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Lyr Req: A Bushel and a Peck (Frank Loesser)

judy@redrivernet.com 06 Mar 99 - 09:30 PM
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Subject: 'I love you a bushel and a peck
From: judy@redrivernet.com
Date: 06 Mar 99 - 09:30 PM

Please send me the lyrics. I have only the one sentence.Thanks.


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Subject: RE: 'I love you a bushel and a peck
From: sarah
Date: 06 Mar 99 - 09:36 PM

Hey- My mother used to sing that to me but it's been maybe 18 years. I think it is:

I love you a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck

The last two lines are escaping me right now. Will write back when I remember them.


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Subject: RE: 'I love you a bushel and a peck
From: okscout@cwix.com
Date: 06 Mar 99 - 11:04 PM

A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap, A barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep, I love you.


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Subject: RE: 'I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Rosebrook
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 12:02 AM

The "Bushel and a Peck" song rates right up there with:

Rosie is a friend of mine
I can kiss her anytime
For a nickel or a dime
Twice as much for over time.

God bless those parents and their little ditties. Figuring the cost of inflation, that kiss might cost $20 now 40 years later!!

Rose


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Subject: RE: 'I love you a bushel and a peck
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 12:15 AM

No Rose, considering what's happened in some schools when they've gotten carried away with political correctness, it might involve the arrest of your 7 year old for sexual harassment. TRUTH!!!!!

"If I laugh at any mortal thing, tis that I may not weep.".........George Gordon (Lord Byron)

catspaw


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Subject: RE: 'I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Elizabeth
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 03:14 AM

Actually, try "about you" not "I love you"... it then goes on "the cows and chickens are going to the dickens! I love you a pushel and a peck, you bet your pretty neck I do. Doodle, doodle doodle, doodle doodle doodle doodle doodle doodle doo!!"

It was from the stage version of Guys and Dolls and was sung by Miss Adelaide and her Hot Box Girls in the Hot Box Cabaret!

I could probably dig up the verses if you are interested.

Cheers, Elizabeth


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Subject: Lyr Add: A BUSHEL AND A PECK (Frank Loesser)
From: Gene
Date: 07 Mar 99 - 11:41 AM


A BUSHEL AND A PECK
As recorded by: The Andrew Sisters
Words and music by Frank Loesser

Refrain
A lot of Doodles
I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
Hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
Barrel and a heap and I'm talkin' in my sleep
About you, about you, about you
My mind is leapin' I'm havin' trouble sleepin'
'Cause I love you (I do) A bushel and a peck
(You bet) You bet your pretty neck that I do.

Refrain

I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and though make my heart a wreck
Make my heart a wreck and you make my life a mess
Make my life a mess and it's a mess of happiness
About you, about you, about you
Although you free me I'll never, never leave - me
I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck that I do.

Refrain

I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and it beats me all to heck
Beats me all to heck how I'll ever tend the farm
Ever tend the farm when I want to keep my arms
About you, about you, about you
The cows and chickens are goin' to the dickens
I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck that I do.

Refrain


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Subject: RE: 'I love you a bushel and a peck
From: hypertripp
Date: 05 Nov 99 - 09:27 PM

thanks SO much! i only had part of it!


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Subject: RE: 'I love you a bushel and a peck
From: GUEST,mistykira@aol.com
Date: 12 Mar 03 - 08:11 PM

I love you, a bushel and a peck
a bushel and a peck and a hug around the the neck
a hug around the neck
I love you, yes I do, you bet your pretty neck I do
a doodle do do do doo
a dooodle do do do doo
you bet your pretty neck I do


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Subject: Lyr Add: A BUSHEL AND A PECK (Frank Loesser)
From: Genie
Date: 12 Mar 03 - 11:27 PM

Thanks, Gene.
Only a couple of minor amendments:

The "doodles" part is specific, and there's no "that" in the last line.  It was in the movie "Guys & Dolls," too, IIRC.
Pretty sure this is the way it's sung in the movie and in the stage version I saw.  (Gotta admit, I don't remember the
lines in red being in there and I'm not sure how their tune goes.  I sing the song in sing-alongs with folks who
remember when it was on the Hit Parade, and we sing it without the 'red lines.'   If we're doing it wrong, I'd love to
know how the tune goes for those lines.)


A BUSHEL AND A PECK
Words & music by Frank Loesser

Refrain:
A doodle-oodle-oo-doo,
A doodle-oodle-oo-doo,
A doodle-oodle-oo-doo-doo.

I love you a bushel and a peck,
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck,
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap,
A barrel and a heap and I' been talkin' in my sleep
About you, about you, about you,
My mind is leapin' I'm havin' trouble sleepin'
'Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck I do.

Refrain

I love you a bushel and a peck,
A bushel and a peck and, though make my heart a wreck,
Make my heart a wreck and you make my life a mess,
Make my life a mess and it's a mess of happiness
About you, about you, about you.
Although you free me, I'll never, never leave - me.
I love you a bushel and a peck,
You bet your pretty neck  I do.

Refrain

I love you a bushel and a peck,
A bushel and a peck and it beats me all to heck,
Beats me all to heck how I'll ever tend the farm,
Ever tend the farm when I want to keep my arms
About you, about you, about you.
The cows and chickens are goin' to the dickens
I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck  I do.

Refrain


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Subject: RE: 'I love you a bushel and a peck
From: GUEST,terilu
Date: 12 Mar 03 - 11:57 PM

My best friend and I used to pantomine this to the 45 record recorded by I think, Perry Como and Doris Day? We used to charge money from niegbors and family to watch us dance and act out songs while pantomiming (lip-synching)and we were very young- elementary school age. It's worth finding an old recording of it. I had a major crush on Perry Como and Danny Kaye when I was that age. Funny how my childhood predicted my performer/musician future...


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Subject: RE: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: clueless don
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 03:46 PM

Gee, I thought it was

"a THOUSAND chickens, are goin' to the dickens"

Lady Mondegreen lives!


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Subject: RE: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: MMario
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 04:08 PM

If I remember from when my neice was Adelaide (oppisete her brother as Nathan!) those lines were spoken.

But I could be wrong


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Subject: RE: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: JJ
Date: 14 Mar 03 - 08:22 AM

The 45 was Perry Como and Betty Hutton.


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Subject: RE: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 14 Mar 03 - 10:43 AM

That's one of the earliest songs that I remember hearing on the radio as a child.

I hadn't heard it for decades until it popped up in a school production of "Guys and Dolls" in which my youngest daughter took part a couple of years ago.


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Subject: RE: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Peter T.
Date: 14 Mar 03 - 12:43 PM

There is a proposal to make a new film of Guys and Dolls, after the success of Chicago. PLEASE!!! The earlier film is so hideous. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: JJ
Date: 15 Mar 03 - 07:34 AM

Yes, the film of GUYS AND DOLLS with Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson is a frightening thing to behold.

But I understand the remake is to star Vin Diesel in this role, which I find even more frightening.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: kendall
Date: 15 Mar 03 - 11:59 AM

Is that measurement, a peck, still used anywhere?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Mar 03 - 05:17 PM

Interesting that other people found the film a bit of a flop. Maybe I'm prejudiced, but I thought my daughter did a better job of singing the Miss Sarah romantic solos than whoever did them in the film!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Genie
Date: 15 Mar 03 - 09:16 PM

I understand that when the film version of Guys and Dolls was made, the initial plan was to dub Brando's and Simmons's voices. (This had been done successfully in many musicals, but atrociously in "Carmen Jones," where Harry Belafonte's and Dorothy Dandridge's own lovely voices were overdubbed by [with poor lip synch-ing] by operatic voices that just didn't fit the characters or the actors.) In the end, the studio (MGM?) decided that having their stars do their own singing would make the movie more real -- like Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown singing to each other, instead of professional singers doing so.

Personally, I kind of liked it that way. Certainly a lot more than I did "Carmen Jones."

Genie

PS
Kendall, I was under the impression that people who still use "bushel" as a measurement also still use "peck" (which is what --1/2 bushel? 1/4 bushel?).
Anyway, Peter Piper still picks pickled peppers by the peck, doesn't he?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Deda
Date: 15 Mar 03 - 10:42 PM

The lines in red are indeed spoken. Adelaide is a night-club singer and her troupe of backup singers "talk" those lines. I have the (movie) audio tape and listen to it regularly. Also my mother used to sing this number to us. I agree that Marlon Brando and the Sarah Brown actress were not well cast, but I loved Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit, and whoever the woman was who played Adelaide was also perfect. But the most perfect thing is the whole Damon Runyan world, characters like "Nicely Nicely", their 1930s NYC street language, and that terrific song that Adelaide does about how "a poy-son (person) / can develop a cold."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Genie
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 02:51 PM

It was Jean Simmons (not to be confused with Gene Simmons) who played Sarah.

Thanks for clearing that spoken-line thing up, Deda. I just couldn't 'hear' how those lines fit into the melody.

I agree that there are some wonderful 'gangsta' songs in this musical -- e.g., Fugue For Tinhorns ("I got the horse right here"), the title song, and "Miss Adelaide's Lament" ("a poi-son can develop a cold").

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 08:59 PM

I really like Loesser's lyrics. I think he crafted some of the most intelligent lyrics of the tentieth century.
I own the Guys and Dolls DVD, but I'm not sure I've ever watched the movie version. I love the play. Guess I'd better check the movie and see what I think.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Dani
Date: 17 Mar 03 - 09:47 AM

Kendall here. A peck is a quarter of a bushel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: GUEST,katherin, im me...
Date: 17 Mar 03 - 11:54 PM

i saw the play guys and dolls in california (where i live) in pismo Beach. It was a pretty good play.. Has anyone here ever seen it??? write back.. thankx my im names are for aol IM ONLY- katherinawa,
hotmail/msn IM- jasonslittlesister@hotmail.com, yahoo IM- stylishme2003@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Gervase
Date: 18 Mar 03 - 02:47 AM

My favourite musical - was lucky enough to see it on Broadway a few years back and at the National in London; both wonderful experiences. Darned clever, too - the opening number is a fugue that JSB himself could have written.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Beccy
Date: 18 Mar 03 - 04:06 PM

I am flabergasted! I thought my Grandma made up that phrase. Does anyone have chords? I MUST know the tune now that I know the phrase isn't a familyone. Yikes- I'd best pull my head from the sand. :-)

Beccy


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Subject: Tune/Chord Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Genie
Date: 18 Mar 03 - 04:22 PM

Egad! I posted this comment yesterday, and it seemed to go through just fine, but it's not here today! (This has been happening a lot in the last couple of months.)

Katherine, I saw the stage play at the "Municipal Opera" in St. Louis in the late 1950s, before I saw the movie. The only actor that's likely to be known to many Mudcatters 'of a certain age' was Sid Stone, who used to have a regular shtick as a street hustler on the old Milton Berle Texaco Show in the early days of TV. [ He'd start his routine with "Tell ya what I'm gonna do ...".} He played Nathan Detroit in the St. Louis production.]
The stage version has some songs that were cut from the movie. One of the best, I think, is the one that the elderly Salvation Army officer sings to Sarah Brown: "More I Cannot Wish You (Than To Wish You Find Your Love Today)."

Genie

PS, Beccy, if you PM me your phone #, I'll call and sing the tune into your voice mail. (The chords are pretty easy to figure out if you know the tune.) That would be faster than my trying to produce a MIDI.

Of course, if someone else wants to post an ABC or submit a MIDI ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: John Hindsill
Date: 18 Mar 03 - 09:14 PM

Re the movie version of Guys and Dolls: Marlon Brando was more believable as an Okinawan guide and interpretor in Teahouse of the August Moon than as Nathan Detroit [one of the worst casting decisions ever]. A few years earlier, Sinatra would have been spot on in that role.

Adelaide was reprised in the movie from her Broadway turn by Vivian Blaine, a really fine musical comedy actress.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Genie
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 02:57 AM

John, I'm sure you meant to say Brando was miscast as Sky Masterson. Sinatra did play Nathan Detroit in the film, didn't he?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 01:47 PM

I absolutely love the movie, you can't blame 1 person [an actor who never could act, but could have been a contender!] for ruining a whole film.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Beccy
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 04:46 PM

I dunno, Giok... I can think of a few "one person agent oranges" who've stunk up films.

For example:
Sarah Jessica Parker
Chevy Chase (with the exception of the first two National Lampoons Vacation films...)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: GUEST,bethharpaz@hotmail.com
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 05:32 PM

i love you a bushel and a peck
a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
a hug around the neck and a barrell and a heap
a barrell and a heap and i'm talkin' in my sleep
about you!
(learned in third grade music class at PS 11 in manhattan from the indefatigable teacher Mrs. pearson)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: clueless don
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 08:24 AM

Genie (18 Mar 03 - 04:22 PM) mentioned the song "More I Cannot Wish You (Than To Wish You Find Your Love Today)". At the risk of thread creep, I am rather puzzled by the references in that song to "the sheep's eye" and "the licorice tooth". Is anyone familiar with these expressions, which I assume are terms of endearment, or descriptions of someone "with the love light in his eye"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: JJ
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 08:46 AM

"More I Cannot Wish You" was written specifically for the old vaudevillian Pat Rooney Sr. and recalls behavior attributed to young lovers through slang which was obsolete even in 1950.

For more see: http://phrases.shu.ac.uk/bulletin_board/10/messages/633.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: Genie
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 12:56 PM

http://phrases.shu.ac.uk/bulletin_board/10/messages/633.html

clueless, I just learned "Star Of The County Down," and in the version I learned, there's a line that goes:
"...I'll try sheep's eyes and deludhering lies on the heart of the nut-brown Rose." Kinda like what we might today call "puppy dog eyes?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you a bushel and a peck
From: GUEST,Caitlin
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 04:42 PM

Hi, My mom used to sing this to me too. That was so long ago. Now I sing it to my kids. I sing it like this...

   I love you, a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck, a hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap, a barrel and a heap, and I'm talkin' in my sleep about you.
   I love you, a bushel and peck, a bushel and peck, and it beats me all to heck, it beats me all to heck, and I'll never tend the farm, never tend the farm, when I wanna keep my arm, about you, about you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Bushel and a Peck (Frank Loesser)
From: GUEST,John Kidder
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 07:37 PM

to cueless don:

Just a couple of years late on this thread, but I just came across it today.

A while ago I asked the same question about the origin of the phrase "standing there, gazing at you / with the sheep's eye and the lickerish tooth" in "More I Cannot Wish You" from Guys and Dolls. Did a little research, and here we go:

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Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 865 (Desire)
: : http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/roget/entries/865.html

: : Desire. -- N. desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need,
: : exigency.

: : mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant,
: : predilection; propensity &c. 820; willingness &c. 602; liking, love, fondness, relish.

: : thirstiness; drouth,
: : mouthwatering; itch, itching; prurience, cacoethes[Lat], cupidity, lust,
: : concupiscence.

: : edge of appetite, edge of hunger; torment of Tantalus; sweet tooth,
: : lickerish tooth[obs]; itching palm; longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye.



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found an OED reference to "the holy man had a licorish tooth" from Southey in 1828. What's interesting, as you pursue it, is that lickerish and licorish, which mean a fondness for food (and by extension, other sensual delights) is related to liquorish, an old word meaning a fondness for liquor, which is also related to licorice, also spelled a dozen or more ways, including liquorice, a sweet derived from a liquor made from a plant. All of the above involve a fondness for sweet(ness),



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In Reply to: Re: Sheep's eye and licorice tooth posted by Sauerkraut on January 02, 2001 at 00:49:02:

: : In the original Frank Loesser score, the expression is "sheep's eye and the LICKERISH tooth." Loesser eplained how he arrived at it in a letter that's printed in his daughter's fine biography of him, A MOST REMARKABLE FELLA (page 109). The short of it is that he wanted a companion word that meant "covetous", fearing "sheep's eye" did not completely convey the exact thoughts of the guy who would be gazing at her. He went to Roget's and found that "lecherous" was a sort of synonym for covetous, but didn't quite like the way it sounded, so he consulted the Oxford English Dictionary and found that two archaic spellings of "lecherous" were "licorice" and "lickerish." He chose the latter. Voila!

and:
from American Memory collection from the 1840's to 1860's, no date given. Published Boston, Massachusetts by L. Deming.

BARNEY, LEAVE THE GIRLS ALONE,

JUDY leads me such a life, (repeat)
The devil ne'er had such a wife,
What can the matter be?
For if I sing the funny song
Of Dolly put the kettle on,
She's mocking at me all day long;
What can the matter be?

SPOKEN.--Yes, she does lead me a devil of a life, that's certain, for we never walk out on Sunday, but what she makes me walk behind, and carry her parasol and reticule, which makes me look quite ridiculous; and if I happens to cast a SHEEP'S EYE at any of the girls as they pass along, my wife is sure to bawl out,





John Kidder


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Bushel and a Peck (Frank Loesser)
From: GUEST,DisGUYze
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 06:49 AM

"Just a couple of years late on this thread, but I just came across it today." (with apologies to John Kidder)

I've never seen the program 'guys and dolls' but my father always used to sing this song (actually, only the hook)

Genie says "doodles is specific" and "no that".

Maybe the original or the version cut for film or the version Genie heard had the specific doodles that he posted and no 'that' but, although I realize that the Andrews Sisters regularly utilized their well-deserved artistic license when dealing with lyrics, below you will find the Andrews Sisters version, with very specific doodles, the "red lines" in question and a 'that', transcribed by me:

Doodle oodle oo-do, Doodle oodle oo-do,
Doodle oodle doodle-do-doot
Be doodl-e-doo-doop

I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep
About you, about you, about you

My mind is leapin' I'm havin' trouble sleepin'
Cause I love you (I do) a bushel and a peck (y'bet)
Y'bet your perty neck that I do
Doodle oodle oo-do, Doodle oodle oo-do,
Doodle oodle doodle-do-doot
Be doodl-e-doo-doop

I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck though you make my heart a wreck
Make my heart a wreck and you make my life a mess
Make my life a mess, yes
A mess of happiness
About you, about you, about you

Although you free me, I'll never, never leave - me.
I love you a bushel and a peck
Y'bet your perty neck that I do
Doodle oodle oo-do, doodle-oodle-doodle oo-do,
Doodle-oodle-doodle, doodle-oodle-doodle do

I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck and it beats me all to heck
Beats me all to heck now I'll never tend the farm
Never tend the farm when I wanna keep my arm
About you, about you, about you

The cows and chickens are goin' to the dickens
I love you a bushel and a peck
Y'bet your perty neck that I do
Doodle oodle oo-do, doodle-oodle-doodle oo-do,
Doodle-oodle-doodle, doodle-oodle-doodle do


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Subject: Lyr Add: A BUSHEL AND A PECK (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 08:20 AM

You can hear this parody at WFMU's Beware of the Blog. It's from "Homer and Jethro Fracture Frank Loesser."


A BUSHEL AND A PECK
As sung by Homer & Jethro

Doodle-oodle-doodle, doodle-oodle-doodle,
Doodle-oodle-doo-die-doo.

I love you a bushel and a peck,
A bushel and a peck and a rope around my neck,
A rope around my neck and it chokes me all to heck.
You got my eyes a-buggin' out, so loosen up a speck
Or I'm through
Without you.
I love you a bushel and a peck.
You bet your dirty neck I do.

Doodle-oodle-doodle, doodle-oodle-doodle,
Doodle-oodle-doo-die-doo.

I love you a bushel and a peck,
A bushel and a peck and it beats me all to heck,
Beats me all to heck how I'll ever feed the hogs,
Ever feed the hogs when I'm goin' to the dogs
About you,
About you.
I love you a bushel and a peck.
You bet your dirty neck I do.

I love you a bushel and a peck,
A bushel and a peck though you make me awful tard. [tired
You make me awful tard like I been a-workin' hard.
You got my heart as heavy as a bucketful o' lard
About you,
About you.
I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your dirty neck I—
Bet your dirty neck I—
Bet your dirty neck I—
Do,
Do,
Doodle-oo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Bushel and a Peck (Frank Loesser)
From: beeliner
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 07:40 PM

A previous post claimed that the song was in the movie; it was not, unless it was filmed and then pulled, with the filmed version later released as an 'added feature' on DVD.

It was replaced in the film by the grossly inferior "Pet Me Papa", probably because it had been so popular prior to the film's release that the producers thought that the public was tired of it.

The original stage Sky and Nathan were, as I recall, Robert Alda and Sam Levine respectively.

Sinatra wanted Sky - badly - but had to settle for Nathan.

The Nathan Detroit character was based on a real gambler named Meyer Boston.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Bushel and a Peck (Frank Loesser)
From: GUEST,kayak gal
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 11:49 AM

CORRECTION:

after verse 2, the words are:

ALTHOUGH YOU GRIEVE ME,
NEVER, NEVER LEAVE ME


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Bushel and a Peck (Frank Loesser)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 08:39 PM

YouTube has performances by

Doris Day

The Lennon Sisters

Betty Hutton & Perry Como

Johnny Desmond and Dorothy Collins

The Andrews Sisters

Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely

Jo Stafford & Frankie Laine

—plus 300+ videos of amateur productions of "Guys and Dolls," singing toddlers, grandparents singing to kids, etc.


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