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

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I Was Born


GUEST,Michelle 23 Aug 00 - 11:24 AM
MMario 23 Aug 00 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Judy Cook 23 Aug 00 - 08:44 PM
GUEST,Judy Cook 23 Aug 00 - 10:03 PM
GUEST,Michelle 25 Aug 00 - 10:26 AM
Mrrzy 25 Aug 00 - 02:32 PM
Joe Offer 26 Aug 00 - 02:33 PM
Judy Cook 26 Aug 00 - 08:16 PM
Joe Offer 28 Aug 00 - 01:30 PM
Mary in Kentucky 28 Aug 00 - 05:32 PM
Joe Offer 28 Aug 00 - 06:51 PM
GUEST,Jennifer 29 Aug 00 - 04:28 PM
Joe Offer 30 Aug 00 - 04:30 PM
Alan of Australia 09 Sep 00 - 09:48 AM
Barbara 27 Sep 02 - 03:15 AM
GUEST,GUEST Mike 02 Jun 04 - 12:08 PM
GUEST,Mikey G 02 Jun 04 - 12:19 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jun 04 - 05:00 AM
s&r 04 Jun 04 - 04:17 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Jun 04 - 11:27 PM
GUEST,Rick Crumlich 11 Jun 04 - 11:06 PM
GUEST,The Connor Girls 07 Aug 04 - 10:07 PM
GUEST,You guys have it all wrong! 24 Sep 04 - 12:42 AM
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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: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, I was born...
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!)


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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 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: LUNATIC'S LULLABY (Moore/Tucker/Leslie)
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 from camp. my counselor learned it from her dad. but they didn't know where it came from they thought it was a Shirley Temple song.


Oh I was born one night one morn when the whistle went toot toot
you could bake a steak or fry a cake when the mudpies are in bloom
does 6 and 6 make nine(nuh uh) does ice grow on a vine
was old black joe and Eskimo 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" refers to Ignace Jan Paderewski, the Polish composer, 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!

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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 lie. 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 lie. 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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