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Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'

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I Was Born


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Subject: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: GUEST,Michelle
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 11:24 AM

There's a silly girl scout song I heard once, and can't remember it all. Here's what I remember:

The beginning: "Oh, I was born one night one morn When the whistle went toot! toot!" ...

"...Was Old Black Joe an Eskimo In the good old summertime? Oh, if Easter eggs don't was their legs Their children will be ducks..."

"...It's in a tree, beneath the sea Above the bright blue sky. Way down in Barcelon-ia I jumped into the foam-ia Now this is all balogn-ia When Dinah blows her horn-- toot! toot!"

Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: MMario
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 11:26 AM

rabbitrunning? Is this anywhere in your notes?


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Subject: Lyr Add: OH, I WAS BORN ONE NIGHT ONE MORN
From: GUEST,Judy Cook
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 08:44 PM

Oh, I was born one night one morn
When the whistle went "toot, toot."
You can bake a steak or fry a cake
When the mud pies are in bloom.
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Old Black Joe an Eskimo
In The Good Old Summertime?

Oh, you loop-de-loop in your noodle soup
Just to give your socks a shine.
I'm guilty, judge. I ate the fudge.
Three cheers for Old Lang Syne!
I cannot tell a lie.
I hocked an apple pie.
It's on a tree beneath the sea
Above the bright blue sky.

Oh if Easter eggs don't wash their legs,
Their children will have ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy a lemon pie
For forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonia
They jumped into the foamia
But that is all balonia.
Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)

Sure do wish I knew how to do line breaks.

Where did you hear this song? I was amazed to find that Carly Gewirz & I knew it identically - including timing and emphases - from different sources.

--Judy Cook

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 30-Sep-02.


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Subject: ADD: Oh, I was born...
From: GUEST,Judy Cook
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 10:03 PM

Oh I was born one night one morn when the whistle went "toot, toot"
You can bake a steak or fry a cake when the mudpies are in bloom
Does six and six make nine? Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Old Black Joe an Eskimo In The Good Old Summertime?
Oh, you loop-de-loop in your noodle soup just to give your socks a shine.
I'm guilty judge, I ate the fudge. Three cheers for Old Lang Syne!
I cannot tell a lie. I hocked an apple pie.
It's on a tree beneath the sea above the bright blue sky.
Oh if Easter eggs don't wash their legs, their children will have ducks (quack, quack)
I'd rather buy a lemon pie for forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonia they jumped into the foamia
But that is all balonia, Paderewski blow your horn (Toot, Toot)!

Thanks Joe! by the way, anyone know who wrote it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: GUEST,Michelle
Date: 25 Aug 00 - 10:26 AM

I heard it at Camp Sherwood, a GS camp in Lapeer, MI. It was about 10 or 12 years ago. Thank you all so much!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Aug 00 - 02:32 PM

What a howl! Somebody do this on hearme, willya, I can't read music and I'd love to have this one in my repertoire!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 02:33 PM

So, do we have a tune for this one?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Judy Cook
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 08:16 PM

Dear Joe & Mrrzy,

Yes, we have a tune for this. Actually I'm putting together a new CD of camp songs and such. We've put the draft of this crazy song up on the web in Real Media format:

click here

Enjoy! Also, since I'm planning it for the CD, does anyone know the author or any other source information?

--Judy Cook


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 01:30 PM

Refresh. There's something very familiar about this tune, but I can't place it. Take a listen to Judy's recording - it's great.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 05:32 PM

Hey Joe - It sounds a little like On the Banks of the Sacramento. Are you familiar with that song from the movie How the West Was Won? I'm working on a short midi for the above song. I'll send it to you when I'm finished to make sure it's right.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 06:51 PM

Hmmm. Curioser and curioser. The tune I know for "Banks of the Sacramento" is an adaptation of "Camptown Races." That's not the tune I hear for "Oh, I was Born."
-JOe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: GUEST,Jennifer
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 04:28 PM

Hey, I learned when the whistle went Boom-Boom--far more in keeping with the rest of the song. I also learned that "If Easter eggs don't shave their legs, their children will be ducks."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Aug 00 - 04:30 PM

C'mon, somebody please tell me where I know this tune from!
-Joe Offer, frustrated-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 09:48 AM

G'day,
Thanks to Joe the tune for "I Was Born" can be found here at the Mudcat MIDI site.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Barbara
Date: 27 Sep 02 - 03:15 AM

Y'know, I learned this song at a Girl Scout Camp someplace in SE Michigan, I don't think it was Sherwood, but it might have been. It would have been, oh, about 40, 45 years ago, and I remember the line as "if Easter eggs don't shave their legs? as well.
I have the idea the tune might come from some piece of pop classical music: light italian opera or JP Sousa, or some such.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: GUEST,GUEST Mike
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 12:08 PM

I heard the following version:

Oh I was born at night one morn
When the whistle rang boom-boom
I'd boil a steak and fry a cake
When the mudpies are in bloom

If six and six makes nine
does ice come from a mine?
Old Black Joe was an Eskimo
Pork comes from a porcupine

A pig or cow can bark "meow"
and the Sandman loves to sing
I saw a frog swim up a log
But he fell and broke his wing

(some other lyrics that I've forgotten)
Paderuski blow your nose! (honk honk!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: GUEST,Mikey G
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 12:19 PM

I just found the title of the song:


The Lunatic's Lullaby
1926
Music & Lyrics by: Leslie Moore, Johnny Tucker & Edgar Leslie

possibly performed by Paul Ash


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 04 - 05:00 AM

As we say here in California nowadays, "That's Fantastic," Mikey. This Songwriter Listing gives Edgar Leslie songwriter credit for "Lunatic's Lullaby." Edgar Leslie also wrote "Among My Souvenirs" and "For Me and My Gal."
"Lullaby" made the Parlorsongs Magazine August 1998 issue, with this frustratingly brief lyrics excerpt at the magazine's Website:
    I was born at night one morn
    and the whistles rang boom-boom
    I boil a cake
    and drink a steak
    when the mud pies are in bloom.

Can anybody find full lyrics for the original song?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: s&r
Date: 04 Jun 04 - 04:17 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 11:27 PM

Texas Tech University says LUNATIC'S LULLABY was used in a 1948 show called "Live and Let Live."

A catalog from Nauck's Vintage Records says it was recorded by The Happiness Boys on Edison Diamond Disk #51755.

The Online 78rpm Discographical Project says it was recorded by The Night Club Orchestra in 1926 on the Harmony label, #193-H.

...but I was unable to find any lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Rick Crumlich
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 11:06 PM

We sang this verse also.. First learned it 1968

Oh they call me old Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
I'm just a North Dakotian
come up from old Saint Paul
I'll sue them them all for sunder
I'll make them all repent
for how can I be Bonaparte
when I'm the president


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,The Connor Girls
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 10:07 PM

Here's the song we learned 35 years ago and passed along to our children:

I was born one night one morn when the whistle went "toot toot."
You can buy a plane or fly a train when the mud pies are in bloom.
Does six and six make nine? Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Old Black Joe an Eskimo in the good old summertime?

Oh, loop-de-loop in the noodle soup just to give your socks a shine.
I'm guilty, judge; I ate the fudge. Three cheers for old lang syne!
I cannot tell a lie. I hocked the apple pie.
It's on a tree, beneath the sea, above the bright blue sky.

Oh, Easter eggs don't wash their legs. Their children will have ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy a lemon pie for forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonia, they jumped into the foamia,
And this is all bolognia. Paderewski, blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)

This is our most favorite family torture song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,You guys have it all wrong!
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 12:42 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 08:28 AM

All wrong seems an odd comment for this particular song...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Sep 04 - 11:18 AM

Joe, regarding your question about the tune way back in '00, it sounds a little bit like the 'Chicken Dance'.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LUNATIC'S LULLABY
From: GUEST,Rick@parlorsongs.com
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 02:31 PM

Interesting Thread.
Here is the first verse and Chorus from the original sheetmusic published in 1926. This would represent the authoritative lyrics that probably spawned some of the variations listed here and elsewhere. If I have time I'll did out the sheet music and provide the second verse and second chorus. The above link was to a first exposition of the song on our site, we reissued it with an article about novelty songs
in October, 1999:


==========================
THE LUNATIC'S LULLABY
Music & Lyrics by: Leslie Moore, Johnny Tucker & Edgar Leslie
Cover artist: Barbelle
Published 1926 by Edgar Leslie, Inc.

(four bar introduction, 4 bar vamp)
I'm up here in the bug house. My brain is in a rut.
My keeper says I'm crazy, but he is off his nut.
I'm just as sane as you are, and I can prove it too:
For when you hear my lullaby, you'll know I'm not cuckoo.

CHORUS: Oh! I was born at night one morn and the whistles rang boom boom.
I boil a cake and drink a steak when the mud pies are in bloom.
If six and six are nine, does ice come from a mine?
Then old Black Joe's an Eskimo, and pork's from porcupine.

A pig or cow can bark meow but a goldfish likes to sing.
I saw a frog swim up a log, but he fell and broke his wing.
I know that camels sail the sea, that we get honey from a flea,
That ev'ry horse can climb a tree on the road to Mandalay. CHORUS

Oh! me Oh! my, That's the Lunatic's Lullaby!
=============================
Regards;
Rick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 04 - 04:37 PM

A version from NJ my Dad would sing whenever we went canoeing in the Pines (circa 1970).

I'm up here in the nut house
My brain is in a rut
My teacher thinks I'm coo coo
But she's all off her nut.
I'm just the same as you are,
and I can prove it too
Just wait'll you hear my alibi
and you'll know I'm not coo coo.

Oh, I was born one night one morn when the whistles rang boom boom
I can fry a steak and bake a cake when the mudpies are in bloom
Oh, six and six make forty nine and ice comes from a mine
Old Black Joe's an eskimo, pork's from porcupine.

I'll sue you all for slander.
I'll make you all repent.
For how can I be Napolean,
when I'm the President [dent dent]?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,aly
Date: 07 Nov 04 - 11:08 AM

i learned this song fome camp. my counsaler learned it from her dad. but they didnt know where it came from they thought it was a shirly temple song.

Oh i was born one night one morn
when the wistle went toot toot
you could bake a steak or fri a cake whe the mudpies are in bloom
does 6 and 6 make nine(nuh uh) does ice grow on a vine
was old black joe and escimo in the good old summertime? and so on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Robin Holcombe in Santa Paula, CA
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 02:09 PM

These lyrics have been going around in my head for 3 days straight! I even dreamed about them, last night!
I learned this song at a church camp way back in, let's see now...... 1967 or '68. And I've never forgotten them. Wow. (Why do I remember this with clarity, but can't remember "useful" things, like the periodic table?!!!)
Happy to see that there are others out here as possessed as I am!
Whew! That's a relief!   
Thank you thank you thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,candghughes@integrity.com
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 12:17 PM

I remember this from a record my fourth grade teacher used to play in class! = Ginger Hughes


Oh, I was born one happy 'morn, when the whistle went "toot, toot"
You could fry and cake or bake a steak when the mudpies are in bloom
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Old Black Joe an Eskimo in the good ol' summertime?
Oh, loopty doop in your noodle soup and give your socks a shine
I'm the guilty judge, I ate the fudge, three cheers for Auld Lang Syne
I cannot tell a lie
I hocked an apple pie
It's on a tree, beneath the sea, above the bright blue sky
Oh, if easter eggs don't wash their legs, their children will have ducks
I'd rather buy a lemon pie for forty-seven bucks
Way down in (this is they way I sang it as a child but it makes no sense!) Porcelonia, they fell into Falonia, but that is all Bolognia
Patta Whiskey blow your horn - toot! toot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Heather Whann Choplin
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 10:39 PM

I can't believe this song is remembered by anyone other than me! My version combines several of the ones from above but we always called it "Jeep". I think it was given that title along the way because it made no sense, just like the song. I learned it at a Camp Fire Girls' Camp called Camp Hidden Valley in Madonna, Maryland back in the 1970s. I think it was one of our all time favorite songs to sing at night, in the woods, around the canmpfire. This inspires me to search for more of those silly, obscure camp songs from my youth. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,LTrollo72@comcast.net
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 10:27 AM

I can't believe someone else actually knows this. My parents taught this to me in the early 50's. We used to sing it at all our early family parties along with "Barefoot Days" (if anyone knows that one). Thanks for the memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,lorble@comcast.net
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 02:25 PM

This song has rattled around my head since Gril Scout Camp in the late 70s. I have been singing the portion I remember to my daughter lately, and she loves it...she'll say "sing the loopy noodle song mom!" I'm not as goofy as I thought considering many others recall it too! I've seen it referred to as "The Nonsense Song", "The Crazy Song" and "Jeep Song"      Thanks much!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 09:17 PM

Has anyone mentioned that this is also commonly sung in camp to the tune of "In the Good Old Summertime?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,heartsongbooks@aol.com
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 10:55 AM

I learned "Jeep" at Camp Coles Trip, a Girl Scout Camp in Stafford, VA (the DC area)back in the 1960s and 1970s. I have been trying to fill in the missing words I had forgotten for years... nice to see them here. Jeni.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: Judy Cook
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 11:44 AM

Jeni,
When were you at Camp Coles Trip? I was singing this song there as a CIT there in the mid-60's.

Judy Cook


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 06:30 AM

Wow...the versions...a few things I had different:

"I baked a steak and fried a cake when the mud pies were in bloom."
"I'm guilty judge, I stole the fudge, 3 cheers for old lang syne.
I cannot tell a lie, I hocked a case of rye..."
"If Easter hens don't lay their eggs, their children will be ducks"
"My friends call me Napoleon..." verse, but with "...I come from Minnesota...way down near old Saint Paul"
I had never heard of the "pig or cow can bark meow" verse.

We did this in Girl Scouts in Southeastern Missouri back in the mid-1960's. I couldn't piece it all together and had forgotten the end, so whenever it came into my head, it just kept going and going....Thanks for giving me some closure!

Karen From St. Charles, MO


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,jenni wichita,ks
Date: 15 May 05 - 01:31 PM

We always called this song Jeep


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,susan scout leader
Date: 24 May 05 - 10:36 PM

Here are most of the words - i remembered most of it, but found additional words from other sources. good luck.

I'm up here in the bug house. My brain is in a rut.
My keeper says I'm crazy, but he is off his nut.
I'm just as sane as you are, and I can prove it too:
For when you hear my lullaby, you'll know I'm not cuckoo.
A pig or cow can bark meow but a goldfish likes to sing.
I saw a frog swim up a log, but he fell and broke his wing.
I know that camels sail the sea, that we get honey from a flea,
That ev'ry horse can climb a tree on the road to Mandalay. CHORUS
Oh, I was born one night, one morn
when the whistle went "Toot, Toot."
You can bake a steak or fry a cake
when the mudpies are in bloom.
Does Six and six make nine
And ice grow on a vine. (This is oral memory.)
Is ole Black Joe's an Eskimo
in the good ole summertime.
So, loopty-loop through your noodle soup
just to give your socks a shine.
I'm guilty judge, I ate the fudge
three cheers for Auld Lang Syne.
I can not tell a lie,
I ate an apple pie.
It's on a tree, beneath the sea
above the bright blue sky.
If Easter eggs, don't wash their legs
their children will have ducks.
I'd rather buy, a lemon pie
for forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Patagonia
They jump into the foamia
But that is all baloney-a
Paterowski blow your horn "Toot, Toot " !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Guest alswife
Date: 24 May 05 - 11:17 PM

Oh, how happy I was to stumble across this thread! I leared this song, or a variation of it, in Girl Scout camp in the early 80's. It's been rattling around in my head for years without completion. I kept leaving out bits of it and it would drive me bonkers! Thanks for the lyrics. I have a little girl of my own now and am anxious to teach it to her.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 03:16 PM

My brother taught me this song in the 70's. I tought it to my best friend and we had competitions to see who could sing it faster. Now I'm impressing my 3 year old with my fast singing skills.

The version I remembered (at least before I read all the variations today) had the last verse:

If easter eggs don't shave their legs, their children will have ducks (quack quack)
I'd rather buy a lemon pie for forty-seven bucks (too much)
Way down in Barcelonia, they fell into a ponia, but that is all Bolognia
so rooster blow your horn - toot! toot!

BTW, I found this thread because I mentioned to that same best friend (still friends after 35 years) that I was teaching the song to my daughter, she asked me for the lyrics, and I googled because I was too lazy to type them in. I didn't really expect to find the lyrics, much less a whole discussion.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 03:22 PM

I heard another stanza that my father used to sing. It goes:

France is in Japan.
Does milk come from a fan?
Paul Revere was fond of beer
and so is your old man!


Dick Codell, Rockville MD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 11:42 PM

Edgar Leslie also co-wrote "Masculine Women, Feminine Men", with Johnny Monaco


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Claude d'Estree
Date: 25 Aug 05 - 05:01 PM

Here's the version I learned from my late mother-in-law, who was born in 1902 and who was professional dancer and part of the "scene" in New York in the '20's and '30's

I presume that "Paderewski" referes to Ignace Jan Paderewski, the Polish composser, pianist and diplomat.

I have started teaching it to my sons, ages 9, 6 & 5

I plan on taking all the best lyrics from above that aren't in my version and add them to mine, so as to create an even longer, crazier "Lunatic's Lullaby." My boys will love it!

*************

LUNATIC'S LULLABY

Oh, I was born one night one morn'
When the whistle went "boom, boom."
I can fry a cake, I can bake a steak,
When the mudpies are in bloom.

If six and six is nine
And ice comes from a mine,
Then ol' Black Joe's an Eskimo
"In the Good Old Summer Time."

Oh, loop-the-loop
In the noodle soup
Just to give my socks a shine
I'm a guilty judge,
I stole some fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Sine

I cannot tell a line
I hocked a case of rye
It on a branch
Beneath the sea
Above the bright, blue sky

If Easter eggs could wash their legs
And children could have ducks
I'd rather have a lemon pie
Than forty-seven bucks

Way down in Barcelonia
They spit into the phonia
And that ain't no balonia
Paderewski blow your horn
"Toot, toot!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,random person
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 02:41 PM

I cannot tell a line
I hocked a case of rye
Beneath a tree
Beneath the sea
Beneath the bright, blue sky

If Easter eggs don't wash their legs
They'll grow up to be ducks
I'd rather have a lemon pie
For forty-seven bucks

Is how I heard those two particular parts from my Grandmother. The rest is the same for me though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,busterbewildered
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 09:38 AM

this is pretty cool. my dad has sang this song a million times i didn't think ne1 but him knew it. he also knows a song that sings all the elements of the periodic table. does ne1 know that one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 12:08 AM

The Billboard Song is from Homer & Jethro. I think it's on their "Live at the Country Club" LP, and it was included on the "American Song Butchers" compilation CD. Credited to "Coben/Grean".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,cohen
Date: 24 Feb 06 - 06:17 AM

Oh, I was born one night one morn when a whistle went toot-toot. (Toot-toot!)
You could fry a cake or bake a snake when the mud pies are in bloom.
Does 6 and 6 make 9?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Uncle Sam a handyman in the good old summertime?
Oh, loop de loop in your noodle soup just to give your socks a shine.
I told the fudge I ate the judge. Three cheers for Auld Lang Syne!
I cannot tell a lie; I hogged an apple pie.
It's in a tree beneath the sea above the bright blue sky.
Oh, if Easter eggs don't wash their legs, their children will have ducks. (Quack-quack!)
I tried to buy a lemon pie for forty-seven bucks. (Too much!)
Way down in Barcelonia they jumped into the foamia but that is all baloney-a for the risk of blowing your horn. (Toot-toot!)

That's what I herd from my teacher.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 05:02 PM

This was my favorite song at Camp Netimus (Milford, PA).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,eyeday
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 07:57 PM

Here are the lyrics my mother (who would have been 78 now) used to sing to us kids. We never new the title until now. She came from NYC and used to go to the country every summer, where we believe she learned this song.

Oh I was born
One night, one morn
When the whistles went boom boom
You can fry a cake
Or bake a steak
When mud pies are in bloom
If 6 and 6 make 9
And ice grows on a vine
Then Old Black Joe's an Eskimo
In the good old summertime

Oh, I loop-de-loop
In my noodle soup
Just to give my socks a shine
I'm guilty Judge
I stole the fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Syne
I cannot tell a lie
I hooked a case of rye
Twas was on a tree
Below the sea
Above the deep blue sky!

Oh, they call me King Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
I come from South Dakota
Way down in old Saint Paul
I'll sue them all for slander
I'll make them all repent
For how can I be Bonaparte
When I'm the President

Oh, if Easter eggs
Don't wash their legs,
Their children will be ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy
A lemon pie
For forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonio
They blow right down your phonio
Oh this is all baloneyo
Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Stephanie
Date: 20 Jul 06 - 10:06 PM

My dad, who would be 88 now, taught it to me when I was very young. I see some variations, but I learned it well and still can recite the lyrics he taught me. He spoke it (in syncopation), but put on this ending which he sung; "On the road to Mandalay; Where the flying fishes play; and the dawn comes up like thunder; from China 'cross the bay."

I know of no one else who had even heard of it. I'm shocked that it was considered a camp song. Oh, and it's "When the whistles rang boom boom." It's a song about craziness, where whistles ring boom-boom, not toot-toot (they way they really do.)

Note: He also taught me Mini the Moocher (about a prostitute) and St. James Infirary, a '20s jazz number, also sung by Cab Calloway, (about a woman dying of STDs in New Orleans.) It's a great song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby "I was born at nigh
From: Haruo
Date: 28 Jul 06 - 01:12 PM

Stephanie, would you be so kind as to type in the complete lyrics as your dad taught them to you? Also some basic info about where he was from, and when and where (if you know) he learned it?

Ditto for the other songs he taught you.

thanks,
Haruo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'I was born at night..'
From: GUEST,Story Lady
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 03:28 PM

I heard this song for the first time today from a 5 yr old at my story hour. She sang the whole thing except the Minnesota verse. I've been involved in Girl Scouts in NY for the last 7 years and never heard it. I was amazed to find it and all it's variations. Great fun! Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Fen
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 01:08 PM

Ummm it's you can fry a cake or bake a steak


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Fenidia
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 01:12 PM

Oh, I was born one night one morn
When the whistle went "boom boom."
You can *fry a cake or bake a steak
When the mud pies are in bloom.
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is *Old man Joe an Eskimo
In Good Old Summertime?
Oh, you loop-de-loop in your noodle soup
*and to give your socks a shine. (shh shh)
I'm guilty, judge. I *stole the fudge.
Three cheers for all man kind!
I cannot tell a lie.
I *honked an apple pie.
*on a tree beneath the sea
*Under the clear blue sky.
Oh if Easter eggs don't *shave their legs,
Their children will have ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy a lemon pie
For forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonia
They jumped into the foamia
But that is all balonia.
Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born... (Lunatic's Lullaby)
From: GUEST,Denise
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 08:08 PM

OK - after reading all this - here's the version that I learned in Canada back in the 60's from my parents...seems so politically incorrect now - but I loved it when I was a kid..

I'm up here in my nuthouse
My mind is in a rut
My keeper thinks I'm crazy but I'm sure she's off her nut
I'm just as sane as you are
and I can prove it too
'cause when I sing this lullaby
you'll know I'm not coocoo
I was born one night one morning
when the whistle went boom boom
I can bake a snake and drink a cake
when mudpies are in bloom
and six and six is nine
and rice comes from a mine
and Old Black Joe's an Eskimo in the days of Porcupine
We know that camels sail the seas
and we get honey from the fleas
and all the horses climb the trees
on the road to the mandalay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST,Carolyn
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 05:28 PM

I am SOOO excited to have found this site! my dad used to sing as much as he knew... which wasnt much, I still run around singing this song all the time, and my friends look at me like Im crazy!!! I am sooo happy to know all the lyrics now!!! YAY YOU GUYS ROCK!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Married_to_a_Yankee
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 01:18 PM

My husband sings this song in the car on road trips. I married someone whose whole family hails from Ohio. I'm a born and raised Texan, and had never ever heard this song before. It must be a Northern/Midwest creation! But obviously, he must have learned it wrong, because this is how he sings it:

Oh I was born
One night, one morn
When the whistle went toot-toot!
You can fry a cake and bake a snake
When the mudpies are in bloom.
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
There's old Black Joe, the Eskimo
In the good ol' summertime!
A loop-de-loop in your noodle soup
And your children will have ducks (Quack Quack)
I'd rather have a lemon pie
Than forty-seven bucks!
Way down in Barcelonia
I stepped into effonia (?)
And this is all bolognia
Paderoowsky blow your horn! (toot toot, toot-n-toot-n-toot TOOT TOOT!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 02:43 PM

Another set of lyrics, for the collectors out there...



The Lunatic's Lullaby
1926
Music & Lyrics by: Leslie Moore, Johnny Tucker & Edgar Leslie

From the 1926 sheet music:

I'm up here in the bug house
My brain is in a rut
My keeper says I'm crazy,
But he is off his nut
I'm just as sane as you are,
And I can prove it too
For when you hear my lullaby
You'll know I'm not cuckoo

Chorus
Oh! I was born at night one morn
And the whistles rang Boom! Boom!
I boil a cake and drink a steak
When the mud pies are in bloom

If six and six are nine
Does ice come from a mine?
Then old Black Joe's an Eskimo
And pork's from porcupine

A pig or cow can bark meow
But a goldfish likes to sing
I saw a frog swim up a log
But he fell and broke his wing
I know that camels sail the sea
That we get honey from a flea
That every horse can climb a tree
On the Road to Mandalay
(repeat Chorus)

Oh, me! Oh, my!
That's the lunatic's lullaby!


Other remembered versions:


Oh, you loop-de-loop in your noodle soup
Just to give your socks a shine.
I'm guilty judge. I ate the fudge.
Three cheers for Old Lang Syne!
I cannot tell a lie.
I hocked an apple pie.
It's on a tree beneath the sea
Above the bright, blue sky.

Oh, if Easter eggs don't wash their legs,
Their children will have ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy a lemon pie
For forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonia
They jumped into the foamia
But that is all balonia.
Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)

Oh they call me old Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
I'm just a North Dakotian
Come up from old Saint Paul
I'll sue them all for sunder
I'll make them all repent
For how can I be Bonaparte
When I'm the president


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 22 Dec 06 - 01:28 PM

I'm a Canadian and I learned this song from my mom - she sang it to me as a child. Now I sing it to my own son, and I thought I'd try to look up the lyrics - I had no idea so many people knew it!
Well mine are the same in the beginning but the last half is different:

Ohhhh, I live up in a Nuthouse
My mind is in a rut
My keeper thinks I'm crazy
But I'm sure she's off her nut
I'm just the same as you are
And I can prove it too
For when I sing this lullaby
You'll know I'm not Coo Coo

I was born one night one morning
when the whistle went boom boom
I can bake a steak and drink a cake
When mudpies are in bloom
Six and six are nine
And rice comes from a mine
And Old Black Joe was an Eskimo
On his way to Caroline

We get honey from the trees
And all the horses climb the bees
And all the horses climb the bees on the way to Mandalay
Hay heh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Bess
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 09:00 PM

I have been singing this song my entire life. Learned it in Camp in West Virginia in the late 60's. I'm from MD. My daughter and i now do this as a hand clap and we've been stuck on the last verse for a year! I've asked everyone I know that has gone to camp, and noone has heard of this great song. Thanks so much!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Karyn
Date: 18 Jan 07 - 01:17 AM

My Grandfather and Mother used to sing this song when I was little...I used to call it the silly song. They are both gone now and I have regretted not having them write down the lyrics...no one ever knew what I was talking about when I asked them for lyrics I was starting to think they made it up ..glad to see others remember so I can teach this song to my daughter and son one day.
Here is our version:

I'm up here in the bug house
Im in an awful rut
My keeper says I'm crazy,
But he is off his nut.

I'm just as sane as you are,
And I can prove it too
Just listen to my lullaby
You'll know I'm not cuckoo

Oh! I was born one night one morn
When the whistles rang Boom! Boom!
I can fry a cake and bake a steak(or snake)
When the mud pies are in bloom

If six and six are nine
Does ice come from a mine?
Old Black Joe was an Eskimo
And pork's from porcupine

Oh a pig or cow can bark meow
But a goldfish likes to sing
I saw a frog swim up a log
But he fell and broke his wing

If France is in Japan.
Does milk come from a fan?
Paul Revere was fond of beer
and so is your old man!

Oh they call me old Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
I'm just a North Dakotian
Come up from old Saint Paul

I know that camels sail the sea
That we get honey from a fleas
That every horse can climb a tree
On the Road to Mandalay
Thanks for helping me remember!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jan 07 - 06:33 PM

learned this in 2nd grade...

oh I was born one night one morn when the whistle went toot toot (toot toot)
you could bake a cake or fry a snake when the mudpies are in bloom
if five and four make nine, and ice grows on a vine
if old man Joe was an eskimo in the good ole' summer time!

oh, a loop-de-loop in my chicken soup
to give your socks a shine
she's guilty judge she ate the fudge
three cheers for old langsyne
(Hip hip hurray, hip hip hurray, hip hip hurray)
SUMTHIN GOES HERE BUT I DON'T REMEMBER
if easter eggs didn't hatch their eggs their children wouldn't be ducks
I'd rather have a lemon pie than 40 million bucks

way down in barcelonia I fell into farnobia
and that's not all bolognia
Babalooski beep your horn (beep beep)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Sophie bophie
Date: 06 Mar 07 - 12:24 PM

Oh, I was born one night one morn
When the whistle went "boom boom."
You can fry a cake or bake a steak
When the mud pies are in bloom.
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Old man Joe an Eskimo
In Good Old Summertime?
Oh, you loop-de-loop in your noodle soup
or give your socks a shine.
I'm guilty, judge. I stole the fudge.
Three cheers for all man kind!
I cannot tell a lie.
I hocked an apple pie.
its in a tree beneath the sea
above the bright blue sky.
Oh, they call me King Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
I come from South Dakota
Way down by old Saint Paul
I'll sue them all for slander
I'll make them all repent
For how can I be Blowen apart
When I'm the President
well if Easter eggs don't shave their legs,
your children wont have ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy a lemon pie
For forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonia
They fell into the foamia
But that is all balonia.
Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 07 - 09:32 PM

Man I learned this song the year I went to Girl Scout Camp at Camp Hardee in eastern North Carolina. That woulda hve been about 1983. It was one of my only memories (except geting homesick).

Here is all I could remember as far as words go.

Oh- loop-de-loop in noodle soup!
Just give your socks a shine.

I can not tell a lie.
I hocked and apple pie.
It's on a tree beneath the sea
Above the bright blue sky.

Thanks for the memories!

I am a Brownie leader now and I am going to combine the song so that it fills in the rest of my memory and teach it to my girls when we go camping in MAY, OH YEAH!


Can you imagine having that little bit in your head for over 20 years.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,fania2
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 01:56 PM

I was searching for this as my dad used to sing it to me when I was a little girl. Thanks for helping me remember some of the lines


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 07:40 AM

Mrs Schmitz 6th grade class in Syosset New York. Circa 1972. I remember a bus trip.The tune has been in the far reaches of my mind. I remebered easter eggs could was their legs then childeren would be ducks. Now that I've seen all the lyrics, a bunch of the words came back to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Judi
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 08:21 AM

So very happy to have found this thread. I learned this as "The Nonsense Song" at a Camp Fire Girls Camp - Camp Winni in NH - in the 60s-70s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 10:58 AM

This is the version I know from years at camp.

I'm up here in a nuthouse
My brain is in a rut
My keeper thinks I'm crazy
But he's just off his nut

I'm just the same as you are
and I can prove it too
Just listen to my lullaby
And know I'm not cookoo

Oh, I was born one night, one morn
When the whistles went boom boom
I can bake a steak or fry a cake
When the mudpies are in bloom

Does six and six make nine?
Does ice come from a mine?
Is old black Joe, an Eskimo
In the good ol' summertime

Oh, they call me King Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
For how can I be bonaparte when I'm from New St. Paul
I'll sue them all for slander
I'll make them all repent
For how can I be born abroad if I'm the president.

Oh, if Easter eggs don't wash their legs, their children will be ducks (quack, quack)
I'd rather have a lemon pie than 40 million bucks
In a town called Spimonia
Stick it right up your bonia
But that's a lot of bolognia
Pateroosky blow your horn (toot toot)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST,Steve S.
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 01:18 PM

My favorite kids' song. My sister learned it I believe at Camp Tall Trees, a Jewish summer camp near Otter Creek Park(Fort Knox Area), Kentucky in the early 60s and I learned it from her. I may have switched the order of verses or changed some words but here's how I remember it.

I'm up here in the nuthouse
My mind is in a rut
My keeper thinks I'm crazy
But he's just off his nut.
I'm just as sane as you are
And I can prove it too
So listen to my lullaby
To prove I'm not coocoo.

Oh I was born one night one morn
When the whistles went boom boom
I can bake a steak or fry a cake
When the mudpies are in bloom
I cannot tell a lie
I stole a pizza pie
It's in a tree beneath the sea
Above the bright blue sky.

Oh loopdee loop and noodle soup
Just give myself a shine
I'm guilty judge I stole the fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Syne
And six and six is nine
And ice comes from a mine
Old Black Joe the eskimo
In the good old summertime.

Oh Easter eggs and wash your legs
And children can't have ducks
I'd rather have a lemon pie
Than 47 bucks
Way down in Soscalonia
They spit onto the flonia
But that is all balonia
Paderewski blown your horn toot toot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Dana
Date: 22 Nov 07 - 09:43 AM

missing verse:

Take your next vacation in a brand new fridgidaire
learn to play the piano in your winter underwear
doctors say that babys should smoke when they are three
and people over 65 should bath in lipton tea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Loribeth
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 09:00 PM

My mother sang this to me in the early 70's. That's the only place I had ever heard it before, I thought she had made it up!

LUNATIC'S LULLABY

Oh, I was born one night one morn'
When the whistle went "boom, boom."
I can bake a steak or fry a cake,
When the mudpies are in bloom.

When six and six makes nine
And ice comes from a mine,
When ol' Black Joe's an Eskimo
"In the Good Old Summer Time."

Oh, loop-the-loop
In the noodley soup
Just to give my self a shine
I'm a guilty judge,
I stole the fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Sine

I cannot tell a lie
I hocked a case of rye
Beneath the sea
Beneath a tree
Above the clear green sky

Oh, if Easter eggs don't wash their legs
Their children will be ducks
I'd rather have a lemon pie
Than forty-seven bucks

Away a-down Solona
Away across the sea
Oh, I was born one night one morn,
Paderewski blow your horn
"Toot, toot!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST,Whitney
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 11:07 AM

I've been trying to remember the rest of the lyrics to this song for years now! I learned it in girl scout camp only about 14 years ago, so it's been around a while. Of course, they taught it as "old BIG Joe" because "Old Black Joe" would have probably not been pc.

Dana, I know the lyrics you're talking about, but I learned this as a completely different song. We called it the Billboard song. This is what I remember of it:

As I was walking down the street
One dark and dreary day
I came upon a billboard
And much to my dismay
The sign was torn and tattered
From the storm the night before
The wind and rain had done its job
And this is what I saw:
Smoke Coca-Cola chewing gum,
Chew Wrigley's Spearmint Beer,
Kennel Ration dog food
Keeps your complexion clear,
Simonise your baby
With a Hershey's candy bar,
And Pepsi-Cola beauty cream
Is used by all the stars!
So, take your next vacation
In a brand-new Frigidaire,
Learn to play the piano
In your winter underwear,
Doctors say that babies
Should smoke until they're 3 (or 4!),
And people over 65
Should bathe in Lipton tea! (Hey!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 12:57 AM

Emma Kaufmann Camp, Harmony, Pennsylvania
1943

The lyrics are almost identical to what has been posted with a couple of exceptions.

Oh, I was born one night one morn
When the whistle went "Boom, Boom."
I can bake a steak or fry a cake
When the mud pies are in bloom.
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice come from a mine?
Was Old Black Joe an Eskimo
In the Good old summertime?

Oh, I can loop-the-loop in the noodle soup
Just to give my socks a shine.
I'm the guilty judge who stole the fudge.
Three cheers for Old Lang Syne!
I cannot tell a lie.
I hocked a case of Rye.
'Twas in a tree beneath the sea
Above the bright blue sky.

Oh if Easter eggs don't wash their legs,
Their children will be ducks.
I'd rather have a lemon pie
Than forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Ashbaloney
They spit right down your phonio
But that's a lot of balonyio,
Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)

I've sung this all of my life and that's a long time ...

CAH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 12:37 AM

!!!!Here is mine. I say its the best but i guess you love what you grew up with. Mine has a diff verse about Napoleon!!

I'm up here in a nut house,
My mind is in a rut,
My teacher says im crazy,
But she's just off her nut.
I'm as sane as you are,
and i can prove it too,
just listen to my lullaby,
to prove im not coocoo

I was born one night one morn
When the whistle went "Boom, Boom."
I can fry a cake or bake a steak
When the mud pies are in bloom.
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Was Old Black Joe an Eskimo
In the Good old summertime?

I loop-the-loop
In the noodle soup
Just to give my self a shine
I'm a guilty judge,
I stole the fudge
HOORAY for Auld Lang Sine
I cannot tell a lie,
i stole a case of rye,
it was on a tree,
beneath the sea,
above the clear blue sky.

They say that im Napoleon but im not him at all,
I live in north Dakota which is somewhere near st.paul
I'll sue them all fro slander,
Ill make them all repent,
for how can i be Bonaparte when im the president.

if Easter eggs don't wash their legs,
Their children will be ducks.
I'd rather buy a lemon pie
For forty-million bucks.
Way down in Barcelonia
They jumped into the foamia
But that is all balonia.
Paderewski blow your horn.
Toot, toot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Shannon
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 07:02 PM

I learned this song at girl scount camp in the late 70s/early 80s, but with minor variations from what I found here, but I had a really different ending.... It's great to read all the other versions out there!

I'm up here in my nuthouse
My mind is in a rut.
My keeper thinks I'm crazy,
But I know he's a nut.
I'm just as sane as you are,
And I can prove it too.
For when you hear my lullaby
You won't think I'm coocoo.

Oh, I was born one night one morn
When the whitsles went boom-boom
You can bake a cake or fry a snake
When the mudpies are in bloom.
Does six plus six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Here's old man Joe, the Eskimo
In the good old summertime!

Oh loopty-loop in my noodle soup
Just to give my socks a shine.
I'm a guilty fudge, I ate the judge
Three cheers for Olde Lang Syne!
I cannot tell a lie
I hucked an apple pie
It's in a tree, beneath the sea
In the big old great blue sky!

Oh I called from California
On my old telephonia
Cause this is all balonia
let the whisltes go boom-boom!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Swamp Mama
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 11:58 AM

Camp Marydale (Girl Scout Camp) - Bains, Lousiana, early 1970's...we LOVED this song.

Some LA variations:
You could buy a cake or fry a snake...

Was Old Man Joe an Eskimo...

My 3-year-old is begging me to sing the whole song and now I can - thanks, ya'll!

And if anyone has compiled all the lyrics into one long song, please share...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Guest, Layla
Date: 22 Jun 08 - 08:02 PM

So funny! I learned this growing up from my best friend who learned it from her dad. We would sing it as fast as we could. I remember singing it while riding horses. It has been stuck in my head for 20 years now. I've sung it to my kids. I'm going to girls camp for our church and decided just to google this to see if this was really a song, and can't believe I'm not the only one going around singing this :) I love the verses I didn't know. Here's what I've been singing:

I'm up here in this nuthouse
My mind is in a rut.
My keeper thinks I'm crazy
But he's just off his nut!

I'm just as sane as you are,
And I can prove it too.
Just listen to this lullaby
To prove I'm not coo coo!

I was born one night one morn
When the whistle went boom boom!
I can bake a steak or fry a cake
When the mudpies are in bloom.

Does 6 and 6 make 9?
Does ice come from a mine?
And Old Black Joe's an Eskimo
In the good ole summertime!

Oh your noot and your froot (??? Don't ask, will switch to loop...)
And your noodle soup
And give your socks a shine.
The guilty judge who stole the fudge
3 cheers for Auld Lang Syne!

Way out in Barcelonia
They spit into the phonia
But that is all balonia
Patterewski blow your horn! Toot, toot!!!

Thanks for the laugh, I'll be tweeking my version now! Love this song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Ian A. Kellman, MD
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 05:03 PM

brings back great memories. Joe Green (sadly no longer with us) and I used to skip through the halls of the Kings County Hospital "G" Building singing this song.
For the uninformed, think High Anxiety.
It helped us pass many a night and burn off the stresses of medical school.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Elaine
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 12:09 PM

My daughter (30 yrs old) just asked me to send her the lyrics to what we always called "I was born". She was singing it to her 4 month old and couldn't remember all of the words. I never knew the very last ve rse and thought that now is the time to try and find the last few lines. - Well - I googled "is old black joe an eskimo" and couldn't believe all the information I got. I have been singing this song since the early 60's, don't even remember where I first heard it - camp maybe - Until now I've never been able to find anyone who ever heard of it - they all just thought I dreamt it up - of course I knew I didn't. So now I can pass it along to my granddaughter with the last verse included thanks to all of you!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 03:37 PM

Hi! I am a CIT from Camp Scherman in CA. Some of us CITs learned this song as the "Jeep" Song. The way we sing it is:

Oh I was born
One night, one morn
When the whistles went boom boom
You can fry a cake
Or bake a steak
When mud pies are in bloom
if 6 and 6 make 9
and ice grows on a vine
Then Old man Joe's an Eskimo
In the good old summertime

Oh, you can loop-de-loop
In your noodle soup
Just to give your socks a shine
I'm guilty Judge
I stole the fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Syne
I cannot tell a lie
I hooked an apple pie
its on a tree
Beneath the sea
Above the clear blue sky!

Oh, they call me King Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
I come from South Dakota
Way down in old Saint Paul
I'll sue them all for slander
I'll make them all repent
For how can I be Blown apart
When I'm the President

Oh, if Easter eggs
Don't shave their legs,
Their children will be ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy
A lemon pie
For forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonio
I fell into the phonio
Oh this is all baloneyo
Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)

Just thought I would let ya'll know!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST,SEH
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 11:19 PM

I had this song stuck in my head today and thought I would google the full lyrics. I found this thread and just wanted to represent New England Camp Cherith, where I learned this song almost 20 years ago! Thanks again for the memories! :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 01:21 PM

I was there in the early to mid 70s... but were you ever a math teacher? I had a math teacher named Judy Cook..
Jeni.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST,Memorylane
Date: 21 Aug 08 - 12:58 AM

I'm up here in the nut house
My head is in a rut
My keeper thinks I'm crazy
But he's just another nut.

Oh, I'm the same as you are
And I can prove it too
For when you hear my lullaby
You'll see I'm not coo-coo.

Oh - I was born one night, one morn
When the whistles went boom-boom
They baked a steak and fried an cake
When the mud pies where in bloom.

If six and six are nine
Then ice comes from a mine
And Old Black Joe's an Eskimo
In the good ol' summer time.

So - loopty-loop in the noodle soup
Just to give your socks a shine.
You're guilty judge you stole the fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Syne!

If Easter eggs don't wash their legs
Their children will have ducks
I'd rather have a lemon pie
Than forty-seven bucks!

Way down in Barcelona
They play the grand saphona
But that's a lot of bologne
Patereski blow your horn
Toot-toot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Terry Craig
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 07:36 PM

I find it so amazing how many suble changes in the song we have all heard.

Mine was taught to me as a small child by my Mother. She died several years back (it was very sudden. She went into the hospital one week and was gone the next. It was almost at her death when the doctors concluded it was pancreatic cancer-the disease that PatricK Swayze (of "Dirty Dancing") has and is still surviving it.)

Anyway, on the way back from a trip to the grocery store about a half hour ago, I started singing that song...and I was worried that I might have forgotten. We all want to cling to certain happy memories.

Anyway, my grandmother told me my Mom had made it up. I ask Mom later and she told me it was just an old song and she had nothing to do with writing it.

Anyway, here is the version she taught me:

Oh, I was born one night one morn, when the whistle went "toot!, toot!"
You could buy and egg or fry a steak when the mudpies are in bloom
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Old Black Joe an Eskimo in the good old summertime?
Oh, a loopty loop in your noodle soup just to give your socks a shine
I'm the guilty judge, I ate the fudge, three cheers for Auld Lang Syne
I cannot tell a lie, I hogged an apple pie
It's on a tree, beneath the sea, above the bright blue sky
Oh, if easter eggs don't wash their legs, their children will have ducks (Quack, Quack)
I'd rather buy a apple pie for forty-seven bucks
Way down in Barcelonio, I jumped into the foamio, but that was all bolongio
Pattawhiskie blow your horn (toot! toot!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Freddd
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 07:39 PM

I learned this variant under the name The Nuthouse Lullaby at Camp Joncaire in Maine back in the 50s and they had been singing it since the 40s.


Oh I was born
One night, one morn
When the whistles went boom boom
I can bake a steak
or fry a cake
When the mud pies are in bloom
if 6 and 6 make 9
and ice grows on the vine
Then Old Black Joe's an Eskimo
In the good old summertime

Oh, you can loop-de-loop
In your noodle soup
Just to give your socks a shine
I'm guilty Judge
I stole the fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Syne
I cannot tell a lie
I hooked an apple pie
its on a tree
Beneath the sea
Above the clear blue sky!

Oh, some people call me King Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
I come from South Dakota
Way down near old Saint Paul
I'll sue them all for slander
I'll make them all repent
For how can I be Bonipart
When I'm the President

Oh, if Easter eggs
Don't shave their legs,
Their children will be ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy
A lemon pie
For forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonio
I fell into the phonio
Oh this is all baloneyo
Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Freddd
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 07:44 PM

I learned this variant under the name The Nuthouse Lullaby at Camp Joncaire in Maine back in the 50s and they had been singing it since the 40s. This is a revision, I missed the first verse previously.

Oh I'm up here in the nuthouse
My mind is in a rut.
My keeper thinks I'm crazy
But I know that he's a nut!

I'm just as sane as you are,
And I can prove it too.
For when you hear my lullaby
You'll know I'm not coo coo!

Oh I was born
One night, one morn
When the whistles went boom boom
I can bake a steak
or fry a cake
When the mud pies are in bloom
if 6 and 6 make 9
and ice grows on the vine
Then Old Black Joe's an Eskimo
In the good old summertime

Oh, you can loop-de-loop
In your noodle soup
Just to give your socks a shine
I'm guilty Judge
I stole the fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Syne
I cannot tell a lie
I hooked an apple pie
its on a tree
Beneath the sea
Above the clear blue sky!

Oh, some people call me King Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
I come from South Dakota
Way down near old Saint Paul
I'll sue them all for slander
I'll make them all repent
For how can I be Bonipart
When I'm the President

Oh, if Easter eggs
Don't shave their legs,
Their children will be ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy
A lemon pie
For forty-seven bucks.
Way down in Barcelonio
I fell into the phonio
Oh this is all baloneyo
Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Marcy
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 03:52 PM

This is the version I was taught by my best friend's aunt back in 1980.


One night one morn when I was born in a whistle went boom boom.
You could bake a cake or fry a snake when the mud pies were in bloom.

Does 6 and 6 make 9?
Does ice grow on a vine?
There's old black Joe an Eskimo in the good old summer time.
Oh loop de loop in your noodle soup. Does it give your socks a shine?
I'm guilty fudge I ate the judge 3 cheers for Auld Lang Syne.

I cannot tell a lie. I ate the apple pie. It was under a tree beneath the sea above the clear blue sky.

Oh Easter eggs can't wash their legs but the children will have ducks.
I'd rather by a lemon pie for 47 bucks.

Way down past Pomonaio they jumped into the phonio and that was clear bolognao Paderewski blow your horn toot toot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Ron Thomasson
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 08:40 PM

I know this song very well. We sang it at Camp Peniel all the time. Do you have an email and I'll send the words:

Ron Thomasson
ronsandi@clearwire.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,GUEST:
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 08:44 PM

I learned this song in fifth or sixth grade at Nessacus Middle School in Dalton MA in the 80's. I always thought that my music teacher(mr. Huxtable) made it up....i remember everyone asking to sing the "nut song" every music period...... this is the version i remember:

I'm up here in the nuthouse
my mind is in a rut
my keeper thinks im crazy
but he's just off his nut
i'm just as sane as you are
and i can prove it too
so listen to my lullaby
to prove i'm not coo coo

oh, i was born one night one morn
when the whistles went boom boom
i can bake a steak i can fry a cake
when the mudpies are in bloom
does six and eight make nine
does icecream grow on vines
is GI Joe an eskimoe in the good ole summer time

ohh i looped a loop in my noodle soup
just to give myself some shine
i'm a guilty judge i stole the fudge
three cheers for Auld Lang Syne
i can not tell a lie
i hawked a case of rye
beneith the sea
beneith the tree
beneith bhe bright blue skyyyy

ohhh they call me king napolean
but i'm not him at all
I come from South Dakota
way down by ole St Paul
i'll sue them all for slander
i'll make them all repent
for how can be Bonepart
when i'm the president!!!???

IFFf Easter Eggs dont wash their legs
their children will be ducks!
where can i buy a lemon pie
for forty-seven bucks?!

(and this next verse ends the song with us singing -- or yelling actually- it as fast as we possibly could)

way down in barcalonia
they play the saxaphonia
well thats a bunch of bologonia
paterewski blow your horn toot-toot!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST
Date: 29 May 09 - 04:01 AM

We learned it from my aunt in the 70's, and lyrics were:


I'm up here in the nuthouse. My mind is in a rut.
My keeper thinks I'm crazy, but he's just off his nut
I'm just as sane as you are, and I can prove it, too.
Just listen to my lullaby and I'll prove I'm not cuckoo.


Oh, I was born one night one morn
when the whistles went boom boom
I could fry a cake and bake a steak
when the mudpies are in bloom
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice come from a mine?
Is old black Joe an Eskimo
in the good old summertime?

Oh, I looped-a-doop in my noodle soup
Just to give myself a shine
I'm guilty judge, I stole the fudge
Hooray for Auld Lang Syne!
I'll sue them all for slander
I'll make them all repent
For how can I be Bonaparte, when I'm the President?

Oh, if Easter eggs don't wash their legs
their children will be ducks
I'd rather buy a lemon pie for forty seven bucks!
Way down in the Barcelonia they ptttthhhh right on the phonia
But that's just a lot of balognia
Tedesky blow your horn - TOOT TOOT!

------
Never knew who the heck Tedesky was! :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one
From: GUEST,nb
Date: 16 Jul 09 - 02:05 PM

This is in answer to a request buried in the responses to "Lunatic's Lullaby: Quite unrelated.

"The Elements" was written by Tom Lehrer in the early 1950's. The tune is the Nightmare Song from Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe". It was recorded by Lehrer, and is in a book "Too Many Songs by Tom Lehrer", copyright 1981.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Dane
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 12:04 AM

So, my *grandmother* used to sing me this when I was a kid. She learned at Camp Che-Na-Wa in the Adirondacks sometime in the late 1940s. I've promises to sit down with her and transcribe her version of the song (which includes the intro, chorus, and noodle soup verse, but not much else) when I visit her next week.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Lisa
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 12:40 PM

My mom just got back from Puerto Rico and said that my little nephew was singing some strange song his dad (my brother) taught him. I heard it and remembered it from YMCA day camp in Troy, Michigan, over 30 years ago! After reading several of these posts, it's interesting that most people heard it while living in Michigan somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,GUEST, Bruce
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 07:17 PM

I heard it and sang it at Camp Dearborn (Michigan) in the mid 60's


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Holly
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 03:20 AM

How interesting to see all the different versions and verses.

I was pretty young during the gas shortage in SoCal during the 1970s and while waiting in line to buy gas my mother taught me this song. My version is slightly different than the others listed here.

I'm up here in my nuthouse. My mind is in a rut.
My keeper thinks I'm crazy. But he's just off his nut.
I'm just as sane as you are. And I can prove it too.
So listen to my lullaby I'm here to sing for you.

One night one morn when chicks are born and whistles went boom boom.
You can bake a snake or fry a cake when mudpies are in bloom.
Do six and six make nine? Does ice come from a mine?
Is Old Black Joe an Eskimo in the good old summertime?

If Easter eggs could wash their legs and children could have ducks.
I'd rather buy a lemon pie for 47 bucks.

Way down in Barcelonia
They spit into the phonia.
But that is just bolognia.
Padelooski blow your horn - toot toot ding-a-ling!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,chachie
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 08:52 PM

My dad sang a version of this to us, also.   He didn't have the "I'm up here in the nut house" verse...but we will add it for the grandkids......

I was born one night in the early morn when the whistles rang boom boom
I boiled a steak and I drank a cake
When the mudpies were in bloom.
If six and six is nine and ice comes from a mine
Then old Black Joe is an Eskimo and pork is pork-i-pine.
If a dog and a cow can bark meow and a gold fish likes to sing
I saw a frog climb up a log and he fell and broke his wing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 09:39 PM

I found this website that has a musical version of this song. There aer parts in the song that I had no idea about. Here is a link in case anyone wants to check it out. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I have enjoyed reading all of these versions.

http://www.archive.org/details/harmony-193-H

In the upper right corner of the page is the box to play the song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LUNATIC'S LULLABY (from Harry Reser)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 02:38 PM

At last I know what the song sounds like! Thanks to the previous GUEST who found THE LUNATIC'S LULLABY recorded in 1926 by Harry Reser and His Orchestra (under the pseudonym Seven Wild Men), at The Internet Archive. Actually, the "song" is rhythmically recited rather than sung, in time with the music. (Is there a name for this kind of performance?)

Here's my transcription:


Listen, we're not crazy!
[music starts]
Now, I was born at night one morn and the whistles rang boom-boom.
I boil a cake and drink a steak when the mud-pies are in bloom.
If six and six are nine, does ice come from a mine?
Then Old Black Joe's an Eskimo and pork's from porcupine.

A pig or cow can bark meow but a goldfish likes to sing.
I saw a frog swim up a log but he fell and he broke his wing.
I know that camels sail the sea, that we get honey from a flea,
That every horse can climb a tree on the road to Mandalay.

Now I shoot the chutes in paper boots when the clouds are shining bright.
I'll fly a boat and row a goat, but I won't canoe a kite.
If France is in Japan, what does milk come from, a fan?
Then Paul Revere was fond of beer and so is your old man.

Now I don't shoot pool with Kelly Buhl(?) when his foot is in his sock.
A flapper's knees are bound to freeze if her fur coat is in hock.
I know an ostrich has no chest, that Grandma never wore a vest,
That elephants fly to their nests. Oh, my country, 'tis of thou.
[music stops]
Good morning, Napoleon!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,lsutter
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 02:17 PM

Well, I haven't seen my Dad's version yet!

    The way I learned it from him, there was a chorus:

    Lift up the latch
    Into the booby hatch
    La la la la la la la la la...la!
    Where can you match
    Life in the booby hatch?
    La la la la la la la la la....la!

And then the verse:

      They call me King Napoleon but I'm not him at all.
      I come from Minnesota, a way down in St. Paul.
      I'll sue them all for slander, right down to their last cent,
      For how can I be Napoleon when I'm the President?

(Chorus)

...Lots of close approximations to the verse, but none to the chorus.

Don't remember any other verses.

And the Tom Lehrer song about the periodic table/elements is indeed taken from Gilbert & Sullivan, but it's "I am the very model of a modern major general," not the nightmare song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Stu Girlock Wilkes Barre PA
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 01:11 PM

Here's a few more verses I can remember from my uncle and my parents singing it to me... and I'm 60
It was just cool to see other people remember it...

I also remember it starting with the "whistles rang boom boom"

I won't shoot pool with Kelley's mule
if his foot is on the spot.
and a flapper's knees are bound to freeze
if her fur coat isn't hot.

Oh how the spongecake grows
beneath the summer snows.

Don't wipe your feet on shredded wheat
inhale it through your nose.

An airplane (air-o-plane) would be a train
if it's mother was a ship.
Since Jack and Jill went up the hill
they got theirs on the hip.


Oh Rich man poor man injun chief
My powder puff is filled with greif.
Did Eve flush when she dropped that leaf
in the valley by request.

Oh alcohol you made me fall
my vetraball is lame
My bulldog grins she just had twins
but I am not to blame.

I lost a lotta time today
My Ingersol was pitchin hay (*Ingersol= Old brand name pocketwatch)
it broke it's glass and passed away
Oh Bermuda save your breath.

I greased my watch with butterscotch
oh plumber spare that tree.
Though mike and Ike both look alike
their child resembles me.

If France is in Japan
does milk come from a fan.
Yes Paul Revere was fond of beer
and so is my old man.

An so on and so on....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,sarah
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 03:59 PM

one night one morn when i was born and the whistle went toot! toot!(TOOT TOOT!)
you can buy a cake or fry a snake when the mud pies are in bloom!
does six and six make nine?
does ice grow on a vine?
is old black joe the eskimo in the great ol' summer time?
ohh! loopty loop in a noodle soup, just give those socks a shine!
im guilty judge i ate the fudge!
three cheers for olden time!
im cannot tell a lie!
i hogged an apple pie!
its on a tree, benieth the sea, above the bright blue sky!
oh! if easter eggs dont was their legs, their children will have ducks (QUACK QUACK!)
id rather buy a lemon pie for fourty-seven-bucks! (PLUS TAX!)
but down in bar-cel-lone-e-a, we jumped into the foam-mi-a!
but that is all bal-lone-ne-a!
Pat-a-roo-ski blow your horn (TOOT TOOT!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Sophia
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 08:51 AM

Weeeeeeell, I was born one night one morn
When the whistle went toot toot {toot toot}
You could fry a cake or bake a steak
When the Mudpies are in bloom
Does six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Good Ol` Joe and Eskimo
In the Good Ol' Summertime

Loop - De - Loop, in my noodle soup
Just to give my socks a shine
I'm Guilty Fudge, I ate the Judge
Three cheers for Ol` Langsyne
I can not tell a lie
I hawked an apple pie
Its in a tree, beneath the see, above the clear blue sky

Oh, Easter eggs don't wash there legs
There children will have ducks {quack quack}
I'd rather have a lemon pie
Then forty - seven bucks {your nuts!}

Went down to Barcelonia
and Jumped into the Phonia
Cousre this is all Balognia
Patarooski blow your horn {Toot Toot!}


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 12:04 PM

oh I was born one night one morn When the whistles went toot toot I can fry a cake and bake a steak when the mud pies are in bloom does six and six make nine does ice come from a mine does ole black joe the eskimo in good ole summer time they loop the loop with noodle soup just give myself a shine i'm guilty judge i stole the fudge three cheers for auld lang syne i can not tell a lie i stole a case of rye beneath the tree beneath the sea beneath the deep blue sky the easter eggs don't wash their legs their children will be ducks i'd rather buy a lemon pie for forty seven bucks way down in barsilomi they spit right down salomi but that's a lot of baloney pawtawski blow your horn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Darren
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 10:47 PM

You have it all wrong!

The Aberdeen South Dakota Version....

I'm up here is a nut house
My brain is in a rut
My keeper thinks I'm crazy
but he's just off his nut

I'm just as sane as you are
and i can prove it too
cause when you hear this lullaby
you'll know that I'm coo coo

Oh I was born, one night, one morn
when the whistles went "boom, boom"
I caught a cake and baked a snake
when the mud pies where in bloom

If 6 and 6 were 9
and ice cream cone were mine
and old Black Joe was an Eskimo
in the good ol' summertime

Oh loop'dee loop in the noodle soup
I'll give your socks a shine
the guilty, he stole the fudge
three cheers for Ol` Langsyne

I can't not tell a lie
I stole a case of rye
It was in a tree, beneath the sea, above the deep blue sky

Oh my friends they call me Napolean but I'm not that at all...
I come from South Dakota... WAY DOWN BY ST. PAUL

I'll sue them all for slander
I'll make them all repent
For how can I be Bonaparte
When I'm the president!

Toot Toot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Marvin Gardens
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 04:22 PM

The version my sister always brought home from Girl Scouts in the 60's:

Oh, I was born
At night one morn
When the whistle rang, "Boom Boom"!
You could fry a cake
Or bake a steak
When the mudpies are in bloom

Do six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Old Black Joe an Eskimo
In the Good Old Summertime?

Oh, you loop-de-doop
In your noodle soup
Just to give your socks a shine!
I'm sorry, judge
I stole the fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Syne!

I cannot tell a lie
I hocked an apple pie
It's on a tree
Beneath the sea
Above the clear blue sky!

If Easter Eggs
Don't wash their legs
Their children will have ducks
I'd rather buy
A lemon pie
For 47 bucks (too much)!

Way down in Barcelonia
I jumped into the foam-ia
But that was a bunch of baloney-a
Padrewski, blow your horn (toot! toot!)

(Never heard of the Napoleon part - sounds neat, though!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,KB
Date: 26 Nov 10 - 10:10 PM

MY family used to sing this song all the time...my grandfather especially knew the words. Sadly, he is dying with cancer and I can't remember all the words to it. Thought I'd put the ones I do remember in... if anyone actually knows all of it, it'd be great if they could put it in!

Oh! I was born one night one morn
When the whistles rang Toot toot!
I can fry a cake and bake a steak(or snake)
When the mud pies are in bloom

I'm up here in the bug house
Im in an awful rut
My keeper says I'm crazy,
But he is off his nut.

I'm just as sane as you are,
And I can prove it too
Just listen to my lullaby
You'll know I'm not cuckoo

If six and six are nine
Does ice come from a mine?
Old Black Joe was an Eskimo
And pork's from porcupine

Oh a pig or cow can bark meow
But a goldfish likes to sing
I saw a frog swim up a log
But he fell and broke his wing

If France is in Japan.
Does milk come from a fan?
Paul Revere was fond of beer
and so is your old man!

Oh they call me old Napoleon
But I'm not him at all
I'm just a North Dakotian
Come up from old Saint Paul

I know that camels sail the sea
That we get honey from a fleas
That every horse can climb a tree
On the Road to Mandalay

Song repeats forever until you get tired of singing it...

-KB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,JohnW
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 01:49 PM

I"ll be singing it in concert with a Barbershop quartet...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,don6060
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 01:23 PM

I heard it at Boy Scout Camp outside Butte Montana in 1946. Can't remember it all but the 1st verse ended with
"Paul Revere was fond of beer and so's your old man"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 04:00 AM

What a brilliant thread. I have just loved reading all this. Great fun. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 07:12 PM

I remember my parents singing this song when I was a kid. I have never forgot it.

Oh, I was born one night one morn when the whistle went "Ding Dong."
You can bake a steak or fry a cake when the mud pies are in bloom.
Does six and six make nine? Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Old Black Joe an Eskimo In the Good Old Summertime?
You can loop-de-loop in your noodle soup just give your socks a shine.
I'm guilty, judge. I stole the fudge. Three cheers for Auld Land Syne!
I cannot tell a lie. I hawked an apple pie.
Its on a tree beneath the sea above the bright blue sky.
Oh, they call me King Napoleon but I'm not him at all.
I come from South Dakota, way down by old Saint Paul.
I'll sue them all for slander. I'll make them all repent.
For how can I be Bonaparte When I'm the President?
Oh, If Easter eggs would shave their legs, their children would have ducks. (Quack, quack!)
I'd rather buy a lemon pie for forty-seven bucks. (Too Much!)
Way down in Barcelonia they fell into the foamia
Now that is all balonia. Paderewski blow your horn. (Toot, toot!)


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Subject: Actual Lyrics
From: GUEST,Me
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 10:55 PM

Oh, Here I am in the dog house,
my brain is in a rut.
My keeper thinks I'm crazy,
but he is of his nut.

I'm just as sane as you are,
and I can prove it too.
For when you here my lullaby,
you'll know I'm not coo-coo.


Oooohhh, I was born one night in the morn
when the whistles rang boom boom.
I fried a cake and baked a steak
when the mudpies were in bloom.

Six and Six are Nine,
and Ice comes from a mine.
Old Black Joe, was an Eskimo
and pork from porcupine-O

A horse and cow can bark, meow
and a goldfish loves to sing, LA-La
I saw a frog fly up a log
and fall and break his wing

I know that camels sail the sea,
and we get Honey from a flea
I saw a Horse fall up a tree
on the road to Mandolee

O-me, O-my It's a lunatic's lul-la-by!


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Subject: correcting GUEST Me's first stanza
From: Haruo
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 10:48 AM

off his nut


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,William (Bill) McCutcheon
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 11:42 AM

Got this song sung by Hank Snow from Canadian Radio Transcription Radio Broadcast around 1936 Montreal Hank didn't record it commercially for RCA
instead of singing In The Good Ole Summer Time at the end
Hank sang On The Road To Mandaly.He also done a Halo Shampoo Ad
from William (Bill) in Ireland. Hank was 22 years old then.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 06 Apr 13 - 04:59 PM

I learned this in Girl Scouts

Oh I was born one night one morn when the whistle went boom boom
You can bake a steak or fry a cake when the mudpies are in bloom
Does six plus six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is Uncle Joe an Eskimo in the good old summertime?
A loopty loop in the noodle soop
just to give your socks a shine
I'm a guilty judge
I ate the fudge
Three cheers for Auld Lang Syne
I cannot tell a lie
I hocked the apple pie
Its on a tree
beneath the sea
above the clear blue sky
If Easter eggs don't wash their legs
their children will have ducks (Quack Quack)
I'd rather buy a lemon pie
for 47 bucks - Too much!!
Way down in Barcelonia
I fell into the foam-ia
But that was just Bolognia
Pateruski blow your horn
Toot Toot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 13 - 09:39 AM

Hilarious, learned this one from my my, who learned it from her older sisters. We grew up in Nj ...this must be the Ny/Nj version b/c this is exactly what I remember!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 14 - 03:25 PM

I learned it:

Oh I was born one night in the morn
when the whistles bang boom boom.
I baked a steak and fried a cake
when the magpies were in bloom.
6 and 6 is nine, ice comes from a mine,
Old Black Joe, an eskimo, comes from Porcupine.
I saw a frog climb up a log
and fall and break is wing.
A horse and cow bark and meow
and little fish can sing.
I know that honey comes from fleas,
I know that monkeys sail the seas,
I saw a horse climb up a tree,
On my way to Honalee,
Oh isn't this a wonderful world?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Allison O
Date: 13 Oct 14 - 05:21 PM

My mother sang it at camp in the 70's she taught it to me and my sisters as:

"Oh I am in a nuthouse, my brain is in a rut. My keeper says I'm crazy, but he is off his nut. For I'm as sane as you are and I can prove it too, for when you hear my lullaby you'll know I'm not coo-coo...

...Oh, I was born one night in the morn
when the whistle rang boom boom.
I fried a cake and baked a snake
when the mudpies were in bloom.
6 & 6 is 9, ice cream from a mine
Old black Joe, an eskimoe, and pork from a porcupine
Well a pig and a cow will bark meow
and a goldfish loves to sing.
I saw a frog sail off a log and fall and break his wing.
We know that camels sail the sea
and we get honey from a flea.
We know there's room for the both of us on the road to
Mand-Oh-la Oh-Me-Oh-My
that's the lunatic's lullaby."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Guest Rici_A
Date: 28 Feb 15 - 09:16 PM

I learned this song from Girl Scouts camp back in '78. It was called 'The Nonsense song', which I still sing to my dogs (gets them howling):

Well, I was born one night, one morn,
when the whistle went 'boom, boom'.

You can bake a steak, or fry a cake,
when the mudpies are in bloom!

Does six and six make nine?
Does ice grow on a vine?
Is old black Joe, an Eskimo, in the good ol' summertime?

You can loop-ti-loop, in your noodle soup,
just to give your socks a shine...

I'm guilty judge, I stole the fudge,
three cheers for Auld Lang Syne!

I cannot tell a lie; I hocked an apple pie.
Its on a tree, beneath the sea, above the clear blue sky!

They call me King Napoleon, but I'm not him at all;
I come from South Dakota, way down by ol' Saint Paul!
I'll sue them all for slander; I'll make them all regret.
For how can I, be Bonaparte, if I'm the President?!

If Easter Eggs don't shave their legs,
their children will have ducks.
I'd rather buy a lemon pie for forty-seven bucks!

Way down in Parcelonia, I fell into the foamia;
and this is all bolognia, Paterewsky blow your horn!
(toot, toot!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Gail
Date: 11 Oct 15 - 10:48 PM

I was trying to remember this crazy song as I was singing it to my 5 yr old granddaughter so thank you! This is the version I too learned at camp in Canada in 1965 or so near Edmonton. Fond memories of campfire songs :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 15 - 01:40 PM

I'm up here in the bug-house, My brain is in a rut,
My keeper thinks I'm crazy but he is off his nuts.
I'm just the same as you are and I can prove it too,
when I sign my lullibye you'll know I'm not Coo-coo.


I was born one night in the frosty morn when the whistles went boom boom,
I drank a steak and boiled a cake when the monkey's were in bloom.
six and six is nine and ice comes from a mine
Old black Joe is an esquimo and pork comes from a porcipine.

The organ pealed potatoes and the choir hit up a song,
the saxaphone blew his dishrag and set the church on fire.
Holy smokes the preacher shouted and as he ran he lost his hair
now his head resembles heaven because there is no parting there.

and then something like (a man on the road to madalay selling peanuts???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Gary Katz
Date: 15 May 16 - 02:30 AM

I learned this song at Indian Boundary Park day camp (Chicago Park District), in the '60s. I taught it to my younger daughter when she was around 8; she loved it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Melissa Null-Masquelier
Date: 26 Jun 16 - 04:05 PM

I was taught at about age 5 by my paternal grandfather in the early 70's and know my dad knew it too. His version included the intro and a few minor changes such as replacing "the good old summertime" with "and pork's from porcupine", which I love.
This song is one of a twin-set in my childhood memories with another favorite; There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Bob Weaver
Date: 22 May 17 - 06:17 PM

Here's what I remember my dad singing to me:

Oh I was born on a night one morn when the whistle rang boom boom
I boiled a cake and baked a steak when the mud pies were in bloom

If six and six are nine and ice comes from a mine
And old black Joe the Eskimo gets pork from porky pines

A pig or a cow can bark meow, but a goldfish likes to sing
I once saw a frog swim up a log, but he fell and broke his wing

I know that camels sail the sea and we get honey from a flea
And elephants like to roost in a tree, my country ''tis of thou!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lunatic's Lullaby 'Oh, I was born one...'
From: GUEST,Mundis
Date: 07 Nov 17 - 03:51 PM

Ok, Time to put in my part

Oh I was born one night one morn when the whistle went boom boom
I can bake a steak and fry a cake when the magpies are in bloom
Does Six and six are nine does ice come from a mine
Was old black Joe and Eskimo in the good old summer time

I can loop a loop in noodle soup just to give my sock a shine
I guilty judge who stole the fudge, three cheer for Auld Lang Syne
I can not tell a lie, I took the case of rye
Was on a tree, beneath the sea above the bright blue sky

They call me King Napoleon, but I'm not him at all
I come from North Dakota, way up south from old St Paul
I'll sue them all for slander, I'll make them all repent
Cause how can I be blown apart when I'm the President

If Easter eggs don't wash their legs, their children will be ducks
I'd rather have a lemon pie, than forty seven bucks.
Way down in Astrolabio they spit right down your phobio
And that's a bunch of baloneyo, Babaloski blow your horn, toot toot


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