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Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.

John M. 09 Dec 04 - 02:59 PM
JohnInKansas 09 Dec 04 - 05:27 PM
Joe_F 09 Dec 04 - 09:36 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 10 Dec 04 - 01:16 AM
Snuffy 10 Dec 04 - 09:01 AM
GUEST,mlb 05 Jun 10 - 12:41 PM
dick greenhaus 05 Jun 10 - 02:08 PM
GUEST,CJE 29 Mar 11 - 09:45 PM
GUEST,DEW 31 Dec 11 - 08:37 PM
GUEST,scott 02 Jan 13 - 11:26 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 03 Jan 13 - 06:27 AM
GUEST,Pi Kapp Phi 13 Mar 13 - 08:59 AM
GUEST,John Doe 19 Jul 14 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,Wow how times have changed... 22 Apr 15 - 11:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: John M.
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 02:59 PM

Hello everyone,

Here is song which is not in digital tradition.   It is sung to the "Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits" tune (text retrieved from this thread).  Contributed by Joe_F

Sung by the whorehouse -- quartet.
Have you got a hardon? Not yet.
Are you gonna get one? You bet.
Our balls hang low.
 

Do you sing "Sung by the Whorehouse Quartet"?  If so when/where did you learn it and would you be willing to sing this or any bawdy songs for a folklorist?  If yes, please feel free to email me at john@mehlberg.com

Any help is appreciated.

Sincerely,

John Mehlberg
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Notes:  The earliest printed example to this ditty which is from Father Rugby Reveals (1976) and underground rugby booklet (compiled &, in part, written by Jacky Martin) on pg 5 tacked to the end of "Mrs. Murphy":

Sung by the whore house quartet,
Did you go and get it? Not yet.
Are you gonne get it? You bet.
Who you gonne get it from? Ginnette.

Legman mentions this song in one of the Ozark unprintable volumes.  This song ditty is used as a way to end a long bawdy song or when no more verses are known to a song.  Listen to this field recording which confirms Legman's contentions. 
 


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 05:27 PM

As performed by one of the Quartets at the SPEBSQSA Regional Competition ca. 1956 at Wichita KS, the last line was - and with your "are you gonna get one, you bet" makes better sense as,

"It's slooowly riiiisiiing." ( "It's slowly rising" in full slow harmony of course.)

As I've seen it used, most wouldn't consider this a "song," but just a "tag" used on the end of any song as a "mood breaker." This one is one of many "spins" on the "Shave and a haircut - 2 bits." (or 4-bits/6-bits depending on how old one is) Unfortunately its about the only one memorable enough for me to have retained after 45 odd years.

I don't have any remaining associates knowledgeable in the area, but I would suspect that the SPEB singers might be a likely place where some of the old "music hall" stuff may still circulate. In the '50s, a rehearsal might warm up with stuff that was unlikely to be on the "public program," and some of it was somewhat "spicey." (or so it seemed to the mere child I was.)

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 09:36 PM

It's in _The Dirty Song Book_ by Jerry Silverman (1982) under the title "Have You Got a Hard-On?". He says it "may be used as a coda for any number of songs in this collection". His text is in an unusual order:

Have you got a hard-on? Not yet.
Are you gonna get one? You bet.
Listen to the whorehouse quartet:
Our balls hang low.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 01:16 AM

You are getting a little annoying Mr. John.



The almost identical lyrics are in the forum/DT



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Because it is neuvue to you....does not mean it hasn't been dripping a dose of the clap for the past couple decades.



How's your mother? UP RIGHT!

How's your sister? SHE'S THIGHT!

How's your father? HE MIGHT!

How's your brother? OUTTA SIGHT!



Sincerely,

Gargpu;e


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: Snuffy
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 09:01 AM

How's your father? All right! was quite a well known ending in England in the 50s and 60s, but there was also the Rugby chant:

How's your father? All right!
How's your mother? She's tight!
How's your sister? She might!
When was the last time? Last night
When's the next time? To-night


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,mlb
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 12:41 PM

there ain't no hair on a billy goat's ass


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 02:08 PM

I can attest to its popularity as easrly as 1947, at least.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,CJE
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 09:45 PM

I was in a Catholic high school band in 1978 and we sang filthy songs on the bus ride to the football games and band competitions. I don't know where we got them and I am pretty sure a prior generation personalized these songs. One of them was sung to the tune of Turkey and the Straw up until the chorus then switched to the shave and haircut for the Whore House Quartet. It went like this...

O she wiggles and she giggles til' she shits on the floor
And the wind from her as blows the cat out the door
The moon shines bright upon her tits
And she brushes her teeth with canary shit

Sung by the Whore House Quartet
Did ya get a blow job? Net yet.
Are ya gonna get one? You bet.

I've got that feeling coming onnnnn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,DEW
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 08:37 PM

We sang the Whorehouse Quartet song in high school in 1956. We sang lots of dirty songs.......You Can Tell By The Smell That She Wasn't Feeling Well As The End Of The Month Rolled Around.......I Got Mine Yesterday From The Girl Across The Way.......and many other oldies but goodies. We would always end each song with the Whore House Quartet song. The good-ole days!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,scott
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 11:26 PM

They one I heard was brushed her teeth in blue bird shit....and that's the whore house quartet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 06:27 AM

I have a friend who spent some time as an engineer in the merchant navy who sometimes finished off a song with the shave and a haircut bit as follows;

Never had a hard on
Never had a hard on
Drunk with a hard on
All night.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,Pi Kapp Phi
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 08:59 AM

Shave and a hair cut
Kiss my bare butt
Syng by the whore house quartet
you'll get a hard on, I'll bet


Roll over and screewwwww


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,John Doe
Date: 19 Jul 14 - 01:33 PM

To the tune of Turkey and the Straw.

Oooooh...
She wiggles and she giggles til she shits on the floor
and the wind from her ass blows the cat out the door
The moon beams brightly upon her tits
and she brushes her teeth with canary shit

Sung by the whore house quartet
Did ya get a blowjob?
Not yet.
Are ya gonna get one?
You bet.

I've got that feeling coming on

In my high school band, we sang this tune on the bus to football games.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,Wow how times have changed...
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 11:10 PM

From Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, circa 1980:

"In the Hills of ole CB, lived a boot black that was me,
and my father shovelled horse shit in the streets - In The Streets!
Then one day when I was young, he found diamonds in the dung, and he sent me off to University,
So Hail, Hail, to old Howe Hall, Raise your thunder mugs on high,
and we'll tip another glass, up to every horse's ass, in the good old fellowship of old Howe Hall"

"We're the Henderson Raiders, the raiders of the night!
We're dirty sons of bitches, we'd rather fuck than fight!
So Heidy deidy, Christ Almighty, Who the Hell are we?
We're the Henderson Raiders the studs of Dalhousie!"

"Sung by the Whorehouse Quartet!
Have you got a Hard on? Not yet!
Are you gonna get one? You Bet!
Who you gonna give it to, the Freshettes!
Those Fucking Whores...."


The funny thing was, I don't know any among us at the time that would have acted on the implications of these songs like it seems kids do today. We were less politically correct, yet maybe more respectful of the actual persons that were the women in our college life.

I remember several hundred of us, during Frosh week, being taught these songs, then marching, and chanting them outside the women's residences - to four floors of crammed open windows and a receptive audience no less!

I have only my own observations, this is in no way a rigorous examination, yet, at least in my circles, there was no one that would entertain anything that wasn't consensual sex, yet looking back at the lyrics of these songs with 25 years of perspective does make one wince...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,mark foster
Date: 06 Jul 15 - 07:51 PM

The Howe Hall song goes back to at least the early 70's. I was Smith House president in 1975 and the song had been around for some time then.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: Lighter
Date: 06 Jul 15 - 08:15 PM

The first stanza was known at the University of Virginia by 1930.

Variants of the second one were sung in WW2.

I heard the first three lines of the final one in Tennessee in 1979-80.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 16 - 11:36 AM

she burped and she farted that dirty little whore
the gas from her ass blew a hole in the floor

the moonlight was shining on the nipple of her tit
and the old man was struggling with a rubber full of jit


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Sung by the Whore House Quartet'.
From: GUEST,Pete Rose 14
Date: 14 Aug 16 - 11:27 AM

Oh, she looked so fair in the midnight air
The wind blew up her nighty
Well her tits hung loose like the balls on a moose
Oh gosh oh me oh mighty


Sung by the whorehouse quartet
Have you got a hard-on? Not yet!
Are you gonna get one? You bet!
Sung by the whorehouse quartet

Well she jumped in bed and covered her head
And said I couldn't find her
But I knew damn well she was lyin' like hell
So I jumped in bed behind her

chorus

I jumped her bod and grabbed my rod
And said I'm gonna fuck you
She said oh no just let me blow
I'll blow 'til my face turns blue

chorus


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