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Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant

GUEST,Argenine 05 Sep 01 - 11:48 PM
Mark Cohen 06 Sep 01 - 05:45 AM
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Trapper 06 Sep 01 - 01:59 PM
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Subject: Roll On, Deodorant
From: GUEST,Argenine
Date: 05 Sep 01 - 11:48 PM

Need lyrics to Roll On, Deodorant -- parody of Roll On, Columbia.

Can you help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 05:45 AM

Sounds like a song that should be banned.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Barbara
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 07:28 AM

It was printed in Sing Out a couple years ago in the parody column. Joe?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 01:48 PM

It's a good idea, Barbara. I checked Infotrac through my library, but it indexes Sing Out! only from 1980-84. Does that mean you want me to check all my old issues by hand??
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Trapper
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 01:59 PM

According to the Sing Out! Song Index, there was no such song published in Sing Out! between 1950-1997 (at least not by the name Roll On Deodorant).

If it was in a more recent year and you know what issue it was from, I could look it up.

Sorry!

- Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Trapper
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 02:00 PM

PS Mark...

Very punny... sorry it took me so long to get it! I'll be SURE to read more carefully next time.

- Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 02:22 PM

Barbara says it was in the parody column, Al. I don't know of an index to the parody column. The Sing Out! song index covers only the songs that have complete lyrics and music. I e-mailed Sing Out! and asked if they could help.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Metchosin
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 02:49 PM

Aha! my daughter's grade 7 class made up a parody by the same title, many years ago, when I was on a school bus field trip with them to the Grand Coulee Dam. Little minds seldom differ.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 03:20 PM

more like a Bit of Old Spice with the clipper on the bottle
best keep MUM about it.
do these translate into US English?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Metchosin
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 03:25 PM

Yup, groan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: radriano
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 04:05 PM

Laugh, I thought I'd never start!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 08:02 PM

Well,if someone doesn't rake it up soon we'll have to start posting new verses.;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Metchosin
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 08:03 PM

good idea!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: GUEST,Argenine
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 11:09 PM

Looks like I've created a monster thread! Some of your comments are the pits!

If no one posts the one I heard recently, we'll just have to re-write it.

Argenine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Metchosin
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 11:36 PM

Well it is mentioned here on one of the rare tapes by Arlo, so that might be a good starting point in your search.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 12:59 AM

I got an e-mail back from SingOut! They can't find it in their parody index.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Metchosin
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 01:22 AM

Arlo Guthrie recorded it on a tape entitled GERDES FOLK CITY - NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - CIRCA 1966


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: GUEST,micca at work
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 05:17 AM

Well, in the absence of the "original," I must admit my first thought (as a not-so-closet incurable parodist) was that "Roll, Alabama, Roll" might make a good version. Someone sang the "proper" version at Towersey so it is fresh in my memory--along, perhaps, the following lines:

These new deodorants kill B.O.
Roll, deodorant, roll.
They come as Ball or Aero-sole.
Roll on, deodorant, roll.

A smelly armpit is a dreadful thing.
Roll, deodorant, roll.
And how that perfumed stuff does sting.
Roll on, deodorant, roll.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Genie
Date: 01 Oct 01 - 12:16 AM

more verses, please
Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL ON (DEODORANT)
From: GUEST,neeej
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 11:56 AM

here's the version I committed in '93:

ROLL ON

From dark hairy pits in the worst parts of town,
To genteelly shaved ones in elegant gown;
No matter who owns 'em, there sweat glands abound,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.

Roll on, deodorant, roll on,
Roll on, deodorant, roll on,
Your power is bidding our BO begone,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.

Exuberant exercise, laboring hard,
Or even just sunning out in the back yard,
Any sweat's held in abysmal regard,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.

Horses they sweat, so the old saying goes,
While men do perspire, but a lady just glows;
Whatever you call it, 'twill ruin your clothes,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.

Society sanctions a lot of weird smells,
And perfume and aftershave certainly sells,
But nature's own fragrance it instantly quells,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.

HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 29-Nov-01.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: mousethief
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 01:36 PM

Loverly, Neeej!! I'm printing a copy even as I type! Whom do we credit?

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Dead Horse
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 03:28 PM

The ozone layer ain't gonna last
Roll, deodorant roll
But I must give me smelly bits one more blast
Oh, roll, deodorant roll.

My pits are wet and smelly and obscene
Roll, deodorant roll
Parts of my vest are turning green
Oh, roll, deodorant roll.

Any bugger can sing this song
Roll etc.
Make it up as you go along
Oh, roll............


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL ON, DEODORANT
From: Genie
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 03:36 PM

I added more line breaks. Thanks for posting the lyrics, Neej, and for the other verses, Horse!


ROLL ON, DEODORANT

From dark hairy pits in the worst parts of town,
To genteelly shaved ones in elegant gown;
No matter who owns 'em, there sweat glands abound,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.

CHORUS: Roll on, deodorant, roll on,
Roll on, deodorant, roll on,
Your power is bidding our B.O. begone,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.

Exuberant exercise, laboring hard,
Or even just sunning out in the back yard,
Any sweat's held in abysmal regard,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.

Horses, they sweat, so the old saying goes,
While men do perspire, but a lady just glows;
Whatever you call it, 'twill ruin your clothes,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.

Society sanctions a lot of weird smells,
And perfume and after-shave certainly sells,
But nature's own fragrance it instantly quells,
So roll on, deodorant, roll on.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: treaties1
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 05:57 PM

Thanks Neeej and Genie, this is one I'm going to learn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: GUEST,neeej
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 01:50 PM

Thanks Alex---I go under the alias of Jean Smith (a likely story,eh?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roll On, Deodorant
From: Dead Horse
Date: 04 Oct 01 - 02:39 PM

It's just occurred to me that we are doing a shanty thing in Chatham Dockyard for Trafalga Day (21st)so with a bit of fiddling I can just work this one in as an alternative Roll Alabama/Agamemnon. Should raise a titter.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL ON, DEODORANT, ROLL ON (Homer&Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 02:05 PM

The original of this is ROLL ON, COLUMBIA by Woody Guthrie, although H&J have changed the melody slightly and have given it a rock-'n'-roll beat.

You can hear this parody at The Internet Archive.


ROLL ON, DEODORANT, ROLL ON
As sung by Homer & Jethro.

(Roll on, deodorant, roll on.)

1. The other day in Marlboro Land,
I met a gal with a tattooed hand.
Her horse, named Hertz, was a mean ol' beast,
Gave me a kick in my driver's seat.

CHORUS: Roll on, deodorant, roll on.
Give me twenty-four-hour protection all day long.
Keep me calm, cool, dry, and I'll always sing this song:
Roll on, deodorant, roll on.

2. We had a picnic with seventy-cent spread,
And ice-cold corn-oil on whole-wheat bread.
She smiled with teeth so cavity-free,
They made straight A's at Indiana University. CHORUS

3. But my gal married a guy named Mister Gray.
Now she watches him shave all day.
And that man McLoughlin may sail the sea,
But only one [or "Juan"?] Valdez can plant a tree. CHORUS

Roll on, deodorant, roll on. [REPEAT AND FADE.]


This song makes fun of several commercial products that were being advertised widely. Ban Roll-On Deodorant was brought out by Bristol-Myers in 1952. Marlboro cigarettes came out in 1924, but Philip Morris began to market them as a macho brand in the 1950s. Imperial Margarine was advertised as being as good as "the 70-cent spread" (meaning butter) but much cheaper. Crest toothpaste had a series of commercials in which kids would brag, "Look, ma! No cavities!" while presenting a report from the dentist as if it were a report card from school.

I recall a commercial in which a worshipful newlywed wife asked her husband, "Can I watch while you shave?"?but I don't remember the product, and a Google search turned up nothing. Razors? Shaving cream? After-shave lotion?

I don't recognize the McLoughlin reference.

Juan Valdez was the fictional emblematic farmer who raised coffee beans in Colombia.


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