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Amusing female duets

Susan-Marie 11 Dec 98 - 08:19 AM
Bill Cameron 11 Dec 98 - 12:17 PM
Bert 11 Dec 98 - 12:20 PM
Wolfgang 11 Dec 98 - 12:28 PM
Allison 11 Dec 98 - 01:27 PM
Ralph Butts 11 Dec 98 - 01:30 PM
Bert 11 Dec 98 - 02:33 PM
SteveF 11 Dec 98 - 03:02 PM
Joe Offer 11 Dec 98 - 03:22 PM
Bert 11 Dec 98 - 04:58 PM
Alice 12 Dec 98 - 12:43 PM
Wolfgang 12 Dec 98 - 01:03 PM
dick greenhaus 12 Dec 98 - 03:38 PM
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Subject: Amusing female duets
From: Susan-Marie
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 08:19 AM

A friend and I recently sang a version of "Two Sisters" that I re-wrote (inspired by a thread on these songs) so that the two sisters push the suitor in, and then debate whether or not to pull him out or let him drown (the audience decides). It was a lot of fun, so now I'm looking for some other light-hearted traditional songs, especially Celtic, that might be appropriate for a female duet. Any ideas?

[Many song titles in this thread have been converted to links by a Mudelf.]


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Bill Cameron
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 12:17 PM

"MY HUSBAND'S GOT NO COURAGE IN HIM"

2 versions in the DT. Be prepared for accusations of "male-bashing".

There's a really funny take-off on all those songs about women disguising themselves as men to follow their true love across the sea...I forget what its called, but the punchline is that the ship turns out to be entirely crewed by cross-dressing women all looking for the same guy...someone refresh my memory, please

Bill


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Bert
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 12:20 PM

Bill, that sounds like "The Man who was Thursday"


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Wolfgang
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 12:28 PM

I'd love to read the lyrics to that song, Bert.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Allison
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 01:27 PM

MAIDS WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG NEVER WED AN OLD MAN


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 01:30 PM

"THEY ALL HAD A FINGER IN THE PIE".........Tiger


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Bert
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 02:33 PM

Wolfgang,

Sorry but it's not a song. It's a story by G. K. Chesterton.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: SteveF
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 03:02 PM

Bill, the song you want is in the database as "FOR THE LOVE OF WILLY."

Susan-Marie, I recall an episode of I Love Lucy in which Lucy and Ethel were rehearsing "Friendship" (you know, "Friendship, friendship -- just a perfect blendship"). Then, just before their performance, they had a quarrel. They went on anyway, taking jabs at each other throughout the number. Is this any help?


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 03:22 PM

Click here for Chesterton's works online, including The Man Who Was Thursday.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Bert
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 04:58 PM

Thanks Joe,


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Alice
Date: 12 Dec 98 - 12:43 PM

Joe, thanks for that link. Many may be interested in reading Chesterton's 'Heresy', the chapter 'Celts and Celtophiles'.

......."The tendency of that argument is to represent the Irish or the Celts as a strange and separate race, as a tribe of eccentrics in the modern world immersed in dim legends and fruitless dreams. Its tendency is to exhibit the Irish as odd, because they see the fairies. Its trend is to make the Irish seem weird and wild because they sing old songs and join in strange dances. But this is quite an error; indeed, it is the opposite of the truth. It is the English who are odd because they do not see the fairies. It is the inhabitants of Kensington who are weird and wild because they do not sing old songs and join in strange dances. In all this the Irish are not in the least strange and separate, are not in the least Celtic, as the word is commonly and popularly used. In all this the Irish are simply an ordinary sensible nation, living the life of any other ordinary and sensible nation which has not been either sodden with smoke or oppressed by money-lenders, or otherwise corrupted with wealth and science. There is nothing Celtic about having legends. It is merely human. The Germans, who are (I suppose) Teutonic, have hundreds of legends, wherever it happens that the Germans are human. There is nothing Celtic about loving poetry; the English loved poetry more, perhaps, than any other people before they came under the shadow of the chimney-pot and the shadow of the chimney-pot hat. It is not Ireland which is mad and mystic; it is Manchester which is mad and mystic, which is incredible, which is a wild exception among human things. Ireland has no need to play the silly game of the science of races; Ireland has no need to pretend to be a tribe of visionaries apart. In the matter of visions, Ireland is more than a nation, it is a model nation.".......


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: Wolfgang
Date: 12 Dec 98 - 01:03 PM

at least, I didn't ask Alison whether she could post a tune


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Subject: RE: Amusing female duets
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 Dec 98 - 03:38 PM

For the Love of Willy is in the DT, if anyone's interested.


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