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Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs

GUEST,Liamtho 09 Mar 19 - 02:44 PM
Helen 09 Mar 19 - 05:44 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: GUEST,Liamtho
Date: 09 Mar 19 - 02:44 PM

Hi, I have been searching for two part remembered songs, the first is a joke song about a man asking three old men how they have lived so long - it includes lines like "Alcohol has never passed my lips nor smoke into my lungs, it's my recipe for long life and a way of staying young." The punch line was - " I've lived man and boy sir 23 years to the day".

The other song starts - "I was travelling through a time warp on my way to Venus and Mars and the verdant hills of earth were far behind. I was free and I was easy just an earth boy on the loose when a vision of perfection blew my mind."

Would love to perform these songs but I have searched everywhere for the lyrics to no avail - Google has never heard of them....

Thanks in advance...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Helen
Date: 09 Mar 19 - 05:44 PM

Is the Venus & Mars song on this list?

The Astronaut's Playlist Groovy Songs for Space Travelers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: GUEST,Liamtho
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 03:36 AM

Thanks for your response Helen but no it isn't there. These songs are around 50yrs old now - was hoping someone might remember them or even still sing them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Helen
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 03:47 AM

The northern hemisphere is still asleep, so you will probably get some useful suggestions when they wake up.

I don't recognise either of the songs, but my main interest is tunes & music rather than lyrics so I'm better at Googling than remembering lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 08:59 AM

The Green Hills of Earth
There are a couple videos, but the lyrics are more understandable on this one.
A note on the video by Lisa Anne Kelly:
"The words to this song come from a science fiction story of the same name, written by Robert Heinlein. The song is by the character Rhysling, an aging blind spaceship engineer and legendary bard, who has traveled the solar system and is on his final journey home."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 09:17 AM

"The words to this song come from a science fiction story of the same name, written by Robert Heinlein"
Don't know if it's from the same source but a song with this title featured in the very popular BBC radio serial, 'Journey into Space', sug, if I remember correctly, by Earthmen kidnapped and forced to work in mines on the Moon
Never missed an episode
Talk about a trip down memory lane !!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 09:41 AM

Jim, it seems the episodes are on YouTube. There's an episode called "The World in Peril" that features "the rebel song".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 09:45 AM

Whheee
Lost youth here I come
Thanks Jeri
The leader Jet Morgan's sidekick became a well-known Labour MP
Not many people know that
Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 11:23 AM

Both Journey into Space and the Heinlein story with the song have been broadcast on BBC4Ex several times over the last 10 years or so. It even has its own wikipedia page The Green Hills of Earth


Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: GUEST,Liamtho
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 11:24 AM

Green Hills of Earth - nice song but it's nothing like the one I am after.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Helen
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 01:32 PM

Hi Liamtho,

I told you they would wake up soon. LOL

Meanwhile: the usual questions to help us track down your two songs.

Any info on who sang them, where you heard them e.g live performances, on cassette/vinyl, on the radio. Type of music, types of instruments etc etc. It might help to find the songs or jog someone's memory.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 01:53 PM

You do realise that Liamtho is an anagram of Hotmail and this is probably a wind up?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Helen
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 01:53 PM

The space song reminds me of a funny Sci-Fi book I read some decades ago. The title and author escapes me, but cockroaches - the great survivors - were taking over the universe. It had something to do with Kurt Vonnegut. He didn't write it. I think it was a jokey take on some of his works. It will come to me. Maybe. Or it will be delivered to me by Googling when I have some more time this afternoon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Helen
Date: 10 Mar 19 - 02:11 PM

Good Onya, DtG! I never really know if it is or not, so it is worth investigating just to be nice.

This might be the book. Kilgore Trout: Venus on the Half Shell. A book about a man referred to as The Space Wanderer.

Wiki says this: a science fiction novel by American writer Philip José Farmer, writing pseudonymously as "Kilgore Trout," a fictional recurring character in many of the novels of Kurt Vonnegut.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Liamtho
Date: 11 Mar 19 - 03:52 AM

"You do realise that Liamtho is an anagram of Hotmail and this is probably a wind up?"

Ahh a crossword buff like myself. I hadn't realised though....

My forenames are William Thomas - you should be clever enough to work it out for yourself


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Liamtho
Date: 11 Mar 19 - 04:02 AM

Helen, the songs are around 50 years old and heard on the radio. In the joke song the singer comes across three old men and asks each in turn their recipe for a long life. They each tell of their abstinence until the last one who says that he smokes and drinks and chases women. He is then asked how long he has lived and says 23 years to the day.

The other song had a country feel to it -

I was travelling through a time warp on the way to Venus and mars
And the verdant hills of earth were far behind
I was free and I was easy just an earth boy on the loose
When a vision of perfection blew my mind.

And materialised before my eyes a shape so divine
My heart beat like a kettle on a hob
I listened on with wonder as she told to me here name
It was Angeline De Colley Morhlipslob

Well I think that was the name and its about all I can remember


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Helen
Date: 11 Mar 19 - 04:23 AM

Well, Liamtho, that was what I thought your name must be - either Liam or William Thomas.

Sorry, we do get some requests for song or tune info sometimes from people who seem to enjoy sending us on a wild goose chase.

I still don't know the songs, but someone might.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 11 Mar 19 - 02:50 PM

Kilgore Trout

Apparently a subtle reference to Theodore Sturgeon and in the characterisation not very flattering.

Philip José Farmer was probably taking an equally unkind swipe at Vonnegut. What goes around ..................

I wonder where on the spectrum of Sturgeon's Rule** these digs come.


**Nine-tenths of Everything is Crud


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 19 - 04:01 PM

Angeline (the polymorphic blob) on album 'he came from the mountains', (Bob & Carolanne Pegg), authorship credited to Bob Pegg?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Liamtho
Date: 12 Mar 19 - 04:52 PM

Angeline (the polymorphic blob) JACKPOT.    - thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 12:14 PM

one song down, and one to go.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Helen
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 01:36 PM

Song, album info here and also a sound clip:

Angeline


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Helen
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 02:49 PM

Liamtho, do you remember any of the lyrics to the other song. Who sang it, male/female/group, what instruments, what type of music, e.g."all types of music - country AND western"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Liamtho
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 07:53 PM

A man comes across three old men outside a pub

I remember one says -
Alcohol has never passed me lips nor smoke into me lungs
it's my recipe for long life and a way of staying young


And the third claims that he has drunk smokes and chased women all his life

Then the man says

Tell me just how long sir have you lived in this way

he replies with the punch line

I've lived man and boy sir 23 years to the day.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Mar 19 - 05:51 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 06:36 AM

I don't know it as a song, I think I heard it as a joke. Which doesn't help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Liamtho
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 07:15 AM

Well if you know the whole joke it could help to either jog someones memory or me to re-write the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 20 Mar 19 - 06:29 AM

I think you've pretty much told it - 2 old men are asked about the secret of their long lives, tell of all the things they don't do, are asked and tell their ages (make an age up yourself, jokes can be folk processed) the third who looks even older tells how he enjoys all the things the others avoid.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can anyone help with these two songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 20 Mar 19 - 06:49 AM

The thought of jokes being folk processed reminds me of an HF holiday where they had evening entertainment from the guests and someone complained that he'd been telling the 'sick note' story (the barrel of bricks) long before Hoffnung made it famous . GH's retelling became almost the 'authorised version of that joke, though afterwards it was turned into a song too.
The same story, told in two distinct ways, both very funny


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