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Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You

Earl 21 May 98 - 01:43 PM
jonesd@massed.net 02 Apr 99 - 08:40 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Jan 07 - 12:36 PM
Anglo 01 Jan 07 - 03:42 PM
Peace 01 Jan 07 - 03:52 PM
Peace 01 Jan 07 - 08:06 PM
GUEST,Michele 23 Mar 07 - 08:55 PM
GUEST,Tom Nelligan 24 Mar 07 - 10:20 AM
GUEST,micah 18 Apr 07 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,micah 18 Apr 07 - 03:08 PM
Dharmabum 18 Apr 07 - 07:26 PM
Peace 18 Apr 07 - 07:33 PM
Dharmabum 18 Apr 07 - 07:53 PM
Seamus Kennedy 18 Apr 07 - 10:34 PM
GUEST 20 Aug 07 - 08:53 PM
GUEST 21 Aug 07 - 12:04 AM
GUEST,Anglo 21 Aug 07 - 12:05 AM
GUEST 21 Aug 07 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,janet nave 22 Aug 08 - 11:18 PM
GUEST,janet nave 23 Aug 08 - 09:42 PM
GUEST,mike mcphee 13 May 09 - 07:25 PM
GUEST,Jay Gledhill 21 Oct 09 - 11:36 AM
GUEST,Charlie OFD 23 Dec 09 - 09:21 AM
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Subject: Lyr. Req.: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same
From: Earl
Date: 21 May 98 - 01:43 PM

Someone asked me about as song called "My Eggs Don't Taste the Same Without You" or something like that. It was done by a folk group in the early sixties. Does that ring a bell with anyone?


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Subject: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same Without You
From: jonesd@massed.net
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 08:40 PM

Looking for lyrics of this song by (I think) the Fabulous Fahrquars (sp.?).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 12:36 PM

Refreshing a very old thread here?

Allmusic.com doesn't list this song; neither does ASCAP or BMI. However, I found it mentioned at several web sites.

MY EGGS DON'T TASTE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU was recorded by a band called Fabulous Farquahr (sic), a psychedelic pop band from the 60s, and released as a single, along with SISTER THERESA'S EAST RIVER ORPHANAGE, in 1968.

I could only find one quoted line: "My eggs are scrambled and my life is in a shambles"?or "My life's in a shambles. I can't eat my scrambles."?depending on whom you believe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: Anglo
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 03:42 PM

The Fabulous Farquahr, fronted by the McGowan brothers, were regulars in the taverns of Mount Snow (southern Vermont) back in the 70s - mostly acoustic at that point, and I don't know their earlier (or later) history. They were a very entertaining bar band, often with packed happy-hour crowds, and I certainly remember Eggs, though I never did learn the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: Peace
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 03:52 PM

johnnykmusic.blogspot.com/2006/10/my-eggs-dont-taste-same-without-you.html

or google

johnnykmusic: My eggs don't taste the same without you...

I haven't the time to access it now. Perhaps someone could to see if it's germaine to the thread. If not, my apologies.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY EGGS DON'T TASTE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU
From: Peace
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 08:06 PM

MY EGGS DON'T TASTE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU

My coffee is cold
It's sittin' there on the stove
My juice and my toast are there too
My heart's in a shambles
I can't eat my scrambles
My eggs don't taste the same without you

Now if you'll only come back
I'll even dig your damn cat
I'll let you wear your curlers, too
I could do very nicely
With your once over lightly
My eggs don't taste the same without you

The Fabulous Farquahr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST,Michele
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 08:55 PM

(keep going) continuation:

No more good morning kiss
No more I love you
...........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST,Tom Nelligan
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 10:20 AM

Good lord, I hadn't thought of The Fabulous Farquahr in a couple decades, but I remember them too and actually have one of their vinyl phonograph record things buried here somewhere. They were from Connecticut originally and evolved out of a mid-60s Kingston Trio-ish folk act called the McGowan Brothers, and as Anglo wrote they were a pretty good bar band.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST,micah
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 01:22 PM

I believe the McGowan Brothers and The Fabulous Farquahr had roots in and around the Branford, CT. area. Serious, skilled musicians, but they didn't take themselves as seriously as some. There was an element of fun and joy incorporated in their performances that brightened an evening in a bar-room atmosphere.

They were entertaining in the Mt. Snow, VT. area in the late sixties. Had a following in several areas of New England.

One song, "The Provincetown Jug and Marching Band" may have spawned or inspired the group by that name that played at the P-Town Surf Club for thirty years or more; and may still be warbling on occasion.

Both groups were dynamic and added many laughs to an evening, often at their own expense.

peace
micah


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST,micah
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 03:08 PM

Did a little research. Came across this:

Frank McGowan
June 08, 1939 - October 21, 2004

http://memorialobituaries.com/memorials/memorials.cgi?action=Obit&memid=136379&clientid=clancy


He was born in New Haven June 8, 1939, son of John and Margaret Purcell McGowan. He worked as an entertainer as Flamingo Farquahr in the musical group The Fabulous Farquahr, and he had a lifelong interest in classic cars. He was a longtime member of the Ancient Mariners Drum Corps, and the Sons of the Whiskey Rebellion.

peace
micah


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: Dharmabum
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 07:26 PM

If I remember correctly,Joan Crane did a version of "My eggs don't taste the same without you" on her "Dirt Pushers Blues" album.
I don't know if the vinyl was ever reissued on CD.

   DB.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: Peace
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 07:33 PM

Dharmabum, here's a link you might want.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: Dharmabum
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 07:53 PM

Thanks for the link Peace.
I look forward to hearing some of her other recordings.
I can't remember where or when I found her DPB's album,but I've since recorded it onto cd & still listen to it often.
DB.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 10:34 PM

From what I remember, the band members had birds' names.
Flamingo, Barnswallow...can't remember the others.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 08:53 PM

Knew the band and members well. Irish folk based. Doug Lapham(Barnswallow) wrote some good tunes. From Branford CT. The only Mcgowan left is Bobby or (Hummingbird). Also known as El Groino and Rocky Gay. I have a boot from 1969 mount Snow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 12:04 AM

As I recall Dougie Lapham's best known song was The Streets Of Montreal. I didn't see them all that often, but it was fairly frequent - I was in Wilmington VT from 1972. Sorry to hear they're all gone except Bobby.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST,Anglo
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 12:05 AM

Oops, sorry, that last post was me sans cookie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 03:15 PM

They were unique and fun. Bobby was and is a tremendous musician. Frank was the great storyteller and MC, Doug the voice and songwriter and Dennis the rowdy energy and gifted rythem player. A great combo. I know some who wished they were more serious and so forth but then again, they were all able to earn a living from doing what they loved. What I will remember about Frank and Dennis the most is how they loved life and loved to have fun, even when life dealt an awfull hand. The garage where they restored old cars was always bieng visited by friends. Don't know how they ever got work done in there...Dennis and Frank would always be outside bullshitting. Wish there was a group like the Farquahr around these days.
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    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST,janet nave
Date: 22 Aug 08 - 11:18 PM

wow--they were great in the late 60s in Boston and on the Cape. So much fun and entertaining.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST,janet nave
Date: 23 Aug 08 - 09:42 PM

why did Doug Lapham leave the group. He seemed to be the leader of the group the many times I saw them perform in the early 70s in Boston and and the Cape. They were always so much fun and I thought very talented.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST,mike mcphee
Date: 13 May 09 - 07:25 PM

I remember them playing in Cambridge, at Ryles in Inman Square. I believe they also jammed a few times at Doyle's Pub in JP. 1976-77.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You
From: GUEST,Jay Gledhill
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 11:36 AM

We had a group that followed the Farquahar around Cape Cod in the early 70's. Some great talent. Flamingo, Barnswallow, Hummingbird and Condor were the stage names. Saw them numerous times at the Mill Hill Club in Hyannis.
I still have pictures of the band performing live.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without
From: GUEST,Charlie OFD
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 09:21 AM

Finally ! search Fabulous Farquahr on YouTube, and you will be able to enjoy, a few of their original recordings, as well as a few Covers in tribute to the great group. Does anyone have contact info for Doug? Better yet any tapes of shows or songs, that could be digitized.


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