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Subject: Alzeimer's parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: becca
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 08:22 AM

I am looking for lyrics to a parody of "Last Thing on My Mind". The chorus is approximately as follows:

My thoughts are going away with no word of farewell.
Will there be one idea left behind?
I used to be a genius, but _______
Just what was the last thing on my mind.

Thanks!
Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 10:28 AM

Well, a guy I know sang it a couple of weeks ago! So if no one posts it, I will ask him for it soon!


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From:
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 11:01 AM

He's probably forgotten it by now.


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 05:37 PM

forgotten what?


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: BAZ
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 05:51 PM

what?


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From:
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 06:03 PM

nobody can remember? Must be---ummmm---whatizname's disease


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 06:34 PM

...a mind is a terrible thing to lose....as I recall


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Art Thieme
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 06:56 PM

WHEN YOUR MEMORY GOES, FORGET IT11


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Reid (Faded Denim)
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 09:30 PM

I'd like to sing this song - so yes! please if you can find the words it would be great ... then all I'll need to do is memorize the lyrics ... that's easy ... RIGHT? Get out the Ginko Baloba (is that how it's spelled??)


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Alice
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 09:33 PM

We should have heeded those warnings back in college about preserving brain cells.


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 11:52 PM

The most wonderful thing about renaming Washington National Airport for Ronald Reagan is that his Alzheimer's disease provides an explanation for why your bags get lost there.


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Bert
Date: 26 Feb 98 - 09:20 AM

Great one Charlie. I must send that to all my friends.


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Feb 98 - 02:48 PM

About the words to the original request...I will call the guy who knows them...we have a sing we go to in just about a week...I'll see if he can have them for me there...


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Songster Bob
Date: 26 Feb 98 - 03:01 PM

I heard that sung at an Open Sing by a gal singer, member of "Hot Soup," whose name* -- not joking -- escapes me at the moment. I was under the impression that SHE wrote it, and that it was new. Is it "in distribution" yet (has it been performed and recorded, etc.)? Anyway, it's a somewhat forgettable song.

And as for the Ronald Reagan National airport, who says Americans have no sense of irony?

* Aha! It's Sue Trainor!


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's parody of
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Feb 98 - 04:39 PM

hmmm..I guess our mutual friend Ron might have gotten it from Sue


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Subject: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: CamiSu
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 12:13 AM

The other night I heard on New Hampshire Public Radio's Folk show a song about losing one's mind to the tune of Last Thing on My Mind. Does anyone have the words? I've checked the Digitrad with no luck (or else I just don't know how...) The chorus was

Are they going away with no word of farewell? Will there be no idea left behind? I used to be a genius but now today I find I can't recall the last thing on my mind....

or something like that. I'd hardly dare sing it--I might forget the words!

Complete CRS!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 05:57 AM

I hope someone comes up with this,sounds my sort of, er, what was the question again?
RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 09:23 AM

G'day CamiSu and Roger:

I know this is not what you asked for ... but Jeremy Taylor used to do a wicked parody of Windmills of my Mind!

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 12:01 PM

The "Last Thing on My Mind" pardoy is by Sue Trainor of the group "Hot Soup!" If I remember correctly, Tom Paxton himself sings back-up on that cut on their new recording, "Soup Happens" If you go to their website http://members.aol.com/hotsoup3/index.html, you'll find out all about them. If you click here, it will take you to the listing of their album, where a real audio link will play at least a bit of the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 12:35 PM

Oh yeah........This one I GOTTA' have. A song all about Bert.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 01:59 PM

DEPARTMENT OF AMPLIFICATION

Actually, the link I provided above will get you to a button where you can play the entire song in Real Audio.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Barbara
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 02:21 PM

Thoughts are going away with no word of farewell
Will there be one idea left behind
I used to be a genius but now today I find
I don't know what was the last thing on my mind


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Subject: Lyr Add: (DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS) THE LAST THING...^^
From: Barbara
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 02:24 PM

Dang, gotta watch that cut and paste button.Ignore the above. Here's the words as I transcribed 'em from the link, including one set in brackets that I can't figure out.
Blessings,
Barbara

(DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS) THE LAST THING ON MY MIND
(parody by Sue Trainor)
(Last Thing On My Mind by Tom Paxton)

It's a question too late for the asking
I don't know, I don't know.
In the blink of an eye my thoughts are passing,
Where'd they go? Where'd they go?

CHORUS
Thoughts are going away with no word of farewell
Will there be one idea left behind
I used to be a genius but now today I find
I don't know what was the last thing on my mind

As I walk down the hall -- try to remember
Where I'm bound, where I'm bound:
I need to call, no, where's my sandwich? In the blender --
Turn around, round and round.

Gave 'em reasons a-plenty for going
This I know, this I know.
Boones Farm, Gallo, gin, [beans weed] a blowin'
Why'd I'd blow, there they go..

As I lie in my bed deep in slumber
I construe, cerebrate anew,
But at my desk I can only sit and wonder
Without a clue, one frigging clue
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Barbara
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 02:27 PM

Maybe after Gallo is "Jim Beam's weed a-blowing".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 02:32 PM

That would make sense Barbara....and bless you for the lyrics!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Bert
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 04:46 PM

Ah, but I remember Sue Trainor though. Great singer - really pretty too.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: CamiSu
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 05:22 PM

Thank you SO MUCH! I sort of thought the last line of the chorus was as you transcribed, Barbara, but I couldn't get it to scan right, and Sue did such a nice job... Better go print this out lest I forget where I put it....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Morticia
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 08:26 PM

ahhhhhh, 'tis my own story entirely, thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 08:49 PM

OR maybe this---

Boones Farm, Gallo, Jim Bean, Weed a-blowin'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Giac
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 09:56 PM

Thanks for this. BTW, I think GUEST is right, sounds like Boone's Farm, Gallo, Jim Beam, weed a' blowin'--.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:47 PM

I can't wait to tell Sue someone asked about this song. Sue is a local performer and I can say "I knew her when". At least for a while eventually CRS will ruin that. Sue has been doing parodies for quite a while. The group "Hot Soup" is a truly wonderful female trio with a wonderful blend of humor, love songs, and even some 40's swing.

Sue was invited to Tom Paxton's 60th (?) birthday party. He lives near DC. One suggested gift was a parody of a Tom Paxton tune and the above song was her production.

If you get a chance to see Sue or Hot Soup, please go. I've invested in their CD's as a backer and I'd love to get my money back!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: GUEST,Sue Trainor
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 05:10 PM

Thanks for your kind words, everybody! (Who's Bert? ; )

And thanks Roger -- your checks will keep arriving; the computer remembers. (Roger has been a musical inspiration to me for many years -- that _I_ remember!)

Roger's story about the creation of the parody is correct, and Tom does sing on the song. When I asked him for permission to record it, he said "Go ahead. Trash a legend." ; )

"Guest" had the lyrics right -- sorry for my poor enunciaton, there. : (

I have a new parody, about to debut, that I think is as good as "Last Thing." We'll do it at Avalon FF (if I remember the words). (Hint -- it has to do with cyber acquisition addiction.) If you like this sort of thing -- and the way my evil brain twists around a song -- my solo album ("In A Closeup" is full of 'em.

"Twist the night away," as they say!

Sue Trainor www.songs.com/hotsoup


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Barbara
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 11:25 PM

It wasn't an enunciation problem, Sue. Even with the internet sound on my Real Player, I could tell what the sounds were. It was a word recognition problem. My first shot at transcription had that line as "Whose farm gallowgin bean seed a-blowing." Knew it sounded like something I should recognize, but it took me a while to figure out that it was a list of brand names.
Neat parody. I like it!
Do I have your permission to pass it along, and can we add it to the database here?
And is it Jim Beam or Jim Bean anyway (says the beer drinker)?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 11:38 PM

Jim Beam Barbara.........A nice Kentucky bourbon, affordable, and a nice companion to Jack Daniels, a bit smokier though.

Thanks SUE for coming in and giving us some input. Come back anytime, lots of Mudcat net junkies here. Being a fine parody writer, you should check some of the original songs and parodies in Aine's Mudcat Songbook. Its under the Quick Links at the top of the page.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: GUEST,Sue Trainor
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 10:34 AM

Sure! I'm happy for you to include the lyrics in database! I figure I earn brownie points in the universe for every giggle I provoke. ; )

And I definitely WILL check the Mudcat database to enhance my repertoire; thanks for pointing that out!

We're off for a concert near Altoona, PA this evening. Cheers! Sue


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Bert
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 05:14 PM

Hi Sue!

Welcome to Mudcat. We need more people here who have a sense of humour.

Who's Bert INDEED, Bert is the guy who wrote the book on CRS, well I would have done if I could have remembered, just ask Spaw he'll tell you. Actually I'm quite surprised that he didn't already. He must be slipping, the poor old fart.

Well to answer your question sensibly, I saw you at a house concert for the Philadelphia Folk Song Society a while back. Just in case you remember, I'm a tall guy who played such gems as "Plastic Flower Seeds" and "Size Doesn't Matter".

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: P05139
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 06:26 PM

I know this is not what was wanted but I just tried singing the chorus to the tune and I can't get it to scan. I assume we are talking about the Bananarama/ Steps song?!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 03:01 AM

Sue, baby, love your stuff. Let's do lunch. Have your girl call mine, OK? Hot Soup sounds great! Ciao, baby. Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: CRS parody of Last Thing on My Mind
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 03:11 AM

The theme for this week's song circle is birthdays and cohabitation. My 52nd birthday is the day after the song circle, and I'm going to sing this one, for sure. Haven't found a good cohabitation song - yet.
-Joe Fogie-


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Subject: RE: Alzeimer's/CRS parody of Last Thing On My Mind
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 07:08 PM

The Hot Soup link seems not to work now...


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Subject: RE: need copyright info - 'Waltzing With Bears'
From: Rog Peek
Date: 01 May 07 - 06:46 PM

On his 2003 UK tour, Tom Paxton included an extra verse which somebody had found on the internet and sent to him. It went something like this:

Well I met this young girl at a folk club,
Like you do, like you do.
So I bought her a drink and we chatted,
Wouldn't you, wouldn't you.

And then after the show she invited me home,
And she said we were two of a kind,
Then she played me every record
That Tom Paxton ever made,
And you know that was the last thing on my mind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: alzheimer parody of Last Thing On My
From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 07 - 05:24 AM

Here's one that might work better for UK audiences........
^^
THE LAST THING ON MY MIND

There's no lesson I'm capable of learning,
'Cos my mind's on the blink
I always hope that my memory's returning,
But I'm too old, I think.
When I go to the kitchen I look round in fear,
Am I here to get coffee or beer?
I look around for clues but there's nothing I can find,
I'm searching for the last thing on my mind.

As I drive in my car in the morning,
Where to go? I just don't know.
A suspicion is gradually forming,
That my mind's working slow.
Was I going to the station, or was it the bank?
Oh, why has the last hour gone blank?
I try to remember, but it's hopeless, I find.
I can't recall the last thing on my mind.

I had reasons a-plenty for going,
What they were I just can't say.
Now my panic is rapidly growing,
I've been in Tesco's all day.
Did I come to buy sugar, is it cabbage I need?
Was it Oxos or budgerigar seed?
I did make out a list, but I've left it behind.
Whatever was the last thing on my mind?

I know the capital of Texas is Austin,
I know Morocco's is Rabat,
I can name Southampton's winning FA cup team,
Just how sad is that?
But don't ask me to tell you what I did yesterday,
For my memory has drawn down the blind,
I used to get upset, now I'm becoming resigned
To searching for the last thing on my mind.




I


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: alzheimer parody of Last Thing On My Mind
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 May 07 - 05:26 AM

That's fabulous, thanks Rog!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: alzheimer parody of Last Thing On My Mind
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 02 May 07 - 05:27 AM

Aaargh, that was me without a cookie. I feel complete now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: alzheimer parody of Last Thing On My
From: Susan of DT
Date: 02 May 07 - 05:42 AM

Who wrote the UK version?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: alzheimer parody of Last Thing On My
From: stallion
Date: 02 May 07 - 05:49 AM

ditto


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: alzheimer parody of Last Thing On My Mind
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 02 May 07 - 07:11 AM

Down to me, I'm afraid. First public performance, unless someone else beats me to it, will be at the 'Eel's Foot', Eastbridge , Suffolk, on Sunday night. Come early to avoid front seats.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: alzheimer parody Senile Aging Man
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 10 May 14 - 09:43 AM

In a similar vein, does anyone have the lyrics to a parody of Secret Agent Man, titled Senile Aging Man? I heard this sung at New England Folk Festival in April 2014- parody was tremendously funny, but I can't locate lyrics via search engines. Was hoping to sing it at a 60th birthday party.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: alzheimer parody of Last Thing On My Mind
From: GUEST,muppett
Date: 12 May 14 - 10:50 AM

Ha har, so it's down to you Rusty is it, someone (I can't remember who)passed me the lyrics to the song a number of months ago and I now regularly sing it when out and about.
I slightly muppettised it though.
Changing Tesco to Morrisons and
Changing the line 'I can name the Southampton winning FA Cup team'
To 'I can name the West Indies winning world cup team'.
it goes down quite well and a number say by eck I can identify with those lyrics, it's a bit scary.

Well done Rusty I can now Acknowledge you as the Author.

Cheers

Muppett


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