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ADD: Kugelsville/Kuglesburg Bank (Lu Mitchell)^^^

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SOMEBODY'S GRANDMOTHER


GUEST,grainne 04 Mar 07 - 02:01 PM
Peace 04 Mar 07 - 02:13 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: GUEST,grainne
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 02:01 PM

Does anyone out there have the lyrics to The Kugelsville Bank?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: Peace
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 02:13 PM

The word Kugelsville does not appear anywhere at all on Google, FYI.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE'S SOMEONE'S GRANDMOTHER (Lu Mitchell)
From: Stewart
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 02:51 PM

SHE'S SOMEONE'S GRANDMOTHER -- Lu Mitchell
^^^ sung to the tune of "The Mountains of Mourne"

There's a little old lady who lives up the street.
Her home is so tidy, her house is so neat,
And no one could imagine, though they would try,
What this little old lady was doing on the sly.

She's someone's grandmother with hair snowy white,
But the FBI's hot on her trail tonight.
She's down in Brazil with the janitor Hank
And the loot from the Kugelsville National Bank.

The Kugelsville's Bank held an audit today
And I mean to tell you, there was all Hell to pay.
She filched all the money in tiny amounts
From over a hundred dormant accounts.

Children all loved her and grown-ups would vie
For a taste of her old fashioned blueberry pie.
No one suspected, not even Hank,
She was juggling the books at the Kugelsville Bank.

She worked twenty years without a vacation,
The president said, "that was real dedication."
On this subject, she remained very mute;
She simply smiled sweetly, and piled up the loot.

She gave to the church, and no thoughts were higher,
A voice like an angel was her's from the choir.
From her picture window, there glows no more light,
She's dining in Rio Janeiro tonight.

I heard Lu Mitchell sing this when I lived in Dallas in the late '60s. It's based on a true story. I recall reading about it in the newspaper there.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: Peace
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 02:53 PM

Fantastic, Stweart.

LYRIC ADD in post above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: Susan of DT
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:05 PM

This has been in the DT since the beginning.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: Peace
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:08 PM

I searched for it Susan and it says


The Digitrad Results

No Results in the Digitrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: Stewart
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:09 PM

This was recorded by Lu Mitchell in 1966 (Lu Mitchell Records) on her LP "Sing In With Lu". There were some good original songs on that:

Planned Parenthood Lullaby
Chant of the Rat Race
Coffee, Tea, or Milk, Sir
The Gamekeeper's Song
Norman Vincent Peale
Down With Topless Bathing Suits
Little Boxes
The TV Lament
She's Someone's Grandmother
I Am An Anglican
They're Moving Father's Grave to Build a Freeway
Rhythm and Blues with Cardinal Spellman

"'The Gamekeeper's Song,' 'I Am An Anglican,' and 'Norman Vincent Peale' were collected by Lu from a drunken driver during a traffic jam on the freeway. Lu sneaked into the back seat of his car and taped him as he sang in quiet desperation. Most of the others were written by Lu and the ideas expressed are her own. If one detects overtones of hostility, malice, and anxiety, one has a reasonably good copy of the record."

She had a sharp wit and was a good singer.
Does anyone know about Lu now?

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: Stewart
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:15 PM

It's in the DT as Somebody's Grandmother
Sigh! titles do get changed.

S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: Stewart
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:20 PM

Well, I guess I get to answer my own questions. She's still singing in Dallas - Lu Mitchell Web Site

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:37 PM

You CANT search on titles alone. I have heard it called "KugelsBURGH", "KugelsBURG "KugelsVILLE" and a couple of others.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: oldhippie
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 03:45 PM

Also recorded as "Kugelsburg Bank" by Charlie King on his "Vaguely Reminiscient" LP.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: GUEST,Grainne
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 04:05 PM

Thanks very much, everyone. It was on Charlie King's record that I heard it and that's why I thought it was called the Kugelsville Bank. (Obviously mixed up ville with burg!) I did of course search the DT and forum before requesting the lyrics.

Thanks again!


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Subject: ADD: Kuglesburg Bank (author's version)
From: Stewart
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 07:34 PM

Okay, I just got an email from Lu Mitchell which may clear up some of the problems with the title:

Hi Stewart:   The song "Someone's Grandmother" got a new title later on, although I wrote it in the 60's.   It is now called "The Kuglesburg Bank." Here are the lyrics that may differ slightly from the original.   Thanks for writing.   Lu

Here are the lyrics she sent:

KUGLESBURG BANK
(Lu Mitchell)

There's a little old lady who lives up the street
Her house is so tidy, her house is so neat
You can't imagine, though hard you might try
What this little old lady was doing on the sly

CHORUS
She's someone's grandmother with hair snowy white
But the F.B.I.'s hot on her trail tonight
She's down in Brazil with the janitor Hank
And the loot from the Kuglesburg National Bank

The Kuglesburg Bank held an audit today
And I mean to tell you there was all hell to pay
She'd filched all the money in tiny amounts
From a hundred and forty-three dormant accounts

Children all loved her and grownups would vie
For a taste of her old-fashioned blueberry pie
No one suspected, not even Hank
She was juggling the books at the Kuglesburg Bank

She gave to the church, no thoughts were higher
Her voice like an angel rang out from the choir
But from her picture window there glows no more light
She's dining in Rio de Janeiro tonight


Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kugelsville Bank
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 08:50 PM

and the problem with proper names is that there's no standard spelling. "Kuglesville" will get you a hit in DigiTrad


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Subject: Lyr ADD: The Kugelsville/Kuglesburg Bank
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 12:50 AM

Here's a nice performance of the song, called "Kugelsburg Bank" here: Here's the Charlie King recording:
Here are the Digital Tradition lyrics, which are a pretty sloppy transcription of the Charlie King recording:

SOMEBODY'S GRANDMOTHER
(Charlie King/Lu Mitchell)

There's a quiet old lady who lives up the street
Her house is so tidy, her house is so neat.
None would suspect it, how hard they might try
What this little old lady was doin' on the sly.

Somebody's grandmother with hair snowy white
The FBI's hot on her trail tonight
She's down in Brazil with the janitor Hank
And the loot from the Kuglesville National Bank

Now the Kuglesville bank had an audit today
And I'm here to tell you there was all Hell to pay
She'd filched all the money in tiny amounts
From over a thousand dormant accounts.

Twenty three years without a vacation
The president said it showed great dedication
But on that subject, she remained rather mute
She simply smiled sweetly as she piled up the loot

Children all loved her and grownups would vie
For a piece of her homemade blueberry pie
None suspected, not even Hank
She was juggling the books at the National Bank

Now she gave to her church, and no thoughts were higher
A voice like an angel was hers in the choir
In her picture window there shines no more light
She is dining in Rio de Janerio tonight

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Copyright Charlie King 1982, Lu Mitchell (words) 1966
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Subject: RE: ADD: Kugelsville/Kuglesburg Bank (Lu Mitchell)^^^
From: Stewart
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 12:30 PM

Thanks Joe. I discussed this in my article "Borrowed Tunes and Words" in the Feb/March issue of NW HOOT. The tune is from "Bendemeer’s Stream" by Thomas Moore (1779-1852) who borrowed the tune from an earlier Irish air. The recording by the Ferryboat Musicians, which you posted above, is much better than that by Charlie King. I don't see how Charlie King gets copyright when it is Thomas Moore's tune and Lu Mitchell's words.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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