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Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro

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DADDY PLAYED FIRST BASE
HOW MUCH IS THAT HOUND DOG IN THE WINDOW
MOVING ON 2
SO LONG (IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH!)
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
THE BATTLE OF CAMP KOOKAMONGA
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Subject: REQ: Homer and Jethro
From: Chet W.
Date: 01 Feb 98 - 03:21 PM

Does anyone know of any books or songbooks available by or about Homer and Jethro? And where to get them?

Thanks, Chet W.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FIVE MINUTES MORE (from Homer & Jethro)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 08:56 PM

Five Minutes More
Homer & Jethro


[Instrumental Intro]

Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more!
Let me stay, let me stay, in your arms!
Here am I begging for, only five minutes more,
Only five minutes more, of your charms!

All week long I've dreamed about our Saturday date,
Don't you know that Sunday Morning, you can sleep late?
Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more!
Let me stay, let me stay, in your arms!

[Instrumental Fill & Byplay]
{...}
Stir it up litle dogberry, Jethro! {somewhat unclear}
{...}
That's the wrong song!
{...}
Now pick me a hot lick, will ya?
{...}
That sure is hot!
{...}
Let's sing another, we ain't got much time left!
{...}

Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more!
Let me stay, let me stay, in your arms!
Here am I begging for, only five minutes more,
Only five minutes more, of your charms!

All week long I've dreamed about our Saturday date,
Don't you know that Sunday Morning, you can sleep late?
Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more!
Let me stay, let me stay, in your arms!

Give me one, two, three, four, five minutes more!
Only three hundred seconds more!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SWAPPIN' PARTNERS (Homer & Jethro)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 08:57 PM

Swappin' Partners.
Homer & Jethro
TTO: Changing Partners

We were waltzing together, to the music so divine.
She was stepping all over, the feet that are all mine.
Oh my corns & my bunions, were a hurtin' painfully.
And I wish that someone would change partners with me.

Though my darlin' was knock-kneed, she was cute as she could be.
And I was bow-legged, as anyone could see.
And while we were dancin', they were laughin' more and more,
We looked like an egg-beater, as we waltzed around the floor.

[Instrumental]

Then we danced to a new dance, I think it's called the creep.
The front end goes like a cadillac, and the rear end like a jeep.
Then she tripped and she fell down, on the floor she sits and cries,
Cause it bruised her somewhat, and it hurt her otherwise.

But no-one would change partners, so I danced with her instead,
She had a strange growth on her neck. I think it was her head.
No, they would not change partners, at my girl they wouldn't look,
And if Kinsey could see her, he would write another book.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY SPECIAL ANGEL (Homer & Jethro)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 09:01 PM

MY SPECIAL ANGEL
(As sung by Homer & Jethro)

{Quiet in the Studio! Quiet in the Studio!}
{Take 96!}

You are my special angel....

{Cut! Cut! Homer, the lyric is 'special angel'}

Excuse me Chester!

You are my special angel, sent from up above,
Though you have got a face, that only a mother could love.

{Cut, Cut! Homer, you're still singing the wrong lyrics.}

Ya, but I'm singing the right words....

Where did you leave your wings, dear?
Are they in your room?
Or is it true, my darling,
that you fly around on a broom?

Your sweet perfume must be real expensive.
One sniff and I'm heaven bound.
Is it Eaudy Cologny, or is it baloney,
Twenty cents a pound?

You are my special angel.
You should be on the stage. (And the next one leaves in five minutes!)
Just wait, right here my darling, and don't go into a rage,
Till we clean out your cage.

You are my special angel,
Thru eternity.....

{Cut, cut cut! Homer, the word is eternity}

Chester, I've took all I gonna take off of you!

FX: Machinegun

Hey Homer, you just shot the A&R man, what are we gonna do now?

Well, I guess we'll have to switch labels...

[Instrumental playout]


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (Homer & Jethro)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 09:03 PM

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
Homer & Jethro (RCA 47-7852, 1961)
(Turk - Handman / Henry D. Haynes - Kenneth C. Burns)


Are you lonesome tonight?
If you are, serves you right!
I'm so happy you left me at last!
I can still hear you roar,
Make the beds, mop the floor,
Do the laundry, and then mow the grass!
You took me for a boat ride,
I had to swim back!
Darling I thought I'd never
Get out of that sack!
Should you fly back again,
Park your broom and come in,
Darling, that's why you're lonesome tonight!


[Spoken]
Short Spear once said, all the world's a stage. It ain't much of a line, but if it's good enough for Elvis, it's good enough for us.


Act one:
You took me home to meet your folks and I can still hear your father whispering, "Son, that girl's cross-eyed, knock-kneed, strong-headed, bucktoothed" and all you said was, "oh pa, you don't have to whisper, she's deaf too".


Act two:
Our engagement lasted ten years, 'cause I wouldn't marry you when you was drunk.

Yeah, and I wouldn't marry you when I was sober.


Act three:
The only romantic thing you ever said to me was, that I creeped into your heart, and I creeped into your brain, creeped into your mind.

No, all I ever said was that you is the biggest creep I'd ever seen.


Act four:
We finally settled down in our little honeymoon cottage and every Friday night our friends and neighbours come over to watch the fight.

Yeah, we didn't ever have a TV set, but we had a fight every Friday. One night I blacked your eyes, broke your nose and knocked your teeth out and you got chicken and called the cops.

You told 'em not to believe a word I said, 'cause I was punch drunk.


[Sung]
So, I'll miss you my pet.
Every chance that I get!
Darling, that's why you're lonesome tonight!

But I won't be for long...


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Subject: Lyr Add: TENNESSEE BORDER NO. 2 (Homer & Jethro)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 09:05 PM

TENNESSEE BORDER NO. 2
Homer & Jethro (RCA 48-0113, 1949)
(Originally by Jimmy Work)


Her eyes was red, her name was Helen.
Her head looked like a watermelon.
Her hair was long, she had a Toni,
Her neck looked like a roll of baloney.
Her teeth stuck out so fur,
She didn't have much sense,
She could gnaw an ear of corn,
Right through a picket fence!
Her marriage license cost a quarter,
On the Tennessee border.

[Instrumental]

One night I took her out, to see what we could see,
Just then I saw her husband, and he stood six foot three.
He had brass knuckles, all made to order.
Now my teeth are scattered, on the Tennessee border.

[Instrumental]

Her hair was red, her name was Hannah.
Her nose looked like a big banana.
She weighed so much, he had some trouble,
He thought that he was seein' double.
He put his arm around her,
And he tried to hug her,
But he couldn't get close enough
'Cause she had too much blubber.
She was too fat. He couldn't court her,
Now she wears a girdle, around her Tennessee border.

One night I took her out, just across the line,
She stopped her toe and fell, in a barrel of terpentine.
Young man (ah), young man (ha)
Where is my daughter?
Well, the last time I see'ed her,
She was tearin' across the Tennessee border.


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Subject: RE: REQ: Homer and Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 07:49 PM

Foolstroupe: These have been posted before!

FIVE MINUTES MORE (except for the "byplay" H&J's lyrics seems to be the same as the "straight" version)
SWAPPIN' PARTNERS
MY SPECIAL ANGEL (but your transcription seems to be from a different recording than mine)
ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
TENNESSEE BORDER NO. 2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 08:43 PM

Ooops - I had not found these here - even with searches before - I now have them - there are so may threads on these guys - some of which are not cross referenced.... Joe does a pretty good job, but some get missed - often they can be buried in the middle of what may by the title seem to not be a related thread.

Special Angel was deliberate cause it was different. Same for 5 minutes - because of the byplay - some of the others were just because I hadn't found them here!

I am working on trying to get a comphrensive list of their output - every 'definitive list' I find seems to be slightly different - and some people don't seem to acknowledge any difference between the original 'straight song' and the H& J parody version - crediting H&J with recording the original when I can find no evidence for that. Also some people insist on calling the parody track by the title of the original song, instead of the title of the Parody.

I have finally found - by accident while looking for something else of course - an alleged list of their records.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro
From: Ferrara
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 09:09 PM

Does anyone remember the original of "Winchester Cathedral"? I think the lyrics went like this: "Winchester Cathedral, na na na na na-ah," ad infinitum. Anyway H & J's version ended with the lines:

Winchester Cathedral, you're doing us dirt,
They finally wrote one that we couldn't hurt!

I don't see "How Much is That Hound Dog in the Window" here. The chorus went:

How much is that hound dog in the window,
The one with the basketball nose on its face?
They call it a basketball nose 'cause
It dribbles all over the place.

I likewise only remember a fragment of "Your Li'l Ol' Kiss of Fire":

You got a pucker like a possum suckin' 'simmons
The way you kiss you must have practiced on some lemons
And when I touch your lips it makes my teeth perspire,
Doggone that ci-gar and
Your Li'l Ol' Kiss of Fire!

Hope I haven't posted all this in another thread....

Rita F


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Mar 05 - 01:05 AM

All 3 are in the DT:

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

HOW MUCH IS THAT HOUND DOG IN THE WINDOW

LI'L OLE KISS OF FIRE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Mar 05 - 06:56 AM

There are a large number (at my count approx 50 so far!) of their songs whose words (or partial words) appear in the Mudcat here!!! - most of them buried in threads (often in the middle of something else not always simple related!) and some of them don't seem to show up easily in simple searches, but trying to track them down is what seems to spur duplication. Some of the songs are duplicated many times in many different threads.

I am currently trying to work on 'definitive' sets of words of what is in the Mudcat - i.e. not just 'vaguely remembered' but compared with actual recordings - not always an easy task.

There currently seems to be about 50-60 Mudcat threads I have identified so far that have some mention of some of their output.

The best alleged list of their records I found so far admits that it is not complete!!! - it lists some albums with no identification of what was on them... there seems to be about 200+ tracks - some releases, some different versions - some performed at different venues which have slightly different audience interaction etc, some purely instrumental, some catalogue label numbers are known to be wrong, etc.

Unless someone decides that someone (else) is in charge of the project, it will continue on as now with various people contributing bits and pieces as we get time... :-)

I don't think the world will end if we don't get them all...

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Mar 05 - 12:36 PM

hey...here's a page on humorous songs that has several MP3s of H & J...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Mar 05 - 05:52 PM

Good stuff there - I'd really like it all - but I can't save and replay Real Audio (I can just listen to it) - and on a dialup even with no limits it just is too painful - I would really like to save and convert files to wav or even MP3, but I don't know of any free SW to do this with. I'd only be saving the files temporarily for the purposes of studying the words you understand.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro
From: GUEST,Joy
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 02:56 PM

Need the lyrics to Pore ol Koo iger by Homer and Jethro


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 09:38 AM

Posted in another thread here: PORE OL' KOO-LIGER.

I hope one of these days, we'll get all the Homer & Jethro parodies linked together.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Homer and Jethro
From: GUEST,Ed Powers
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 05:05 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics to the song "Jimmy Drinks Corn"? I heard H&J perform it on television more than 45 years ago.


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