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Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody

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Clinton Hammond 20 Mar 01 - 03:09 AM
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Subject: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: GUEST,bek
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 11:20 PM

Was at NTIF a year ago and someone did a bawdy parody of ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 04:25 AM

Not sure if this is the one you mean, it's more along a political vein and came from here. Will keep looking, here 'tis:

Aren't they loathsome, the Right?

They can't dismiss their plight

They all worry they're rifting apart

Their short memory may

Doom their election day

'Cause their polls have all sunk off the chart

Did their chair, Haley Barbour, seem full of despair?

We're amazed at their missteps - no victory there

Wasn't Newt such a pain?

Will he come back again?

It seems clear, that they're doomed on the Right

(instrumental break)

Wasn't Newt such a pain?

Will he come back again?

It seems clear, that they're doomed on the Right


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 04:35 AM

There is also an older thread which has a lot of posting about this, just click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: GUEST,bek
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 12:54 PM

Alex Beaton's is the closest, but reviewing my memory---I think it is Seamus Kennedy who did this one and it's about seduction.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 02:55 PM

OH! Well then, no problem. If you join up as a member, it's free, you can send Seamus a Personal Message, as he is a Mudcat member, too. Just in case you do not want to, I will send him a PM asking him to look into this thread.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: BEK
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 03:14 PM

Kat,

Believe it or not, I AM a member. The new member from HELL, I'm afraid. I'm still figuring out PM, but I will give sending Seamus a message a shot. Thanks!

BEK


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: old head
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 02:08 PM

r u lonesome tonight,is your brassiere too tight. do your corsets keep drifting apart. is it this version?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 02:52 PM

LMAO....old head, please post it whether it is or isn't! I'd love to hear more of it!

Beck, I had said that because it showed you as a guest, first. Glad to ahve you aboard. welcome to the Mudcat. Be sure to take a look at the Mudcat FAQs Permathread. It's loaded with information and how-to's. Of course, don't hesitate to ask if you can't figure something out.

You, too, old head. You are a new member, too? Welcome!

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: BEK
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:12 PM

YES! Old Head, that's the one! Would you send the lyrics, please?

Thanks!

BEK


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:27 PM

Thanks, Old Head. I'm not the guilty party. Homer and Jethro did it years ago, and my friend Alex Beaton does it. Hey BEK, see how efficient the Mudcat is?

All the best.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: BEK
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 01:59 AM

No kidding, Seamus! Okay, not guilty for this one, but got to tell you, your CDs are better than Prozac on a Rainy Day. (Okay--they do got down a little bit rough with just one glass of water....)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Kim C
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 05:42 PM

Well, lemme just say, you either wear a brassiere or a corset, but not BOTH at the same time! :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 06:08 PM

Which explains why the brassiere is too tight and the corset is falling apart!!!!!

Frank


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: mousethief
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 06:15 PM

Actually, Frank, both those occurrences could be explained by ...

Never mind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Micca
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 06:49 PM

what I can remember it was "knickers too tight"...02c


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 07:37 PM

I'm with Micca's knickers on this one.


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Subject: HUH!?!?!?!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 03:09 AM

I always figured "Are you lonesome tonight" WAS a parody!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 03:18 AM

I've been going through my 78s (a slow process -- there are about 500!) and came across one I must have bought sometime and never played: Layton & Johnston ("American duettists, with piano") singing -- yes! -- "Are you lonesome tonight?"! I just had to see if it was the same song, and it was; but without the "all the world's a stage" nonsense in the middle. L&J were recording in the thirties and forties, and from the style of the disc, I'd say this was probably from their earlier days.

Yes, If I didn't know better, I'd have said Elvis's version was a parody!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 03:23 AM

Just checked: "words and music by Roy Turk and Lou Handman (1926)", it says on one website; another attributes it to the Carter Family! It says "Turk, Handman" on the L&J record label, so there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 11:57 AM

I see that some playlists from The Dr. Demento Show include a song called "Are You Lonesome Tonight? (laughing version) - Elvis Presley." I don't think I've heard this one, but I presume it's some sort of outtake in which he broke up during a recording session.

In a similar vein, a local radio station has played a recording of Rudy Vallee singing "There is a Tavern in the Town" in which he totally breaks up into hysterics halfway through. What prompts the breakup is that when he comes to the lines

    Adieu, adieu, kind friends, adieu (yes, adieu)
    I can no longer stay with you (stay with you)
he first pronounces "adieu" in the authentic French way, and then, inadvertently I presume, he pronounces "you" to rhyme with it EXACTLY. Then he realizes how silly this sounds, and starts to laugh, but then he tries to struggle through the rest of the song! It was hilarious to listen to.

By the way, I did find some confirmation that Homer & Jethro recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight" b/w "I Love Your Pizza" as a 45-rpm record, RCA #101030, or maybe RCA #4/60233, depending on which web site you believe. No other info, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: The Walrus
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 02:35 PM

I'm afraid I can't hear "Are you lonesome tonight" without automatically thinking of the Morcombe & Wise "Boom - oo - Yattatata" sketch.

Sad innit.

Walrus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 04:43 PM

Really sad, because that was "Will you miss me tonight, when I'm gone (boom oo yattatata, boom oo yattatata)
Will our love be the same from now on........"

But catching!

Kitty


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (Homer & Jethro)
From: GUEST,Robert Perry
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 11:41 AM

Here's the entire transcript, including the spoken parts:

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT
Homer & Jethro

Are you lonesome tonight?
If you are, serves you right.
I'm so happy you left me at last

I can still hear you roar:
"Make the beds, mop the floor,
do the laundry and then mow the grass

You took me for a boat ride
I had to swim back
Darlin' I thought I'd never
Get out of that sack

Should you fly back again
Park your broom and come in
Darlin' that's why you're lonesome tonight

(spoken)
Shortspeare once said: "All the world's a stage"
It ain't much of a line, but if it's good enough for Elvis, it's good enough for us.
Act 1
(Woman)
You took me home to meet yer folks and I can still hear your father whispering:
"Son, that gal's cross eyed, knock kneed, stringy headed, buck toothed" but all you said was:
(Man)
Ah, paw, you don't have to whisper: she's deaf, too."
Act 2
(Woman)
Our engagement lasted 10 years, 'cuz I wouldn't marry you when you was drunk
(Man)
Yeah, and I wouldn't marry you when I was sober.
Act 3
(Woman)
The only romantic thing you ever said to me was that I creeped into your heart, and I creeped into your brain and you creeped into your mind.
(Man)
Nah, all I ever said was that you were the biggest creep I'd ever seen.
Act 4
(Woman)
We finally settled down to our little honeymoon cottage and every Friday night, our friends and neighbors would come over to watch the fights.
(Man)
Yeah, and we didn't even have a TV set, but we had a fight every Friday night. One night I blacked yer eyes, broke yer nose and knocked yer teeth out and you got chicken and called the cops.
(Woman)
You told them not to believe a word I said, 'cuz I's "punch drunk".

(Sung)
So, I'll miss you my pet
Every chance that I get
Darlin' that's why you're lonesome tonight
(woman's trio tag)
[But I won't be fer long]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Scrump
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 11:52 AM

It reminds me of this:

I wonder if you're lonesome tonight, I don't wanna call,
Maybe that's 'cause you're eleven feet tall.
But all the world's a stage, they say, I've often heard that said,
But I don't have a wooden heart, I have a wooden head.


(from Benny Hill's song Transistor Radio)


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Subject: Lyr Add: SENIOR'S LAMENT /ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 01:34 PM

Here is a version might be of interest to some: I do not have a clue where I picked up these lyrics. All credit to whoever composed this.

SENIOR'S LAMENT ----melody: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT

Are you lonesome tonight? Does your tummy feel tight?
Did you bring your Mylanta and Tums?
Does your memory stray to that bright sunny day
When you had all your teeth and your gums?
Is your hairline receding, your eyes growing dim?
Hysterectomy for her and it's prostate for him.
Does your back give you pain? Do your knees predict rain?
Tell me, dear, are you lonesome tonight?

Is your blood pressure up, good cholesterol down?
Are you eating your low-fat cuisine?
All that oat bran and fruit, Metamucil to boot,
Helps you run like a well-oiled machine.
If it's football or baseball, he sure knows the score.
Yes, he knows where it's at, but forgets what it's for.
So your gall bladder's gone but your gout lingers on.
Tell me, dear, are you lonesome tonight?

When you're hungry, he's not. When you're cold, he is hot.
Then you start that old thermostat war.
When you turn out the light, he goes left, you go right,
Then you get his great symphonic snore.
He was once so romantic, so witty, and smart.
How did he turn out to be such a cranky old fart?
So don't take any bets. It's as good as it gets.
Tell me, dear, are you lonesome tonight?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: GUEST,Anne
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 02:16 PM

Kim C. Folk used to wear a bra and a corset in the old days. Said corset then was not like todays, but was much more utilitarian and extended from thighs to above waist (without the bra bit) usualy made out of salmon pink cloth and with laces up the front!

As for parody someone sang it at Banbury this year (think you were there Snuffy)and it was the one about 'corsets all falling apart'and 'does the size of your chest wear two holes in your vest' etc I'd love all the words if anyone could post them here please!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Snuffy
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 07:14 PM

Is this the one, Anne?

Are you lonesome tonight?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Carol
Date: 03 Feb 07 - 05:09 AM

Yes Anne I was the guilty one and can't remember where I originally 'collected' it from, but here goes and see if the paste thing works. I do like to sing the song strtaight first time around then anyone who hasn't heard it before is lulled into a false sense of security!

Are You Lonesome Tonight ?

Are you lonesome tonight
Do you miss me tonight
Are you sorry we drifted apart
Does your memory stray
to a bright summer's day
When l kissed you and called you sweetheart
Do the chairs in yourparlour
Seem empty & bare
Do you gaze at your doorstep
And picture me there
ls your heart filled with pain
Shall l come back again
Tell me dear are you lonesome tonite

Are you lonesome tonight ?
ls your brassiere too tight
Are you're corsets all falling apart
Does the size of your chest
Wear big holes in your vest ?
Does your spare tyre reach up to your heart ?
Are your stockings all laddered
And shoes wearing thin
Do you hold up your bloomers
With a big safety pin ?
Are your false teeth all worn
Do they drop when you yawn ?
Then no wonder you're lonesome tonite


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: GUEST,AJ in Saanich
Date: 06 May 10 - 07:26 PM

Don't think I'm down hearted ....because we have parted... or lonely or terribly blue....
As I write this letter...I've never felt better... And I have a question for you....

Are you lonesome tonight? ... If you are....serves you right... Just for spoiling the evening I'd planned...

How you led me to think...with that come-hither wink...then at your door you just...shook my hand....

How you pleased me and teased me...and passion implied...
But the promise was false...and fulfillment...denied...

So for me..shed no tear...cause I'm glad you're not here...And I hope that you're lonesome tonight....

Yes..this heartache will pass...for I feel it's just gas... so I hope that you're lonesome...tonight!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 May 10 - 02:30 PM

AJ: I like that version. Where'd you get it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody
From: GUEST,heres the best one: my own personal creation
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 02:55 AM

Don't be cruel to a heart that's true.
You know I can be found,
Sitting home all alone,
If you can't come around,
At least please telephone.
Don't be cruel to a heart that's troll.

Baby, if I made you mad
For something I might off said,
Please, lets forget the past,
The future looks bright ahead,
Don't be cruel to a heart that's troll.
I don't want no other love,
Baby it's just you I'm thinking off.

Don't stop thinking of me,
Don't make me feel this way,
Come on over here and love me,
You know what I want you to say.
Don't be cruel to a heart that's troll.
Why should we be apart?
I really love you baby, cross my heart.

Lets walk up to the preacher
And let us say I do,
Then you'll know you'll have me,
And I'll know that I'll have you,
Don't be cruel to a heart that's troll.
I don't want no other love,
Baby it's just you I'm thinking off.

Don't be cruel to a heart that's troll.
Don't be cruel to a heart that's troll.
I don't want no other love,
Baby it's just you I'm thinking off.


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