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Lyr Req: 'Gentle on My Mind' parody

Ted from Australia 31 Oct 97 - 05:10 PM
GaryD 31 Oct 97 - 10:56 PM
Ted from Australia 02 Nov 97 - 01:33 AM
GaryD 02 Nov 97 - 03:42 PM
John in Brisbane 02 Nov 97 - 06:15 PM
Ted from Australia 04 Nov 97 - 03:53 AM
Jon W. 04 Nov 97 - 10:05 AM
greta 04 Nov 97 - 07:25 PM
John in Brisbane 04 Nov 97 - 09:51 PM
Earl 04 Nov 97 - 11:26 PM
Ted from Australia 05 Nov 97 - 04:07 AM
seymour@interpath.com 05 Nov 97 - 08:51 AM
Jon W. 05 Nov 97 - 10:22 AM
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Art Thieme 28 Aug 98 - 06:36 PM
Gene 28 Aug 98 - 07:55 PM
Roger Himler 29 Aug 98 - 09:00 PM
Barry Finn 29 Aug 98 - 11:03 PM
Ted from Australia 30 Aug 98 - 08:37 AM
Art Thieme 30 Aug 98 - 03:12 PM
Joe Offer 30 Aug 98 - 08:23 PM
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Subject: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 31 Oct 97 - 05:10 PM

I have a vauge memory of a parody of this Glen Campbell song. Anyone out there who can oblige with the words?

Regards, Ted


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: GaryD
Date: 31 Oct 97 - 10:56 PM

Sorry to do this, but I can't resist..Wasn't that a song about a Rabbi in love with somone not of his faith?...Oh, that must be GENTILE on my Mind!


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 02 Nov 97 - 01:33 AM

Go for it Garry, Do the whole song!
(not the one liner that a penguin could think of)
and remember that in a parody you are allowed, aye,
encouraged, to have a go a all minority or ethnic groups Regards Ted ;-)>


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: GaryD
Date: 02 Nov 97 - 03:42 PM

You mean to say that I stumbled on reality?...I just thought of it as a joke!..I don't really know the parody you were talking about has to do with the above..I'd love to hear it.. I'll follow for a while..I love parodies..If you like others, search for Homer & Jethro, who were affectionatly called the "Stone Age Smothers Brothers"..made a big name for themselves by bending lyrics of popular songs. If I recall, there was a thread here too, a few weeks ago..you might look back a bit.


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 02 Nov 97 - 06:15 PM

Ted,

I suspect that few people outside of Australia would have heard of Greg Champion, but he is a very clever and prolific parody composer. He wrote a version entitled 'Burglars On My Mind' which I learned for a single performance about 10 years ago.

The words go something like "... It's Knowing that your back door's always open and your front's got no dead-lock, that makes me want to steal the ??? you've got stashed beneath your couch, To me an open window is an open invitation to make your unmarked video equipment mine, And take it through the back yards and the car parks and the ???...

If this is of interest I'll dig the lyrics out and re-send.

Regards John


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 04 Nov 97 - 03:53 AM

Thanx John. Yes i would like the words from Greg Champion
(of the Wannabes?) GaryD, jump on board and welcome.
I remember Homer and Jethro OK ( big Grin ) and i would not be surprised to find that they had had a go at Gentle. The one that i am actually looking for though is more of a reply from the woman in questiion.
She really tells him what to do with his sleeping bag Regards, Ted.:-)>


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Jon W.
Date: 04 Nov 97 - 10:05 AM

Last night, I suddenly remembered that I had started a parody of this song myself, many years ago:

Well, it's snowing and your door is always open and your carpet's getting wet
And I hate to think I left my sleeping bag rolled up and stashed behind your couch

To paraphrase a math book, the completion of this parody is left as an exercise for the reader.


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: greta
Date: 04 Nov 97 - 07:25 PM

I have a dim memory of there being a Mad Magazine parody of this about Spock from Star Trek, that went something like, "It's having pointed ears and hearing crewmen telling Vulcan jokes on ship," but I was ten years old and don't remember the rest. I'll see if I can dig up the magazine.

-Greta


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Nov 97 - 09:51 PM

BTW, was the original written by John Hartford? Is John still recording - I haven't seen any of his stuff for 20 years.


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Earl
Date: 04 Nov 97 - 11:26 PM

John Hartford is still recording and still performing but tends to do more straight bluegrass and less pop. Unlike most bluegrass performers, he's also entertaining. I saw him at a festival once go from the stage into the audience in the middle of a song. With just voice and unamplified banjo he held everyone's attention as he walked through the crowd.


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 05 Nov 97 - 04:07 AM

Thanx folks Keep on digging(please)I know you can do it
Regards Ted :-)>


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Subject: Lyrics for Daisy a Day
From: seymour@interpath.com
Date: 05 Nov 97 - 08:51 AM

Does anyone have a complete set of lyrics to Jud Strunk's sentimental oldie "A Daisy a Day"? Many thanks!


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Jon W.
Date: 05 Nov 97 - 10:22 AM

Seymour, I shunted your request of to a more visible, separate thread.


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
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Date: 28 Aug 98 - 11:09 AM

Please post the lyrics to some of these parodies!!!!


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
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Date: 28 Aug 98 - 06:10 PM

It's knowing I can get some snatch without having to commit to you at all,
That makes me leave my sleeping bag rolled up and stashed behind your couch.


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 28 Aug 98 - 06:36 PM

John Hartford is definitely still picking and singing better than ever. His fiddle is very much a part of his show now too. He's been quite ill lately but says he is doing well after appropriate medication. He travels with others in his bus and in his backup band (Ronnie McCoury for one)and that allows him to get rest on stage when he needs it. The dancing is something he's doing less of, if any, now. I got to hang out with John on the riverboats Julia Belle Swain and the Twilight a bunch over the last ten years. He'd come aboard and pilot the boats I was the working on (Mississippi River)quite often. Both boats were designed, built and owned by Capt. Dennis Trone---not John! (Everybody thinks John owned the boats, but that's completely wrong!) Every summer, for all those fondly remembered years, my main gig was acting as the folksinger/tall tale teller on those boats. That allowed me to stay closer to home as health issues erupted. Best "job" I ever had! Even the 16 hour days--every other day for 5 months a year.

Art


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Gene
Date: 28 Aug 98 - 07:55 PM

To hear a Parody of Gentle On My Mind:
* GO HERE *


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Roger Himler
Date: 29 Aug 98 - 09:00 PM

If you look on the page to which Gene's link takes you, go allmost to the bottom and click on "Messin' Up My Mind."

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 29 Aug 98 - 11:03 PM

John Hardford must be doing very well, while at the last Mystic Sea Music Fest, you wouldn't know he'd been in ill health, ever, in great spirits & form. He was doing riverboat songs, never knew he was into anything outside bluegrass. Barry


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 30 Aug 98 - 08:37 AM

Thanks Roger & Gene I enjoyed " Messin Up My Mind"
Good old male chauvinist stuff!
The one that I am specificaly searching for is from the womans point of view, in which she really tells him where to get off.
Thanks again
Ted


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 30 Aug 98 - 03:12 PM

By sayin' John's more into "bluegrass" now, I was saying he's traveling with side musicians in the bus with him. In other times he was OFTEN a solo.Yep, as I said, he's better'n ever.Is doing well. He was on the Twilight last week.

Art


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Subject: RE: Gentle on My Mind , Parody, Words?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Aug 98 - 08:23 PM

Art, did you say John Hartford pilots riverboats? Where'd he learn how to do that? Tell us more.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T LEAVE YOUR RECORDS IN THE SUN
From: Roger Himler
Date: 30 Aug 98 - 09:25 PM

John used to be a regular at the Frederick Craft Show here in Maryland. The last time I saw him, he had his son with him, I believe. John was hooked up to FM broadcast style microphones so he had no wires attached to his mike (ala Madonna) or to his fiddle. He came down off the stage and walked into the audience without missing a note. Quite a performer as well as a hell of a musician and songwriter. My old, dated John Hartford song is

"Don't leave your records in the sun,
They'll warp, they won't be good to anyone.
Don't leave your records in the sun,
They'll get all wavy and they just won't run.

CHO:

They just won't play, just won't play,
Just won't play, just won't play,
Just won't play, no more.

I bought a record just the other day,
It was the last one they had in the store.
I left it sitting on the back seat shelf,
And now it just won't play no more. CHO:

Still makes me smile and remember a few records I warped. The last one was a copy of Van Morrison's album on Bang Records.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: BURGLARS ON MY MIND (Greg Champion)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 20 Oct 98 - 07:29 PM

It's been a long time coming, but here is a parody penned by Greg Champion from Melbourne, Australia. Greg has a number of albums out, typically dealing with Melbourne pop culture stuff like Aussie Rules Football, cricket etc. I recall him stealing the show as a warm-up to a Christy Moore concert. But unlike Brisbainites, Melbournians are much more parochial.

BURGLARS ON MY MIND

It's knowing that your back door's always open and your front's got no deadlock
That makes me want to take the family heirlooms you've got stashed behind your couch
To me an open window is an open invitation to make your unmarked video equipment mine
And move it through the back roads through the hotels and car parks
Where I sell it to any sucker I can find.

It's seeing your unshaded windows in every room on a bright and sunny day
With 40 litres of milk becoming yoghurt in a state of slow decay
It's finding at the gatepost in the flower beds and the front lawn
What looks like every copy of the Herald, Sun and Age
You've had delivered since the day you were born.

It's seeing fleeting glimpses of a quickly running figure that is me
Darting down the back lane with a double handed grip on your TV
It's looking at the mug shots of half remembered names and faces
With the copper at the station you will find
I'm moving through the back roads across the rivers of your memory
Ever present ever often on your mind
Yes you've got burglars on your mind.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Gentle on My Mind' parody
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 09:40 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Gentle on My Mind' parody
From: GUEST,Mozelle
Date: 20 Apr 14 - 01:56 AM

Didn't the Smothers Brothers do a spoof of Gentle on My Mind and there were a lot of people leaving their sleeping bags behind her couch?


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