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Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?

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Subject: SOng of many States.
From: GUEST,garykeel@hcnews.com
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 04:25 PM

What is the title of thesong that has the lyrics... What did Deleware, boys, what did Delaware.... she wore a New Jersey....etc. It mentions the name of many States, and is funny. Thanks for any help.

Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SOng of many States.
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 04:28 PM

It's called "What did Delaware" and it's here: blicky

WHAT DID DELAWARE?

What did Delaware, boys
What did Delaware?
I ask you now as a personal friend
What did Delaware?

She wore her New Jersey, boys
She wore her New Jersey
I tell you now as a personal friend
She wore her New Jersey

What did loway boys
What did loway?
I ask you now as a personal friend
What did loway?

She weighed a Washington, boys
She weighed a Washington
I tell you now as a personal friend
She weighed a Washington

What did Tennessee, boys
What did Tennessee?
I ask you now as a personal friend
What did Tennessee?

She saw what Arkansaw, boys
She saw what Arkansaw
I tell you now as a personal friend
She saw what Arkansaw

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SOng of many States.
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 04:28 PM

3 minutes. RATS!

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SOng of many States.
From: Giac@Brian's
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 04:56 PM

Not to be pedantic, but to be pedantic, Alex, it is Ioway, not loway.

Here are more verses:

What did Idaho, boys
She hoed her Maryland, boys

How did Wiscon-sin, boys
She stole a New-bras-key, boys

How did Flora-die, boys
She died in Missouri, boys

Where has Oregon, boys
She's gone to Oklahom, boys

How did Connecti-cut, boys…
He cut with his Arkan-saw

Where has Ore-gone, boys
She's taking Okla-home

Where else has Ore-gone, boys
She went to pay her Texas


What else did Delaware, boys
She wore her North Da-coat, boys

What did Missi-sip, boys
She sipped her Minne-soda, boys


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SOng of many States.
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 04:57 PM

Giac, I just copied it as it was on the YMCA site, you pedantic pedant!

Alex


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Subject: What Did Delaware
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 05:09 PM

Hmmmmm. How many threads have we had on this song?

Click

Guess it's time to put it into the Digital Tradition, eh? Anybody want to go through all the lyrics that have been posted and come up with definitive versions?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SOng of many States.
From: GUEST,SharonA
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 05:10 PM

The version my mother sang to me included:

Where has Ora gone?
I don't know; Alaska!

I suppose one could also ask:
Why did Cali-phone-ya?
She phoned to say, "Ha-wa-ya"!

SharonA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 05:11 PM

{sits on his hands}


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 05:24 PM

I was thinking of writing my own verses, like,

Whom did Ill annoy?

And especially dirty ones, like:

With whom did Calli fornicate?
Who was in Diana?
Whom did Flora do?

But maybe that's taking a good thing too far....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 05:43 PM

The second Ore-Gone verse above with Texas is generally done as

What did Ohi-Owe
Ohi owed her Texas.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 06:43 PM

The version Perry Como recorded was just called "Delaware"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 10:35 PM

This reminds me of a game my then-8-year-old stepson and I used to play, making up riddles about states. That is, I made them up and he tried to solve them. For example, "What state is married? Mrs. Sippi." "In what state do mathematicians live? Pencil-vania." "What state has lots of cars? Road Island." Well, I didn't say they were great....

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delawa
From: GUEST,Stephen Griffith
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 04:08 PM

This is "The State Song" I have a recording of it by the Hall Negro Quartet from 1936. I looked and it is on iTunes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 04:27 PM

Do I have to say the name Perry Como.....have you guys no respect for the living tradition over there?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: GUEST,iancarterb
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 11:20 PM

SharonA- I have heard the Where has Ore-gon response with a stuffy nose: "Ida-ho, Alaska."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 05:14 AM

Oh Cripes...

I need to confess! :0)

I used to love Perry Como songs when I was little...Andy Williams too..and Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin.

And now, I'm singing along with them all over again, working in The National Trust, as they have loads of their songs on their 'nostalgia' CDs which we play each day, although I normally smuggle their 'English Folk Songs' one into the CD player these days, or a bit of Ralph Vaughan Williams, when the rest of the 'girls' aren't looking. ;-)

I also had the most terrible 'crush' on Rock Hudson, but that's a whole other story. :0)

Right...back to Perry.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 07:33 AM

I remember Ian Campbell used to fancy Peggy Seeger like mad> he said , my god she's so beautiful, she could be thirty years younger....

thats another story.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 01:01 PM

There was a Scottish version - Is your Motherwell boys is your Motherwell... any more??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song of many States - What Did Delaware?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 03:30 PM

thank you all I have ask for years and no one else knew what I was talking about. Yeah for this site. JS


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