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Lyr Req: Propane (spoof on 'Cocaine')

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Subject: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: open mike
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 04:35 AM

when i look up propane in the threads
i find some discussions on water heaters.
and r.v.'s vut I am looking for the words
to the song that is a parody of the
old rock and roll tune about a certain
white powder--but it is about a gas-
Liquid Petroleum Gas...any one have these
lyrics??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: PageOfCups
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 02:16 PM

Can't help with the lyrics, but I think I know their source: "King of the Hill" animated show on the Fox network. Maybe a fan page for the show might have them.

PoC


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Subject: Lyr Add: PROPANE (parody of COCAINE)
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 02:29 PM

That did it, PoC.

If you wanna cook out you've got to worry 'bout; propane.
Put the canister down, down on the ground; propane.
Need a light, need light, to ignite; propane.

I got some bad news, got the burned chicken blues; propane.
Before your food is done, you won't wanna run out; propane.
Need a light, need light, to ignite; propane.

If your tank is done and you wanna fill on; propane.
Don't forget this fact, you can take it back; propane.
It won't light, It won't light, It won't light; propane.

From: http://soli.inav.net/~penfold/andy/koth.html
(wav. files on that page!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 12:53 AM

and my fav verse.

You can power your car
or blow up your friends
Propane, Check your lines check your valves propane


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: Venthony
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 03:20 AM

I can't believe the writers of "King of the Hill" haven't taken this and run with it. It's a natural for Bobby.

Tony


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: open mike
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 02:26 AM

thanks-i always get the info i need form the mudcatters!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: voyager
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 09:11 AM

A few more ad-hoc verses from the discarded lyrics file

If you wanna stay warm
Down on the Farm
P-R-O-P-A-N-E
If you're freezing your ass
Try cooking with gas
P-R-O-P-A-N-E

It's a gas
It's a gas
It's a gas
P-R-O-P-A-N-E

If you want to use heat
That burns pretty cheap
P-R-O-P-A-N-E
If you're broke in the bank
Try filling your tank
E-T C-E-T-R-A

(pass the jug please)
voyager


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: Cluin
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 09:24 AM

It's by a musical comedy duo called Pinkard & Bowden. The kind of stuff heard a lot on Bob & Tom.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: open mike
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 04:35 PM

bob and tom link fixed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 06:33 PM

Hey! But don't sniff (too much) of it ... I had an operation (1969, Tasmania) under the medical grade version: Cyclopropane. Most fuel gases are also anaesthetics.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: Cluin
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 06:37 PM

Don't know what happened to that link. That's not the way I entered it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 12 Mar 04 - 05:12 AM

Bob, cyclopropane is a different animal. The 3 carbon atoms form a little triangle instead of a line. It's an excellent general anesthetic, but it isn't used much nowadays because of its annoying habit of exploding if there's a flame or spark nearby.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: open mike
Date: 12 Mar 04 - 05:24 AM

thanks , doc!
yes that can be annoying.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: open mike
Date: 12 Mar 04 - 02:30 PM

While looking for a wave file i found this on the amazon site where the Pinkard and Bowden cd is sold....there is even a choise to request this for your wedding registry..can you imagine??!! this verse is there:
When your grandma gets old you can't let her get cold; propane
When your cousin gets hot but your fingers are not; propane
It's so high It's so high It's so high, Propane


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 Mar 04 - 03:54 PM

Puts me to mind of a Red Skelton story--

This sky-diver has jumped out of the plane, and his main chute failed to open. When he pulled the ring on hus back-up chute, nothing happened. As he was falling he saw another man zooming up at him from below. He yelled, "Do you know anything about parachutes?"

And the other man yelled back,
.
.
.
    .
    .
       .
         "No! Do you know anything about Coleman stoves?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: jstainsby
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 12:32 AM

OOOHHHH love you guys! My husband has worked in propane for some 20+ yrs and this is a KEEPER!! heard once when passin through Nashville back 'round '95..but haven't thought about it in awhile. Boy doesn't this bring some memories back!!
joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: GUEST,Dan
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 09:54 PM

I remember sitting round a campfire at the Willow Festival in Northern Illinois. The campground as you approach looks like the M.A.S.H. set and has usually only been cleared out of cows the day before the festival so you have to be careful of where you step. The cows are moved to neighboring pastures but as twenty or thirty song cicles go on into the night, the cows "moo" in unharmonic response to the camp music. It may have been the booze but we placed more blame on the cow emissions when we wrote the parody "Methane!"
I do not remember any of the lyrics but it was funny at the time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: GUEST,Dude
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 04:00 AM

If you try to smoke it, it'll blow you to shit, propane.
If you puncture a can, you'll find your ass in Japan, propane.
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right, need a light, propane.

If you get near a match, it'll frizzle your snatch, propane.
If you smoke it to get higher, you will look like Richard Pryor, propane.
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right, need a light, propane.

If you put it in your bong, it'll blow off your dong, propane.
If you try to get too high, it'll, propane.
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right, need a light, propane.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: open mike
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 01:21 PM

refresh--
there is a current thread on another parady song..
Gasoline (Abilene) which reminded me of this one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 03:09 PM

This propane song probably belongs in this thread as well:

PROPANE BILL
(words by Charlie Ipcar, © 2007)

Driving down Stone Bridge Lane,
Just see old Bill running propane –
Drive on, Propane Bill!

Chorus:

Propane Bill, Propane Bill,
He never shirked, and he never will –
Drive on, Propane Bill!


Now Bill he drove a Dead River truck;
When they name it that you sure need luck –
Drive on, Propane Bill! (CHO)

The wind was high, and it was pouring rain,
But there was Bill driving propane,
Drive on, Propane Bill! (CHO)

There was downed power lines up ahead,
Bill hoped them lines was safely dead –
Drive on, Propane Bill! (CHO)

Bill stepped on the gas, and shifted gear,
And for miles around you could hear –
Drive on, Propane Bill! (CHO)

Now Bill's in Heaven with the angel band,
There's a ten-foot crater where he'd left the land –
Drive on, Propane Bill! (CHO)

Now Bill had a wife all dressed in blue,
She was heard to say, "My Bill's overdue!"
Drive on, Propane Bill! (CHO)

Moral: (Bill's widow)

"Don't you worry, children, we's still in luck,
You's got another daddy on the Time-Warner truck!"
Drive on, Propane Bill! (CHO)


Notes:

The report from my family farm on Georgetown Island this morning (April 2007) from Mother, after the recent three-day nor'easter, was that a propane truck from Dead River managed to make it through her driveway safely to refill her back-up electrical generator tank. The driver must have been pretty bold, given the tangle of lines that I saw the day before across the driveway. The lines were probably dead, given the other lines that were already taken down by trees closer to the main road. But there's always some risk of running across downed electrical lines with a propane truck, I imagine. His successful feat, however, has inspired the following grim but humorous ditty, to the tune of "Railroad Bill".

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: Schantieman
Date: 13 Aug 08 - 01:02 PM

...but of course propane is C3H8, not CHO

I'll get my lab coat


Steve


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Subject: Lyr Add: PROPANE (Pinkard & Bowden parody COCAINE)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 06:11 AM

A "video" can be found at YouTube. (Actually it's one of those amateurishly-made paste-ups of the audio, probably taken from a CD, matched with various still photos. This kind of thing is so common on YouTube that there ought to be a name for it. To call it a "video" seems misleading.) Here's my transcription:

PROPANE
As sung by Pinkard & Bowden.

If you want to get warm when you're down on the farm, propane.
If you live in the sticks and your income is fixed, propane.
It's so high, it's so high, it's so high, propane.

When your grandma gets old, you can't let her get cold, propane.
When your cousin she's hot but your fingers are not, propane.
It's so high, it's so high, it's so high, propane.

When your tank's out of gas and you're freezing your ass, propane.
When you think that you're stuck, here comes that old big truck, propane.
It's so high, it's so high, it's so high, propane.
It's so high, it's so high, it's so high, propane.

[This song is on Pinkard & Bowden's album "Cousins, Cattle & Other Love Stories," Warner Bros. CD 2-26844, 1992.]

[By the way, the original COCAINE, made famous by Eric Clapton, was written by J. J. Cale.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: open mike
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 11:39 AM

is that the one that goes "runnin' all around my brain"?

Buffy St. Marie has a cocaine song too...
i am sure there have been a few over the years...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'propane'--spoof on 'cocaine'
From: ClaireBear
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 12:26 PM

What Buffy St. Marie sang was "Codeine" ("Co-dine"), not "Cocaine," unless she sang two odes to addictiive substances.


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Subject: Lyr Add: COCAINE (from Eric Clapton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 12:02 AM

This is the one Eric Clapton sang:

COCAINE
J. J. Cale

If you wanna hang out, you've got to take her out, cocaine.
If you wanna get down, down on the ground, cocaine.
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie, cocaine.

If you've got bad news, you wanna kick them blues, cocaine.
When your day is done and you wanna run, cocaine.
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie, cocaine.

If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on, cocaine.
Don't forget this fact: you can't get it back, cocaine.
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie, cocaine.

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.


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