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Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie

GUEST,HedoRick@aol.com 08 Apr 00 - 08:53 AM
Midchuck 08 Apr 00 - 09:32 AM
Bill in Alabama 08 Apr 00 - 09:48 AM
Bill D 08 Apr 00 - 03:29 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 08 Apr 00 - 05:04 PM
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GUEST,Rich(stupidbodhranplayer....) 11 Apr 00 - 06:51 PM
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Subject: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,HedoRick@aol.com
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 08:53 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song. The chorus is (I think):

Ah-yi-yi-yi, (An insult) So, here comes another verse That's worse that the other verse So, waltz me around by Willie.

Also, I'd appreciate the tune it's sung too. I was too busy laughing to pay close attention.

THANKS!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 09:32 AM

There are no fixed lyrics except the chorus. You sing a limerick (usually filthy) for the verse, and take turns supplying verses. Gershon Legman's classic tome, The Limerick, provides 1700 examples in the body of the text, with a lot more variants in the footnotes, so the song has the potential to by almost Dylanesque in its total length.

As you indicate, there are various versions of the chorus. The form I'm used to goes:

Ay-yi-yi-yi
In China they do it for chile So let's have another verse That's worse than the other verse, So waltz me around again, Willy.

But for the second line, you can substitute any number of nasty statements, such as:

Your mother swims after troopships (one of the milder ones.)

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 09:48 AM

'Mornin', Guest--

The song you mention was an extremely popular participatory folk song when I was in Infantry School at Fort Benning. As the troop trucks were hauling all us green second lieutenants out to Liberty Pond or some such place, we would sing the chorus, and when someone had a filty limerick in mind, he would raise his hand and sing it; then we'd sing the chorus again, and another feller would raise his hand, do his solo, and we'd hit the chorus again. Sometimes we would go for half an hour or more without ever repeating a limerick (as you might expect from a truckful of ROTC cadets just out of four years of college fraternity life). As Midchuck says, there are no fixed verses, as far as I know, but the Legman book is available, I think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 03:29 PM

I am sure that 'most' of it is online, though probably not a a unit...for example look here...a href=http://www.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~ad/LimericksDir/OldLimericks.html>Many non-PC limericks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 05:04 PM

There are 2750 more limericks in Gershon Legman's 'The New Limerick'. The Waltz me aroung again Willie introduction to limericks is used by Rusty Warren on an old LP I have entitled 'Songs for Sinners'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,HedoRick
Date: 09 Apr 00 - 10:13 PM

Thanks to all that answered this thread. The links to the limericks is great. I stayed up way too late last night reading some of them. As an additional favor, does anyone know of more insults that can be put in the chorus?

Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,Mrrzy-at-work
Date: 10 Apr 00 - 12:15 PM

Also, Oscar Brand on one of the "Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads" sings this one, with many Bowdlerized limericks. The tune I recognize as the Frito Bandito's jingle, but I don't know what that was parodying.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: DADGBE
Date: 10 Apr 00 - 12:22 PM

I believe there was a contest once to find verses to this song. At the last minute the organizers declared that the verses must not be improper. After 6 months they abandoned the project because no body submitted any entries.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Hollowfox
Date: 10 Apr 00 - 01:15 PM

Bruce O, thanks for the Rusty Warren information; I always wondered where the chorus came from. As for additional insults, "your grandmother swims after troopships" scans better , and "your sister licks batshit from cave walls" brings back fond memories of late-night singing in the sleazy bars of my youth. BTW, my father always told me that there are three kinds of limericks: 1) the kind you tell to clergy. 2) the kind you tell to ladies. 3) limericks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Apr 00 - 02:24 PM

I am laughing my arse off! After several days of reading this thread title, I finally clicked on expecting a song about some guy being led around by his willie (in a kind of pre-Bobbitt, still attached daze?!), and, while that isn't quite right, it has still been a *hoot*. Thanks!

katlaughingforreal!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,DanD
Date: 11 Apr 00 - 02:19 PM

The tune I learned for this classic is "Cielito Lindo". That spelling may be way off but if you've seen enough "Lucy" reruns, Ricky sings it a lot at the Tropicana


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Willie-O
Date: 11 Apr 00 - 02:32 PM

This is sort of relevant or at least a relevant tangent, at least it involves a waltz by Willie. See message 9.

willie-ow!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,Rich(stupidbodhranplayer....)
Date: 11 Apr 00 - 06:51 PM

Your father refills cream donuts

Your sister rides bicycles without seats

Your mother goes down on Egyptians (?)

Those are all I can remember

Rich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,David Wilkes
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 01:01 AM

I have heard the "Waltz me around by my willie' line in England. I think it was corrupted into "Waltz me around again Willie" either by someone who did not know what a willie was or to escape the censors. That latter may have been the case for the Oscar Brand version.

Now, anyone want to hazzard a guess as to why the British find any mention of a Wankel engine to be amusing?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Willie-O
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 07:14 AM

Possibly because they don't own one? (A Wankel)

A smooth running radically different automotive powerplant that sucked fuel like there was no shortage--briefly the Next Big Thing, but since it was introduced in the early 70's, a real classic case of bad timing whatever the name.

Blast to drive though. No increased vibration when you put pedal to the metal.

Willie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Hollowfox
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 10:41 AM

Egyptians! Thanks, Rich, That was the chorus I'd forgotten!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,HedoRick
Date: 13 Apr 00 - 07:02 PM

I didn't want to stifle creativity, but here are the insults I know:

I'd rather get laid than be eaten Your mother gives hummers to plumbers Your grandmother is so old she farts dust Your father wears knee pads to gay bars Your sister swims out to troopships Your brother fucks butterball turkeys Your sister turns somersaults on door knobs Your mother goes down on Egyptians Your brother's in love with a donut Your brother's father is a turkey baster In China, they do it for Chili Your brother's girlfriend is made of rubber

It's odd, but I'm finding that writing limericks is easier than finding humorous insults for the chorus.

Thanks for the few I didn't know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 01:46 AM

So is "wanker" derived from Wankel? I'm thinking it must go back farther than that and have all ta do with "taking thyself in hand?"**BG**


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 09:00 PM

The tune may well be Cailende Linda(SP?) I knew it as an old Fritos commercial. But for the Navy's input. Your sister's in love with a carrot, your brother goes out with Rock Hudson, Your mother swims out to meet troopships the dog did your mamma last evening As I remember more I will add to this sick and disgusting thread Gee, this is a lot of fun, Neil


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,Ex-Navy
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 12:12 AM

Your mother does squat-thrusts on catus.
Your uncle sucks d_ck in a trailer.
Your grandma likes to ride donkeys.
Your brother was spanked by a beaver.
Your sister is datin' the Navy.
Your father's in love with a knot-hole.
Your asshole's the size of a dildo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 09:23 PM

In China they do it for chili.
In Chile they do it with turkeys.
In Turkey they do it with grease.
In Greece they do it for china.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 09:57 PM

No No No

This is a very innocent song from the Gay Nineties.

Waltz Me Around Again Willie.
If it is not in the DT i will post the lyrics.

SINS, heaving a huge SIGH!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 07:20 AM

No No No

This is a very innocent song from the Gay Nineties.


Well, yes.

But things happen to very innocent songs.

No one ever said that the Folk Process was always nice. That's a sort of Pete Seager myth.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,Gadaffi
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 08:57 AM

Unless it's a parody, it sounds like 'Waltz Me Around Again, Willy', which is a track on the late Tufty Swift's Free Reed album 'How To Make a Bakewell Tart'. Almost certainly music hall.

Chorus starts:
Waltz me around again, Willy,
round and round and round,
The music is dreamy, it's so ginger creamy,
I can't let my feet touch the ground ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 05:52 PM

There was a man from ching ching
Who went in the kitchen for something
he searched n searched n searched n searched
and burned the hair of his ding-ding.

there was a lady from kent
for a football game she went
she stood on the goal
and opened her hole
and in the football went


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 08:51 PM

There are several of these threads here on Mudcat, and there is at least one alternative chorus:

Ay, yi, yi, yi,
In Chili they do it for China;
Let's have another verse
That's worse than the other verse,
And waltz me around again, Dinah


And some of my favorite verses:

There was a young widow named Brice,
Who kept her dead husband on ice;
She said, "T'was hard when I lost him,
I'll never defrost him;
Cold comfort but cheap at the price."

There once was a pirate named Gates,
Who thought he'd do battle on skates,
But he fell on his cutlass
Which rendered him nutless,
And practically useless on dates.

There was a young lady from Bangor,
Who fell asleep while her ship lay at anchor;
She awoke with dismay,
When she heard the mate say,
"Boys, hoist up the top sheet and spanker."

There once was a poet named McNamiter,
Whose tool was of prodigious diameter;
But it wasn't the size,
Gave the gals the surprise,
T'was his rhythm – iambic pentameter.

There was a young maid from Madras,
Who had a most magnificant ass;
Not rounded and pink,
As you might think,
But t'was grey, had long ears, and ate grass.

There was a young man from Bombay
Who sailed to China one day,
Of the pox he did worry,
So he dabbed on some curry,
And for Ship Street his anchor did weigh!

There was a young man from the Bay
Who used to sing chanties all day,
He'd sing "Down Trinidad",
"Old Virginia" and "Sailor Lad,"
"Yankee John Stormalong" and "Ranzo Ray!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: olddude
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 10:54 PM

Your brother does push up on pot holes
Your father does butterball turkeys

Your grandmother swims after sailors ..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,elkman
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 05:49 AM

For the beer lover.


There once was a girl named Ann Heuser
Who claimed that no man could surprise her
But Pabst took a chance
Found a Shlitz in her pants
And now she is sadder Bubweiser


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST,Rsheppydog
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 11:53 AM

There once was a engineer named Paul,
Who had a hexagonal shaped ball,
The square of his fate,
Plus his pecker times eight,
Is his phone number give him a call.


There once was a girl named malokin,
Who claimed her cherry a bike seat had broken,
But the guys all new,
That This wasn't true,
It really was broken from pokin'.


There once was a man named Schwartz,
Whose co_k was all covered with warts,
But the girls would all play,
With his di_k anyway,
Cause good ole Schwartz came in quarts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 07:49 AM

Does anyone find a venue to sing such ditties anymore? We used to sing them at college and my parents would sing them at late night song parties, but I haven't heard one in a public session for decades.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz me around by my Willie
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 18 - 12:32 AM

Some of my favorite lyrics for this one:

Your sister does squat thrusts on flagpoles

Your brother does bad-touch on hamsters

Your father jerks off in confession


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