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Lyr Req: Nip It in the Bud (Barney Fife)

Blackcatter 16 Aug 03 - 01:34 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: Blackcatter
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 01:34 AM

Hi all,

There's a song I keep partially remembering that I heard several years ago. Called Nip It In The Bud. It's a tribute of sorts to Barney Fife.

The chorus goes something like:

I've got to nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.
Nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.
I think I need to get a life and say good by to Barney Fife and
Nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.

I have found that it was by "Comedians Rooster (Todd Yahn) and Roadrunner." Or at least that is what the John Boy and Billy Show website says (that's where I've heard it). And that's all the site says.

I haven't been able to find anymore info than that. Any help? Especially lyrics?

Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr Add: NIP IT IN THE BUD (from The B-52's)
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 02:11 AM

Here ya go.......

Oh-woh-oh - Nip it in the bud
No-woh-oh - Nip it in the bud
Oh-woh-oh - I say 'Froze you!'
No-woh-oh - Nothin' I can do
Can't - oh oh
Can't give it in - Ho-ooh-oh ho-woooah
Woh-oh-oh Nip it in the bud
Woh-oh-oh Nip it in the bud
You lock me out, you lock me out, huh...
Lock me out, ah, lock me out...
Nip it in the bud - I don't know!
Give it a shove - Hey hey
Head 'em up! head 'em up!
Move 'em out! move 'em out!
I'm no fool!
Ain't got no... place to go...
I don't know... I don't care...
If you just go on... and get me there
Oh, I don't want to ruffle your feathers
I don't care if you don't go
I'll just go do and beware ho-oh ho-oh...
Nip it in the bud
Give it a shove
Hey you gotta head 'em up! move 'em out!
Come take me away!
Say, come take me away!
Nip it in the bud...

By B-52, from here:http://www.metrolyrics.com/lyrics/97169/B-52s/Nip_It_In_The_Bud/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: Blackcatter
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 11:17 AM

Thanks Sorcha but,

That's not exactly the song I was looking for. The song I'm looking for is a nostalgic and humorous paen to the comic genius of Don Knott's classic character Barney Fife.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 12:27 PM

Not exactly what you want - but along the demented path.



http://www.simpleprop.com/wadE/welovebarneyfife.mp3

Guns and Roses Tribute MP3



"We Love Barney Fife"



Sincerely,

Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: Blackcatter
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 05:42 PM

Thanks Garg.

I like that - but mostly because I see it as poking fun at the original song...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 08:22 PM

Hmm, I thought that one had (Barney Fife)on the web page. Do you have any lyrics at all?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 10:18 PM

Who are you addressing Sorcha?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: Blackcatter
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 11:54 PM

Hey.

Lyrics I know are the chorus (above)

And another part is:

Oh, my Barney, oh, my Barney, had a jail and couldn't lock it.
Had one bullet for his pistol, had to keep it in his pocket.

Now that appears to be another song - sung to the tune of Clementine, but it also appears in the "Nip It In The Bud" and actually continues with a part that is:

"His left front pocket.
Episope 125 (or whatever #) His right front pocket.
All other episodes - His left front pocket."

The refference is that he appeared to keep his bullet in a different pocket in only one of the episodes that shows the bullet in the pocket gag.

I know this is espteric, but I can't believe that the lyrics aren't out there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: Blackcatter
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 12:21 AM

refresh


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Subject: Lyr Add: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 11:50 AM

Song written about Barney
"Oh, My Darin' Barney Fife"
This? Didn't find any more of it; think this is all of it.

(Sung to the tune of "Oh, My Darlin' Clementine")
In a jailhouse, down in Dixie, fightin' crime and risking life,
Dwelled a sheriff and his buddy, pistol-packing Barney Fife.
Oh, my darin', oh, my darin', oh, my darin' Barney Fife.
He's a deadly crime-stopper, what a copper, Barney Fife.
One day there came a-ridin' two bad men to rob a bank.
But Fife was tricky, a dead-eye dickey. Now they're locked up in the tank.
(Andy added this part:)
Oh, my Barney, oh, my Barney, had a jail and couldn't lock it.
Had one bullet for his pistol, had to keep it in his pocket.

From: Andy Griffith Home Page.
Lots of cool stuff there!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: Blackcatter
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 09:51 AM

Yeah, the last two lines are used in the song, but not all of it. The song actually changes a few times it's not a verse - chorus - verse - chorus song.

Thanks for trying Sorcha. These days it's frustrating when something ISN'T out on the Net somewhere.


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From: Blackcatter
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 01:53 AM

I'm refreshing this because I still can't find the lyrics.

The song might mbe called the Barney Fife Boogie, but I don't know for sure.

The John Boy and Billy show have not responded to my email. I rarely listen to the show anymore (for a few years) so I don't know if they ever play the song anymore.

Anyone gets me the lyrics, I'll buy them a Mudcat T-shirt.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 02:35 AM

At a border, down in Tuscon, fightin' crime and riskin' life,
Dwelled a sheriff and his buddy, pistol-packing Barney Fife.

Oh, my darin', oh, my darnin' oh, my darin' Barney Fife.
He's a deadly migrant-stopper, what a copper Barney Fife.

Then one day there come a-ridin' two bad Cally For Ny Ans.
But Fife was tricky, a dead-eye dickey. Wow they don't look like Americans!

Oh, my darin', oh, my darnin' oh, my darin' Barney Fife.
He's a deadly migrant-stopper, what a copper Barney Fife.

He messed with Loree, he's a goner, his life will be a living hell
Booper laughs and calls him over, guess you'll be joining me as well

Oh, my darin', oh, my darnin' oh, my darin' Barney Fife.
He's a deadly migrant-stopper, what a copper Barney Fife.

I'm not sure why, Loree didn't show him, her tattoo upon her ass
Stars and Stripes will wave forever, he would've simply let her pass

Oh, my darin', oh, my darnin' oh, my darin' Barney Fife.
He's a deadly migrant-stopper, what a copper Barney Fife.

Now this story, is ending happy, Loree's free and Booper's glad
He didn't want to drive forever, especially when the woman's mad

Oh, my darin', oh, my darnin' oh, my darin' Barney Fife.
He's a deadly migrant-stopper, what a copper Barney Fife.


Found at a google of this

Loree71 vs. the Border Patrol Agent with an IQ too low to measure ...

However, it ain't what BC is lookin' for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife)
From: GUEST,Fire Captain
Date: 01 Jun 08 - 02:15 AM

The Song is by Comedians Rooster and Road Runner. I could not find any official site for the pair, but I did find the song that you want on youtube. it can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlB6WrfBDpg


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Subject: Lyr Add: NIP IT (IN THE BUD) (Rooster & Roadrunner
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 01:54 PM

Amazon.com lists an album called "Brains, Beauty, and Bob" by "Bob & Sheri," which contains a cut called "ROOSTER & ROADRUNNER. NIP IT." I have listened to a sound sample, and it confirms that it's the same recording that's on YouTube.

Here's my transcription from the YouTube video. (I've got too much time on my hands.)

NIP IT (IN THE BUD)
As performed by Rooster & Roadrunner (?)

1. [I] stare at the screen with crazed bloodshot eyes,
[An] empty pop bottle, a chicken that's fried.
A rerun, a rerun, I just can't break free.
There's Andy and me and big old Aunt Bee.

CHORUS: I got to nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.
Nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.
I think I need to get a life and say goodbye to Barney Fife.
Nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.

2. Now, Floyd always said it's a beautiful thing
[To] watch Goober work and hear Gomer sing.
Otis can jump rope with Madelyn Hand(?)
But Andy can't get Bee to just call a man. CHORUS

3. Now, Ernest T. Bass can sure turn the(?) rocks,
And Opie the birdman, he sure learned a lot.
Now, Wynken tells Blynken, and Blynken whispers to Nod,
And Nod tips off Barney that I'm losin' it all. CHORUS

THIRD CHORUS: I got to nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.
Nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.
I fear I'll never have a life forever hooked on fearless Fife.
Nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.

BRIDGE: Oh my Barney, oh my Barney, had a jail but couldn't lock it,
Had one bullet for his pistol, had to keep it in his pocket,
His left shirt pocket,
(Episode one-seventeen, "The Shoplifters")
His right shirt pocket,
(Barney messed up and we noticed it. We have too much time on our hands.)
His left shirt pocket.

FOURTH CHORUS: I got to nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.
Nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.
Nip it, nip it, nip it, nip it, nip it, nip it, nip it, nip it,
Nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It in the Bud (Barney Fife)
From: GUEST,johco
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 01:05 PM

In a Jailhouse down in Dixie, fightin' crime and riskin' life.
Lived a crimestopper, what a copper?
Pistol Packin', Barney Fife.

One bad day there came a ridin', two bad men to rob a bank.
But Fife was tricky, a dead-eye dickey.
Now they're locked up in the tank.

Oh, my Barney. Oh, my Barney.
Had a jail and couldn't lock it.
Had one bullet for his pistol.
Had to keep it in his pocket.

is this it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It in the Bud (Barney Fife)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jul 09 - 12:14 AM

I'm Barney Fife
And law's my life.
You can say it's in my blood,
But when there's trouble
I'm there on the double
To nip it in the bud.
I have a bullet in my pocket
And a gun (I never cock it)
And a girl named Thelma Lou.
Well, let's see,
There's Otis T.
And Floyd the barber too.

That's all I remember of it and I haven't been able to find it anywhere either. Oh, the chorus says:

Andy, Andy, dinner's on the table. Come home.
Andy, Andy, dinner's on the table. Come home.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It in the Bud (Barney Fife)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 07:46 PM

Hey guys - a buddy of mine spent countless hours looking for a song from the 80s with "andy..andy..dinner's on the table come home" as the chorus. Found it! It's on the Mayberry Rap on a fan club site: http://www.freewebs.com/tagsparodies/p3.htm

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It in the Bud (Barney Fife)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 01:14 PM

Sweet those last posts are the lyrics I was looking for also.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It in the Bud (Barney Fife)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 01:04 AM

I think it's on YOUTUBE


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Subject: Lyr Add: MAYBERRY RAP
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 09:49 PM

Here's a nearly complete transcription (OK, I got bored near the end) of one of the songs at The Andy Griffith Show Fan Club web site:


MAYBERRY RAP

NARRATOR: If it's south you're bound,
Let me tell you 'bout a town
That you prob'ly will not see,
'Cause it's kind of a fable
And it's only on cable
And they call it Mayberree.
Got a sheriff in the town
That was ... gone around
'Cause he's only a local jailer,
And the store has a slant(?)
'Cause he lives with his aunt
And his name is Andy Taylor.

AUNT BEE: Andy, Andy, dinner's on the table. Come home.
Andy, Andy, dinner's on the table. Come home.

ANDY: Well, my name is Andy.
Folks say I'm dandy.
I'm a sheriff without a gun.
Now, let me see,
There's me an' Aint Bee,
An' Opie, he's my son.
Now, I got me a man
Always at my command,
And between us there's no strife,
'Cause he's true and he's blue
An' he's my cousin, too,
And his name is Barney Fife.

Say, Barney why don't you come out of the back room and rap for these folks, Barn, come on now.

BARNEY: All right, all right. Kind of a trick to this, ... I used to be in the choir. Mi mi, mi mi mi. All right. Stand back. Here goes.

I'm Deputy Fife
The law is my life.
And you can say it's in my blood,
'Cause whenever there's trouble
I'm there on the double
To nip it in the bud.
Got a gun, never cock it,
Got my bullet in my pocket,
And a gal named Thelma Lou.
There's Goober an' Emmett
An' Howard an' Otis
An' Floyd the barber too.

Hit 'em, Floyd.

FLOYD: Ooh, ooh, boy needs a haircut, ooh.
Ooh, ooh, boy needs a haircut, ooh.

NARRATOR: That's a tour through the times.
It's a quick ... for rhymes.
We hope you enjoyed your stay.
Anything you didn't see,
Get yourself a TV.
It's on cable twice a day.

Hit it, Mayberry.

ANDY: Well, would you looky there! Aint Bee, I have never seen such a good-lookin' apple cobbler, I tell you whut. Hey Barn, what's say we take Helen and Thelma Lou up to Meyers way...

[There's a bit more dialog, but no more rapping.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nip It in the Bud (Barney Fife)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 12:15 PM

HAHAHA YES. I was looking for this! Thank you!!!


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