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Lyr Req: mother-in-law

GUEST,mysterious doctor x 13 Feb 00 - 10:16 PM
Little Neophyte 13 Feb 00 - 10:26 PM
paddymac 13 Feb 00 - 11:25 PM
Little Neophyte 13 Feb 00 - 11:30 PM
Joe Offer 13 Feb 00 - 11:46 PM
Jim Dixon 21 Sep 04 - 09:32 AM
Amos 21 Sep 04 - 10:24 AM
Amos 21 Sep 04 - 10:26 AM
PoppaGator 21 Sep 04 - 01:04 PM
The Villan 21 Sep 04 - 01:23 PM
Jim Dixon 22 Sep 04 - 09:06 AM
PoppaGator 22 Sep 04 - 11:16 AM
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Subject: mother-in-law
From: GUEST,mysterious doctor x
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 10:16 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to the song that begins My mother-in-law, she is dead hum t-dee dee dee dee She got caught in a folding bed Can you give me the rest?


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Subject: RE: mother-in-law
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 10:26 PM

Mysterious doctor X, I don't know the lyrics, but I think once they are posted here, they might be a good candidate to be posted in the current thread Help: Songs That Make Us Happy.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: mother-in-law
From: paddymac
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 11:25 PM

Little Neo of the razor wit. I certainly couldn't argue against you, but surely there must be a person who truly did like their mother-in-law.


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Subject: RE: mother-in-law
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 11:30 PM

You know what paddymac, I loved my mother-in-law.
The problem was my boyfriend Lenny and I made a big mistake. We had lived together for 7 years, got married on the 8th year and within 9 months we were divorced.
I loved my mother-in-law; she was the best.
I think Lenny and I should have just kept on living together.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: mother-in-law
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 11:46 PM

Yeah, heck, my mother-in-law was great. A brilliant woman, with a heart of gold. She kept me as her son-in-law, even after I got divorced.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mother-in-law
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 09:32 AM

allmusic lists an amazing number of songs/recordings with "mother-in-law" in the title. (American practice is to spell it with hyphens. Am I right in guessing that British spelling leaves them out?) It might be interesting to see how many songs we can get lyrics to:

Mother-in-Law - 116 recordings
Mother-in-Law Blues - 50 recordings
Boogie Woogie's Mother-in-Law - 8 recordings
I'm Gonna Marry My Mother-in-Law - 3 recordings
Day at the Mother-in-Law's - 2 recordings
Evil Mother-in-Law - 2 recordings
Gonna Marry My Mother-in-Law - 2 recordings
Mi Suegra (My Mother-in-Law) - 2 recordings
My Mother in Law - 2 recordings
Aggravating Mother-in-Law - 1 recording
Devil Paid Me (With a Mother in Law) - 1 recording
How's Your Mother-in-Law? - 1 recording
I Shall Look at My Mother-in-Law - 1 recording
I'm Getting Ready for My Mother-in-Law - 1 recording
Jo Kon La Mi Kusugera (Me, with My Mother-in-Law) - 1 recording
Lousy Mother in Law - 1 recording
Mamezala (Mother-n-Law) - 1 recording
Marry My Mother-in-Law - 1 recording
Meheteyneste Mayne (The Mother-in-Laws) - 1 recording


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mother-in-law
From: Amos
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 10:24 AM

I am one of those rare souls blessed with a MIL I actually admire and enjoy.

She is fesity, competent, funny and takes no crap from noone. My kinda gal. At least as a MIL!!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mother-in-law
From: Amos
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 10:26 AM

Mother-In-Law

My mother - in - law, she is dead,
Hum - de - de - de - de - de.
She got caught in a folding bed,
Hum - de - de - de - de - de.
Ever since my mother - in - law's been dead,
People have come to me,
Wanting to buy that bed.
For they all have mother - in laws you see,
Oh, Hum - de - de - de - de - de.
Hum - de - de - de - de.
Hum - de - de - de - de - de.


A


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOTHER-IN-LAW (Ernie K. Doe)
From: PoppaGator
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 01:04 PM

Then there's the 1960 pop hit written and recorded by my mentor and idol, the late great Ernie K-Doe, featuring piano by producer/arranger Allen Toussaint and bass vocal by Benny Spellman:

MOTHER-IN-LAW
Ernie K-Doe

Mother-in-law, mother-in-law
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law

The worst person I know
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law
She worries me so
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law
If she'd leave us alone
We would have a happy home
Sent from down below

Mother-in-law, mother-in-law
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law

Sin should be her name
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law
To me they are about the same
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law
Everytime I open my mouth
Then she tries to put me out
How could she stoop so low

Mother-in-law, mother-in-law
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law

I come home with my pay
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law
She ask me what I made
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law
She thinks her advice is a constitution
But if she would leave that would be the solution
And don't come back no more
My mother-in-law, mother-in-law.....

I wonder how many different songs are represented among the 116 recordings of this title?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mother-in-law
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 01:23 PM

PoppaGator

You beat me to the count. Great number that one. I hadn't realised that he had died though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mother-in-law
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Sep 04 - 09:06 AM

Wait, there's more! Apparently you get different results when you search for "Mother-in-law" (with hyphens) instead of "Mother in Law" (without hyphens). Combined results:

Mother-in-Law - 116 recordings
Mother-in-Law Blues - 50 recordings
Boogie Woogie's Mother-in-Law - 8 recordings
I'm Gonna Marry My Mother-in-Law - 3 recordings
Mother-in-Law Boogie - 3 recordings
Day at the Mother-in-Law's - 2 recordings
Evil Mother-in-Law - 2 recordings
Gonna Marry My Mother-in-Law - 2 recordings
Mazel Tov Der Shviger (Congratulations to the Mother-in-Law) - 2 recordings
Medley: Mother-in-Law Blues/Mean Old World - 2 recordings
Mi Suegra (My Mother-in-Law) - 2 recordings
Mothers-in-Law of Today - 2 recordings
My Mother in Law - 2 recordings
Aggravating Mother-in-Law - 1 recording
Chant des Belles Mères (The Song of the Mother in Law) - 1 recording
Criminal Mother-in-Law (Kakoyrga Pathara) - 1 recording
Devil Paid Me (With a Mother in Law) - 1 recording
How's Your Mother-in-Law? - 1 recording
I Shall Look at My Mother-in-Law - 1 recording
I'm Getting Ready for My Mother-in-Law - 1 recording
Jo Kon la Mi Kusugera (Me, With My Mother-in-Law) - 1 recording
Lousy Mother in Law - 1 recording
Mamezala (Mother-n-Law) - 1 recording
Marry My Mother-in-Law - 1 recording
Meheteyneste Mayne (The Mother-in-laws) - 1 recording
Mother-in-Law (With the Black Cat Bone) - 1 recording
Mother-in-Law Polka - 1 recording
Mother-in-Law Song - 1 recording
Mother-in-Law Trouble - 1 recording
Mother-in-Law/Lipstick Traces - 1 recording
Mother-in-Law's Lament - 1 recording
Mothers in Law - 1 recording


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mother-in-law
From: PoppaGator
Date: 22 Sep 04 - 11:16 AM

To The Villan (and others):

Ernie K-Doe, "Emporer of the World," passed away on July 5, 2001; his "jazz funeral" was, without a doubt, the largest in the history of New Orleans, with thousands of mourners parading in the streets.

K-Doe recorded many truly excellent sides which sold well in the immediate area of New Orleans and in the all-black "race records"/"chitlin circuit" market, but to most of the rest of the world, he is known only for his one big novelty-song hit, "Mother-in-Law." He was an outrageous performer, pretty much in the style of Joe Tex (his own favorite) and James Brown, noted for his elaborate costumes and his *huge* ego.

I could go on and on, but the easiest thing for me to do would be to provide this link to his website:

http://www.k-doe.com/

(Check out the "Image Galleries" for photos of the funeral.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mother-in-law
From: PoppaGator
Date: 22 Sep 04 - 11:26 AM

Jim Dixon,

Near the bottom of your second list of "Mother-in-Law" recordings appears this one:

Mother-in-Law/Lipstick Traces - 1 recording

These two tunes are closely associated, but were not originally the two sides of a single record.

1) The "Mother-in-Law" on this particular recording has to be K-Doe's, for reasons that will be apparent momentarily.

2) Benny Spellman was the bass vocalist whose repeated intonations of the title phrase are such an important feature of K-Doe's "Mother-in-Law." In fact, after the record had become such a huge international hit, Spellman felt he was unfairly excluded from profiting from it, since his contribution was (arguably) the key to the song's wide appeal. In response to these complaints, Allen Toussaint wrote and arranged "Lipstick Traces" for Benny Spellman. It's a great record and Benny's single greatest success, but remains unknown to most of the world outside New Orleans -- not nearly as successful as "Mother-in-Law."

To sum up, "Lipstick Traces" was a sort of follow-up to "Mother-in-Law," albeit recorded by and credited to a different (lead) singer. The two songs, obviously, were originally released separately, several months apart, but some enterprising soul seems to have packaged the two in a single recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: mother-in-law
From: GUEST,#
Date: 23 Mar 15 - 05:59 PM

"Allen Toussaint wrote and arranged "Lipstick Traces" for Benny Spellman."

It's interesting to note that ' "Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)" is a song first recorded by New Orleans singer Benny Spellman in 1962. It was written by Allen Toussaint under the pseudonym Naomi Neville.'


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