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Lyr Req: something with shirt in title

Gene 11 Apr 06 - 10:35 PM
Louie Roy 12 Apr 06 - 10:21 AM
Peace 12 Apr 06 - 10:36 AM
dozy rozy 12 Apr 06 - 11:40 AM
Louie Roy 13 Apr 06 - 12:16 AM
The Fooles Troupe 13 Apr 06 - 12:56 AM
Gene 13 Apr 06 - 01:20 AM
The Fooles Troupe 13 Apr 06 - 01:23 AM
Gene 13 Apr 06 - 01:26 AM
melodeonboy 13 Apr 06 - 07:47 AM
Scrump 13 Apr 06 - 10:42 AM
TheBigPinkLad 13 Apr 06 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,Chris Murray 13 Apr 06 - 01:24 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: Gene
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 10:35 PM

got this lyrics request today from a net pal...thought i would
pass it on and try to stir some old WWVA memories.

---an old tune that keeps running through my head. It is one of them comedy songs from the 40's or early 50's and I have no idea who sang it.

I don't even know the real name of it. The song went

"shirts, shirts, all kinds of shirts,
shirts you can't see for the dirt on the shirts".

Have you ever heard this one? I used to hear it on WWVA Wheeling, WV, 1170 on your dial.

It may have been the clown Crazy Elmer who sang it but I have no idea.

DB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: Louie Roy
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:21 AM

Gene what year or years did you listento this station? Louie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: Peace
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:36 AM

'Talking of kid's shows, there've been several mentions of Jim Ruddle, as Zeta. Also, some remembered the bad guy on the show, Karzov. Well, now it can be told. I was that villain. Yes I, fresh from playing the dramatic role of boy-hero, Elmer the Clown, on the "Uncle Hiram" show on KVOO-TV. I moved to KOTV and was relegated to Zeta's arch enemy. (or was it, arch enema?) I have it on good authority that Jim still has his Zeta suit, and had been known to wear it to church.

Uncle Hiram had been in show biz since Moby Dick was a sardine. He had worked Vaudeville, "the Nat'l Barn Dance" from Chicago and recorded comedy songs, as part of "Hank and Hiram".'

from here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: dozy rozy
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 11:40 AM

Where is my shirt, my noggin noggin shirt,
It,'s all sold for beer and tobacco.
'Cos the tail was all worn out and the collar was turned about,
And I'm sure it's looking out for better weather.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: Louie Roy
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 12:16 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 12:56 AM

Not The Quartermaster's Store? - in the DT and threads here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: Gene
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 01:20 AM

thanks for the comments folks...but the song has the following
lines in it..

"shirts, shirts, all kinds of shirts,
shirts you can't see for the dirt on the shirts".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 01:23 AM

Still says it sounds like a verse of TQMS. A tune then?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: another oldie
From: Gene
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 01:26 AM

and one i have been searching for - for over 55 years...
it is probably a 20/30/40s tune

these are exact lyrics...and i only recall these 2 lines

i know the tune quite well but my CRS Brain won't let me
recall any other lyrics...

a woman can't jump over a fence like a man
'cause she just ain't built that way
and she can't [*strike a match in the dark like a man]
'cause she just ain't built that way.

*an obvious reference to a man striking a match on
the hindmost or side part of his pants leg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: melodeonboy
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 07:47 AM

Well, I'm a-shakin' my shirt all over the place
But it's been thrown right back in my face

("Shirt" by the Bonzo Dog Band)

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"In my grandad's flannelette nightshirt" (George Formby)

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If you want to branch out into other items of clothing, there's "Trouser Press" (also by the Bonzo Dog Band) and almost anything by Roger Ruskin Spear's Kinetic Wardrobe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 10:42 AM

A couple more:

Donovan "I Love My Shirt" (on the B side of the 1960s 45 rpm single "Atlantis")

Right Said Fred "I'm Too Sexy For My Shirt"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 12:56 PM

"Where ivver ye gan yer shirt-a find a Geordie ..." groan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 01:24 PM

"Where's me shirt?" - Ken Dodd.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: clairerise
Date: 13 Apr 06 - 02:26 PM

Girl in the dirty shirt - oasis


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: MARINER
Date: 14 Apr 06 - 01:34 PM

How's about "The little shirt me mother made for me "?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 01:19 PM

Shirt, you're as welcome as the flowers in May to dear old Donegal


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: something with shirt in title
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 11:43 AM

http://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-S/Shirts.htm


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