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Lyr/Chords Req: Barbecue (Paul Williams)

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GUEST,Paul S 03 Jan 03 - 08:42 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: GUEST,Paul S
Date: 03 Jan 03 - 08:42 AM

Hey kids



While at a friends house over the holidays, we watched Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, a Jim Henson production. There's a great song in it called Barbecue, that starts something like this:

When you meet somebody that don't like soul food
They still got a soul
And it don't mean that you got no rhythm
If you don't like rock and roll


Then the chorus:

Barbecue! Well bless my spirit
You know it never fails
and the sauce mama makes
will stay there forever
if you ever get it under your nails



Well, my two-and-a-half year-old son is absolutely in love with this song, and keeps asking me to play it. I've searched the Web under the show's title, and under the name Paul Williams (because I think he used to write most of this muppet-ish stuff), but no joy.



Does anyone know where to find the lyrics?




Thanks,

Paul


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 04 Jan 03 - 07:18 AM

Refresh-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 08:36 PM

I've searched the Internet using Google, and failed to come up with any lyrics or even sound samples.

IMDb confirms that the songs were written by Paul Williams.

I guess you'll have to rent the video and learn it from there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 09:14 PM

I didn't have any luck either. I think I said that on another thread, not sure.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: GUEST,Cookieless Pageofcups
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 04:19 PM

If I recall correctly, those may be all the lyrics there are. I think the song is sung during a rehearsal of Emmet's band and gets interrupted.

FWIW, the show is out on DVD and VHS.   Here's a link to fye.com, where the video is available for only 5.99. (Hey, I might just get a copy at that price...)

PoC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 09:20 PM

Don't forget the brilliant song - Bogle's "Aussie Barebeque" - should be in the DT.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 09:26 PM

Not sure if it is or isn't in the dt. To late to spend much time searching...

It does exist on this site though... AUSSIE BAR-B-Q


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 10:03 AM

From an amusing web site called Rocklopedia Fakebandica! -
    The Frogtown Hollow Jubilee Jug-Band - From the muppet TV special "Emmett Otter's Jug-Band Christmas." Emmet Otter formed this band with his pals to play Waterville's First Annual Christmas Talent Contest. They rehearse the song "Barbecue," but when that idiot Yancy Woodchuck plays it in the competition before they do, they quickly rehearse up another song, "Brothers." They don't win the competition (see The Nightmare), but dammit they had heart! And they did get a paying gig singing at the Riverside Rest restaurant owned by Doc Bullfrog (not Kermit, he just narrated). This semi-otter band featured Emmet Otter (Jerry Nelson) on washtub bass, Harvey (Jim Henson) the muskrat on kazoo and washboard, and Wendel (voiced by Dave Goelz) the porcupine on jug, and Charlie the otter on cigar box banjo. Emmet's mother, Alice Otter also performed at the contest. Composer Paul Williams composed the songs. See also The Nightmare


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: open mike
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 03:31 PM

i remember a song called Bar Be Que
done by a california group a few
yearw back called Way Out West.
The members of this group have
gone on to make music with others.
Joe Craven plays with David Grisman
and others. Tracy is now with a
Cajun group called Mumbo Gumbo,
any one know of these...?
i guess this requires a seperate thread....
so will do..


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Subject: Lyr Add: BARBECUE (Paul Williams)
From: murrayhill12
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 10:38 AM

I acquired a copy of the recording awhile back, here's my take on it :)

BARBECUE
(Paul Williams)

When you meet somebody that don't like soul food, they still got a soul,
And it don't mean that you got no rhythm if you don't like rock 'n' roll,
But if your taste's like mine, you like cider, not wine, and your very favorite thing to do
Is get a purty girl dancing to jug band music and a mess of mama's barbecue.

Barbecue! Bless my spirit! I swear that never fails,
And the sauce mama makes just stays there forever if you dare to get it under your nails.

Well, you may be poor with the wolf at your door, but money isn't everything;
But you still got the sun and a river full of fun, and you always have a song to sing;
So you get that frown off your face. We're gonna replace it with a grin and a dream come true,
With a purty girl dancing to jug band music and a mess of mama's barbecue.

Barbecue! Bless my spirit! I swear that never fails,
And the sauce mama makes just stays there forever if you dare to get it under your nails.

So get the frown off your face. We're gonna replace it with a grin and a dream come true,
With a purty girl dancing to jug band music and a mess of mama's barbecue.

That's a purty girl dancing to jug band music and a mess of mama's barbecue,
Mess of mama's barbecue.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 11:24 AM

Murray, can you confirm that it's by Paul williams? What recording is it on?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: kendall
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 04:24 PM

"Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas" is my favorite Christmas film


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barbecue
From: murrayhill12
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 10:47 PM

Sure is by Paul Williams- I'm sure the audio copy I have is probably a dvd rip (some of the songs are different from the version broadcast on HBO from back in 1980 or so that I have an ancient VHS copy of) but bbq is the same on both.


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Subject: Chord Req: Barbecue
From: charles92027
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 05:28 PM

I'm trying to get the chords to Barbecue from Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas.

Barbecue! Bless my spirit I swear it never fails.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/CHORDS Req: Barbecue
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Feb 07 - 03:17 AM

Chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/CHORDS Req: Barbecue
From: GUEST,r/r
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 01:37 PM

the chords are A D and E, or G C and D


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Subject: RE: Lyr/CHORDS Req: Barbecue
From: Melissa
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 01:45 PM

I think this is a 4chord song..and in the recording, it changes keys at the 'so get the frown off your face' part.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/CHORDS Req: Barbecue
From: GUEST,an emmit otter fan
Date: 14 Nov 09 - 08:32 PM

http://aquamarine.nu/lyrics/ff/emmetottersjugbandchristmas.php

go here all lyrics for whole movie :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/CHORDS Req: Barbecue
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Nov 09 - 08:45 PM

I'm lookiung for three other guys to sing acapella at outoor home functions (VERY Low key Gigs) as a Barbecue Quartet !
















OK ! I'll get my hat 1


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Subject: Lyr Add: BARBECUE (Paul Williams)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 05:21 PM

From Distant Melody: Dedicated to the Forgotten Children's Lyrics:


BARBECUE
Paul Williams

When you meet somebody that don't like soul food,
They still got a soul;
And it don't mean that you got no rhythm,
If you don't like rock 'n roll;
But if your tastes are like mine,
You like cider not wine,
And your very favorite thing to do
Is get a perty girl dancin' to jug-band music
And a mess of mama's barbecue.

Barbecue lifts my spirit.
I swear that it never fails,
And the sauce mama makes just stays there forever
If you dare to get it under your nails.
Well, you may be poor with a wolf at your door,
But money isn't everything.
You still got your song and a river full of fun,
And you'll always have a song to sing.

So get the frown off your face.
We're gonna replace it with a grin and a dream come true,
With a perty girl dancin' to jug-band music,
And a mess of mama's barbecue.

Barbecue lifts my spirit.
I swear that it never fails,
And the sauce mama makes just stays there forever
If you dare to get it under your nails.
So get the frown off your face.
We're gonna replace it with a grin and a dream come true,
With a perty girl dancin' to jug-band music,
And a mess of mama's barbecue.

That's a perty girl dancin' to jug-band music,
And a mess of mama's barbe—
Mess of mama's barbe—
Mess of mama's barbecue!
A mess of mama's barbecue.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Barbecue (Paul Williams)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 12 - 12:15 PM

Chords:

Verse 1 and 2
F Bb C F Bb C F

Chorus
Bb F G C

Verse 3
G C D G D G


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Barbecue (Paul Williams)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 12 - 12:18 PM

I got the source of the chords above from the following from youtube, I'm a guitarist for about 15 years and it does sound like the chords as I'm also a fan of the movie...............http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=barbecue%20chords%20emmet%20otter&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CD0QtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEqMLGeS6Ne4&ei=uJa3UMOhGcb-0gGXm4HACQ&usg=AFQjCNFtqK3m3asyMtWnMyoINgHuBN7dyA


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