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Lyr/Chords Req: High Hopes (S Cahn, J Van Heusen)

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GUEST,Merrilee Overdone 07 Apr 00 - 12:30 PM
MMario 07 Apr 00 - 12:49 PM
Eluned 07 Apr 00 - 12:52 PM
Ferrara 07 Apr 00 - 01:09 PM
Eluned 07 Apr 00 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Merrilee Overdone 07 Apr 00 - 04:08 PM
Mbo 07 Apr 00 - 05:08 PM
Susan A-R 07 Apr 00 - 09:41 PM
Eluned 07 Apr 00 - 11:46 PM
Susan A-R 08 Apr 00 - 08:07 PM
Mark Cohen 08 Apr 00 - 10:41 PM
Mbo 08 Apr 00 - 10:50 PM
GUEST,Dan Post 28 Jan 02 - 10:32 PM
GUEST,Sigewif 29 Jan 02 - 03:19 AM
Dave Bryant 29 Jan 02 - 04:52 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 29 Jan 02 - 07:36 PM
Genie 30 Jan 02 - 12:43 AM
Dave Bryant 30 Jan 02 - 05:03 AM
Cruiser 24 Mar 09 - 12:31 AM
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Subject: HIGH HOPES
From: GUEST,Merrilee Overdone
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 12:30 PM

My favorite song as a child went something like this, CHORUS: But he had hiiiigh hopes, he had hiiiigh hopes, He had high apple pie in the skkkky hope, Something, something, something, something, Something, something, something, Something, something, something, Something,

Opps, there goes another rubber tree, Opps, there goes another rubber tree, Opps, there goes another rubber tree plant.

VERSES: Once there was a silly old goat, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah,

I don't know......something about "that ram and a dam.

We got our first TV when I was 4-5 so it was probably on Captain Kangaroo. It had a little cartoon where the trees would suck down into the ground! Most amusing.......

Oh well, Now that I have dated my life on this planet to you all, please fulfill this deep longing I have to dredge this one back up and sing it in the car on the way home from work today!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: MMario
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 12:49 PM

Links to several sites can be found in the thread below...

url=http://www.mudcat.org/thread.CFM?threadID=10503

blue clieckie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Eluned
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 12:52 PM

Well, it's not in the archives under that name. Don't feel so bad about being dated; I not only remember Captain Kangaroo, but the Gentle Giant too! I even met the good Captain, years later at the Turtleback Zoo. (hey, that almost rhymes....).


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Subject: Lyr Add: HIGH HOPES (S Cahn, J Van Heusen)
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 01:09 PM

Once there was a silly old ant,
Thought he'd move a rubber tree plant,
Anyone knows an ant
Can't
Move a rubber tree plant.

But he had high hopes,
High hopes,
High apple pie in the sky hopes

So any time you're feeling blue,
Here's the thing to do
Just remember that ant --
Whoops! There goes another rubber tree plant.

Whoops there goes another rubber tree
Whoops there goes another rubber tree
Whoops there goes another rubber tree plant!
(Plant!)

Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he'd butt a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram
Scram
He just kept a-buttin' that dam.

But he had high hopes,
High hopes,
High apple pie in the sky hopes

So any time you're feeling bad
'Stead of getting sad
Just remember that ram --

Whoops! There goes a billion kilowatt
Whoops! There goes a billion kilowatt
Whoops! There goes a billion kilowatt dam!
(oh, Dam!)

Don't remember the verse about the goat, and there may have been some kind of interlude or bridge verse but if so I've forgotten. - Rita Ferrara


    Words by Sammy Cahn, music by Jimmy van Heusen, 1959
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Eluned
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 01:48 PM

considering the things kids come up with, I'm surprised they never came up with a gross, naughty, or disrespectful version of this song, but I've never heard of one!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: GUEST,Merrilee Overdone
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 04:08 PM

Thanks to you all, I can make the drive home now! If you see someone singing in their car.....it could be me. Good place to yodel too besides the shower!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Mbo
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 05:08 PM

My mother used to sing this to my when I was a baby, except she changed it to "Just what makes that little old Matt think he can move that rubber tree plant?" Instilling perserverance at an early age!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Susan A-R
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 09:41 PM

Ounce I had an anarchist aunt Thought she could stop that nuclear plant No one could tell my aunt can't She kept fighting that plant


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Eluned
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 11:46 PM

Cool! Any other versions?


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Subject: Lyr Add: HIGH HOPES (parody)
From: Susan A-R
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 08:07 PM

Oh yes.

She had high hopes, she had high hopes
She had nuclear free by and by hopes
And you know those foolish men
They'll be giving in,
They can't cope with my Aunt!
Oops there goes another nuclear
Oops there goes another nuclear
Oops there goes another nuclear plant

Once I had a humanist Mom
Thought she could stop the building of bombs
No one could keep my Mom calm
She kept saying No Bomb
Cause she had high hopes, . . .
Bread and not bombs by and by hopes
And you know those fighting men, they will never win
Not against my dear mom
Oops there goes another dismantled . . .

Once I had a good friend Irene
Thought she could keep the ground water clean
No one could make Irene lean
She kept cleaning up streams
She had . . .
She had clear sparkling streams floating by hopes
And you know polluting pests, busy fouling nests
They can't stop my Irene
Oops there flows another clear running
Oops there flows another drinkable
Oops there flows another sparkling stream.

Not subtle, but then neither was the original.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 10:41 PM

When I first heard this song I wondered who Robert T. Plant was and why an ant would want to move him.

Nice work, Susan! And, Merrilee, I learned some of my favorite songs on Captain Kangaroo. Petunia in an Onion Patch, the one about sliding down my cellar door (ah, there goes the old ginkgo deficiency again -- I think one line was "My little playmate, come out and play with me" and Leo Kottke did the tune on his Greenhouse album), and all those others I'll now keep myself up trying to remember. Carrots, anyone?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Mbo
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 10:50 PM

Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones moved Robert T. Plant, of course!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: GUEST,Dan Post
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 10:32 PM

I recently heard Frank Sinatra's recording of High Hopes.....and there was a bridge thet is neither printed in the above version nor in the version in the movie ANTZ. Unfortunately I was driving in the car at the time and couldn't GET it. Anyone out there got it? Also,at the end of one of the verses it went "anytime you're feeling low, 'stead of lettin' go, just remember that ant....."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: GUEST,Sigewif
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 03:19 AM

Didn't JFK use this as a theme song when he was coming from behind as an unknown candidate in the Primaries before his election as President? does that ring a bell with anyone? Well guess that dates me. sigiwif


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 04:52 AM

Anyone remember another "Childrens Favourites" song "The railroad runs through the middle of the house" ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:36 PM

Dave, it's in the DT and in the Message Forum:

In The Middle of the House
Railroad in the Middle of the House


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Genie
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 12:43 AM

The tag part is [roughly]
"A problem's just a toy balloon
They'll be bursting soon,
They're just bound to go "Pop!"
Whoops! There goes another problem, "Ker-
Whoops! There goes another problem, "Ker-
Whoops! There goes another problem, "Ker-plop! Ker-plop!

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: HIGH HOPES
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 05:03 AM

Thanks for "The Railroad..." I mentioned it more for nostalgia's sake, but whatdyer know - someones just asked for it in another thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: High Hopes (S Cahn, J Van Heusen)
From: Cruiser
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 12:31 AM

Well, Merilee, in a few weeks 9 years will have passed since you asked about High Hopes. A woman named Bennye Gatteys sang the song and there was a cartoon of the ants pulling those rubber plants down, and a ram butting the dam. I remember that show very well but I did not remember Ms. Gatteys' name.

I was thinking about the song tonight (I used to sing it with my young son), I did a google search, and found some information on tv.com. The show aired on August 14, 1959...that both seems like yesterday in some ways and yet in others, an eon ago.

I think it is rare to find another person who remembered seeing that particular Capt. K. show and that neat version of 'High Hopes'


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: High Hopes (S Cahn, J Van Heusen)
From: open mike
Date: 27 Dec 11 - 06:10 PM

hooray--found this in mudcat...looking for "rubber tree"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR14hsxNbm0


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