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Subject: Toomeray Tomeray
From: Joe S.
Date: 21 Feb 99 - 10:41 AM

Looking for the singer/lyrics to a song we believe is called "Toomeray Tomeray". It was a 1970's song about a boy being bitten by a snake - honest!


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Subject: RE: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST,gary56_joe@hotmail.com
Date: 08 Jan 05 - 04:15 PM

looking for that same song....have you found it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 04:21 PM

I'm guessing we have a spelling problem here, since a Google search turns up so few hits. Can you quote any other lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: masato sakurai
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 08:05 PM

See this thread Origins: HELP if you can.....PLEASE.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST,Bill C.
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 06:41 PM

Hey! I was just looking for that song, too. I only remember parts of it... something about "Tommy went walking down a hill bubuhill. When a snake bit his heelbubuheel. Something like that, right?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST,edoiron
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 07:19 PM

i am also looking for this song. it was on a radio station in Toronto in 1970.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST,edoiron
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 07:21 PM

Tom went a-walk, whip awalk
Down to the sea, whip -a -whee


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST,edoiron
Date: 04 Jul 06 - 02:46 PM

Well Tommy went a-walk-whip-a-walk
Down to the field whip-a-weel
To mow his wheat whip-a-wheat,whip-a-wheat
When a snake bit his heel whip-a heel-,whip-a-heel
Toomeray, toomeray tomaray.

Well Tommy said Dad Whip-a-whad,whip-a whad
Please get my gal Sal, whip-awhal, whip-a whal
I'm gonna die, whip-a why-whip-a-why
And I kNow i shall baul, whip-a-wall
Toomeray, toomeray tomeray

Well Sally said Tom whip-a wham-whip-a-wham
Why did you go, whip-a-whoh whip-a whoh
Down to the field, whip-a whield,whip-a whield
Just to watch the wheat grow, whip-a -whoh
toomeray, toomeray tomeray.

Well Tommy did die, whip-a-why, whip-a-why
And to heaven did go ,Whip-a-whoh, whip-a-whoh
Didn't now his wheat, whip-a-wheat, whip-a wheat
'Cuse they laid him low, whip--a whoh
Tpmeray, toomeray tomeray!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 06:46 PM

who sings this song.I'm am trying to get it for my mother


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST,cathy
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 04:57 PM

i know the song but who sings it did anyone find the artist


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 07 - 09:24 PM

i,m still looking for the artist that sings toomeray tomeray
please help me
my email address is cathy7morin@hotmail.com

thanks a million


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 05:51 PM

does anyone know who sings that song toomeray tomeray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: Peace
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 05:56 PM

Found the following, too.

"I had my dad write the lyrics down for me, but I can't help you with the artist, score, or even the name of the song. My dad used to sing it to me and my sister when we were little, too.

Tommy went a-walk boo boo walk boo boo walkin'
Down to the field boo boo wield boo boo 'ield
To mow his weeds boo boo 'eeds
When a snake bit his hell boo boo 'eel
Toomaray toomaray tomeray

Tommy said Dad boo boo ad boo boo ad
Please get my gal Sal boo boo 'al boo boo 'al
'Cause I think I will die boo boo 'ie
And I know I shall boo boo 'ow
Toomaray toomaray tomeray

Sally said Tom boo boo 'om boo boo 'om
Why did you go boo boo 'o boo boo 'o
Down field boo boo 'ield
To watch your weeds grow boo boo 'ow
Toomaray toomaray tomeray

Tommy said Sal boo boo 'al boo boo 'al
Why don't you know boo boo 'ow boo boo 'ow
When the grass gets ripe (or "high") boo boo 'ipe
It's gotta be mowed boo boo 'owed
Toomaray toomaray tomeray

Tommy did die boo boo 'ie boo boo 'ie
And to heaven did go boo boo 'o boo boo 'o
Didn't mow his weeds boo boo 'eeds
'Cause they laid him low boo boo 'ow
Toomaray toomaray tomeray "


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: Peace
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 06:00 PM

Read this thread and check the links. The answer as to who did the song is there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: Peace
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 06:05 PM

And where to get a version of it on CD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 07:37 PM

who sang the song toomeray tomeray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 10:15 PM

Well, I have to say I haven't found a recording. I don't think the song has ever been known as "Toomeray" - the most common title is "Springfield Mountain." Woody Guthrie sings it on Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs - but he ends verses with "roo-di-roo-di-ray." So, I'd say it's the same song, even though it apparently doesn't contain the magic word, "toomeray."

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 08:30 PM

Billy Charm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 08:36 PM

Billy Charm had that out as a 45 record in the seventies....My mother took us over to meet him when he came through town. That was in NM.
He was doing some kind of promo.....
We saved the autgraph for many years.....it was erased by time.
I googled Billy Charm with no hits....I dont know if he was "big" or not but I remember hearing him on the radio and it was a big deal to meet him......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST,JH
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 10:48 PM

Mark Allen sang Toomeray Tomeray back in the late sixties at the Cabin Bar in Crystal, MN.I never forgot that song, wish I could hear it again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 08 - 08:36 PM

where can I find this song ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 01:04 PM

I am also looking for this song. It was played on CFGM in Toronto I belive back in the 70's. From what I remember is was sung by Billy Charm or Charn, but I have not been able to locate an artist by this name.

I believe the lyric's were

Tommy went wah cu-ko wah cu-ko wah
Down to the Field Cuk-o we cu-ko we
To watch his weed grow Cu ko whoa cu-ko whoa
When a snake bit his heel cu-ko whoa

Everybody seems to have a slightly different version, but this is how I remembered it. Would love to get an mp3 of this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 06:43 PM

Check this link (click) for samples. Also note that Sam Hinton has FOUR versions of this song on The Wandering Folksong.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 08:30 PM

The closest I have found to the one from CFGM is Cajun Fiddle/Toomary Tomary, Artist Tex Pistols Album Back U. Found it on iTunes. From what I recall it is close to the one by Billy Charm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 07:22 PM

The artist is ***BILL CHARM***


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 03:03 AM

U can not beat BILLY CHARM on this one, but u think u can find it?
Lemme know. It used to be played on NCI FM in Manitoba.
Maa-chi-took


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,Toplesscamaro
Date: 13 May 09 - 05:54 PM

Billy Chernoff, aka Billy Charne ......... not Billy Charm


To Ma Ray Tom O Ray," originally recorded in 1969 at the now famous "RCA Studio B"– Nashville and released internationally in June 1970, hit the TOP of the charts nationally in Canada and regionally in the U.S.

You can find the song by going to billywchernoff.com and it is on the
Big Time Fresno Rodeo, Album


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 09 - 11:28 PM

I believ it is Billy Charm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 May 09 - 05:52 PM

Go ahead and believe, but
Go to the website

BILLYWCHERNOFF.COM

and then believe what you want.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 04:32 AM

Thx a bunch for the info. Now where can we download this tune, can't seem to do it on Limewire. How bout Ares? Itunes? That's gotta be one of the all time kool cruisin' tunes, and yes it is Billy Chernoff, thx again.
Maa-chi-took


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 07:34 PM

Original singer is Billy Chernoff . Album name is " Big Time Fresno Rodeo!!!!!!!!

song is spelt : TO MA RAY TOM O RAY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,thomas bridgette
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:09 AM

Billy charne dated my mother in the early 80s and the last time i saw him was in 1984/85. If anyone knows his location please have him call me. I am Brenda Parsons Son and Dave Pittmans nephew. 909-973-3685. thanks, and the whole album is actually pretty cool.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: Gypsywind
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 02:09 PM

Little did I know there all of you looking for this beautiful song, too. You all have all brought me to the finishing line after searching for nearly forty years. YOU'RE ALL THE BEST! Gypsywind says "ma xagii nadz" which means thank you in my language.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,dewybob
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 10:04 AM

The artist is Billy Charn, real name William William Charnoff. I knew him in Nashville in th late 60's & early seventies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,Stan
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 12:05 PM

I was a radio disc-jockey from 1968-1995. I believe the lyric is
"weed," and NOT "wheat." Also- Tommy says "When my GRASS gets "right,"
(or "ripe") refers to cannabis and NOT "wheat."

I also believe the "snake" biting Tommy's "heel" means the DEA nailed
him.

That's why "Tommy did die..."

I LOVE this song, and am glad to rad others like it. I still play the original .35rpm disc at home- it's the one I took from the radio station
I worked at where I had played it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,Stan
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 12:07 PM

Sorry about the type-os. It's "Read," NOT "Rad." and the record
is a "45rpm," NOT a "35rpm."

Other than that- the rest stands.........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 May 11 - 10:26 AM

I found it on youtube sung by a gentelman by the name of billy chernoff, it's called to ma ray tom o ray, awesome song, I love it:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 11 - 07:02 PM

Billy Chernoff sang this song: Toomary toomary Tomary.great song
we use to listen and dance to this song during parties at our dad and mom's homestead......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 12:09 AM

Follow this link to listen to the song.....
http://www.billychernoff.com/samples/Big_Time_Fresno/billychernoff-02.mp3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: kendall
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 08:44 PM

It's in Burl Ives song book.Published in 1953.Written in 1761 about the death of one Timothy Myrick of Farmington Massachusetts.

On Springfield Mountain there did dwell,
A lovely youth I knowed him well
chorus:
Ray goo too day noo way ray today noo way to be day ree nee to be noo.

2 He scarce had mowed half round the field, when an ugly serpint bit his heel
rep. chorus

3 They took him home to Molly dear, which made her feel so very queer...

chorus

4 Now Molly had two ruby lips, with which the pizen she did sip

rep. chorus

5 Now molly had a rotten tooth, and so the pizen killed them both...
chorus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: kendall
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 07:24 PM

Why the sudden disinterest?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 02:24 PM

Well, Kendall, I was intrigued for a while, because the tune for Springfield Mountain seems to be a sprightly old dance tune, perhaps German or Czech. If you are familiar with the Mozart dance known as 'Michael Turner's Waltz,' you will hear the similarity.

However, none of the MIDI's I found seemed complete. No B part, and the A part is awful short.

As for the words, suffice it to say I don't enjoy visualizing snakebite and rotten teeth.

I wish I could find the original dance without having to hear the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 07:15 PM

This was supposed to be a true story, and life has such things as rotten teeth and snakes.
It has been said that this is the first folk song to be composed in America.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 08:03 PM

Well, well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,bumblebee
Date: 01 Sep 11 - 01:35 PM

Hey all, with help from above sources, I searched his name and found the song!! His name is actually Billy Chernoff.

This is the old "staticy" radio version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXCji___3tw

This is a better quality version, but his voice is a little different since it was done later on I guess:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p8wOTpye0Y&feature=related

What is amazing is that he actually commented on the second video link and said some truly awesomely inspiring words...

2016 updated links (Joe Offer):


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 08:01 AM

My mom has this song. She listens to all the time


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST,J Cappoli
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 05:33 PM

Have been looking for this song for a long time....Thanks !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 04:31 AM

Bill Charne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Toomeray Tomeray (Springfield Mtn.)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 16 - 01:28 PM

Toomeray, toomeray Tom O Ray
by Billy Chernoff


Tommy went a-walk-whip-a-walk, whip-a-walk
down to the field whip-a-weel
to mow his wheat, whip-a-wheat
when a snake bit his heel whip-a heel
toomeray, toomeray tomaray

Tommy said Dad whip-a-whad, whip-a whad
please get my gal Sal, whip-awhal
I'm a gonna die, whip-a why
and I know I shall live a while
toomeray, toomeray tomeray

Sally said Tom whip-a wham, whip-a-wham
why did you go, whip-a-whoh
down to the field, whip-a whield
to watch your wheat grow, whip-a -whoh
toomeray, toomeray tomeray

< instrumental >

Tom said Sal whip-a-whal, whip-a-whal
why don't you know whop-o-whoh
when the wheat gets ripe, ripe-a-while
it's got to be mowed whop-a-woo
toomeray, toomeray tomeray

Tommy did die, whip-a-why, whip-a-why
and to heaven did go ,Whip-a-whoh
didn't mow his wheat, whip-a-wheat
'cause they laid him low, whip-a whoh
tomeray, toomeray tomeray

< instrumental >

Tommy did die, whip-a-why, whip-a-why
and to heaven did go ,Whip-a-whoh
didn't mow his wheat, whip-a-wheat
'cause they laid him low, whip-a whoh
tomeray, toomeray tomeray

< instrumental >


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