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Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run

Cool Beans 01 Jan 04 - 12:26 PM
GUEST,Ed 01 Jan 04 - 12:38 PM
C-flat 01 Jan 04 - 12:41 PM
C-flat 01 Jan 04 - 12:44 PM
The Fooles Troupe 01 Jan 04 - 05:30 PM
Penny S. 02 Jan 04 - 03:36 AM
Kaleea 02 Jan 04 - 05:31 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Jan 04 - 01:25 PM
John in Brisbane 05 Jan 04 - 03:59 AM
TheBigPinkLad 05 Jan 04 - 04:43 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 05 Jan 04 - 05:35 PM
Alice 30 Jan 12 - 08:42 PM
Charley Noble 31 Jan 12 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,leeneia 31 Jan 12 - 03:11 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: Cool Beans
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 12:26 PM

Well before Updike got into the act, there was song whose chorus went:
    Run rabbit, run rabbit, run run run
    Don't give the farmer his fun, fun, fun
    He'll get by without his rabbit pie,
    So run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run, run, run, run....
Anyone know the whole song?


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Subject: ADD: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 12:38 PM

Click here


Text below copied from link. -Joe Offer-

Run Rabbit Run
(Noel Gay & Ralph Butler)

On the farm, every Friday
On the farm, its rabbit pie day.
So, every Friday that ever comes along,
I get up early and sing this little song:

Run rabbit - run rabbit - Run! Run! Run!
Run rabbit - run rabbit - Run! Run! Run!
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Goes the farmer's gun.
Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run.

Run rabbit - run rabbit - Run! Run! Run!
Don't give the farmer his fun! Fun! Fun!
He'll get by
Without his rabbit pie
So run rabbit - run rabbit - Run! Run! Run!

Run, run rabbit run
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down it's time to start another one

For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race toward an early grave.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: C-flat
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 12:41 PM

I think it was performed by Flannagan and Allen but I don't remember there being anymore verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: C-flat
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 12:44 PM

but then again.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 05:30 PM

It's currently being used as a TV Ad in Oz for a Wine region...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: Penny S.
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 03:36 AM

I remember a tale that suggested the song was inspired by an incident in which a German plane was seen strafing a field with rabbits in it. Can that be true?

Penny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: Kaleea
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 05:31 PM

I once (20 yrs ago or more) heard a storyteller tell a tale of "How rabbit got his long ears & long back feet" which included having the kids join her on the "Run Rabbit, run rabbit, run run run!" part. I'm wondering if there is a song now.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RUN RABBIT RUN (Noel Gay & Ralph Butler)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jan 04 - 01:25 PM

RUN RABBIT RUN
Written by Noel Gay & Ralph Butler
As sung by Flanagan & Allen.

On the farm, every Friday,
On the farm, it's rabbit-pie day,
So, ev'ry Friday that ever comes along,
I get up early and sing this little song:

Run, rabbit! Run, rabbit! Run! Run! Run!
Run, rabbit! Run, rabbit! Run! Run! Run!
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! goes the farmer's gun.
Run, rabbit! Run, rabbit! Run! Run! Run! Run!

Run, rabbit! Run, rabbit! Run! Run! Run!
Don't give the farmer his fun, fun, fun.
He'll get by without his rabbit pie,
So run, rabbit! Run, rabbit! Run! Run! Run!

[Flanagan & Allen then repeat the last 2 verses, with one of them doing a sort of scat counterpoint.]

[The following verses are copied from ingeb.org. I don't know their source.]

Run, run rabbit run
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down; it's time to start another one.

For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race toward an early grave.

[Recorded by Flanagan & Allen, Chas & Dave, Bob Crosby, Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters, and Harry Roy & His Orchestra]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 03:59 AM

And here's some further WWII lyrics from the One Hit Wonder site.

Subject: RE: Run Rabbit Run
Date: 09-11-2003
Author: Arthur
Reply
I have found an extra 2 verses from this popular old song, they are;

Run Adolf, Run Adolf, Run, Run, Run,
Now that the fun has begun, gun, gun;
P'raps you'll just allow us to explain,
What we did once, - we can do again.

We're making shells by the ton, ton, ton.
We've got the men and the mon, mon, mon.
Poor old soul, - you'll need a rabbit-hole,
So, run Adolf, run Adolf, run, run, run.


Hope this helps. Cheers from Australia.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 04:43 PM

The song was written in answer to a comment from Hitler when he said he'd invade Britain and feast on rabbit pie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Jan 04 - 05:35 PM

Or- the first German raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkneys, when only a rabbit was killed. Or- just about rabbit pies on Friday ???
Noel Gay Music Co. Ltd., London, 1939.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: Alice
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 08:42 PM

Here is a delightful video of a sheep herding rabbit, with the recording of "Run Rabbit Run".


http://youtu.be/qeuL5IGimCQ

Alice


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: Charley Noble
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 11:53 AM

LOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 03:11 PM

But the song wanted might have been this one all these years:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uOy3WdT3mY

Try to ignore the asinine costume and notice the confident, flying hands of Stringbean.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit
From: *Laura*
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 06:41 PM

We sang a slightly different version when I was little which was -

Run Rabbit Run Rabbit run, run, run,
Here comes the farmer with his gun, gun, gun
He'll get by, without his rabbit pie,
So run rabbit run rabbit run, run, run.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run
From: GUEST,SB
Date: 18 Jan 17 - 02:19 AM

Oooh - how the other half lives!!!

Run Harry! Run Harry!
Run, run, run!
Here comes the brother-in-law
With his gun, gun, gun,
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Goes the brother's gun,
Run Harry! Run Harry!
Run, run, run!
Don't give the brother his fun!
Fun! Fun!
They'll get by without their Royal pie
So run Harry, run Harry,
Run! Run! Run!

(Apologies to Flanagan & Alan)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run Rabbit, Run
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 18 Jan 17 - 05:07 AM

I hadn't seen this thread before, but was amused by the post from 2004 with the lyrics :


Run, run rabbit run
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down; it's time to start another one.

For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race toward an early grave.

Did nobody else recognise Pink Floyd? ("Breathe" from "Dark Side of the Moon")


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