Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: songs about health

Carol 16 Nov 98 - 01:58 PM
Skeandhu 16 Nov 98 - 07:33 PM
northfolk 16 Nov 98 - 10:37 PM
AndreasW 17 Nov 98 - 02:22 AM
Allan C. 17 Nov 98 - 07:57 AM
bigJ 17 Nov 98 - 08:26 PM
Felipa 18 Nov 98 - 04:48 PM
18 Nov 98 - 05:21 PM
dick greenhaus 18 Nov 98 - 05:57 PM
Alex 19 Nov 98 - 12:22 AM
Alex 19 Nov 98 - 12:32 AM
Felipa 19 Nov 98 - 03:43 AM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 21 Nov 98 - 01:26 PM
Bert 23 Nov 98 - 11:27 AM
GUEST,morag 14 Nov 08 - 09:29 AM
Jack Campin 14 Nov 08 - 10:07 AM
domo 14 Nov 08 - 10:09 AM
Paul Burke 14 Nov 08 - 10:43 AM
bfdk 14 Nov 08 - 11:06 AM
Dave Hanson 15 Nov 08 - 05:34 AM
Acorn4 15 Nov 08 - 05:40 AM
Kampervan 15 Nov 08 - 06:04 AM
Dave Hanson 15 Nov 08 - 09:06 AM
topical tom 15 Nov 08 - 09:37 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:









Subject: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: Carol
Date: 16 Nov 98 - 01:58 PM

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: carol
Date: 15-Nov-98 - 08:05 PM

I have to do a consumer radio announcement for a class and I wanted to find a song about health.

Transferred from another thread that had a title that didn't fit the topic. Carol, we don't have a "health" category in our database of folk songs, but you might want to look through our keywords (click here) and see if there's one that might lead you to something that will fit. Hope that helps.
-Joe Offer-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: Skeandhu
Date: 16 Nov 98 - 07:33 PM

Look for lyics by Adam McNaughtan. He did a nice wee song about cholesterol!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: northfolk
Date: 16 Nov 98 - 10:37 PM

Joel Mabus did a great song that fits this category, but I don't recall the name, or know whether it is recorded. The good part, if you find it is that it is exemplary of Mabus fine wit. good luck!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: AndreasW
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 02:22 AM

What about the Sick Note (Why Paddy's not at work today)?
Ok, it's not about health, more about the absence of health...
Andreas


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: Allan C.
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 07:57 AM

Or you could enter [smoke yourself to death] -include the brackets and find a good song by Merle Travis. It was recorded by various people including Jimmy Dean.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: bigJ
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 08:26 PM

Leon Rosselson wrote a song called 'What Does it Matter as Long as You've Got Your Health'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: Felipa
Date: 18 Nov 98 - 04:48 PM

the song I requested today on a new thread, Some Little Bug, is about health

there was a famous country song about TB (Jimmie Rodgers?) Hazel Dickens wrote/sings a song about Black Lung (mining disease) and I recall Tony Barrand and John Roberts singing "I dinna want tae die of silicosis" (though I might be wrong about the dialect. It's probably entitled 'Silicosis'.

There's lots of songs about contraception, childbirth, etc - including The Death of Queen Mary (trad) and songs by Matt McGinn and Queen Jane

songs abouot drugs - Rolling Stones- Mother's Little Helper, old blues/jazz nos. abouot Laudunum, Buffy St-Marie about Codeine addiction

a newish song with an Irish sounding tune about "Pills, pills, pills, pills; Pills to take the pains away, Just swallow one three times a day, You'll be as good as new. We have pills to make you better, Pills to cheer you up or calm you down, It's magic what a pill can do." I saw that one in the same collection as "doesn't matter a jot aAs Long as You've Got Your Health" which another respondent has mentioned. Sorry I don't recall the name of the collection or the singing radical theatre group which put it together.

Even "The Man that Waters the Workers Beer" is arguably a song about health "what do I care if it makes them ill, If it makes them terribly queer, I've a car and a yacht and an aeroplane And I waters the workers beer"

well, that's all that comes to mind just now I hope someone gives us the lyrics to "Some Little Bug"

What sort of health songs are you looking for and why?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From:
Date: 18 Nov 98 - 05:21 PM

'Streets of Laredo/ Unfortunate Rake/ Bucks elegy" where hero dies from the mercury chloride used to treat his syphilis.
Willie the Weeper, Cocaine Lil, etc.
Popeye the Sailorman
Ballad of Lydia Pinkham, Cod Liver Oil


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 18 Nov 98 - 05:57 PM

If you try a search for @doctor {or} @illness {or} sick*
you'll come up with 21 hits.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: Alex
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 12:22 AM

Adding to previous comments, Joel Mabus' song is a wonderful broadside against those vegetarians who are rather sanctimonious about the concept and is titled "Hitler was a vegtarian too". Adam McNaughtan has written a couple of songs "Cholesterol" to the tune of Lilly Marlene "Cholesterol, Cholesterol, my chance of survival is small, But I'll no' get a dose o' Anorexia Nervosa 'cos I love my cholesterol" and his song "Archie Cathcart" about a health nut in Glasgow who tunes his body to the peak of perfect fitness only to get run over by a bus. But I suppose you were looking for something serious and boring about health.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: Alex
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 12:32 AM

Even as we write - there is a thread entitled "Some Little Bug" that is in the process of weaving its way around this one.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: Felipa
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 03:43 AM

Re McNaughton's cholesterol, Steve Goodman (City of New Orleans author) had an anti-veg song, Chicken Cordon Blues

and I remember an english ditty:

Boiled beef and cabbage, boiled beef and cabbage Thats the stuff cause it makes you tough

(repeated ad infinitum -- a round?) Tony Barrand and John Roberts used to sing it


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 21 Nov 98 - 01:26 PM

Hitler was a vegetarian teetotaller and a fanatical anti-smoker, since you bring up the subject. He didn't actually die outside the Berlin bunker, and is presently alive and well and sitting on my local Board of Health.

For health songs, I would recommend Junk Food Junkie (in the database) and Spanish Pipedream, also in the database. I suppose Valdy's "Simple Life" would qualify too.

I don't think you will find too much in the way of health songs from traditional ballads. They seem to have liked their roast beef, pipes, ale, and spirits. I seem to recall reading the words of a Temperance song that promoted the use of water over beer, but for some strange reason it never caught on.:)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Looking for song lyrics about health
From: Bert
Date: 23 Nov 98 - 11:27 AM

Here's another snippet from my Dad's singing. Sounds like part of a music hall song.

He wore a belt whenever he felt,
a pain in his gosseberry bush,
a medical vest to save his chest
from cannoning off the cush.
He drank quinine and cloridy lime
to cure the fippity flops,
'till it became, on his whatsername
a travelling Doctor's Shop.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about health
From: GUEST,morag
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 09:29 AM

Cholesterol by Adam Mac Naughtan is surely to the tune of Bless 'em all.
Does anyone have all the words? I have mislaid mine and I want to send them to a friend in Oz who has just gone on a cholesterol-free diet, poor soul!.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about health
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 10:07 AM

Leon Rosselson's "Pills, pills, pills".
James Hogg's "Doctor Monro".
Shel Silverstein/Adam MacNaughtan "You're still gonnae die".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about health
From: domo
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 10:09 AM

Cod Liver Oil it cures everything. Or Stick to the Crature,


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about health
From: Paul Burke
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 10:43 AM

Pimples, pustules, feel how they sting-a-ling-a-ling-a,
Pimples, pustules, and big crimson piles,
Smarting, stinging, all round my ring-a-ling-a-ling-a,
Those pimples, pustules, and piles.

I'll call the surgeon, and I'll be urgin'
Him someday to cure my ring, ring-a-ling-a,
And bring me out in smiles,
Instead of pimples, pustules, and piles.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: CHOLESTEROL (Adam McNaughtan)
From: bfdk
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 11:06 AM

There you go..

CHOLESTEROL
Adam McNaughtan

I've been takin' advice on right things to eat
Since shortly before I was born
Like the National dried milk and the cod liver oil
And powdered rhinoceros horn
Well, in those days they told us tae lay aff the starches
The sugars, potatoes and breid
Now they've done a U-turn, and they tell us these things
Will give us the fibre we need

Cholesterol, cholesterol
My chance of survival is small
But I'll no get a dosa anorexia nervosa
For I love my cholesterol

Well, I'm not going to take the advice that they make
About changin' the way I should eat
Like cuttin' oot cheese, and no chips if ye please
No chocolates, no ice cream, no English beef
Well they tell us to give up these goodies below
And they offer us pie in the sky
Ah, well semi-skimmed milk may diminish my bulk
But I'll take double cream till I die

Cholesterol, cholesterol
My chance of survival is small
For the cream I consume it could lead to my doom
For I love my cholesterol

Well I don't mind them probin' in my haemoglobin
If it's just for a case history
But it puts the Health Visitor into a tizz
It's her duty tae try and save me
She says fresh fruit and yogurt's a lovely dessert
Why don't you give it a try
Well I don't give a hoot for her yogurt and fruit
I'll take Black Forest gateau and die

Cholesterol, cholesterol
My chance of survival is small
For the way that I dine, I'm on course for angina
But I love my cholesterol

Cholesterol, cholesterol
My chance of survival is small
But I'll no get a dosa anorexia nervosa
For I love my cholesterol


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about health
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 05:34 AM

Dust Pneumonia Blues, Woody Guthrie.

eric


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about health
From: Acorn4
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 05:40 AM

In the Gateau

(And those stairs creak)
On a cold and dark November night
I creep down to the kitchen and my eyes
Catch sight of the gateau.
(And those scales don't lie)

Though I'm supposed to be losing weight
There staring at me on the plate is the gateau.

You gotta understand,
How I feel those hunger pangs
People don't you see
I can't live on lettuce and celery
Or I'm going to completely fade away.

(As my stomach churns),
Though I might get broad around the beam,
There's death by chocolate and treble cream in the gateau.
(This diet's against the rules).
Though I know my waistline's gonna pay the price
There are 3 million calories in every slice of the gateau.

I know my family doctor is the cause of all my trials
I can't live on rice cakes that taste like
Polystyrene tiles.
(And those scales don't lie.)

Though I've destroyed the evidence
I know I'm gonna feel the consequences of the gateau,
(And those scales don't lie)
As I put the empty plate back on that shelf,
I think even old Elvis himself was partial to the gateau
(And those scales don't lie)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about health
From: Kampervan
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 06:04 AM

How about Hamish Imlach - The Smokers Song


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about health
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 09:06 AM

Or ' Goodbye Booze '

eric


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: T B BLUES (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: topical tom
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 09:37 AM

"T. B. Blues" by Jimmie Rodgers


(Jimmie Rodgers)
« © '31 Peer International, BMI »

My good gal's trying to make a fool out of me
Lord my gal's trying to make a fool out of me
Trying to make me believe I ain't got that old TB
I've got the TB blues
When it rained down sorrow it rained all over me
When it rained down sorrow it rained all over me
Cause my body rattles like a train on that old SP
I've got the TB blues
I've got that old TB I can't eat a bite
Got that old TB I can't eat a bite
Got me worried so I can't even sleep at night
I've got the TB blues
I've been fightin' like a lion looks like I'm going to lose
I've been fightin' like a lion looks like I'm going to lose
Cause there ain't nobody ever whipped the TB blues
I've got the TB blues
Gee but that graveyard is a lonesome place
Lord but that graveyard is a lonesome place
They put you on your back throw that mud down in your face
I've got the TB blues


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 20 June 3:16 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.