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Songs that make you laugh out loud

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Subject: Lyr Add: HOW FUCKING ROMANTIC^^
From: Bagpuss
Date: 08 May 01 - 11:59 AM

I am just listening to a newly bought CD (69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields) and the last song made me laugh out loud - it was so unexpected. What songs really made you laugh the first time you heard them?

Here's the song that made me snort water out of my nose....

How Fucking Romantic

How fucking romantic
All the stars are out
twinkling twinkling twinkling
and fluttering about
What a tacky sunset
What a vulgar moon
Play another charming
Rodgers & Hart tune
How fucking romantic
Must we really waltz
Drag another cliche
howling from the vaults
Love you, obviously,
like you really care,
even though you treat me
like a dancing bear
Toss your bear a goldfish
as it cycles by
Don't forget to feed your bear
or it'll die


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: tonedeaf
Date: 08 May 01 - 12:03 PM

Eric Bogle's Nobody's Moggy! I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair, and I'm not easily amused!

The thing with that song is that it is simultaneosly so gross and yet so funny, I know I shouldn't like it, but I do!

Cedar


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Kim C
Date: 08 May 01 - 12:30 PM

John Prine's Dear Abby. Or this from his other little gem, All the Best:

I wish you don't do like I do
And ever fall in love with someone like you

Anybody remember a song Sammy Kershaw had out several years ago - Queen of the Double Wide Trailer? At first I thought that was the most idiotic thing I had ever heard. After I listened to it a few times I thought it almost brilliant:

She said He rebuilds engines and his name is Earl
He's the Charlie Daniels of the torque wrench

And then of course, there's the saga of why Paddy can't come to work today (The Excuse Note).


(Click for Prine Lyrics) (Joe Offer)


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Grab
Date: 08 May 01 - 12:47 PM

Jake Thackray - Bantam Cock
Tom Paxton - Forest Lawn
Trad - The Sicknote (aka The Barrel, aka Paddy's not at work today)

But the one that had me hysterical most recently was Clementine sung to the tune of Cwm Rhondda. The whole thing of a roomful of guys doing their best Welsh male voice choir on "Oh, my darling Clementine (Clem-en-tiiiine)" was too funny for words, and I was having real problems singing along.

In a similar vein, the entire queue in the student's union takeaway singing Unchained Melody is close to unbeatable.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Justa Picker
Date: 08 May 01 - 12:51 PM

Seeing my kids's reaction to the song "Who Let The Dog's Out" made me laugh. Everytime it comes to the chorus, my kids sing along with it, including the barks. (Well I guess you'd have to have been there.)


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: DancingMom
Date: 08 May 01 - 01:01 PM

My kids like Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger. Played it in the car this past weekend. Also "Dad's Got That Look" by John Mc Cutcheon. I like "The Prickly Bush" by Steeleye Span ("if ever I'm out of the prickly bush, I'll never get in it any more!")


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 08 May 01 - 01:08 PM

Bill Gallaher's "The Male Bonding Song".


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Amergin
Date: 08 May 01 - 01:10 PM

Jez Lowe's High Part Of The Town

Tom Paxton's Change My Name To Chrysler....and several of his songs....

Eric bogle's Nobody's Moggy Now....


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 08 May 01 - 01:37 PM

Eric Bogle's "I Just Won't Sing Any Bob Dylan".

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,djh
Date: 08 May 01 - 01:44 PM

Johnny Cash- The Man Who Couldn't Cry DJH who will always sing any Bob Dylan


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Bert
Date: 08 May 01 - 01:55 PM

The Potato Song By Cheryl Wheeler.
Monkey Farts
Breakfast Blues


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 08 May 01 - 01:58 PM

Not sure what it's called but the one that says
"My girlfriends name is Nancy but George is my best friend"
Geoff sings it occasionally but was never better received than the time he sang it in Whitby and remembered about half way through that a six foot goth transvestite had just come in the pub and was in fact sitting almost directly behind him!! He/she had in fact gone to the toilet (not sure which one)but the picture of horror on everyones face as they wondered who would finish first was a real sight!! Geoff chose to finish the song given that it is really not offensive and I am still not sure how much was heard by the goth as I was too busy laughing!


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Burke
Date: 08 May 01 - 01:58 PM

Berrymen's "A Chat with your Mother" aka The F-word song. Their yodelling song is really funny, as well.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 May 01 - 02:00 PM

I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore (A Kendall Classic0
In My Boxers With A Gun (a Woodchuck's Classic)


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 May 01 - 02:06 PM

The Vicar and the Frog - no matter how many times I hear it, it always gets me.

Wardrobe of my Soul. Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.

Most stuff by Stanley Accrington (If you have never heard him find some stuff NOW)

The Lake District Sheep song (can't remember the title)

The sheep are glowing in the dark
You can see their ghostly presence
Lighting up the Lakeland Hills
With an Eerie luminescance....

Such dreadful puns as -

"The land prices are plummeting, no-one can sell a field"

(possibly brit only humour - sorry to those over the water!)

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 08 May 01 - 02:12 PM

Speaking of Cheryl Wheeler, she did a concert in our area a coupla weeks back, and did one about the Handy House -- a brand name of portable john. I think it has to be heard in concert with her intro. She is so brilliant at whipping you back and forth from lyrical love songs to gut busters. If you haven't heard her live, go, go, go. No pun intended.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,BobP
Date: 08 May 01 - 02:14 PM

Any song from Bob Gibson / Shel Silverstein's "Makin
A Mess Out Of Commercial Success", especially the one
where they are makin' a Miller Lite Beer Commmercial
on Duval St. in Key West.

Also!

A song by a fellow, I believe his name is Trafidlo
(sorry, lost track of his first name) that takes
liberties with that absolutely awful K Rogers song
"The Gambler". In this version the midnight train
becomes a laundry and the asinine advice is about
] how to wash clothes.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: gnu
Date: 08 May 01 - 03:05 PM

Chainsaw Earl by Buddy Whassisname And The Other Fellas... stunned as me arse, that Earl.

I received one by email called The Man Song. Don't know author or artist. About a "whipped" guy. It's hilarious.... you'll never get flowers from me, because if I'm right, you prefer jewelry...


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Bardford
Date: 08 May 01 - 05:02 PM

The Saga of the Ponderosa, sung by Lorne Greene. A rivetting account of the Cartwright migration to the Ponderosa Ranch, the begetting of the Cartwright boys, and the curious and sad propensity of the Cartwright wives to perish. Add an undulating, haunting "Pon-da-rohhh-sa, Pon-da-ROHHH-sa" chorus and I get all teary. I'm sorry, I had no luck doing a lyrics search.

Happy Trails, Bardford


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Deni
Date: 08 May 01 - 05:26 PM

i'm tracing this for when I have time. How ******* romantic indeed. Hilarious! I'm going to sing it.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Matt_R
Date: 08 May 01 - 05:58 PM

Funny songs don't usually make me laugh at all. I only laugh at EXTREMELY funny stuff. I've heard some of the stuff above and can sit through it with a straight face! Ones I HAVE laughed to have been:

Our Hamlet
Parklife --Blur
Talking Vietnam Potluck Blues --Tom Paxton
Lots of stuff from MST3K, like the "Canada Song", "Let's Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas," "The Werewolf Megamix," "When I Held Your Brain In My Arms," "Sodium," and "The Waffle Song".

Elvis is Everywhere --Mojo Nixon


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Burke
Date: 08 May 01 - 06:39 PM

Foolish Questions
Whatever the Capitol Steps is doing in their show.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Nemesis
Date: 08 May 01 - 07:02 PM

One that made me giggle quite a lot on Friday night at our club, was a Calypso song soneone did "Zombie Jamboree"

The chorus

"Back to back, Belly to belly I don't give a damn I done dead already.

Back to back Belly to belly at the Zombie Jamboree"

(Well, you had to be there really!)

Cheerily, Hille


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: marty D
Date: 08 May 01 - 07:25 PM

One of the mudcatters sent me a tape of him singing "The Theme From Gilligan's Isle", very slowly. The audience was howling from the first line. If he hadn't also sent me a note saying that he had his hand clapped up against his ear, eyes closed and was doing it like a very traditional Ballad singer, I'd have never known why they were laughing.

marty


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loudN
From: Mickey191
Date: 08 May 01 - 07:39 PM

Never fails to get me - Elvis singing "Are you Lonesome Tonight?" Part way thru he giggles a bit and from then on he's a goner. Could not stop laughing no matter how hard he tried.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 08 May 01 - 07:52 PM

Guest Bob P, the songwriter's name is Greg Trafidlo. I'm doing a cover of his parody of The Gambler (he calls it the Tumbler) on my new CD, and I don't know where to locate him. Any 'Catters know where I can contact him?

Thanks.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Joe_F
Date: 08 May 01 - 07:54 PM

Well, it ain't folk, but:

Flanders & Swann: A Transport of Delight, Song of Reproduction, In the Bath, The Reluctant Cannibal, Misalliance, Madeira M'Dear?, Hippopotamus, Bedstead Men, Song of Patriotic Prejudice, The Warthog, The Sloth, The Armadillo

Tom Lehrer: everything on his first record


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 May 01 - 08:05 PM

Take a look at the thread called Humorous songs.

One I posted there is Lou and Peter Berryman's Here's Louie With The Sports. It's like a lot of Berryman songs, in that it sneaks up on you. The first verse seems kind of pointless (or, depending on the song, incomprehensible). By the second verse, you begin to see what they're getting at, and it makes you smile. By the third verse, they're getting really over the top, so you laugh. By the last verse, you're ROFL.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 May 01 - 08:24 PM

  1. Roger from Baltimore singing You Don't Even Care
  2. Bill D singing Key of R
  3. The Old Sow Song, as sung by Bert (England), Ewan McVicar (Scotland), or Seamus Kennedy (Ireland)
  4. Kendall or Dick Greenhaus, singing just about anything.
So, does that make me a Mudcat groupie?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: SENSITIVE NEW-AGE GUYS^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 May 01 - 08:32 PM

SENSITIVE NEW-AGE GUYS
(Words and Music by Christine Lavin and John Gorka, Copyright 1990 CL2 (ASCAP) & Blues Palace Music (ASCAP))

[Words in parentheses are sung by a male chorus.]

Who likes to talk about their feelings?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Who's into crystals, into healing?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Who likes to dress like Richard Simmons?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Who are hard to tell from women?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Who likes to cry at weddings?
Who thinks boxing is upsetting?
Who tapes "The Frugal Gourmet" on their VCR?
Who's got "Baby on Board" stickers on their cars? Oh…
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

Whose last names are hyphenated?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Who walked out of "Long Dong Silver," a movie they hated?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Whose consciousness is constantly raising?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Whose low pain threshold is amazing?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Who thinks that red meat is disgusting?
Who's into UFO's channeling, and usting?
Who believes us when we say we've got premenstrual syndrome?
Who doesn't know who plays in the Seattle Kingdome?

Who likes music that's repetitious?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Who likes music that's repetitious?
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Who's concerned about your orgasm?
[silence… then spoken:] (Hey, we're not *that* sensitive.)
Well, I guess it's more important that they have 'em.
(Sensitive new-age guys.)
Who carries the baby on his back?
Who thinks Shirley MacLaine is on the inside track?
Who always sings on sing-alongs,
Even when they can't stand stupid sing-alongs?


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 08 May 01 - 08:57 PM

Challis--Was Zombie Jamboree not Kingston Trio?? I think.

My fave in the Calypso genre was "Put de Lime in the Coconut," c.1970 something. If I think about it I'll retrieve the artist.

I said, doctor! is there nothing I can take
I said, doctor! to relieve this bellyache? "You put de lime in de coconut and call me in de morning."

Dave the Gnome--

Don't apologize about your sheep song; there's an eerie parallel over here. Maddening thing is, I tuned into the middle of it on the radio and was called away so I missed the credits, BUT the idea was a herd of cattle breaks through the fence and gets into the White Sands Proving Ground, they end up doing things like glowing instead of lowing, etc. Sounds like an uncanny parallel. What was the background on the sheep thing? Sounds like nuclear accident???

CC


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 08 May 01 - 09:08 PM

there's a song by the Stripling Brothers

my little girl when we were married
and we were going to bed that night
you put your glasses on the dresser
and took the pretty curls from your hair
you put your false teeth on the mantle
and your wooden leg on the chair
my little girl Id love to squeeze you
but you were scattered everywhere...

(I don't have the ABC for the tune although it's similar to its a long way to Tipperary)

Petr.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 08 May 01 - 10:09 PM

Chicken Charlie,

Coconut was by Nilsson.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: ddw
Date: 08 May 01 - 10:30 PM

I'll second the Flanders & Swann and Tom Lehrer and add a lot of stuff from Ray Stevens. I think my favorite is "The Day I Taught Charlene McKenzie How To Drive," followed closely by "The Pirate Song," but there are dozens of others.

Also Joel Mabus's "The Preacher and the Flood."

The Chad Mitchell Trio's versions of "Sigmund Freud" and "The John Birch Society" are still good for a chuckle.

And a lot of the Smothers Brothers' stuff still holds up.

david


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: BRG
Date: 08 May 01 - 11:25 PM

MAG - I saw Cheryl Wheeler just a few weeks back in Anchorage and she did that same tune. What a hoot. I'd also have to vote for her "Christine Lavine Could Do It".

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Peg
Date: 09 May 01 - 12:35 AM

Dead Egyptian Blues. I forget who wrote it.

Your sarcophagus is glowing
but your esophagus is showing when you look like Boris Karloff...


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 09 May 01 - 12:37 AM

Merle Travis doing When My Baby Double Talks to Me because it's a very goofy song and Merle has such a damn good time doing it.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 May 01 - 03:33 AM

Charlie, The sheep thing is because the west coast of the English lake district is spoiled by a nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield. Should really joke about it I suppose but Stan can make anything sound funny!

One artist I forgot to mention - surprised he hasn't shown up yet - Weird Al Yankovich (sp??). I'm just getting into him. Smells like Nirvana is brilliant!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,Sooz (at work)
Date: 09 May 01 - 03:37 AM

Mrs Duck- its The Drag Queen Blues by Richard Digance. I'm just revisiting lots of Jake Thackray via Napster - absolutely brilliant.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: DaisyA
Date: 09 May 01 - 05:33 AM

Another classic Stanley Accrington song is the tragic Ballad of Matty Groves (short, short version). It should be sung as fast as you possibly can:

Matty Groves gets seduced by a high class bird, She takes him home to bed. They're at it hammer and tongs when the husband comes home unexpected, "What the bloody hell's going on here?" he says and stabs Matty in the guts, "What d'you think of you lover-boy now?" he says, but she's cheeky so he chops her head off!

Another great short song in less than good taste (sorry) goes like this:

Old MacDonald was dyslexic - Oh, E, Oh, E, I.

Daisy


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: mcpiper
Date: 09 May 01 - 06:22 AM

The Laughing Policeman. I've seen it done well, poorly and the funniest time was when someone tried to do it seriously and properly. Gets me every time.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 09 May 01 - 06:44 AM

The Hairy Bowsies (a piss-take Irish ballad group with over-the-top Republican tendancies, courtesy of the comedian Paul Woodfull) had me laughing til I cried the first time I heard them. Their album, "Publocked" has a whole host of maudlin ballads and hard-core patriotism. It's very tongue in cheek. And the songs all sound scarily genuine. My favourite is "Flow river flow", with a chorus that goes:

"Flow, river, flow
F*ck off to the sea
Go where you are wanted
To the desert of Gobi"

They also have a send-up of "The praties they grow small" entitled "The potatoes aren't looking the best". Twisted, but very, very funny. The interview with him describing the concept of "geographical folk" (singing songs about hills, rivers and mountains with the group Wild Mountain Badger) is pure genius.

There's more info about them here and here.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Matt_R
Date: 09 May 01 - 08:22 AM

Bob Dylan's 116th Dream!


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 09 May 01 - 08:26 AM

and "Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues"


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Matt_R
Date: 09 May 01 - 08:42 AM

And Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat! A lot of Dylan's songs make me crack up!

"Looks just like a mattress, balanced on top of a bottle of wine, in your leopard-skin pillbox haaaaaaaaat!"


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'RE ONLY AS OLD AS THE WOMAN YOU FEEL
From: clansfolk
Date: 09 May 01 - 10:04 AM

A song by His Worship and The Pig... "

"You're Only As Old As The Woman You Feel."

Now that you're 50 I bet you a quid
That your bodily functions don't work like they did.
To see yourself naked is a little distressing
Your skin fits alright but looks like it needs pressing.

Chorus: But don't think that fifty is the end of the line,
That you've run out of track and you've run out of time,
For as long as you've got both your ardour and zeal,
You are only as old as the woman you feel.

Well at fifty, perhaps you're a little concerned,
That the largest amount of your candle you've burned,
But the size of your candle don't matter a bit.
What's important is how long it burns once its lit.

Chorus

Well shortly you'll start growing hair once again,
From your armholes and earholes and holes I wont name,
And no-ones explained it and I've never read,
Why it grows down your nostrils but not on your head.
Chorus.

Now when you were just twenty-one all your girlfriends,
Say that you'd go like a Mercedes Benz,
But now the wife tells you your engine is blowing,
She starts you by hand and jumps on once you're going.

Chorus.

The last verse is a killer we've performed it infront of a wide range of audiences and it's always amazing to see very prim and proper ladies (of all ages!) burst into laughter when we sing the last verse - amazingly we've never had a complaint and re-bookings keep coming in!

Take care

Pete


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST
Date: 09 May 01 - 10:39 AM

The Zombi Jamboree!!! Haven't thought of that in a while. It took place in a New York cemetary, you know.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 09 May 01 - 10:58 AM

How could I have forgotten? . . .

Fred J Eaglesmith's songs "White Trash" and "Big Hair".


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Trapper
Date: 09 May 01 - 12:21 PM

Peg-

Dead Egyptian Blues is by Michael Smith. He has a "new-ish" song called "Famous in France" which is also a hoot!

Berrymans - "A Chat with your Mother"
Smothers Brothers - "Crabs Walk Sideways"
Brian Bowers - "The Scotsman"
Dan Bern - "Tiger Woods"
Paul Thorn - "I'm Going to Viagra Before It Falls"
John Prine - "Space Monkey"
Tom Paxton - "Forest Lawn"

Oh the mind boggles! SO many funny songs!!

- Al


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,djh
Date: 09 May 01 - 01:09 PM

Stairway to Gilligans Island - I don't know who did it and I have only heard it twice. "and she's buy-i-ing a stairway to Gilligans I-i-sland". All the words to the intro and outro themes of Gilligan's Island set perfectly to the tune of Stairway to heaven. The funniest part is when it kicks up to the big stupid,distorted, falsetto ending " With Gilligan, the skipper too.....". I know it is just a send up but I can't think of one I ever laughed harded at.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 09 May 01 - 01:25 PM

Here in sunny California, land of rolling blackouts and astronomical power bills, we were recently treated to an original called "The PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) Song, or Shut Up and Write the Check." We found it very funny as we sat in the dark.

I'm also fond of a song I think of as "The Alberta Pirate," though I don't actually know the correct name. It's by a group called the Arrogant Worms and is about a bankrupt farmer who takes up piracy on the high plains.

Years ago, I heard a parody of all those "ramblin' man with guitar" songs, I think by Steve Martin, that went:


I guess I'll always ramble round
Movin' on from town to town
Lookin' like some dirty scruffy bum,
And if you ask the reason why,
I will give you this reply,
It's cause I got no talent and I'm dumb.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: harpmolly
Date: 09 May 01 - 01:38 PM

And who could forget Moxy Fruvous?

My first taste of them was when my best friend popped their indie tape into her car stereo and I heard,

"Once I was the King of Spain!
(Now I eat humble pie)
Oh, my unspeakable wife, Queen Lisa!
(Now I eat humble pie)
I'm telling you, I was the King of Spain!
(Now I eat humble pie)
And now I work at the Pizza Pizza!"

And who could forget "My Baby Loves A Bunch of Authors"?

"Well you should see my story reading baby,
You should hear the things that she says--
She says "Hon, drop dead, I'd rather go to bed
With Gabriel Garcia Marquez."

Go Frulads! :D

M


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: lady penelope
Date: 09 May 01 - 02:55 PM

For the juvenile at heart, the original hedgehog song It starts " An hedgehog called Dan set up home in a can when he was kicked out of his bucket," The ryhmes are obvious but fun.

Jasper Carrot singing anything. Especially the 'spoonerised' version of Chastity Belt! Ella Fitzgerald completely losing 'Mac The Knife' in a live recording from Berlin and improvising as she goes.

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Nemesis
Date: 09 May 01 - 03:13 PM

Zombie Jamboree - it was sung at the club last Friday - gratifying to see the number of people singing it to themselves in the interval. Altogether therapeutic evening - the Sussex Folk Orchestra (2 of) announced they were doing "yodelling" songs. To which there was a mass Roger Moore twitched eyebrow response - until everyone joined in and realised that there's nothing like a little mass primal screaming to induce a feel-good factor. (All that oxygen or something)

(all calypso fans catch "The Bamboo Band" at Shoreham Airport Sussex, on 5 June as part of the Adur Festival

Just checked out the humerous songs thread - does anyone know where I might find Frog Kissing by Chet Atkins - had it once and left it behind in Darkest Africa

Yours cheerily, Hille

PS Dave the Gnome - one of the Bamboo Band is also a gnome - and she's female. Would this mean lots of little gnomes if you met over a wheelbarrow/fishing rod???


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,Albamist
Date: 09 May 01 - 03:21 PM

Lemon Flower by Ivor Cutler


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Mickey191
Date: 09 May 01 - 06:59 PM

Zombie Jamboree was a small hit with Belefonte covering it.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 09 May 01 - 07:30 PM

Lady Penelope, Fred Koller and I wrote a parody about that very incident, and we called it The Wreck Of Ms Ella Fitzgerald, to the melody of another well-known Gordon Lightfoot song. Damned if I can remember the words now!

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 May 01 - 08:57 PM

There's also Fred Small's "Hot Frogs on the Loose" and my favorite one from the Barrymans has to be "Why am I Painting the Livingroom?" But then there's Tanglefoot with "Paddy's Finger" and Charlie King singing "The Ants are Blowing in the Wind" and even Si Kahn came up with "Superior Sperm" his fresh-water whaling song...Well, now that I'm back in a good mood I think I'll sign off!


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 09 May 01 - 09:08 PM

Bruce, I missed that Cheryl song. another time.

The one that crams the whole plot of *Hamlet* into a song is done semi-locally by Dan Maher. He says who wrote it, but I don't remember.

MAG, from WA State, where they drew down our whole hydroelectric dam system, even tho' we are facing a severe drought. Grow them trees, y'all!


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST
Date: 10 May 01 - 12:45 PM

The Scotsman by the Irish Rovers


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 May 01 - 01:07 PM

Matt - "you know, it balances on your head just like a mattress balances on a bottle of wine, your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat" A brilliant and hilarious lyric in a very funny song. "I saw you makin' love to him, you forgot to close the garage door. Well, you might think he loves you for your money, but I know what he REALLY loves you for...it's your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat". What a wicked putdown! Must rank among the most sarcastic lines ever written in popular song.

Now then...that "Sensitive New Age Guys" song has its moments, but overall I think it sucks! Number one, Shirley MacLaine IS on the inside track. Number two, there are lots of guys out there who care more about HER orgasms than they do about their own. Believe me, there are. Just ask around here and there.

So...songs that make me laugh out loud?

* * * The Star Spangled Banner * * *

(Specially when it's sung at hockey games for American teams whose lineup is mostly composed of Canadians, Russians, and Swedes...)

- LH (taking cover hastily behind the statue of General Brock at Niagara)


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,Midchuck upstairs
Date: 10 May 01 - 02:12 PM

LH (taking cover hastily behind the statue of General Brock at Niagara)

Is that the one that has "...lichen on 'McDonnell' carved upon that weathered stone...?" Got to go see it sometime.

P.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Ruthie A
Date: 10 May 01 - 02:52 PM

'The Bedstead Men' by Flanders and Swan is a killer. I also like Les Barker's version of Geordie - actually, make that Les Barker's version of anything. I'm not fussy!

Ruthie


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,uncivil servant
Date: 10 May 01 - 04:13 PM

I hate SNAG's and I think the SNAG song rules. All you buncha Male NOW members can kiss my can.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST
Date: 10 May 01 - 04:37 PM

Clansfolk
Heard His Worship and the Pig sing that song at Moor and Coast on saturday; hilarious
Keith Marsden's Left, Left,Right, Steady man is another laugh - making song.
John Connolly's new CD of Saucy Postcard Songs (don't know the title) is hilarious.


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Subject: ADD POP: Who Let the Dogs Out
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 May 01 - 04:49 PM

These lists of songs in a category are a great opportunity to link to songs we do have, or post songs we don't. Note that I've added links to some of the messages above. Justa Picker, is this the "Who Let the Dogs Out" song you refer to? Interesting, but can't say it moves me...
-Joe Offer-
Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out

C
Who let the dogs out
Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof
Who let the dogs out


V1
The party was nice the party was pumping
Ah Yepee Ah Yo
And everybody having a ball
Yepee Ah Yo
Till them man them start they name calling
Yepee Ah Yo
Then them girls respond to the call
I hear a woman shout out…


Chorus

Last year in the dance you had a ball
You call me millibug and skettell
Get back gruffy, mash scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel


V3
Now I tell meh self dem man go get angry
Ah Yepee Ah Yo
To hear dem girls calling them canine
Yepee Ah Yo
But they say hey man dat is part of the party
Ah Yepee Ah Yo
Them woman in front and they man behind
I hear ah woman shout out…

Chrous

Bridge
Ah doggie is nothing if he don't have a bone
All doggie hold it
Ah doggie is nothing if he don't have a bone
All doggie hold it


Chorus

Last year in the dance you had a ball
You call me millibug and skettell
Get back fluffy, mash scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel


RAP
If I was a dog
The party is on
I got to get my groove on
'Cause my mind done gone
Can't you see the rays coming from my eyes
Walking through the place like Digi-man
Breaking it down
Me and my white tail
Short coat
Can't see color
Any color will do
I'll stick on you
That's why they call me pit bull
'Cause I'm the man of the land when they see me
They say oooooh


Chorus

(Fade)


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: mousethief
Date: 10 May 01 - 04:53 PM

Why do men think about Shirley McLaine's orgasms? I don't get it.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: lady penelope
Date: 10 May 01 - 07:46 PM

Que?


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 May 01 - 10:28 PM

I didn't say I thought about her orgasms. I said I think she's on the "inside track" (meaning she's smart, capable, talented, and creative). I only think about the orgasms of women I'm actually involved with, generally speaking. You don't have to be a SNAG to hate the SNAG song, but for those of you who like it...enjoy, enjoy.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,yum yum
Date: 11 May 01 - 05:34 AM

'Drumsnot' by Brian O'Rourke. His album 'When I grow up' is one of the funniest I have ever heard. The first time I heard him sing it was at a Slieve Gullion singing weekend in Forkhill. I laughed so hard I had a headache for hours afterwards.

yum yum


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Subject: Bastity Chelt
From: GUEST,Lord Mondegreen
Date: 11 May 01 - 07:11 AM

Does anyone have the spoonerised lyrics to Chastity Belt? This one really did make me corpse, and since someone had mentioned it, I thought I might as well ask...

Hmm, other songs that made me corpse... Weird Al's "Polka Power" had me unable to breathe... Fascinating Aida, anyone?

-- Lord Mondegreen


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: ray bucknell
Date: 11 May 01 - 09:26 PM

"Lizzie Borden" as done by the Chad Mitchell Trio; Tom Lehrer's "Vatican Rag"; Paxton's "One Million Lawyers" (having been in that profession myself); "Your Friendly, Liberal, Neighborhood Ku Klux Klan" as done by the Mitchell Trio; and a song I heard Bruce Davies sing at a house concert last fall whose title I'm not sure of but it had to do with "The Second Grade Nativity Play" and I certainly did laugh out loud.

Ray


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Jande
Date: 12 May 01 - 10:23 PM

Can anyone give me a link to a midi of the tune for "You're Only As Old..."?

That was a ROTFL!

~ Jande


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: vectis
Date: 13 May 01 - 05:19 PM

Little Gomez by Eric Bogle.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Whistleworks
Date: 13 May 01 - 06:16 PM

There are three people who can sing mostly anything funny and I'll howl. Christine Lavin, John Forester, and fellow Catter Seamus Kennedy. If I had to single out a specific song, it was a duet by Christine Lavin and John Forester on his CD "Entering Marion" called "Way Down Deep You're Shallow". Another on this same CD is "Co-dependant With You". I am laughing just thinking of these.

Bob Pegritz


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Dorrie
Date: 14 May 01 - 05:11 PM

has any1 heard of keith donnrley (opps cant spell) but he does a really funny song that goes # i'm sailing backwards on a green bananna boat they were just saying we wont stay a float i'm leaving 2moro that is all she wrote let me off this nana boat in a newcastle accent

really funny love dorrie xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Kim C
Date: 14 May 01 - 05:50 PM

Ummm, y'all, I actually have a leopard skin pillbox hat. Fake, of course. I paid $2 for it at a flea market. Reckon I should have a picture taken in it to put in my photo album.

There was a song Brother Oswald used to do on the Opry.... I don't remember it now... but it was something about Adam and Eve working in the garden and "she hit him in the eye with a tater."

And one of my favorites bt Riders in the Sky:

There are campfire legends that the plainsmen spin
Of a man who was nothing like Paladin
Couldn't ride, couldn't rope but he won his fame
Everything he said said backwards was the same
Palindrome, Palindrome, what's in a name
Palindrome, Palindrome, backwards the same


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Shula
Date: 14 May 01 - 11:53 PM

Dear Folks,

These will date me, but, just for a start...:

The Draft Dodger Rag The John Birch Society (and a lot of The Chad Mitchell Trio) Alice's Restaurant Ahab the A-rab The Very Unfortunate Man Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour Happily Addicted to the Web

Shalom,

Shula


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: Kim C
Date: 15 May 01 - 12:57 PM

Oh Shula! you just reminded me! Gitarzan!!!!! Omigosh, how on EARTH could I forget that! Mister's uncle calls him "Zan" after Gitarzan. :-D


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE COMMON MARKET COMES TO STANTON-D
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 15 May 01 - 02:23 PM

Adge Cutler's, "When the Common Market Comes to Stanton-Drew"

I
Now folks 'round here they say, We'll have to change our ways
Papers say so, guess it must be true
We'll have to take a chance with Germany and France
And live like all them furrin people do.
Iwonder if they'll put the Eifel tower on "Harp Tree Hill"
And "gondolers" down on the river "Chew". ,
Shall us all drive on the right and drink up all the night,
When the Common Market comes to Staunton-Drew"?

II
Now people seem to think they're goin' to change the drink
Rumors' flyin' and they could be right
Some say they seen a tank of Portugese "vin-blank"
Jammed in "pensford High Street" t'other night.
They say that port and brandy will sell for a bob a quart
And "The Druid's Arms" won't close 'til "ver-nigh" two.
And we'll all drink caviar out of a g'ert big gallon jar
When the Common Market comes to Staunton-Drew

III
Now when market time comes 'round down at the pub they'll all be found
Jammin' up the public bar all day
And you won't get through the doors, "fer" Moe-seers" and "Sig-noors" arguin' on the price of summer hay.
With Bristol full of Belgians, and Dighton full of Dutch
why the "Farrun" (?) farmers won't know what to do,
And we may see old "Dee Gall" with a wagon load of coal
When the Common Market comes to Staunton-Drew.

IV
As for what we eat, we must export more meat
Send them all our best prime beef and ham
While we do stuff our guts with "Trannsylvania" nuts
And garlic flavored processed German Spam.
When "George" comes home from milkin'
He'll get a big surprise>
When he sits down expectin' Irish Stew
And his wife says "George I'll get 'ee, a gert dollop of spaghetti"
When the Common Market comes to Staunton-Drew.

V
Now, Evenin's , I suppose, we'll sup on our "Vin-Rose" just as they does in the "Argenteen"
And watch they "Furrin Blokes" in their gert big 'ats an' cloaks
"Flamengo-in'" down on the village green.
We'll 'ave to watch the lasses when they comes out at night
The village boys will 'ave to form a que .
And well say, "oo-la-la-wee- wee", Instead of "George how be with thee"
When the common market comes to Staunton-Drew.

Sung to "Little Old Log Cabin on my Claim"

you're quite right, I don't know how to spell English Place names, NOR-DO THE ENGLISH PEOPLE. Cases in point, "Leicester", Towcester, the river Thames, ""Belvoire Street" In the city of Leicester (pronounced, "Beaver Street in the city of Lester) Here in Newport, RI, we pronounce "Thames Street", "THAMES STREET" (rhymes with "James Street")


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 15 May 01 - 02:31 PM

I truly loved England the 4 years I was there, found the English people to be a very likeable lot.
But, Name-wise, they don't know how to spell (or read whichever is the case) Chelmondelay (pronounced "Chumley") SaintJohn (sinjin), and the clincher, FEATHERINGSTONHAUGH (Fanshaw)

We don't either, for instance Arkansas, Houston, Texas, Maryland etc.


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,Hannah
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 10:17 AM

Fuck her gently by tenacious d   

The first time i heard this song i had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. Listen and enjoy !! X


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Subject: RE: Songs that make you laugh out loud
From: GUEST,Elmore
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 12:18 PM

"Squalor" by Lou and Peter Berryman


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