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Lyr/Chords Req: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Keillor)

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GUEST,Genie 08 Sep 01 - 04:07 AM
john c 08 Sep 01 - 04:47 AM
Malcolm Douglas 08 Sep 01 - 09:01 AM
Lonesome EJ 08 Sep 01 - 04:57 PM
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Snuffy 11 Nov 01 - 06:46 PM
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Subject: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Kiellor)
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 04:07 AM

Garrison Keillor sang an old camp song, called "Don't Jump Off Of The Roof, Dad," on one of his Father's Day shows--but he added more verses to make it a more complete song.

I was not able to tape the show (originally aired in about 1999 but rebroadcast 2 or 3 weeks ago), so I wonder if anyone knows the song he sang and can post it.

[The recent thread about "Songs about Mother and Father" reminded me that I want to learn this song.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Kie
From: john c
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 04:47 AM

The legendary (at least to us Brits) Tommy Cooper used to sing this. If nobody else posts the lyrics, I´ll fish it out and send the words as soon as I´ve got time. J.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Kie
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 09:01 AM

Already here.  A quick search through the very useful "Digitrad and Forum Search" for don't jump off the roof reveals: DON'T JUMP OFF THE ROOF, DAD


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Kie
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 04:57 PM

There's no thread like an old thread! Thanks Malcolm Douglas. I used to love that song and couldn't remember all the words. My dad, being a gardener in his spare time, was an easy target! I take it that you are all in the U.K.? I'm a homesick English person and I enjoy all the U.K. threads tremendously. LEJ's wife


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Kie
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 09 Sep 01 - 04:59 AM

I posted some of the lines from Garrison Keillor's additional verses on the previous (refreshed) thread referred to by Malcolm above.

Thanks for posting it, M.D., Genie


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Subject: Don't Jump Off The Roof, Dad
From: GUEST,TrevorBradbeer
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 06:02 PM

Hi, I'm trying to find out more about the song with the following chorus (or it may indeed be the whole song!).

Don't jump off the roof, Dad
You'll make a hole in the yard
Mother's planted petunias
The weeding and seeding was hard
If you must get it over
Why don't you give us a break?
Just take a walk to the park, Dad,
Then you can jump in the lake!

It might be folk, or it might turn out to be music hall, but if anyone can fill in on extra lyrics (and a tune for the verses if there are any) I would be most grateful.

You can reach me on trevorbradbeer@ntlworld.com

Thanks,

Trev.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Jump Off The Roof, Dad
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 06:46 PM

This thread has both the old music hall words and a recent version by Garrison Keillor.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Kiellor)
From: GUEST,pam
Date: 17 Dec 08 - 07:00 PM

its something like.....

daddy came home from work tired
the boss had been driving him mad
the children were shouting the dog bit him too
there's nothing for dinner but left over stew
it was just then he decided
up to the rooftop he'd go
he was about to jump off
when the kids started shouting below..

don't jump off the roof dad......


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Keillor)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 05:10 AM

I've just checked out the Tommy Cooper version on Youtube which is the one that is most familiar on this side of the pond, and was horrified to realise that they play a glaringly wrong chord on the record.

on the line "why don't you give us a break", assuming the Key it is being sung in is F, then the chord on "break" should most definitely be an A major. On the record however, they just keep playing F.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Keillor)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 09:02 PM

Daddy came home from work tired.
The boss had been driving him mad
The kids started howling, the dog bit him, too
His dinner was nothin' but warmed over stew.
I guess it was then he decided
Up to the rooftop he'd go
He was about to jump off when
The kids started howlin' below.

Don't jump off of the roof, Dad
You'll make a dent in the yard
Mother just planted petunias
The weedin' and seedin' was hard
If you must end it all Dad
Won't you please give us a break
Just take a walk in the park, Dad
And there you can jump in the lake.

That's all I can get from memory. I actually still have the old Homer and Jethro album. When I get a chance, I'll play the song and get the second verse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't Jump Off Roof, Dad (Keillor)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 11 - 07:23 AM

Does anybody know the ukulele chords for this song?


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