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Humorous songs required

Rambling Boy 11 Apr 03 - 11:04 AM
Joe Offer 11 Apr 03 - 11:26 AM
Amos 11 Apr 03 - 11:38 AM
Leadfingers 11 Apr 03 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,ClaireBear 11 Apr 03 - 02:09 PM
alanabit 11 Apr 03 - 02:23 PM
Clinton Hammond 11 Apr 03 - 02:45 PM
Stilly River Sage 11 Apr 03 - 02:55 PM
Tiger 11 Apr 03 - 04:17 PM
M.Ted 11 Apr 03 - 04:31 PM
BEK 11 Apr 03 - 06:50 PM
Clinton Hammond 11 Apr 03 - 07:16 PM
smokeyjoe 11 Apr 03 - 07:46 PM
southpaw 11 Apr 03 - 09:54 PM
Deckman 11 Apr 03 - 10:26 PM
GUEST,The O'Meara 12 Apr 03 - 12:43 PM
SharonA 12 Apr 03 - 04:28 PM
Cornflake 12 Apr 03 - 10:05 PM
GUEST,The Fantum 14 Apr 03 - 08:12 AM
GUEST,Ray Bucknell 14 Apr 03 - 09:05 AM
reggie miles 14 Apr 03 - 09:45 AM
GUEST,PoppaGator 14 Apr 03 - 02:46 PM
Pseudolus 14 Apr 03 - 04:38 PM
Rambling Boy 16 Apr 03 - 09:06 AM
Callie 16 Apr 03 - 09:14 AM
GUEST,rob wright 16 Apr 03 - 10:27 AM
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Subject: Folklore: Humorous songs required
From: Rambling Boy
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 11:04 AM

Help needed please with sources for up-to-date humorous songs . Done Mike Harding/Fred Wedlock/Eric Bogle to death . Need some inspiration. Names of Singers/Album Titles or Titles of songs would be very much appreciated !


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 11:26 AM

Hi, Rambling Boy - Try a DT Keyword Search (also available in our dropdown QuickLinks Menu). Categories you might try are humor, parody, and musichall.
For good Wisconsin humor that often spills to the rest of the world, try Peter and Lou Berryman. You'll find a number of their songs here at Mudcat. You can also go to Folk-Legacy Records and order the recordings of Art Thieme and Kendall Morse, two entertaining recording stars who hang out here at Mudcat.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Amos
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 11:38 AM

You would also do well to trawl the Mudcat Songbook, especially the Song Challenges, which are almost always humorous.

A


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 01:58 PM

Any thing by Keith Donnelly A very funny man .


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 02:09 PM

...or practically anything by the Austin Lounge Lizards


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: alanabit
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 02:23 PM

I would look up Tom Lehrer or Shel Silverstein in Google.I assume you are playing in Britain, as you mentioned Fred Wedlock and Mike Harding. If you get really stuck, you can even PM me. I have a few songs which some people find amusing - and at least you can be certain that your audience has never heard them before!


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 02:45 PM

Look up "Bowser & Blue"... Pair of Canadian wackos who write GREAT funny stuff...

Also, Lorn Elliot

The Arrogant Worms

Moxy Fruvious

Captain Tractor

Just to name a few...

:-)


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 02:55 PM

I thought Jim Stafford did some very funny songs when I heard him on Smothers Brothers years ago. Very sharp and witty. Are any of the his words around? (Not in the DT) Don't know if he's doing any of the same stuff now (I see by my Google that he is entrenched in Branson, MO. That seems to spell a long slow decline, once you're parked there and all of middle America comes to your theater to hear your old classics. So maybe the songs I remember hearing ARE still in circulation. . .).

Tom Lehrer should enjoy a resurgence in popularity--many of his songs seem to fit with the times again.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Tiger
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 04:17 PM

John Forster, Les Barker, Jake Thackray.

Older - Charley Drew, Oscar Brand, Homer & Jethro, Flanders & Swann.

Plus, those mentioned.


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: M.Ted
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 04:31 PM

Up to date seems the watchword here--are you looking for topical songs or sly social commentary, and it simply to listen to, or will you be performing them? And in what situation? The more you tell us, the more we can help--some might even be willing to write things for you, which, depending on how desperate you are, may be helpful--


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: BEK
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 06:50 PM

Mark Russell, for up-to-date US commentary. Some of Loudon Wainwright is funny....but, maybe not as up to date as you would want. The guy from "Open House"---Mark???----is absolutely a gut buster....


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 07:16 PM

Oh ya... D'uh Louden's great!

Especially IWIWAL!!!!

LOL


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: smokeyjoe
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 07:46 PM

I always got a kick outta NRBQ. Look for 'The Dough got Low', or 'Dry up, and Blow Away', to name a couple.


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: southpaw
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 09:54 PM

I still think the Smother's Brother's weird humor is very funny - all the old folk ballads they re-did words to like "John Henry" Fox and Hen... Then their other stuff.. Map of the world, Vat of Chocolat. My 20 year old just discovered my old records and thought they were hilarious! ( odd sense of humor runs in the family perhaps)


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Deckman
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 10:26 PM

An oldy but a goody ... Bob Gibson's "Tomorrow." CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: GUEST,The O'Meara
Date: 12 Apr 03 - 12:43 PM

Robbie O'Connell's album of Humerous Song's (Sister Josephine, The Vatican's apology to Galileo,etc. Very good stuff!

O'Meara


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Apr 03 - 04:28 PM

Dan Pelletier. To give you an idea of his sense of humor, here are lyrics to a couple of his songs (after linking to them, scroll down):

"I Must Be Doing Something Wrong": http://www.hudsonvalleyrecords.com/dp/something.html

"Three Chances": http://www.hudsonvalleyrecords.com/dp/threechances.html


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Cornflake
Date: 12 Apr 03 - 10:05 PM

I second the Austin Lounge Lizards, although I'm not sure how well they translate across the Atlantic. (I'm biased; they do two of my songs.) Check out discography on this link for some lyrics. http://www.austinlizards.com


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: GUEST,The Fantum
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 08:12 AM

The most prolific source of humourous songs must be the Kipper Family and Sid Kipper
There is an immense amount of his stuff in the forum.
Another profitable source is Les Barker
Occasional flashes of comic song come from
The Yetties
Cosmatheka
Jasper Carrot
Pam Ayres
Harder to find are
Dave Summers
A group called Therapy The woman in the duo was Fiona Simpson
Bob Williamson

There is a lot of comic stuff in that lot

Regards

Fantum


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: GUEST,Ray Bucknell
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 09:05 AM

I was going to suggest The Arrogant Worms but someone beat me to it!   Ditto the Smothers Brothers; their stuff has held up really well.   Much of Tom Lehrer's material is also pertinent today, and let us not forget the comic repertoire of the Chad Mitchell Trio.


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: reggie miles
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 09:45 AM

Robert One-Man Johnson's "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service" is a hoot. I didn't know it until just now when I looked it up but it's co-written by a long time friend of Robert's and fellow entertainer Larry Heagle. Larry's "Vasectomy" is another goodun. Bert Williams recorded "Some Little Bug" a very long time ago but it still is a fun one to sing. I'll think of more and post again later.


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: GUEST,PoppaGator
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 02:46 PM

I noticed that someone mentioned NRBQ, which prompts me to recommend their wacky friend Chandler Travis; for more info see:

www.sonictrout.com/bands/chandler/blurbs.html

(Sorry not to make the above a link -- you can copy-and-paste it easily enough, no?)

As leader of the gone-but-not-forgotten bands Club Wow and Incredible Casuals, Chandler often provided an opening act for comedian George Carlin on many national tours. Almost every song he writes is at least a little funny, although some try to be minimally serious while others are just plain crazy. The live show by his current outfit, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, are quite hilarious.

My current favorite CT song *title,* by the way, is "Village of the Darned," on last autumn's "Llama Rhymes" CD.


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Pseudolus
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 04:38 PM

Somebody already mentioned Sister Josephine, but no link, this is one very funny song!!!!   Here's a link.....

Frank


Sister Josephine


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Rambling Boy
Date: 16 Apr 03 - 09:06 AM


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: Callie
Date: 16 Apr 03 - 09:14 AM

Austin Lounge Lizards translate very well across the Atlantic! We do "Old Blevins". Getting the accent right is the only challenge!


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Subject: RE: Humorous songs required
From: GUEST,rob wright
Date: 16 Apr 03 - 10:27 AM

Taggart and Wight do a few best are "The Cheshire Set" and "Big in Birkenhead" and a new one " Its Festival Season Again".

See them on Friday 25 April at The Cross Keys on Lower Bridge Street in Chester. 8.30pm Start.

Visit their web site www.sky-web.net/taggartandwright/ for other dates.


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