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Lyr Req: Can the Serpent Be Housebroken (E Schmidt

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CAN THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN?


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GUEST,Jim 20 Mar 06 - 04:50 PM
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Subject: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 04:50 PM

I'm searching for the lyrics to an Eric Von Schmidt song called Can The Serpent Be Housebroken. Can any mud-catter help me out?


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: mack/misophist
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 06:17 PM

Please post the lyrics if you find them.


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: open mike
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 09:35 PM

the answer is no...


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 10:01 PM

Is it about a reptile or the musical instrument like this one?


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Ron Davies
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 10:30 PM

"Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye?". Sounds very promising.


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Peace
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 12:37 AM

Song: Can the Serpent Be Housebroken?
Artist: Eric Von Schmidt
Album: Baby Let Me Lay it On You
Gazell GPCD2013
1995


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 06:00 PM

Thanks Peace,

My local record store, ZAPS in Cobourg, Ontario can usually get me anything I ask for, but they told me that Baby Let Me Lay It On You has been discontinued.


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: MMario
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 08:14 AM

All I've been able to find is the beginning line.


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 08:52 AM

It's serpently not that one BWL.
G. ☺


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Peace
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 10:55 AM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000001K1A/qid=1143042769/sr=11-1/ref=sr_11_1/102-2427384-3404963?n=5174

I am unable to listen to the sound sample at this time. However, perhaps soemone could do so and post the words they get from it?


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Flash Company
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 10:57 AM

artistdirect.com has this as a free download (Is there such a thing?),I just listened to part of it and it sounds pretty authentic.
Interesting guy, quite a painter too.

FC


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Peace
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 11:03 AM

What's the title there?


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: jacqui.c
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 11:57 AM

It's only a very small portion of the song - not enough to get the meaning but it is to the tune of 'The Circle'.


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Peace
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 12:01 PM

Thanks, Jacqui.


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 12:26 PM

Just for the heck of it, I got down what I could from the sample. Here's what I heard:

...serpent be housebroken?
He'd rather die, buddy, he'd rather die.
When the turnstile won't take-a my token,
Pass right by, buddy, pass right by.

Circumnavigation is a mighty fine motion
But it's all been tried, buddy, it's all been tried.
But circumcision in the cloakroom...


It's an intriguing snippet, but hardly enlightening about the whole noise.

Claire


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 03:09 PM

I thought some of my sites where I search for used books listed music also, but I just checked--apparently not. Looks like it's a trip down to the used music store, or try eBay.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 04:31 PM

This could be fun!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 05:02 PM

If it scanned


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Subject: RE: Can The Serpent Be Housebroken
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 10:49 PM

Here's a bit more from a sound sample at allmusic.com:

But circumcision in the cloakroom
It ain't advised, buddy, it ain't advised.

Can the circle....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can the Serpent Be Housebroken (E Schmidt
From: Peace
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 11:21 PM

Available here if ya mortgage the house.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can the Serpent Be Housebroken (E Schmidt
From: Peace
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 11:35 PM

http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000001K1A/249-6403921-9602750&prev=/search%3


About $20 American here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can the Serpent Be Housebroken (E Schmidt
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 11:39 PM

BTW, BWL's picture-link above is that classic instrument, the cornholio, FWIW. OTOH YMMV.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can the Serpent Be Housebroken (E Schmidt
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Mar 06 - 10:22 AM

PSE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can the Serpent Be Housebroken (E Sch
From: pdq
Date: 24 Mar 06 - 10:24 AM

Eric Von Schmidt's father was an interesting chap is his own right. Harold Von Schmidt did 'scene painting' for Hollywood movies including some with John Wayne in Monument Valley. Here he is shown at work...

                     note skinny kid as model (far right) in first picture


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