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Song Challenge! - Part 87

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Subject: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 22 Aug 02 - 06:24 PM

Since the Keeper of the Book is in a warm and fuzzy mood this week (see this thread for the reason why -- PLUS, today is Dear Hubby and my 15th wedding anniversay; which, we both forgot - a tradition in this household - hahaha), she thought it very appropos to use a warm and fuzzy news article for this Challenge! So, dear Challenge!rs, pick up those crayons, stick your TP to the end of a stick, and let's go to bat for Nibbles and Wee Jordy!! Go For It, Challenge!rs!!:

He May Be Small, But He Ain't No Two-Bit Hamster! -- (Northampton, England, Thursday 22nd August 2002) A schoolboy who took his hamster on a bus journey to visit his grandmother was charged a 10p fare for the pet.

Jordan Underwood, 10, from King's Heath, Northampton, was stunned when after paying his own 55p fare, the bus driver demanded an extra 10p to allow Nibbles on board.

Bus company First Northampton has reportedly launched an investigation into the incident.

The animal was a gift from his 83-year-old grandmother to keep him company during the school holidays.

Jordan said: "I got on the bus and the man was saying what a lovely hamster it was. He said (the fare) was 55p and then looked at Nibbles and told me it was another 10p for him.

"I don't think it was fair because you don't have to pay for dog or babies and their 10 times bigger. He didn't even use a seat because I put him on the floor and he was in a cage so he wasn't going to chew anything."

Jordan added Nibbles was "shocked" by the ordeal and they would both continue to use the buses but hoped that they didn't meet the same driver again.

His father, Todd, said: "There is a serious side to this, because he is only a little boy, and he might not have had enough money to get the bus back."


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: SharonA
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 09:26 AM

No song yet, but belated wishes for a happy anniversary to Áine and Dear Hubby. May you forget many more anniversary dates and remember many more happy years together!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: MMario
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 11:22 AM

Northhamster Hampton (tune: Quare Bungo rye)

Jordan was a schoolboy, about 10 years old
And Nibbles, his hamster;a true British gold
To see his old granny, they went on their way
And the busman insisted that Nibbles must pay

An additional ten for the Northhamster Hampton!

Puppies ride free, and babies no charge
Said Jordan my Hampster, he is not very large
He's taking no seat, and he's docial and cute
Said the busmen, pay up or I'll throw you both oot!

An additional ten for the Northhamster Hampton!

Jorden was shocked, as he went on his way
He hadn't intended two fares for to pay
He hadn't intended the additional fee
Said the busman, young sir, fare's fifty-five p

An additional ten for the Northhamster Hampton!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 11:26 AM

Bravo, MMario!! A fine beginning for this Challenge! Here's your Silver B.L.O.B. for:

Puppies ride free, and babies no charge
Said Jordan my Hampster, he is not very large
He's taking no seat, and he's docial and cute
Said the busmen, pay up or I'll throw you both oot!


-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: MMario
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 11:29 AM

mille grazie!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: mousethief
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 12:15 PM

Somebody has to do this.

The Boy Who Never Returned
(tune: The Ship That Never Returned (by way of the MTA Protest Song))

Well, let me tell you of the story of a boy named Jordan
But it could be any one of us
He put 55p in his schoolboy pocket
Went to ride on the Northhampton bus

Well did he ever return, no he never returned
And his fate is still unlearned (what a pity)
He may ride forever thru the streets of King's Heath
He's the boy who never returned

Jordan got on the bus with his hamster Nibbles
And he paid the normal fee
But the bus driver said, "now you must pay for the hamster"
But he didn't have another 10p

Well did he ever return, no he never returned
And his fate is still unlearned (poor old Jordan)
He may ride forever thru the streets of King's Heath
He's the boy who never returned

Now all night long Jordan rides through the country
Crying, "Mister have you got 10p?"
"I just want to go see my dear old grannie
"who gave this sweet hamster to me"

Well did he ever return, no he never returned
And his fate is still unlearned (shame and scandal)
He may ride forever thru the streets of King's Heath
He's the boy who never returned

Jordan's mum goes down to the corner bus stop
Every day at quarter past two
And through the open window she hands Jordan a buttie
And a pellet for the hamster to chew

Well did he ever return, no he never returned
And his fate is still unlearned (he may ride forever)
He may ride forever thru the streets of King's Heath
He's the boy who never returned

Copyright ©2002 Alex Riggle. All Rights Reserved.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: MMario
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 12:22 PM

d*mn! why can I never think of things like that?


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Genie
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 03:54 PM

Aw, Alex, you beat me (and probably a few others) to that MTA parody! Good job!

¤;-D


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 04:08 PM

Yee-Haw!!!! Yeah, Alex!!! I was wondering who was going to be the first to do the MTA song -- Well done, dearest mousethief, well done! Here's a Golden B.L.O.B. for:

Now all night long Jordan rides through the country
Crying, "Mister have you got 10p?"
"I just want to go see my dear old grannie
"who gave this sweet hamster to me"


Keep 'em comin', Challenge!rs!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Kim C
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 05:05 PM

heeheehee!!!!!!! :-)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 23 Aug 02 - 07:12 PM

Go, 'Thief!! Go, MM!!

LOL!!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 09:26 PM

Where are all my fair and tender Challenge!rs?? I know it's been a full moon this week; but, is that any reason to let a Song Challenge! fall off the 24-hour list on the 'Cat? Mmmmmmmm . . . or are you all just fine tuning those beautiful crayon coloured creations of yours . . . an enquiring Keeper of the Book wants to know . . .


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 01:48 AM

Still on the road, dearest GG -- mightr get home in time Sunday night to drum one up just for you!!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Genie
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 01:57 AM

Haven't been visited by the muse on this one yet, çine -- except for the MTA idea, which Alex developed before I got to it. So far, all I've got is a Beatles-style start:

"The beast needs a ticket to ride,
He needs a ticket to ri-hi-hide.
Nibbles needs a ticket to ride,
And we don't care!"

Gotta look up the rest of the Beatles lyrics before I can do anything more with that one.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Genie
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 02:43 AM

Oh, what the heck! Here's a quick and dirty stab at it:

Jordy's Hamster
Lyrics:  Genie
Tune:  Harry Pollitt

Young Jordan was a schoolboy, a fine Northampton lad.
He was treated foully by that cruel bus driver cad.
That cruel bus driver cad,
Cruel bus driver cad,
He was treated foully by that cruel bus driver cad.

He went to see his granny who lived not far away
And took his hamster, Nibbles, too, to brighten up her day.
To brighten up her day,
Brighten up her day.
He took his hamster Nibbles, too, to brighten up her day.

"Oh what a lovely hamster!" the driver he did say,
And, oh, I'll need another fare of ten P, by the way.
Ten P., by the way,
Ten P., by the way.
And, oh, I'll need another fare of ten P, by the way."

"No fair!" cried little Jordy, "That's discrimination, see?
You let that flea-bag Doberman ride on the bus for free!
Ride on the bus for free,
Ride on the bus for free.
You let that flea-bag Doberman ride on the bus for free!

"And see that couple over there?  They've got a squawlin' brat,
A-mewlin' and a-pukin', but he rides the bus for squat!"
He rides the bus for squat,
Rides the bus for squat.
A-mewlin' and a-pukin', but he rides the bus for squat!"

"Granny gave me this here hamster to keep me off the streets.
Now you try to throw us back there unless he buys a seat!
Unless he buys a seat,
Unless he buys a seat.
Now you try to throw us back there unless he buys a seat!

"He weren't hurtin' no one, for Nibbles is refined.
And just in case, I got 'im twixt me ankles and confined.
Twixt me ankles and confined,
Twixt me ankles and confined.
And just in case, I got 'im twixt me ankles and confined.

Says Jordan's father, Todd, "First Northampton's gonna pay--
My boy, he could've ended up like Charlie on the MTA.
Like Charlie on the MTA,
Like Charlie on the MTA.
My boy, he could've ended up like Charlie on the MTA.
 
The lesson of this story's as old as beast or man:
Some folks'll try to rake the dough in any way they can.
Any way they can,
Any way they can.
Some folks'll try to rake the dough in any way they can.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 12:19 PM

Go Genie Go!!! Great, great song! Here's your Silver B.L.O.B. for:

"He weren't hurtin' no one, for Nibbles is refined.
And just in case, I got 'im twixt me ankles and confined.
Twixt me ankles and confined,
Twixt me ankles and confined.
And just in case, I got 'im twixt me ankles and confined.


And here's an additional Golden Goddess 'Good On Ya' for working in the word 'twixt' in a line -- love it, love it!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Genie
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 02:28 PM

Yeah, "twixt" and a Shakespearean allusion,too. Obviously a work of great erudition. ;-)

Thanks so much for the B.L.O.B. and for the GGGOY,* çine!

Genie

*"GGGOY" -- is that the same thing as a "Sh-sh-shikse?"


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 06:06 PM

The sequel to the story is that the bus company has issued a special lifetime bus pass for Nibbles. And he was given a special bus tour roundthe town with Jordan.

Here is the Guarduian follow-up story -

"We realised we had no policy for hamster travel so we have released the first ever guidelines for hamsters using our buses.

"First, hamsters are encouraged to travel free of charge on any of our services, preferably accompanied by a fee-paying human.

"Second, young hamsters will be asked to give up their seat to an elderly or infirm hamster.

"Thirdly, we request that hamsters do not use mobile telephones or Walkmans while travelling on our buses for the comfort and convenience of other hamsters."


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 06:17 PM

There's the next angle then --

O then tell me, Gertie Gerbil, and have ye heard the news?
We hamsters are invitred on the bus at Mewlin Mews!



Onward and upward!



A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 09:42 PM



The Bus From Mewling Mews





(Tune: The Rising of
the Moon) (Click to Play)





Oh, then tell me Gertie Gerbil, now, have you heard the news?

We hamster are invited on the bus at Mewling Mews!

We may travel free of charge now, or so the papers say,

But your cell phone must be silent, and your Walkman must not play!

On the bus at Mewling Mews,

On the bus at Mewling Mews!

The hamsters are invited

On the bus at Mewling Mews!

Oh then tell me Hamster Horwich, what good is that to me?

 I don't care if they charge me, and I don't care if it's free.

For my owner is a meathead, with apathetic views,

And he never will go traveling, on the bus from Mewling Mews!

On the bus from Mewling Mews,

On the bus from Mewling Mews!

He never will go traveling,

On the bus from Mewling Mews!

Though I yearn for high adventure and a trip on open roads,

He leaves me in a stinking cage,  as though I were a toad!

He treats me like a lump of coal, I must explain to youse,

So I fear I cannot join you on the bus at Mewling Mews!

On the bus at Mewling Mews!

On the bus at Mewling Mews!

I fear I cannot join you

On the bus at Mewling Mews!

Oh, t'was fast approaching midnight, at Gertie's row-house pen,

When fat Edmund he was snoring, over telly in the den.

Then ten thousand tiny feet were heard, but not one pair of shoes,

And the hamsters kidnapped Gertie to the bus at Mewling Mews!

To the bus at Mewling Mews!

To the bus at Mewling Mews!

Five thousand angry hamsters

Board  the bus at Mewling Mews!

Oh the motorman was very kind, for he'd been taught the rules

And his mum had never raised him for an independent fool,

So he let five thousands hamsters on, without a single fee

And he showed them all a merry time,

On the road to Killmashee!

On the bus from Mewling Mews!

On the bus from Mewling Mews!

Five thousand happy hamsters,

On the bus from Mewling Mews!

 


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 09:56 PM

Hee Hee!! Way to go, Amos B.O.T.F. ;-) As tired as you may well be from your travels this week, you still come across with a fantastic song -- Maith thú, a stór!! Here's your Silver B.L.O.B. for:

Oh, t'was fast approaching midnight, at Gertie's row-house pen,
When fat Edmund he was snoring, over telly in the den.
Then ten thousand tiny feet were heard, but not one pair of shoes,
And the hamsters kidnapped Gertie to the bus at Mewling Mews!


-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: MMario
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 09:58 PM

*much applause!*


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 11:36 PM

Moy obligado, MM and GG!! Made mah evening!

Love,

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Genie
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 02:14 AM

Good on ya, Amos!  You do know how to put a new twist on a tail tale, don't ya!

Genie


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 10:12 AM

Once I had a hamster in a cage
My grannie gave him to me.
Nibbles was my hamster, in a cage
Buddy can you spare 10p.

Once I tried to board a public bus
Cost me 55p.
Thought I'd take my hamster
With no fuss but
Nibbles couldn't ride for free.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: GUEST,Boromir
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 10:13 AM

Buddy Can you Spare 10p

I'm not ashamed to claim it


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: MMario
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 10:20 AM

Thank you boromir! feel free to stick around.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 01:55 PM

Well, this is great -- a brand spanking new Challenge!r!! Welcome to the monkey house of the Mudcat, Boromir! And cudos on your first Song Challenge! entry (don't worry, everyone wins here). We hope you'll become a regular, and don't forget to enjoy yourself ;-) Here is your first official Silver B.L.O.B. (best bit o' bull) for:

Once I tried to board a public bus
Cost me 55p.
Thought I'd take my hamster
With no fuss but
Nibbles couldn't ride for free


Well done! And don't forget to keep on eye on this thread for the eventual awarding of Golden Cow Chips to each song, OK?

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Bo Vandenberg
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 03:27 AM

Hello All!

Great stuff!

Can I suggest a segway though, in the form of a verse and a half from "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows".

Rewritten thusly,

I'm Always busing Nibbles!
Watching cars passing by,
His fare that once was so unfair.
Ended, and now I!!

Some fellas take their dogs a campin'
Some children take their birds to tea!
My Hamsters' going to North Hampton
And I dont have to pay 10 p.
Believe me!

I'm Always Busing Nibbles
waiting to find a little blue bird in vain! :)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Bo Vandenberg
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 04:21 AM

When Northamton Hamsters come Bus bus Busing Along

A jubilant song of joy celebrating the emancipation of the Northampton Hamster, 'Mesocricetus auratus' might better be termed Mesocricetus Mobilus Cheapus


To the tune of "When the Red, Red Robin comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along"
written by Harry Woods, part of "The Jolson Story", and recorded by Al Jolson and also by Mandy Patinkin




When Northamton Hamsters come Bus bus Busing Along, Along!
There'll be no more mussin' and no fee fussin, 10 p was wrong.

Oh rise up! Rise up you desert rats,
Clear off, clear off you dogs and cats
Hamsters, are where its at
Bus-ride,, these hamsters aint walkin'

Nibbles cage made the history page and the time is here!
Rodent rights on the news tonight, bring a message clear.
From fields and flowers to their office towers, they ride for a song.
When Northamton Hamsters come Bus bus Busing Along!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: DaveP
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 08:59 AM

(To the tune of Oh my Darlin' Clementine)

I sat waiting at a bus stop with my hamster by my side
we were off to see my granny looking forward to the ride

Oh my hamster oh my hamster oh how happy you must be
Although captive I'll protect you in this land so wild and free

As we sat there in the shelter nibbles running on his wheel
running fast but getting nowhere working off his midday meal

Oh my hamster oh my hamster oh how happy you must be
Although captive I'll protect you in this land so wild and free

Then the bus came round the corner Nibbles stopped and looked in awe
For he'd never ever travelled on a public bus before

Oh my hamster oh my hamster oh how happy you must be
Although captive I'll protect you in this land so wild and free

When we boarded how his nostrils fairly trembled with delight
And the driver smiled a welcome like I always hoped he might

Oh my hamster oh my hamster oh how happy you must be
Although captive I'll protect you in this land so wild and free

The drivers eyes the glinted brightly as I handed him my fare
He said "another 10P or I'll leave that hamster there"

Oh my hamster oh my hamster oh how happy you must be
Although captive I'll protect you in this land so wild and free

... I guess it could go on forever!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 09:08 AM

Wow!! Talent all over the place!! Nice work you guys!!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 10:21 AM

It's great to see Sigurd and DaveP hanging 'round these parts again!! You all should come by more often ;-) Here are some Silver B.L.O.B.s to encourage you:

To Sigurd for:

Some fellas take their dogs a campin'
Some children take their birds to tea!
My Hamsters' going to North Hampton
And I dont have to pay 10 p.
Believe me!


And for:

Oh rise up! Rise up you desert rats,
Clear off, clear off you dogs and cats
Hamsters, are where its at
Bus-ride,, these hamsters aint walkin'


To DaveP for:

When we boarded how his nostrils fairly trembled with delight
And the driver smiled a welcome like I always hoped he might
Oh my hamster oh my hamster oh how happy you must be
Although captive I'll protect you in this land so wild and free
The drivers eyes the glinted brightly as I handed him my fare
He said "another 10P or I'll leave that hamster there"


Keep 'em coming, Challenge!rs!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Genie
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 05:53 PM

Great to see some new Song Challenge! talent, you guys! More! More!

§:-D


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: GUEST,truer sound (library computer)
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 06:55 PM

I am a public bus driver
in old North Hampton
I've driven bus for many years
and never bothered none
I'll drive for noisy drunkards,
and bawling babies too
but came a day last August when
I nearly come unglued

Now I am fond of animals
'ave been since I's a Lad
I've got a love for dogs and cats
and even pigs ain't bad
But field mice make my skin crawl
I'll kill a mole to bold,
those rats and other rodents
all make my blood run cold

Twas on a Thursday morning
the route it wasn't bad
until I stopped to pick up
one cheeky little lad
I asked him for his fair
and then in terror I froze
for I'd looked into beady eyes
and a wiggly whiskered nose

a cold sweat broke upon my brow
my heart began to race
and I could see the hamster smile
as blood drained from my face
I couldn't let that vicious pest
back where the others sat
I clenched my teeth and then I snarled
you must pay for the rat

Tis only a little hamster
the boy said with surprise
and i might have re-considered if
I'd seen his pleading eyes
but mine were locked upon the bloody
brown and harry lout
I said pay me the hamsters fee
or I'll throw the rodent out



line breaks added and duplicate message deleted by mudelf ;-)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 08:30 PM

:over;y ;i;t, Guest. If you type < and br and > after a line, it will break at that point and appear formatted as you desire. Douple breaks as found between paragraphs don't need the symbols -- they format automatically. But the individual linebreaks need the "br" in angle brackets.

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: DaveP
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 09:05 AM

Oh no another one!

(To the tune of "The Wild Rover")

I went to a bustop I used to frequent
To ensure my passage no money I'd spent
A bus trip to Granny on a fine sunny day
with my pet hamster Nibbles I was on my way

CHORUS
And it's no, nay, never.
No, nay never no more.
Will I ride First Northampton,
No never no more.
END CHORUS

At last, when the bus came, just four hours late!
We followed the bus queue all set for our date.
Nibbles my hamster was leaping with glee,
to be visiting Granny who gave him to me.

CHORUS

I took from my pocket my cash for the fare.
I had the right money, all counted with care.
Alas to my horrer the driver said No,
For to carry that hamster will be 10P more.

CHORUS

I said, "Are you joking"?. He answered "No way.
To carry your hamster you will have to pay".
I paid, as I had to, but it seemed so unfair.
I like carrying Nibbles with me, everywhere.

Thanks for the BLOB (whatever that is). I don't think I've ever had one before!

DaveP


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 10:58 AM

It's a virtual award, DaveP, for the Best Line O' Bull is a Song Challenge entry. Part of the Gaelic Goddess' maze of rites and rewards to keep things exciting at the Temple of the Mint Green Being.... :>) Just put it up there on your virtual mantelpiece and you can tell your grandchildren how you got it.

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 04:15 PM

Yet another new talented Challenge!r!! Fantastic!

Here's your Very First Silver B.L.O.B. (Best Line O' Bull), truer sound, for this giggle-inducing verse:

Tis only a little hamster
the boy said with surprise
and i might have re-considered if
I'd seen his pleading eyes
but mine were locked upon the bloody
brown and harry lout
I said pay me the hamsters fee
or I'll throw the rodent out


And yet another great entry from DaveP, too! Way to go, Dave! Here's your second Silver B.L.O.B. for this verse and chorus:

At last, when the bus came, just four hours late!
We followed the bus queue all set for our date.
Nibbles my hamster was leaping with glee,
to be visiting Granny who gave him to me.
And it's no, nay, never.
No, nay never no more.
Will I ride First Northampton,
No never no more.


Well done, Challenge!rs ;-)

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 10:18 AM

Alrightey, Challenge!rs -- Today's your last day to pen that masterpiece in re Jordy and Nibbles and their trevails and travels on the Northhampton Line. The Keeper of the Book has a great new Challenge! itching for a good scratch from you all . . .

And a reminder to you new (and returning) Challenge!rs to check back tomorrow to find out how much room you'll need on your virtual mantel for the Cow Chip Awards!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 11:50 AM

I just LOVE to see the GG kicking butt!!


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Deda
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 03:26 PM

Oh, yikes -- I've been away from the Cat and just now saw this for the first time. Will try to rustle something up and post it tonight, if I can. It's wunnerful, wunnerful to have a new Challenge, even if I'm only a reader on this one.

Deda


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 04:16 PM

Amos, I wouldn't exactly call it 'kicking butt' -- just a gentle nudge in the write direction (sorry, just couldn't help myself).

And Deda -- One of the top ten sacred rules in The Magic And Mysteriously Mystical Book Of The Song Challenge! is that it is never too late for a Challenge! (or any other kind of) Song!! ;-)

. . . and the clock keeps ticking . . . hehehehe

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Amos
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 06:28 PM

Áine. Ma chroi --

Aw ya know, I dinna mind what you say when you drop in, as long as you keep on droppin' in!!

Love ya,

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: DonD
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 09:35 PM

To travel on the motorcoach
From King's Heath to Granny's house
Costs a hamster a hefty 10 p fare
No charge for dog or cat or mouse!
He barely weighs six ounces
His cage not many more,
No seating space he'd occupy,
But stay cozy on the floor!

CHORUS
Oh, the driver's heart was marble
His foot firm on the floor;
"No ten pence fare, by gum, I swear,
That hamster's out the door!

Little Jordan's heart was breaking,
"But Gramma gave it me;
I'm off there for a visit
So Nibbles she can see."
The driver would not relent,
Stubborn, he held his ground,
Jordan and Nibbles would not ride
'Til that last ten p was found.

CHORUS

First Northampton heard the story
From Jordan's irate Dad
No fools they, they quick gave way,
Knew the PR could be bad.
From this day forth, they did proclaim,
All hamsters ride on the house!
But what about that driver --
The dirty heartless louse?

CHORUS

The moral of this story
By all let this be heard,
If you're ever in Northampton
Beware that heartless turd!
Put your hamster in your pocket
If he isn't just too big,
And don't even think of travelling
With your darling guinea pig!

CHORUS

line breaks fixed by mudelf ;-)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 10:13 PM

GREAT SONG!!, DonD -- Now, do you have a title, and most important, a tune in mind???

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: Áine
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 11:24 AM

Well, you can't say I didn't warn ya! Here are the Golden Cow Chip Awards for this Challenge! -- awarded with great humility and ubiquity, cudos, congrats and muchos gracias by the Keeper of the Book. Now, keep those crayons and TP handy, 'cuz there's a Double Dawg Dip Dare coming up for Challenge! Part 88 . . . for you newbies, and oldies who're sufferin' from CRS, that's when you're given TWO stories to seamlessly sew into song . . . I think you all are gonna love this!!

So, just to keep your anticipation up and your little grey cells antsy, here's where the Chips fell for this Challenge!:

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):

Buddy Can You Spare 10p by Boromir
I'm Always Busing Nibbles! by Sigurd
Jordy's Hamster by Genie
Northhamster Hampton by MMario
Oh My Hampster by DaveP
The Wild Northampton by DaveP

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):

The Boy Who Never Returned by mousethief
When Northhampton Hamsters Come Bus, Bus, Busing Along by Sigurd

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

The Bus From Mewling Mews by Amos
'Twas Only A Hamster by truer sound

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):

That Hamster's Out The Door! by DonD


Way To Go, Challenge!rs!!, Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! - Part 87
From: mousethief
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 05:16 PM

Yeeeeee-hawwwww!

Alex


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