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Query: 'I did it their way'

Bill Dunlap 26 Apr 00 - 03:43 PM
Jacob B 26 Apr 00 - 04:19 PM
Jacob B 26 Apr 00 - 04:26 PM
GUEST 26 Apr 00 - 04:29 PM
Sorcha 26 Apr 00 - 04:32 PM
Sorcha 26 Apr 00 - 04:34 PM
Susan of DT 26 Apr 00 - 07:48 PM
Bill Dunlap 26 Apr 00 - 08:30 PM
Bill Dunlap 26 Apr 00 - 08:40 PM
wysiwyg 26 Apr 00 - 08:54 PM
dick greenhaus 26 Apr 00 - 11:53 PM
Sorcha 27 Apr 00 - 12:37 AM
Felipa 26 Sep 14 - 05:32 AM
Felipa 26 Sep 14 - 05:41 AM
Mo the caller 26 Sep 14 - 05:58 AM
meself 26 Sep 14 - 10:55 AM
Splott Man 26 Sep 14 - 12:03 PM
PHJim 27 Sep 14 - 09:54 AM
meself 27 Sep 14 - 10:30 AM
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Subject: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Bill Dunlap
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 03:43 PM

I am looking for a recording or the lyrics of a parody on the Sinatra song "My way." It is probably called "Their way" or "I did it their way." I don't know the author or the performer. The song is from the POV of a college professor who made sure he succeeded by doing it "their way."


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Jacob B
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 04:19 PM

The author of the song is Bob Blue. He has recordings available, but I don't know the titles or publisher.

He is also the subject of a recent documentary movie, which I believe is about his struggle to continue teaching kids music, in spite of his worsening symptoms from Multiple Sclerosis.

I'll see what other information I can dig up.


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Jacob B
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 04:26 PM

Here is a link to a website about Bob Blue

Here is a link to the words for THEIR WAY by Bob Blue


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 04:29 PM

Hi,

First heard this parody sung by Roy Bailey. He apparently performed it at Sheffield when he retired from academia there.

Rana


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 04:32 PM

Try here, Is that it?


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 04:34 PM

Too slow again! Now you've REALLY got it!


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Susan of DT
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 07:48 PM

It's right here in the Digital Tradition. Always check before sending people elsewhere for songs we have here. I searched for [their way] which turned out to be the title.


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Bill Dunlap
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 08:30 PM

Thanks to everyone for responding so quickly to this. I needed the words in a big hurry so I could respond, at a 6:00 class, to a group of students who seem to regard my approach as a bit doctrinaire and rigid. I got the lyrics in plenty of time and was able to put the point across most effectively. I am much grateful.


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Bill Dunlap
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 08:40 PM

In response to Susan of DT: The problem seems to be that I don't know how to use the search engine. When I search for "Their Way" I get a reply that nothing in the data base matches my search request. So anyway, please accept my apologies along with my thanks.


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 08:54 PM

Bill, there is a FAQ in the works. It's in a current thread but it ain't all done yet!

Can you tell us more about how you used the son? Sounds really neat!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 11:53 PM

Bill- if you take any word or words or phrase in the song and enter it in the blue box at the top of the page, you'll get a list of songs containing that word or words or phrase. A phrase must be surrounded by square brackets to indicate that it's a phrase and not two unconnected words:

ie [their way] or [I did it their way]


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Apr 00 - 12:37 AM

And what about the "@" stuff? Or the fact that when I click on any title I get "So sorry, nothing found"? What does "@"mean and if the titles can't be searched why give it as an option?The Title Search should be the easiest way to use the DT, and it is definitely not.


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 05:32 AM

the link to Their Way no longer works - need to have the lyrics here instead


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 05:41 AM

lyrics are on the Digital Tradition (DT)section of Mudcat


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Mo the caller
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 05:58 AM

Here's a link to the DT version .
But I vaguely remember another parody which ends with
"and now, lets go next door and try it their way"


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: meself
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 10:55 AM

I had really hoped the parody was going to be from the point of view of a tremendously successful nightclub singer who had the solid support of a certain ethnically-based businessmen's association .....


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: Splott Man
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 12:03 PM

There was another equally funny parody with the same title written and sung by the late Jack "the Bard" Sully. He apparently wrote it on his retirement before he returned to Cardiff after many years working in Surrey. I don't think he ever recorded it unfortunately.

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 09:54 AM

Just to clarify, although Frank Sinatra did perform the song MY WAY, it is actually Paul Anka's song.


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: meself
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 10:30 AM

And I believe Anka bought the rights to the melody from a European song-writer.


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 08:15 PM

It was written by Jack Sully known as "Jack the Bard" He did put it on a CD but sadly he died a few years ago aged 90
Bill the Sound


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Subject: RE: Query: 'I did it their way'
From: meself
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 08:19 PM

I assume Guest is talking about the parodic lyrics. Here's what Wiki says about My Way: "Its lyrics were written by Paul Anka and set to music based on the French song "Comme d'habitude" composed in 1967 by Claude François and Jacques Revaux."


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