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Subject: Lyr Add: FREDERICK'S OF GALILEE (Jon Campbell)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Jan 03 - 04:38 PM

Here's another sophisticated nautical ditty by Rhode Island's Jon Campbell, well known among a small circle of admirers for his off-the-wharf songs such as "Tanqueray Martini-O" and "Keep on Fishin'" (copy and paste into WORD/TIMES/12 for chord placement):

FREDERICK'S OF GALILEE

(Original words by Jon Campbell ©2000
As recorded on Keep on Fishin'; tune reminds me of Rosalie Sorrels' "I've got a Home out in Utah"
123 Stony Lane, Exeter, RI 02822)

G-----------------------------------------------------C-----------------D
Well, I was on the docks the other night when everything was still
-G-----------------------------------------------C------------------D
I saw all them Point Judith girls, they was dressed up fit to kill;
-------------G-----------------------------C--------------D7
They wore Helly Hansel sandals and oilskin lin-ge-rie
-------------G-----------------------------C-------------D7-----G
'Cause ol' Frederick's of Galilee had dressed 'em up that day.

Well, I loves a girl in waders and an old Bikini top,
But lately I've been wondering just where this all will stop;
All them girls down at the Co-op, they's just puttin' on the dog,
Since ol' Frederick's of Galilee sent out his catalog.

G--------------C--------------------------------G
And he sells a tiny vinyl teddy that she can wear out on a date,
------A------------------------------------------D
And if things don't work out well, she can wear it stringin' bait;
------------G-----------------------------C-------------------D7
He's got ap-propriate apparel, weather calm or weather rough,
------------G--------------------------------C---------D7------G
And if it's naughty and it's nautical, ol' Freddy's got the stuff.

I'll admit that fishnet stockings, they makes a lot of sense,
And as long as they've been shook out good, well, they don't leave too much mess,
And if your sweetie's worried if the seam is straight behind,
Well, here's your chance to show her how you're pretty good with twine.

So give her the Spandex body suit where the fasteners won't rust.
And it's sure to keep her warm at night if the industry goes bust,
Give her the silky gill-net wrap-a-round with the floats to match her eyes,
That goes good with fur-trimmed hip boots with the flares around the thighs.

And there's a full-uplift floatation vest in a lazy pastel hue,
And a peck-a-boo survival suit that will always see her through;
So give her the polypropylene garter belt or PVC chemise,
'Cause ol' Frederick's has put the sleaze back on the Seven Seas.


Love that last line!

Mail in $15 to the address above and enjoy the whole CD.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, who is solely responsible for any mishearing of the words above


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee by Jon Campbell
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 10:16 AM

Well, here's a somewhat modified version of what I posted above, including two more lines at the end from Jon Campbell's original composition, and I think it's "Helley Hansen camisoles" rather than "Helley Hansel sandals" in the third line of the 4th verse. The tune is still morphing in my mind and now seems more a varient of "White Cockade. Anyways, this is the way I'm trying it now:

Original words by Jon Campbell ©2000
As recorded on Keep on Fishin'
123 Stony Lane, Exeter, RI 02822
Slightly adapted by Charlie Ipcar, 1/31/03
Key: C (5/G)

Frederick's of Galilee

G---------------------------------------------C-----------------D
I was on the docks the other night when everything was still;
-G-----------------------------------------------C------------------D
I saw all them Point Judith girls, they was dressed up fit to kill;
-------------G--------------------------------C--------------D7
They wore Helly Hansen camisoles and oilskin lin-ge-rie,
-------------G-----------------------------C-------------D7-----G
'Cause ol' Frederick's of Galilee had dressed 'em up that day.

Well, I loves a girl in waders and an old Bikini top,
But lately I've been wondering just where this all will stop;
All them girls down at the Co-op, they's just puttin' on the dog,
Since ol' Frederick's of Galilee sent out his catalog.

G-------D----------------------------------G------------D-G
And he sells a tiny vinyl teddy she can wear out on a date,
------A------------------------------------------D-------E---------D
And if things don't work out good, she can wear it stringin' bait;
------------G-------------------------------C------------------D7
He's got ap-propriate apparel, weather calm or weather rough,
------------G--------------------------------C---------D7------G
And if it's naughty and it's nautical, ol' Freddy's got the stuff.

As for fishnet stockings, they makes sense, I confess,
And as long as they've been shook out good, they don't leave too much mess,
And if your sweetie's worried how the seams run straight behind,
Well, here's your chance to show her that you're pretty good with twine.

Give her the Spandex down-filled body suit, where the fasteners won't rust,
It's sure to keep her warm at night if the industry goes bust;
Give her the silky gill-net wrap-a-round with the floats to match her eyes,
That goes good with fur-trimmed hipboots with the flares around the thighs.

And there's a full-uplift floatation vest in a lazy pastel hue,
And a peek-a-boo survival suit that will always see her through;
So give her the polypropylene garter belt or PVC chemise,
'Cause ol' Frederick has put the sleaze back on the Seven Seas.

(Instrumental break as above for two lines)

When it comes to underwire underwater underwear,
Just send a check to Frederick and get your gal a pair!

Can hardly wait to do this one for the gang down at the Co-op!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee by Jon Campbell
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 03:41 PM

Now the tune has morphed to the traditional Irish tune "Peggy Lettermore" for the verses, which I still have on an old Dubliners album. Amazing what exists in the backfiles of one's mind!

Original words by Jon Campbell ©2000
As recorded on Keep on Fishin'
123 Stony Lane, Exeter, RI 02822
Slightly adapted by Charlie Ipcar, 1/31/03
Tune to verse: Irish traditional "Peggy Lettermore"
Key: C (5/G)

Frederick's of Galilee

G---------------------------C---G--------------------C-----G---D
I was on the docks the o-ther night, when every-thing was still;
-G------------------------C---G----------C----G-------C-G-D7-G
I saw all them Point Ju-dith girls, they was dressed up fit to kill;
----------------------------------C--G------------------C---G--D7
They wore Helly Hansen ca-mi-soles, and oilskin lin-ge-rie,
------------G-------------------C-G-C----G---------C—G-D7-G
'Cause ol' Frederick's of Ga-li-lee had dressed 'em up that day.

Well, I loves a girl in waders, and an old Bikini top,
But lately I've been wondering just where this all will stop;
All them girls down at the Co-op, they's just puttin' on the dog,
Since ol' Frederick's of Galilee sent out his catalog.

G-------D----------------------------------G------------D-G
And he sells a tiny vinyl teddy she can wear out on a date,
-------A------------------------------------------D-------E---------D
And if things don't work out good, she can wear it stringin' bait;
------------G-------------------------------C-----G-C---G---D7
He's got ap-propriate apparel, weather calm or wea-ther rough,
-----G-C-G--------------------------------C-----G---D7------G
And if it's naughty and it's nautical, ol' Fred-dy's got the stuff.

As for fishnet stockings, they makes sense, I confess,
As long as they've been shook out good, they don't leave too much mess,
And if your sweetie's worried, how the seams run straight behind,
Well, here's your chance to show her that you're pretty good with twine.

The Spandex down-filled body suit, where the fasteners won't rust,
It's sure to keep her warm at night, if the industry goes bust;
The silky gill-net wrap-a-round, with the floats to match her eyes,
Goes good with fur-trimmed hipboots with the flares around the thighs.

And the full-uplift floatation vest in a lazy pastel hue,
And a peek-a-boo survival suit that will always see her through;
Give her the polypropylene garter belt, or PVC chemise,
'Cause ol' Frederick has put the sleaze back on the Seven Seas.

(Instrumental break as above)

When it comes to underwire underwater underwear,
Just send a check to Frederick, and get your gal a pair!

It's still full of incredible tongue-twisters, though.


Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee by Jon Campbell
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 06:26 PM

Well, Charley, I've heard of Frederick's of Hollywood here in California, but what's this Fred's of Galilee? Is this something my Rhode Islander wife will be able to explain to me?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee by Jon Campbell
From: Barry Finn
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:01 AM

Sorry Joe I don't think you'll find a Freddy's unless it a pizza joint in RI. This is Jon's sea song spoof. It is based, I believe, on the Frederick's of Hollywood. Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee by Jon Campbell
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 09:49 AM

The consensus around here is the first line in the last verse should read:

"And the full-uplift floatation vest in a LACY pastel hue,"

I'm not sure this one will be together by the next Shanty Swap at the Press Room, but I'm working on it.

There is a Helly Hansen outfitters that I accessed on the internet. I haven't dared try for Frederick's; the kitten gang tends to watch what I bring up on the screen.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee by Jon Campbell
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 04:39 PM

Still having fun with this song but the chords have shifted a bit, and there's a few more folk-processing changes:

Original words by Jon Campbell ©2000
As recorded on Keep on Fishin'
123 Stony Lane, Exeter, RI 02822
Slightly adapted by Charlie Ipcar, 2/14/03
Tune to verse: after Irish traditional "Peggy Lettermore"
Key: C (5/G)

Frederick's of Galilee

G-----------------------C----G-------------C---G--C----G---D
I was on the dock the other night, when eve-ry-thing was still;
-G-----------------------------------------------C--------G-D-G-D7
I dreamed I saw Point Judith girls, they was dressed up fit to kill;
G---------------------------C------G-----------C--G---C--G-D7
They wore Helly Hansen ca-mi-soles, and oil-skin lin-ge-rie,
--------G--------------------------------C--------G--D7------G
For ol' Frederick's of Ga-li-lee had decked 'em out that day.

Well, I loves a girl in waders, and an old Bikini top,
But lately I've been wondering just where all this will stop;
For them girls down at the Co-op, they's just puttin' on the dog,
Since ol' Frederick's of Galilee shipped out his catalog.

G-------D----------------------------------G------------D7-G
And he sells a tiny vinyl teddy she can wear out on a date,
-------A------------------------------------------D-----E---------D
And if things don't work out good, she can use it stringin' bait;
------------G-------------------------------C-----G-C---G---D7
He's got ap-propriate apparel, weather calm or wea-ther rough,
------------G--------------C--G------------C-----G---D7-----G
And if it's naughty and it's nautical, ol' Fred-dy's got the stuff.

As for fishnet stockings, they makes sense, I confess,
As long as they've been shook out good, they don't leave too much mess,
And if your sweetie's worried how the seams run straight behind,
Well, here's your chance to show her that you're pretty good with twine.

That Spandex down-filled body suit, where the fasteners won't rust,
Is sure to keep her warm at night, if the industry goes bust;
The silky gill-net wrap-a-round, with the floats to match her eyes,
Looks good with fur-trimmed hipboots with the flares around the thighs.

There's a full-uplift floatation vest in a lacy pastel hue,
And a peek-a-boo survival suit that will always see her through;
Give her the polypropylene garter belt, or PVC chemise,
For ol' Frederick's has put the sleaze back on the Seven Seas.

(Instrumental break as above)

When it comes to underwire underwater underwear,
Just send a check to Freddy's, and get your gal a pair!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee by Jon Campbel
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 02:55 PM

Oh, and here's the Australian version of this old folk song that I collected in Sydney a few years back (copy and paste into WORD/TIMES/12 to line up chords):

Original words by Jon Campbell, © 2000
Frederick's of Galilee as recorded on Keep on Fishin'
Word adapted by Charlie Ipcar, 10/6/03
Tune: after Irish traditional "Peggy Lettermore"

Key: C (5/G)

Frederick's of Woolloomooloo

G-------------------------C----G-----------C---G--C----G---D
I was on the docks the other night, and eve-ry-thing was still;
-G----------------------------------------------------C--------G-D-G-D7
I dreamed I saw them Pyrmont girls, they was dressed up fit to kill;
G----------------------------C------G-----------C--G---C--G-D7
They wore Helly Hansen ca-mi-soles, and oil-skin lin-ge-rie,
-----------G-----------------------------------------C--------G--D7------G
Since ol' Frederick's of Woolloomooloo had decked 'em out that day.

Well, I loves a gal in wellies, and an old Bikini top,
But lately I've been wonderin' just where all this will stop;
For the girls all down on Wattle Street, they've puttin' on the dog,
Since ol' Frederick's of Woolloomooloo shipped out his catalog.

G-------D-----------------------------------G------------D7-G
And he sells a tiny vinyl teddy she can wear out on a date,
A--------------------------------------------------D-----E---------D
And if things don't work out good, she can use it stringin' bait;
------------G--------------------------------C-----G-C---G---D7
He's got ap-propriate apparel, weather calm or wea-ther rough!
------------G--------------C--G-------------C-----G---D7-----G
And if it's naughty and it's nautical, ol' Fred-dy's got the stuff.

As for fishnet stockings, they make sense I confess;
As long as they've been shook out good, they don't leave too much mess,
And if your Sheila's worried how the seams run straight behind,
Here's your chance to show 'er that you're pretty good with twine.

That Spandex down-filled body suit, where the fasteners won't rust,
Is sure to keep 'er warm at night, if the industry goes bust;
That silky gill-net wrap-a-round, with the floats to match 'er eyes,
Looks good with fur-trimmed hipboots with the flares around the thighs.

There's a full-uplift floatation vest in a lacy pastel hue,
And a peek-a-boo survival suit that will always see her through;
Give her that polypropylene garter belt, the PVC chemise,
For ol' Freddy has put the sleaze back on the Seven Seas.

(Instrumental break as above)

When it comes to underwire, underwater, underwear,
Just send a check to Freddy's, and get your gal a pair!

Note:

With muffled oars the small skiff makes it's way out from the shadow of the great finger pier. In the predawn glow several figures slip silently over the side in their underwire, underwater, underwear from Frederick's of Woolloomooloo...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Woolloomooloo
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 10:07 PM

This is a blatant rip off of Jon Campbell's fine song "Frederick's of Galilee" which I collected in a foray to Sydney, Australia, one dark evening when I paid a visit to the great finger pier in Woolloomolloo Bay (copy and paste into WORD/TIMES/12 to line up chords):

Original words by Jon Campbell, © 2000
Frederick's of Galilee as recorded on Keep on Fishin'
Words adapted by Charlie Ipcar, 10/6/03
Tune: after Irish traditional Peggy Lettermore
Key: C (5/G)

Frederick's of Woolloomooloo


G-------------------------C----G-----------C---G--C----G---D
I was on the docks the other night, and eve-ry-thing was still;
-G----------------------------------------------------C--------G-D-G-D7
I dreamed I saw them Pyrmont girls, they was dressed up fit to kill;
G----------------------------C------G-----------C--G---C--G-D7
They wore Helly Hansen ca-mi-soles, and oil-skin lin-ge-rie,
-----------G-----------------------------------------C--------G--D7------G
Since ol' Frederick's of Woolloomooloo had decked 'em out that day.

Well, I loves a gal in wellies, and an old Bikini top,
But lately I've been wonderin' just where all this will stop;
For the girls all down on Wattle Street, they've puttin' on the dog,
Since ol' Frederick's of Woolloomooloo shipped out his catalog.


G-------D-----------------------------------G------------D7-G
And he sells a tiny vinyl teddy she can wear out on a date,
A--------------------------------------------------D-----E---------D
And if things don't work out good, she can use it stringin' bait;
------------G--------------------------------C-----G-C---G---D7
He's got ap-propriate apparel, weather calm or wea-ther rough!
------------G--------------C--G-------------C-----G---D7-----G
And if it's naughty and it's nautical, ol' Fred-dy's got the stuff.

As for fishnet stockings, they make sense I confess;
As long as they've been shook out good, they don't leave too much mess,
And if your Sheila's worried how the seams run straight behind,
Here's your chance to show 'er that you're pretty good with twine.

That Spandex down-filled body suit, where the fasteners won't rust,
Is sure to keep 'er warm at night, if the industry goes bust;
That silky gill-net wrap-a-round, with the floats to match 'er eyes,
Looks good with fur-trimmed hipboots with the flares around the thighs.

There's a full-uplift floatation vest in a lacy pastel hue,
And a peek-a-boo survival suit that will always see her through;
Give her that polypropylene garter belt, the PVC chemise,
For ol' Freddy has put the sleaze back on the Seven Seas.

(Instrumental break as above)

When it comes to underwire, underwater, underwear,
Just send a check to Freddy's, and get your gal a pair!

Here's a link to how I sing this song: click here for lyrics and MP3!

The original reference to "Fredrick's" has to do with a sexy catalog put out by Frederick's of Hollywood.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Notes:

With muffled oars the small skiff makes its way out from the shadow of the great finger pier. In the predawn glow several figures slip silently over the side in their underwire, underwater, underwear from Frederick's of Woolloomooloo...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Woolloomooloo
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:32 PM

What fun!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Woolloomooloo
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 08:16 AM

Yes. Thanks, Charlie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Woolloomooloo
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 08:22 AM

I still don't understand how Galilee comes into it. I looked in my atlas, and there's no Galilee in Rhode Island, the original site of the song. Oh well...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Woolloomooloo
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 12:11 PM

There is a Galilee in Rhode Island, right next to Jerusalem, on the end of Point Judith.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee (Jon Campbell)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 08:52 PM

Being married to a woman from Rhode Island, I will withhold comment....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee (Jon Campbell)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 10:12 PM

So it is, Marc. Right between Narragansett and Quonochontaug. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee (Jon Campbell)
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 07:57 AM

And Quonochontaug's claim to fame is no one knows how to pronounce it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee (Jon Campbell)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 08:19 AM

It's a wonder that Jon didn't choose to honor "Quonochontaug" instead of "Galilee" given all the other jaw-breakers that are in the verses.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee (Jon Campbell)
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 08:20 AM

And Fox Mulder's family had a summer home there. Though he didn't talk like a Rhode Islander.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frederick's of Galilee (Jon Campbell)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 09:43 AM

What kind of foxes does he mold?


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