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Lyr Req: music from Bugs Bunny cartoons

George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 May 06 - 08:31 PM
The Fooles Troupe 06 May 06 - 08:41 PM
Elmer Fudd 06 May 06 - 09:05 PM
GUEST,Cluin 06 May 06 - 09:21 PM
Brían 07 May 06 - 12:25 AM
Brían 07 May 06 - 12:38 AM
Declan 07 May 06 - 07:52 AM
Gorgeous Gary 07 May 06 - 11:21 AM
Brían 07 May 06 - 11:34 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 09 May 06 - 07:14 PM
Brían 09 May 06 - 11:06 PM
Cluin 10 May 06 - 02:56 AM
The Fooles Troupe 10 May 06 - 09:01 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 10 May 06 - 12:23 PM
Kaleea 10 May 06 - 02:28 PM
The Fooles Troupe 10 May 06 - 08:38 PM
GUEST,Gerry 11 May 06 - 01:51 AM
GUEST,Hillbilly Hare - 1950 31 Oct 07 - 09:44 AM
Rumncoke 31 Oct 07 - 07:41 PM
gnu 31 Oct 07 - 07:57 PM
The Walrus 01 Nov 07 - 05:01 AM
clueless don 01 Nov 07 - 09:05 AM
GUEST,F.L. 29 May 08 - 02:59 PM
Jim Carroll 30 May 08 - 03:15 PM
Jim Dixon 03 Dec 10 - 02:11 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 May 06 - 08:31 PM

This question came up and I know that a lot of music from Bugs Bunny/Warner Bros. cartoons came out of the classical music genre.

However, searching on the internet I was wondering if the songs that Bugs, or Elmer or any of the other characters sang in those old cartoons was around. Strangely enough, I haven't found them yet.

Most of them were short, maybe one verse and a chorus. But, there were longer pieces. Remember the Hatfields and McCoys one? Bugs is singing nearly the whole time.

Has anyone seen such a site with lyrics from those shows?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 06 May 06 - 08:41 PM

Many such cartoons are now on DVD - sometimes even 100 on one pack of DVDs. Always loved the music style. I'm interested too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 06 May 06 - 09:05 PM

I am embarrassed to say I have nothing to contribute to this thread!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: GUEST,Cluin
Date: 06 May 06 - 09:21 PM

The song(s) from the "Hillbilly Hare" episode (one of my enduring favourites):


Jukebox Square Dance Caller:
       Bow to your corner, bow to your own...

       Three hands up and 'round you go,
       Break it up with a dosey-do.
       Chicken in the bread pan pickin' out dough,
       Skip to my Lou, my darling.

       The old lady out, you pretty little thing,
       Promenade around the ring,
       Big foot up and little foot down,
       Make that big foot jar the ground.
       Lady step back and two gents in,
       Back you go and forward again.
       Step right up with an elbow swing,
       Skip to my Lou, my darling.

       Allemande left with the old left hand
       Follow through the right and left grand.
       Meet your honey with a great big smile
       Promenade, Indian style.


Bugs takes over:
       Promenade! Across the floor,
       Sashay right on out the door.
       Out the door and into the glade,
       Everybody promenade.
      
       Step right up, you're doin' fine,
       I'll pull your beard, you pull mine.
       Yank it again, like you did before,
       Break it up with a tug o' war.

       Now into the brook and fish for a trout,
       Dive right in and splash about.
       Trout, trout, pretty little trout,
       One more splash and come right out

       Shake like a hound dog, shake again,
       Wallow 'round in the old pig pen.   
       Wallow some more, you all know how,
       Roll around like an old fat sow.

       Allemande left with your left hand,
       Follow through with a right-left grand.
       Now lead your partner, the dirty old thing,
       Follow through with an elbow swing.

       Grab a fence post, hold it tight,
       Womp your partner with all your might.
       Hit him in the shin, hit him in the head,
       Hit him again, the critter ain't dead.

       Womp him low and womp him high,
       Stick your finger in his eye.
       Pretty little rhythm, pretty little sound,
       Bang your heads against the ground.

       Promenade all around the room,
       Promenade like a bride and groom.   
       Open up the door and step right in,
       Close the door and into a spin.

       Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl,
       Jump all around like a flyin' squirrel.
       Now don't you cuss and don't you swear,
       Just come right out and form a square.

       Now right hand over and left hand under,
       Both join hands and run like thunder.
       Over the hill and over the dale,
       Duck your head and lift your tail.

       Don't you stray and don't you roam,
       Turn it around and promenade home.   
       Corn in the crib pen, wheat in the sack,
       Turn your partner, promenade back.

          (plummeting sounds follow)

       And now you're home...
       Bow to your partner...
       Bow to the gent across the hall...
       And dat is all!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Brían
Date: 07 May 06 - 12:25 AM

I recall my favorite from a Pepe Le Pew cartoon:

JE SUIS TRAVAILLER ON THE RAILROAD

Je suis travaller on the railroad
Tous le live long jour
Je suis travallier on the railroad
Just to pass the time away
Can't you here the capitain shouting
Reveillez-vous de bon huere

Pardon my French. A little knowlede is a dangerous thing.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Brían
Date: 07 May 06 - 12:38 AM

I think the song goes more like:

Je suis travailler on the rail road,
Tous le live long jour.
Je suis travailler on the rail road,
Just to passer le temps away.
Can't you hear le capitain shouting,
"Levez-vous de bonne heure!"

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Declan
Date: 07 May 06 - 07:52 AM

My favourite song from a Buggs Bunny Cartoon was "I dream of Jeanie, She's a light brown hare"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 07 May 06 - 11:21 AM

This site looks like it has a fairly extensive set of lyrics. Including my favorite, "What's Opera, Doc?".

It wasn't hard to find either. I just typed the phrase "bugs bunny lyrics" into Google and it was the first (of many) sites that popped up.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Brían
Date: 07 May 06 - 11:34 AM

That's a great site, Gary. I'll save this to my favorites.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 09 May 06 - 07:14 PM

Thanks Gary. Didn't find it when I was searching the other day!

Now I want to see if I can find out what tunes went with which cartoons, and whether they had lyrics.

That is a great site, Gary. Very extensive.

Will have to ask them about correlating the tunes with the cartoons as well, both classical and traditional and jazz stuff. Interesting ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Brían
Date: 09 May 06 - 11:06 PM

I was pleasantly surprised to here a recording of Bud Powell and Charlie Parker performing the Looney Tunes theme, "This Is It"
as a bebop tune under the name "Fine and Dandy".

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Cluin
Date: 10 May 06 - 02:56 AM

Ontario Tourism has recently adopted the slogan, "Ontario...Now Playing!" and are using the theme song from the Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show in their commercials....

Overture... Hit the lights!... This is it... the night of nights!

What dildoes are sitting on the tourism board and okayed that one? It's embarassing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 May 06 - 09:01 AM

George - from my travels at that site, there mainly seemed to be a focus on Lyrics, not tunes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 10 May 06 - 12:23 PM

That's what I have gathered. I sent the fellow a query about the possibility of gathering that information for his "lists" list.

Maybe I'll hear back from him. Thanks! It is a delightful site though. Well worth putting into Mudcat Links!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Kaleea
Date: 10 May 06 - 02:28 PM

A few years ago, I bought myself a video of the Classical (Music) Looneytunes cartoons. It is always fun, & the more you watch it with the kids, the better you know the lyrics. My "kids" (neices & nephews) now range in age from 19 months to 35 years--they all love it!
So do I.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 May 06 - 08:38 PM

George, if you do assemble, or come across a list (even partial) of the real tunes for each cartoon please give us a heads up!

What would be even NICER, although I have no idea if the info is even accessible a thi sdistance in history, is also details of the MUSICIANS... :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 11 May 06 - 01:51 AM

I think I know (most of) one that's not on the website given above, and I think it's one that has been discussed at Mudcat before. What I remember is

Peeking through the knothole in Grampa's wooden leg
Who'll mind the store while I am gone?
[Can't remember the third line]
And a boy's best friend is his mother.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: GUEST,Hillbilly Hare - 1950
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 09:44 AM

HILLBILLY HARE
(McKimson-1950)
Promenade across the floor
Sass shay right on out the door
Out the door and in to the glade
And everybody promenade
Step right up, you're doing fine
I'll pull your beard, you pull mine
Yank it again, like you did before
Break it up with a tug of war
Now into the brook and fish for the trout
Dive right in and splash about
Trout, trout, pretty little trout
One more splash and come right out
Shake like a hound dog, shake again
Wallow around in the old pig pen
Wallow some more, you all know how
Roll around like an old fat sow
Allemande left with your left hand
Follow through with a right-left grand
Now lead your partner, the dirty ol' thing
Follow through with an elbow swing
Grab a fence post, hold it tight
Whomp your partner with all your might
Hit him in the shin, hit him in the head
Hit him again, the critter ain't dead
Wop him low and wop him high
Stick your finger in his eye
Pretty little rhythm, pretty little sound
Bang your heads against the ground
Promenade all around the room
Promenade like a bride and groom
Open up the door and step right in
Close the door and into a spin
Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl
Jump all around like a flying squirrel
Now don't you cuss and don't you swear
Just come right out and form a square
Now right hand over and left hand under
Both join hands and run like thunder
Over the hill and over the dale
Duck your head and lift your tail
Don't you stray and don't you roam
Turn it around and promenade home
Corn in the crib pen, wheat in the sack
Turn your partner, promenade back
And now you're home
Bow to your partner
Bow to the gent across the hall
And that is all


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Rumncoke
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 07:41 PM

We used to have an old 78 with 'Bugs Bunny' singing -
now how did it go-

My teeth stick out in front
like bisuits in a fence
and as far as pictures go
mine's not worth two cents

but I'm glad to be the way I am
Who cares if I look funny
no matter what the others have
I'm glad that I'm Bugs Bunny

Thats all that I can recall at the moment, assuming there was more - the other side was Tweety pye and 'I taut I taw a puddy tat'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: gnu
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 07:57 PM

Oh.... the lyrics have been posted a few times already. I thought I might supply them as I sing it often. One of my all time favs. A true Masterpiece!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: The Walrus
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 05:01 AM

I feel quite put out here.

The only lyric I can remember from a Bugs Bunny Cartoon is Elmer Fudd singing
"Kill the Wabbit,
"Kill the Wabbit,
"Kill the Wabbit
"Kill the Wa-bbit
..."
To "The Ride of the Valkyries"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: clueless don
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 09:05 AM

Cluin, I always thought the words were

Overture, curtain, lights!

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: GUEST,F.L.
Date: 29 May 08 - 02:59 PM

The missing third line

Peeping throught the knothole of grandpa's wooden leg.
Who'll mind the store when I'm gone.

Go get the axe, there's a flea on Lizzy's ear.

Cause a boy's best friend is his mudder!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bugs Bunny
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 May 08 - 03:15 PM

My friend, the late Tom Munnelly (folk song collector extraordinarairé) was constantly having the piss taken out of him for his taste in Wagner.
Favourite was intoning 'Kill the wabbit' from the Bugs Bunny classic.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: Lyr Add: THIS IS IT (Livingston/David)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Dec 10 - 02:11 PM

There are several things I want to know about Bugs Bunny's music. We might as well start with the theme song of "The Bugs Bunny Show," which began in 1960. Lyrics are below. However, I'm almost certain that the song is older than that. I can picture Judy Garland and Gene Kelly (or someone of that ilk) doing it on the Ed Sullivan Show (or some show like that) in the 1950s.

I know Jerry Livingston and Mack David each worked separately on several Broadway musical plays and revues before 1960. I know of only one that they worked on together: "Bright Lights of 1944," which came out in '43 and closed after 4 performances. I have not been able to find a list of songs from that show. Is it possible that Livingston & David wrote THIS IS IT for "Bright Lights" and later recycled it as the Bugs Bunny theme song? And that, in the meantime, various people did it as a cabaret number, or on TV variety shows? (I watched a lot of variety shows in the 50s and early 60s.)

Just to complicate things, I know there are several other songs called THIS IS IT.

Lyrics copied from International Lyrics Playground:


THIS IS IT
From the TV series "The Bugs Bunny Show" (1960)
(Jerry Livingston / Mack David)

Overture, curtains, lights.
This is it, the night of nights!
No more rehearsing and nursing a part.
We know every part by heart.

Overture, curtains, lights.
This is it. You'll hit the heights,
And oh what heights we'll hit!
On with the show! This is it!

Tonight what heights we'll hit!
On with the show! This is it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: music from Bugs Bunny cartoons
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 09:41 PM

"This is It" is a great opening song for my hosting duties at a local open mic.


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