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ADD: I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)

Forsh 30 May 03 - 07:07 AM
masato sakurai 30 May 03 - 08:55 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Jun 03 - 10:24 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 06 Jun 03 - 12:34 AM
open mike 06 Jun 03 - 02:09 AM
GUEST,Davetnova 06 Jun 03 - 06:03 AM
BUTTERFLY 06 Jun 03 - 06:05 AM
mexican 06 Jun 03 - 09:09 AM
MickT 06 Jun 03 - 10:46 AM
Schantieman 06 Jun 03 - 10:59 AM
GUEST,Andrew 06 Jun 03 - 05:39 PM
mexican 06 Jun 03 - 07:13 PM
Jim Dixon 21 May 13 - 09:05 AM
GUEST,Sooz (sans cookie) 21 May 13 - 11:05 AM
EBarnacle 21 May 13 - 12:23 PM
wysiwyg 22 May 13 - 11:15 AM
Johnny J 22 May 13 - 11:22 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: Forsh
Date: 30 May 03 - 07:07 AM

I had an old dear singing a snippet of this song, 'I like bananas cos the don't have bones' probably a post war song/music hall. Any takers?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 May 03 - 08:55 AM

Is this the song?

I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)

~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Add: I LIKE BANANAS (BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BONE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jun 03 - 10:24 PM

Lyrics and chords copied from http://www.5thaurora.com/campfire/index32.html. I corrected the words a bit to make them correspond to the sheet music at http://www.hoosierhotshots.com/ilikebananas.html. That page also has some "parody" verses (How can you parody something this silly?) that are not included in the sheet music.

I LIKE BANANAS (BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BONES)
(Chris Yacich)

C                G7                C
Standing by the fruit store on the corner,
C                G7       C
Once I heard a customer complain:
D7                   G      D7                G
"You never seem to show the fruit we all love so.
   D7                               G
That's why business hasn't been the same.

C                         D7
I don't like your peaches. They are full of stones.
G7                                  C
I like bananas because they have no bones.

C                      D7
Don't give me tomatoes. Can't stand ice cream cones.
G7                                  C
I like bananas because they have no bones.

F                                       C
No matter where I go with Suzy, May, or Anna,
D7                Am    D7             G7
I want the world to know I must have my bananas.

C                   D7
Cabbages and onions hurt my singing tones.
G7                                  C
I like bananas because they have no bones.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 12:34 AM

The Chorus - a favorite of my mothers.

I never imagined it to be a "real song," or, to even have words beyond the chorus.

Wow! This is trip down a memory lane that was completely forgotten.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: open mike
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 02:09 AM

reminds me of "i like to Eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas,
etc. then you sing it again with each vowel..
i like to eat eat eat eeples and ba-nee-nees
repeating with A-E-I-O-U
not the song you want of course, but another fun one
inclluding bananas...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: GUEST,Davetnova
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 06:03 AM

There is also the song, Bananas, by the Welsh rock band Man(mid sixties to still going).-

I like to eat bananas because they have no bones
Ilike marijuana because it gets me stoned.
etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: BUTTERFLY
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 06:05 AM

The late Trevor Crozier also sang this song on a LP called I think "Trouble Over Bridgewater". I prefer "Yes, We have No Bananas" myself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: mexican
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 09:09 AM

Yes the MAN song is great

I like to eat bananas 'cos they got no bones
I like marajuana 'cos it gets me stoned

Put the seed into the ground
Wait for the sun to come around
Nurture it with loving care
Give it rain, sun and air
Let it grow .. ooh ooh..
Then you wait for it to sprout
Time to get the RIZLAS OUT


Something along those lines - I know it's not exactly right, I haven't heard it for about 25 years!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: MickT
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 10:46 AM

Follow this link for info on the great MAN!!!!

http://www.manband.net/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: Schantieman
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 10:59 AM

...and then there's this old Scout campfire song:

I like bananas, monkey nuts and grapes.
I like bananas, monkey nuts and grapes.
I like bananas, monkey nuts and grapes -
That's why they call me Tarzan of the Apes!

....I'll get my coat.

BTW, welcome back, thou Mudcat!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: GUEST,Andrew
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 05:39 PM

Just to repeat but I saw MAN perform their version at Birmingham University mid 70s and it has lived with me ever since, as has the vistion of them driving through Edgbaston at 7;00 in the morning in a soft top.

Cant quite reconcile my love of folk music with my love of that event but there we are ...   or as we say in Welsh Dyma Ieaun


Andrew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: mexican
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 07:13 PM

Spunk Box (rock) was another great man song:-

You make me wanna run and screw my head into the ground
I know you love me, like the fox he loves the hound!

far out!


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Subject: ADD: I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 May 13 - 09:05 AM

I LIKE BANANAS (BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BONES)
As sung by Billy Cotton on "Vintage Comic Music of the '20s & '30s"

Standing by the fruit store on the corner,
Once I heard a customer complain:
You never seem to show
The fruit we all love so.
That's why business hasn't been the same.

I don't like your peaches; they are full of stones,
But I like bananas because they have no bones.
Don't give me tomatoes; can't stand ice-cream cones,
But I like bananas because they have no bones.
No matter where I go,
With Suzy, May, or Anna,
I want the world to know
I must have my banana.
Cabbages and onions hurt my singing tones,
But I like bananas because they have no bones.

Now I don't care for muffins; I don't like buttered scones,
Ah, but I like bananas because they have no bones.
I don't like giggling flappers; I don't like ancient crones,
But I like bananas because they have no bones.
And fig leaves and bearskins
That you girls often trip on,
Why not have banana skins?
They're easy things to slip on.
I can't bear tax collectors, especially one who phones,
But I like bananas because they have no bones.

I don't like a crooner; of the blues he moans,
But we like bananas because they have no bones.
I don't like politicians; they're human gramophones.
We like bananas because they have no bones.
I never cared for drink.
To me it seems so sinful.
Though when you come to think,
Bananas get a skinful.
I don't like the bagpipes and I can't stand saxophones.
We like bananas because they have no bones.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: GUEST,Sooz (sans cookie)
Date: 21 May 13 - 11:05 AM

There is an updated version on Joe Brown's Ukulele Album.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Bananas
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 May 13 - 12:23 PM

My ex used so sing [to the same melody--
I bake the cookies for the czar!

Same vintage?


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Subject: RE: ADD: I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 May 13 - 11:15 AM

Also on YouTube. Catchy!

~S~


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Subject: RE: ADD: I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)
From: Johnny J
Date: 22 May 13 - 11:22 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGuHe2S6TKo&feature=player_embedded

New words like "I don't like computers and I don't like mobile phones"

Classic album which you you should all buy!


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Subject: RE: ADD: I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)
From: GUEST,Phil14Vic
Date: 23 May 13 - 09:17 AM

It's on Joe Browns "Ukelele Album" which I recommend most highly!


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