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Lyr Req: Little Gomez (Eric Bogle)

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A COUNTRY SONG
BLOODY ROTTEN AUDIENCE
BOGLED
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FRONT ROW COWBOY
GLASGOW LULLABY
IF WISHES WERE FISHES
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NO MAN'S LAND
NO MAN'S LAND (3)
NO USE FOR HIM
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NOW I'M EASY
SAFE IN THE HARBOUR
SILLY SLANG SONG
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA (2)
THE SONG OF THE WHALE
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
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Subject: Little Gomez
From: GUEST,Anne Price
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 08:02 PM

I'm trying to learn a song by Eric Bogle called Little Gomez, about a Mexican Chihuahua who gets squashed trying to mate with a St Bernard. I have it on tape, and I can make out all the words except part of one verse which goes

I remember one day in the park his tally rose by four An enviable score he was amassing Two (something, something) beagles and an Irish Labrador And a (something, something) hound in passing I tried every way to curb is carnal appetite I kept him on a lead away and locked him up at night And then I put some bromide in his chalky meaty bites The only thing that might have worked was kryptonite

Does anyone know the missing wor


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 10:49 PM

You can find the lyrics Click here It was fairly long and I'm feeling too lazy tonite to do the html breaks.


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 04:27 AM

Actually, I'd quarrel with some of the lyric on that site. Instead of:

Two very patient poodles and an Irish Labrador
And a woman who just happened to be passing
I tried every way to curb his carnal appetite
I kept him on a leash by day, I locked him up at night

Copied from Eric's songbook I have:

Two PLEASED AND patient poodles and an OUTRAGED Labrador
And a WOMBAT who just happened to be passing
I tried every way to curb his carnal appetite
I kept him on a LEAD AT day, AND locked him up at night

"Wombat" being pretty much local to Oz, I substitute "squirrel"
Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: alison
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 08:28 AM

I just listened to Seamus Kennedy (thanks again for the CDs)... sing this..... he sings..

Two highly strung French poodles and an golden Labrador
And a racoon who just happened to be passing
I tried every way to curb his carnal appetite
I kept him on a leash byday, and locked him up at night

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 02:24 PM

I've just tried to pick the words out from the Eric Bogle songbook CD for the lines in question.

I am convinced that he sings Irish Labrador.

The next line is difficult to pick out and I can not make sense of what he sings but the way he does the harmony parts, it ends up sounding like "And a woman that is woman passing".

The 4th line is "I kept him on a lead all day and locked him up at night".

Intersting to see that Eric Bogal appears to have slightly different words in his book and CD but I guess a lot of perfomers do that.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: GUEST,aesop (aka Anne Price)
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 08:21 PM

Thank you all. It seems now I have a choice of several variations. I think I like the "wombat" or "squirrel" better than "woman." Maybe you can also help me with part of another verse. Sorcha sent me the whole lyric, with the line "A Saint Bernard from Dublin." What I hear on my tape is "A Saint Bernard named Baldwin?" or something. Anyone know the Saint Bernard's name?


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: Wolfgang
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 10:11 AM

old thread. Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: Barbara
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 12:30 PM

I think "woman that" is really "wombat" (a wierd Aussie bush animal)(Oz folks, please elaborate). Now, I always thought the critter was called a 'WAHM-bat' with the first 'a' sounding like the word 'won'. But one of my neighbors was telling me recently that the beastie, in Australia is called a "woom-bat" to sound like "womb". I thought about that for a while, and then realized I might just be hearing with a U.S. ear what the Oz accent sounds like.
The problem with taking words from Eric Bogle tapes is that he is first Scottish and then Aussie, and his speech reflects both.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: GUEST,aesop
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 05:53 PM

Sorcha: The last verse is "We've Asatians, Dalmations, and fruits of a flirtation/Between an alpine Pekingese and a toupee." Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 10:05 PM

Aesop, I have tried to pick the words from the Eric Bogle CD and can't. I can't even hear him mentioning a St Bernard by name. The dog that squashed Gomez seems to be Blossom though.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 11:17 PM

I altered Mr. Bogle's lyrics to fit my American audiences, rather than go into a long explanation of the Australian terminology. Thanks, Alison.
Seamus


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 03:44 AM

Yeah, what Seamus said ...
couple cavils,'though (based on the Bogle songbook)

"alpine Pekingese" is actually "half-blind" Pekingese - makes more sense in context anyways, methinks

"...a St Bernard by name. The dog that squashed Gomez seems to be Blossom though". What I got is:

"And then came the fateful day when Gomez tried to consummate A liaison with a Saint Bernard named Blodwyn'"


Regards,


"Mondegreens-'R'-Us"


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 10:36 PM

The version I heard is on an Eric Bogle CD, but it seems to be Americanized to a raccoon there, too. I heard it as:

"A pair of high-strung poodles and a yellow labrador
And a raccoon who just happened to be passing."

"We've Alsatians, Dalmations, the fruits of a flirtation
Twixt a half-blind Pekingese and a toupee!"

And as a veterinarian, I think I've *seen* the Pekingese/toupee mix at least once! :-)


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez
From: goatfell
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 08:19 AM

http://ericbogle.net/lyrics/lyricspdf/littlegomez.pdf


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE GOMEZ (Eric Bogle)
From: GUEST,Fantum
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 12:46 PM

LITTLE GOMEZ
(Eric Bogle)

Oh, I used to have a doggie and I called him little Gomez
Because he was a Mexican Chihuahua
Though there wasn't much to him what there was all cojones
In fact he was a randy little fella
Big dogs, small dogs were all the same to him
The canine equivalent of Errol Flynn
At the drop of a sombrero he'd jump up and get stuck in
Taking Gomez out for walkies was embarassin'

I remember one day in the park his tally rose by four
An enviable score he was amassing,
Two very patient poodles and an Irish Labrador
And a woman who just happened to be passing
I tried every way to curb his carnal appetite
I kept him on a leash by day, I locked him up at night
I even put some bromide in his chunky meaty bites
But the only thing that might have worked was Kryptonite

Then came the fateful day when he tried to consummate
A liaison with a Saint Bernard from Dublin
And although he was quite clearly fighting well above his weight
He didn't let that minor detail stop him
He nearly pulled it off, oh, what an acrobat!
But the bitch got bored and down she sat
Well, they say that after making love you sometimes feel quite flat
I'm sure that little Gomez would agree with that

I buried Gomez in the park, his happy hunting ground
A sad but fitting finale
Though I had to make a grave that was very flat and round
'Cause he looked like squashed tamale
But oh, how I missed my wee Chihuahua chum
I went down to the pet shop to find another one
I went there feeling happy, but I left there feeling glum
Because the man behind the counter loved corny puns
And he said "Yes, we have no Chihuahuas we have no Chihuahuas today

We have Alstations, Dalmatians, fruits of all flirtations,
An alpine Pekinese in a toupee
But yes, we have no Chihuahuas
We have no Chihuahuas today"


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Subject: RE: Little Gomez (Eric Bogle)
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 02:46 AM

"Outraged Labrador" for cryin' out loud, "OUTRAGED"! What the hell is an "Irish Labrador"? Context, dear friends, context!

Aaarghhh!!!

(Apologies for the gratuitous use of exclamations marks!)    :-)


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE GOMEZ (Eric Bogle)
From: goatfell
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 08:03 AM

taken from site by Eric Bogle.

and I quote


LITTLE GOMEZ
(Eric Bogle)

Oh, I used to have a doggie and I called him little Gomez
Because he was a Mexican Chihuahua
Though there wasn't much to him what there was all cojones
In fact he was a randy little fella
Big dogs, small dogs were all the same to him
The canine equivalent of Errol Flynn
At the drop of a sombrero he'd jump up and get stuck in
Taking Gomez out for walkies was embarassin'

I remember one day in the park his tally rose by four
An enviable score he was amassing,
Two very patient poodles and an Irish Labrador
And a woman who just happened to be passing
I tried every way to curb his carnal appetite
I kept him on a leash by day, I locked him up at night
I even put some bromide in his chunky meaty bites
But the only thing that might have worked was Kryptonite

Then came the fateful day when he tried to consummate
A liaison with a Saint Bernard from Dublin
And although he was quite clearly fighting well above his weight
He didn't let that minor detail stop him
He nearly pulled it off, oh, what an acrobat!
But the bitch got bored and down she sat
Well, they say that after making love you sometimes feel quite flat
I'm sure that little Gomez would agree with that

I buried Gomez in the park, his happy hunting ground
A sad but fitting finale
Though I had to make a grave that was very flat and round
'Cause he looked like squashed tamale
But oh, how I missed my wee Chihuahua chum
I went down to the pet shop to find another one
I went there feeling happy, but I left there feeling glum
Because the man behind the counter loved corny puns
And he said "Yes, we have no Chihuahuas we have no Chihuahuas today

We have Alstations, Dalmatians, fruits of all flirtations,
An alpine Pekinese in a toupee
But yes, we have no Chihuahuas
We have no Chihuahuas today"

an Irish Labrador is a dog


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE GOMEZ (Eric Bogle)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 03:31 PM

I've been singing this song for over fifteen years now, and the following is a faithful transcription of a recording of Eric, made at a folk club in the early nineties:-

LITTLE GOMEZ
(Eric Bogle)

I used to have a doggie and I called him little Gomez
'cause you see, he was a Mexican Chihuahua
There wasn't much of him but what there was all cojones
He really was a randy little fella
Big dogs, small dogs, it mattered not to him
The canine equivalent of Errol Flynn
At the drop of a sombrero he'd jump up and get stuck in
Taking Gomez out for walkies was embarassin'

I remember one day in the park his tally rose by four
An enviable score he was amassing,
Two mazy hazy poodles and a vagrant Labrador
And a wombat who just happened to be passing
I tried everything to curb his carnal appetite
I kept him on a leash all day, and locked him up at night
I even put some bromide in his chunky meaty bites
But the only thing that might have worked was Kryptonite

Then came the fateful day when he tried to consummate
A liaison with a bloodhound, name of Blodwen
Although he knew that he was fighting well above his weight
He wouldn't let that minor detail stop him
He nearly pulled it off, oh, what an acrobat!
But Blodwen got bored and down she sat
Well, they say that after making love you often feel quite flat
I'm sure that little Gomez would agree with that

I buried Gomez in the park, his happy hunting ground
A sad but fitting finale
I had to dig a grave that was rather wide and round
'Cause he looked like squashed tamale
But I sorely missed my wee Chihuahua chum
I went down to the pet shop to buy another one
I went there feeling happy, but I left there feeling glum
Because the man in the petshop loved corny puns

And he said

"Yes, we have no Chihuahuas, we have no Chihuahuas today
We've Alsatians, Dalmatians, the fruit of a flirtation,
Twixt a halfpint Pekinese and a toupee-hey-hey
But yes, we have no Chihuahuas
We have no Chihuahuas today"


That is the version I have always used, direct from the man himself.
Don T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Gomez (Eric Bogle)
From: GUEST,gues
Date: 15 Mar 12 - 10:39 PM

Bloodwin or alternative spelling is the name of the St Bernard!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Gomez (Eric Bogle)
From: GUEST,Koro Neil
Date: 14 Mar 16 - 05:19 AM

Definitely "wombat"; "woman" is nasty.


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