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Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'

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Subject: Where, oh where, are you tonight?
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Date: 19 Aug 97 - 09:00 PM

Hi! I'm looking for the words to that old He-Haw song, "Where, Oh Where, Are You Tonight?" It's one of those novelty tunes that fits a good sing-along. Thanks for the help! Terry

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Subject: RE: Where, oh where, are you tonight?
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 19 Aug 97 - 11:23 PM

    CHORUS
    Where, oh, where, are you tonight?
    Why did you leave me here all alone?
    I searched the world over, and I thought I'd found true love,
    You met another, and, %^&*, you were gone!

The stanzas were made-up, topical, roll-your-own, always comi-tragic, e.g.,

Now, there was a girl, she wanted to marry,
Her dear mother said that she was too young.
Her dad said "But, dearie, the dowry is cheery."
So, nobody worried or messed with her fun.

.....Tiger


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Subject: RE: Where, oh where, are you tonight?
From: Jon W.
Date: 20 Aug 97 - 01:31 PM

A verse I remember (although it has a different rhythm):

We let you use our new cow milker
You didn't know the hose from the spout
You left it on our old cow Bessie
By the time we got back she was turned inside out

My wife contributes this one:

Remember when you went out huntin' for 'possum
you said you'd get one and wouldn't be long
That's ten years ago, an' I'm sittin' here waitin'
Beginning to wonder if something went wrong


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Subject: RE: Where, oh where, are you tonight?
From: Jon W.
Date: 14 Oct 97 - 01:54 PM

I'm resurrecting this thread to see if anyone else has any more verses. My wife wants to sing this Friday night and a couple more verses would be great.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PFFT! YOU WAS GONE
From: Gene
Date: 19 Oct 97 - 10:53 PM

HI...well, it's too late for the past Friday night...maybe you can use this version by Archie Campbell another time.

Tho' noted primarily for his story telling ability...old Archie occasionally sang a ditty or two....I stumbled across this old LP while searching for something else tonight.

PFFT! YOU WAS GONE
Recorded by Archie Campbell
Words and music by Lee Roberts

CAPO: 2nd FRET/KEY: E/PLAY: D

INTRO: You [G] met an-[D] other and [A7] Pfft! You Was [D] Gone.

CHORUS
[G] Where, oh where [D] are you tonight?
Why did you leave me [E] here all a-[A7] lone
I [D] searched the world over and I [G] thought I'd found [D] true love
You [G] met an-[D] other and [A7] Pfft! You Was [D] Gone.

(Spoken)
Lord, I'll never forget the first time I saw her
Boy, was she a girl!
That's what ev'rybody kept askin' me;
"Was she a girl?"
'Course she had ev'rything a man would want
Muscles, Mustache!

[D] I miss you so much, the [G] 'taters need [D] diggin'
The corn in the field, it [E] needs pickin' [A7] now
How [D] well I remember the [G] first time I [D] met you
You [G] looked so [D] purty a-[A7] pullin' that [D] plow.

CHORUS

(Spoken)
I'll tell you one thing
She had the most beautiful hair a-hangin' down her back
None on her head, jist on her back
I'll tell you one thing
I love the ground her daddy struck oil on.

Your lips are as red as boysenberries
Your ears look like a big cabbage leaf
Your eyes bug out like an old pop-eyed Mullet
Your hair is like haywire and it hangs to your feet.

CHORUS

(Spoken)
Tell you one thing, she's got a fine figure
She's got a HI-FI phonographic figure
Forty-five, seventy-eight, thirty-three and a third
Only trouble is, she's got a long-play tongue.

I thought that my love was all you wanted
I thought that my money meant nothing to you
I thought that the hogs would stay in the hog-pen
That's what I thought, dear, but you took them all.

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Where, oh where, are you tonight?
From: Jon W.
Date: 20 Oct 97 - 11:26 AM

Thanks, Gene


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where, oh where...? (Pfft! You Was Gone)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 10:41 AM

Jon
I have several more verses to this song if you're interested and still following this thread
And thanks for the verses you have listed here(I didn't have them)
Pete
pdkahler@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where, oh where...? (Pfft! You Was Gone)
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 11:37 AM

The theme song for the CBC radio programme "Vinyl Cafe" is a tasty bit of rag-inflected finger-picking. Someone wrote to the show asking what the tune was, and Stuart Maclean told us that it was derived from a Caribbean cover of "The Song Of The Clyde". This astonished me because for years I'd been singing along to the chorus using the "Where oh where" lyric.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where, oh where...? (Pfft! You Was Gone)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 05:57 PM

I read the original song was written by Susan Heather back around 1952 and it was a gospel song. Archie Campbell recorded it as you see it above in 1966 and Buck Owens did his own version in 1972 on the album "Too old to cut the mustard"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where, oh where...? (Pfft! You Was Gone)
From: GUEST,T Sander
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 02:26 AM

I went to the barn to kill a sick chicken.
'Twas our anniversary we celebrate.
Why should some poor fat sick little chicken
Pay for the little mistake that we made?

I had six kids and you had eleven.
We had eight more bloomin' like flowers.
Won't you come back, dear, 'cause I really need you.
Your kids and my kids are beatin' up ours.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where, oh where...? (Pfft! You Was Gone)
From: Gene
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 12:57 PM

some more verses from old hee haw reruns on RFD channel

Remember the clothesline from the house to the shed, dear
It sags and your clothes drag the ground all the time
You said would you please move the shed over, darlin'
So it will tighten up my old clothesline.


I must admit, I hanker for Mabel
She was the best horse I ever had
Now I Have to sleep alone in the stable
(*Joe) (*Offer) said I oughta be glad.

**Substitute a friends name!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where, oh where...? (Pfft! You Was Gone)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 07:22 PM

My favorite verse:

My Daddy swore he would never quit drinking,
Mother got down on her knees and she begged,
One night my Daddy came home cold sober,
The dog didn't know him and he chewed off his leg.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where, oh where...? (Pfft! You Was Gone)
From: maeve
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 07:30 PM

Truelove was singing this one a month or so ago. Thanks for refreshing it, Kendall. I had forgotten there were so many verse options.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where, oh where...? (Pfft! You Was Gone)
From: Susan A-R
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 07:42 PM

SA Lute! What a great collection.   I also remember Minnie Pearl, Something about

"We ain't ones to repeat gossip
So you'd better make sure you listen real close the first time."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,Dausman the Elder
Date: 01 May 10 - 12:04 PM

I remember one ...

Her hair was like straw, her eyes was like marbles,
her teeth were like rocks: all chisled away.
Her face was like felt: all green and fuzzy.
Why, oh why didn't she stay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 23 May 10 - 05:36 PM

When you were young, you weren't very pretty
You'd make a freight train take a dirt road...
Now that you're older you ain't much better,
cause you'd scare the warts right off of a toad!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 29 May 10 - 10:50 AM

Buck Owens version... (found online)

Down here on the farm the weather gets messy
laying around with nothing to do
When you went away you took my cow Bessie
I miss her darling more than I miss you

You took off your leg your wig and your eye-glass
and you shoud've seen the look on my face
I wanted to kiss I wanted to hug you
but you were scattered all over the place

Where oh where are you tonight
why did you leave me here all alone
I searched the world over and I thought I'd found true love
You met another and (pfft) you were gone

I know that you loved me here's my way of knowing
The proof's hanging out right there on the line
When I see the snow and feel the wind blowing
Your nighties hugging them long johns of mine

The noises you made at our supper table
your habits my dear, were surely absurd
But how many times do I have to tell you
soup is a dish to be seen and not heard

Where oh where...

Remember you phoned me a sobbin' and cryin'
The dog bit your maw and drug her around
You said she looked pale and thought she was dying
I said don't worry I'll buy a new hound

I had six kids and you had eleven
and we had eight more and they grew like flowers
I wish you'd come back, without you ain't heaven
Cause your kids and my kids are beatin' up ours

Where oh where...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 08:49 AM

...was at an antique steam and gas show yesterday and had an opportunity to sing this but bowed out because I could not remember some of the verses. Here are a couple of mine...somebody please correct or add to them if you know them.

I heard tell that you were religious,
A real holy roller from your head to your toes,
But I found out you were just foolin,
When you said grace before pickin your nose!

Where or where are you tonight.....

The other night after the hoe-down,
We drove up to our parking place,
I wrapped my arms around you wanting to hold you,
You popped a zit, hit me square in the face.

Where or where are you tonight....

The other night after the square dance,
I was felling particularly bold,
With my arm 'round you I pulled you closer,
You raised your armpits and I blacked out cold.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: Gene
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 01:33 PM

heard this one awhile back on a Hee Haw rerun on RFD.

You always acted like you were so young, dear
A livin' the life of excitement and spice
You told the neighbors it's your 25th birthday
25th, nothin', you been 25 twice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,Jimmy
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 06:19 PM

I help with The Archie Campbell Days in Bulls Gap Tenn. Phil Campbell [Archie's son] and I sing some "Where, Oh Where Are You Tonight" lyrics and I have just found alot of new lyrics we can use. THANKS!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 11:42 PM

Ah, the classics. Who needs Shakespeare?? Tw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 10 - 06:51 PM

I remember in school how you kept us all laughin
no one was quite sure of what you would say
the teacher once told you to sit down in front
you said you couldn't you don't bend that way...

LOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 01:52 PM

Pardon me dear if my words seem bitter
There's no excuse for my broken dreams
I did not know I married a quitter
My life is falling apart at the seams!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 09:20 PM

Last night at the dance you sure did look purty
you shure did look purty while doin a jig
but come Monday morning while slopin the Hogs dear
I could'nt tell you from one of the pigs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 10 - 11:56 PM

We went to the barn to milk a new heifer
You came alomg, not want'n to nag
You went inside to fetch me a milk stool
You left me there a hold'n the bag


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 06:06 AM

I had a wife Blanche she sure was a drinker
A pint an hour is what she would take
and when it came time for our wedding reception
her breath lit the candles on our wedding cake


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 11 - 09:16 AM

My son wants to sing this at a variety show. Anyone know where I can get the background music?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where.
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 06:30 AM

http://gosong.net/download/qfdnhnjlsAk/Where_Oh_Where_are_You.html

Multiple versions available at above.

A simple wash-tub bass would work well.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

HHH version - warning not for under-age kids.

Where oh where were you last week?
Why did you make us hash all alone?
You fat lazy B+st+ards
While you weren't here,
We F^cked all the new boots
And drank all the beer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,KD
Date: 08 May 11 - 02:46 PM

who was the guy with archie campbell that goes like this:

Pardon me dear if my words seem bitter,
there's no defense of my broken dreams.
I didn't know i married me a quitter.
My life is falling apart at the seams.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 08 May 11 - 11:50 PM

A better question might be "Who Didn't Sing Pfft! You Were Gone"
with Archie...

Conway Twitty, Vince Gill, etc., a guest on Hee Haw.

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 09:24 PM

The lyrics for the cow one are:

You bought yourself an electric milker.
You didn't know the hose from the spout.
You put it on Bessie our cow and you left her.
After four hours she turned inside out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: Gene
Date: 12 Jan 12 - 09:25 PM

At Jingle Bell time you made out the gift list
For Judy & Jill & Trudy & Tex
When Christmas rolled 'round, you sent out the gift list
You signed the cards, dear, but I signed the checks.

Another one from a Hee Haw Rerun on RFD.

Gene


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 10:11 AM

Here is a new one I remember,

I remember darlin the first time I met you
You looked at me with that big posseum grin
I asked you sweetheart please may I kiss you
You opened your mouth; that's when I fell in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,John
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 10:16 AM

I went to the barn to milk our cow Elsie
She gave to me a good bucket full
It tasted funny all over the corn flakes
It wasn't Elsie; it was the bull

Where, oh where...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jan 16 - 09:52 PM

Here are some of my favorites:

Where are you tonight? (Funny/hee haw version) lyrics -

Verse 1:
You yelled at me darling your voice was like gravel
And you scared the mocking birds right out of the trees
I'm singing this song and I hope you will hear it
Darling oh darling don't come back to me

Chorus:
Where oh where, are you tonight
Why did you leave me here all alone
I searched the world over and I thought I'd found true love
You met another and (plfzzz) you was gone

Verse 2:
We all were amazed as the kids kept on comin'
The doctor bills mounted, I said "That's enough"
That duck by the dog pen ain't no duck at all dear
That duck's just a stark with its legs plum wore off

(Chorus)

Verse 3:
No one ever said that you was a beauty
Your figure was like a flat river boat
I still recall well the first time I kissed you
The hairs on your chin dear they tickled my throat

(Chorus)

Tag: Yes you met another and (plfzzz) you was gone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 Mar 16 - 11:06 PM

I married you because of your money.
you married me because of my wealth.
I drank and you decided to leave me,
decided to leave me because of my health.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 27 Mar 16 - 12:38 PM

Here's an original one:

You drank and caroused like there was no tomorrow,
Your morals was loose as the tie 'round my neck;
Last Saturday night when we went to the square dance
The caller cried "Hoedown" and you hit the deck!


Jay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,mela
Date: 11 Apr 16 - 09:24 PM

I think there was also a verse that ended with the words:

I like to watch telly, but in that crazy picture,
the Lone Ranger looks like he's a ridin' a snake.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,Bill Schmaltz
Date: 11 Jun 17 - 06:47 PM

I took my girlfriend to the drive-in movie,
We brought our own popcorn and sodie-pop too,
You asked me if I'd like to sit in the back seat,
I said, "No, I would rather sit up front with you!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pfft! You Was Gone: 'Where, oh where...?'
From: GUEST,Randito
Date: 20 Jul 17 - 07:49 AM

I knoocked out six teeth when I punched you, darlin';
You knocked out seven when you slapped my face.
When we was smoochin', no one come betwixt us,
'Cause we was locked in a lover's embrace.


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