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Lyr Req: There's a Spider in the Bathtub (Wurzels)

GUEST,Graham 20 Oct 05 - 05:21 PM
Nigel Parsons 20 Oct 05 - 05:57 PM
The Fooles Troupe 21 Oct 05 - 08:09 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: There's A Spider In The Bathtub
From: GUEST,Graham
Date: 20 Oct 05 - 05:21 PM

Does anyone happen to know the lyrics of the Wurzels'song There's A Spider In The Bathtub ??


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SPIDER (Flanders & Swann)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Oct 05 - 05:57 PM

Not quite "The Wurzels", but Flanders & Swann's Bestiary includes "The Spider"

THE SPIDER

I have fought a grizzly bear,
Tracked a cobra to its lair,
Killed a crocodile who dared to cross my path,
But the thing I really dread,
When I've just got out of bed,
Is to find that there's a spider in the bath.

I've no fear of wasps or bees.
Mosquitoes only tease.
I rather like a cricket on the hearth,
But my blood runs cold to meet,
In pyjamas and bare feet,
With a great big hairy spider in the bath.

I have faced a charging bull in Barcelona.
I have dragged a mountain lioness from her cubs.
I've restored a mad gorilla to its owner.
But I don't dare face that tub.

What a frightful looking beast -
Half an inch across at least.
It would frighten even Superman or Garth!
There's contempt it can't disguise
In the little beady eyes
Of the spider sitting glowering in the bath.

It ignores my every lunge
With the back brush and the sponge.
I have bombed it with 'a present from Penarth'.
It just rolls into a ball,
Doesn't seem to mind at all,
And simply goes on squatting in the bath.

For hours we have been locked in endless struggle,
I have lured it to the deep end by the drain.
At last I think I've washed it down the plug'ole.
Here it comes a-crawling up the chain!

Now it's time for me to shave,
Though my nerves will not behave,
And there's bound to be a fearful aftermath.
So before I cut my throat,
I shall leave this final note:
"Driven to it - by the spider in the bath!"


Gleaned from Flanders & Swann On-line

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 08:09 AM

I think you may be looking for another one about a spider - I have heard it, but cannot rememebr the words at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: GUEST,MIFD
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 09:44 AM

Do you want
Spider in the Bath, Spider in the bath,
There's a creepy-crawly, creepy-crawly spider in the bath,
I know he's only there because he wants to have a laugh?
If so I'll be back with it later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: GUEST,MIFD
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 05:48 PM

Maybe it's the wrong one?

Spider in the Bath.
I like bunny rabbits, I like frogs,
I like pussy cats and I like dogs,
Talking to a tiger is like falling off a log
Being friendly to the animals is easy,

I've a couple of hamsters in the garden shed
One's called Sebastian, the other's called Fred,
I've even got a teddy bear I take to bed,
Being friendly to the animals is easy.

Chorus
But a spider in the bath, a spider in the bath,
A creepy crawly, creepy crawly a spider in the bath,
I know he's only there because he wants to have a laugh
With hairy legs and beady eyes, I'm terrified and tantalized.
Spider in the bath, spider in the bath
A creepy crawly, creepy crawly a spider in the bath,
I know he's only there because he wants to have a laugh
I thought I put him down the drain but now he's crawling up the chain,
Spider in the bath.

I like elephants and I like mice,
I'd take a lion cub at any price,
I've even heard that crocodiles can be quite nice.
Being friendly to the animals is easy,

I like caterpillars, I like snails,
I like a lizard with a very long tail
I'd even go swimming with a big white whale
Being friendly to the animals is easy.

Chorus.

I've a horrible feeling that the spider's still there,
He's hiding in the bathroom and I don't know where
But bath time's nice, so I don't care.

I thought I put him down the drain but now he's crawling up the chain,
Spiders ugh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 06:09 PM

going to wurzels gig next month..

surprise birthday present for the mrs..

2nd row front of stage tickets..!!!



cant find any lyrics but heres the LP this song is on

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~gunning/wzgoldel.html..



oh.. and heres a short audio clip of my very favourite Adge Cutler classic

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~gunning/ra/wurzels/arvest12.ra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: GUEST,Graham
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 07:07 AM

Thanks everyone, but it's not the song I'm looking for. The chorus goes something like

"There's a spider in the bathtub, a cockroach in the sink, the toilet seat is broken, ..."

Perhaps it is not sung by the Wurzels (it doesn'T actually sound like them, but someone told me it's a Wurzels' song)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurz
From: CarolC
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 12:00 PM

These pages mention a song by that name done by the Wurzels, but they don't give any lyrics. You might have to track down a recording and try to get the words off of it.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~gunning/wzsongs6.html

http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/dizzyas/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 10:14 AM

Would somebody please write a song about putting a glass over the spider, slipping a stiff piece of paper under the glass and carrying the spider out to the nearest garden?

Works for crickets and preying mantises too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurz
From: Bard Judith
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 01:30 PM

Leeneia: Well, t'ain't great art, but just for you, then...



"But the spider came back, the very next day,
The spider came back, well, I thought he was a goner,
But the spider came back - he just wouldn't stay away!

Though I hurled my scrubbing brushes and I showered him with soap,
Still th' infuriating spider just persisted, like a dope...

Oh, the spider came back, the very next day (etc.)

So I grabbed a tennis racket and I battered all around,
And the spider seemed to vanish in a splodge upon the ground...

But the spider came back, the very next day (etc.)

Then I contemplated poison (for the spider, not for me)
But the repercussions to the earth were just too much to see,

Oh, the spider stayed there, for the day that I did try,
The spider stayed there, and my tub got very dry and bare,
Oh, the spider stayed there... he just wouldn't go away!

SOoooooooooo....I got a piece of paper and a beer glass from the pump,
and I slipped that piece of paper underneath the spider's rump...
And out into the garden that spider went with glee
(Yes the spider he was happy too, but most of all - me!)

And the spider stayed there, a-munching every fly,
The spider stayed there, and I can tell you why he stayed -
HE JUST WOULDN'T GO AWAY!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE'S A SPIDER IN THE BATHTUB (Wurzels)
From: cyder_drinker
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 06:09 PM

After a big dredge of the memory (I learned this when I was about 10 cause I borrowed the "Golden Delicious" album of the kid next door) I can come up with this. The words are 99% right, but possibly the verses are in the wrong order. Hope it helps.

THERE'S A SPIDER IN THE BATHTUB
The Wurzels

There's a spider in the bathtub
a cockroach in the sink
The toilet seat is broken
the chain hasn't got a link
(can't remember this line, sorry)
there's rubbish on the stairs
The state this place is getting in
it seems nobody cares

But with housing such a problem
It seems a crying shame
A man should have to suffer
When he is not to blame
But I must keep up me standards
cause if things do not improve
I may find meself
obliged to move.

The larder's getting empty
The ashcan's getting full
The windows are so filthy
don't see the sun at all.
The last lightbulb is broken
No need to pay the bill
And it won't disturb the nest of mice
beneath the windowsill

But with housing such a problem
It seems a crying shame
A man should have to suffer
When he is not to blame
But I must keep up me standards
cause if things do not improve
I may find meself
obliged to move.

The garden is a jungle
of nettles and of weeds
a few hours would take care of it
that's really all it needs
But no-one seems to give a damn
and no-one gives a cuss
The grass is high enough to hide
a double decker bus

The front door's off it's hinges
the tiles are off the roof
That the place is falling down
is getting near the truth
How can people be so thoughtless
to let this state exist
I think I'll have to put me name
down on the housing list

But with housing such a problem
It seems a crying shame
A man should have to suffer
When he is not to blame
But, I must keep up me standards!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: cyder_drinker
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 06:12 PM

I think the missing line from the first verse (above) is

"The dishes are all dirty"


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurz
From: Bard Judith
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 10:05 PM

(plaintively)

And might there be a place to post original compositions - even if they are terrible parodies of classic old folk songs? My effort above seems to have fallen into oblivion (rather, dare I say, like a spider washed down the drain...) and if it would give anyone a moment's amusement, I shall gladly move it elsewhere...


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 10:59 PM

Marcus Turner's 'Spider in the bath'
is another one. Music here too.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 10:24 PM

Post away!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: There's A Spider In The Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: GUEST,Merle
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 07:57 PM

I have that song and it says it's by the Wurzels but it sounds more like Richie Kavanagh!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: There's a Spider in the Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 07:21 AM

Here is a link to the song that you play and dowload

http://www2.mrtzcmp3.net/The_Wurzels_1s.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's a Spider in the Bathtub (Wurzels)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 13 - 09:35 PM

Oh you beauty! That's the Wurzels song alright. I used to have the Wurzels' album before I came to Australia, and it was a delight to have the words to such an old favourite. Goodonya, your blood's worth bottling, and you're worth your weight in Tim Tams! (chocolate biscuits).


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