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Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (Harris)

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Subject: The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: GUEST,Beth
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 08:00 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics to "The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky" recorded by Phil Harris??

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: SeanM
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 07:17 PM

refresh for another shot

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 07:46 AM

I'm sorry I don't know what that means? Refresh for another shot, I'm new to this site.

Beth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 08:55 AM

Beth,
never mind the actual words, Sean wanted to bring your request back up the list to give it a new chance. If I translate his kind action in a long sermon it could perhaps be:
"Sorry, Beth, I cannot answer your question, but it sounds interesting enough to me. Therefore I refresh this by a post so maybe someone else who knows finds it and can respond."

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 02:49 PM

Sounds fascinating, wonder if it is about a West Virginian or just some random mounaineer...
It IS the WVans who are called Mountaineers, isn't it? The way Tennessee is the Volunteer State?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 05:21 PM

Beth, Maybe try again with Phil Harris in the title?

Noreen


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Subject: Phil Harris
From: GUEST,Beth
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 05:30 PM

Let's try it this way:

Does anyone have the lyrics for "The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky" by Phil Harris.

Thanks for everyone's help,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: Gypsy
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 10:05 PM

Are you certain as to that title? I've listened to Phil Harris since childhood, but I don't recognize that one. Went to the website, not much luck. Will keep an eye open.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: GUEST,Beth
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 12:32 AM

Someone asked me for it and they gave that title with Phil Harris as the person who recorded it. So I don't know for sure.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: GUEST,murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 11 Jun 00 - 04:09 AM

Me too Gypsy and I don't recognize the song title. By the way what do you mean by "the website". Is there a Phil Harris website?

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Jun 00 - 04:36 AM

Well Murray, I couldn't find one the other day when I did a Google search on this. My Dad liked him, but more as a second banana type to Jack Benny and Bing Crosby and other stars of the period. I remember he had a couple of Phil Harris 78's. Outside of that, his biggest thing was probably as the voice of several Disney cartoon characters like Baloo in "Jungle Book." I saw an Alice Faye biography on A&E a few weeks back. They had a very long, successful marriage. Outside of that........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: Gypsy
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 12:22 AM

Mmmmm...sorry, i mispoke. 'taint no such site! But found tons of articles. 'Spaw, I recall that the disney movie was a comeback, that he was quite popular in the '50s. or am i crazy? Anyway, will continue searching, have a couple of CDs of Harris, and lots of lyrics. Unfortunately, not the one that is being looked for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 12:41 AM

No Gypsy, we was a celebrity of sort in his own right in the 40's and 50's. He tailed in at the end of the Big Band Era, but was probably better known to most as a sidekick to the Benny and Crosby groups and the Palm Beach set. Like I said, my Dad had a few of the records and enjoyed him on TV too. The Disney things were not so much a comeback as a continuation, but it did give him continuing shots on TV and such. I remember a lot of "American Sportsman" shows where he hunted with Curt Gowdy. I know he did several of the Disney feature cartoons besides "Jungle Book." I should be able to name them all as they play alot around here at our house. "Robin Hood" comes to mind as the character of Little John. I know there are others........just getting old and the memory is failing though!!!

His marriage to Alice Faye belied the 'character' he often presented in his public appearances. Marriages like they had are not often found in Hollywood.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 07:31 PM

I was able to find one web page devoted to Phil Harris, but nothing about the song you mentioned.

The Internet Movie Database lists 22 movies that Harris was in.

One of Phil Harris' hits was "The Preacher and the Bear," which is in DT. Your song sounds like it might be a parody, maybe done by somebody else.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 04:37 PM

According to this page, Phil Harris sang "The Jaberwocky Bird" on "The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show" on February 6, 1949.

That's all I can find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 05:26 PM

Phil Harris also did a song about a "preacher and a bear"; this request may be focused on a parody of the more common song.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 30 Mar 03 - 07:12 PM

G'day Beth,

And, of course, The Jabberwocky was a verse by Lewis Carroll (published in Through the Looking Glass, 1871?).

Presumably, the odds are good that Phil Hariss's song uses (or adapts) the original words, which should be available from the book (in your local library?).

Regards,

Bob Boltob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 11:54 AM

Phil Harris did indeed record THE MOUNTAINEER AND THE JABBERWOCK, as RCA Victor 78-rpm disk #20-3393, probably in 1949. On the flip side was ELMER AND THE BEAR. This information is from The Online 78 rpm Discographical Project.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 06:03 PM

The song I best remember him for is the Darktown Poker Club. Possibly non PC these days but a great recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 07:07 PM

My first experience of Phil Harris has to be 'The Thing' which was (I believe) a million seller back in the fifties . Darktown Poker Club , and Woodman Spare That Tree were other early classics . And then of course , The Jungle Book !
The Mountaineer and the Jabberwock sounds interesting though !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: pdq
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 07:09 PM

If Phil Harris ever had a hit, it was probably "That's What I Like About The South". Written by Andy Razaf, it was not intended to be taken at face value. Harris did "Somebody Else - Not Me" which Dave Van Ronk updated in about 1969.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: chrisgl
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 07:16 PM

I think you'll have to aquire the record :(

Google [ Mountaineer Jabberwock "phil harris" ] only returns the same links that my Copernic search tool uncovered.

chris :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 08:33 PM

I suspect that Phil Harris' biggest hit was the early-50s "The Thing"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: GUEST,LDB
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 08:51 PM

Do you mean this one???

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe
All mimsy were the borogoves
And the mome raths outgrabe

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch
Beware the Jubjub bird and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch"

He took his vorpal blade in hand
Long time the manxome foe he sought
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
And stood awhile in thought
And as in uffish thought he stood
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood
And burbled as it came

One, two, one, two
And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker snack
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock
Come to my arms, my beamish boy
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe
All mimsy were the borogoves
And the mome raths outgrabe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris-Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 01 Oct 06 - 08:48 AM

Thomas O'Malley in the Aristocats - the Ducklings were watching the video just midweek.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris-Mountaineer and the Jaberwoky
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 08:34 AM

The early-50s "The Thing" was, of course, an update on the traditional "Tailor's Apprentice" and similar such songs which had appropriate banging sounds representing erotic interactions.

We always thought Phil Harris' songs were a breath of fresh air as we heard them over the radio in the 1950's.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (P Harris)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Oct 06 - 05:56 PM

The Internet Movie Database credits Lewis Bellin with writing THE MOUNTAINEER AND THE JABBERWOCK.

The Online 78-rpm Discographical Project says it was also recorded by John Laurenze (in addition to Phil Harris).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jabberwocky
From: GUEST,Kelly B
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 02:42 PM

Hi everyone, I too am posting to refresh this thread. My dad used to recite this Jabberwocky song to us when we were kids. He must have had a Phil Harris record when he was young, because he knew all the words to 'Elmer & The Bear' also. Please, if anyone out there can help us find the lyrics, I'd be ever so obliged!


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Subject: Lyr Add: JABBERWOCKY (Lewis Carroll)
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 10:13 PM

Lewis Carroll's poem is presented below. I am assuming that Phil Harris changed this somewhat. Is that the case? If so, I would sure like to see it as well.

JABBERWOCKY
Lewis Carroll
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Mountaineer and the Jabberwocky
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 09:49 PM

Several online record vendors are advertising a 7" 45-rpm record described thus:

Phil Harris: The Thing / The Mountaineer and the Jabberwock, Victor Bluebird WBY-87, 1950.

There are also these 78-rpm records:

John Laurenz: Morning Glory Road / The Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (Bellin-Parker), Mercury 5202, 1949.

Phil Harris: The Mountaineer and the Jabberwock / Elmer and the Bear, RCA Victor 20-3393, c1949?.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (P Har
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 05:07 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (P Harris)
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 05:41 PM

I had, until someone broke it several years back, a 33 1/3 LP of Phil Harris songs, which included "The Preacher and the Bear," "The Persian Kitty," "The Thing" and several other novelty songs, including his theme song, "That's What I Like About the South." I have no idea whether a vinyl copy exists in a rare records shop somewhere. I've never seen it remastered in CD form. The Album cover, which I still have, features a large color photo of Harris dominating the front - the color was something like a turquoise or light blue-green, should you happen to spot it somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (P Harris)
From: Jayto
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 06:01 PM

What was the Jabberwocky? Was it a dragon or what? I have heard alot of people say it was a dragon. I don't even know how I know this song or about the Jabberwocky. It is just something I picked up somehow that I have no memory of learning about it. I have no idea where I heard it at all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (P Harris)
From: GUEST,Tom Rowen
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 10:11 AM

I realy want to hear it so bad...

As I remember the lyrics go:
One time there a mountineer who felt so mighty brave
That he took his trusty gun and went to a dark, dark, cave.
The reason for this venture was a story that he'd heard
About a mad ferocious creature called the Jabberwocky bird.


There is of course more, as I remember it, I'll post it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (P Harris)
From: GUEST,TucsonCol
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 06:49 PM

I have the record, but broke off a bit of it and glued it together. My brother can recite it verbatim with all the inflections and is great fun to listen to. I don't know if it would be ok to post the recording. I suppose I could take time to copy the lyrics out if no one else does it before me


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MOUNTAINEER AND THE JABBERWOCK
From: GUEST,Guest, McPherson Ks
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 11:42 PM

I found your thread searching for this same story/poem. I called my grandpa who used to tell it to me as a child and he recalled it as best as he could. Hope this helps!

THE MOUNTAINEER AND THE JABBERWOCK
(Phil Harris)

One day there was a mountaineer who felt so mighty brave,
That he took his trusty gun and went to a dark, dark, cave.
The reason for his venture was a story that he'd heard
About a bad ferocious creature called the Jabberwocky bird.

When once inside that cave our hunter saw a sight,
The Jabberwock had seven heads, and each one was a fright.
He turned around and headed home a runnin' all the way,
And to all the folks who waited there the mountaineer did say:

"Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe,
All mimsy were the borogoves and the mome raths outgrabe.
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The frumious bandersnatch,
That bird it might have seven heads, but that bird I will catch!"

So once again into that cave the mountaineer did go,
How he's gonna catch that bird he really didn't know.
This time the mountaineer was armed with knives and traps and bait.
He had to catch the jabberwock, or lead a sorry fate.

So once again that ugly bird confronted him once more,
The mountaineer had seven fits and fell right to the floor.
He offered up a hasty prayer and murmured, "it's the end!"
But seven jabberwocky heads said "can't we please be friends?"

The mountaineer just shook his head he couldn't trust his ears,
And seven pairs of jabberwocky eyes were filled with tears.
The Jabberwock broke down and said "a witch made me like this.
And Jabberwocky I must be until a man I kiss."

The mountaineer could not resist the bird's unhappy plea.
He bravely puckered up his lips and said "you'll soon be free."
They kissed and seven heads became just one of golden curls,
The ugly Jabberwock became the prettiest of girls.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe.
All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe.
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The frumious bandersnatch
That couple now has seven kids, and that is quite a batch!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (P Harris)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 03:55 AM

Gee, after 9 years, we finally got an answer to this request. Thank you very much!
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Phil Harris
From: GUEST,Ann C
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 10:28 PM

Yes, I have the words to the Phil Harris version. My mother sang it to me when I was a kid, and she sang it to her grandkids, too...I've written down the words and would LOVE to hear a real recording of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (Harris)
From: GUEST,bill5925
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 06:47 PM

I saw this thread several years ago but didn't follow up. I have the 78 rpm record but it's packed away. I did remember the last lines. I haven't heard it in decades but it's so catchy the tune is still in my head. Thanks for posting the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (Harris)
From: GUEST,Savior to all
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 03:35 PM

VERY Random. I'm 23. I was planning on seeing the new Alice in Wonderland movie this weekend and saw that it contains the Jabberwocky. First thing I thought of was my old "Golden Age of Radio Comedy" box set I got when I was like 15 which had a cassette containing some Phil Harris-Alice Faye show recordings, including one where Phil sand the Jabberwocky song. I wanted to hear it again I used my young people skills to search the net and turned up both this thread and THIS!

http://www.mediafire.com/?xmcb9ltjhqt

That's the whole episode. Just download the file and fast forward to about the 10 minute mark.

I was going nuts trying to remember it from maybe years ago, (when this thread started haha) but some on here are saying they've been waiting decades. Hope this can finally satisfy that urge to hear this catchy tune again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: personal and the Jabberwock (Harri
From: GUEST,Terry Brown
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 02:13 PM

I saw this thread when searching for a (possible) digital recording of the Phil Harris - "Mountaineer
and the Jabberwocky / The Thing". I have the original 45 rpm record. My mother bought for me when I was about 6 hrs. old. It has a decent amount of wear on it after almost 50 years and the reason I was searching for a better copy. I know I'm late getting to the party but just thought I would add something to it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MOUNTAINEER AND THE JABBERWOCK
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 03:15 PM

I found the song on YouTube, and I was able to make some corrections (shown in bold) in the lyrics:


THE MOUNTAINEER AND THE JABBERWOCK
(Phil Harris)

One time there was a mountaineer who felt so mighty brave,
That he took his trusty gun and went to a dark, dark, cave.
The reason for his venture was a story that he'd heard
About a bad ferocious creature called the Jabberwocky bird.

When he got into that dreary cave our hunter saw a sight:
The Jabberwock had seven heads, and each one was a fright.
He turned around and headed home a-runnin' all the way,
And to all the folks who waited there the mountaineer did say:

CHORUS: "'Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe,
All mimsy were the borogoves and the mome raths outgrabe.
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The frumious bandersnatch!
My aim was spoiled by seven heads, but that bird I will catch!"

Then back again into that cave that mountaineer did go,
But how he'd finally get that bird he really didn't know.
This time the mountaineer was armed with knives and traps and bait.
He had to catch that Jabberwock, or meet a sorry fate.

Inside the cave that gruesome bird confronted him once more.
The mountaineer had seven fits and fell right to the floor.
He offered up a hasty prayer and murmured, "It's the end!"
But seven Jabberwocky heads said, "Can't we please be friends?"

CHORUS: 'Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe,
All mimsy were the borogoves and the mome raths outgrabe.
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The frumious bandersnatch!
The mountaineer said, "You mean we're pals?" and the seven heads said, "Natch!"

The mountaineer just shook his head. He couldn't trust his ears.
The jabberwocky's seven pairs of eyes were filled with tears.
The ugly bird broke down and sobbed, "A witch made me like this,
And Jabberwocky I must be until a man I kiss."

The mountaineer could not resist that bird's unhappy plea.
He bravely puckered up his lips and said, "You'll soon be free."
They kissed and seven heads became just one of golden curls,
The ugly Jabberwock was then the prettiest of girls.

CHORUS: 'Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe,
All mimsy were the borogoves and the mome raths outgrabe.
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The frumious bandersnatch!
That couple now have seven kids, and that is quite a batch!


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Subject: The American Sportsman Theme Song
From: GUEST,Mike P
Date: 02 Sep 10 - 08:13 AM

Does anyone know the lyrics to old theme song from curt gowdys american sportsman tv series? I would also like to know who sang it also.Some of the lyrics were come follow me to distant places find a land that embraces wide open spaces come and follow me.The original composer was Harry Bluestone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (Harris)
From: michaelr
Date: 02 Sep 10 - 11:14 AM

Guest, Mike P -- since the song you're looking for is unrelated to this thread, you'll have a better chance by starting a new thread with your request in the title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (Harris)
From: GUEST,vacabob
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 02:43 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_Zl3ot4-F4


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (Harris)
From: GUEST,Sweet Old Bob
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 11:51 PM

I remember "The Mountaineer and the Jabberwock" being on the flip side of a 12" record of "Elmer and the Bear". I remember the opening stanza as done by Mr. Harris, "Gather 'round me children. I'll tell you a story that I heard, about a bad ferocious creature called the Jabberwocky bird..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (Harris)
From: Iona
Date: 23 Sep 12 - 03:59 PM

This whole long thread about Phil Harris and only one person gave a passing nod to his career with Jack Benny. :D I listen to that show all the time, and Phil is one of the best! I'm always amazed, though, how much his voice changed. From the almost tenor "Hiya, Jackson!" to the low, mellow voice we know from Disney movies (Little John in Robin Hood, Thomas O'Malley in the Aristocats, and Baloo in Jungle Book). Phil was a real comic, a great singer and bandleader, and a good actor too. Anybody seen "Buck Benny Rides again" or "So this is Harris"? I've started watching the first one, but can't find a copy of the second.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mountaineer and the Jabberwock (Harris)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 12:44 AM

Jim Dixon, belated thanks for the YouTube link. Halloween's not far off, and this would make a cute number to entertain people at a costume party.

I must say that I always thought 'gyre' had a soft g, as in 'gyroscope', and frumious had a long u.


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