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Lyr Req: Garbage Man

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ADD: I'm in Love With the Garbage Man's Daughter (9)
(origins) Origin: 'Stick out your can (for the) garbage man' (37)
Lyr Req: Garbage Man Blues (8)


JennyDeckner 31 Oct 05 - 08:03 PM
Beer 31 Oct 05 - 08:38 PM
rich-joy 31 Oct 05 - 11:17 PM
Kaleea 31 Oct 05 - 11:47 PM
Cool Beans 01 Nov 05 - 09:07 AM
Wilfried Schaum 01 Nov 05 - 11:33 AM
rich-joy 01 Nov 05 - 08:14 PM
Roger the Skiffler 02 Nov 05 - 04:14 AM
Kevin Sheils 02 Nov 05 - 04:54 AM
Spot 02 Nov 05 - 01:44 PM
Ron Davies 03 Nov 05 - 07:21 AM
GUEST,reggie miles 03 Nov 05 - 12:58 PM
GUEST 04 Aug 10 - 03:45 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 04 Aug 10 - 05:42 PM
GUEST,wendy 15 Feb 11 - 01:33 PM
dick.hamlet 15 Feb 11 - 04:03 PM
GUEST 28 Jul 11 - 08:16 PM
GUEST 28 Jul 11 - 08:24 PM
Stewie 28 Jul 11 - 08:44 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jul 11 - 01:14 AM
Stewie 29 Jul 11 - 01:43 AM
GUEST,annshari 06 Mar 12 - 08:42 PM
GUEST,999 06 Mar 12 - 09:01 PM
GUEST,jbryant 19 May 12 - 10:53 AM
GUEST,Dora 23 Oct 12 - 06:38 AM
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GUEST,David Woodbridge 07 Nov 13 - 10:33 AM
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GUEST,Corri Gottesman 08 Jan 14 - 02:22 PM
GUEST,John from Kemsing 08 Jan 14 - 04:24 PM
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Subject: Garbage Man?
From: JennyDeckner
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 08:03 PM

I've been thinking lately of this song that my mother taught me as a child. The lyrics are:

I know a special someone you really ought to meet.
He comes most every day, up and down the street.
Should I be so bold as to ask him for a ride?
But mom says 'no, uh uh, he's not your type'.
But how I love him, even though he's a garbage man.

One day while he was cleaning up the garbage cans,
He dropped an old tomato and two old rusty nails.
I put them under my pillow, I sleep with them every night.
But still mom says 'uh uh, he's not your type!'
But how I love him, even though he's a garbage man.

My mother has no idea where she learned this song, and Google seems entirely unaware of its existance. Is anyone familiar with it? It sounds as if it's from the '50s, but then my mother sang everything as if it was written in the '50s. Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: Beer
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 08:38 PM

Worked a full year as a garbage man back in 63. Dollar and hour and all you could eat. Never heard the song though. Will follow your thread. I'm curious as to how it will turn out.
Beer


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: rich-joy
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 11:17 PM

Then there's that good old number " ... pick up y' can, here come th' garbage man ..."
- WHO did that now? - was it a twenties/thirties jug band?

Stewie will know!


Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: Kaleea
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 11:47 PM

I once knew a fellow who worked riding on the back of a garbage truck, emptying the trash cans into the munching part of the truck. He had a PHD in philosophy. He said he was happier hauling garbage.


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 09:07 AM

I once heard a song called "I'm Hector the Garbage Collector." By the end of the song he'd risen to the top of the heap. Anyone know the words?


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 11:33 AM

R-J - this one?


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: rich-joy
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 08:14 PM

No Wilfried - that's interesting, but it's not that one!!

I'll have to get Stewie onto it!


Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 04:14 AM

Hmmm, I know the Champion Jack Dupree song "Put out your can here comes the garbage man"- (no sexual innuendo there, then) and of coures "My old man's a dustman" ("I thought I told you never to play that").


RtS


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 04:54 AM

Not forgetting Max Goolis - The Limeliters


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: Spot
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 01:44 PM

Rich-Joy...
                Brownsville Banned ??

                      Regards to all ....Spot


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 07:21 AM

"Here come th'garbage man"--I'm virtually certain was done by Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies in the 30's --(I believe he was killed in 1935)--but I don't know who, if anybody did it earlier. I'm sure Stewie has more info.


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: GUEST,reggie miles
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 12:58 PM

When I was performing with the jug band Strangers with Candy my partner used to sing this one. I sang harmonies on the chorus, but I'm afraid I don't remember any of the verses or who authored it.

Stick out your can, cuz here comes the garbage man
Stick out your can, cuz here comes the garbage man
Your the only woman who can stick it out like you can


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 03:45 PM

So I grew up actually singing that exact son. I think I learned it at Girl Scout camp in Massachusetts in the early 70s.


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 05:42 PM

There is an excellent recording of this song by Joe McCoy and the Harlem Hamfats. Re-Issued long ago on vinyl but I seem to remember seeing a CD issue reviewed recently.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: GUEST,wendy
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 01:33 PM

Hi Jenny,

Yes, I so know this song too and for the life of me I cannot remember how I learned. Part of me says it is from Girl Scout camp cira 1976-78.I loved it and remember it fondly. Taught it to all my friends at that time and sing it to my kids!

This is the first post I have ever been able to find for reference to the song.


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: dick.hamlet
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 04:03 PM

From the intro to a long-lost 78 by ??, probably THE GARBAGE MAN BLUES:

Voice off: Hey, Lady, here's yo garbage man out here!
Woman: Go away, Man, I don't need no garbage today!


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 08:16 PM

I learned this song too at camp 30 years ago! Just popped into my head when I was taking out the trash :) and googled it when the lyrics weren't fully coming to mind. Except for this thread- I can't find anything else at all. The last time I was looking for 'great green gobs' lyrics to show my son, found them through an old camp songs post. Will definitely post again if I can find anything else.


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 08:24 PM

OK- here's a facebook thread that speaks of same song-
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=9281819805&topic=4437
    I know a special someone, I really like to meet
    He comes most everyday up and down my street
    If I was so bold as to ask him for a ride
    but mom says no, says no
    He's not my type but how i love him, Even though he's the garbage maannnnn ohhhhhohhhh

    One day when he was cleaning, out my garbage pail
    He dropped an old tomato and 2 rusty nails
    I put em under my pillow and slept with them every night
    but still mom says, mom says
    He's not my type but how i love him, Even though he's the garbage maannnnn ohhhhhohhhh

    I know I'll always love him but I'll never be his wife
    I guess I'll have to wait, until the afterlife
    When he will be, will be
    My guiding light up in that great big garbage dump in the skyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
I added the lyrics from the Facebook page. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Garbage Man?
From: Stewie
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 08:44 PM

I must have missed this thread. The recording that Rich-Joy and Dick Hamlet refer to above is Milton Brown and His Brownies 'Garbage Man Blues' Bluebird BB B-5558 recorded in San Antonio on 4 April 1934.

--Stewie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GARBAGE MAN BLUES (Tab Benoit)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 01:14 AM

These lyrics are identified as coming from the Tab Benoit recording.

GARBAGE MAN BLUES

My baby, ran away with the garbage man
My baby, she ran away with the garbage man
Oh I need you so bad baby, so you can empty my garbage can

I don't know where she's been, I don't know where she's goin'
I don't know where she's been, I don't even know where she's goin'
Please come back to me baby, my garbage can is overflowin'

My baby, she ran away with all my hard earned cash
My baby, ran away with all my hard earned cash
I don't need the money all that bad, I just need someone to empty my trash

My baby, ran away with the garbage man
My baby, she ran away with the garbage man
Oh I need you so bad honey, so you can empty my garbage can

My baby, she ran away with the garbage man
My baby, she ran away with the garbage man
I need you so bad, so you can empty my garbage can



Tab Benoit - Garbage Man Lyrics
www.lyricstime.com/tab-benoit-garbage-man-lyrics.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: Stewie
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 01:43 AM

I should have indicated that Milton Brown's band was sometimes titled 'His Musical Brownies' or 'The Musical Brownies'. Milton Brown's recording has the same title as the Tab Benoit song, posted by Joe, but is a bird of a different wing. It is little more than a single verse and scat, but a belter of a western swing piece.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,annshari
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 08:42 PM

I learned this song in Camp too.
I love the song and have never seen it anywhere else.
The question is, where did you go to camp?
I went to the JCH in Bensonhurst Brooklyn NY.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,999
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 09:01 PM

I doubt you learned the Muddy Waters version there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,jbryant
Date: 19 May 12 - 10:53 AM

I am looking for the lyrics to a different garbage man song that I learned from my mother 50+ years ago. As near as I can remember it goes as follows

My man's a garbage man
He goes from can to can
He collects most anything
From garbage on down.
Someday I'll be his wife
And I'll eat garbage all my life
I love the garbage man.

There were other verses for other occupations but the verse above is the only one I remember. Does anyone know the other verses?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,Dora
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 06:38 AM

My mother (b. 1923) used to sing a similar ditty. I forget all the lyrics, but something like:

"My man's a garbage man,
he picks up garbage cans.
And when the ______ ___t,
he takes the garbage out."

I can't find anything on Google. Anyone else remember this? (I checked the tunes mentioned about, and I don't think it's any of those, except the one mentioned by Guest JBryant.)

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 11:05 AM

I found a reference to a song entitled "My Man's a Garbage Man" but no lyrics. There are but a half dozen sites that refer to a song of that title which you can get to by Googling

"My Man's a Garbage Man"

Leave the quotation marks on the title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 02:04 PM

There are several other threads that probably ought to be linked to this one:

Lyr Req: Garbage Man (from Rory Gallagher)

Lyr Req: Garbage Man Blues

Origin: 'Stick out your can (for the) garbage man'

Lyr Add: I'm in love with the garbage man's daughter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,David Woodbridge
Date: 07 Nov 13 - 10:33 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 13 - 11:55 AM

Carlton Record Corporation, Carlton Record Corporation         1962        

by the Harvard Dunster Dunces


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,Corri Gottesman
Date: 08 Jan 14 - 02:22 PM

found this old post through a google search. I remember this song from NJ Ymha-Ywha Camp back in early 70's. You solved a riddle for me... I never knew the lyric "two rusty nails." Always sung something that made no sense instead (not even English!). Such a catchy song, I'm surprised it isn't sung more, but on the other hand, it's pretty classist against manual laborers. In singing this to my campers (I work at a camp), I change the words a bit so it's not derogatory against "garbage men."! Thanks!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 08 Jan 14 - 04:24 PM

Here`s an associated song from across the ocean.

https://soundcloud.com/#john-hills/old-rag-a-bone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,Jeff in S.C.
Date: 04 Apr 14 - 05:54 PM

My granny used to sing this song to us while we sat on the porch of our beach house in Garden City beach S.C. She'd play her ukulele and sing.

"My man's a garbage man
he cleans the garbage cans
He smell like garbage too
Mmmmmm, I say he do
And in our future life
We gonna he man and wife........"

That's all I can remember, hence my search that led me to this sight. Her brother was a piano player for Tommy Dorsey's orchestra back in the 40's.

Another one I can remember is:

"Rosie had a body like a toothpick
And a neck like a giraffe
Rosie, where art thou going?
Upstairs to take a bath.
Lord have mercy! Oh, my soul!
There goes Rosie right down the hole!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,laura
Date: 20 Jun 15 - 10:43 AM

I am so happy to find this song,it was a song that my sister and I always sang after our days at camp.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: Joe_F
Date: 20 Jun 15 - 07:52 PM

Jeff in S.C.: The first one joins on to the Vassar Hygiene Song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 15 - 05:04 PM

I know the song! I learned it in sleep away camp New Jersey YMHA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 06:21 PM

Learned this in Girl Scout camp in 89!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Garbage Man
From: GUEST,Tracey
Date: 17 Dec 16 - 12:04 AM

I used to sing this song and I had leaned it from my Summer camp in Monticello, NY Circa 1973 to 1980


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