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Funny songs with a colour in the title

GUEST,Guest 06 Jun 15 - 04:52 PM
GUEST,just a-passin' through 06 Jun 15 - 05:39 PM
Joe Offer 06 Jun 15 - 06:23 PM
Thompson 06 Jun 15 - 06:42 PM
Jack Campin 06 Jun 15 - 07:15 PM
Joe Offer 06 Jun 15 - 10:00 PM
GUEST,Phil 06 Jun 15 - 10:24 PM
Howard Kaplan 06 Jun 15 - 11:22 PM
GUEST,HiLo 07 Jun 15 - 01:20 AM
MGM·Lion 07 Jun 15 - 01:43 AM
GUEST, 07 Jun 15 - 03:17 AM
cnd 07 Jun 15 - 03:30 PM
fat B****rd 07 Jun 15 - 03:55 PM
Bert 07 Jun 15 - 11:31 PM
Leadfingers 08 Jun 15 - 08:15 AM
GUEST, topsie 08 Jun 15 - 09:10 AM
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Subject: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 04:52 PM

Hi Mudcatters
You were very helpful when I last needed a song for a camp, French beautician to sing in the pantomime "Cinderella". Now I need something funny to sing that has a colour in the title for a concert! Please give it a thought - and thanks in advance
Chris Peacock


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,just a-passin' through
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 05:39 PM

May The Bluebird Of Happiness Fly Up Your Nose


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 06:23 PM

John McCutcheon does one called The Red Corvette.


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Thompson
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 06:42 PM

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. And it has the added advantage of a very singable chorus, with a nice "One-two-three-four, stick around, I'll tell you more" run up to it.


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 07:15 PM

Gogol Bordello's Start Wearing Purple.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Start_Wearing_Purple


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 10:00 PM

...and "bikini" is a song that goes over with all audiences, as does Sheb Wooley's "The Purple People Eater."


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 10:24 PM

"Yaller Rose of Texas, You All" - Homer & Jethro

"Bein' Green" - Kermit

"The Little Brown Jug / The Old Gray Mare" - Vernon Dalhart twofer.


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Howard Kaplan
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 11:22 PM

The Little Blue Man
Flying Purple People Eater
Yellow Submarine


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 01:20 AM

Little Red Rented Rowboat !


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 01:43 AM

The Red Flag?


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 03:17 AM

Little white bull (if white counts as a colour)


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: cnd
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 03:30 PM

Well, sort of.

Doc Watson's "Brown's Ferry Blues" has both brown and blue in the title, but doesn't revolve around the colors. Additionally, it has some funny little quips about life.

"The Green Door," while not really a folk song, is about a green door.

Maxwell's Silver Hammer (also not a folk song, really) is a song sung happily by the Beatles about a triple homicide. With a hammer.

Panama Red is perhaps the best song I've offered yet. A country-rock song by NRPS.

Summertime Blues is another song like Brown's Ferry Blues. But it's rockabilly.

White Lightning, by George Jones, can be funny in some parts.

That's it.


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 03:55 PM

"She Wears Red Feathers And a Huly Huly Skirt"
"Tan Shoes And Pink Shoelaces"


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Bert
Date: 07 Jun 15 - 11:31 PM

Lily the pink.


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 08:15 AM

I had a dog , his name was Green , weirdest dog I ever seen
Green he had a greenish skin , four webbed feet and a dorsal fin !


Cant remember where I got that , OR the rest of the song !


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 09:10 AM

Brown boots


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 10:04 AM

A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 01:32 PM

Little Boxes ... There's a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow one ...


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Bert
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 03:15 AM

Brown Boots! That's an old one topsie.


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 06:24 AM

"Brown Boots" is also, surely, not a song but a monologue by Weston & Lee, notably performed by Stanley Holloway -- or is there also a song of that name unknown to me?

& tho Little Boxes lists colours of the eponymous artefacts, they do not occur in the title, as specified in the thread-subject.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 07:19 AM

MGM, you are right about the title of Little Boxes not containing the colours, but if the point is to get an audience to sing about colours it could be a contender.

I first came across Brown Boots as sung/performed by the wonderful Cosmotheka.


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 07:23 AM

Brown Girl in the Ring


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 04:30 AM

I once wrote a song called the "Vomit Blues".
Performed it with a bucket that bore the message "For the Sick".


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 10:34 AM

You're a pink toothbrush. I'm a blue toothbrush.

DC


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 11:11 AM

Green and Yella

DC


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,CupOfTea, No cookies
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 05:00 PM

Peter, Paul & Mary's "I'm in love with a big blue frog"

"Red Roses for a Blue Lady"

"Scarlet Ribbons" or better still, Artisan's parody "Scarlet Raygun"


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 08:36 PM

Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal, http://dmdb.org/lyrics/sherman.folksinger.html#3


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 08:38 PM

Eight Foot Two, Solid Blue. http://dmdb.org/lyrics/sherman.nut.html#11


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 08:39 PM

Is gray a color? When You Are Old And Gray, http://dmdb.org/lyrics/lehrer.revisited.html#10


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Subject: RE: Funny songs with a colour in the title
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 11 Jun 15 - 11:51 AM

The Brown And The Yellow Ale -- which some singer once misheard as The Brown & Yellow Earl, & wrote a wonderfully point-missing sleevenote about the historical and heraldic & symbolic significance of the colours in the supposed earl's escutcheon. It is in fact a mock-pathetic song about a man with an unfaithful wife, ending with the IMO charming last verse

If it wasn't that my own dear mother was a woman
(Oh the brown and the yellow ale)
I could tell you many more fine songs about the women
(Oh oh love of my heart)


The ales which form the ongoing burden being presumably intended for him to drown his cuckolded sorrows in!

Good versions on youtube by Luke Kelly & Dominic Behan.

n fact, I find that is the version which has mistakenly got into the DT, together with that absurd note It isn't right [listen to those versions I cite above], and should be emended.

≈M≈


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