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Lyr/Tune Req: Yokohama Mama

shinkers@advisernet.com.au 22 Oct 97 - 07:14 AM
GUEST 25 Jul 04 - 01:38 PM
masato sakurai 25 Jul 04 - 02:24 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 10 Aug 05 - 12:19 PM
The Barden of England 19 Feb 06 - 02:28 AM
GUEST,dick27da 15 Nov 10 - 10:44 AM
Leadfingers 13 Jan 13 - 06:09 AM
GUEST,kenny 13 Jan 13 - 08:43 AM
John MacKenzie 13 Jan 13 - 09:01 AM
Jim Dixon 13 Jan 13 - 10:41 AM
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Subject: Wanted : Words and/or music for Yokahama Mama
From: shinkers@advisernet.com.au
Date: 22 Oct 97 - 07:14 AM

Hi! I'm Barry Shinkfield from Melbourne Australia. I remember in the fifties a song Called Yokahama Mama and it was sung by Harry Carrie and the Six Saki Sippers. The first line was.... 'Twas in Yokahama, I met this hot mama.....etc

Hope someone out there can help me.


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Subject: RE: Wanted : Words and/or music for Yokahama Mama
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 04 - 01:38 PM

There is a free excerpt of this on the harry stewart website. it was released in 1953 and i have grew up with my uncle singing this to me. only found this today!
http://yogiyorgesson.com/recordings.html

hope this helps


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOKOHAMA MAMA
From: masato sakurai
Date: 25 Jul 04 - 02:24 PM

Fromhere:

YOKOHAMA MAMA
(Tune - "Cockles & Mussels" – supply your own accent)

(Sung:) 'Twas in Yokohama, I met this hot mama,
Serving radishes, octopus, rice, and dried squid.
This sharp-looking cookie, her name was Suzuki,
She served radishes, octopus, rice, and dried squid.

(Spoken:) It were a moonlight night in Yokohama. I were feeling hungry and wanting to eat, so I am walking into tiny Japanese restaurant and am sitting down on my seat. The waitress were a most beautiful creature. Like G.I. say, she are a cute little mouse. Then I notice how she are constructed. My goodness – she are built just like a brick chicken-house. I think to myself: gee whiz! Hot dog! Oh joy! This little cutie-pie in sweater are making Jane Russell to look just like skinny underfed boy. Then I am winking at her and saying, "Hello, baby doll. Where you been all my life? How you like to go for ride in my jeep?" And she answer me in her musical voice. She say, "Getting lost, you little oriental creep." I laugh, ha-ha, at this very funny joke. Then I say, "Please, kiddo. Cannot you see I have terrific heartburn for you, and you are cold as well-digger's knee." And she say, "No, no, really I am very hot tomato. Just wait till I change my dress and my socks, I put on my crazy red shoes, and we go out and get double shot of sake over the rocks." Ho, ho! Then we have jolly good time, Suzuki and me. When I take her home, I feel so tickle, for she give me big kiss and say, "Goodnight, honey-bucket. Be careful, not take wooden nickel." Now Suzuki and me we are wed, and with great joy I am flipping my lid. I am keeping her from foggy, foggy dew, and she are cooking for me rice and dried squid.

(Sung:) 'Twas in Yokohama, I met this hot mama,
Serving radishes, octopus, rice, and dried squid.
This sharp-looking cookie, her name is Suzuki,
She is fixing me breakfast of rice and dried squid.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Yokohama Mama
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 12:19 PM

Source address changed: US Military Academy Songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Yokohama Mama
From: The Barden of England
Date: 19 Feb 06 - 02:28 AM

Thanks everybody for your help. It'll make my friend very happy to have this. This certainly is the most helpful of places.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Yokohama Mama
From: GUEST,dick27da
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 10:44 AM

The tune to Yokohama mama is, beleive it or not, the tune of "Molly
Malone" ___In Dublins fair city, where the girls are so pretty,
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone.

ENJOY


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Yokohama Mama
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 06:09 AM

I recall having this on a 78 in the library at AFBA when I was 'doing'
Cobweb Corner in the late sixties - Hari Kari and his Six Saki Sippers was the group , a sort of Cod Japanese comedy band


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Yokohama Mama
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 08:43 AM

A guy I used to work with gave me a recording of this about 30 years ago. I may still have it on a cassette tape somewhere - as I recall, there was also a parody of "Yes, sir, That's my baby", as well. If I can find the recording, I could digitise it and email it to you as an MP3 file. Let me know if interested.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Yokohama Mama
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 09:01 AM

Great stuff

"Comedian Harry Stewart, born October 21, 1908 in Tacoma, Washington, and who alternately recorded and performed as the Swede, Yogi Yorgesson, a character first developed as a crystal ball-gazing Hindu mystic from Stockholm on the Al Pearce radio show from 1934 to 1937, and as Harry Kari & His Six Saki Sippers, would probably have long been forgotten by the 1970s after his tragic death as the result of a car accident at age 48 on May 20, 1956, were it not for the efforts of Dr. Demento and two fellow Washingtonians, Stan Boreson and Doug Setterberg.

For his part, Dr. Demento, born Barret Eugene Hansen in Minneapolis on April 2, 1941, always made sure Stewart's two big 1949 seasonal hits as Yogi Yorgesson with The John Duffy Trio, I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas, a clever parody of The Night Before Christmas (# 5) and its B-side, Yingle Bells (# 7) on Capitol 57-781, and his one as Harry Kari - Yokohama Mama (# 22 in April 1953 on Capitol 2392 b/w Yes Sir, That's My Baby) were played often on his syndicated radio show as well as appearing here and there on his many album salutes to the novelty hits of the past."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Yokohama Mama
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 10:41 AM

On Spotify, I found a German song called MEINE MAMA WAR AUS YOKOHAMA, which seems to come from a musical called "Victoria und ihr Husar." You can also find it on YouTube.

Unfortunately, I am unable to transcribe it, or understand it, but it sounds like typical musical-comedy fluff.


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