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Song Challenge! - Part 84

Áine 14 Jun 02 - 01:11 PM
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Subject: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Áine
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 01:11 PM

I swear I did try to find something in the Secretly Silly Book of Challenge! Ideas that didn't have underwear or animals in it for this Challenge! -- However, JenEllen sent me this story from her hometown paper, and well, it's just irresistable. Thanks, Jen! I'm expecting to see lots of Super Special Sandstone Sheila-Na-Gig Ocarina entries . . . Go For It, Challenge!rs!!!

-- Áine


This Pony In Panties Ain't No Poser! (Ellensburg, WA) -- You can see some pretty strange things in Ellensburg.

Miniature horses are the first thing visitors notice as they pull up to the house of Cherry King and Jenny Calhoun, but the scene quickly gets even more bizarre. Out across the yard comes "Fat Butt" the miniature goat, as chickens, macaws, dogs, and a host of other pets begin to stir. The most unique of them all is Rosie, the two-foot tall miniature horse that has been trained to respond to 23 commands to help King, who is blind.

"At a crosswalk, if a car is coming, she'll block me. There's nothing she can't do."

That's right, a guide horse for the blind--one of only two in the country, the other is in Pennsylvania.

Rosie goes everywhere--to the grocery store, the hospital, everywhere. And they get strange looks at every turn. Before going anywhere, Rosie is fitted with a harness, a blanket, and even specially designed horse panties---yes horse panties. "She's potty-trained," says King "But as a precaution, she wears panties." It's not just a diaper or shorts; the horse actually wears silky red panties with a thick lining and a hole for her tail.

Watching a 24-inch tall horse strut her stuff in red panties makes all of the other aspects of the story seem a little more run-of-the-mill. After all, in a world where tiny horses wear panties...?

By the time Rosie climbs into the back of the Toyota Celica and heads into town, she's dolled up in full regalia, so it's no surprise when people slow down and heads turn when they see her climb out of the car in downtown Ellensburg. The head spinning is no surprise to King. The place where people are most shocked by Rosie is in restaurants, where the horse often sits under the table during meals, only to emerge when its time to go, startling patrons in nearby booths.

Like a guide dog, Rosie can legally go everywhere, so when Ellensburg residents see a tiny horse walking up and down the aisles of the local supermarket, check for panties. It's probably just Rosie.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: mousethief
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 01:15 PM

Oh my God! Ellensburg! We've got to invite 'em to the NW Mudcat Gatherings!

You know it occurs to me that Jen Ellen is from Ellensburg. Do you think?

Nawwww.

Alex


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 01:36 PM

Neil Diamond, Cherry Cherry

Rosie guides me, yes yes she does
the pony's a sight, yeah.
Keeps me out of trouble, yes yes she does
Gonna show me tonight, yeah

She got the way to guide me,
She is too small to hide me(yeah, Rosie Baby)
She got the way to guide me,
Small enough to ride me

Tell the people, Rosie, why you wear red panties
Like diapers yeas they are, instead of scanties
Mmmmm, you know, You really rock me
At the traffic light, you really block me

Chorus

You got the right, yeah yeah ya do
To be in the market
Under a table in Restaurant
Oh.. thats where you park it

Chorus

No we won't tell a soul Which one is driving
We could get in trouble Yeah yeah!
So not one Iota
Rosie, about which one of us, drives the Toyota


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: JenEllen
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 01:58 PM

ADDITION TO ABOVE STORY!!! LATE BREAKING NEWS FROM THE POLICE BLOTTER!!!!

According to Kittcom documents, the following incidents were some of the situations reported to emergency services from June 10 through June 11:

*Rosie, a miniature pony guide horse, had gotten out again

Aine, I'm mailing the clipping (with photo of snazzy red panty-clad pony) to Amos, he can forward it on to you!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: JenEllen
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 02:33 PM

Now, there's a thought.....Have any of the Challenge! topics actually had their songs sung to them before? I may just have to give ol'Rosie a call...

Ray Charles (honestly, could there be anyone better?)
THIS LITTLE GIRL OF MINE

THIS LITTLE GUIDE OF MINE

Do you know that this little guide of mine
I want you people to know
This little guide of mine
She takes me everywhere I go
Wanna go out to eat,
Well what to I do?
Slap on her harness and her panties too
An' that's why I - I - I- I
I love that little guide of mine

Do you know that this little guide of min
Is one sassy little mare
This little guide of mine
With the panties that she wear
She's got 'breakin' out' right down to a tee,
If she does it again I'm gonna call the police
An' that's why I - I - I - I
I love that little guide of mine

(chickens on piano and a 'Fat Butt' goat sax solo)

Do you know that this little guide of mine
Broke out last night about 8
This little guide of mine
Headin' out for a date
Trottin' in her silkies on a real slow burn
You can lead a horse to school but you can't make 'er learn
An' that's why I - I - I - I
I love that little guide of mine

Do you know that this little guide of mine
Dresses up oh-so neat
This little guide of mine
Stops the traffic on the street
When all the studs nicker, well, I don't mind
In her 'Victoria's Stables', yeah, she is fine
An' that's why I - I - I - I
I love that little guide of mine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 03:46 PM

VICTORIA'S STABLES!!?? If I were a tea-drinker my screen would be dripping. LOL!!

Great kick-off, Jen!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 02:27 AM

Whoa, Áine! This one's harder than a lot of 'em, IMNSHO. Anyway, I saddled up my trusty Mac and this is the main verse I've trotted out so far.

Genie

A Horse With No Shame
Parody Lyrics by Genie
Tune: "A Horse With No Name," written by Dewey Bunnell, recorded by "America"

On my journey out by Ellensburg,
At the house of Cher' and Jen,
I saw mini goats, macaws, and dogs
There were chickens, and dancing dogs.
The first thing I met was a goat with a butt
That was big and wide and round,
But the strangest sight was a horse in lace,
Stood jus' two feet from the ground.

Yes, at Cherry and Jen's I saw a horse with no shame,
She wore panties the color of flame,
They were made of silk, with a hole for her tail,
They were lined real thick, 'case her will power failed.
La, la, la, la, la, la ...

At a crosswalk, if a car's bearing down.
The pony makes Cherry stop.
She's a guide-horse and she goes everywhere
To the grocery and the beauty shoppe,
And she waves her tail at all the passers-by,
And the parson and the traffic cop.

Yes, I tell you, that Rosie is a horse with no shame,
She wears panties the color of flame,
And they're trimmed with lace, with a hole for her tail,
And they're lined real thick, 'case her will power fails.
La, la, la, la, la, la ...

In her harness and her blanket,
Our Rosie is quite the vamp,
She's as home in bars and restaurants
As a ponytail at summer camp.
And she's under the table when they've had a few rounds,
Where she spies on all the guests.
When she pops out, without a "Neigh" or a sound,
They're havin' cardiac arrest!

Yes, I tell you, that Rosie is a horse with no shame,
With her panties the color of flame!
They're trimmed with fancy lace 'round the hole for her tail,
Though they're lined real thick, 'case her will power fails.
La, la, la, la, la, la ...


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 02:37 AM

Can't possibly write till I see the picture.

~S~


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 11:30 AM

LOL!! Good job, Genie!!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Áine
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 11:39 AM

Well, we've got a very good start here, Challenge!rs!! Here are the first set of B.L.O.B.s:

To Jack the Sailor for:

Tell the people, Rosie, why you wear red panties
Like diapers yeas they are, instead of scanties
Mmmmm, you know, You really rock me
At the traffic light, you really block me


To JenEllen for:

Do you know that this little guide of mine
Dresses up oh-so neat
This little guide of mine
Stops the traffic on the street
When all the studs nicker, well, I don't mind
In her
'Victoria's Stables', yeah, she is fine
An' that's why I - I - I - I
I love that little guide of mine


And to Genie for:

In her harness and her blanket,
Our Rosie is quite the vamp,
She's as home in bars and restaurants
As a ponytail at summer camp.
And she's under the table when they've had a few rounds,
Where she spies on all the guests.
When she pops out, without a "Neigh" or a sound,
They're havin' cardiac arrest!



Keep It Going, Challenge!rs!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 03:44 PM

Tune: Tennessee Stud -

Oh, The Ellensburg mare was small and cute,
Color of the rose on her sweet 'patoot',
When she has 'em stop, and she has 'em stare
At the lace pantaloons on the Ellensburg mare.

Verses to come. [Feel free to write 'em yourselves, if you like.]

Genie


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 03:55 PM

Another beginning:

"Who Put The Mini Horse In Red Silk Lacy Trousers?
You may think it's cute, man. I think it's horse baloney!
It's a Washington disgrace! You would think she owns the place,
The Mini Horse In Red Silk Lacy Trousers!

Verses to come for that one, too.

A couple of other lines running through my head [which I probably won't develop]:

Horse In Red Satin [Nights In White Satin]

Horsie With The Red Lace Behind [Surrey With The Fringe On Top]


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 04:06 PM

BTW, I hereby bestow upon myself the Amazon Rainforest Award for DENSITY! I could blame it on sleep deprivation or jet lag, but when I read the blurb about Rosie and her animal pals, I totally missed the pun in Fat Butt's name! [Cf. my mention of the goat in my song, above.] While lying in bed last night, the lightbulb suddenly went on: "goat," -->"butt," --get it?

So, my apologies to Big Butt if my description of his/her anatomy was presumptuous and inappropriate. [But the name is "Fat Butt," not "Big Butt," so I'm not sure.]

Genie


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Deda
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 06:23 PM

This has got to be the corniest entry I've ever offered, by a mile. I have two friends who are dependent on Seeing Eye dogs, and I wanted to mention something about what a love relationship it can be. It's hard to do that without getting schmaltzy.

Sweet Rosie the Pony
(Tune = Sweet Rosie O'Grady, by Maude Nugent)

Just around the corner in the town of Ellensburg
Resides the strangest household of which I have ever heard
There's Cherry King and Jenny Calhoun and all their stock and pets
They're the wildest, weirdest, strangest gang that we've encountered yet

CHORUS:
Sweet Rosie the Pony, she's his Seeing Eye.
It may sound like baloney, but no, this is no lie
When Cherry goes walking, just between you and me
He takes Sweet Rosie the Pony, 'cuz Rosie the Pony can see!

They have dogs and goats and chickens, and also the odd macaw
The little goat called Fat Butt is popular local draw
But Rosie is the favorite, she'd four-footed, two feet high
With her racy lacy panties and her tail, well, it's to die

CHORUS

When Cherry goes to town to buy his groceries and goods
Rosie walks him everywhere, just like a guide dog would
She takes him to the crosswalk and through traffic without harm
In spite of all the heads that turn, in amazement and alarm

CHORUS

They all ride in to town sometimes in the family's old sedan
Rosie sits in the back seat with the window for a fan
Well, Rosie she can read the signs like Wait and Stop and Go
Cherry and Jenny, they taught her all she knows

CHORUS

With her blanket and her harness and her panties she's all dressed
While her love and heart and talent are hiding in her breast
Her home is like a circus, but everyone's her friend
And that's the house in Ellensburg, just around the bend.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Áine
Date: 15 Jun 02 - 08:57 PM

My darlin' Deda, if your song ain't worth a Super Special Sandstone Sheila-Na-Gig Ocarina Award, then I ain't no Gaelic Goddess ;-) Here's your Golden B.L.O.B. for this heart rending verse:

They all ride in to town sometimes in the family's old sedan
Rosie sits in the back seat with the window for a fan
Well, Rosie she can read the signs like Wait and Stop and Go
Cherry and Jenny, they taught her all she knows



-- Áine (sniffing quietly . . .)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: allanwill
Date: 16 Jun 02 - 10:56 AM

I figured someone had to write something to Dave Swarbrick's song "Rosie".

You all know Rosie,
she lives on my farm at Ellensbro'.
And just because she wears red panties
doesn't mean she belongs in a zoo.

Come on, Rosie,
we're going for a walk.
Come on, Rosie,
don't listen to their talk.

(yuo see) Rosie is a little wee horse,
a seeing-eye, little wee horse is she.
She's my constant companion
always looking after me.

Come on, Rosie,
we're going for a walk
Come on, Rosie,
don't listen to their talk.

At the park or supermarket
Rosie will take me by the hand.
She's the smartest and the bravest
seeing-eye pony in the land.

Come on, Rosie,
we're going for a walk.
Come on, Rosie,
don't listen to their talk.

Allan


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 16 Jun 02 - 03:42 PM

The chorus that I posted above had one line from an earlier version next to a line from this one, so you may have noticed it didn't rhyme.
Here's the current version:

"Who Put The Mini Horse In Red Silk Lacy Trousers? Words: Jeanene Pratt Tune: Who Threw The Overalls In Mistress Murphy's Chowder


George L. Giefer

Jen and Cherry threw a party up in Ellensburg last week,
Everything was rowdy, Jen and Cherry are not meek.
The catters gathered round to sing, to party 'round the clock,
Only then what happened next, it was an awful shock!
When Jenny Calhoun brought the entrees out,
I fainted on the spot.
I saw a horse with panties on her bottom -- kid you not!
Ol' Amos, got indignant and his eyes was bulging out.
He jumped down off the barstool, and began to loudly shout:

"Who Put The Mini Horse In Red Silk Lacy Trousers?
What's next? Some lipstick, high-heeled horseshoes and face powder?
It's a Washington disgrace! You would think she owns the place,
The Mini Horse In Red Silk Lacy Trousers!

Amos checked the pants for fingerprints or labels from the store.
Derrymacash and Mousethief swore they'd ne'er seen them before.
They were plastered and their vision blurred,
And down upon their knees,
When they spied the name "Provocateur" so clear that all could see!
When Jen and Cherry heard the news,
They shouted out, "Oh, rot!
We bought them on the 'net, you see
Not knowing they were 'hot'!
But you'll never find a better friend than our guide horse, little Rose.
So we sang a tribute to the horse, and this is how it goes:

"We love The Mini Horse In Red Silk Lacy Trousers!
Rosie's such a cunning guide that no town should be prouder!
So it's reallly no disgrace if she thinks she owns the place,
The Mini Horse In Red Silk Lacy Trousers!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 16 Jun 02 - 03:45 PM

...er ...George Giefer wrote the song I parodied. I screwed up a couple of line breaks by the title and should have had his name atttached to "...Mistress Murphy's Chowder..."

Genie


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jun 02 - 04:49 PM

Silky Red Behind

(Tune: Always Gentle On My Mind)

I go down the dusty streets and by the crosswalks
Where the dangerous traffic flows
Where the crowds are thick as bedbugs, and there's
little time for those who cannot see;
And it's knowing I'm not threatened
In the crowded aisles of markets
Or the mystery of some artsy store's design
That keeps me gently walking out
In the darkness and the chaos
With my hand on Rosie's silky red behind.

It's not clinging to the silky underwear
Planted on her by some mor´e of the town
Or something that somebody said
Because they thought we fit together walking
It's just knowing that the world will not be hurting
Or confusing when I walk along some crosswalk and I find
That I'm safely standing on the crossroads
By her caring and her seeing,
And I'm grateful for her silken red behind.

Dodging skate boards and the clothes lines
Past the junkyards and the highway to Seattle
And the sounds of people yelling at each other
'Cause the closeness that they knew was gone
I still move on in silence -- tears of joy might stain my face
And her friendship leads to forget I'm blind
For I always see her just ahead along the sidewalks
Talkin' to me with her gentle red behind.

I breathe the mornin sunlight color with my fingers,
Moving into day and wonder from my back yard,
My face a seeking question to the world and
Clean underwear in place for her and me
Through feeling hands upon her withers she speaks to me
I pretend she's speaking plainly, and I find
That her thoughts are flowing kindly
in the darkness of my morning,
Ever brightened by her silken red behind.

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 16 Jun 02 - 10:01 PM

Deda and Amos:

Awwwwwwwwww...

Lovely lyrics about a lovely, amazing animal, both of you!

Genie

BTW, for those of you who haven't been following all the Song Challenge!s, the "Provocateur" line in the "Who Put The Mini Horse In Red Silk Lacy Trousers?" song refers to this thread.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 04:05 PM

Well, I hope a few of you other Challenger!s are gonna pen some more odes to Rosie, too. I kinda feel like I'm hogging the thread, but having posted the beginning of this song, I kinda wanted to finish it.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Surrey" song is actually quite long, and I may later get around to parodying the rest of it, but here's what I have so far:

"The Filly With The Panties of Red"
Tune - "Surrey With the Fringe On The Top" - Rodgers & Hammerstein

Intro:
When you visit Washington with me,
In the town of Ellensburg you'll see
A mini'ture goat, and other pets of all persuasions
At the homestead of Jen and Cherry!

Verses:
"Fat Butt" goat and geese come a running,
Then you see the horse, oh, so cunning,
In her fancy pants, oh, so stunning all in silken red!

Watch that lace and see how it flutters,
While around the town Rosie putters,
As her human, Cherry, she chaufeurs
Past the traffic stop!

Bridge:
Her buckles are yeller, her blanket's brown,
Her bridle's Corinthian leather,
Her silky panties are quite reknowned
All red and lacy -- so clever!

Verse:
Sidekick piggies are winkin' and blinkin"
At the guests, and, sure, they're a thinkin'
"Awf'lly pow'rful stuff I been drinkin' -- it, for sure, warn't milk!"
When they spy that mini filly with the red drawers of silk!

Intro Reprise:
"Did you say her pants was made of silk?"
"Rosie wouldn't have no lesser ilk!"
"Does she really sport a leather 'bridle-corset'?"
"Does a dark brown cow give choc'late milk?"

Verse:
'Round the town ol' Cherry can scurry,
Whether cruisin' or in a hurry,
With his clever guide horse so furry, in her drawers of red!

When they venture out from the stable
Out to dinner, Rosie is able
To hang out, so cool, 'neath the table
Till they've all been fed.

Bridge:
When Cherry whistles, she comes running along--
The other critters move over--,
As Rosie whispers her equine song
And goes wherever he drove 'er.

Verses:
"What a horse!" "I swan! " "Did you ever
See a guide companion so clever?"
Don't ya kinda wish you could 'ave 'er?
'Cause she's so well bred,
That funny little filly with the panties of red!

When the prairie sky's gettin cloudy
Or the house guests start gettin' rowdy,
Little Rosie, she knows just how tae make it right instead--
Such a funny little filly with the panties of red!

When we hit the road after supper,
We've no need for downers or uppers--
Cats and ducks and a litter of 'puppers',
And a goat well-fed,
They'll all dance with the filly with the panties of red!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 04:18 PM

Hmmm I remember a Jackson Browne tune called Rosie!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 04:25 PM

Rosie by Jackson Browne

well, she was standing at the load in, when the trucks rolled up
She was sniffing all around like a half-grown female pup
She wasn't hard to talk to, looked like she had no where to go
So I gave her a pass so she could get in and see the show

Well, I sat her down right next to me and I got her a beer
While I mixed that sound on the stage so the band could hear
The more I watched her watch them play, the less I thought of to say
and when they walked offstage, the drummer swept that girl away

(chorus)

but Rosie your alright (you wear my ring)
when you hold me tight (Rosie, that's my thing)
when you turn out the lights (I got to hand it to me)
Looks like it's me and you again tonight, Rosie

Well I guess I might've known from the start, she'd come for a star
Could've told my imagination not to run too far
with all the times that I've been burned, by now you'd think I'd learned
that it's who you look like, not who you are


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 04:41 PM

Obviously a sad song about a roadie with questionable morals and a low self image. Lets see if we can improve it.

Rosie by Horseman Browne

well, she was standing at the race track, when we went to the course
She was way too small to be a racing horse
She was too small for a mountie, Too small to pull a sleigh
But we got her a job on that fateful day

Well, we got her a harness so she could lead the blind
But we knew we would have to cover, her behind
The more we watched walk away , The more we heard her Neigh
We knew that scarlet Knickers, were the only way

(chorus)

but Rosie you're a guide (you lead the blind)
You're to small to ride (With a Rosie behind)
when we come to red lights (You go and watch out for me)
Lets go to the restaurant tonight, Rosie

Well I don't know how the story end but I saw it begin
How Cherry got herself a guide, equestrian
With a pony guiding you, you have watch for the do
That's why she wears those panties, made of satin


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 07:39 PM

Wunnerful, wunnerful, Jack!
§;-D


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 08:07 PM

LATE-BREAKING NEWS!!!!!



HeyaJenellen!! Watch out for ABC News!! They just ran a teaser on the 5p news, tonight, saying an upcoming story would be about "seeing-eye ponies!" Whaddaya wanna bet they've been to Ellensburg or are on their way! Whoo-Hoo! Big doings on the police blotter now!!

katspot'emearlystories


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 10:40 PM

That's JE for ya -- always seeing the world-class in the quietest corners!! :>) Fancy that -- Max oughta get a tie-in linking the ABC break to the song thread and get himself swamped with support money!! LOL!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Janie
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 12:00 AM

This is my first (and you may hope, last) posting to a song challenge.

To the tune of "The Escape of Old John Webb"

One day while in the grocery store
I spied a horse with red panties on.
I dropped a can in great surprise
right on a shelf of apple pies!

Cho:With her tiny feet and her covered seat
she was just as sweet as a sugar teet.
You can imagine my surprise
When I learned that she was Cherry's eyes.

I plainly saw she was two feet tall
and for a horse that is mighty small.
She walked down every grocery aisle
and did not leave a single pile!

Chorus

She lead Miss Cherry to the Dairy case
with a sassy little wiggle of red satin and lace.
Then took her to the bakery
and then knelt down upon her knees.

Chorus

She waited for Cherry to choose her bread
And listened to what the baker said
Then headed for the check out line
So Cherry could go straight home to dine.

Chorus

She rode home in the truck with her friend Fat Butt
And they chatted about the trip they'd made.
When Cherry had them settled in bed
They munched on toast and marmalade.

line breaks added by a
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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Janie
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 12:03 AM

How do I get the stanzas to stay stanzas when I hit the submit button? Janie


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: JenEllen
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 12:04 AM

...uh, kat.... no t.v., remember? *bg* Watch for me and lemme know if ol'Rosie makes an appearance, eh?


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 12:25 AM

Janie:

Good start!! You need to use "br" (but inside angle brackets instead of inside quotes) at the end of each line. That makes the line breake at that point. If you type in a double return it will make a double line break but for the single line break you need to include that little piece of HTML.

See the thread on HTML among the Permathreads, it will explain everything!!

Come back with another one next time!! Don't be a stranger.

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: JenEllen
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 12:46 AM

BEAUTIFUL, JANIE!! Don't be a stranger....

To the tune of "The Escape of Old John Webb"

One day while in the grocery store
I spied a horse with red panties on.
I dropped a can in great surprise
right on a shelf of apple pies!

Cho:With her tiny feet and her covered seat
she was just as sweet as a sugar teet.
You can imagine my surprise
When I learned that she was Cherry's eyes.

I plainly saw she was two feet tall
and for a horse that is mighty small.
She walked down every grocery aisle
and did not leave a single pile!

Chorus

She lead Miss Cherry to the Dairy case
with a sassy little wiggle of red satin and lace.
Then took her to the bakery
and then knelt down upon her knees.

Chorus

She waited for Cherry to choose her bread
And listened to what the baker said
Then headed for the check out line
So Cherry could go straight home to dine.

Chorus

She rode home in the truck with her friend Fat Butt
And they chatted about the trip they'd made.
When Cherry had them settled in bed
They munched on toast and marmalade.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 01:07 AM

Oops, Jenellen scoops the joeclone!

I do remember, Jen, BUT I had thought you'd have nothing better to do than to watch for the ABC news team, follow them to Cherry's and see them do their schtick LIVE!**BG** I mean what else is there to do when all of the students go home, right? running for cover now!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 02:02 AM

Here is a starter for someone to finish if they like-- I have neither time nor mind, and do not anticipate either in the foreseeable future!

Anyway, it would be "I Only Have Eyes for You," which since Garfunkel is singing IS a folk song after all! *G*G* And the premise is, Rosie can't see her own red-clad ass because she ONLY has eyes for the use of her owner...

"Were my ass clad in red,
And I saw it, I'd wish I were dead.
But I only have eyes, for you, dear....."

And so forth.

No?

Well then I was right!

No brain, no effect!

ROSY UP ON MOORE STREET, ROSE OF MY HEART, or maybe ROSIE (both in the DT) have some interesting passages....

Or how about a takeoff from that Lyle Lovett pony thing?

Help yourselves to any of the above...

~Susan


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 02:28 AM

I like it, Sooz.

As long as we're doing snippets, here's one based on a hook that I can't get our of my head:

I went into a restaurant to have me a meal
When from under a table, a pony did steal.
I asked, "Am I dreaming?!" She answered me, "N e i g h !"
But, unaccustomed I am to that kind of horse play!

And it's, "No, Neigh, Never!"
No, Neigh, Never, me mare!
It's just red-bottomed Rosie
Guide horse extr'ordinaire!

BTW, Some of the initial info and a couple of posts led me to [jump to] the conclusion that JenEllen and Jenny Calhoun were one and the same. That's why I depicted a Mudcat gathering at Jen and Cherry's.

Ain't gonna bother fixin' it, though Kat tells me Rosie isn't yours, JenEllen [more's the pity]. But, just for the record, since Cherry has been identified in various songs above as both "he" and "she," which is it?

Genie


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: JenEllen
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 10:02 AM

Rosie, Cherry and Jenny are all female.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 05:19 PM

Kat and JenEllen: ABC News just announced an upcoming story about seeing-eye ponies? That's very odd, considering that the following ABCNews.com page on the subject is dated March 30 – and they don't say what year! – http://abcnews.go.com/sections/2020/2020/2020_010330_guidehorses.html

Annanutherthing, that part of the article Áine posted that says Rosie is "one of only two in the country" is apparently outdated! I did a Google search on "blind guide horse" and it brought up about 106,000 hits! Haven't read too many of them yet, but enough to see that there are more than two guide horses in the US. i did see it noted on more than one site, however, that Rosie is the second one to have been in service,

By the way, this article lists Ms. King's first name as Cheryle: http://www.guidehorse.com/people.htm

Now to go and ponder the possibilities for a song of my own on the subject... I dunno, I'm awfully rusty at this, but I'll oil up the brain-gears and see if they move...


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 05:37 PM

Hmmm... Looks like Rosie got into a bit of trouble in Montana, though they don't mention her by name: http://www.kaimin.org/Mar_02/3-26-02/news7_3-26-02.html


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 05:50 PM

Sharon, JenEllen All talk and no song!!

I want to read your songs about rosie... PLEEEEEEASE!!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: JenEllen
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 05:55 PM

Sorry, Jack, my ass has a 1-person limit, and apparently SharonA is first in line. You'll just have to be patient. *bg*
~JE


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 05:59 PM

Gig Harbor is nowhere near Ellensburg, so it must be a different "King" plus it said that King would be getting one soon. Cherry already has her horse.

rant on: Don't you just hate it when a "journalist" writes an article using acronyms from the start with no initial explanation? What in the aitch is the "UC?" I'd gathered it was on a campus, probably a Union Center, but fercrissakes...Journalism 101 shoulda clued them in! rant off

Thanks, sorry Aine for hijacking for a mo'!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 06:00 PM

P.S. Also, it looks as though the ABC thing might be a follow-up as the story link said people would be getting their horses in June.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: JenEllen
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 06:59 PM

Life From Two Feet Off The Ground (fer PatientJack the Sailor--words/tune by me)

I'm just a miniature pony
My course in this life has been set
My brain is the size of a walnut
And it's full of things I can't forget

There's goin' and stoppin' and crosswalks
Stoppin' cars, though I rather would run
Then escalators, cars, and shopping malls?
Well, brother, it ain't too much fun

CHORUS:
Life from two feet off the ground
Oh, life from two feet off the ground
You may think it's funny
But I'm a'tellin' ya sonny
Try life from two feet off the ground

From my little herd I was chosen
And run through a special guide course
But I can't understand why people act so suprised
When I act like a regular horse

The world is a scary ol' mutha
For humans 5'2'' to 6'3''
But try it from my point of reference
An' look at it once from your knees

CHORUS

Now, don't think too ill of my people
They keep me all sassy and fat
I was taught to be helpful and loyal
An' I'll be found doin' just that

So what if some little things spook me?
Cut me a wee bit of slack
I'll keep on being eyes for the blind
An' you keep the hell off my back

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 08:11 PM

So what if some little things spook me?
Cut me a wee bit of slack
I'll keep on being eyes for the blind
An' you keep the hell off my back

LOL!! Good thing ponies ain't got no middle fingers, or they'd take advantage of thier owners all the time!! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: DonD
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 09:36 PM

The Red Satin Horse Underall
(to the tune of "The Rackets Round the Blue Mountain Lake")

Come all you young fellows, in Washington State,
There's a wonderful tale I'm about to relate:
About a tail, loin, croup, dock,stifle and all,
Encased in a red satin horse underall.

Derry down, down, down, derry down.

It happened in Ellenburg, a nice little town,
That's where you'll find this horse of renown;
Rosie's her name, she's but two feet tall,
And her fame is her red satin horse underall.

Derry down, down, down derry dowm.

She's not just a hussy, flaunting her rump,
With an equine grind and a bump;
She has a great heart tho' her body is small,
There's much more to Rosie than her red underall.

Derry down, down, down derry down.

No matter how fancy the pants on her behind,
Her raison d'etre is serving the blind.
She learned of the need and she answered the call
To lead one who can't see her red underall.

Derry down, down, down derry down.

All hail Seeing Eyes and their colleagues, of course,
But few know the tale of the seeing eye horse;
'Tis a tale of wonder that never will pall --
Tiny Rosie in her red satin horse underall.

Derry down, down, down derry down.

As she looks back past her withers, what does she see?
Some horse's ass in fine red lonjeree!
And she kicks up her heels -- Life is a ball
If you're Rose in her red satin horse underall.

Derry down, down, down derry down.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 10:31 PM

I love it JenEllen, I never would have suspected a pony with an attitude!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Áine
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 10:32 PM

Hi Challenge!rs -- Just wanted you to know that I've started physical therapy for my back -- and frankly, I've been pretty tired . . . so, I apologize for not being around to give out your well deserved B.L.O.B.s -- but, I promise I will do so tomorrow. Keep up the good work -- you're all just simply Mahvelous!!!!!

-- Áine (who's dreading getting up at 6:00 a.m. to go to the rehab hospital and get pummeled by her oh-so-cute physical therapist (hehehehehe)) ;-)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 10:43 PM

Brava, Jenellen!! Indeed!

DonD, I love yours, too!

Aine...just think of all the chatting up to look forward to!**BG**


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 10:45 PM

Áine, take care of yourself! We can wait for our B.L.O.B.s, Chips, etc.

[But if you gotta get pummeled by a guy, it might as well be a cute one!]

~SWO~


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 11:28 PM

Pummeling... with or without knickers?????

~S~


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 07:50 AM

A wee skit on "The Mountains Of Mourne" . (Sorry, Áine … the challenge idea served only as a spark … I'm afraid my imagination took me off thread!)

Ah, Mary the 'Mericky's a wonderful sight
But some of its features would give you a fright
They don't set their horses to run or to draw
They trate them like childer, I tell you, mo gra
I saw one this mornin', it caused me to moan
For they'd only put drawers on the poor horsey's "hone"!
It's a fashion, I tell you, a fad I declare
That will never catch on with the boys of Kildare

When I stepped off the boat as I landed here first
The sweat it was blindin', and dyin' of thirst
I went to an alehouse and called for a beer
And I raised it aloft and I toasted all here
But when I had a sip, I didn't approve
All traces of taste from the beer they'd removed
When I get on home I will think it a trate
To imbibe the concoction from St James's Gate

There's no hairy bacon and no wheaten rings
No big plates of champ and no Tayto nor Kings
No packs of Mikado and no Merry Maids
No packets of Carrolls or red lemonade
When I get on home, I'll be thin as a rake
Do they not know nothin' bout grub for God's sake?!
You could do me a favour, my Mary, mo chroí
And send a big parcel of food over the sea


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 09:01 AM

Pummeling by a cute boy? The Tidee Bowl lady rides again!! Yeehaaa!! Go get 'em, TGG -- just lay some of that Green Froth on 'im, and he's bound to lie down and roll over and pummel ye never no more! LOL!

~A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: SharonA
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 09:30 AM

Áine: Hope you're feeling better soon... and put that boulder down! *G*

kat: Yes, the People Magazine article I linked says that King would be getting a horse soon, but that article was dated February 26, 2001. King may have moved from Gig Harbor to Ellensburg in the meantime; who knows? BTW the Montana article I linked was dated March 26, 2002 (and I agree that the "UC" with no explanation is quite annoying! Seems to be a market area of some kind, possibly at a university in Montana, but which one and in what town?? I'm wondering if the writers at that site are journalism students who haven't learned better yet – rant off).

JenEllen: Sorry, it wasn't my intention to get on your ass or anybody else's (except maybe that journalism student's!). I only intended to chime in with what I thought were a couple of interesting factoids on the subject; didn't mean to annoy anyone else! I'll shut up now, and start singing, as per Jack's request...


EARLY MORNIN' REINS
(Tune: "Early Mornin' Rain" by Gordon Lightfoot – for original lyrics, click on the following: http://www.gordonlightfoot.com/Lyrics/EMR.txt)
Pronunciation Guide: the word "a" in "with a cane" should be pronounced as a long "a" (ayyy)

In the early mornin', reins and a collar in my hand
Not a-shakin' in my parts. When I walk, it's fully planned:
I'm along with my pon-y, a Miss I love, and so
In the early mornin', reinin' Rosie, I go

Out to Thriftway* or to dine. Quick 7-11 trek? We'll go!
Where cars fanned and horns would blast when the old me always froze,
Well, my "flicka" says she should get blind women over fast;
Yeah, where she goes, I wend 'cross the road to town at last!

Hear her tiny hooves on floor, see her crimson thing on thigh.
"She's a-'way more dressed than hounds are," I love the crowds to sigh!
Wears the mornin' reins in malls, and her bum always shines.
We'll be buyin' or hie home. With her eyes she powers mine!

This ol' mare sure brought me 'round. Ain't no turf she wouldn't see!
I'm not stuck here when my brown-gold and spunky eyes she'd be.
Can't bump and get pain like you can with a cane
So I'm best seein' my way with the early mornin' reins
Can't bump and get pain like you can with a cane
So I'm best seein' my way with the early mornin' reins


*Thriftway is a supermarket chain here in PA; do they have Thriftways in WA?

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Seems like that oil on the brain-gears did the trick (at least temporarily), or else maybe my muse only visits when her regular muse-ee goes home from college for the summer. Whatever the reason, here's a second song, which came to me as I wondered how uncomfortable a horse might feel, having to wear red bloomers while she feels the urge to raise her tail and...


ROSIE, DON'T SHAKE YOUR UNDIES DOWN
(Tune: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" performed by Kenny Rogers; words and music by M. Tillis – for original lyrics, click on the following: http://www.ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/main_index/index.html)

You've girded up your hips, through holes unfurled your long tail-hair.
Rosie, we're both combed and plaited, trotting out somewhere.
The hoof-beats as they fall tell me we're gonna go to town.
Oh Rosieeeeee, don't shake your undies down.

It wasn't me that farted in that Crazy Eddie store.
I wasn't proud to scoop the "doo" I can't see on the floor.
And yes, it's true you're not bare-assed the way you used to be
Oh Rosieeeeee, you still need some place to pee.

It's hard to lead a girl whose eyes are blind and neutralized
And the bladder-size of a pony – small-gauge – Rosie, I realize.
But it won't be far, you've heard me say, until the park we've found.
Oh Rosieeeeee, don't shake your undies down.

She's heavin' now, 'cause I just heard the slippin' of the drawers
The way I know I've heard them slip one hundred times before,
And if I could see, I'd mount that horse and ride her to the pound.
Oh Rosieeeeee, don't shake your undies down.

Oh Rosieeeeee, for God's sake, I stepped in it again...

corrections made per request by mudelf ;-)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 10:55 AM

Love 'em both, Sharon!! The "Early Morning Reins" especially, very funny stuff!!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 12:09 PM

see her crimson thing on thigh

Certainly worth the wait!!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Deda
Date: 19 Jun 02 - 11:27 PM

These are all just a delight to read, as always. Thanks to WYSIWYG for the Lyle Lovett idea:

If I Were a Goat
Apologies to Lyle Lovett, re If I had a boat


If I were a goat
I'd make friends with a chicken
And if I were a chicken
I'd ride upon a goat
And goat and chick together
We'd go and find a pony
A pony and a chicken and a goat

If I were a Macaw
I'd call my goat friend Fat Butt
And we'd have lots of dogs and people, too
And we all with our pony --
(We'd call our pony Rosie)
-- We'd be happy as the monkeys in the zoo

And Rosie, she'd wear panties
With a tail-sized hole behind her
With silk and lace and lining
She'd prance around and dance
And we'd all sing together
Like the Bremen town musicians
Pony, dogs and chickens and a goat

Now Cherry King was mighty smart
She got herself a pony
'Cause Rosie was a pony who could guide
But Rosie she was smarter
Cause guiding's pretty easy
And into town in the Toyota she would ride

If I were a goat
I'd make friends with a chicken
And if I were a chicken
I'd ride upon a goat
And goat and chick together
We'd go and dance with Rosie
A pony and a chicken and a goat


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 12:25 AM

Deda:

Slam dunk, sis!! Cracking up -- wit and beauty in one swoop!

Very nice job!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 09:46 AM

It never ceases to amaze me how much bleedin' brightness emerges on these Challange threads. Looking back over the last few years, I am struck by the creative powers that get unleashed when a funny topic and a safe milieu are provided. I think we owe the Gaelic Goddess a big kudo for having invented and operated such a first-class creative game, and having endowed it with so much verve and flair, and bringing out so much wit from so many fine folkies all over. They are a thousand times more enjoyable than trolls and whiners, and a lot funnier than "Anatomy of a Capo" or "Reflections on the Third Word of the Thirteenth Version of Waly Waly".

Here's to you, TGG!! Thanks for everything!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: MMario
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 10:34 AM

If I Were A Seeing-Eye Pony!
(Tune:If I were the King of the Forest)

If I were a seeing eye pony, Not monkey, nor dog or such ilk
My garb as a seeing eye pony , would be blanket, and harness of silk.
And beneath all that lot, the panties I've got.
Are bright scarlet , with flounces and frills - Yes! frills!
As I do my best job, all the flounces they bob
And the tourists stare as I strut my wares
And the traffic stops just for me!- I am the sexy pony!
Everyone must show respect to me.
Passerbys they genuflect to me.
And my tail will whip, As I show my slip
And every underthing
I am such a sexy pony!
Sexy pony!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 11:01 AM

LOL MM!! Ya got the groove, man!! Where is Bert Lahr when ya need him??? :>)

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: DonD
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 11:19 AM

Whoa!! (Keeping in thread vein.) Where's that thread about the third word in 'Waly Waly'? and is that the Scottish 'Waly Waly' or ... I've been agonizing over the interpretation of that word -- and several othes -- for years.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Deda
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 02:44 PM

I'm with you, Amos -- I think Aine deserves a Big Prize for bringing out all this hilarity. And I LOVE the Wizard of Oz entry, MM -- One of the very first I did was the Tiger guy, to the tune of "If I only had a brain." With a little luck we might end up with an entire score. What a great performance THAT would make! LOL!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 02:54 PM

Well, Don, whyncha stop moping and write a song about "The Words to Waly-Waly Wondering and Wailin' Blueeees" or sompn? It'll getcha right outta that there funk!!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Áine
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 02:56 PM

I promised you all some B.L.O.B.s, and here they are -- I tell y'all this for free -- I needed some giggles, grins and guffaws the last few days, and y'all have definitely provided them in abundance and in typical Challenge!r style! Thanks one and all ;-) Here are your oh-so-deserved mini chips, and stayed tuned tomorrow, for the BIG Chip Awards!!:

To alinact, for this lovely picture:

At the park or supermarket
Rosie will take me by the hand.
She's the smartest and the bravest
seeing-eye pony in the land.


To Genie, for a very different picture with:

Amos checked the pants for fingerprints or labels from the store.
Derrymacash and Mousethief swore they'd ne'er seen them before.
They were plastered and their vision blurred,
And down upon their knees,
When they spied the name "Provocateur" so clear that all could see!


And for this charming wee verse:

Sidekick piggies are winkin' and blinkin"
At the guests, and, sure, they're a thinkin'
"Awf'lly pow'rful stuff I been drinkin' -- it, for sure, warn't milk!"
When they spy that mini filly with the red drawers of silk!


To Amos, for another lovely, lovely scene:

It's not clinging to the silky underwear
Planted on her by some mor´e of the town
Or something that somebody said
Because they thought we fit together walking
It's just knowing that the world will not be hurting
Or confusing when I walk along some crosswalk and I find
That I'm safely standing on the crossroads
By her caring and her seeing,
And I'm grateful for her silken red behind


To Jack the Sailor for (I love the scarlet knickers!):

Well, we got her a harness so she could lead the blind
But we knew we would have to cover, her behind
The more we watched walk away , The more we heard her Neigh
We knew that scarlet Knickers, were the only way


To Janie (yet another Brand New Challenge!r!!! Howdy and Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, Janie!!) for this very imaginative Kodak moment:

She rode home in the truck with her friend Fat Butt
And they chatted about the trip they'd made.
When Cherry had them settled in bed
They munched on toast and marmalade.


To JenEllen (boy, can I relate to this!) for this brainy bit:

I'm just a miniature pony
My course in this life has been set
My brain is the size of a walnut
And it's full of things I can't forget


To DonD, for puttin' a little rythm into Rosie:

She's not just a hussy, flaunting her rump,
With an equine grind and a bump;
She has a great heart tho' her body is small,
There's much more to Rosie than her red underall


To darlin' derrymacash, for takin' Rosie where she's never been before (fada added at no charge, btw) with:

Ah, Mary the 'Mericky's a wonderful sight
But some of its features would give you a fright
They don't set their horses to run or to draw
They trate them like childer, I tell you, mo grá
I saw one this mornin', it caused me to moan
For they'd only put drawers on the poor horsey's "hone"!
It's a fashion, I tell you, a fad I declare
That will never catch on with the boys of Kildare


To SharonA, for these two excellent bits o' bull (or should that be 'horse'?):

Hear her tiny hooves on floor, see her crimson thing on thigh.
"She's a-'way more dressed than hounds are," I love the crowds to sigh!
Wears the mornin' reins in malls, and her bum always shines.
We'll be buyin' or hie home. With her eyes she powers mine!


And for:

She's heavin' now, 'cause I just heard the slippin' of the drawers
The way I know I've heard them slip one hundred times before,
And if I could see, I'd mount that horse and ride her to the pound.
Oh Rosieeeeee, don't shake your undies down


To Deda, who used one of my all time favorite folk groups as a model ;-), for:

And Rosie, she'd wear panties
With a tail-sized hole behind her
With silk and lace and lining
She'd prance around and dance
And we'd all sing together
Like the Bremen town musicians
Pony, dogs and chickens and a goat


To MMario, for his leonine treatment of this horse of a different color, with:

Everyone must show respect to me.
Passerbys they genuflect to me.
And my tail will whip, As I show my slip
And every underthing
I am such a sexy pony!
Sexy pony!



Brilliant!! You've surpassed yourselves this time 'round, Challenge!rs!! ;-)

Yee-Haw! Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: MMario
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 02:57 PM

Then WyoWoman can perform it - as she did with "East Side Story"! yes!

The agreement with Amos on TGG's deserving of praise goes without saying - but given the condition of her back, we don't want her head to get swollen - because that could aggravate the back pain, y'know?


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 04:25 PM

Sharon A, Great parodies! [I'm not "an easy laugh," but you had me LMFAO--especially with your take off on "Ruby!"

Love yours, too, Deda!

What Amos said!

Genie


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:42 PM

Humph! Grumble, grumble..&&^^#$#*&*ABC...buncha lying, lowdown media snots! I've watched more tv news this week than I have in about 3 years and they never ran this story. I am so chuffed!! Ya'll did good, though, so who cares about a little publicity, eh!?!

lol..kat


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Áine
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 08:19 PM

Here ya go, dear Challenge!rs -- The BIG Chip Awards!! ;-) I hope you all enjoyed this Challenge! as much as I did! Lovely, lovely, lovely. Keep your knickers up and your eyes peeled for a new Challenge! coming up tomorrow . . . hopefuly sans underalls of any nature (hehehe). Thanks, cudos and congrats to everyone, Áine

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip with Shamrock Cluster (The Shamrock Cluster is awarded for a very high level of imagination, imagery, and/or creative use of language in a song):

Early Mornin' Reins by SharonA
The Filly With The Panties of Red by Genie
The Red Satin Horse Underall by DonD

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip with Harp Ribbon (The Harp Ribbon is given for being able to make The Keeper of the Book fall on the floor laughing OR make her short out her keyboard with tears):

'Mericky's A Wonderful Sight by derrymacash
Who Put The Mini Horse In Red Silk Lacy Trousers? by Genie

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip with Guinness Crest (The Guinness Crest is awarded for causing both Harp Ribbon conditions within one song):

If I Were A Seeing-Eye Pony! by MMario

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip with Doo-Lyn Ditty Digger Decoration (The Doo-Lyn Ditty Digger Decoration is awarded for the best cow chip chunking Country version of a song in a Challenge!):

Rosie, Don't Shake Your Undies Down by SharonA

Winners of the Golden Cow Chip with Super Special Sandstone Sheila-Na-Gig Ocarina Award (The Super Special Sandstone Sheila-Na-Gig Ocarina Award is given to the Challenge!rs who warm the cockles and create a special warm and fuzzy feeling in the heart of the Keeper of the Book in a song):

A Horse With No Shame by Genie
Come On Rosie by alinact
If I Were A Goat by Deda
Life From Two Feet Off The Ground by JenEllen
Rosie by Horseman Browne (a/k/a) Jack the Sailor
Rosie And Cherry by Janie
Rosie Baby by Jack the Sailor
Silky Red Behind by Amos
Sweet Rosie the Pony by Deda
This Little Guide Of Mine by JenEllen


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 08:29 PM

Great job, TGG. Another text book case of Green Froth at its best!! Thanks!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 08:40 PM

A new Song Challenge! tomorrow, Áine--already?!   Whoa, now!  Please make sure your back condition is stable before  you take on another load o' Cow Chips, m'dear.

On the other hand, you prob'ly just don't want give us a chance to goose you or nag you into it.

Ducking and running...
 

Genie
§;- )


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROSIE THE SEEING-EYE PONY
From: Bradypus
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 06:22 PM

I had the tune for this in my head, but I didn't know what it was called. A look in the DT came up with Anne Cooper Hewitt - a song that fits right in with the Song Challenge ethos!

Anyway, back to Rosie:

ROSIE THE SEEING-EYE PONY

I'm Rosie the seeing-eye pony
It seems I've found some kind of fame
TV pundits of intellect
And 'cats on the internet
Have heard of my calling and name

I'm Rosie the seeing-eye pony
A help to poor Cherry, who's blind
But it's not just my skills
That give people thrills
It's the red knickers on my behind

I'm Rosie the seeing-eye pony
I was potty-trained as a foal
But people don't trust me
And so they must dress me
A two-foot high pony so droll

I'm Rosie the seeing-eye pony
A horse well in front of the cart
I'm not dressed to thrill
And I'm not dressed to kill
For I'm really a nudist at heart

I'm Rosie the seeing-eye pony
'Just get these things off!' I would say
Next door there's a stallion
Who wears a medallion –
These ruddy things get in the way!


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Subject: "Tomorrow" – from "Annie" but not written for it!
From: SharonA
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 12:12 PM

LOL, Bradypus!

And thanks, Áine, for the Chips! I just did a Forum Search for Part 85, but no luck, no joy. Ah well, like the song sez, tomorrow is always a day away...;^)

(BTW, did y'all know that that annoying "Tomorrow" song from the musical "Annie" was originally intended to be sung in the musical version of "Flowers for Algernon"? It's true! Just another bit of intriguing but useless trivia...)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Genie
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 05:36 PM

Bravo, Brady!

Re Song Challenge! Part 85, I guess Áine's cute physical therapist was maybe a little TOO rough and she's still recovering!

Genie


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 84
From: Áine
Date: 20 Jul 02 - 03:26 PM

Dearest Bradypus,

I didn't want you to feel like your wonderful entry was being ignored. So, Rosie the Seeing-Eye Pony is hereby awarded The Golden Cow Chip with Guinness Crest (The Guinness Crest is awarded for causing both Harp Ribbon conditions within one song).

Well done, my darlin'!

-- Áine


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