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ADD: Fugue for Tinhorns (Frank Loesser)

GUEST,banjarlady 24 Jul 00 - 10:00 PM
Midchuck 24 Jul 00 - 10:12 PM
Joe Offer 30 Jan 18 - 05:17 AM
clueless don 30 Jan 18 - 08:32 AM
Nigel Parsons 30 Jan 18 - 08:54 AM
leeneia 30 Jan 18 - 02:35 PM
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Subject: Does anyone know the title?
From: GUEST,banjarlady
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 10:00 PM

Some of the lyrics are stuck in my head:

I've got a horse right here, his name is Paul Revere

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Subject: req: Fugue for Tinhorns (Frank Loesser)
From: Midchuck
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 10:12 PM

"Fugue for Tinhorns," from Guys and Dolls.

I got the horse right here,
His name is Paul Revere,
And here's a guy that says, if the weather's clear,
Can do, Can do, this guy says the horse can do...

Peter.


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Subject: ADD: Fugue for Tinhorns (Frank Loesser)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 05:17 AM

FUGUE FOR TINHORNS
(Frank Loesser)


I got the horse right here
The name is Paul Revere
And here's a guy that says if the weather's clear
Can do, can do, this guy says the horse can do
If he says the horse can do, can do, can do.


(Benny starts singing his part at this time, while Nicely continues:)
Can do - can do - this guy says the horse can do
If he says the horse can do - can do, can do.


(Rusty starts singing his part as the time, while Nicely and Benny continue:)
For Paul Revere I'll bite
I hear his foot's all right
Of course it all depends if it rained last night


Likes mud, likes mud, this "X" means the horse likes mud
If that means the horse likes mud, likes mud
Likes mud.


I tell you Paul Revere
Now this is no bum steer
It's from a handicapper that's real sincere
Can do, can do, this guy says the horse can do.
If he says the horse can do - can do - can do.
Paul Revere. I got the horse right here.


BENNY

I'm pickin' Valentine, 'cause on the morning line
The guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance, has chance, this guy says the horse has chance
if he says the horse has chance, has chance, has chance


I know it's Valentine, the morning work looks fine
Besides the jockey's brother's a friend of mine
Needs race, needs race, my friend says the horse needs race
If he says the horse needs race, needs race, needs race.
I go for Valentine, 'Cause on the morning line,
The guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance, has chance, this guy says the horse has chance
Valentine! I got the horse right here.


RUSTY CHARLIE

But look at Epitaph. he wins it by a half
According to this here in the Telegraph
"Big Threat" - "Big Threat"
This guy calls the horse "Big Threat"
If he calls the horse "Big Threat",
Big Threat, Big Threat.


And just a minute, boys.
I've got the feed box noise
It says the great-grandfather was Equipoise
Shows class, shows class.
This guy says the horse shows class
If he says the horse shows class
Shows class, show's class.


So make it Epitaph, he wins it by a half
According to this here in the Telegraph.
Epitaph! I got the horse right here!


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Subject: RE: ADD: Fugue for Tinhorns (Frank Loesser)
From: clueless don
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 08:32 AM

Far be it from me to eschew the trivial!

There's something that bothers me about these lyrics, specifically Nicely's part. First, he says that Paul Revere "can do", but says it depends on if the weather's clear. But later on, he says that Paul Revere "likes mud".

These two statements seem inconsistent to me.

I doubt that Mr. Loesser would care!

Don


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Subject: RE: ADD: Fugue for Tinhorns (Frank Loesser)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 08:54 AM

Don:
No real confusion:
I got the horse right here
The name is Paul Revere
And here's a guy that says if the weather's clear
Can do, can do, this guy says the horse can do
If he says the horse can do, can do, can do. For Paul Revere I'll bite
I hear his foot's all right
Of course it all depends if it rained last night
Likes mud, likes mud, this "X" means the horse likes mud
If that means the horse likes mud, likes mud
Likes mud.

The horse has been recommended on the basis that it likes clear weather (no rain to impede sight & breathing), but likes the going underfoot to be soft ('rained last night, likes mud')


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Subject: RE: ADD: Fugue for Tinhorns (Frank Loesser)
From: leeneia
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 02:35 PM

I went to the Arkansas Derby once. Despite the handicappers talking about mud, the track was covered with sand. It gets wet, but it drains fast and it's not sticky when wet.

In Missouri where I live, we get muds that are so sticky they could glue a horse in place. That is not what they put on the tracks.

Apparently some horses just don't like wet ground and others don't care. When the sand is wet, a bettor wants to know which is which.


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