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Lyr Req: I've Got a Pain in My Sawdust

GUEST,Loh54@aol.com 27 Aug 00 - 07:05 PM
Pene Azul 27 Aug 00 - 07:55 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Sep 02 - 06:57 PM
Noreen 24 Sep 02 - 07:01 PM
GUEST,ChillaxinPolarbear 30 May 07 - 10:20 PM
Ref 31 May 07 - 07:51 PM
GUEST,alexa 11 Jun 07 - 02:39 PM
GUEST,helpplease 02 Nov 07 - 01:16 AM
Joe Offer 02 Nov 07 - 04:00 AM
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Subject: Old Song
From: GUEST,Loh54@aol.com
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 07:05 PM

I'm looking for the words/music to an old song my mother used to sing. It's probably from the early 1900's, and it's about a doll. The beginning lines are:

I've got a pain in my sawdust Somethings the matter with me. Something is wrong with my little insides And I'm just as sick as can be.

Has anybody heard of it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Song
From: Pene Azul
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 07:55 PM

It is called "I've Got A Pain In My Sawdust"
Here is a book that contains it.

Jeff


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'VE GOT A PAIN IN MY SAWDUST
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 06:57 PM

Lyrics copied from http://www.webcom.com/eltonron/WeBBS/Read/1466.html

I'VE GOT A PAIN IN MY SAWDUST (THE PLAINT OF THE LITTLE BISQUE DOLL)
(Words, Henry E. Warner. Music, Herman Avery Wade. 1908.)

A little bisque doll and a little rag doll
And a dolly imported from France,
Were seated one day on the shelf of a store
With a doll that could wind up and dance,
When all of a sudden the shopkeeper heard
A scream that rang out through the store,
And this is the plaint of the little bisque doll
That caused such an awful uproar:

CHORUS: Oh, I've got a pain in my sawdust!
That's what's the matter with me.
Something is wrong with my little insides.
I'm just as sick as can be.
Quick, get me a fan.
Someone else run for the medicine man.
Everyone hurry as fast as you can.
I've got a pain in my sawdust!

They took her away in a hospital van
And the whole town was filled with the blues.
Everyone thought it was quite an odd thing
And the papers all printed the news.
The surgeons looked wise and they all shook their heads
And asked her just where she was sick.
"Oh, I think it must be appendisawdust.
Won't you please do something quick?" CHORUS.

[Missing part here]
They tried to restuff her but didn't know how
And this was her plaint as she died: CHORUS.

[Recorded by Kitty Cheatham in 1910, and by Mae Questal in 1935. It was recorded by Tiny Tim under the title "I Got a Pain in my Sawdust" 1968.]

E-mail sent.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Song
From: Noreen
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 07:01 PM

aaaaah....


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'VE GOT A PAIN IN MY SAWDUST
From: GUEST,ChillaxinPolarbear
Date: 30 May 07 - 10:20 PM

I'VE GOT A PAIN IN MY SAWDUST
(THE PLAINT OF THE LITTLE BISQUE DOLL)
Words, Henry Edward Warner. Music, Herman Avery Wade.

1. A little bisque doll and a little rag doll
And a dolly imported from France
Were sitting one day on the shelf of the store
With a doll that could wind up and dance,
When all of a sudden, the shopkeeper heard
A scream that rang out thro' the store,
And this was the plaint of the little bisque doll
That made such an awful uproar:

CHORUS: "I've got a pain in my sawdust.
That's what's the matter with me.
Something is wrong with my little inside.
I'm just as sick as can be.
Don't let me faint. Someone get me a fan.
Someone else run for the medicine man.
Ev'ryone hurry as fast as you can.
I've got a pain in my sawdust."

2. They took her away in a hospital van
And the whole town was filled with the blues,
For ev'ryone thought it was quite an odd thing
And the papers all printed the news.
The surgeons looked wise and they all shook their heads
And asked her just where she was sick.
"I think it's 'appendisawdust'," she exclaimed,
"And won't you please do something quick?" CHORUS

3. Oh, sad was the day for the little bisque doll,
For they cut all her stitches away
And looked for the seat of the terrible ache.
"'Twas a delicate task," they all say,
For none of the surgeons had ever before
Performed on a dolly's inside.
They tried to restuff her but didn't know how,
And this was her wail as she died:

LAST CHORUS ENDS WITH:
"...Ev'ryone hurry as fast as you can."
[Play theme of Gounod's "Funeral March"]
She had a pain in her sawdust.

Copyright 1909 by Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Copyright assigned 1920 to Edw. B. Marks Music Co. New York


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Song - pain in my sawdust
From: Ref
Date: 31 May 07 - 07:51 PM

For those who don't watch, this was central to the script of CSI broadcast on May 24.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Song - pain in my sawdust
From: GUEST,alexa
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 02:39 PM

What does this mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Got a Pain in My Sawdust
From: GUEST,helpplease
Date: 02 Nov 07 - 01:16 AM

i want to download this song, but i can't find it... does anybody knows anything about it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Got a Pain in My Sawdust
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Nov 07 - 04:00 AM

Well, there's a very spooky performance of an excerpt of the song on an episode of CSI. YOu can see it on YouTube.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Got a Pain in My Sawdust
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 May 08 - 10:08 PM

The sheet music can be seen at The Indiana University Sheet Music Collections.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Got a Pain in My Sawdust
From: Helen
Date: 10 May 08 - 06:32 PM

A brief sample of a piano piece I started learning. Not the same song but on the same topic.

an unusual piece of music.
Cesar Francke: La Plainte de la Poupee


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Got a Pain in My Sawdust
From: GUEST,Katey
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 03:57 PM

Hey, does ANYONE know where I can get this song? I really want it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I've Got a Pain in My Sawdust
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 09:47 PM

Katey: you might have to print out the sheet music and learn to play it yourself. (See my link above.)


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