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Lyr Req: Whoopie-Ti -Yi Get a job you old hip

06 Sep 01 - 11:22 PM (#544117)
Subject: Whoopie-Ti -Yi Get a job you old hippie
From: Tom French

Anyone have the words to the parady: "Whoopie-Ti-Yi-Yo, Get a job you old hippie

Lyrics posted here (click)


07 Sep 01 - 05:40 AM (#544275)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whoopie-Ti -Yi Get a job you old hip
From: Mark Cohen

I heard Pete Sutherland do it about 10 years ago at the Fiddle Tunes Festival. Not sure if he wrote it. If I can dig up the tape I'll post the words, but no doubt somebody will beat me to it. Let's see, the chorus went something like this:

Whoopee-ti-yi-yo, get a job, you old hippie
Trade your [denim and leather?] for a coat and a tie
Whoopie-ti-yi-yo, get upwardly mobile
For the almighty dollar will be your new high

Very 80s.

Aloha,
Mark


07 Sep 01 - 01:28 PM (#544574)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whoopie-Ti -Yi Get a job you old hip
From: Jacob B

I recall the second line of the chorus as

Trade your dungaree jacket for a suit and a tie


07 Sep 01 - 03:22 PM (#544661)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whoopie-Ti -Yi Get a job you old hip
From: Mark Cohen

Right you are, Jacob. Now all we need are the verses. I can hear Pete singing them in my mind, but the words are, in the words of our favorite Texan, blurrified.

Aloha,
Mark


18 Sep 01 - 12:59 AM (#552937)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whoopie-Ti -Yi Get a job you old hip
From: Tom French

So now we're up to:

Whoopee-ti-yi-yo, get a job, you old hippie
Trade your dungaree jacket for a suit and a tie
Whoopie-ti-yi-yo, get upwardly mobile
For the almighty dollar will be your new high

Anyone have any verses out there?