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Songs You Sing In the Shower

GUEST,Ely 26 Oct 01 - 08:09 PM
alanabit 26 Oct 01 - 05:47 PM
Snuffy 26 Oct 01 - 05:05 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Oct 01 - 03:30 PM
alanabit 26 Oct 01 - 03:23 PM
Alice 26 Oct 01 - 02:48 PM
Dunc 26 Oct 01 - 01:14 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 26 Oct 01 - 01:03 PM
Mary in Kentucky 26 Oct 01 - 10:31 AM
Kim C 26 Oct 01 - 10:29 AM
MMario 26 Oct 01 - 10:22 AM
Morticia 26 Oct 01 - 10:16 AM
Jim Dixon 26 Oct 01 - 10:12 AM
The_one_and_only_Dai 26 Oct 01 - 09:23 AM
jeffp 26 Oct 01 - 09:18 AM
Wilfried Schaum 26 Oct 01 - 05:40 AM
Wolfgang 26 Oct 01 - 03:58 AM
rangeroger 26 Oct 01 - 03:23 AM
Amos 26 Oct 01 - 12:29 AM
Lyrical Lady 26 Oct 01 - 12:24 AM
Alice 25 Oct 01 - 10:52 PM
Murray MacLeod 25 Oct 01 - 10:19 PM
catspaw49 25 Oct 01 - 10:08 PM
Murray MacLeod 25 Oct 01 - 09:51 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: GUEST,Ely
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 08:09 PM

"Telluride", "Walking After Midnight", "Old Bangum", "Barbara Allan", darn near anything, especially if it's just a bit too far out of my vocal range to sound decent otherwise. It's nice to pretend I can sing for just a little while, and the sound of the water muffles my efforts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: alanabit
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 05:47 PM

And I think/hope you are right Snuffy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Snuffy
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 05:05 PM

I think maybe "Dudelsackpfeifer" was meant (Dudelsackspieler?)

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 03:30 PM

May in Kentucky: I think I'd leave G. Gordon Liddy alone no matter what he did in the shower, but that's just me I guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: alanabit
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 03:23 PM

Kim, the word you want is "Dudelsack". What you have given us sounds perilously close to either "Dudelsackkiffer", which might mean a pot smoking bagpiper - I guess there must be some... The other thing it sounds perilously close to is "Dudelsackficker", which would mean a piper who.. erm...does something one does not usually do with a set of bagpipes! (You pronounce the correct German word "doodlezack").


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Alice
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 02:48 PM

Lyrical Lady, I sing Caro Mio Ben and Ave Maria (Schubert's) in the shower, too. And Vedrai, carino (Don Giovanni) and Juliet's Waltz Song, and Villia, and Think of Me (Phantom of the Opera), and Se tu m'ami, and La Vie En Rose, and Someone To Watch Over Me, and Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, and Wouldn't It Be Loverly, and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, and ... and.. and


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Dunc
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 01:14 PM

In the shower I sing songs I'm trying to learn... and on one occasion I wrote a song during the course of a shower.
I called it "I'm Monica Lewinsky" or "The End Of His Old Cigar" as an alternative title.
You can check out the words on Mudcat.
What should make me think of Monica and cigars in the shower - I have no idea.
I sang it two hours after getting out of the shower at the Glenfarg Folk Club and I still perform it to this day(wet and dry).


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 01:03 PM

Buddy Holly's Oh Boy.

Gives me the hickups, sometimes...

Jery


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 10:31 AM

Jim, I read that G. Gordon Liddy sang Beethoven's Ode to Joy in German when he was in prison and had to walk to the showers! He said it was quite inimidating, and the guys left him alone.

Me, I always fancied singing Un Bel Di (in Italian) but never learned the words!


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Kim C
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 10:29 AM

I yodel in the shower. Good acoustics.

I also like to sing the song about Lord Randall and the poison eels.

Speaking of German - Wolfgang - is it true that the German word for bagpipes is something that sounds like "doodlesackfifer"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: MMario
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 10:22 AM

Alice - Why not send in a picture of the shower stall to the MudCat Calander - and the rest of us can just let our imaginations run wild?


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Morticia
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 10:16 AM

Farewell to Tarwaithie and Smile in Your Sleep are the songs I find myself doing most often....and Song to a Seagull by Joni Mitchell, and Fever(something to with all that steam, I suppose).


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Subject: Lyr Add: AN DIE FREUDE (ODE TO JOY)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 10:12 AM

Speaking of German, how about this one? To tell the truth, I've never really learned all the words, just snatches of it, which I sometimes sing in the shower, interspersed with operatic German-sounding scat-singing in the style of Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner.

AN DIE FREUDE (ODE TO JOY)
(Words, Friedrich Schiller, 1785. Music, Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824.)

Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuer-trunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!

Deine Zauber binden wieder,
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

Wem der große Wurf gelungen,
Eines Freundes Freund zu sein,
Wer ein holdes Weib errungen,
Mische seinen Jubel ein!

Ja, wer auch nur eine Seele
Sein nennt auf dem Erdenrund!
Und wer's nie gekonnt, der stehle
Weinend sich aus diesem Bund!

Freude trinken alle Wesen
An den Brüsten der Natur;
Alle Guten, alle Bösen
Folgen ihrer Rosenspur.

Küsse gab sie uns und Reben,
Einen Freund, geprüft im Tod;
Wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben,
Und der Cherub steht vor Gott.

Froh, wie seine Sonnen fliegen
Durch des Himmels prächt'gen Plan,
Laufet, Brüder, eure Bahn,
Freudig, wie ein Held zum Siegen.

Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuer-trunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!

Deine Zauber binden wieder,
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
Brüder! über'm Sternenzelt
Muß ein lieber Vater wohnen.

Ihr stürzt nieder, Millionen?
Ahnest du den Schöpfer, Welt?
Such ihn über'm Sternenzelt!
Über Sternen muß er wohnen.

[From Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Literal translation:]

Joy, fair spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
Drunk with fiery rapture, Goddess,
We approach thy shrine!

Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted;
All men will become brothers
Under thy gentle wing.

May he who has had the fortune
To gain a true friend
And he who has won a noble wife
Join in our jubilation!

Yes, even if he calls but one soul
His own in all the world.
But he who has failed in this
Must steal away alone and in tears.

All the world's creatures
Draw joy from nature's breast;
Both the good and the evil
Follow her rose-strewn path.

She gave us kisses and wine
And a friend loyal unto death;
She gave lust for life to the lowliest,
And the Cherub stands before God.

Joyously, as his suns speed
Through Heaven's glorious order,
Hasten, Brothers, on your way,
Exulting as a knight in victory.

Joy, fair spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
Drunk with fiery rapture, Goddess,
We approach thy shrine!

Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted;
All men will become brothers
Under thy gentle wing.

Be embraced, Millions!
Take this kiss for all the world!
Brothers, surely a loving Father
Dwells above the canopy of stars.

Do you sink before him, Millions?
World, do you sense your Creator?
Seek him then beyond the stars!
He must dwell beyond the stars.

HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 26-Oct-01.


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 09:23 AM

'Spem in alium' works for me, the shower is the only place one can sound like forty (including boy sopranos) ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: jeffp
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 09:18 AM

This morning it was "Carrickfergus." Some days it's "Parting Glass" or "Real Old Mountain Dew" or whatever springs to mind. Great acoustics.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 05:40 AM

My favourite song in the tub is a really sad squaddie song:
Do you see the cross in the cemetery,
Ornated with a Jager's hat? Most of the Companions are resting Of the 1st Jagers' Bataillon.
... and so on.
The syllable "Jä-" of "Jägerbateillon" is shared by 5 different climbing tones, then the rest of the song is falling to its end, giving a real sad howl. It echoes marvellously.
About lighting the bubbles: It shouldn't be done on dry ground, because it is very dangerous. A good friend, an old CSM, told me about his experiences as a young draftee: The guys used to light their farts lying on the bed, after lights out, and once one of them burned his pyjama and the hide below. So be careful.

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Wolfgang
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 03:58 AM

Ich sing den Badewannen-Tango,
Badewannen-Tango
bei mir zuhause
unter der Brause
mit Schaum im Ohr...
ja, ja ich tu so
so wie Caruso

(I sing the bathtub-Tango
at my home
under the shower
with foam in my ear
yes I pretend
I am Caruso)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: rangeroger
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 03:23 AM

Got me.

rr


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 12:29 AM

Or maybe "illegal smile".

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 12:24 AM

These days I'm singing "Magnificat" in the shower, I warm up on "Caro Mio Bien" and "Ave Maria". Rangeroger ... I'll bet your shower song is "Lay This Body Down"!! *BG*

LL


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Alice
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 10:52 PM

Any song I know and any song I'm learning, I will sing in the shower, from Italian arias to A Stor Mo Chroi. Some day I'll have to post a photo of the curling layers of thermafax paper taped to the shower wall.

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 10:19 PM

Well, I had heard rumors about the pyrotechnic possibilities, but never really explored them thoroughly.

Didn't explore Rogers and Hammerstein thoroughly either as I have just realized that "I Feel Pretty" was from "West Side Story". Which still predates "Psycho"

Murray


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 10:08 PM

Murray, if you "really let rip" in the tub, I think that's called a jacuzzi bath. But didja' know that if you do let rip in the tub, and if you have a match handy, you can light the bubbles! Keep your head back a bit.....saves eyebrows.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 09:51 PM

That was one funny thread, Spaw, I re-read the first few posts and found myself laughing out loud again.

I don't think I do sing in the shower. I might sort of rehearse whatever song I am in the process of learning, but I do that in the car as well, in fact I sing in the car more than in the shower.

Back in Britain however, when I used to take a bath (which I believe is called a "hot tub" here) it was a different story. You can relax in a bath (or tub) and really let rip. I remember I used to sing "Caledonia" in the bath fairky frequently.

I always thought it would have been a nice touch if Hitchcock had gotten Janet Leigh to sing in the shower just before her untimely demise in "Psycho". Something from Rodgers and Hammerstein, perhaps, "I Feel Pretty" or "I Enjoy Being a Girl".

Murray


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Amos
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 09:42 PM

I don't believe that for a minute, Spaw. The idea that you could learn not to fart ANYwhere is just manifestly ridiculous on the face of it, so to speak.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 09:27 PM

As some of you oldtimers may recall, Alice (in Montana) learns songs in the shower by attaching the words to the walls...as I recall she uses thermofax paper. Anyway, I figure she may show up here so I'll not go any further.

We have discussed the acoustics of this in the past, but I don't think we actually asked as Murray said in the other thread. No one has ever called me and asked either Murray......

I sing whatever is on my mind or not at all. I have learned not to fart in the shower though since I got the olfactory reminder that hot air rises...........

We did have one other interesting shower thread.....CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: JenEllen
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 09:23 PM

Best compliment ever:

I was at a conference, staying in Seattle, in the same hotel as the San Diego Chargers. Apparently the big guys were up to pound the crap outta the Seahawks and enjoy the rain and rain. I was lucky(?) enough to be roomed on the same floor as the entire defensive line.

Anyway, my favourite shower song...hands down..."Bessie's Blues". Wee hours of the morning, wailing away in the mist and suds, I don't even remember thinking I was in particularly good voice that day, but it certainly made an impression. Got down to the restaurant for a cuppa and was given a 'hot damn' and 'hell yeah' from the guys lodged in the rooms on both sides.

Thanking my lucky stars to this day that all that was going on in there was singing...
~J


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Subject: Songs You Sing In the Shower
From: Amos
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 09:16 PM

Murray M has predicted someone would start this thread, a vitral bit of our arcane gatherings that has been overlooked.

Everyone knows that singing in the shower, when your vocal cords are wet and warm and the echoes bounce from the walls, is a great way to sound even better than you really are.

One survey has been reported that says Belafonte's "Day-O!" is the most-sung shower song. I don't believe the sample would be accurate for so knowledgeable a group as the 'Cat. I remember singing "Drill Ye Tarriers", "Whiskey in the Jar", some saccharine 50's doo-wop pieces, various sea chanties including "South Australia", "Away to Rio", and "Brazos River", and assorted rasty blues including "I'm Your Steamroller, Baby" and Bessie Smith's "You Been a Good Ole Wagon" -- which tells you where my attention is at in these years!!! My voice always sounds better to me in the shower, so much so that it enables me to dream about being Willie Nelson!! LOL!

So: what songs do you remember having sung in the shower? Which do you sing most often? And, have you ever heard someone else singing in the shower? What songs? How was the quality?

Let the wild note-comparing begin! :>)

Regards,

A.


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