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Lyr Req: Telephone -Scandinavian dialect [Boreson]

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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Telephone' (Scandinavian Dialect)
From: GaryD
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 10:34 AM

Hi Gang!... I'm a Swede from central MN, & there was a number of Scandianavian performers here years ago who sang amusing dialect songs on the radio... one was "Telephone" to the tune of "Honeycomb"... it was by either Jimmy Jensen, Slim Jim (Clarence Iverson) , Yogi Yorgerson, or the Vagabond Kid.   I know some of the words, but am missing a number of verses.. part of one of them is:

" Vell, I've got a vife & it's kind of funny, she's an ole sour puss but I call her honey.. everytime I come home...there she is on the telephone!... Telephone, Yakkity Yak, on the Telephone All the Time, vat a heckuva life, ven you got a vife on the T. E. L. E... Telephone!..


Any Help out there?.. thanks Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Telephone' (Scandinavian Dialect)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 02:21 PM

Hullo, Old Gary-
I think I heard this a long time ago when I lived in Wisconsin, but I can't remember it. People here in California don't talk in fake Scandahoovian accents - it might be politically incorrect...
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Telephone' (Scandinavian Dialect)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 07:36 AM

I didn't grow up with Scandinavian humor, not being from Minnesota originally, but I became aware of it soon after I moved here. I remember hearing a lot of it on WCCO radio years ago. Remember Maynard Speece? Roger Erickson?

Thanks, GaryD, for listing the names of the performers who did dialect songs. I will make a note of them and look for more examples.

The tradition is not quite dead. See YANKIN' ON MY YOHNSON, a recent example.

Sorry I can't help with the telephone song, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Telephone' (Scandinavian Dialect)
From: kendall
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 07:48 AM

Vell I got a wife and it's kinda funny she's an old sourpuss and I call her honey,
Everytime I come home there she is on the telephone,She talk about this and she talk about that,
She always sounds like her head is fat,
Got a voice like an old trombone on the telephone.
Telephone oh yakkity yak on the telephone all the time
What a heck of a life when you got a wife on the telephone.

.........like when (someone) got drunk and landed in jail
Got the whole town mad with he great big yap
We'd all be happy if she closed her trap
You can't get a dial tone on our telephone
telephone oh yakkity yak...

Sorry but that line just went away. It's been too many years.
I believe the song on the other side of that record was one about three Suedes, farm hands who went to the city and got mixed up with some shady women. I know all of that one if you want it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Telephone' (Scandinavian Dialect)
From: open mike
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 10:30 AM

ha~ i have an mp3 of this, and some other songs by this guy
you can find these if you search for Harry Stewart
or go here http://www.yogiyorgesson.com/recordings.html
or Stan Boreson http://www.stanboreson.com/albums.htm
(i can't believe i have downloaded all this corny swedish stuff!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Telephone' (Scandinavian Dialect)
From: GaryD
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 02:17 PM

yah, sure!, you betcha!... Tak so mycket for halpen!... (Thanks for the the help..) That's the one I was looking for.... Swansen & Swenson & Jensen is the other one... that one I know.. still wan the last verse, Kendall!... I'm in a hurry to a jam, now, so I'll get back to you guys later... good to hear from you again, too, Joe...    Gary


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Subject: Lyr Add: TELEPHONE (Stan Boreson)
From: GaryD
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 08:39 PM

TELEPHONE
As sung by Stan Boreson and Doug Setterberg, 1957
Tune: HONEYCOMB written by Bob Merrill (It was a hit for Jimmie F. Rodgers.)

1. Well, I got a wife and it's kind of funny.
She's an old sourpuss and I call her honey.
Ev'ry time I come home,
There she is on the telephone!
She talk about this and she talk about that.
She always sound like her head is fat,
Got a voice like an old trombone
On the telephone!

CHORUS: Telephone, yakkity yak on the telephone all the time.
What a heck of a life when you got a wife on the T-E-L-E-telephone.
Telephone, yakkity yak on the telephone all the time.
What a heck of a life when you got a wife on the telephone!

2. Hello, Mister Johnson. Have you heard?
Promise you won't say a word.
You know Mrs. Swenson's mink fur coat?
Well, it really came from an old goat!
I saw Mrs. Olson yesterday,
Spending all her husband's pay,
I suppose it's not for me to say,
But she's got a head like a bale of hay! CHORUS

3. When it come to gossip, she really shine,
Number-one talker on the ten-party line.
Got all the news before it's stale,
Like when Hjalmar got drunk and he landed in jail.
Got the whole town mad with her great big yap.
We'd all be happy if she'd close her trap.
You can't get a dial tone on our telephone. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Telephone' (Scandinavian Dialect)
From: open mike
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 08:53 PM

it is right there on this page

http://www.stanboreson.com/albums.htm

by the album more scandihoovian hits

oh i guess it is only 16 seconds of it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Telephone (Scandinavian dialect - Boreson
From: GUEST,D to the Q
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 12:30 PM

Holy S%#t! I've been looking for this record for years.

Swansen, and Svensen and Jensen

Ven these three woke up eet vas long after dawn
Swansen, and Svensen and Jensen
"our money and vatches and yewelery ees gone"
said Svansen, to Svensen and Jensen
These boys vill advise you as qvick as a vink,
"Don't pick up no girls in a roller skate rink,
And for goodness sake don't order cocoa to drink"
Svansen, and Svensen and Jensen

Anyone have the actual 45?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Telephone (Scandinavian dialect - Boreson
From: Deckman
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 12:38 PM

Stan Boreson still lives in the Ballard neighborhhod of Seattle, and yes, he still performs! bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Telephone (Scandinavian dialect - Boreson
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 12:17 AM

You can hear Stan Boreson and Doug Setterberg's recording of TELEPHONE at YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Telephone (Scandinavian dialect - Boreson
From: GUEST,Joe in AK
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 11:37 PM

Here you go: http://www.box.com/shared/99r1lls0o9


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Telephone (Scandinavian dialect - Boreson
From: Acme
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 12:02 AM

I decided to make Don Firth's day a few weeks back - he was looking for a Boreson song (Circle of 5ths thread) so I decided to track it down. YouTube didn't have it, so I called Stan! He and his wife looked through the disks he has for sale (StanBoreson.com) and told me where he could find it.

I enjoyed it!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Telephone -Scandinavian dialect [Boreson]
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 02:16 AM

GaryD, my longtime Midwestern buddy, sent me a recording of "Telephone" today, and it brought back memories (actually, it also brought back memories of yesterday, when I was trying to get a word in edgewise to my wife between her phone calls....)

The YouTube link above is dead, but here's another:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1su6PreY84

Thanks, Gary!

-Joe Offer-


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