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Lyr Req: Other Side (Tiny Tim) Icecaps are melting

14 Mar 01 - 11:29 AM (#417340)
Subject: Icecaps are melting
From: mousethief

This from a friend who seeks our help:

The song starts out: The icecaps are melting, the tide is rushing in...... and that's all i remember of it. It used to be played over Radio KPFK (Pacifica station in El Ay, back in the swingin' 60s.

Thanks everybody!

Alex


14 Mar 01 - 01:56 PM (#417459)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST

Probably pretty old. They started melting about 10,000 years ago.


14 Mar 01 - 01:59 PM (#417465)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: mousethief

Yes but it's possible to write new songs about old geological events.


14 Mar 01 - 02:02 PM (#417472)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST

But with no old records of eyewitness accounts, they're all lies.


14 Mar 01 - 02:03 PM (#417476)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: MMario

but they haven't finished melting - so the song is basically current events....

and the tide rushes in twice a day on most coastlines...


14 Mar 01 - 02:30 PM (#417497)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: mousethief

I don't care if it's lies. Does anybody know the $&#*ing song?!?!?!?!


14 Mar 01 - 02:43 PM (#417507)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: mousethief

Actually it's a good thing they're melting. 10,000 years ago, my house was under hundreds of feet of ice, and we're thousands of miles from the North Pole.

On second thought, 10,000 years ago my house didn't exist yet, as it was only built in 1965.

But the ice cap was MUCH larger then.


14 Mar 01 - 02:49 PM (#417511)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: KingBrilliant

Oh blimey - I thought it was another bad news thread! I hadn't noticed the Lyr Req bit. Phew!!!
Don't know a 60s song - but it's similar to a bit of London Calling by the Clash (The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in, engines stop running and the wheat is growing thing etc..... the whole song ).
I know that's not a lot of good to you - but I just wonder whether the Clash song was conciously echoing an earlier song??
Kris


14 Mar 01 - 03:20 PM (#417533)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: MMario

I couldn't find anything on a google search...


14 Mar 01 - 04:21 PM (#417592)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST

I think it may have been a recording by Tiny Tim. Don't have any more information at the moment. Jack McC


14 Mar 01 - 05:00 PM (#417633)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST,Claymore

I don't suppose anybody would make up a song about ice cubes melting in a glass of water because, of course, the water level eventually drops slightly (Ice occupying more space than its equivalence in water, which is why ice floats). Since the polar ice cap is floating on the water, which is why submarines sail under it all the time, if the polar ice cap melts, we should actually have lower tides not higher ones. Maybe they were thinking about glaciers...

But oh, that's right, this was heard on Radio Pacifica in LA in the 70's... scene of some of our best higher order thinking. Do you think they smoked too many joints without their helmets? Not enough? Would they have been closer to reality by scoring Johnny Walker Red?

Truth be told, I wish you well, I'd love to see the words myself, with the chords, if possible. I could sit back and sing it while watching muted reruns of "On the Beach".


14 Mar 01 - 05:01 PM (#417636)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: mousethief

Um, the polar ice cap in the SOUTH hemisphere is on land, genius.


15 Mar 01 - 12:30 PM (#418241)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: mousethief

Don't NOBODY know this song? Really? I boasted to my friend Jim (who wishes to know about the song) that you guys could find ANYTHING.

I'm so disappointed.


15 Mar 01 - 12:46 PM (#418254)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: MMario

MT - it weill get found....don't forget, we are still working on a four year backlog....*grin*


15 Mar 01 - 01:00 PM (#418267)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: mousethief

Four years?! Well, is there a take-a-number machine handy?


15 Mar 01 - 01:42 PM (#418299)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: MMario

can't find any lyrics - but there is an instrumental by sam bush. the trick was to search on "ice caps are melting" not "icecaps are melting" maybe it is actually icecap? or ice cap? will try those next.


15 Mar 01 - 04:12 PM (#418479)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST,Claymore

mousethief: Um, my Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary defines the word "ice cap" as "a large contiguous FLOATING expanse of ice." The South Pole is a CONTINENT called ANTARTICA covered by a GLACIER (actually several of them).

I believe the last line of the first paragraph of my post was "Maybe they were thinking about GLACIERS..." (Caps Mine) Perhaps I should have written is a less abbreviated format.

/signed/ "genius" (if you insist, but I do ever so much like "Claymore" best).


15 Mar 01 - 04:21 PM (#418488)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: mousethief

Hmmm. Time for a new dictionary, Claymore. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary (http://www.m-w.com) defines it thus:

Main Entry: ice cap
Function: noun
Date: circa 1860
1 : an ice bag shaped to the head
2 : a cover of perennial ice and snow; specifically : a glacier forming on an extensive area of relatively level land and flowing outward from its center

Of course you realize that when people say "ice caps" they are using it as shorthand for "polar ice caps" -- of which there are two, a floater at the top, and a land-based one at the bottom.

When we talk about them melting, we're talking about DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING TRENDS. Which would tend to melt both of 'em, not just the floater.

I would have thought all this was pretty obvious but there I go assuming again.

Alex


15 Mar 01 - 10:01 PM (#418748)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: Amos

Tiny Tim did it -- "The ice caps are melting -- tralala-- all the world is drowning -- tralala". He was a right wanker, that one.

Did someone already find the Sam Bush album?

SH-3917"Ice Caps-Telluride in the Nine /Sam Bush"CD \2,750

Paster Mustard:Introduction/Girl Of The North Country/Big Mon/Same Ol' River/Angel To Be/Speak Of The Devil/Memphis In The Meantime/Spooky Lane/The Ice Caps Are Melting/Lee Highway Blues


16 Mar 01 - 11:56 AM (#419120)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: mousethief

Thanks, Amos. Knowing it's Tiny Tim will help me find it. Somehow.

Alex


06 Apr 09 - 06:05 PM (#2605987)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST,pigomatic

The song is called "The Other Side," written by Bill Dorsey, sung by Tiny Tim 1968


06 Apr 09 - 06:13 PM (#2605992)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: oldhippie

mp3 here

http://beemp3.com/download.php?file=878528&song=The+Other+Side


08 Apr 09 - 11:36 PM (#2607793)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: Jim Dixon

You might be able to hear THE OTHER SIDE by clicking this:
http://notacult.com/Geandily/Music/god%20bless%20tiny%20tim/09%20the%20other%20side.mp3

Lyrics have been posted in the thread Origins: The Other Side. Who is Bill Dorsey?


09 Apr 09 - 08:44 AM (#2607964)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: pavane

Guest Claymore wrote: (in 2001)
"I don't suppose anybody would make up a song about ice cubes melting in a glass of water because, of course, the water level eventually drops slightly (Ice occupying more space than its equivalence in water, which is why ice floats)...we should actually have lower tides not higher ones"

Just in case anyone is misled, this is NOT TRUE, the water level will NOT change! The VOLUME of water displaced by the ice is the same as the VOLUME that the ice will occupy when it melts.
(Ask Archimedes - Oh, you can't, he's dead)


15 Apr 09 - 05:56 AM (#2611532)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST

if u put ice in a glass with water, whats going to happen the ice is going to melt and the glass is going to run over with water, same as the ice caps when thay melt it has to go somewhere, and where would that be. Huh, lets think about it the ocean gets more water in it, whats going to happen? If ya,ll can,t figure it out i hope u dont live near the ocean or below sea level, A country boy posted this with a 10th grade education, thks


15 Apr 09 - 08:36 AM (#2611613)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST,Henryp

Welcome to Mudcat, country boy. We've been through this already;

"I don't suppose anybody would make up a song about ice cubes melting in a glass of water because, of course, the water level eventually drops slightly (Ice occupying more space than its equivalence in water, which is why ice floats)."


04 May 09 - 08:05 PM (#2624273)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST,td

Tiny Tim, It was on the same lp as tiptoe through the tulips. I remember my sister laughing till she cried.

The ice caps are melting, la da da da, the whole word is drowning, la da da da.

It was 40 years ago, so I can't remember the lyrics.

I want this song!


05 May 09 - 06:11 PM (#2624963)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: Rowan

mousethief: Um, my Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary defines the word "ice cap" as "a large contiguous FLOATING expanse of ice." The South Pole is a CONTINENT called ANTARTICA covered by a GLACIER (actually several of them).

Claymore:
People who've been there, and most with any detailed memory of geography, will recall "Antarctica" has two "c"s; it's the pole opposite the Arctic, which also has two "c"s.

Cheers, Rowan


05 May 09 - 08:17 PM (#2625053)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: Donuel

I'm looking for a list of ecology songs today as well.


05 May 09 - 08:17 PM (#2625054)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: Peace

"Yes but it's possible to write new songs about old geological events."

But they won't be folk songs . . . .


05 May 09 - 08:20 PM (#2625056)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: Peace

Title: Tiny Tim - "Stay Down Here Where You Belong"
Artist: Tiny Tim Lyrics



Down below, down below

Caught the devil talking to his son

Who wanted to go up above, up above

He cried, "It's getting to warm for me down here and so,

I'm going up to Earth where I can have a little fun."

The devil slowly smiled and then he answered his son

The ice caps are melting; the tide is rushing in.

All the world must drown soon to wash away the sin.

"Stay down here where you belong

The folks who live above you don't know right from wrong

To please their king, they've all gone out to war

And not one of them knows what he's fighting for

Way up above they say that I'm a devil and I'm bad

Kings up there are bigger devils than your dad

Breaking the hearts of mothers, making butchers of their brothers

You'll find more heat up there than there is down below"

"Kings up there, they don't care

For the mothers who must stay at home, their troubles to bear

Stay at home, don't you roam

Although it's warm down here, it's warmer up there

If you go way up there, my son, I know you'll be surprised

You'll find a lot of people who are not civilized"

The ice caps are melting; the tide is rushing in.

All the world must drown soon to wash away the sin.

"Stay down here where you belong

The folks who live above you don't know right from wrong

To please their king, they've all gone out to war

And not one of them knows what he's fighting for

Way up above they say that I'm a devil and I'm bad

Kings up there are bigger devils than your dad

Breaking the hearts of mothers, making butchers of their brothers

You'll find more heat up there than there is down below"

Never hit your grandma with a shovel,

It makes a bad impression on her mind!

The ice caps are melting; the tide is rushing in.

All the world must drown soon to wash away the sin.


05 May 09 - 08:22 PM (#2625059)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
From: Peace

That's from

letters.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/02/26/klare/permalink/f56900b14703fecf582214bbfe5274b9.html


06 May 09 - 11:39 PM (#2625983)
Subject: Lyr Add: STAY DOWN HERE WHERE YOU BELONG (Berlin)
From: Jim Dixon

Tiny Tim sang it, but Irving Berlin wrote it—most of it, anyway. It looks like Tiny Tim added a few lines about ice caps and not hitting your grandma with a shovel. Sheet music can be seen at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music:


STAY DOWN HERE WHERE YOU BELONG
Irving Berlin
New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1914.

1. Down below, down below
Sat the devil talking to his son who wanted to go
Up above, up above.
He cried, "It's getting too warm for me down here and so,
I'm going up on Earth where I can have a little fun."
The Devil simply shook his head and answered his son:

CHORUS: "Stay down here where you belong.
The folks who live above you don't know right from wrong.
To please their kings, they've all gone out to war,
And not a one of them knows what he's fighting for.
'Way up above they say that I'm a Devil and I'm bad.
Kings up there are bigger Devils than your dad.
They're breaking the hearts of mothers,
Making butchers out of brothers.
You'll find more hell up there than there is down below."

2. "Kings up there, they don't care
For the mothers who must stay at home, their troubles to bear.
Stay at home. don't you roam.
Although it's warm down below, you'll find it's warmer up there.
If e'er you went up there, my son, I know you'd be surprised.
You'd find a lot of people who are not civilized."


12 Jun 09 - 02:27 AM (#2654611)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Other Side (Tiny Tim) Icecaps are melting
From: GUEST

it's on you tube. search 'tiny tim performance art'.. i LOVE it!