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Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)

GUEST,Laurel 26 Aug 01 - 03:20 PM
Sorcha 27 Aug 01 - 12:55 AM
JenEllen 27 Aug 01 - 03:01 AM
Sorcha 27 Aug 01 - 11:04 AM
Jim Dixon 25 Jan 02 - 11:12 PM
GUEST,GUEST, j 11 Jul 08 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,Sargent First Class Traconis 17 Jul 08 - 07:53 AM
Peace 17 Jul 08 - 02:24 PM
PoppaGator 17 Jul 08 - 03:01 PM
GUEST,MarineEngineer 08 Apr 09 - 08:27 PM
GUEST,pfc herron 19 Apr 09 - 04:17 AM
GUEST 19 Apr 09 - 04:20 AM
GUEST,Shel 28 Jun 09 - 12:53 AM
GUEST,Donna 29 Apr 11 - 08:50 PM
GUEST 12 May 12 - 06:00 PM
GUEST,Someone who really knows the song 29 May 12 - 03:22 PM
GUEST 17 Jul 12 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,Private Perez 19 Jan 14 - 10:26 PM
Roger the Skiffler 20 Jan 14 - 10:41 AM
GUEST 20 Jan 14 - 05:37 PM
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Subject: Say Hey, Josephine
From: GUEST,Laurel
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 03:20 PM

Hello Everyone! It's been a long time since I've been on Mudcat, or at least typed anything...a good year and a half! But anyways, I worked at a camp all summer and heard one of the other staff singing a song called "Say Hey, Josephine", and was wondering if anyone else knows it because I never got a chance to get all of the words from her. It starts like this:

Say hey, Josephine how do you do do you remember me girl the way that I remember you?

and then somewhere in the song is:

you used to live over yonder cross the railroad tracks and every time that it rained I used to carry you on my back

Thanks!

Laurel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Say Hey, Josephine
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 12:55 AM

No luck at all with Google........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Say Hey, Josephine
From: JenEllen
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 03:01 AM

You could try looking up "Hello Josephine" or "My Girl Josephine" - it's listed under both titles. A. Domino/ Bartholomew. I once heard a great version of it recorded by Queen Ida and her Zydeco Band "Allo Josephine, Comment vas-tu" same song, different language.

Not complete lyrics:

Hello Josephine
How do you do?
Do you remember me baby
Like I remember you?
You used to laugh at me (or 'you used to hold my hand')
And holler ooh-ooh-ooh

You used to live over yonder
By the railroad tracks
When it rained you didn't walk (or 'you know you didn't walk')
I used to take you on my back (or 'he used to tote you on his back')
Now you mame me believe
We've never been like that

Hello Josephine
How do you do?
Do you remember me baby
Like I remember you?
You used to cry so much
It was a crying shame
I used to walk you home
I used to hold your hand
You used to use my umbrella
Everytime it rained
Now you make believe
It never been like that


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Say Hey, Josephine
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 11:04 AM

That did it, Jen. Click here for Fats Domino lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY GIRL JOSEPHINE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jan 02 - 11:12 PM

Nearly the same as what JenEllen posted above, but the verses are in a different order. Anyway, it shows that JenEllen's words weren't as incomplete as she thought.

MY GIRL JOSEPHINE
(Antoine "Fats" Domino & Dave Bartholomew)

Hello, Josephine. How do you do?
Do you remember me, baby, like I remember you?
You used to laugh at me and holler, "Hoo-hoo-hoo."

I used to walk you home. I used to hold your hand.
You used to use my umbrella every time it rained.
You used to cry so much it was a cryin' shame.

You used to live over yonder by the railroad track.
When it rained, you couldn't walk. I used to tote you on my back.
Now you tryin' to make believe it was no days like that.

Hello, Josephine. How do you do?
Do you remember me, baby, like I remember you?
You used to laugh at me and holler, "Hoo-hoo-hoo."

[Recorded by Fats Domino, Imperial 5704, 1960.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Say Hey, Josephine
From: GUEST,GUEST, j
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 08:01 PM

Do you remember me baby
Like I remember you?

Just was listening to it, trying to figure out the lyrics and I KNOW she says"

"Do you remember HIM baby
Like HE remembers you."

: )


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Say Hey, Josephine
From: GUEST,Sargent First Class Traconis
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 07:53 AM

its a military cadence, and from what i remember it goes like this.

a hey hey josephine, how do you do?
a do u memba me, like i do you?

i used to hold ur hand, all the way to school
a do ya memba me, like i do you?

i use to carry your books, all the way to school
a do ya memba me, like i do you?

---------thats pretty much all i can remember b4 i passed out from marching too much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Say Hey, Josephine
From: Peace
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 02:24 PM

Lst it cause you embarrassment in future, Sargent is spelled Sergeant.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Say Hey, Josephine
From: PoppaGator
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 03:01 PM

I wonder if the "military jody" version predated the hit R&B record, or vice versa.

Those marching cadence somgs ar true folklore, and can be a copyright-free source of songwriting material. On the other hand, drill sergeants are certainly free to adapt already-existing popular songs, and in fact often do so. When I was in basic training at Fort Dix, Sgt. Williams did a great job singing us to and from the rifle range to the tune to "Poppa Was a Rolling Stone," a fairly recent Motown hit at the time.

In this case, I believe that the hit record came first, and was subsequently used for marching drill.

Dave Bartholonew was the brains behind the great success of Antoine "Fats" Domino, cowriting most of his hits and arranging, and acting as bandleader on, all of them. A great and underappreciated figure in the history of rock 'n'n roll and of American popular music in general. Dave is still alive, and still gigging, at an age approaching 90 years.

"Do you remember ME baby" is definitely the original lyric. Since the song is addressed to Josephine, a woman's name, it was written to be sung by a male singer. The cover version by a girl singer that GUEST,GUEST,j recalls was, to say the least, atypical.

The great Snooks Eaglin does a great version of this tune quite regularly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: GUEST,MarineEngineer
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 08:27 PM

The cadence I remember was sang by a drill instructor staff sergeant Holmes, USMC Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. It is a marching cadence, and starts:

Hello josephine, how do you do,
do you remember me girl,
like I remember you?

I used to walk you home,
right after school,
we used to hang out,
down by the pool.

Hello Josephine, how do you do?
do you remember me girl,
like I remember you?

I used to take you out,
to the movie show,
we used to make out,
up in the back row,

hello josephine, how do you do?
do you remmber me girl,
like I remember you?

We used to go out,
real late at night,
and we'd make love,
in the pail moonlight

hello josephine, how do you do?
do you remember me girl,
like I remember you?

wo wo wo-a woah
hey hey hey hey

do you remember me girl?
like I remember you.

Not sure if you're looking for the USMC version.

Lcpl Adams


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: GUEST,pfc herron
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:17 AM

na it isnt fats domino similiar lyrics but im also looking for it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 04:20 AM

http://www.rhapsody.com/luther-guitar-jr-johnson/live-at-the-rynborn/hello-josephine/lyrics.html


is another version but i know for a fact its on "150 Motown hits" cd i just heard it on a fucking infomercial and coudlnt see who it was by


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: GUEST,Shel
Date: 28 Jun 09 - 12:53 AM

When i was a girl scout, we had a version of this song. it was a "repeat after me" song so each line was repeated once. keep that in mind. lyrics are bellow :)

Say hey Josephine
how do u do?
do u remember me girl
the way that i remember u?
we used to live over yonder
cross the rail road tracks
and every time that it rained
i used to carry u on my back.
well alrighty alright
tonight tnight
say hey say hey
well alrighty alright
well heres to u sweet sue
i remember u too
and im coming home
so u wont be all alone
well alrighty alright
tonight tonight
say hey say hey
well alrighty alright



and thats all i remember.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: GUEST,Donna
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 08:50 PM

Shel - I help out with my daughter's girl scout troop. And I'm pretty sure you have all the lyrics there! Don't worry!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 12 - 06:00 PM

cnt find it anywhere on youtube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: GUEST,Someone who really knows the song
Date: 29 May 12 - 03:22 PM

Ok so the so you are asking for is an old song I used to sing every summer I went to girl scout camp. It goes like this.

Say hey Josephine. How do you do? Do you remember me girl the way that I remember you?

You used to live over yonder. Pass the railroad tracks. And every time it rained, I used to carry you on my back.

Well alrighty alright. Tonight tonight. Say hey say hey. Well alrighty alright.

You used to use sweet sue. I'll remember you too. And im coming home do you won't be all alone.

Well alrighty alright. Tonight tonight. Say hey say hey. Well alrighty alright.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 12 - 08:07 AM

The song was not about a girl friend or anything like that. It was written about his niece whose name is Josephine. One of the nicest people you would ever meet. She still lives in New Orleans.


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Subject: RE: My Girl Josephine Army Cadence
From: GUEST,Private Perez
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 10:26 PM

Hello Josephine, how do you do?
Do you remember me baby, like I remember you.
We used to walk to school
I used hold your hand

Do you remember me baby like I remember you?
Sittin at the jew joint
thinkin bout my baby

everybody dancing dancin' to the music
played by the DJ
on the radio.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 10:41 AM

"juke joint"?
RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 05:37 PM

Hey Hey Josephine

How do you do

Do you remember me girl

Like I remember you

We used to go to school

My favorite subject was you

The only "A" I every made

Was on the homework you gave

I used to walk you home

I used to carry your books

Whoa ho Josephine

You used to give me those looks

Used to live in a shack

Down by the railroad track

And every time it ever rained

You'd be calling my name

And here's to you Sweet Sue

I remember you too

And I'm a-comin home

So you won't be all alone


From

http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/cadence/marching_cadence/josephine-2.shtml


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