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Lyr Req: roll your leg over

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HARES ON THE MOUNTAIN
ROLL YOUR LEG OVER


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doku@i84.net 09 Oct 96 - 10:59 AM
dick greenhaus 09 Oct 96 - 10:00 PM
ZiPpY the Cyberpimp 10 Oct 96 - 12:46 AM
Joe Offer 31 May 04 - 02:31 PM
Herga Kitty 31 May 04 - 03:08 PM
Georgiansilver 31 May 04 - 05:12 PM
Deckman 31 May 04 - 05:29 PM
Joe_F 31 May 04 - 06:38 PM
RWilhelm 31 May 04 - 11:04 PM
John M. 11 Sep 04 - 04:27 PM
GUEST,The Cunning Linguist 22 Oct 04 - 03:33 PM
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GUEST,sara 29 Mar 05 - 05:31 PM
GUEST,Lighter 20 Nov 12 - 08:24 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL YOUR LEG OVER
From: doku@i84.net
Date: 09 Oct 96 - 10:59 AM

Some of the lyrics:

CHORUS: Roll your leg over and roll your leg over.
Roll your leg over, it's better that way.

VERSE: If all you young laddies were tarts in a pan,
I'd be the baker, and cream them by hand.

If all you young laddies were sick with infection,
I'd be by your side, and bring you to erection.

If all you young laddies were coconut trees,
I'd wrap my legs 'round, put your nuts 'tween my knees.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: roll your leg over
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 Oct 96 - 10:00 PM

A set of lyrics (far from complete) IS in the Digital Tradition. Search for [Roll your leg]

dick greenhaus


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: roll your leg over
From: ZiPpY the Cyberpimp
Date: 10 Oct 96 - 12:46 AM

Another not complete lyric set is in my online Hash House Harrier Dirty Songbook. If you're over 18, you can access it at URL:

http//:www.usa.net/~zippy/songtoc1.html

ZiPpY


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: roll your leg over
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 04 - 02:31 PM

I received a message informing me that the Hash House Harrier Dirty Songbook link is no longer operable. This was indeed a sad state of affairs, but I think it's not so bad as it might seem. If you go to harrier.net, I think you'll find that the Hash House Harrier Songbook will suitably satisfy your prurient interests, even though the word "Dirty" is no longer in the title.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: roll your leg over
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 31 May 04 - 03:08 PM

It's a variant of Hares on the Mountain. Dick Frost sings "Roll your leg over the man in the moon".

Craig, Morgan and Robson are singing a women's version (in harmony).

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: roll your leg over
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 31 May 04 - 05:12 PM

If all the young ladies were bricks in a pile, I'd be a mason and I'd lay'em in style.
If all the young ladies were fish in the ocean, I'd be a shark and I'd cause a commotion.
If all the young ladies were bells in a tower, I'd be a sextant and I'd bang out the hour.
Can't remember any more, sorry. Be Blessed.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: roll your leg over
From: Deckman
Date: 31 May 04 - 05:29 PM

"Here we are, singing about it,
Just because, we're doing without it."

Roll your leg ........

That verse was composed by the late Almar Lanczos, of Seattle, in the late fifties).
CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: roll your leg over
From: Joe_F
Date: 31 May 04 - 06:38 PM

Deckman: Aliter:

The reason we sing it, the reason we shout it
Is that we have been so goddamn long without it.

*

I wish all them ladies was singing this song --
It'd be twice as dirty and ten times as long.

There is in fact a women's version, sung with gusto, on the _Bawdy Ladies' Book_ (Wild Rose), under the title "Man in the Moon".

*

The rare collection _Songs of Raunch and Ill-Repute_ (Caltech, 1958) has 50 stanzas, including some technologically oriented ones (emended slightly for rhythm):

I wish all them ladies was linear spaces,
And I was a vector -- I'd be in their bases.

I wish all the girls were solutions to find,
And I was a freshman -- I'd plug in and grind.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: roll your leg over
From: RWilhelm
Date: 31 May 04 - 11:04 PM

Deckman,

As a connoisseur of bawdy song, I think your verse is right on. The true bawdy song died in the sixties, a victim of the sexual revolution. Sex is like money, if you're getting it you don't have to talk about it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: roll your leg over
From: John M.
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 04:27 PM

Bawdy songs have not died. They are still being sung by rugby players, military personel and hash house harrier worldwide. The primary reason that they still survive amongst these groups is because the of amount of time (and quantity!) they DRINK.

Here is my collection of bawdy songs all recorded since January of 2004.

If anybody knows any bawdy songs, please feel free to email me.

Sincerely,

John Mehlberg
~
My bawdy songs, toasts and recitations website: www.immortalia.com
.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: roll your leg over
From: GUEST,The Cunning Linguist
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 03:33 PM

Roll Your Leg Over is alive and well at the Texas Renaissance Festival due to two of the bawdiest wenches in the world, Iris and Rose. If you can make 'em up and have the balls to get on stage and sing 'em, they'll let you.

Some laddies like titties,
Some like "cheeks" rosy red,
But the sight I like most,
Is the back of their head.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: roll your leg over
From: cobber
Date: 23 Oct 04 - 07:13 AM

I learned the "man in the moon" version too. One verse that springs to mind was
If all the young ladies were mares in the stable
I'd be the groom mounting all I was able


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: roll your leg over
From: GUEST,sara
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 05:31 PM

if all the young laddies were as good as they say
we wouldn't be here singing we'd be rolling in the hay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: roll your leg over
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 20 Nov 12 - 08:24 AM

Ignoring that...

the first trace of this song (*this* song, not "Hares on the Mountains") appears to be from World War II, as sung by American marines in the Pacific.

And in my experience, all known versions seem to descend from LPs made by the popular Oscar Brand in the 1950s, with cleverer stanzas continually added.

True? Does anyone know a version of "Roll Your Leg Over" actually learned in the 1940s?

(The opening bars sound a lot like "St. Patrick's Day.")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: roll your leg over
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Nov 12 - 11:07 AM

Oscar Brand released a version in 1949.

Info at the following:


http://books.google.ca/books?id=S93LdPw2KP0C&pg=PA643&lpg=PA643&dq=%22Roll+Your+Leg+Over%22,+1940s&source=bl&ots=aKebxhCvOr&sig=


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: roll your leg over
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Nov 12 - 11:09 AM

Note pp 643-4 on that link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: roll your leg over
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 20 Nov 12 - 11:14 AM

Thanks. It was still Oscar Brand.

Legman calls the song probably the most popular bawdy song sung by (American) servicemen in WW2, but he doesn't say how he knows.

Most of us would have guessed it was "Roll Me over in the Clover," "The Bloody Great Wheel," or bawdified versions of "Bless 'em All!"


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