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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Tobyjug
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 07:01 PM

JennyO
Follow up: Ballad of Mini Coooper, by Archie Fisher,
tune is "Hot ashphalt" which is another modern song that uses the tune I mentioned. Maybe you know the tune by this other name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for getting back to me Dave, and thanks for the info Tobyjug. I don't think I know that tune though. I'll see if I can find it somewhere.


Jenny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: GUEST,Tobyjug
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 09:00 AM

Jenny O:

It seems to me that the tune to Archie Fisher's "Mini Cooper" would fit your words. The tune is a traditional one, which I believe is called "Napoleon crossing the Alps".

Try it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 11:58 AM

Jenny O:

I apologize for the late, late, late reply to your question.

Yes, the tune I use for the Dr. Seuss on Computer Technology
song is my own tune.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 08:35 PM

Tobyjug-

Clearly a voice from the past!

Boot 'im up and wipe 'is hard drive,
Boot 'im up and wipe 'is hard drive,
Boot 'im up and wipe 'is hard drive,
Early in the morning!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Tobyjug
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 05:16 PM

I'm new to Mudcat and have just discovered this thread.

I wrote a parody of 'Blood Red Roses' in 1966, while working with some Ferranti Pegasus computers at BAC, Weybridge, Surrey, home of the ill-fated TSR-2 and VC-10.

I can't remember much except the first verse and chorus.
It may have been sauced up a bit since then, with the technology explosion and all, but it went something like this:

The Flexowriter's sounds are still,
Break down, you old computer, break down,
So now I've lots of time to kill,
Break down, you old computer, break down,

Oh, you tapes and print-outs
Break down, you old computer, break down.

There's overtime the whole night through,
Break down, you old computer, break down,
But I wish I was at home with you.
Break down, you old computer, break down

etc. etc, ???

The Flexowriter was a machine with a keyboard that produced punched paper tape for the compter programs and data, rather like a Telex machine, used for Pegasus and ICL 1900 series computers - anybody else remember them?
We used to do 'Ghosters'- all night overtime sessions at time and a half with the following day off - running the 'weights and measures' programs for the aircraft design office on the old Pegasus (radio valve) computer, with 8-inch Decca Magnetic tape drives and a 4K magnetic drum with a kicking plate in case it stopped, on the Pegasus III.

I do like the newer poem - hardly blood red roses tune even with a big mallet!

I don't know whether my contribution helps, but it gives an idea of the original shape of the song.

If anyone can remember any of my other verses = please post them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: GUEST,Santa
Date: 15 May 03 - 11:30 AM

Oh, thank you, Snuffy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 May 03 - 09:15 AM

See this thread BS: Bill Gates' Sense of Humour for Reinstalling Windows by Les Barker. Posted by JudeL - 04 Jul 01 - 06:19 AM.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: GUEST,Santa
Date: 15 May 03 - 09:02 AM

Les and the Band do "When I'm Loading Windows" - I first heard it the night I'd just spent three hours doing just that!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 May 03 - 08:57 AM

DH, I like yours, but it's a completely different version to the one Alison was asking for. Their version was using computer terminolgy to tell about a sexual relationship. (Floppy disks, virus attacks, etc)

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 May 03 - 08:16 AM

Dead Horse -

Thanks for posting the lyrics. Some of 'em don't seem to fit well with how we sing "Blood Red Roses" but maybe if we use a large enough mallet they'll work.

Maybe I'll work up a similar parody entitled "We'll pay Paddy Doyle to Re-boot"!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: JennyO
Date: 14 May 03 - 11:37 AM

Dave, I've never tried Paltalk. I'm in Oz, and it always seems to be on some time when I'm not around. Not sure how to do it anyway, still being somewhat of a computer newbie. Is it your own tune?

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 14 May 03 - 11:28 AM

Jenny, I've put a tune to that, and sing it on Paltalk occasionally. Always gets a good reaction!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: JennyO
Date: 14 May 03 - 09:10 AM

Here's a little pome my brother sent me, with apologies to Dr Seuss

> If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
> and the bus is interrupted at a very last resort,
> and the access of the memory makes your floppy disk abort.
> then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.
>
> If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
> and the double-clicking icon puts your Window in the trash,
> and your data is corrupted 'cos the index doesn't hash,
> then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!!
>
> If the label on the cable on the table at your house
> says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
> but your packets want to tunnel to another protocol,
> that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
> and your screen is all distorted by the side-effects of gauss,
> so your icons in the Window are as wavy as a souse,
> then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
> 'cos sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!!
>
> When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy in the disk,
> and the macro code instructions cause unnecessary risk,
> then you'll have to flash the Memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM.
> Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your Mom!!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Noreen
Date: 14 May 03 - 09:01 AM

No, but Alan is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: MMario
Date: 14 May 03 - 08:31 AM

Are Bob, Bob and Bob related to Reg, Reg and Reg?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OFFICE SHANTY
From: Dead Horse
Date: 14 May 03 - 08:25 AM

Here is what I can remember + a few added (as is traditional with shanties - parodies may have a stricter format ;-)
Verse lines omitted for brevity (bg)

THE OFFICE SHANTY
Break down, you old computer, break down.
Aah you tapes and print outs.
Break down, you old computer, break down.

I've been sittin 'ere the whole day through.
Starin' at this 'ere V.D.U.
A'looking at this blinkin' screen
Me eyes are crossed and me skin's turned green
I really hates this rotten job
Me wrists all ache an' me temples throb
The captain says I've got to stay
Until this works done - if it takes all day
Me discs are floppy when they should be hard
I'll chuck the bloody lot into the yard
Well its Microsoft and its 95
I'd rather be playing with me megadrive
The cats been at me mouse all night
Its got great tooth marks from a megabyte
Under me table there's an awful smell
The cats done something there as well
I work out the payrolls for the office staff
Gave myself a raise just for a laugh
When I gets me tea break I'll grab a pot
Pour it down the back and fuse the lot
Sent a fax of me arse off to The Sun
Next day it featured on page one
Now Sally in the office next to me
A fax of her boobs were on page three
Me laptops getting hot and there's a funny pong
Must have crossed me wires & plugged it in wrong
There's something rattles when I shakes it about
Doesn't even work when I gives it a clout
The first mate says that I'm a dead loss
Just 'cos I can't handle DOS
There's something wrong with me C.P.U
It just wont do what I want it to
I've got me an Apple and an Apricot too
If the future is Orange what will I do
The Macintosh they had has gone up in smoke
Left it out in the rain just for a joke
I've got so many Rams like a flock of sheep
I started to count 'em but I fell asleep
Me toggle won't joggle and me scanner won't scan
They're made in England -- with bits from Japan
I had an aching back so I went on the sick
The physio put it right with a double click
Me hand don't look quite right to me
I've got another thumb where me index used to be
Finished me work at 5 on the dot
Kicked out the plug and lost the lot
There's a monkey on me back been there all day
Serves me right taking peanuts for pay
I'll recycle this lot and make an answer phone
And when the boss calls I'll say I'm not home
This song it has no end, they say
That's where they're wrong 'cos I'm away

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 11:42 AM

The old American joke goes:

What do you get if you cross a JAP (Jewish-American Princess) with a PC ?
Answer: a computer which never goes down on you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 07:16 AM

Seen on a T-shirt:
Nice computers don't go down on you!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Abuwood
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 03:01 AM

So have you got the words in your head Snuffy? I know you have amazing recall powers!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 07:23 PM

I was lucky enough to hear it at both Hull and Bromyard, sung by four guys from the Hereford area (Bob, Bob, Bob, and Alan) who call themselves "The Bilge Brothers" when in shanty mode, and "Compost Heap" for general folkiness.

They also did a great Old McDonald/Farmers Boy on Sunday lunchtime at Bromyard.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Go down you bugged computer
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 02:32 PM

I heard it sung at Hull Sea Fever.
It is very funny.
I too would appreciate having the words if possible?


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Subject: Go down you bugged computer
From: Abuwood
Date: 18 Sep 02 - 12:49 PM

No you can't reboot her......

This one os for hubby as he sings blood red roses anyway (desptite my protestations)

But the words to this are great, heard it at Bromyard with some frinds of the Laners, anyone got the words pretty please??


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