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Lyr Req: Songs about mice

gaelicconquest 22 Mar 01 - 07:40 PM
Amergin 22 Mar 01 - 07:43 PM
Uncle_DaveO 22 Mar 01 - 07:46 PM
GUEST,Roll&Go-C 22 Mar 01 - 07:56 PM
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wdyat12 23 Mar 01 - 03:09 AM
guest(intruder-inactive) 23 Mar 01 - 04:32 AM
Gervase 23 Mar 01 - 09:00 AM
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Gervase 23 Mar 01 - 09:11 AM
GUEST,Matt_R 23 Mar 01 - 09:18 AM
Dave the Gnome 23 Mar 01 - 09:26 AM
SINSULL 23 Mar 01 - 09:30 AM
Gervase 23 Mar 01 - 09:53 AM
gnu 23 Mar 01 - 10:21 AM
mousethief 23 Mar 01 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,Roll&Go-C 23 Mar 01 - 10:49 AM
gnu 23 Mar 01 - 11:00 AM
mousethief 23 Mar 01 - 11:32 AM
Bernard 23 Mar 01 - 05:51 PM
Bert 23 Mar 01 - 05:57 PM
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Amergin 23 Mar 01 - 06:09 PM
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Subject: mouse
From: gaelicconquest
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 07:40 PM

Hi I caught a mouse in a trap last week.My 4 year old daughter has asked me to sing a song about this dead mouse!Any lyrics for me?


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Amergin
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 07:43 PM

Frog In The Well?


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 07:46 PM

"Oh, the early bird's the one that gets the worm, they say,
Gettin' up and pecking at the very break of day.
But around our house we contradict the thought of that old wheeze,
'Cause we know that it's the second mouse that gets the cheese!"

Will that help? I even made a tune for it, but I can't post it.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 07:56 PM

Dave, that's pretty neat.

Maybe someone can come up with verses for "There Are No Mouse Traps in Heaven."


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 09:00 PM

Intoxicated Rat.


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: wdyat12
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 03:09 AM

I caught one of my son's afterschool buddies with a mousetrap while he was raiding the cupboard for a snack. He threatened to sue me. I gave him some milk and cookies instead.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: guest(intruder-inactive)
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 04:32 AM

lub ta eat dem mousies
mousies what i lub ta eat
bite they tiny heads off
nibble on they little feet


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Gervase
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:00 AM

Click on your plastic mouse here and take a look at what turns up. Plenty of mousey songs there!


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Gervase
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:02 AM

Oops!
Mice must've crept into my HTML there.
Try http://www.mudcat.org/!!-supersearch99.cfm?Command=Search&file=fall99&request=mouse&MaxHits=50&NumLines=1>here instead.


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:02 AM


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:08 AM

Hey there intruder........You read those Kliban books too huh?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Gervase
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:11 AM

Grrr!

Try catching

this

wee beastie instead!!


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:18 AM

Remember this Spider Tom gem?


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:26 AM

Wee timorous bestie thingy from Rabbie B.

No moustraps in heaven could fit to three steps to heaven.

There's a moose aloose aboot this hoose.

Shame it wasn't a hampster though. You could have boiled it with some sugar then spread it on the garden. When the flowers come up sing tulips from hamsterjam....

(Yeauch)

DtG


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:30 AM

I will say it again - I miss Spider Tom.


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Gervase
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 09:53 AM

Dave - a gem!
It must be 20 years since I heard that shaggy dog story. Now they're all flooding back - all those toe-curlingly awful ones we used to inflict on each other in the pub. I can hear the groans now - darn it, my head will be full of them all afternoon. Like the one about....

Sorry, I'll get me coat!


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: gnu
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 10:21 AM

wdyat12 said... I caught one of my son's afterschool buddies with a mousetrap while he was raiding the cupboard for a snack. He threatened to sue me. I gave him some milk and cookies instead.

Them suckers hurt ! Your lucky he didn't get a broken finger. I suppose you know just how big the afterschool buddies' fathers are ? It might be a consideration, even if they were up to no good. Sometimes an irate parent might not care about his little one's actions in relation to the consequences.

BTW, intruder's poem minds me of the movie Never Cry Wolf, which I consider a classic. The cinematography is only outdone by the humour. If you have never seen it, rent it today - you will howl with laughter.

gnu


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: mousethief
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 10:45 AM

Yes?


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Subject: Lyr Add: RODENT MARINERS (Hamish MacLaren)
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 10:49 AM

Well, this is one of my favorites among the "rediscovered" songs, a maritime rat empowerment song:
THE RODENT MARINERS
(By Hamish MacLaren, Sailor with Banjo, © 1930 Adapted by Charlie Ipcar Tune adapted from: Blow the Candle Out)

We are the rodent ma-ri-ne-ers,
As nobody needs be told,
For there's no mis-taking our nau-ti-cal airs,
Our rolling eyes so bold;
There's never a ship leaves English ground,
From Liverpool Docks to Plymouth Sound,
For Frisco Bay or Bombay bound,
But we have free run of her hold!

We march aboard in companies,
All in the dead of night,
Over the hawsers from the quays
In the shadow of the watch lamplight;
Each roving rat his ship will choose,
From nose to nose we pass the news
Of cargoes, destination, crews,
And none can us affright.

REFRAIN
Each roving rat his ship will choose,
From nose to nose we pass the news
Of cargoes, destination, crews,
And none can us affright.

We'll eat like kings once we set sail,
Each vessel leaving land,
A wandering larder which entails
A feast on every hand;
Maize, apples, salmon, barley, rice,
Nutmegs, olives, South Sea spice,
Meats and India merchandise,
And all at our command!

We know the ports of all the world
All warehouses, all quays,
All islets coral-ringed and pearled,
The Blue Hesperides;
And men may search until they die,
And men may blow great fleets sky-high –
But rats alone can hold for aye
The Freedom of the Seas!
REFRAIN
And men may search until they die,
And men may blow great fleets sky-high –
But rats alone can hold for aye
The Freedom of the Seas!

Arrgghh!


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: gnu
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 11:00 AM

Alex... wha ?

puzzledgnu


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: mousethief
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 11:32 AM

Somebody called my name, or a clipped form thereof, and I answered, "Yes?"

Get it?

Sigh. All my best jokes are wasted on the Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Bernard
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 05:51 PM

Flamin' 'eck!! I'd hate to see your worst!!


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Bert
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 05:57 PM

The rats have gone and we the crew
Leave her Johnny leave her
I think it's time that we left too
It's time for us to leave her.


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: wdyat12
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:00 PM

gnu,

I never thought one of my son's afterschool buddies would go in the spice cupboard. I was after that pesky mouse that nibbled on the package of sugar. My cat Rosie was too well fed to care about a mouse.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Amergin
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:09 PM

Alex, that was one of your best jokes? I would dearly hate to hear your worst ones....


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: mousethief
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:17 PM

Everybody's a critic. Sheesh.


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Amergin
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:18 PM

No, you're just a target...


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Subject: Lyr Add: MISSING (A A Milne)
From: lamarca
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:19 PM

I sing this one sometimes...the words are from memory, so they may be folked-up bit...

Missing
by A. A. Milne (tune available by H. Fraser-Simpson)

Has anybody seen my mouse?
I opened his box
For just a minute
Just to be sure
He was really in it...

I lifted the lid
Just to look inside...
I tried to catch him!
I tried, I tried...
He must be somewhere about the house;
Has anyone seen my mouse?

Uncle John, have you seen my mouse?
Just a small sort of mouse,
A dear little brown one
He came from the country,
He wasn't a town one

He's sure to be lonely
On a London street;
Oh where will he find
Something good to eat?
He must be somewhere - I'll ask Aunt Rose;
Have you seen a mouse with a whuffley nose?

He's somewhere about...

He just got out...

Has anyone seen my mouse?


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: wdyat12
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:21 PM

gnu,

"Never Cry Wolf" is one of my all time favorites. Eating mice to join the pack reminds me of some Hell's Angel initiations. What a Hoooooowell that was!

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: tiggerdooley
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:24 PM

I saw a mouse
"Where!"
There on the stair
"Where on the stair?"
Right there!
A little mouse with clogs on
"Well, I declare!"
Going clip-clippety-clop on the stair

Right there.


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: mousethief
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:28 PM

Better to be a target than to be ignored.


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Amergin
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:29 PM

Did somebody say something?


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: wdyat12
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:40 PM

I was given a mouse once from a woman at work. She caught it in her office and gave the mouse to me to find it a more appropriate home. I lived in the country at the time and my cat was too well fed to eat any indoor mouse. You guessed it, as soon as I got home with the mouse, he got loose. The mouse was often seen sharing a bowl of kibble with my cat Rosie. She shared her food with every critter out there in the woods anyway. She had an affair with a handsome skunk at one point.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: gaelicconquest
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:46 PM

Good one adapted from which tune?


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: tiggerdooley
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 06:54 PM

I live in the city, so you can imagine our surprise when all these little rabbits turned up in our garden through a hole in the fence. I was about fifteen. I must have been there for an hour one day, just lying there with a piece of carrot in my outstretched hand, totally motionless, just waiting for one of them to trust me enough to take it. I got gradually nearer and more animated until one day, one of them let me stroke its nose, then its body. Soon, they all followed suit. I trained thm to come from wherever they were to be fed when I thumped the floor with my foot (like thumper!) We built a little shelter for them when they got too big to run under the shed when they got scared. Then the biggest one got so big that it couldn't get to us through the fence. We were quite upset until about twenty minutes later when we heard thumping at the garden gate and all the little ones ran over. It had walked around the street and found our house!!! It was crazy. My mum was scared of it, she said it looked at her 'evil'. It flicked wee at her once and she was inconsolable, I was bit worried too, but my dad said that it meant it was attracted to us. Still a worry....

OOne by one, they grew up and went elsewhere, but my mum and dad have still got the photos. That was a brilliant summer.


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: gnu
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 07:26 PM

wdyat12... so what did they make you do for your initiation that was such a howl ?

Before anyone vomits, the "culinary" scene is tasfully done, and it is a howl, but his explanation to the Inuit elder re the ingestion of mice for science is priceless. Altogether the best laugh I have ever had. You gotta see it.

On an off note, some may think the movie is a bit far fetched. However, the story is true, although certain "literary license" is taken, as in all "stories". Farley Mowat was not too far from my uncle when he spent his time with the wolves and my uncle tells a different story of the wolves and of Farley, but the movie is extremely entertaining and worth the price of admission.

gnu


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: wdyat12
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 08:17 PM

gnu,

I'm sorry my English is misleading. I'm a Scot. I never was initiated into the Hell's Angels, but tonight is my 20 year anniversary at the shipyard in Bath, Maine. We go by the handle "Yardbirds." My initiation there just ended. I'm a lifer now!

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: gnu
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 08:35 PM

wdyat12..... CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!! That, in this day and age especially, is cause for GREAT CELEBRATION. A job well done.

BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gnu


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: Amos
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 10:05 PM

BIW should give you a fat bonus just for the hazard of living in Bath in the winters!! Congrats!!

A


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: wdyat12
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 11:57 PM

Thanks gnu and Amos. I am home quietly celebrating. Didn't dare go into work tonite with my exhaust pipe hanging down anyway.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: mouse
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 08:45 AM

Well, this has been nice to sift through. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about mice
From: Jack Campin
Date: 19 Mar 21 - 07:29 PM

This needs a song.

The Australian Mouse Plague of 2021


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about mice
From: JennieG
Date: 19 Mar 21 - 11:19 PM

The wished-for floods may yet happen in some areas.......

It's wet out there


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about mice
From: Felipa
Date: 20 Mar 21 - 06:50 AM

nobody has mentioned Three Blind Mice yet!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about mice
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Mar 21 - 12:55 PM

Meanwhile elsewhere in Australia:

Feral cats

It's like the Apocalypse has been contracted out to Warner Brothers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about mice
From: allanwill
Date: 21 Mar 21 - 06:43 PM

The song referred to by tiggerdooley on 23 Mar 01 is A Windmill In Old Amsterdam by Ronnie Hilton, although I only knew it by Freddie and the Dreamers. They omitted Verse 4 in their version.

INTRO E A | E A

VERSE 1
A (E)mouse lived in a (A)windmill in (D)old Amster(G)dam
A (C)windmill with a (Fmaj7)mouse in and (Bm7)he wasn't (E)grousin'
(E)He sang every (A)morning, "How (D)lucky I (G)am,
(C)Living in a (Fmaj7)windmill in (Bm7)old Amster(E7)dam!"


CHORUS
(E)I saw a Amouse!, (A7)Where?
(E)There on the stair!
(Bm7)Where on the stair?
(A7)Right (E)there!
A (E7)little (E)mouse with (A)clogs (A7)on
(E)Well I declare!
(E7)Going (Bm7)clip-clippety-(C)clop on the (E)stair
(E7)Oh (E)yeah


VERSE 2
This mouse he got lonesome, he took him a wife
A windmill with mice in, it's hardly surprisin'
She sang every morning, "How lucky I am,
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!"


CHORUS
I saw a mouse!, Where?
There on the stair!
Where on the stair?
Right there!
A little mouse with clogs on
Well I declare!
Going clip-clippety-clop on the stair
Oh yeah


(KEY CHANGE !!!!!!)

VERSE 3
(Fmaj7)First they had (Bm7)triplets and (E)then they had (A)quins
A (D)windmill with (G)quins in, and (C)triplets and (Fmaj7)twins in
They (Fmaj7)sang every (Bm7)morning, "How (E)lucky we (A)are
(D)Living in a (G)windmill in (C)Amsterdam, (Fmaj7)ya!"



CHORUS
(Fmaj7)I saw a (Bm7)mouse!, Where?
(Fmaj7)There on the stair!
(C)Where on the stair?
(Bm7)Right (Fmaj7)there!
A (Fmaj7)little mouse with (Bm7)clogs on
(Fmaj7)Well I declare!
Going (C)clip-clippety-(D)clop on the (Fmaj7)stair
(Fmaj7)Oh yeah


VERSE 4
The daughters got married and so did the sons
The windmill had christ'nins when no one was list'nin'
They all sang in chorus, "How lucky we are
Living in a windmill in Amsterdam Yah!"


CHORUS
I saw a mouse!, Where?
There on the stair!
Where on the stair?
Right there!
A little mouse with clogs on
Well I declare!
Going clip-clippety-clop on the stair
Oh yeah


OUTRO (play slower, emphasise the chord changes)

A Fmouse lived in a windmill, so snug and so nice
There's nobody there now but a whole lot of mice
.. Ohhh Yeahhhh

Allan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about mice
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Mar 21 - 09:51 PM

And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps?

There's a mouse in the house
Said the louse not a word.

Ok, what is *that* fragment from? The same book as the lean thin grin cat, maybe?


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