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Lyr Req: gossip, gossip evil thing

dexrus 30 May 97 - 08:21 PM
GUEST,Andrea 03 Jul 08 - 12:51 PM
SINSULL 03 Jul 08 - 01:01 PM
GUEST,girl scout camp 02 Mar 10 - 12:08 AM
GUEST 22 May 10 - 05:50 AM
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Subject: gossip, gossip evil thing
From: dexrus
Date: 30 May 97 - 08:21 PM

I'm looking for the verses to a song about gossip. The chorus goes: "Gossip, gossip evil thing, such unhappiness it brings, if you can't say something nice don't talk at all is my advice.


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Subject: RE: gossip, gossip evil thing
From: GUEST,Andrea
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 12:51 PM

I learned the words from Jester Hairston himself, so presuming 20 years hasn't damaged my memory TOO badly:

(It's calypso-style, so all the "thing" should be pronounced "t'ing", etc.)

chorus:
Gossip, gossip, evil thing
Much unhappiness it bring
If you can't say something nice
Don't talk at all is my advice

Once I told me friend me secret
And he promise not to tell
Now community and strangers all know me secret very well

(chorus)

Take me wife, now, there's a gossip
What an ear for news has she
Knows a thing or two about everyone in our whole community

(chorus)

If there's one thing 'bout a gossip
Let me tell you this is true
If you tell she 'bout somebody, she tell somebody else about you


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Subject: RE: gossip, gossip evil thing
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 01:01 PM

On a similar theme:

A tongue can accuse
It can carry bad news
The seeds of distrust it will sow
Unless you've made no mistakes in your life
Be careful of stones that you throw.

Luke the Drifter (Hank Williams)

The lyrics are as I remember them. Someone (probably Kendall) can get them right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: gossip, gossip evil thing
From: GUEST,girl scout camp
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 12:08 AM

When you talk about somebody even what you say is true,
when it comes back it's double talk to what it was when it left you.
Chorous


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: gossip, gossip evil thing
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 10 - 05:50 AM

Gossip often break a friendship,
even spoil somebody's life
Does about as much as anything
To separate a man from wife


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