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BS: Does this need a song?

beardedbruce 07 Jul 04 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,MMario 07 Jul 04 - 08:43 AM
beardedbruce 07 Jul 04 - 08:49 AM
GUEST 07 Jul 04 - 09:05 AM
GUEST,MMario 07 Jul 04 - 09:06 AM
beardedbruce 07 Jul 04 - 09:15 AM
wysiwyg 07 Jul 04 - 09:16 AM
McGrath of Harlow 07 Jul 04 - 09:19 AM
wysiwyg 07 Jul 04 - 09:20 AM
beardedbruce 07 Jul 04 - 09:28 AM
GUEST,MMario 07 Jul 04 - 09:29 AM
GUEST,MMario 07 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM
beardedbruce 07 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM
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McGrath of Harlow 07 Jul 04 - 09:51 AM
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Subject: BS: Does this need a song?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 08:38 AM

killer Kangaroo?

Read this, and thought someone could get a song out of it...


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 08:43 AM

I think the telling point of the whole business is summed up in these sentences:

"Kangaroos and dogs just do not mix. Kangaroos see dogs as a threat and get spooked by them," Evans said.

"The main message people should remember is that kangaroos may look cuddly and furry but they are wild animals and people should keep their distance and keep dogs on leads around them."


How come they get classed as "killers" when all they are really doing is protecting themselves from what they see as a threat?


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 08:49 AM

MMario,

"How come they get classed as "killers" when all they are really doing is protecting themselves from what they see as a threat? "

I don't want to go into this statement here...

The question remains, is this something that would give anyone an idea for a song?


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:05 AM

Now you have two separate questions, and it's all bolloxed up. The answer to one is yes and the answer to the other is no. Mario's question is more interesting than either.


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:06 AM

yeah - I know - there's a lot of territory that could be covered with that statement. I think what I meant was the people let their dogs chase the kangaroos - but then it's the kangaroos fault that they reacted to it. - never mind.

yes - there is potential for songs. I am 99.99% braindead at the moment - but I think I'd tend to do one from the kangaroos point of view. Sorta "There I was minding my own business, trying to find a nice juicy blade of grass among the dried up straw the drought has left - when this slavering, barking carnivore attacked me for no reason"


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:15 AM

sounds good to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:16 AM

Answers about songs come in the music section, more than here. Here, what is more likely is general opining.

What I do when I find a story like this is, I pass it along to Aine for her to consider as a potential Song Challenge. Anyone can issue a song challenge, but people tend to respond to hers much more than to others'.

What a lot of folks do tho is just go ahead and write and post a song (or a poem and ask Catters if they want to do a tune for it).

"Let's write a song" as a thread concept has worked with varying results.

This sounds to me more like a music topic than a BS topic, if that's any help bb.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:19 AM

As Rolf Harris put it:

Watch me wallabies feed, mate
Watch me wallabies feed.
They're a dangerous breed, mate
So watch me wallabies feed.
All together now!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.
Tie me kangaroo down, sport,
Tie me kangaroo down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:20 AM

Well they call me a killer, but you're a hound from hell
Yeah they call me a killer, but you're a hound from hell
I'se just mindin' mah own bidness, doggie, so it's fare thee well.

Oh I asked for grass and flowers but you gave me dirty straw
Yeah I asked for grass and flowers but you gave me dirty straw
Then this mad dog got excited, so I just had to throw a paw.

?????????

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:28 AM

WYSIWYG:

If when I post in the BS section I am attacked for not being about music, dare I even consider posting in the music section?

I just wanted to toss this up, as it seemed a likely topic for a song.


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:29 AM

As I hopped out one bright morning
One winter July day
I was searching for some tasty grass
not quite so dry as hay
I hunted and searched through vale and dale
for grass that was green, not winter pale
Not a blade did I spy
For my mouth so dry
But I knew I had to try!


I hopped my way to Canbarra
In my search for viands wet
My thoughts on blades of tasty grass
I knew I'd find them yet
But as I hopped my weary way along
There came a slavering hunting dog
with teeth so cruel
muzzle full of drool
a-barking like a fool.

Razor sharp long dentures white
snapping after me
My tail and legs he tried to bite
He thought me fricasee!
But though a peaceful herbivore
and vi-o-lence I do abhor
I kicked his head
'till he was dead
and should have done much more!

Another beast came after then
while I was near a pond
I under neath the waters penned
That great bloodthirsty dog
In vain he fought my life to take
But chasing me was his mistake
The dog I drowned
though a large hound
and then I quit the town.


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM

I think I would have put it up in the music section too, BB - but that's your choice. WYS's point was that since it WAS in the BS section people would probably tend to feel freer to kibbitz about the subject and related issues rather then respond with lyrics.

I don't think it was meant as an attack. and If I seemed to be confronting you, I apologize.


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM

51 minutes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:39 AM

MMario,

No confrontation was seen- I just didn't want to go off on the tangent. Good song! ( or lyric verse...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:46 AM

bb, if all you're going to do is worry about attacks, you'll draw them in either section. But I was trying to tell you (tactfully) that you could find the music side SAFER because it's generally two different groups of people. Geeze, you have friends here, OK?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:51 AM

That was an attack, bruce? Blimey!


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:57 AM

(kibittzing on WYSIWYG's lyrics)

and I got the killer kangeroo blues
oh yeah- the killer kangeroo blues
might as well let 'em make me into stew.


I drowned that poodle, drowned him dead in a puddle, yes...
Oh I drownded that poodle, drownded him dead in a puddle
now they say he only wanted a kangeroo cuddle

and I got the killer kangeroo blues....
oh yeah - the killer kangeroo blues

What's a roo to do?


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 10:04 AM

What's a roo to do?

I can't give Blobs like Aine can but I gotta give that one a wet snerk!


From the dog:

When I'm fighting roo, oo-oo oo, oo oo oo
How I love to chew-ew ew ew, ew ew ew.

With Eddy and Jeannette playing the critters?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 10:06 AM

Hey Mmario can you build a link to some of the good old song challenges? I dunno if bb has seen them. We really oughtta get him in on those. Is there one still sorta actively open? Be good for everyone, eh?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 10:14 AM

McGrath:

No, it was not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 10:29 AM

drat - I can't think how to do a blicky for this -

but try putting "challenge!" into the filter box and setting the date to "all"

whoohoo! found it!

Song challenges of the past

also song Challenge Index


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 10:40 AM

bb, I didn't either... :~) (You are in good hands in this thread at least, at least so far.)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 11:06 AM

To the tune of Eric's "The band played Waltzing Matilda":

I'll go no more walking Matilda
for Matilda is bloated and dead.
For between me and you,
She attacked a poor 'roo.
Now I'll walk my pet camel instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: Joybell
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 08:53 PM

Last night my server went down just as I finished laboriously writing out the words to the London version of "Jack of All Trades". By this morning they had been posted already. Anyway it was in my head. So that's the tune.


The Tail of Ken Garoo

As I roved out on a May morning, on a May morning so early
I came upon a savage beast, by crikey he was burly.
His cruel teeth dripped with the blood of my poor cousin Harry
And he had his eye on the comely tail of the maid I hope to marry.

She has a picture of my face in a tasteful fake-gold locket
She keeps it on a silver chain stuffed well down in her pocket.
Anyhow, now where was I? oh yes! I well remember
The day I fanned the heart-deep flames of anger's dying ember.

We had to move from out of town our hungry bones a-showing
To where they splash the water 'round to keep their lawns a-growing.
Never do they eat the grass, but well before the dawning
They cut it off with loud machines on peaceful Sunday mornings.

A poodle 'twas, I do believe, with a silly jeweled collar
Nary was a leash in sight, nor master's heel did foller.
They all have teeth and they do bite, no matter what their breeding
For sport they chase, they run us down, their masters never heeding.

But we have ways, a few small tricks, come brothers sleek and furry*
Baptize them all in yon deep pond, to heaven let them let them hurry
That's how I saved my own sweet skin and earned my true-love's pleasure
Come follow me and hop around a-tripping merry measure.


*Pronounced like the Cornish dance.

A bit abrupt, the end bit, but the subject begs for the quick bite.


                                                                Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 11:10 PM

G'day Joy,

Going back to 1950....

Da..da..da.. - dah.da.dah.da.dadah.daaa Is the nearest I can get to the intro to Dad & Dave. I can't be bothered getting up to find my Steele Rudd "Selection" books - I can see the wonderful Norman Lindsay illustration of Dad's battle with the 'roo in front of me...

Ummm... I was going to build some 'clickies' for non-Antipodeans but there are too many 'hits'. So I'm charging my glass for a major toast to Arthur Hoey Davis, who wrote on this topic yonks back.

Bob Bolton, where are you?

Cheers - Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: C-flat
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 05:40 AM

To Rolfs' "Tie me Kangaroo down"

The kangaroos' gone and drowned Spot
poor old Spot, he is drowned,
them roo's don't like dogs around, Spot,
as you have recently found",

all together now.........


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: Joybell
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 06:52 AM

Hello Sam, yes that's the way I remember the Dad and Dave words. Slow when a crises befell the family, faster in good times. I remember the Dad versus the 'roo picture too.
Speaking of 'roos I rather like the film "The Howling iv " subtitled "The Marsupials". It has a great birth scene where a woman delivers a baby and then keeps it in her pouch. Handy thing a pouch! I imagine. Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 08:13 AM

Holy CRAP! Billy the Bus! Long time no see/hear! Welcome back!


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Subject: RE: BS: Does this need a song?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 04:15 AM

Watch me wallaby's FEET, mate

... I think.

Wallabies and kangaroos can do a bit of damage with the nails on their hind feet if they are upset.


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