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Lyr Req: Can Can

Butch 04 Jun 01 - 09:56 PM
Marion 04 Jun 01 - 11:55 PM
Little Hawk 04 Jun 01 - 11:55 PM
Joe Offer 05 Jun 01 - 12:08 AM
Metchosin 05 Jun 01 - 12:19 AM
Billy the Bus 05 Jun 01 - 12:28 AM
Dave the Gnome 05 Jun 01 - 04:26 AM
Gervase 05 Jun 01 - 07:39 AM
Fibula Mattock 05 Jun 01 - 07:56 AM
Fibula Mattock 05 Jun 01 - 08:09 AM
Jacob B 05 Jun 01 - 10:12 AM
Hollowfox 05 Jun 01 - 11:43 AM
Uncle_DaveO 05 Jun 01 - 11:57 AM
Jacob B 05 Jun 01 - 12:56 PM
harpmolly 05 Jun 01 - 01:31 PM
Mrs.Duck 05 Jun 01 - 01:59 PM
JeZeBeL 05 Jun 01 - 02:03 PM
GUEST 05 Jun 01 - 03:18 PM
Uncle_DaveO 05 Jun 01 - 05:08 PM
Metchosin 05 Jun 01 - 05:22 PM
Micca 06 Jun 01 - 01:00 PM
Lanfranc 06 Jun 01 - 06:25 PM
Micca 07 Jun 01 - 07:07 AM
semi-submersible 11 Jun 04 - 05:12 PM
s&r 12 Jun 04 - 02:52 AM
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Subject: Words to the Can Can?
From: Butch
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 09:56 PM

Has anyone ever heard words set to the tune we all call the Can Can? If so where can I find them.

A caution here, this is needed for a young audience so I need clean words! Thanks for the help in advance


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Marion
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 11:55 PM

When I was a kid we sang it as:

Girls, do you think that you can
Learn to do the can can?
You will find it positively fascinating, so...
Kick as high as you can
When you do the can can
Come on out and show us how it goes!


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 11:55 PM

Can Can, can you do the Can Can, can you do the Can Can, can you do the...can you do the...can you do the...(repeat endlessly)

- LH


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:08 AM

I'm 4,000 miles from my Cole Porter lyrics book, so I can't come up with an answer now. I do know that the final song in Porter's musical "Can-Can" was named "Can-Can," - but I don't know if it's the tune we're familiar with.
The familiar tune is in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld -is the tune an Offenbach original, or does it come from an earlier source?
-joe offer-


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Metchosin
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:19 AM

I remember the following 2 lines but I have no idea if they are part of the real lyrics

They do it in the follies
All the pretty dollies


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:28 AM

Chorus:

I can can, and you can can
And so I know we all can can
I can can, and you can can
At the Can Can Polka

To the best of my recollection...;)

Cheers - Sam


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 04:26 AM

I think Bob Ashworth used the tune as part of his 'Drinkers Opera' by 'Booze-et' but I can't remember the words. Not much help realy....

Ah well.

Dave the forgetful... er .. thingy


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Gervase
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:39 AM

We always used to sing: "Da dah da-da-da-da Dah dah, da-da-da-da Dah dah..."
Sorry, I'll get me coat...


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:56 AM

heh heh, get mine too Gervase, we sang that too!
I remember watching a Saturday morning childrens' cartoon - I think it was Animaniacs - and they sang a song to the Can Can tune listing a whole range of food additives and preservatives. "dah dah dah dah...monosodium glutamate", etc. It was brilliant.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU EAT (from Animaniacs)
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 08:09 AM

Found it! (Taken from here.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU EAT (Episode 23)
Music by Jacques Offenbach (Orpheus Overture). Lyrics by Randy Rogel.

Wakko: (spoken) Hey! Let's get some ice cream!
Dot  : How 'bout this one? Pistachio Almond Fruit Fudge Butterscotch Delight.
Yakko: Ingredients:
       Zinc trisodium, aspartate,
       Sorbitol and bisulfate,
       Oxide beta carotene,
       Lactic acid, carob bean.

(music begins)

Yakko: Grade A milk emulsified
       Malto-dextrin alkalide
       Silicon deoxylite
       Lots of sugar,
W+D  : Hey, all right!
Yakko: Calcified synthetic salt
       Artificial barley malt
       Glycerine and aspartate
       Folic acid,
Wakko: That tastes great!

YW+D : Monosodium glutamate
       Dehydrated calceinate
       Soybean oil, butter fat
       Caramel center,
Wakko: I'll eat that!

YW+D : Hooray for sugar, 'cause we love it
       Chocolate chips; we want more of it
       Cakes and ice cream; watch us shove it
       Down our throats real fast.

Yakko: Here's a candy bar, you tried it?
Wakko: Hey, let's all see what's inside it.

Yakko: Gelatinized triglycerin
       Phosphate, soybean, lecithin
       Deoxylite tri-silicon
       Dipped in chocolate,
W+D  : Bring it on!
Yakko: Citrus enzymes, BHT
       Powdered milk,
Dot  : Sounds good to me!
Yakko: Baking soda, carob gum
       Carbohydrates,
W+D  : Yummy yum!

YW+D : Monosodium glutamate
       Zinc disodium algenate,
       Whole grain flour, yeast and fat
Wakko: Time to eat it; I'll do that
*YW+D: We like sweets a lot
*      So give us all you got
*      And we'll stuff 'em in our bodies
*      'Til they make our insides rot.

* - On the Animaniacs album, this verse is sung as follows:

YW+D : We like sweets a lot
       But they make your insides rot
       So remember it's your body
       And the only one you've got.


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Jacob B
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 10:12 AM

Tom Chapin has recorded a set of children-friendly lyrics to it, under the title "Picnic of the World."

The New Christy Minstrels recorded a set of lyrics to it, which poked fun at various dances of the 1960s. Here's what I remember of it:

Hey, can you do the Can Can
If you do the Can Can
Will you show me how
I'm sick and tired of the Frug ...

When I do the Twist a lot
I never do get kissed a lot
Twist a lot
Not kissed a lot
No wonder that I've missed a lot

And when I do the Shake a bit
I always seem to ache a bit
Shake a bit
I ache a bit
I think that I mistake a bit


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Hollowfox
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 11:43 AM

You may want to write some of your own. I saw an English language of Orpheus in Hades once, and the lyrics dealt with teasing Jove about being such a "lascivious papa". Thart phrase is all I remember, but it was used at the end of the "A" part of the tune to round out each verse. As I recall, it didn't seem to be an easy song to sing; lots of syllables jammed into lots of short notes, at a breakneck pace.


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 11:57 AM

It's Offenbach's tune, all right. He liked it so well that he used it twice, once in Orpheus in Hades and again in Gaiete Parisienne, or vice versa.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: Lyr Add: PICNIC OF THE WORLD (John Forster)
From: Jacob B
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:56 PM

PICNIC OF THE WORLD
Words: John Forster
Music: Allouette, and Can-Can, by Jacques Offenbach
Album: Mother Earth, by Tom Chapin

All the nations sitting on a blanket
Having a picnic--the picnic of the world!

There's Holland and there's Poland and there's Iceland and there's Thailand
There's England and There's Scotland and America (that's my land)
There's Canada and Panama, there's Sweden and Aruba
Korea, Tanzania, not to mention Greece and Cuba

Mali, Bali, Mexico and Martinique
Hungary, Turkey, India and Mozambique
Haiti, Fiji, Israel and Senegal
Kenya, Ghana, Jordan and Nepal.

All sitting on the same big blanket
With the same big basket
Full of sandwiches and deviled eggs
We're all drinking from the same big Thermos
at the same big picnic it's the picnic of the world.

There's Pakistan, Afghanistan, Malaya, and Nigeria
There's Luxembourg and Liechtenstein--let's not forget Liberia
There's Paraguay and Uruguay, there's Russia and there's Syria
Sudan, Japan, Iraq, Iran and what about Algeria?

Finland, Greenland, Switzerland and Vietnam
Denmark, Norway, Swaziland and Surinam
Chili, China, Guatemala, Trinidad
Tonga, Togo, Portugal and Chad

All sitting on the same big blanket
With the same warm soda
As the ants crawl on our sandwiches
We're all swatting at the same mosquitoes
Eating burned up burgers at the picnic of the world.

There's Gambia and Zambia and Laos and Guyana
There's Libya, Namibia, Andorra and Botswana
Then there's Singapore, and Ecuador, El Salvador and Lebanon
Albania, Rumania, there's Burma, and Bhutan

All sitting on the same big blanket
With the same big basket full of problems and annoyances
But all knowing at the deep down heart of it
We're all a part of it
The picnic of the picnic of the picnic of the world!


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: harpmolly
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:31 PM

Wow!

I didn't realize the can-can was from "Orpheus in Hades"! That gives a whole new meaning to "Moulin Rouge", which I saw last night. :D Please excuse me for a moment...

*droolingmadlyoverEwanMacgregormytrueloveandsoulmate*...

Ahhhh. Much better. :)

Anyway, MR is all about the can-can :) and it also happens to be a strangely modern version of the Orpheus myth. So that's really interesting to me.

The film was really much better than I expected, from the reviews I read. I think you just have to accept it for what it is--a two-hour long, very surreal, gorgeous music video--to truly enjoy it. I certainly did. But then, Ewan might have had something to do with that. Mmmmm.

Sigh. The pain of unrequited love *grin*

M


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:59 PM

Didn't return your calls either eh!


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: JeZeBeL
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 02:03 PM

Technically there aren't any original words to the can can as it came from the suite Orpheus int der underwurlt. I think that's how it's spelt anyway. We used to play it in orchestra and us trumpets at the back used to get up and dance it while playing it....but that's another twisted story...........

Emma xxx


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:18 PM

Metchosin;we used to sing those two lines, and'dressed only in their flounces, everybody bounces when they do the polka to the cancan'


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 05:08 PM

JeZeBel, your post sounds as if you're making Offenbach a German. He was French, French, French, despite the name!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Metchosin
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 05:22 PM

Guest, those are definitely more of the words to what I first remembered singing as a kid....really jogging the old memory banks here. I'll put in a request to me auld mother and see if she can fill in the blanks.


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Micca
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 01:00 PM

From a some what Faulty memory and possibly not in the correct order either but to the best of what I can remember

They do it in the Follies
All those Frenchie dollies
Looking pretty in their pretty
Frothy rollies dressed
Only in their Flounces
Every body bounces
when they do the polka
to the can can can

I can can if you can can
So why should not we two can can
few can can like you can can
who can too can can like you can
In the dance we always do
We'll polka while we parley voo
in the can can Polka

Turn round, bend down
Knees up high and shake your toe
Whirl round knees bend
That's the way the polka goes.
Spin once, knees, sit
Turn again and do the splits
Turn round bend down
In the cancan Polka


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Lanfranc
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 06:25 PM

OK, it's not really suitable for the young and innocent, but this ageing roue always got a smile from the version by Derek Craft of "1812" (anyone else remember 1812?)

"I know a girl called Lisa
She's a little teaser
And she lives in Paris with a rich old geezer
So beautiful is Lisa
That if she went to Pisa
I declare the tower would stand up straight!"

Should appeal to Micca, if no-one else!


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Micca
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 07:07 AM

You are an Evil old Scrote Alan,
but yes you are Right,it does appeal to me!!!!


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Subject: Lyr Req: CAN CAN by Offenbach
From: semi-submersible
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 05:12 PM

I'll post the words to Mom's parody, "Camp Camp Polka," if someone can help me find the music (sheet or ABC). I need to see the score to divide the lines right, and indicate which lyrics fit A, B, and C parts.

You can download a prizewinning video of trash cans dancing to the can can here.


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: s&r
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 02:52 AM

Fol der rollies is what I remember not frothy

Stu


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 04:45 AM

I remember 1812, Geof was very good . He used to do a gig as well as 1812 with John Dunkerly from the from the Ian Campbell group who sadly passed away. but John was a terrific musician - check out his banjo accompaniment to the unquiet grave with ian if you can find a copy


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: InOBU
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 12:23 PM

Now Shoprite does the can can selling lots of brands of
everything in cans
........... from applesause to zucinne you'll find much more (something or other...)
Cheers
Larry


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Subject: RE: Words to the Can Can?
From: semi-submersible
Date: 13 Jun 04 - 02:20 PM

Again, can anyone help me find the music? Or at least help me tell which parts are A, B, & C?


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Subject: Lyr Add: FRENCH CAN-CAN POLKA (Offenbach/Kennedy)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 May 10 - 08:39 PM

Copied from International Lyrics Playground:


FRENCH CAN-CAN POLKA
(Composer: Jacques Offenbach / Adaptation & Lyrics: Jimmy Kennedy)

Billy Cotton & His Band (vocal: Allan Breeze & The Bandits) - 1950
Three Suns (with The Honeydreamers) - 1950
Ethel Smith - 1950
Tony Pastor & His Orch. - 1950
The Radio Revellers - 1950
The Stargazers & Billy Thorburn - 1950


I can-can and you can-can
So why should not we two can-can
Who can-can like you can-can
Who can do can-can like you can
To the tune they can-can to
We'll polka while we parley-vous
Few can-can like you can-can
In the Can-Can Polka

One hop, two hop
Knee up high and wave your toes
One shake, two shake
That's the way this polka goes
One kick, two kick
Simple when you know the trick
Turn round, bend down
In the Can-Can polka

They do it in the follies
All the Frenchy Dollies
Looking frilly in their frilly foll-dee-rollies
Dressed only in their flounces
Everybody bounces
When they do the polka to the can-can

I can-can and you can-can
So why should not we two can-can
Who can-can like you can-can
Who can do can-can like you can
To the tune they can-can to
We'll polka while we parley-vous
Few can-can like you can-can
In the Can-Can Polka

(Orchestral Interlude)

They do it in the follies
All the Frenchy Dollies
Looking frilly in their frilly foll-dee-rollies
Dressed only in their flounces
Everybody bounces
When they do the polka to the can-can

I can-can and you can-can
So why should not we two can-can
Who can-can like you can-can
Who can do can-can like you can
To the tune they can-can to
We'll polka while we parley-vous
Few can-can like you can-can
In the Can-Can polka

Doing the Can-Can Polka


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