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Lyr Req: Waltzing Around in the Nude (McCormack)

topical tom 16 Oct 15 - 03:37 PM
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GUEST,# 16 Oct 15 - 04:26 PM
topical tom 16 Oct 15 - 04:39 PM
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Tattie Bogle 16 Oct 15 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,# 16 Oct 15 - 07:03 PM
Genie 17 Oct 15 - 05:11 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Oct 15 - 11:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Waltzing Around in the Nude
From: topical tom
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 03:37 PM

I heard this song performed years ago by Dick McCormack, later to be a Vermont Congressman. Can anyone find me the lyrics to this delightful song and, if possible a link to a performance of the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltzing Around in the Nude
From: GUEST,#
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 04:20 PM

http://mysongbook.de/msb/songs/w/waltzina.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltzing Around in the Nude
From: GUEST,#
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 04:23 PM

Here's Michael Stern singing it on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdNzDAqI9ZU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltzing Around in the Nude
From: GUEST,#
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 04:26 PM

Your secret's safe with me, but for the love of Pete, close the curtains :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltzing Around in the Nude
From: topical tom
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 04:39 PM

Curtains? What a great idea! LOL!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltzing Around in the Nude
From: GUEST,#
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 04:58 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltzing Around in the Nude
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 05:19 PM

The late Iain Mackintosh used to sing it too. Not sure if it's on any of his recordings.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltzing Around in the Nude
From: GUEST,#
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 07:03 PM

Tattie, I found the following (it has been denied on Youtube; both topical tom and I are in Canada) but it also appears on Spotify. The CD of Iain's it is on is entitled 'Gentle Persuasion'. There's some rigamorale to go through to hear it on Spotify, but for anyone interested, here is the link.

https://play.spotify.com/track/3zsFuMH88OznNcwpxjxE2S?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


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Subject: Video: Waltzing Around in the Nude
From: Genie
Date: 17 Oct 15 - 05:11 AM

Here's another version: Kit Stowell performing it at Portland FolkMusic Society's Singtime Frolics all-camp concert back in 2010.

Kit Stowell - Waltzing Around In The Nude


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Subject: Lyr Add: WALTZING AROUND IN THE NUDE (McCormack)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Oct 15 - 11:01 PM

My transcription from Spotify. Spoken words are in italics:


WALTZING AROUND IN THE NUDE
As recorded by Dick McCormack on "Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 10)," 1985.

Edna was eighty years old last July.
She's old and gray now and so am I.
Through all of our married life, all of our days,
We started each morning the very same way:

We go waltzing around in the nude.
The neighbors complain that it's crude,
But Edna and I think we've been misconstrued.
It's not lewd, waltzing around in the nude.

(You'd be surprised how many words rhyme with—uh—nude.)

The phonograph stands on the living-room floor,
Next to the sofa, across from the door.
We hum with the tunes and we sway with the beat,
With love in our hearts and so light on our feet—

We go waltzing around in the nude.
Our kids think we're missing a screw or two,
But our kids are the fools, the young tight-ass prudes.
They're not used to waltzing around in the nude.

La-da-la-da-da-...
(I don't get to do many waltzes; you'll forgive me if I ham it up here.)
La-da-da-da-...

Now time was we'd float like a leaf on the breeze,
Pleasing each other to do as we please.
Still we're two dancing fools, Edna and me.
Though these days I'm unsteady and stiff in my knees,

We're still waltzing around in the nude,
And I don't know a happier mood.
With what joy I'm imbued! What wonders the old eyes have viewed
(It's a line you can take more than one way.)
Waltzing around in the nude!

But when the coffee is hot, and when the sunshine is bright,
Sometimes a waltz feels too airy and light.
Those are the moments when Edna delights
In changing the record to something just right—

[Switch to a polka beat.]

And we do the polka in the nude.
We love those accordion dudes.
We open a few of the root beers we brewed,
And Edna and I do the polka in the nude.

We go spinning round and round and round
Till Edna gets dizzy and falls down,
And then she points and giggles 'cause she thinks that I'm cute
While I'm doing the polka in my birthday suit.

And so we do the polka in the nude.
It worked great for us; it will work great for you.
To keep your hearts young and to keep your love true,
Like Edna and me, do the polka in the nude—hey!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (McCormack)
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 Oct 15 - 04:39 AM

Waltzing Around in the Nude?

The bare cheek of it!


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