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Lyr Req: Day the Bearded Lady Died (Andre Villoch)

MaineDog 09 Aug 04 - 11:13 AM
Turlough 09 Aug 04 - 11:39 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Aug 04 - 10:22 AM
GUEST,reggie miles 11 Aug 04 - 12:06 PM
MaineDog 12 Aug 04 - 02:32 PM
GUEST,Louan-Elk Rapids MI 18 Aug 04 - 10:44 PM
GUEST,dre 14 Mar 05 - 05:27 PM
GUEST,Big Red Oak aka The Bearded Lady from Talent 11 Nov 08 - 02:05 AM
GUEST,mike 28 Mar 09 - 06:27 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'the day the bearded lady died
From: MaineDog
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 11:13 AM

I heard this hiliarious, mock-serious dirge at a Schooner Bum talent show in Camden a few years ago, and I have not been able to find it since. It describes the last antics and demise of a circus character. Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'the day the bearded lady died
From: Turlough
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 11:39 AM

Hi MaineDog,

the only thing I have been able to find was this website. Apparently, it's on a cd called "Risin' Shine"... Unfortunately, it doesn't say who wrote the song...

T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'the day the bearded lady died
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 10:22 AM

FolkLib Index says the songwriters who contributed to "Risin' Shine, Vol. 1" were Sarah Anderson, Andre, Dick Anthony, Michael Camp, Adair Correll, Morgan Coyne, Les Dalgliesh, Rachel Davis, Ron Fowler, Susan Gilbert, Don Julin, Kathleen Kadlec, Kirby, Louan Lechler, Patrick Niemisto, Dennis Palmer, Harry Wiberg, Robin Berry Williams. (Pick one!)

They are all from northern Michigan, which does NOT mean the UP, apparently; they are centered around Travis City. The albums were sponsored by Northern Michigan Songwriters in the Round, which apparently doesn't have a web site.

The group seems to have some connection to the Horizon Shine Café, which has gotta be one of the worst puns worked into a business name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'the day the bearded lady died
From: GUEST,reggie miles
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 12:06 PM

I've been playing a song by the name of "The Bearded Lady" ever since discovering it on an old 78rpm record and have enjoyed including my own, rather lengthy, nonsense introduction that some have likened to "Alice's Restaurant". I usually present this old gem with a couple of others, "The Man With The Weird Beard" and "Who Said I was A Bum" and call the medley my bearded trilogy. Though the bum song doesn't mention beards in the title it does have a nice beard verse.

In the song "The Bearded Lady" it doesn't refer to her death but it does speak of the loss of her affections. Apparently her beard is envied by a barber passing by. He shaves her once and she likes it. So, she takes to shaving three times a day. Then the betrayed lover is left to search the world over for a beard as fine as that.

I usually throw in, "Once you've had a bearded lady you never go back".

This song's chorus also includes one of my favorite rhymes of all times.

I love the bearded lady cuz her kisses tickle so
Her whiskers make me prickle from my head down to my toe
That kiss with the moustache in it
No wonder I get passsionate
I love the bearded lady cuz her whiskers tickle so


MaineDog, I hope someone has a copy of your song to share. I too would love to hear it, and to get a chance to perform it with the others beard songs I've managed to collect.

Until then....

If you should see a bearded lady please remember me
And have her call me up sometime at Main - 8963


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'the day the bearded lady died
From: MaineDog
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 02:32 PM

Just in case I can jog a few memories:

the refrain ended with "I loved her soooo---"

the Bearded lady met her "end" when the 3000# woman accidently sat on her.

The tune is a mystery to me because of the condition of the singers at the time ---
MD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'the day the bearded lady died
From: GUEST,Louan-Elk Rapids MI
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 10:44 PM

The man you want is Andre'. It's on "Risin' Shine Vol. 1". I love that song, too. I think Andre' has a great wit and dosen't hesitate to flex his funny bone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'the day the bearded lady died
From: GUEST,dre
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 05:27 PM

Mainedog,

you probably heard my friend "gershwin" sing "the day the bearded lady died". i taught it to him just before he left to work on the schooners

for the record, i wrote it and it is the hidden forteenth track on my record "gum wrapper roses", available on my website, andrevilloch.com

many thanks for sharing the love!

andre villoch


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day the Bearded Lady Died (Andre Villoch)
From: GUEST,Big Red Oak aka The Bearded Lady from Talent
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 02:05 AM

This is my friend Matt who sang the song by Andre Villoch at the Talent show back in 2001.

If you get this shoot me an email at chris@paulastexasorange.com.

http://www.saltily.com/downloads/Bearded-Lady-Teak.mp4


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DAY THE BEARDED LADY DIED (A Villoch)
From: GUEST,mike
Date: 28 Mar 09 - 06:27 PM

THE DAY THE BEARDED LADY DIED
(Andre Villoch)

"The big top will be closed today," said the Ringmaster
So that we can recover from our recent disaster
The people asked what happened, and the Ringmaster sadly replied,
"I'm afraid the Bearded Lady has died"

Oh how I cried
The day the Bearded Lady died
How I loved her so

She was practicing her tight rope act
When the line just went and snapped
She was scared as she fell down
She bounced out of the net, but didn't hit the ground

Instead she flew over where the clowns were standing
They watched her land in the giant cannon,
She shot out of there with a horrible bang
And pulled off a three and a half twist through the hoop of flame

The strong man said he should have caught her
But she landed safely in a glass of water
She got out of the glass and looked around,
But she didn't see the three-ton-man sitting down

She couldn't move, she was frozen with fear
It gave new meaning to "the end is near"
Then that 6,000 pounds of fat
Squashed the Bearded Lady flat

The funeral procession crawled into town
I rode in the car with 46 sad clowns
The elephants cried, so did the apes
And the rubber man got all bent out of shape

We all thought of how we'd miss her
And her smile behind those whiskers
It was no one's fault, there's no one to blame,
But the circus will never be the same


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