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Lyr Req: The Hug (Ben Sands)(also Fred Small)

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GUEST,spalpeen 04 Jul 03 - 07:08 PM
Helen 04 Jul 03 - 07:14 PM
GUEST,spalpeen 04 Jul 03 - 09:03 PM
wysiwyg 04 Jul 03 - 09:17 PM
Joe Offer 04 Jul 03 - 10:37 PM
Murray MacLeod 05 Jul 03 - 01:30 PM
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Susanne (skw) 05 Jul 03 - 06:14 PM
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Joe Offer 06 Jul 03 - 02:00 AM
Murray MacLeod 06 Jul 03 - 04:15 AM
Ernest 06 Jul 03 - 09:51 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: . The Hug.
From: GUEST,spalpeen
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 07:08 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: Helen
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 07:14 PM

Do you have any more info on this? What sort of song, music style, where did you hear it? Do you want the lyrics or music or both? etc etc etc

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: GUEST,spalpeen
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 09:03 PM

Hi Helen.
I heard this song on Highland Radio transmitted from Co.donegal. Eire.
via internet, I think the singer was ???? O'Reilly the lyrics are very interesting and send out a wonderful message, can't remember any words apart from title.(THE HUG)
               Thank you for reply.
                                 spalpeen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 09:17 PM

By Fred Small?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 10:37 PM

I'll bet Susan's guess of Fred Small is correct. I'm not sure if I like the song, but I posted it here (click).
-Joe Offer-

Thread #26625   Message #321276
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Oct-00 - 06:44 PM
Thread Name: I need a hug
Subject: ADD: The Hug Song - Fred Small

Maybe this will help, Hollowfox. I copied from here (click).
-Joe Offer-

The Hug Song
(Fred Small)

CHORUS:
I want a hug when we say hello
I want a hug when it's time to go
I want a hug 'cause I want you to konw
I'm awfully fond of you.
I want a hug--what a wonderful feeling
I want a hug--to feel you squeezing
I want a hug--it certainly seems like
The natural thing to do!

When I was a little bitty baby child, my momma used to hold me tight
My daddy used to come and pick me up when I got scared at night
The years have passed, I've grown so fast, and mostly I feel strong
But timid or bold, I'm never too old to sing this cozy song.

CHORUS

Now some folks don't like hugging--they think they're too tough
I bet they'd be a whole lot friendlier if they were just hugged enough
When you hug the ones who love you, an amazing thing you learn
When you give a hug, you just can't help but get one in return!

CHORUS

Sometimes grownups are grouchy and they put the blame on you
Sometimes you make just a little mistake though you did the best you could do
Sometimes love is everywhere and it's a beautiful day
And every time is the perfect time to open your arms and say:

CHORUS

©1981, Pine Barrens Music BMI
Somebody reminded me that this is the children's version of this song. Murray posted the adult version here (click).
-Joe Offer, July, 2003-


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HUG SONG (Fred Small)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 01:30 PM

Joe, are your lyrics incomplete ? Full version as I remember it :

THE HUG
(Fred Small)

Dan Murrow is a mighty friendly man
He's big and round like a bear
He hugs his friends and his friends hug him
Anytime, anywhere.
His patients would come for therapy
To drive their blues away
And sooner or later they'd feel a lot better
Cause this is what he'd say:

CHORUS:
I want a hug when we say hello
I want a hug when it's time to go
I want a hug 'cause I want you to konw
I'm awfully fond of you.
I want a hug--what a wonderful feeling
I want a hug--to feel you squeezing
I want a hug--it certainly seems like
The natural thing to do!

But when the head of the hospital heard about it
He got all annoyed
Cause hugging is sexual sublimation
According to Doctor Freud.
You can beat 'em down, you can hide 'em away,
You can keep 'em quiet with drugs,
You can strap 'em and zap 'em with electroshock
But you better not give 'em a hug.
CHORUS

So the boss says, "Dan, clean out your desk--
Your conduct is lax and lewd.
Any deviation from standard medical
Practice can get us sued."
Now, Dan don't feel too bad for himself
He's really kind of proud.
But he's sorry for the people who are locked away
Where hugging ain't allowed.
CHORUS

(for kids)
CHORUS
When I was a little bitty baby child, my momma used to hold me tight
My daddy used to come and pick me up when I got scared at night
The years have passed, I've grown so fast, and mostly I feel strong
But timid or bold, I'm never too old to sing this cozy song.
CHORUS

Now some folks don't like hugging--they think they're too tough
I bet they'd be a whole lot friendlier if they were just hugged enough
When you hug the ones who love you, an amazing thing you learn
When you give a hug, you just can't help but get one in return!
CHORUS

Sometimes grownups are grouchy and they put the blame on you
Sometimes you make just a little mistake though you did the best you could do
Sometimes love is everywhere and it's a beautiful day
And every time is the perfect time to open your arms and say:
CHORUS

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: CapriUni
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 04:21 PM

Well, I don't know about Joe -- but I like it!

Where can I hear the tune for this?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 06:14 PM

More lyrics and a few notes at My Songbook. It was recorded by Iain MacKintosh on his CD 'Risks and Roses', still available from Greentrax.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 08:06 PM

oops! I got lost in there AGAIN!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 02:00 AM

Now, Murray, I guess I have to admit you got me. Fred Small copyrighted the "adult" version in 1981, and the children's version in 1984. I neglected to post the adult lyrics.

Still, I have to say I don't quite believe you. You said that the lyrics are the full version as you remember it. The lyrics are exactly the same as those printed in Breaking from the Line - The Songs of Fred Small. Even the punctuation is exactly the same (except that the songbook doesn't have the third children's verse).
So, 'fess up - am I supposed to believe you have a photogenic memory?

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 04:15 AM

Ahh, Joe, no intent to deceive on my part.

When I clicked on your link above and read the lyrics you had posted, I was convinced that there was a verse missing from the song that I remembered from years ago, so I went hunting on the net to see if I could trace it down.

The version I posted above is, as you correctly surmise, a copy and paste job.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: Ernest
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 09:51 AM

Hello Guest Spalpeen,
was that the song you meant?
If not, Ben Sands of the Sands Family wrote a different one with that title. It is recorded on his last CD "Better already".
His e-mail adress (as said on the CD) is "bensands77@hotmail.com".
Yours
Ernest


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: GUEST,Spalpeen
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 07:50 PM

I wish to thank all you wonderful music lovers who have responded to my request, all I know that the singer was ????? O'Reilly, must try and listen on Highland Radio again perhaps it may get played,
                     Many thank's.
                               Spalpeen.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HUG (Ben Sands)
From: GUEST,spalpeen
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 10:50 AM

Hi Ernest.
Just put in a request on highland radio and Ben Sands was mentioned.
Chorus goes:

Oh, we all need a hug in the morning, and one at the end of the day.
As many as possible squeezed in between, to keep life's troubles at bay.
No matter wherever you ramble, your problems be great or be small,
It's my belief for instant relief a hug is the best cure of all.

I haven't picked up all the lyrics as it's got four verses. Thank you for all your help. spalpeen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 08:30 PM

Click here for a description of Ben Sands' album "Better Already." It contains the song "Hug" with the liner notes saying "A wonderful conclusion that the simple Hug is indeed the best medication known to mankind."

This is probably the one you want. It's not the same as Fred Small's song, which is more properly known as "The Hug Song."

Sorry, I couldn't find the lyrics or any sound samples.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HUG (Ben Sands)
From: Ernest
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 02:04 AM

Verses are:

1. I remember I wasn't much older than four, maybe five, at the most.
The go-to-school mornings were colder - no such thing as a bus.
Our mother'd be searching for school bags and combing our hair the wrong way.
As she buttered our toast, and buttoned our coats, here's what my mother would say:

CHORUS: Oh, we all need a hug in the morning, and one at the end of the day.
As many as possible squeezed in between, to keep life's troubles at bay.
No matter wherever you ramble, your problems be great or be small,
It's my belief for instant relief a hug is the best cure of all.

2. I met an old exile in Boston who longed to go back home one day,
But he thought no one there would be carin', for he had been so long away.
To stop a teardrop in his coffee, he gave his whiskers a tug,
And I knew that he'd give all he needed to live for a big welcome-home-again hug.

3. There's a doctor who lives out in China, a master of medical arts.
They tell me that there is no finer in curing all defective parts.
He says that the very best treatment, the only truly safe drug,
The only elixir that surely will fix you, is a big warm, old-fashioned hug.

4. And when Adam was cast from the garden and feeling that life was unfair,
His temper was starting to harden when Eve said, "I've nothing to wear."
But God in his temper looked kindly. He gave his wild shoulders a shrug.
"I'll give humankind a small piece of my mind." And so he created the hug.

5. A letter can bring consolation. A phone call can brighten the night.
In the midst of great aggravation, they can put at least some wrong things to right;
But when your heart feels like it's breaking, your life slipping down past the plug,
And you feel like a ghost, the thing you want most is someone to give you a hug!

Virtual hugs
Ernest


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Reqd. The Hug.
From: christycant
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 06:27 AM

"Hug" lyrics and sound clip at www.bensands.com


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