04 - I Don't Give A Hoot (For The Nanny)
05 - So Long (It's Been Good To Know Yuh!)
06 - Goodnight Irene

SIDE 2:
01 - Why Don't You Wash Your Feet
02 - After The Hanging's Over
03 - Rye Whiskey
04 - Fractured Folk Songs
05 - Jimmy Drinks Corn
06 - The Funny Farm


HOMER & JETHRO-ANY NEWS FROM NASHVILLE
1966 RCA LSP-3538

SIDE 1:
01 - I Can't Afford To Be A Star
02 - It Makes No Difference Now
03 - Finished Musicians
04 - I Can Do Without Nashville
05 - Number One Fan
06 - The Lousiest Record

SIDE 2:
01 - The Folk Singer Song
02 - Dear Don Bowman
03 - Sweet Words (I Love you)
04 - Hallelujah I'm A Bum
05 - Act Naturally
06 - Any News From Nashville?


HOMER & JETHRO-BAREFOOT BALLADS
19__ STETSON HAT 3068 (German Import)

SIDE 1:
01 - Cigareetes, Whusky And Wild, Wild Women
02 - The West Virginny Hills
03 - Sweet Fern
04 - I'll Go Chasin' Women
05 - The Forzen Logger
06 - Ground Hog

SIDE 2:
01 - Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Of Me
02 - Boll Weevil No. 2
03 - High Geared Daddy
04 - Dig Me A Grave In Missouri
05 - Tennessee, Tennessee
06 - Down Where The Watermelons Grow


HOMER & JETHRO-FRACTURE FRANK LOESSER
19__ RCA LPM-3112

SIDE 1:
01 - My Darling, My Darling
02 - Once In Love With Amy
03 - A Bushel And A Peck
04 - If I Were A Bell

SIDE 2:
01 - The Moon Of Manakoora
02 - On A Slow Boat To China
03 - Baby, It's Cold Outside
04 - Have I Stayed Away Too Long


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 07:49 PM

Some of the Homer and Jethro songs: found here on the DT and in the Forum


Daddy Played First Base
So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh (1)
So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh! (2)
Sioux City Sue
Li'l Ole Kiss of Fire
Movin' On (2)
How Much Is that Hound Dog in the Window
The Billboard Song (3)
THE BATTLE OF CAMP KOOKAMONGA
Homer & Jethro
Please Help Me I'm Fallin'
Pal-Yat-Chee
Mama Don't Whip Little Buford
Yaller Rose of Texas
Ppor Ol' Koo-liger
Flower of the Wildwood
The Square Song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 Nov 02 - 07:50 PM

Are there particular ones you are looking for, Fred?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,PEPE -from Spain-
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 04:02 PM

I laughed a lot the first time I heard "HEY GOOD LOOKIN' #2". I wondered if Hank Williams's was really better but I think this pair's is still better. But my English's not too good to understand the complete song lyrics. Can anybody help me? Thanks in advance.
P.S. For music crazes, I invited you to hear Chet Atkins rendition of "SWEET GEORGIA BROWN" to understand how great musicien they were!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: COLD COLD HEART (Homer & Jethro)
From: Gene
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 11:18 PM

Cold Cold Heart
Homer & Jethro

I tried so hard my dear to show
That you're my ev'ry dream [....]
yet every time I see your face
It makes me want to scream [....]
You look much better to me, dear
The farther we're apart [....]
yore liver may be warm but you
Have got a Cold Cold Heart [....]

You'll never know how much it hurts
to see you sit and cry
but you could cry much better
If you had another eye
one look at you and I am thru
It makes my eyeball smart
I wish that you'd fall off your broom
And break your Cold Cold Heart

There was a time one look at you
Could make my heart sing
Now every time I look at you I think
I found 'THE THING'
when I see you walk in the room
It makes the tear drops start
Why don't you go sit on a stove
And melt your cold cold heart ...

Note. [....] = sound effects


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Gene
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 11:19 PM

they were posted here earlier...

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2854&messages=95

didnt see the thread...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,FullMoon
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 10:14 PM

Been looking for one not listed here: The Girl From Possum Holler (tune of Girl from Ipanema) All I can remember is

Short and fat and squat and ugly
The girl from Possum Holler goes walkin
And when she passes, each one she passes goes
Bleeecch

When you see her walkin from the back
It looks like two pigs fightin in a 'tater sack
And when she passes, each one she passes goes
Bleeecch

Oh, wow that girl is so ugly
She has an excess of ugly
How can one girl be so ugly
Every day when she walks to the crick
Even the (catfish?) get sick....

Not sure about that last line. I'm trying to think back 40 years here!

BTW, when Homer died, Jethro did a wonderful job working with Steve Goodman for quite a few years.

Blessings!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,JackTinWNY
Date: 20 Oct 07 - 01:21 AM

I can't really find any reference on the Internet to prove that Homer & Jethro actually sang "Phfft! You Were Gone." It appears to me that Bob Newman sang this song on his "The Kentucky Colonel" album in 1959. He is listed as a comedian (http://www.hillbilly-music.com/groups/story/index.php?groupid=12013) so this is probably where the first parody was done. Of course, later versions of this song appeared by Archie Campbell on his "Have A Laugh On Me" album in 1966, and by Buck Owens on his "Too Old To Cut The Mustard" album in 1972. This latter album was released after Hee Haw aired. If you have an actual album name and date where Homer & Jethro sang this song, please post it here. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,Eric and Celesta
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 10:32 PM

Does anyone know of the song that has the lyrics, "Gitty up Mullie we've got to find Julie"? We think that is some of the lyrics but we are not sure of the name of the song. Can anyone help us out?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 07:35 AM

This discography lists a 45rpm record called GOTTA FIND JULIE by Lonzo & Oscar from 1959.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Gene
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 12:35 AM

some more PFFFFT you were gone lyrics...in case anyone out there
still sings it...

You had six kids and I had eleven
And we had eight more just a bloomin' like flowers
I wish you'd come back and help me my darlin'
Your kids and my kids are beatin' up ours.

Where, oh where, are you tonight,
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over and I thought I'd found true love
You met another and PFFFT! you were gone.

---------------------------------------------------------------

Your paw was a drinker and it made him look awful
Your poor old mother, the looks he would give her
Bags under his eyes, I remember he looked like
A butcher peekin' over two pounds of liver.

Where, oh where, are you tonight,
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over and I thought I'd found true love
You met another and PFFFT! you were gone.

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 11:52 AM

I want to reiterate GUEST,JackTinWNY's comment: I know of no evidence that Homer & Jethro actually sang PHFFT! YOU WERE GONE.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,wanita
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 07:55 PM

I'm looking for word to, "Will you love me when" Help please!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SANTA CLAUS THE ORIGINAL HIPPIE (H & J)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 12:28 PM

Transcribed from a sound file found with SkreemR.org (a useful search engine you might want to bookmark).

The tune reminds me of PAPA'S ON THE HOUSETOP, but not quite the same.


SANTA CLAUS THE ORIGINAL HIPPIE
Homer and Jethro

1. Well, who wore long hair and a fuzzy beard
Before any hippie was ever here,
From patent leather boots and psychedelic clothes
And little granny glasses upon his nose?
Santy Claus, the original hippie.

2. Motorcycle gangs with wide leather belts,
Funny-lookin' caps, their prides would melt
If they could take a look at Santy Claus's buckle.
His belly's all pot. That's why he can chuckle?
Santy Claus, the original hippie.

BRIDGE: Who is the guy who could always fly
Long before the Wright brothers learned to try?
He's been takin' trips since 1583,
And he can take a trip without LSD.

3. Who wears a collar and cuffs of fur?
For all we know, there's beads under there,
'Cause he was the first to smell hippie clothes.
That's why his finger's up against his nose?
Santy Claus, the original hippie.

REPEAT BRIDGE AND VERSE 3

Hip, hip, hip, hippie.
Hip, hip, hip, hippie. (FADE)

[Recorded by Homer & Jethro on "Cool Crazy Christmas" (Victor LSP 4001, 1968).]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 12:40 PM

p.s. Before I go any further, I should state that, in response to Wanita's request, I searched for WILL YOU LOVE ME WHEN, and all I found was the information that it was recorded by Homer & Jethro on their album "Songs My Mother Never Sang" (RCA Victor LPM 2286, 1961). I failed to find any online recordings or lyrics.

However, I did find several other songs, and I will be posting them shortly.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BOLL WEEVIL (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 01:46 PM

This isn't so much a parody as one version of a whole family of related folk songs, some of which are given in this thread: Lyr Add: Mister Boll Weevil.

My transcription from the recording found at WFMU's Beware of the Blog:


BOLL WEEVIL

Oh, the boll weevil an' the little black bug come from Mexico, they say,
Come all the way to Texas, just a-lookin' for a place to stay,
Just a-lookin' for a home, just a-lookin' for a home.

The first time I see the boll weevil, he was settin' on the square.
The next time I see the boll weevil, got all his fam'ly there,
Just a-lookin' for a home, just a-lookin' for a home.

The farmer say to the weevil, "What makes your head so red?"
The weevil say to the farmer, "It's a wonder I ain't dead,
Just a-lookin' for a home, just a-lookin' for a home."

The captain say to the missus, "What do you think of that?
The boll weevil done made a nest in my best Sunday hat.
Why not have a home? Why not have a home?"

The boll weevil got half the cotton. The merchant got the rest.
Didn't leave the farmer's wife but one ol' cotton dress.
It's full o' holes. It's full o' holes.

If anyone should ask you who was it made this song,
Just say that Homer and Jethro have done been here and gone,
Just a-lookin' for a home, just a-lookin' for a home.


[Originally recorded by Homer & Jethro as a 78-rpm record, (a) DON'T LET YOUR SWEET LOVE DIE, b/w (b) BOLL WEEVIL, King 583, 1947. It is also on their album "The Best of Homer & Jethro: Hall of Fame 2001," Federal Records 501, 2002.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHAT A LOUSY DAY WAS YESTERDAY (H & J)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 04:13 PM

I don't recognize the tune of this one, so I don't know if it's a parody or an original tune.

Here's my transcription from the recording found on this page. (or click to play)


WHAT A LOUSY DAY WAS YESTERDAY

1. What a lousy day was yesterday!
Only yesterday my skies were blue.
Daddy broke my fav'rite Beatle record,
And he made me get a get a haircut too.

2. Only yesterday I went to school.
Teacher said I acted like a fool;
Asked me who cut down the cherry tree.
I said, "Teacher dear, it wasn't me."

BRIDGE 1: All my luck is bad; my life is just one big mistake.
I'd go out and hang myself but I know the rope would break.

3. What a lousy day was yesterday!
Daddy gave my little dog away.
They bought a brand new home and left me flat,
And they won't even tell me where it's at.

BRIDGE 2: Day late and a dollar short; my life has been like this.
I'd go out and shoot myself but I know that I would miss.

4. Only yesterday I learned my lesson:
Always keep on hopin' for the best.
If you ever need a friend, just try and find one,
'Cause a friend in need ain't nothin' but a pest.

What a lousy day was yesterday!
What a lousy day was yesterday!
What a lousy day was yesterday! (FADE)

[Sung by Homer & Jethro on the album "Wanted for Murder" (RCA 3673, 1966).]


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Subject: Lyr Add: GONNA SEND 'EM HOME (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 05:44 PM

My transcription of the recording found at WFMU's Beware of the Blog (or click to play).

The song seems to be a parody of BOLL WEEVIL*, but they sing it at a faster tempo than BOLL WEEVIL is usually done, and they squeeze in more syllables per line than BOLL WEEVIL has.


GONNA SEND 'EM HOME

1. Oh, the Beatles are four hairy guys and they came from Liverpool.
They play geetars and harmonize like Johnson's old gray mule.
Gonna send 'em home. Gonna send 'em home.

2. Now the first time I saw the four Beatles, they were singin' on the video tape.
Ol' Jack Paar** said, "Here they are," and the whole wide world went ape.
Gonna send 'em home. Gonna send 'em home.

3. The next time I seen the four Beatles, on the really-really-really big show,***
I didn't hear one single tune 'cause the kids were screamin' so.
Gonna send 'em home. Gonna send 'em home.

4. The Beatles got the money. They really hit it big,
But after income taxes, all they had was four black wigs.
Gonna send 'em home. Gonna send 'em home.

5. They're millionaires, they tell us. They made it overnight,
And if you think we're jealous, you're absolutely right.
Gonna send 'em home. Gonna send 'em home.

6. Now acts may come and acts may go, but get this on your mind:
When they come back to the USA, I'll shore be hard to find.
Gonna disappear?while they are here.


[* I wonder if a subtle pun inspired their choice of tune: Beatle = beetle = weevil?

[** Jack Paar showed a film (not video tape) that he obtained from the BBC on his prime-time TV show "The Jack Paar Program," January 3, 1964.

[*** The Beatles appeared live on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9, 1964. "Really big show" was a catch-phrase often attributed to Sullivan.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: WANTED FOR MURDER (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 07:53 PM

My transcription from the recording found at WFMU's Beware of the Blog - click to play:


WANTED FOR MURDER

CHORUS: We're wanted for murder, wanted for murder,
Wanted for murder by the song-writin' clan.
We massacre their purty tunes,
Amputate their moons and Junes,*
Sing the songs like crazy loons,
We're wanted for murder by the songwriters of our land.

1. It started with "Over the Rainbow." For that we should be hung.
You'd never recognize it as the song that Judy sung.
Then we murdered "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and shore caused quite a fuss.
For that crime we had little Juney Carter a-helpin' us. CHORUS

2. Well the battle of ol' New Orleans may go down in history,
But "The Battle of Kookamonga" was our best atrocity.
And then we sunk the Bismarck in our own way. That's a fact.
Now the writer of it bought a gun. Don't tell him where we're at.

3. That doggie in the winder, we hound-dogged him real good,
And "Poor Ol' Koo-Liger," we set fire to his wood.
Take warnin', you songwriters from New York to Nashville.
We're scourin' all the latest hits for a brand-new song to kill. CHORUS


[* Moon and June are the proverbially clichéd rhyming words too frequently used by lazy or uncreative songwriters.]

[From Homer & Jethro's album "Wanted for Murder" (1966).]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 06:00 PM

Updating the Homer & Jethro Recordings.

\HOMER & JETHRO\

[Homer & Jethro - Nothin' Like An Old Hippie]
[Homer & Jethro - Old Crusty Minstrels]
[Homer & Jethro - Ooh That's Corny]
[Homer & Jethro - The Far-Out World Of]
[Homer & Jethro - Wanted For Murder]
[Homer & Jethro - King Years (1946-1948)]


Homer & Jethro - Nothin' Like An Old Hippie\

Four Rooms and Path.mp3
Hill Billy Hippie.mp3
I Couldn't Spell Pfft.mp3
I Crept Into The Crypt And Cried.mp3
I Taught Her Everything She Knows.mp3
Indian Trader.mp3
It Ain't No Fun To Be A Pigeon.mp3
Owed To Don Bowman.mp3
That Little Boy Of Mine.mp3
The Hootin' Holler Hilton Bar & Grill.mp3
The Second Hundred Years.mp3
World's Oldest Teenager.mp3


Homer & Jethro - Old Crusty Minstrels\

01 - King Of The Camp.mp3
02 - Red Roses For A Blue Lady.mp3
03 - Cotton Fields.mp3
04 - She Broke My Heart At Walgreens.mp3
05 - The Old Potato Peel Booze.mp3
06 - The Chase Is On.mp3
07 - (I'm Gonna Live In) The Great Society.mp3
08 - Charlie Cheated On His Income Tax.mp3
09 - The One On The Right Is On The Left.mp3
10 - Egg Eatin' Dog.mp3
11 - People Who Like People.mp3
12 - Camp Runamuck.mp3


Homer & Jethro - Ooh That's Corny\

Bread N Gravy.mp3
Does Anybody Here Play The Piano.mp3
Dont Go In The Lions Cage Tonight.mp3
H&J Front that's corny.jpg
H&J Front.jpg
I Cant Tell My Heart.mp3
I Never See Maggie Alone.mp3
Im The Guy.mp3
Ive Got Tears In My Ears From Lying On My Back Crying Over You.mp3
Mama Get The Hammer Theres A Fly On Babys He.mp3
Ooh Thats Corny.mp3
She Made Toothpicks Of The Timber Of My Heart.mp3
The Charms Of This Town Aint For Me.mp3
When Banana Skins Are Falling.mp3


Homer & Jethro - The Far-Out World Of\

01 - Daddy Played First Base.MP3
02 - The Ballad Of Roger Miller.MP3
03 - I Want My Rib.MP3
04 - A Drummer's Nightmare.MP3
05 - The Gal From Possum Holler (The Girl From Ipanema).MP3
06 - Fer The Good Times.MP3
07 - Act Naturally.MP3
08 - When A Man Loves A Woman.MP3
09 - Don't It Make You Wanna Leave Home.MP3
10 - We Didn't Make It Through The Night.MP3


Homer & Jethro - Wanted For Murder\

01 - I Love You Drops.mp3
02 - No Hair Sam (Mohair Sam).mp3
03 - He Loves Me.mp3
04 - I Want To Go With You.mp3
05 - Wanted For Murder.mp3
06 - Great Men Repeat Themselves.mp3
07 - I Dont Flirt Anymore.mp3
08 - Drop Dead Little Darlin.mp3
09 - Lying Time.mp3
10 - Tiger By The Tail.mp3
11 - Good Little Boys.mp3
12 - What A Lousy Day Was Yesterday.mp3


Homer & Jethro - King Years (1946-1948)\

01 - King 571A - Five Minutes More.mp3
02 - King 571B - Rye Whiskey.mp3
03 - King 583A - Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die.mp3
04 - King 583B - Boll Weevil.mp3
05 - King 596A - Over the Rainbow.mp3
06 - King 596B - Ground Hog.mp3
07 - King 615A - For Sentimental Reasons.mp3
08 - King 615B - Cielito Lindo.mp3
09 - King 620A - Managua, Nicaragua.mp3
10 - King 620B - Bill Bailey.mp3
11 - King 623A - I'll Close My Eyes.mp3
12 - King 623B - Symphony.mp3
13 - King 659A - Donkey Serenade.mp3
14 - King 659B - Fly Birdie Fly.mp3
15 - King 682A - Three Nights Experience.mp3
16 - King 682B - I Wonder Whos Kissing Her Now.mp3
17 - King 695A - (Don't Telephone, Don't Telegraph) Tell a Woman.mp3
18 - King 695B - Oh, You Beautiful Doll.mp3
19 - King 701A - Gotta See Mama Every Night.mp3
20 - King 701B - It Bruised Her Somewhat.mp3
21 - King 721A - Glow Worm.mp3
22 - King 721B - It's A Bloody War.mp3
23 - King 731A - Blue Tail Fly.mp3
24 - King 731B - All Night Long.mp3
25 - King 749A - I Feel That Old Age Creeping On.mp3
26 - King 749B - Goodbye Old Booze.mp3
27 - King 773A - The Girl On The Police Gazette.mp3
28 - King 773B - Poor Little Liza, Poor Girl.mp3
29 - King 809A - Poor Little Liza, Poor Girl.mp3
30 - King 809AA - Always.mp3
31 - King 1216A - Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die.mp3
32 - King 1216B - When It's Long Handle Time In Tennessee.mp3

Gene


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 09:02 PM

Thanks Gene, but no links came thru - where is this stuff?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:14 PM

See this thread: Lyr Add: THE MOON OF MANAKOORA (Loesser/Newman) for the original song as well as Homer & Jethro's parody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 08:32 PM

See Lyr Add: IF I WERE A BELL (Frank Loesser) for the original as well as Homer & Jethro's parody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Gene
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 12:57 PM

and this one...

Homer & Jethro - Any News From Nashville

01 - Act Naturally.mp3
02 - Number One Fan.mp3
03 - Sweet Words.mp3
04 - The Folk Singer Song.mp3
05 - Hallelujah Im A Bum.mp3
06 - It Makes No Difference Now.mp3
07 - Finished Musicians.mp3
08 - The Lousiest Record.mp3
09 - Dear Don Bowman.mp3
10 - Any News From Nashville.mp3
11 - I Cant Afford To Be A Star.mp3
12 - I Can Do Without Nashville.mp3

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Crowhugger
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 11:05 PM

For straight discography it's much easier here. But only 3 clickies for listening, more than I found anywhere else!

Searching for mp3's by these guys I've found nothing. So far...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 02:08 PM

See Lyr Add: MY DARLING, MY DARLING (Frank Loesser) for the original as well as H&J's parody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 01:05 PM

Hey kids! I just discovered that The Internet Archive has a collection of about 50 Homer & Jethro songs. About 10 of them have never been posted at Mudcat; I have transcribed them and will be posting the lyrics here soon. A few of them seem to come from radio or TV broadcasts and apparently have never been released as records.

Happy listening! and keep watching this thread for lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CIELITO LINDO (from Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 01:09 PM

The original of this is in the DT: CIELITO LINDO by Quirino Mendoza y Cortez.

This is an odd one in that it mostly isn't meant to be funny. Only the last verse contains a joke, and a feeble one at that.


CIELITO LINDO
As sung by Homer & Jethro.

1. In Mexico, 'neath the mountains' glow,
To the plains below comes a maiden.
What a prize, with her laughing eyes
And her tender sighs, romance laden.

CHORUS: Ay-ay-ay-ay, beautiful heaven.
Your golden voice makes my heart rejoice
And if I'm your choice, that means heaven.

2. An arrow flies through the angry skies
While two roguish eyes are a-gleamin'.
Cupid's dart now has pierced my heart,
And when we're apart, I keep dreamin'. CHORUS

3. She left Mexico to go with a show
With Homer an' Jethro an' Pedro.
She didn't know that there'd be no show.
She wound up singin' a solo. CHORUS TWICE.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DOCTOR QUINCY QUACK (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 01:11 PM

I don't recognize the tune of this one, so I don't know if it's a parody. This song came out in 1967, so it could not have been inspired by the American TV series called "Quincy, M.E." that ran from 1976 to 1983.


DOCTOR QUINCY QUACK
As sung by Homer & Jethro

1. There's a doctor in our town.
He's a cut-up. He's a clown,
A master with a story or a joke.
He does gags and imitations
While doin' operations.
He keeps his patients laughin' till they croak.

2. Doctor Quack will never fail you.
He'll cure whatever ails you,
Or otherwise, he'll give your money back;
And, in case it's necessary,
He'll call the mortuary,
Our funny fam'ly doctor, Quincy Quack.

3. He devoted all his skill
In developing a pill
To pep up pooped-out people instantly.
Well, it pepped 'em up all right.
They got higher than a kite.
They had to sober up on LSD.

4. Once when I was feelin' low,
To this doctor I did go.
He said, "I'll make you well if there's a chance.
I will cure or I will kill you.
Either way, I'll have to bill you;
Therefore, you'll have to pay me in advance."

REPEAT 2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 02:08 PM

Look here: Lyr Add: ROLL ON, DEODORANT, ROLL ON (Homer & Jethro)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THAT TIRED RUN-DOWN FEELING (Homer&Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 02:30 PM

Here's another song where I don't recognize the tune, and therefore suspect that it is not a parody.


THAT TIRED RUN-DOWN FEELING
As sung by Homer & Jethro.

1. Now the reason our courts are full of divorces and we're havin' more an' more each day,
Well it ain't 'cause couples can't get along like you hear most people say.
If the truth was known our nation wide what starts a marriage reelin'
Too many people have up an' got that tired run-down feelin'.

CHORUS: Tired in the mornin', tired at night.
It's the truth, it's the truth, it's the truth, so help me.
You know I'm a-tellin' you right.
When you got no vigor an' you got no pep,
A good spring tonic will help you to
Get rid of that tired run-down feelin'.

2. Now old Napoleon couldn't 'a' done what he done back when he was a young man,
When he went through Europe like a scalded dog and he conquered 'most all the land.
He led his army on a big white horse, now hist'ry is revealin'.
Old Nay-poleon never had that tired run-down feelin'.

3. Niagara Falls is a wonderful place to go on a honeymoon.
That's where I went many years ago. I think it was in June.
Someday I plan to go there again before I'm old and reelin'.
I don't wanta make that trip with that tired run-down feelin'.


[The oldest use I can find of the phrase "tired, run-down feeling" is in a 1920 report by the US Department of Chemistry (probably a predecessor of the Food and Drug Administration) where it quotes an advertisement for a patent nostrum called Parto-Glory, which had been seized and destroyed on the uncontested charge that it was mislabeled.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: UP YOURS (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 02:34 PM

Again, I can't identify the tune, so it might not be a parody:


UP YOURS
As sung by Homer & Jethro.

1. All the poor folks were complainin' so the president declared
We'll have war on poverty and this land's blessings will be shared.
Now the unemployment office can be found in your phone book.
If they can't find a job for you, they'll pay you while they look.

CHORUS: I upped my income. Up yours.
You too can shop in the best stores.
No more a-knockin' at those back doors.
I upped my income. Up yours.

2. I used to gather rags and I would sell 'em by the pound,
But I haven't since the Great Society has come around.
A professional selector of pre-owned materi-ile,
But a rag-picker's not listed in the unemployment files.

3. I used to slave away at the profession that I had.
Everybody looked down on me, but it wasn't all that bad.
The welfare man said I was underprivileged and suppressed,
And he showed me how to write my name on unemployment checks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU SMELL LIKE TURTLES (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 02:43 PM

YOU SMELL LIKE TURTLES
As sung by Homer & Jethro.
Tune: SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE a.k.a. VILLIKINS AND HIS DINAH.

1. I live in the swamplands, just me an' my hounds.
Huntin' an' fishin', I live and I scrounge.
I see my girlfriend on Saturday night.
Here's what she says when I hold her so tight:

CHORUS: You smell like turtles, catfish, an' frogs.
You smell like muskrats an' wet huntin' dogs.
You smell like swamp gas, crawdads, an' hogs.
You smell like turtles, catfish, an' frogs.

2. The gal that I love is called Swamp-Fire Sue.
Her eyes are patriotic; they're red, white, and blue.
Eyes like an eagle, a proud lion's heart,
She's strong as an ox but she ain't quite as smart.

3. I try to accept things in life with a smile.
The swamp just grew on me an' lingered awhile.
The swamp's full o' skeeters; they're jumbo in size,
But they can't get near me because of the flies.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOUR CLOBBERED HEART (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 02:51 PM

YOUR CLOBBERED HEART
As sung by Homer & Jethro.
Tune: YOUR CHEATIN' HEART by Hank Williams

1. Your cheatin' lungs will collapse on you.
So will your heart, an' your gizzard, too.
You'll walk the floor like Ernest Tubb
Till you are wore down to a nub.

CHORUS 1: When tears come down like fallin' rain,
They'll splatter on your varicose veins.
But sleep won't come; you'll toss an' roll
Till your eyes look like two gopher holes.

2. Your feet an' heart are cold as ice.
You never treat me very nice.
Someday you'll melt; just wait an' see.
Then you'll have water on the knee.

CHORUS 2: You'll sneeze till you are tied in knots.
You'll have to take distemper shots.
Your head is like a tobacker sack,
So round, so firm, so fully cracked.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 07:25 PM

Look here: Lyr Add: A THOUSAND MILES FROM HERE (Homer & Jethro).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 07:58 PM

Look here: Lyr Add: LA CUCKOO-CARACHA (Homer & Jethro) for a one-verse parody of SOUTH OF THE BORDER (DOWN MEXICO WAY).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 08:52 PM

Look here: Lyr Add: SANTA BABY (parody by Homer & Jethro)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,musicman
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 06:35 AM

anyone have the lyrics to Homer and Jethro:

You Belong to Me

and

Love and Marriage


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU BELONG TO ME (Homer & Jethro)
From: GUEST,musicman
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 07:18 AM

OK. Here is what I think are the lyrics to: "You Belong to Me"

Anyone know the lyrics to Homer and Jethro's "Love and Marriage"?

YOU BELONG TO ME

Bring me paw-paws in a paper poke.
Send me money, darlin', when I'm broke.
Make your will out to me when you croak.
You belong to me.

Eat some garlic and I'll love you still,
'Cause I love you and I always will.
That's why they discovered chlorophyll.
You belong to me.

My poor heart would burn without you.
Maybe you'll get heartburn too; that's true.

Let's cross the ocean in our motor boats.
Climb the mountains like two billy-goats.
Just be careful where you sow your oats.
You belong to me.

She rolled her big blue eyeballs at me.
I picked 'em up and rolled 'em back.
I hate the day I saw the pyramids.
That's the day my heart went on the skids.
Now I've got a wife and thirteen kids.
They belong to me (me an' Jethro).
They belong to me (fifty-fifty).
They belong to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: GUEST,musicman
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 07:28 AM

oops ... I believe the first line should have read


Send me paw paws in a paper poke


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 11:35 AM

Thanks, Musicman!

By the way, the original lyrics to YOU BELONG TO ME, as recorded by Jo Stafford, Patti Page, et al., are posted in this thread: Lyr Add: You Belong to Me (King/Price/Stewart).


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Subject: req/ADD: Homer & Jethro Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 May 13 - 05:56 PM

The previous thread had been drawing a lot of Spam. I'm moving all the "good messages" here, to see if that solves the problem. If you see Spam in this thread, please send me a personal message.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Homer & Jethro Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 May 13 - 09:51 PM

I just posted the lyrics to Homer & Jethro's HOUN' DOG?a parody of the Big Mama Thornton/Elvis Presley song?in a thread about that song, here


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