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Lyr Req: Barney Google + Donnery Baker

Dunkle 08 Apr 00 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Singout 08 Apr 00 - 09:18 AM
vindelis 08 Apr 00 - 09:26 AM
Bill in Alabama 08 Apr 00 - 09:31 AM
kendall 08 Apr 00 - 12:27 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 08 Apr 00 - 01:36 PM
Mary in Kentucky 08 Apr 00 - 03:25 PM
Ely 08 Apr 00 - 04:41 PM
Gypsy 08 Apr 00 - 09:48 PM
Metchosin 09 Apr 00 - 01:54 AM
Stewie 09 Apr 00 - 02:39 AM
Helen 09 Apr 00 - 02:45 AM
Dunkle 09 Apr 00 - 10:16 PM
GUEST,Tassie Mike 30 Apr 12 - 09:37 PM
Fred Maslan 30 Apr 12 - 10:30 PM
Joe_F 01 May 12 - 06:10 PM
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Subject: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: Dunkle
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 09:06 AM

Here are two songs my mother used to sing when I was little...I can't be sure I have all the words - is anyone else familiar with them? First: Barney Google, with the Goo-goo googly eyes. Barney Google had a wife three times his size. She sued Barney for divorce, now he's living with his horse! Barney Google, with the goo-goo-googley eyes! (Is that all there is?) Second: Oh Mr. Donnery Baker, how could you be so mean? I told you you'd be sorry for inventing that machine. Now (la la la) no longer can be seen; they're all ground up into sausage meat in Donnery Baker's machine! Did anyone else's mom used to sing them these songs? Thanks, Dunkle.


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: GUEST,Singout
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 09:18 AM

Dunkle, You can find the lyrics and hear the tune at http://www.bright.net/~mrbanjo/ [CLICK ME]. Enjoy. Penny


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: vindelis
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 09:26 AM

Hello Dunkle, I don't know either of those two, but do know that my brother loved to be seranaded, with 'Soldier, Soldier won't you marry me? - with your musket, fife and drum' etc.


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 09:31 AM

'Morning, Dunkle--
I'm familiar with these songs. The Barney Google piece was a popular song back earlier in the 19th century--probably the 'twenties, based on a popular comic-strip character who had a mountaineer friend named Snuffy Smith. Snuffy eventually eclipsed Barney and took over the comic strip. I think I can find the music, but it will take me awhile.

The second song is on a cassette of comic songs which is either in my truck or at my cabin in the country, but you can find this one by clicking Here.

I'll try to find the Barney Google piece and post it, if another 'catter doesn't beat me to it.
Enjoy--
Bill


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: kendall
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 12:27 PM

Barney had a horse..his name? (yes, I remember)


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 01:36 PM

"Barney Google" (1923) is in the Levy sheet music collection, but there are no GIFs for it. "Dunderbeck" (tune-"Son of a Gambolier") is in Spaeth's 'Read 'em and weep'.


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 03:25 PM

Hi Dunkle. We had a thread here last November that mentioned Barney Google and had several links to old-time songs that you might be interested in.

Help! Mom's Coming

Mary


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: Ely
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 04:41 PM

Sparkplug was the horse in the old comic strip--he always wore a blanket and was a long-shot racehorse. I know his owner's name was Barney Google. I don't know how far removed they are from the original Barney Google (the folk process at work in comic strips?). My dad sings that song, too, but I think he only knows the first verse about googly eyes.


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: Gypsy
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 09:48 PM

Second song i think you can find in the digitrad, under the title "Johnny Vorbeck" or try "Johnny Quebec". If you still can't find, have lyrics, and will type. Their are 4 or 5 verses to this.


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: Metchosin
Date: 09 Apr 00 - 01:54 AM

For more lyrics to Johnny Vorbeck or Quebec you can also review this recent thread here


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: Stewie
Date: 09 Apr 00 - 02:39 AM

Hey Bill, I think you are losing track of the centuries. It may be a worry!

Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: Helen
Date: 09 Apr 00 - 02:45 AM

When I was about 7 years old someone gave me a handkerchief with a picture printed on it. It showed a funny character with big googly eyes and when my grandmother saw it she burst into the first line of the Barney Google song. That's all I ever heard of the song, and the only time anyone I know sang it.

My mother used to sing: Where Did You Get That Hat; You Are My Sunshine; Give Me Back My Gaberdine Mac, which I found myself singing after a particularly acrimonious breakup with a former boyfriend who stole a lot of my stuff, including precious books.

Give me back my gaberdine Mac It's too big for you Here am I nearly 6 foot 3 (?) And you're only 5 foot two

......Can't remember the rest

She also sang an old army song which goes to the tune of Colonel Bogey's March, I think. The words she sang were "All the maggots walked down Pitt Street with no boots on" - Pitt Street is in the centre of Sydney.

Dad used to sing When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

This is bringing back memories

Helen


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Subject: RE: Songs my mother used to sing...
From: Dunkle
Date: 09 Apr 00 - 10:16 PM

Thanks for the help, everyone! I've been having fun with Barney Google, making up verses to sing with kids...example: Barney Google, with the goo-goo-googly eyes Barney Google, had a wife three times his size She sued Barney, he's out of luck, Now he's living with his duck... or She sued Barney, for him to leave her, Now he's living with his beaver... or She sued Barney, just like that (snap fingers) Now he's living with his cat-rat-bat... or When she sued Barney, she was firm! Now he's living with his worm... or She sued Barney, that's preposterous! Now he's living with his rhinoceros! The possibilities are endless...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barney Google + Donnery Baker
From: GUEST,Tassie Mike
Date: 30 Apr 12 - 09:37 PM

"All the maggots walked down Pitt Street with their boots on" refered to them wots got money Lawyers Bankers the milatary and the Government Officials, Pitt st then was a bit on the muddy side mostly!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barney Google + Donnery Baker
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 30 Apr 12 - 10:30 PM

Barney google with the goo goo googely eyes
Barney Google thought his horse would win the prize
When the horses ran that day
Sparkplug ran the other way
Barney google with the goo goo googely eyes


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Subject: LYR ADD: Barney Google
From: Joe_F
Date: 01 May 12 - 06:10 PM

Barney Google
by Billy Rose; music by Con Conway

Who's the most important man this country ever knew?\\
Do you know what politician I have reference to?\\
Well, it isn't Mr. Bryan, and it isn't Mr. Hughes.\\
I've got a hunch that to that bunch I'm going to introduce:\\
(Again you're wrong and to this throng I'm going to introduce:)\\
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
Barney Google bet his horse would win the prize.\\
When the horses ran that day, Spark Plug ran the other way.\\
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
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Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
Barney Google had a wife three times his size.\\
She sued Barney for divorce.\\
Now he's living with his horse.\\
\\
Who's the greatest lover that this country ever knew?\\
And who's the man that Valentino takes his hat off to?\\
No, it isn't Douglas Fairbanks that the ladies rave about.\\
When he arrives, who makes the wives chase all their husbands out?\\
Why, it's Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
Barney Google is the guy who never buys.\\
Women take him out to dine, then he steals the waiter's dime.\\
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
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Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
Barney Google is the luckiest of guys.\\
If he fell in to the mud, he'd come up with a diamond stud.\\
Barney Google with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
\\
Who's the greatest fire chief this country ever saw?\\
Who's the man who loves to hear the blazing buildings roar?\\
Anytime the house is burning, and the flames leap all about,\\
Say, tell me do, who goes, ``kerchoo!" and puts the fire out?\\
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
Barney Google, thought his horse could win the prize.\\
He got odds of ten to eight; Spark Plug came in three days late.\\
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
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Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.\\
Barney Google tried to enter paradise.\\
When Saint Peter saw his face, he said, ``Go to the other place".\\
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.


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