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Song about the gnu?

The Shambles 18 May 00 - 10:10 AM
GUEST,Mrr 18 May 00 - 10:31 AM
GUEST,T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird) 18 May 00 - 11:03 AM
Chocolate Pi 18 May 00 - 11:34 AM
TerriM 18 May 00 - 11:54 AM
McGrath of Harlow 18 May 00 - 12:31 PM
Skivee 18 May 00 - 12:33 PM
McGrath of Harlow 18 May 00 - 12:43 PM
Mrrzy 18 May 00 - 01:18 PM
wysiwyg 18 May 00 - 02:02 PM
Mooh 18 May 00 - 03:05 PM
Giac 18 May 00 - 03:11 PM
Sorcha 18 May 00 - 03:17 PM
Jim Dixon 18 May 00 - 03:47 PM
The Shambles 18 May 00 - 03:51 PM
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Barbara 19 May 00 - 12:57 AM
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Subject: Song about the gnu?
From: The Shambles
Date: 18 May 00 - 10:10 AM

Born on the run

Born on the run
The wildebeest come
Running from dawn
To the setting sun
The travelling days are never done
Under the watching sky

Got to learn
From when you're torn
From your watery home
One the day you're born
A crashing ball, all hoof and horn
To stumble is to die

The advancing throng
Their lives, not long
The weak must perish, to enable the strong
To endure and pass the memory on
Under the watching sky

Born…On the run
Born…On the run
Born…On the run

Where to cross
Where to pass
Where to find those oceans of grass
Times of plenty, that will not last
Under the watching sky

There's no choice
Must follow that voice
That calls out loud, above the noise
Though river roar and rivers rise
Under the watching sky

The lion that hides
Needs to feed her pride
On the lost, the lame, the weak and the tired
The predator too, is driven inside
Under the watching sky

Born…On the run
Born…On the run
Born…On the run

Just part of the chain
The bones of the slain
Feed the soil, that covers the plain
New life, will follow the rains

Under the watching sky

Roger Gall 1997

This was a song that I wrote about the life of the wildebeest (or the gnu). It was suggested to me, after I had sung it once, that it was more about another certain two-legged mammal.


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 18 May 00 - 10:31 AM

Nice! Do you know the one about I'm a g-nu, I'm a g-nu (something something) and I am not in the least like that dreadful hartebeest, oh g-no, g-no, g-no, I'm a g-nu! I have it by John Lithgow on the same tape as the Triplets song (HEY JOE still awaiting your version!)... If anyone knows the rest of the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: GUEST,T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
Date: 18 May 00 - 11:03 AM

What about this GNU ?

T.


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 18 May 00 - 11:34 AM

well, Stallman has that free software song in an almost incomprehensible recording ...


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: TerriM
Date: 18 May 00 - 11:54 AM

Mrr,the Gnu song is by Flanders and Swann: if no-one else comes up with the lyrics, I'll transcibe them from the record for you. Nice one,Shambles!


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 May 00 - 12:31 PM

Here's a link to a page with the words of the Gnu song


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: Skivee
Date: 18 May 00 - 12:33 PM

I've heard that people fear the shark of the gnu


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 May 00 - 12:43 PM

"I've been working in the food chain..."

Look forward to hearing your new gnu song sometimes,


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 May 00 - 01:18 PM

Thanks, McGrath of Harlow! Indeed, gthat's git!


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 May 00 - 02:02 PM

I never gnu you were a gnu! Did you?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: Mooh
Date: 18 May 00 - 03:05 PM

Misread the title, maybe 'cause of what we've been talkin' 'bout lately.

Gnus don't kill people, people kill gnus, no, oh nevermind.

Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: Giac
Date: 18 May 00 - 03:11 PM

He was just a salamander,
but only his mother gnewt.


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 May 00 - 03:17 PM

I thought somebody was looking for the Smother's Brothers Gnu routine/song..........


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 May 00 - 03:47 PM

Here is Flanders & Swann's The Gnu Song -- and from the home page you can find lots of their other songs. Now that I've found this site I plan to do lots more reading . . .


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: The Shambles
Date: 18 May 00 - 03:51 PM

"I'm a gnu
A gnother gnu"

Flanders and Swan.

I love that line. Thanks for the link.


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 May 00 - 09:00 PM

Many years ago there wasa guy who worked a very successful dog act in a circus in the UK. Unfortunately his dog was stomped on by the Indian Elephant who was going through Menopausal mood swings at the time and this left him without an animal to perform with. The only animal not being worked at that time was a 28 year old Gnu.

The Dog Trainer worked for weeks with the Gnu trying to train him to jump through hoops, stand on his hind legs, ride a bicycle etc., but the Gnu just sat in the middle of the centre ring and looked baleful.

Which just goes to prove the old addage

"You can't teach an old GNU, DOG tricks.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Song about the gnu?
From: Barbara
Date: 19 May 00 - 12:57 AM

We've also talked about the Flanders and Swann song here before, and here's one thread that has the words. A forum search turns up many more.
blessings,
Barbara


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