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Lyr Req: Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart

JVZ 03 Jun 98 - 02:42 PM
Philip Hudson 03 Jun 98 - 05:56 PM
Gene 03 Jun 98 - 06:22 PM
Philip Hudson 03 Jun 98 - 06:33 PM
Art Thieme 03 Jun 98 - 07:19 PM
gatyam gal 03 Jun 98 - 07:37 PM
JVZ 04 Jun 98 - 07:22 AM
Nathan Sarvis (nsarvis@iglobal.net) 04 Jun 98 - 09:14 AM
Philip Hudson 04 Jun 98 - 12:41 PM
BAZ 04 Jun 98 - 05:27 PM
Art Thieme 04 Jun 98 - 05:52 PM
Nathan Sarvis 04 Jun 98 - 06:28 PM
Roger Himler 04 Jun 98 - 09:52 PM
Art Thieme 05 Jun 98 - 12:55 AM
Roger Himler 05 Jun 98 - 06:13 AM
Philip Hudson 05 Jun 98 - 11:52 AM
Jon W. 05 Jun 98 - 11:59 AM
Art Thieme 05 Jun 98 - 03:01 PM
Bert 05 Jun 98 - 04:09 PM
Art Thieme 05 Jun 98 - 04:21 PM
Barbara 05 Jun 98 - 05:15 PM
JB3 06 Jun 98 - 02:52 AM
RiGGy Rackin 06 Jun 98 - 02:12 PM
06 Jun 98 - 02:35 PM
Mark Clark 06 Jun 98 - 03:16 PM
BAZ 06 Jun 98 - 06:46 PM
Bill D 06 Jun 98 - 07:30 PM
Bert C 06 Jun 98 - 09:52 PM
Pete M 07 Jun 98 - 08:54 PM
Art Thieme 07 Jun 98 - 11:41 PM
GUEST,Homer and Jethro Fan 26 Apr 06 - 05:34 PM
Micca 26 Apr 06 - 06:38 PM
Jim Dixon 28 Apr 06 - 09:56 AM
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Subject: Looking for Lyrics
From: JVZ
Date: 03 Jun 98 - 02:42 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that Johnny Cash recorded. I believe the title is "Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart" and has the tune of "Great Speckled Bird" (also ""Wild Side of Life" and "It wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels". Thank you!


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From: Philip Hudson
Date: 03 Jun 98 - 05:56 PM

I never heard of this song and I hope Johnny Cash didn't record "Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart". It is not on my list of the stupidest country song titles so I hope it really never existed. But the tune is another thing. It has been around forever and is beautiful. I am trying to think of some other songs that use it. There are several. But the "Great Speckled Bird" is the best. The theology in the song may be a little skewed but the spirit is there. Can anyone identify the source of the words to the "Great Speckled Bird" and who recorded it first?

In the mean time, I hope you find the "Flushed .." lyrics - then again, I hope you don't, if you know what I mean.- Philip Hudson


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Subject: RE:
From: Gene
Date: 03 Jun 98 - 06:22 PM

JOHNNY CASH DID RECORD THE SONG...Bear Family has the CD for sale, with it and 19 others...

JOHNNY CASH/Track Listing

01. Folsom Prison Blues
02. Dark As The Dungeon
03. I Still Miss Someone
04. Cocaine Blues
05. Twenty Five Minutes To Go
06. Orange Blossom Special
07. Long Black Veil, The
08. Send A Picture Of Mother
09. Wall, The
10. Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog
11. Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart
12. Jackson (with June Carter)
13. I Got Stripes
14. Green Green Grass Of Home
15. Greystone Chapel
16. Wanted Man
17. Wreck Of The Old '97
18. I Walk The Line
19. Darlin' Companion
20. Starkville City Jail
21. San Quentin
22. Boy Named Sue, A
23. Peace In The Valley, (There'll Be)
24. Folsom Prison Blues


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Subject: RE:
From: Philip Hudson
Date: 03 Jun 98 - 06:33 PM

Shame on Johnny Cash.


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Subject: RE:
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Jun 98 - 07:19 PM

The original song was in the film __The Maltese Falcon__ ! The title of the tune was "The Great SPACKLED Bird" Helps to be plastered when you hear it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLUSHED FROM THE BATHROOM OF YOUR HEART
From: gatyam gal
Date: 03 Jun 98 - 07:37 PM

If you were embarrassed to ask about this, imagine how I feel that I know it! Ha! Ha! But I'll sit up proud and start typing these lovely lyrics. I have sung this for my own enjoyment for several years. I have been looking for a song to sing for the compilation tape that is being put together. Maybe I will submit this one. Secretly I like it! I copied the words from a book so they should be correct. Are you sitting down? Here are the beautiful lyrics:

FLUSHED FROM THE BATHROOM OF YOUR HEART
Sung by Johnny Cash

From the backdoor of your life
You swept me out, dear.
In the breadline of your dreams
I've lost my place.
At the table of your love
I got the brush off.
At the Indianapolis of your heart
I've lost the race.

Chorus:
I've been washed down the sink
Of your conscience.
In the *theatre of your love,
I've lost my part.
And now you say
You've got me out of your conscience-
I've been flushed
From the bathroom of your heart.

In the garbage disposal of your mind
I've been ground up, dear.
In the river of your plans
I'm up the creek.
Up the elevator of your future
I've been shafted
On your calendar of events---
I'm last week!

Repeat Chorus:
* The word theatre is pronounced The a tor(long a)
Sincerely,
gatyam gal


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Subject: RE: Flushed
From: JVZ
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 07:22 AM

Thank you, gatyam gal. Asfor the rest of you, don't pick on Johnny. In spite of the title, it's not a poor taste bodily function song. Rather it is a fun "let's see how many syllables we can put in one beat" song in the same good clean fun spirit as "The One On The Left"


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Subject: RE:
From: Nathan Sarvis (nsarvis@iglobal.net)
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 09:14 AM

The tune is also used in "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes."

The allusion is to Jeremiah 12:9

"Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round
about are against her. . . ."


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Subject: RE:
From: Philip Hudson
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 12:41 PM

Art Thieme - Thanks for your humor. I liked your puns - two in one. Nathan Sarvis: Thanks for the reference. I know about Jer.12:9 but I had forgotten "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes", which is pretty good lyrics but which I could use the total of because I have forgotten them. I'm an old guy. To all: My groaning about the "Flushed .." songs were in the way of humor also. - Philip Hudson


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Subject: RE:
From: BAZ
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 05:27 PM

If you think that's bad there is a song on Cowpie called "Didi I Really Shave my legs for This" Honest!
Regards Baz


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Subject: RE:
From: Art Thieme
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 05:52 PM

Hey good folks,

My uncle died in a pie eating contest.

The cow sat on him!!!

Sorry, couldn't resist. Kind of like mental gas! Better go brush my teeth.(Udderly amazing--no bull!)

Well, to ere is human; to forgive bovine! (Heiffer joke is better than none!)

Art


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M THINKING TONIGHT OF MY BLUE EYES
From: Nathan Sarvis
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 06:28 PM

Well Philip, it IS in the data base, but since you asked. . .


"I'm Thinking tonight of my Blue Eyes"
(Carter Family)

'Twould been better for us both had we never
In this wide and wicked world had never met,
But the pleasure we both seemed to gather
I'm sure, love, I'll never forget.

Cho: Oh, I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes
Who is sailing far over the sea.
I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes
And I wonder if he ever thinks of me.

Oh, you told me once, dear, that you loved me;
You vowed that we never would part.
But a link in the chain has been broken
Leavin' me with a sad and aching heart.

When the cold, cold grave shall enclose me
Will you come near and shed just one tear?
Will you say to the strangers around you
A poor heart you have broken lies here?


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Subject: RE:
From: Roger Himler
Date: 04 Jun 98 - 09:52 PM

Of course there are lots of proposed titles for Country Western Songs. The one that comes to mind is: "Don't yell through the screen door, Mother, you're liable to strain your voice."

I've stepped up to the plate and taken the first swing. Anyone else ready for this dangerous game?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE:
From: Art Thieme
Date: 05 Jun 98 - 12:55 AM

Stevie Goodman used to talk about a song titled "Stay Out Of The Wheat Field Grandma, You'll Get Reaped"

Art


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Subject: RE:
From: Roger Himler
Date: 05 Jun 98 - 06:13 AM

I knew you were up to the challenge Art. Anybody else?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: "Great Speckled" Tune - "Flushed" Lyrics
From: Philip Hudson
Date: 05 Jun 98 - 11:52 AM

This is absolutely the best, most fun, most informative thread i have ever participated in. I am an old guy with a lot of time and all I did was genealogy until I found this site. Now I have two ways to waste my time. I am probably not good at searching data bases. I have an MS in Math and studied Boolean Algebra but the search engines don't seem to obey me. Well, I have had a stroke and maybe the Boolean Algebra went the way a lot of other things have gone. But thanks for a very good time. I have been singing all these songs to the venerable tune. Are there any more to that tune? Does anyone know how old it is and where it started? Philip Hudson


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Subject: RE:
From: Jon W.
Date: 05 Jun 98 - 11:59 AM

Phil! stop hitting your "reload" button, old guy! One of the quirks of Mudcat is that clicking on reload causes the last message you posted to be reposted. If you want to see if more threads have been added, click on the "show threads" button again. Better yet, register as a user (its free) and use the "Show threads since last visit" feature.

I frequently made the same mistake when I was new.

Jon W.


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Subject: RE:
From: Art Thieme
Date: 05 Jun 98 - 03:01 PM

Phillip,

I, too, have an MS (not scholastic---just the disease)---never had a stroke though (yet). But Mudcat's been a great hangout for me too since I found it a few months ago---an oasis---like a tree house where friends gather. Fun and diverting and informative and scholarly and even very moving things happen here quite regularly!!

Welcome aboard!!!!!!!( And thanks to all of you! )

Art Thieme (becoming another old guy--57 next month.)


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Subject: RE:
From: Bert
Date: 05 Jun 98 - 04:09 PM

Hey Art, Did you see the guy on TV last night using Bee Stings to help MS sufferers?

Bert.


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Subject: RE:
From: Art Thieme
Date: 05 Jun 98 - 04:21 PM

Yeah & remove all your fillings and quit eating wheat (glutin) and no Nutra Sweet and eat a turd pizza 5 days a week etc. etc. etc.

And if you got a NATURAL REMISSION while you were eating the turd pizza you'd go on TV & say it was eating the turds that cured you!!! (A CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE TURD KIND!)

The bees don't help---they just hurt!

(But thanks!)


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Subject: RE:
From: Barbara
Date: 05 Jun 98 - 05:15 PM

* Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed
* Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through The Goalposts Of Life
* Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissing You Goodbye
* How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?
* I Would Have Wrote You A Letter, But I Couldn't Spell Yuck
* I'm Just A Bug On The Windshield Of Life
* Why Should I Forgive and Forget When I Can Remember and Blame?
* She Got The Gold Mine And I Got The Shaft
* She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger
* She Made Toothpicks Out Of The Timber Of My Heart
* You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd (but you can be happy if you've a mind to)
* You Done Tore Out My Heart And Stomped That Sucker Flat
from "Them Poems", Mason Williams, (see earlier thread about Toadsuckers.)
Yrs in bad taste,
Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: BATHTUB OF LOVE
From: JB3
Date: 06 Jun 98 - 02:52 AM

Get Out of the Wheatfield, Grandma, You're Goin' Against the Grain
Get Off'n the Stove, Old Grandma, You're Too Old to Ride the Range

Does anyone know:

BATHTUB OF LOVE

Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle went my hopes and aspirations
I sit here all soapy in quiet desperation

Well, I wish you hadn't left me to the stars up above
When you pulled the plug out of my bathtub of love

For your love you know I would have done most anything
All that I've got left to show is this dirty old ring

Well I wish...


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Subject: RE:
From: RiGGy Rackin
Date: 06 Jun 98 - 02:12 PM

I'm sorry I never wrote: "When You're Down on Your Knees and Pleading with Me, Don't Talk with Your Mouth Full of Love" RiGGy


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Subject: RE:
From:
Date: 06 Jun 98 - 02:35 PM

ANOTHER SCUM BAG!


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Subject: RE:
From: Mark Clark
Date: 06 Jun 98 - 03:16 PM

Had a rare few minutes on a Saturday afternoon and figured I'd drop in. Glad to see Art here (I owe him a note).

My father used to talk about a song called "I Want To Be A Jesus Cowboy In The Holy Ghost Corral." He didn't have anything but a title. My mother tells me that he and a fellow editor wrote some lyrics to the tune of "Life's Railway To Heaven" and actually sung it somewhere but I don't thing it was ever published. I'll ask my mother if she can find the words.

- Mark


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Subject: RE:
From: BAZ
Date: 06 Jun 98 - 06:46 PM

1. My ears are wet from crying on my pillow over you.
2. You're the Reason Our Children Are Ugly.
Baz


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Subject: RE:
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Jun 98 - 07:30 PM

well. I heard on the radio, about 30 years ago.."Johnnie Broke My Heart at Walgreens, and I Cried all the way to Sears."

also, sitting in the car in a Dairy Queen parking lot...I heard the last 2/3 of a song which SEEMED to be titled "Pusan U" with something in the chorus about..."they asked me where I came from, and I said, "Oh, Pusan U"..(I gathered it was some loose pun on a University in South Korea..*shrug*...and the singers sounded like they 'might' be Homer & Jethro...but I never heard this gem again...anyone know either of these masterpieces?


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Subject: RE:
From: Bert C
Date: 06 Jun 98 - 09:52 PM

"I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" was first recorded by the Carter family in 1929. Sara Carter recalls that it was already an old tune back then. I believe A.P. Carter wrote the words.

And while we're at it, who could ever forget:

"If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me?"


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Subject: RE:
From: Pete M
Date: 07 Jun 98 - 08:54 PM

What about "I used to kiss her on the lips but its all over now" and "Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning"

??? Another two and I get my free dirty old man raincaoat

Pete M


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Subject: RE:
From: Art Thieme
Date: 07 Jun 98 - 11:41 PM

Good people,

Ya gotta have a sense o' humor, or it isn't funny!!!!!

"How many_________ to screw in a light bulb?" Answer, "That's not funny!"

In order to put less stress on our bones & joints I learned, a while ago, that I needed to LIGHTEN UP!!!!!!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: PUSAN U (Homer & Jethro)
From: GUEST,Homer and Jethro Fan
Date: 26 Apr 06 - 05:34 PM

Lyrics to "Pusan U" (parody of "Sioux City Sue")(Homer and Jethro)

I drove a troop of airmen down
Down old Pusan way.
They were bang-bang raiders
From Chinhae 'cross the bay.
I met a gal from old Chinchu.
She was a sight to view.
I asked her where she came from,
And she said "Pusan U."

Old Pusan U.
Old Pusan U.
The school that's best in all the land
The university that's grand
Old Pusan U.
Old Pusan U.
I hail my alma mater:
To you, old Pusan U!

We had an A-1 baseball team
We won a game or two
They'd ask us where we came from
And we'd say, "Pusan U."
We had a pitcher who was tops.
Our batters they were too.
And every time we'd come to bat,   
The crowd yelled, "Pusan U!"

Old Pusan U.
Old Pusan U.
The school that's best for engineers
A-frame ox-carts pulled by steers
Old Pusan U.
Old Pusan U.
I hail my alma mater:
To you old Pusan U!


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Subject: RE: 'Great Speckled' Tune - 'Flushed' Lyrics
From: Micca
Date: 26 Apr 06 - 06:38 PM

I wrote some aditional lyrics to the " Bathroom of your heart " a few years ago as it seem a bit short for performing, if anyone is interested I can dig them out and post them. It would be fun to hear them with a sleazy sounding Country band(banjo, fiddle, mandolin)backing sometime, *sigh*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Apr 06 - 09:56 AM

Allmusic.com says FLUSHED FROM THE BATHROOM OF YOUR HEART was written by Cowboy Jack Clement, who also wrote several other "Johnny Cash" songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart
From: Cool Beans
Date: 28 Apr 06 - 03:54 PM

I remember Fred Hellerman singing it at Weavers concert way back in the last century, before Johnny Cash ever got hold of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart
From: GUEST,folk_fan
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 05:34 PM

Yes, the lyrics posted way up above are correct, including the way he
pronounces theatre. The track listing mentioned from a release of Bear
Family Records resembles the track listing of both his live at Folsom
Prison and San Quentin albums, (with some songs missing from both albums).
This song was recorded at Folsom, and I'm sure that he sang
it, because he wanted to sing some humorous lyrics for his audience.

In anyway, there are other lyrics to this song; such as "In the
ball-park of your life, I go the strike-out." And maybe some other
lyrics which I can't remember at the top of my head; which weren't in
that version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart
From: Acorn4
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 05:39 PM

My all time favourite is that Pam Tillis classic:-

They call me Cleopatra, 'cos I'm the Queen of De-Nile"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart
From: oldhippie
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 05:46 PM

John Denver, among others, recorded "You Done Stomped On My Heart", another "classic".


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