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Lyr Req: Tell Me a Story (Frankie Laine/Jimmy Boyd

GUEST,jcarlson@killingly.k12.ct.us 07 Dec 00 - 07:32 PM
Joe Offer 07 Dec 00 - 09:41 PM
GUEST,Gene 08 Dec 00 - 12:32 AM
GUEST,Gene 08 Dec 00 - 12:44 AM
Joe Offer 08 Dec 00 - 12:47 AM
GUEST,Gene 08 Dec 00 - 02:39 AM
GUEST,Jcarlson 08 Dec 00 - 08:55 AM
campfire 08 Dec 00 - 11:39 PM
rabbitrunning 08 Dec 00 - 11:44 PM
GUEST,judy 15 Mar 11 - 09:05 PM
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Subject: 'Tell me a story...'
From: GUEST,jcarlson@killingly.k12.ct.us
Date: 07 Dec 00 - 07:32 PM

Does anyone recall the words to a song, the main refrain of which was -
"tell me a story tell me a story
tell me a story before I go to bed.
You promised me, you said you would;
you gotta give in so I'll be good.
Tell me a story then I'll go to bed"
Was it sung by "my son the folk singer"? I can't recall. Thanks for the help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell me a story...'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Dec 00 - 09:41 PM

Hmmmm. I thought it was, "Tell me a story, or I won't go to bed." Before you brought it up, I guess I had thought it just came up through my own family in Detroit. I guess it must have an origin somewhere, and probably not from the Offer Family of Detroit. Do you think somebody could get a PhD out of researching that one?

I think it's kind of like those camp songs that you thought came from your very own talented counselors at your very own wonderful camp:
Hoo-Rah, Camp Catspaw!
Hoo-Rah, Camp Catspaw!
Hoo-Rah, Camp Catspaw!
Our very favorite camp!
And then you realize that Camp Snakespit had the very same song.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell me a story...'
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 12:32 AM

Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Boyd


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell me a story...'
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 12:44 AM

Aggggghhhh! Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell me a story...'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 12:47 AM

Got the lyrics, Gene?

I'm SURE they musta learned it from my dad...

There's a sound clip of the Frankie Laine recording here (click). It says the songwriter is Gilkyson - I imagine that's Terry Gilkyson.

-Joe Offer-

I found a snippet of the lyrics:
Tell Me a Story - Jimmy Boyd

"Tell me a story, tell me a story,
Remember what you said.
Tell me about the birds and bees,
How to make the kitten sneeze,
Tell me a story and then I'll go to bed"

It "ends" with a spanking.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TELL ME A STORY (Frankie Laine,Jimmy Boyd
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 02:39 AM

TELL ME A STORY
Frankie Laine w/Jimmy Boyd

TELL ME A STORY
TELL ME A STORY
TELL ME A STORY
Remember what you said
You promised me
You said you would
You gotta give in
So I'll be good
TELL ME A STORY
Then I'll go to bed

Oh worry, worry
Worry ends my day
Comes the time to go home
Without my raise in pay
Home by the fire
Where a man can just relax
Slippers there, by the chair
Not a worry, not a care
Along comes Junior
Swinging his little axe

TELL ME A STORY
TELL ME A STORY
TELL ME A STORY
Remember what you said
Tell me about the birds an' bees
How you made the Chicken sneeze
TELL ME A STORY
Then I'll go to bed

Came home so late
One evening last July
Played a little poker
The time had passed me by
Shoes in my hand
My darlin' wife in bed
Up the stairs, sayin' a prayer
Then a voice comes thru the air
Hi ya there Daddy
Remember what you said

TELL ME A STORY
TELL ME A STORY
TELL ME A STORY
Remember what you said
Tell my how your eye got black
Because the doorway hit you back
TELL ME A STORY
Then I'll go to bed

Once upon a time
I remember long ago
Don't go back in hist'ry
Your mem'ries kinda slow
Stop your noisy talkin'
Til I finnish with my tale
Once upon -
Once upon a what
Upon your back you'll get a swat
Tell me about the fish you caught
That's bigger than a whale

TELL ME A STORY
TELL ME A STORY
TELL ME A STORY
Remember what you said
You promised me
You said you would
You gotta give in
So I'll be good
Here's a tale you'll never forget
Whack - Whack
And now get up to bed
Aw come on Daddy
TELL ME A STORY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell me a story...'
From: GUEST,Jcarlson
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 08:55 AM

Thank you everybody!!!It was driving me crazy! Happy holidays to all!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell me a story...'
From: campfire
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 11:39 PM

Hey, you mean MY Dad didn't make that one up??!

campfire


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell me a story...'
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 11:44 PM

Naw, it was my dad!

Wasn't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell me a story...'
From: GUEST,judy
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 09:05 PM

after wack wack wack it should be
ouch my tails all red
and now get up to bed.


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