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Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)

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Francis Hahn, fmhahn@pionet.net 07 Aug 98 - 05:05 PM
Mountain Dog 07 Aug 98 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,WNelsen ; Nelsen_wayne@tmac.com 09 Jan 02 - 08:16 AM
Noreen 09 Jan 02 - 08:25 AM
GUEST,Gene 09 Jan 02 - 08:24 PM
GUEST,Saving up coupons music 30 May 07 - 01:11 AM
HiHo_Silver 30 May 07 - 07:41 PM
GUEST,Gene 31 May 07 - 04:04 AM
GUEST,Guest:Saving up coupons 03 Jun 07 - 09:20 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 03 Jun 07 - 09:40 PM
HiHo_Silver 04 Jun 07 - 01:20 PM
Peace 04 Jun 07 - 04:39 PM
GUEST 07 Jun 07 - 01:24 AM
GUEST,Me in S.C. 11 Jun 07 - 09:38 PM
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Subject: I'm Saving up coupons to get one of those.
From: Francis Hahn, fmhahn@pionet.net
Date: 07 Aug 98 - 05:05 PM

Hi Again, Gene said to look in past posts on the forum but I couldn't find it. Does anyone have the words to such a song?


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Subject: RE: I'm Saving up coupons to get one of those.
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 07 Aug 98 - 05:16 PM

Here are the lyrics as posted by Gene Graham on the forum in July of 1997:

I'm Saving Up Coupons

The different cigar stores are giving away/ Hundreds and thousands of coupons each day/ You get good things for nothing and you bet your life/ You get things good-for-nothing 'cuz I got a wife.

You can shut up a jack knife, you've all heard it said/ I'm sorry that I didn't get one instead/ Five million coupons is what my wife cost/ I'd give ten million more to get a divorce.

I'm saving up coupons to get one of those/ Of coupon-eritis I'll die, I suppose/ But a nice little casket the catalog shows/ I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.

My brother got married and right off the reel/ He started to save for an automobile/ And the day that he got it, from smokin' he died/ From his house to the graveyard was his only ride.

His wife then got busy, no time did she lose/ Till some lucky boob, hopped in poor brother's shoes/ And now every evening they both can be seen/ As they motor around in poor brother's machine.

I'm saving up coupons to get one of those/ When I die, my wife marries and riding she goes/ I hope when they're in it the darn thing explodes/ I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.

My wife got the habit, she's saving a few/ She has sevnteen thousand nine hundred and two/ She wants a new hat and I don't know what for/ To get it she needs only three thousand more.

We'd been married a year in a nice little flat/ And all that we have is a dog and a cat/ The lady next door is just chuck full of joy/ The stork came and left her a new baby boy.

I'm saving up coupons to get one of those/ My wife is now making some cute baby clothes/ I don't know who told her but somehow she knows/ I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.


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Subject: Finding a Song
From: GUEST,WNelsen ; Nelsen_wayne@tmac.com
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 08:16 AM

Help me ID the name and lyrics of a song about a man who buys a car then, ironically, the only ride he ever gets in is from his house to the graveyard. A portion of one lyric is " ... from the house to the graveyard was his only ride"


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Finding a Song
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 08:25 AM

Nothing in Google for that phrase or any portion of it, sorry.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M SAVING UP COUPONS (J. E. Mainer)
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 08:24 PM

I posted this quite some time ago, but decided to repost with line breaks...have sound file of it.

I'M SAVING UP COUPONS

The different cigar stores are giving away
Hundreds and thousands of coupons each day.
You get good things for nothing, and you bet your life,
You get things good-for-nothing, 'cause I got a wife.

You can shut up a jackknife, you've all heard it said.
I'm sorry that I didn't get one instead.
Five million coupons is what my wife cost.
I'd give ten million more to get a divorce.

I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.
Of coupon-eritis I'll die, I suppose.
But a nice little casket the catalog shows.
I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.

My brother got married and right off the reel,
He started to save for an automobile;
And the day that he got it, from smokin' he died.
From his house to the graveyard was his only ride.

His wife then got busy. No time did she lose
Till some lucky boob hopped in poor brother's shoes;
And now every evening they both can be seen
As they motor around in poor brother's machine.

I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.
When I die, my wife marries and riding she goes.
I hope when they're in it, the darn thing explodes.
I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.

My wife got the habit; she's saving a few.
She has seventeen thousand nine hundred and two.
She wants a new hat and I don't know what for.
To get it, she needs only three thousand more.

We'd been married a year in a nice little flat,
And all that we have is a dog and a cat.
The lady next door is just chuck full of joy.
The stork came and left her a new baby boy.

I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.
My wife is now making some cute baby clothes.
I don't know who told her, but somehow she knows.
I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: GUEST,Saving up coupons music
Date: 30 May 07 - 01:11 AM

Wow!
I'm so excited! A million years ago this older gentleman can into my place of employment and sang this song to me. I was only 21 and love the song; it made me laugh. He always promised to write down the words, but of course he never got around to it.He has since passed and I never remembered all the words. This is great! I would love to hear the song sung. Is there a recording of the song that can be down loaded or a recording I can purchase? thanks
Desertdiva@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 30 May 07 - 07:41 PM

I have this song on a CD by a local artist "Little Buddy, Tancook's Favourite Son". PM me with information. and I will arrange to get you a copy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 31 May 07 - 04:04 AM

Email me at:

cn8gv9@aim.com

for mp3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: GUEST,Guest:Saving up coupons
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 09:20 PM

THanks for replying! HiHo Silver-I don't know what PM means. I'm new at this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 09:40 PM

Reminds me of my grandfather, saving the coupons he got with Chancellor cigars (late 1930's).
One premium I remember was an alarm clock in bakelite(?).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 01:20 PM

PM IS PERSONAL MESSAGE. CLICK ON "PM" AFTER HiHo_Silver OR POST YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND I WILL CONTACT YOU.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 04:39 PM

You will not be able to use the PM feature on Mudcat unless you become a member.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 01:24 AM

Gene,
I tried to e-mail you, but it was sent back as undeliverable?? HiHo my e-mail address is desertdiva_1@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: GUEST,Me in S.C.
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 09:38 PM

Here's another verse I well remember from I'm saving up coupons.

When I got my wife, I took her mother too
Now vacation time's coming and I know what I'll do
To the Thousand Islands, I'll send them for fun
And tell them to stay for a year on each one.

I'm saving up coupons to get one of those
A little six shooter the catalogue shows
I'll load it right up and stick it under her nose
I'm saving up coupons to get one of those.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Saving Up Coupons (J. E. Mainer)
From: Joybell
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 10:41 PM

Bill Monroe has recorded it -- I think it may be from a radio show. Anyway we've got it if all else fails. True-love got it from Neil Rosenberg.
The first line is to the tune of "Villikens and his Dinah" but it diverges from there on.

Join up Wayne. It's fun.
Cheers and welcome,
Joy


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Subject: Lyr Add: SAVING UP COUPONS FOR MOTHER (N M Wills)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 04:52 PM

Not the song that was wanted, but one on a similar theme. My transcription. You can hear this song at YouTube:


SAVING UP COUPONS FOR MOTHER
Nat M. Wills

1. I strolled in a cigar store once to buy a cigarette,
'Cause after two, the church bells they struck three.
I saw a young ambassador(?) with a look upon his face
That said, "Give me a coupon, if you please."
"What is your name?" I said to him; he answered with a smile,
"My dad is dead, and that's why I am here.
I know you will believe me, sir; you wear an honest look."
And then these words he whispered in my ear:

CHORUS 1: "I'm saving up coupons for Mother,
Saving green coupons for Ma.
Since father did croak,
We've all learned to smoke.
We need all the coupons there are.
So please think of mother and I, sir,
Each time that you buy a cigar.
I'm saving green coupons for mother
To purchase a tombstone for Pa."

2. I bought a pack of cigarettes; I bought a stogie, too.
I placed the coupons in his trembling hands,
And then I bought a pound of snuff and said I'd learned to chew,
And save him all the coupons I could land.
I pressed the coupons on him and I turned to go for more,
And promised him I'd smoke myself to death.
Alas! my help came all too late; he sank upon the floor
And sweetly murmured with his dying breath:

CHORUS 2: "I'm saving up coupons for Mother.
Please bring those coupons to Ma.
We've all learned to chew
And smoke Bull Durham, too,
Since daddy fell under a car.
Tell mother I died like a hero
While smoking a primo cigar.
I'm saving green coupons for Mother
To purchase a tombstone for Pa."


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