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Lyr Req: Moose on the Highway (Nancy White)

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Subject: Moose On Hiway query
From: raredance
Date: 21 May 01 - 10:46 PM

I was listening to "Moose On The Highway" by Nancy White and had a couple questions.

1. What is the 3rd line of the chorus? Sounds like "Lord lift me Jesus...", I'm not sure.

2. Can some Canadian explain the line: "I'VE BEEN ON A PANEL WITH REX MURPHY" Is it supposed to be humorous? If so, why? I feel like I would have to do something with that line if I were to sing it (might have to alter "I've given birth" too)

rich r


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Subject: RE: Moose On Hiway query
From: GUEST,w-o
Date: 21 May 01 - 11:10 PM

Lard T'underin Jaysus, bye, she's some awful sight.

Rex Murphy is a CBC broadcaster (and Newfoundlander) who is somewhat acerbic and has a somewhat flowery and dare I say pedantic, nay perhaps pedagogical usage of the English language. Trying to one-up him in a linguistic contest would be a challenge. Lard t'underin.

The funny thing about him, I think, is that he appeared on our national radar as the election night commentator when the Tories were reduced from 170 seats to 2 seats, following Mr Mulroney's tenure. I've always thought of Rex Murphy as Brian Mulroney's -- I don't know, they're not very similar although they are both essentially successful Irish-Canadian bullshit artists--but have they ever been seen together? I think not.

willie-o


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Subject: RE: Moose On Hiway query
From: GUEST,John Rose
Date: 22 May 01 - 03:41 AM

More likely "lifting" - as in the expressions "by the Lard liftin' Jaysus", or "Holy liftin!".

Not sure where it comes from, possibly from rising from the grave, or ascension to Heaven?


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Subject: RE: Moose On Hiway query
From: GUEST,Kim C too lazy to reset cookie
Date: 22 May 01 - 04:05 PM

Is that like, I heard the moose on the highway, but I didn't hear nobody pray?


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Subject: RE: Moose On Hiway query
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 22 May 01 - 11:40 PM

Oh, Kim, Kim, damn, you beat me to it. I learned a song cornier than that last week--Wreck of the Royal Palm. Strange part is how long I spent in quest of both before finding them, and now I ask if I would sing either in public.

Moose did you say it was, brother?

CC


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOOSE ON THE HIGHWAY (Nancy White)
From: raredance
Date: 22 May 01 - 11:45 PM

'Spose I should post what I have

MOOSE ON THE HIGHWAY
(Nancy White)

CHORUS:
Moose on the highway in the dark of the night
Caught in your headlights trembling with fright
Lord liftin' Jesus that's some awful sight
Moose on the highway tonight

I've had adventures all over the earth
I broke my leg once and I've given birth
I've put a pop tart in a toaster, I watched her explode
Nothing so scary as a moose on the road

CH

Happy as pigs down the highway you roll
That's when your moose takes its evening stroll
Here he comes lopin' up over the bank
Into your car like a four-legged tank

CH

I smoke the air of Toronto each day
I watched "pulp fiction" without turning away
I've been on a panel with Rex Murphy
Moose on the highway's more scary to me

CH

Well Newfoundlander's they know what to do
When mister moose comes a-aimin' at you
You simply pull over and turn out the light*
Moose on the highway tonight

CH

*On the recording there is a pause here followed by the sound of pop top cans being opened

rich r


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Subject: RE: Moose On Hiway query
From: Mad Tom
Date: 23 May 01 - 04:42 AM

"Pop cans" - yeah, right.

"Poptart ... explode" - She's not making this stuff up. See The Flaming Pop-Tart Experiment or Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches


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Subject: RE: Moose On Hiway query
From: Kim C
Date: 23 May 01 - 12:04 PM

Sorry Charlie. (evil grin)


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Subject: RE: Moose On Hiway query
From: raredance
Date: 23 May 01 - 08:37 PM

notice I did not say "pop cans", I said "pop top cans" which of course is a type of container that may contain a variety of refreshments.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Moose On Hiway query
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 May 01 - 07:13 PM

One can learn a lot on Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: Moose On Hiway query
From: GUEST,NH Dave
Date: 25 May 01 - 12:19 PM

Been there, done that. Only in my case it was a huge black draft horse that had gotten lose from a lumbering camp up on the hill. . . and me in my Austin Cambridge.

For some reason the horse had its head turned towards me for a bit and I glimsed the star on its forehead, and slowed down to about 15 MPH before I discovered what was in the road ahead. If I hadn't I'd'v been the jam in an Austin sandwich.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Moose on the Highway (Nancy White)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Feb 17 - 10:16 AM

It's beer cans opening, actually, except I, as the driver, don't have one and am exasperated by my slacker band mates.

I stopped singing this song when I realized the moose problem was no joke and people and moose were getting badly injured.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Moose on the Highway (Nancy White)
From: gnu
Date: 11 Feb 17 - 07:02 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wr9R8YJjG4


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Moose on the Highway (Nancy White)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Feb 17 - 09:53 AM

Thought this might have been about my mate Moose Rosser setting up a tour !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Moose on the Highway (Nancy White)
From: robomatic
Date: 11 Feb 17 - 12:41 PM

Alaskans have the same problem, particularly this Winter where the snow piles up and the moose take the path of least resistance, into plowed roads. About twenty years ago during deep snow winters we had moose on railroad tracks getting slaughtered in large numbers by the Railroad. I recall one story about a single railroad run taking out more than sixty. That may be happening now only without the reportage.
Anyhow, on roads they are no joke, because they are dark brown in the nigh, have long legs and if you hit them in a standard car their big bodies come right through your windshield. Neither you, your car, nor the moose will ever be the same. I have seen one on the highway bounce across a hood (the car had braked hard) and scramble off, but that was a lucky happenstance.


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