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Songs You Sing In the Shower

Genie 03 Jun 02 - 01:57 AM
Liz the Squeak 03 Jun 02 - 02:03 AM
Wilfried Schaum 03 Jun 02 - 08:25 AM
paddymac 04 Jun 02 - 12:26 AM
Little Hawk 04 Jun 02 - 12:05 PM
Genie 04 Jun 02 - 12:16 PM
Desert Dancer 05 Jun 02 - 01:39 AM
GUEST,GUEST K. Kinsey 05 Jun 02 - 01:57 AM
rich-joy 05 Jun 02 - 05:41 AM
Genie 06 Jun 02 - 10:26 PM
GUEST,ozmacca 06 Jun 02 - 10:35 PM
Ringer 07 Jun 02 - 12:50 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Genie
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 01:57 AM

That is a great story, gamine!

Somehow, I think "The Hippopotamus Song"--especially the chorus of "Mud, mud, glorious mud, ... etc." would be very 'shower-friendly.'

Then there's also the old song that Looney Tunes characters (Bugs, Porky, etc.) used to sing:
"Singin' in the bathtub [shower], la ti da ti da...".


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 02:03 AM

Alright, I suppose Sesame Streets' Bert's 'Rubber Ducky' song may have passed my lips whilst bathing various children.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 08:25 AM

Oberdonaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän is certainly the longer word, since Constantinopolitanische Dudelsackpfeifergesellschaft are two words. Attributive adjective and substantive are not written in one word in German.

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: paddymac
Date: 04 Jun 02 - 12:26 AM

Lately it's "Call Me The Whale." No, it's not a reference to girth. It's a truly great song we're developing at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jun 02 - 12:05 PM

To scream...the impossible scream....to sing...the unsingabble song...to wri-i-i-i-i-te...the unreadable letter...to errrrrr...without doing it wrong...to fly...like a bucket of lard...to dance with the grace of a moose...to boldly and recklessly tighten...a screw...that has NEVER BEEN LOOSE...

THIS IS MY QUEST

TO FOLLOW THAT TRAIL

NO MATTER HOW POINTLESS

no matter how stale

I will fearlessly fight

For the right to be wrong

I will....... (okay, that's enough, isn't it?)

- LH


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Genie
Date: 04 Jun 02 - 12:16 PM

No way, Hawk. I wanna hear the rest of it!
(Is it in the DT?)

Genie


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 01:39 AM

Don't stop now Little Hawk!!


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: GUEST,GUEST K. Kinsey
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 01:57 AM

Little Hawk ---

"I will stand up and march into hell in a top-coat and thong..."

"And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest.."

"That I'll have the attention of all, when I don't post the rest....."

"And the world..."


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: rich-joy
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 05:41 AM

Genie mentioned "Singing in the Bathtub" which is my Significant Other's (where DO they find these descriptions?!) favourite shower song - a la Robert Crumb and the Cheap Suit Seranaders. I believe there is a Mudcat thread that details that song's origins ...

He also likes to practice his Tibetan Monk impersonations (he's actually very good at it!)

I remember the queueing for showers at Folk Festivals being made more bearable, by the impromptu community concerts from the shower stalls!! Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Genie
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 10:26 PM

rich-joy, no thread creep intended, but to reply to your query re "significant other," the application of that term exclusively to one's "main squeeze' is, to my way of thinking, a deterioration of our language -- especially social science terminology -- as a result of the ever-increasing speed and power of the mass media. At least as far back as the 1950s the term was used --PLURAL form-- in sociology to refer to any and all people who were important figures in one's life [family and close friends especially, but also including such people as business partners]. Much was written about the influence these "significant others" had in the socialization process and personality development. Sometime in the 1980's, IIRC, when folks were looking for a term to describe live-in boyfriends and girlfriends--serious romantic/sexual partners who were not spouses--, various terms were tossed about, such as POSSLQ [can you say "pahz-zel-cue?], which is a census acronym [persons of opposite sex sharing living quarters; "er-um" [as in "Mom & Dad, I'd like you to meet my... er...um...], etc. Somebody [who no doubt knew nothing about sociology or social psychology] decided to limit the term "significant other" to the same hard-to-label person, and the media being what they are, the new usage caught on almost overnight. Now, if you tell someone you're going to spend the holidays with your significant others, they'll probably think you're into group sex!

I think it's a shame, because this usage implies that no one besides your sex partner is significant in your life, or that, say, the person you've been shacking up with for three months is more significant to you than your children, siblings, parents, etc.

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Bringing this thread back on track, who can think of a good song for a GROUP to sing in the shower?


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: GUEST,ozmacca
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 10:35 PM

Hawk, I stand amazed. Nay, dumbfounded... FANTASTIC!!!! Even beats that version of If I Ruled The World I used to shower to from time to time, which included the memorable line.... "Every head will be held up high/ There'll be birdsh*t in everyone's eye/If the day ever dawned/That I rooooooooled the world!!!"

And as far as songs for groups in the shower, any multi-part round should do it I suppose.... or a good barbershop quartet.... Sweeeeeeet Adeline.....

Hullo, now where's the soap gone?


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Ringer
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 12:50 PM

I am reminded of a joke. It's a bit coarse, so read no further if you are easily offended.

Two men talking:

A: Men can be divided into two groups. There are those who sing in the shower and those who wank in the shower. And of those who sing in the shower, do you know what thay sing?
B: No.
A: I didn't think you would.


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Kim C
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 04:15 PM

Lately in the shower I have been singing Sting's "Fields of Gold." "The Painful Plough" and "The Sheepstealers" also sound really good in there.

Speaking of significant others, I can't recall as I've ever heard Mister sing in the shower.

Speaking of German, I have started to learn some since this thread started. Mad Maudlin, who posts here sometimes, is kind enough to help me when I have dumb questions! Schokoladekuchen is one of my favorite words. It has a nice rhythm to it. Then I figured out that chocolate cheesecake would be Schokoladekasekuchen. Last night I happened upon the word for oxtail soup: Ochsenschwanzsuppe. Not as long or fancy as some mentioned above, but fun all the same.

And Sunday, I'm going to an uberraschung Geburtstagsparty. (did I say that right?)


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Deda
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 06:24 PM

Little Hawk, that is truly, truly wonderful. LOL!! But shouldn't the marching be done "in a top-hat and thong"?

Why haven't you been flooding the Song Challenges with entries? You've been holding out on us!


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Deda
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 06:30 PM

Genie -- fun to be reminded of the Census bureau's silly acronym, which gave rise to this doggerel:
Roses are red, violets are blue
Won't you be my POSSLQ?

Probably can't be sung in the shower.


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Genie
Date: 08 Jun 02 - 12:26 AM

Kim C. (only very temporary thread creep), We used to have an old VW that was made in Germany. On the dash, it said "Der Drizzleflippen," "Der Puttersparken," and "Fahrt." *

Genie

*That's "windshield wiper," "ignition," and "start." ["Fahren" = "to go." "Fahrt" = "It goes."]


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: musicmick
Date: 09 Jun 02 - 12:28 AM

What an interesting thread. Here's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Some years ago, I played as a sideman with a wonderful dou called Sadie Green Sales Ragtime Jug Band, for two weeks each summer at an amusement park in the coal country of Pennsylvania. We set up our campsites (they didn't offer accomidations to the performers but they let us camp near the merry-go-round and we could ride the Pheonix rollercoaster for free when we weren't on stage.) When we had finished our last set of the night, we piled into the van and headed for the showers in the customers' canpground. There, in communal cleanliness, we sang Flanders and Swan's "Hippopotamous Song". You know, the one that has the "Mud, mud, glorious mud" chorus. I wrote a new verse for it every year. I'd love to know where those verses are now.

So, I would nominate that wonderful anthem for bathroom bassos. It is, of course, more fun when you do it with a convivial group but, then, what isn't?

Mike Miller


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Genie
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 02:41 PM

I second that nomination, Mike! And I'd love to hear your extra verses, too!

Genie


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Gloredhel
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 06:40 PM

Alice: I sing Vedrai Carino too, and Batti Batti.

Also sing Le Roi de Thule (Gounod's Faust), Silhouettes, You're the Top, My Lagan Love, and anything else I happen to be learning, lately an Ave Maria by Leos Janacek (in Czech, which is why I have to practice in the shower--one doesn't notice the flying saliva).


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: musicmick
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 12:59 AM

Well, Genie, I'd kind of like to remember them, myself. Maybe Tim and David (the two and only true members of the Sadie Green Sales band) have them written somewhere. I just dashed them off between sets. Writing them was a chore of love. I had to keep to Michael Flanders' rhyme scheme and progression of polysylabils and there are only so many ways of describing hippopotimi (hippopotimuses?) in a single word. Pachyderm comes to mind, so I must have used that one in one of my annual epics.

I'll search my notes to see if there are any remnants, but I wouldn't bet the ranch. In a pinch. I suppose I could knock one out, but it would lack the gilt of nostalgia.

Mike Miller


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Genie
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 03:04 AM

Mike:

Hippopotamus ["hippo"]
Plural:
Hippopotami ["hippos"]
though, I think "hippopotamuses" is also acceptable*

Genie

*because they is big mo'fockers!


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: musicmick
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 02:39 PM

Genie,

I spell like I make love; inaccurately, clumsily and incorrectly, with only my enthusiasm to see me through.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Genie
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 09:27 PM

Mike, Is that your own assessment or feedback you've been given? *G*

Genie


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: musicmick
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 12:47 AM

It is, I fear the wages of a youth, so misspent that it has yielded libidal bancrupcy. Oh, ok, I'm exadurating, but not about the spelling. I offer, in evidence, anexample of how I, now, spend the time I once used for more "social" endeavors.

My beard, of late, assumes the glow

And color of a city snow.

That sooty mix you see sometime,

Of dust and grit and mottled grime,

That makes the winter dark and colder,

And taunts me that I'm getting older.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 07:32 PM

Inasmuch as I can stay on pitch, I learned to do it by singing "Just like a Woman" in the shower. The intervals were just enough to challenge my then almost nonexistent "ear."

Cosmically coincidental that this should come up because today for the first time I can remember I overheard somebody else shower singing--neighbor lady doing a Boz Scaggs (?) song which I think is called "We're All Alone." or whatever. It's been too long. I've heard worse at open mikes.

I always thought "Non Dimenticar" (sp?) would be a perfect shower song, or "O Sole Mio." You need all those nice Eye-talian open vowels for resonance.

Carlo Cacciatori


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Mad Maudlin
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 09:50 AM

What I sing depends on the mood...My shower top three are "The Snowy-Breasted Pearl" and "She Moved Through The Fair". But I've also been known to sing "Old Rosin the Beau" and even Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper". Thank God I live alone :-) Kim, it's a pleasure to help you with this terrible language of ours. And remember: The only dumb question in the world is the one not asked!


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: WyoWoman
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 06:38 PM

My shower set depends on the mood, too. From "Gonna Wash that Man Right Out of My Hair," to "Love Me Like a Man," to "You Bring Out the Boogie in Me." Sometimes, "IF I Can't Sell It (Gonna Keep Sittin' On It ...")

I must be feeling fragile these days -- I've been singing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" a lot ...

ww


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Subject: RE: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 09:51 PM

Usually, if I sing at all in the shower, it's something I am trying to learn for the band. My memory is for shite, and I know very few songs completely by heart that are not a part of our repetoire (unless they're playing on the radio, and I have the lyrics being sung to me as a reminder).

"What a draaag it is gettin' OOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooold!


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