Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)

DigiTrad:
BURY ME IN MY OVERALLS
FROM WAY UP HERE
IF YOU LOVE ME
JUST A LITTLE RAIN
LITTLE BOXES
LITTLE BOXES RE-VISITED
MAGIC PENNY
MAGIC PENNY
ROSIE JANE
THE BANKERS AND THE DIPLOMATS
THE BOY SALUTES
THE MONEY CROP
TURN AROUND


Related threads:
Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky? (133)
Mrs. Clara Sullivan's Letter background (3)
No Closing Chord - Tribute to Pete (4)
Help: Everything Malvina! (76)
Lyr Req: The Little Land (Malvina Reynolds) (16)
World in Their Pocket (Malvina Reynolds) (4)
Lyr Add: Andorra (Malvina Reynolds) (4)
Origins: Morningtown Ride (Malvina Reynolds) (40)
Do you like 'Little Boxes'? (202)
Lyr Req: The Little Mouse (Malvina Reynolds) (3)
Lyr Add: 1st Amendment Banjo (Malvina Reynolds) (4)
Lyr Req: The Man in the Mask (Malvina Reynolds) (3)
BS: Little Boxes revisited (8)
Lyr Add: God Bless the Grass (Malvina Reynolds) (23)
Malvina Reynolds - World Gone Beautiful (4)
Lyr Req: Let Us Come In (Malvina Reynolds) -Seeger (3)
Malvina Reynolds C.D.'s? (12)
(origins) Origins: Turn Around (Reynolds/Greene/Belafonte) (31)
Lyr Req: Magic Penny (Malvina Reynolds) (12)
Malvina Reynolds (16)
Lyr Add: Alone (Malvina Reynolds) (1)
BS: Whats the point of Andorra (43)
Lyr/Chords Req: Morningtown Train (M Reynolds) (6) (closed)
Tune Req: Turn Around (Malvina Reynolds) (4) (closed)
Lyr Add: Faucets Are Dripping (Malvina Reynolds) (5)
Lyr Add: Lambeth Children (Malvina Reynolds) (1)
Two new Folk Sites (Malvina Reynolds!) (7)
Lyr Req: No Hole in My Head (Malvina Reynolds) (7)
Help ...'The Magic Penny' (10)
Malvina Reynolds tribute (26)
Tune Req: If You Love Me (Malvina Reynolds) (5)
Lyr Req: Battle of Maxton Field (Malvina Reynolds) (9)
(origins) Origins: I Don't Mind Failing (Malvina Reynolds) (7)
Lyr Req: Morningtown Ride (Malvina Reynolds) (12)
Lyr Add: Peace Isn't Treason (Malvina Reynolds) (3)
Need a Song - Morningtown Ride (5)
Origins: We Don't Need the Men (Malvina Reynolds) (11)
Song sought for Lupercania(?) (8)
How about that Malvina Reynolds? (5)
Tune Req: It Isn't Nice (Malvina Reynolds) (4)
Lyr Req: male version of 'Turn Around' (M Reynolds (6) (closed)
Lyr Req: Pied Piper (Malvina Reynolds) (6)
Lyr Add: The New Restaurant (Malvina Reynolds) (3)
Lyr Req: Bury Me in My Overalls (Malvina Reynolds) (20)


Leadfingers 14 Aug 06 - 03:20 PM
Sorcha 14 Aug 06 - 03:46 PM
Leadfingers 14 Aug 06 - 04:23 PM
GUEST,The Vulgar Boatman 15 Aug 06 - 03:07 AM
Haruo 15 Aug 06 - 03:32 AM
Leadfingers 15 Aug 06 - 07:09 AM
Leadfingers 15 Aug 06 - 07:14 AM
Haruo 15 Aug 06 - 03:45 PM
Phil Cooper 15 Aug 06 - 03:52 PM
Tig 15 Aug 06 - 04:22 PM
Sorcha 16 Aug 06 - 01:11 AM
JesseW 16 Aug 06 - 02:33 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE TOURISTS (Little Boxes parody)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 03:20 PM

Whitsun weekend 1964, The Oasis Cafe in Weston-Super-Mare, weather absolutely atrocious. One of the lads said "Look at the stoopid tourists walking round in the rain! Someone should write a song about them!" Just then, the juke box burst into life with Pete Seeger singing LITTLE BOXES (The Oasis had a GOOD assortment on the box). That was the birth of this gem!

Little tourists, little tourists, and they're all in their mini cars
All in their Pacamacs with their buckets and spades,
There's a tall one, a short one, a fat one and a thin one,
And they're all eating Fish and Chips and they all look the same.

And they've travelled from Bristol and Birmingham and Liverpool,
And they all drag their kids along and sit on the beach,
And it rains and it pours and the sky falls on top of them,
But they all eat their candy floss and sit there just the same.

And father gets a deckchair and lies under his Daily Sketch,
While their transistor radios stay switched on all day,
While their twelve year old daughter seduces the beach photographer,
And Granny drinks her cups of tea and rots there just the same.

Then they go on the pier and fill up the slot machines,
And have rides on the roundabouts and donkeys and trains,
Then they jump in their cars and cause an eighteen mile traffic jam.
It happens every year, but they come back just the same.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 03:46 PM

Wunnerful!!!
(was I that bad???)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 04:23 PM

No Sorch - YOU werent walking round in a pacamac in pouring rain eating Candy Floss !!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: GUEST,The Vulgar Boatman
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 03:07 AM

Try also "Little bathtubs in marinas..." well observed skit on the yachtie crowd, and one for the sportsmen:

Little boxes in the sports shop,
Little boxes made for cricketers,
And you shove them down your trousers
To protect you in the game,
There's a white one and a pink one,
And one made of aluminium,
But if you get hit in the...boxes,
It'll hurt you all the same.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: Haruo
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 03:32 AM

Leadfingers, what's the missing portion of the first line? Mrs Haruo and I can't figure out how to get the thing into the tune.

Haruo


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 07:09 AM

OOOOPS !! Sorry Haruo ! TOTAL Brain fade on typing the first line !

Little Tourists little tourists and they're all in their mini cars !!

Abject apologies all round !!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 07:14 AM

Just tried to get in to 'Help' to try to get that line corrected and couldnt access 'help' Is it possible for a MudElf to do the correction ??


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: Haruo
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 03:45 PM

Well, it's not corrected yet, but thanks, Leadfingers. Mrs Haruo and I shall take it to a song circle one day soon.

Haruo


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 03:52 PM

I had thought of another Little Boxes parody, sorry for the thread creep:

Little Dachshunds, on the hillside,
Little Dachshunds going yippy yappy,
Little dachshunds on the hillside,
And they all look just the same.
There's a brown one, and a brown one, and brown one,
and a brown one.
And they're all going yippy yappy and they all look just the same.

I know that dachshunds come in other colors. But I mostly see brown ones.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: Tig
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 04:22 PM

Ta Lead. It's great!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 01:11 AM

And thank the gods for that, Lead, LOL!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Tourists (Little Boxes parody)
From: JesseW
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 02:33 AM

ROLFL!!! Why thank you all - these are GREAT! "and a brown one, and a brown one..." - I couldn't finish singing that without breaking up...

The tourist one has a very strong feel of personal expierence, and it's very good. I intend to memorize it.

*Please* make sure this gets properly linked into the DT.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 16 December 5:18 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.