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GUEST,storch@kami.com 04 Feb 04 - 08:37 PM
Leadfingers 04 Feb 04 - 08:46 PM
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GUEST,Thank you. 04 Feb 04 - 11:04 PM
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Roger in Baltimore 05 Feb 04 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,BIG ANDY 05 Feb 04 - 06:23 PM
GUEST,dan 22 Nov 04 - 12:39 AM
kendall 22 Nov 04 - 06:41 AM
John M. 24 Nov 04 - 12:10 AM
GUEST,Mr Potter 16 Aug 15 - 05:43 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: GUEST,storch@kami.com
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 08:37 PM

subject is part of lyrics of a bawdy song that was making the rounds of some frat houses in the early 60's. Other snippits include "you're my one and only Venus. You do something to my --heartstrings" and "Madam, since I've met your daughter, I've had trouble passing water. . ."

I would like to get all the lyrics and melody. Or even just the name and I'll try to find it on KAZAA.

Many thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: Leadfingers
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 08:46 PM

If you put Footprints on the windsield upside down in the search box I posted these lyrics back in the good old days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 08:58 PM

"footPRINTS on the" + "upside down" gets you MANY hits in Google...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: GUEST,Thank you.
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 11:04 PM

For 40 years I've wondered about that ditty. Thank you much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 08:46 AM

I actually had this on a record, by Oscar Brand, one of the Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads series...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 10:01 AM

THe Oscar Brand record that I got it from was 'Bawdy songs Goes To College'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: DonMeixner
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 11:15 AM

Oscar had such a sense of Humouresque.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: GUEST,EBarnacle
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 05:31 PM

Don, You should be castigated for that last pun--or is that castrated?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: GUEST,EBarnacle
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 05:32 PM

By the well, Oscar is still above ground.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 06:05 PM

Oscar's music is also quite available. Just go to the web site:


Oscar Brand

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: GUEST,BIG ANDY
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 06:23 PM

I think this is what you want. I heard jasper carrot singing it. (I thought it wasn't his, you see it's funny)


Was it you who did the pushing
Left the stain upon the cushion
Footprints on the dash board upside down
If it's you who did my daughter   
I think for your safety you should ought to
Better start your packing, and get leaving town.


Yes it's me owe did the pushing
Left the stain upon the cushion
And the foot prints on the dashboard upside down
Ever since I did your daughter
I've had trouble passing water
So I think were pretty even all way round


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: GUEST,dan
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 12:39 AM

Was it you who did the pushin'
Left the stains upon the cushion,
Footprints on the dashboard, upsidedown?
Ever since you met my Nelly
There's been a swellin' in her belly
So you'ld better get on back to town.


Yes it's me who did the pushin'
Left the stain upon the cushion
Foot prints on the dashboard upside down
Ever since I met your Venus
There's been a swellin' in my penis
So we're 50-50 all around.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: kendall
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 06:41 AM

I heard this as a joke when I was a small boy.
Some travelling salesman got together with a farmer's daughter and she turned up pregnant. He wrote a note to said salesman which read:

I send to you this token of the whip socket that was broken,
And the footprints on the dashboard upside down;
Since you left our little Nellie, she's been swelling in her belly,
And I think it's about time you dropped around.

And the salesman's answer:

I received your little token of the whip socket that was broken
And the footprints on the dashboard upside down
Since I met your little Venus, I've been dripping from my penis,
And I think we're 50/50 all around.

As you can see, this took place in the horse and buggy days. The song probably came after the joke.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: John M.
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 12:10 AM

Here is a version for the 1927 book Immortalia pg 100.

A LETTER FROM THE POSTMASTER
Anonymous

Sir: I'm sending you a token
Of a buggy whip that's broken
And of footprints on the dash-board upside down.
There are grease-spots on the cushion
And there's evidence of pushin'
And our daughter Venus hasn't come aroun'.

The Answer:

I'm the guy that done the pushin'
Put the grease-spots on the cushion,
Made the foot-prints on the dashboard upside down;
But since I had your daughter Venus,
I've had trouble with my penis,
And I wish I'd never seen your God-damned town!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It is found in the 1928 The Book of a Thousand Laughs.

~~~~

As for recordings of this bawdy ditty I know of a few: Oscar Brand on his Bawdy Songs Goes to College (ca 1958) and the Immoral Ballads CD (ca 1993).   I believe that John Valby did a version but I can't find it on my website (www.immortalia.com).

I have a field recording of this song as sung by Shut Your Manhole (aka Little Head). You can listen to that version here: Footprints on the Dashboard

Yours,

John Mehlberg
~
My, mostly traditional, bawdy songs, toasts and recitations website: www.immortalia.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Footsteps on my dashboard upside-down
From: GUEST,Mr Potter
Date: 16 Aug 15 - 05:43 AM

There's a broken down jaloppe on the othe side of Town
With foot prints on the dashboard upside down


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