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Lyr Req: F-A-T-H-E-R / Father

13 Sep 01 - 08:47 AM (#548809)
Subject: FATHER
From: Michael in Swansea

A friend of mine asked if I knew the words of the (Australian?) song that starts
F is for the few things that he gave us, (she thinks) it then goes through A to R spelling out FATHER.
I told her I didn't but I know someone who does.
Anyone? You've not let me down yet.

Mike


13 Sep 01 - 12:42 PM (#548939)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: FATHER
From: GUEST

Any more info?

Google came up a blank with various permatations of what you remember


14 Sep 01 - 03:35 AM (#549757)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: FATHER
From: Michael in Swansea

R is for the ride out to Long Bay? An Australian prison, she thinks again
The story is that father is in prison and he's coming home today, (maybe).

Mike


14 Sep 01 - 05:02 PM (#550266)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: FATHER
From: Sorcha

No luck at all. This is a tough one. Ozzies, check in please!!


15 Sep 01 - 04:56 AM (#550651)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: FATHER
From: Michael in Swansea

I'll probably see Sharon this evening, ( she's from N.Z. Why should a Kiwi want the words of an Oz song?), anyway I'll ask if she remembers any more. Be back on line Monday


15 Sep 01 - 05:37 PM (#551000)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: FATHER
From: SeanM

I don't know the lyrics, but I HAVE heard this, and I'm pretty sure it was in a movie or TV show. I'm leaning towards movie.

Maybe someone else will get memory jogged by that, hopefully...

M


28 Sep 01 - 05:44 AM (#560573)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: FATHER
From: Michael in Swansea

Saw Sharon yesterday evening, first time for two weeks. She remembered a bit more.
This is what we have so far

F is for the few things that he gave me
A is for the ale he put away
T is for the two-up school he went to
H ????
E ????
R is for the ride out to Long Bay
Put them all together they spell Father
And he's coming out of gaol today.

Any takers for H and E? Anyone know any more?

Mike


10 Sep 12 - 05:12 AM (#3402314)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: FATHER
From: GUEST,999

Refresh


10 Sep 12 - 11:29 AM (#3402439)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: FATHER
From: GUEST

Oscar Brand has a 'naughty' version on 'Bawdy Songs Go To College' -
Mother AND Father as letters to and from a young man

M is for the Many times you made me
O is for the Other times you tried
T is for those Tawdry Frat House weekends
H is for my Hope I'd be a bride
E is for your Everlasting Passion
R is for the Ruin you've made of me
Put them all together they spell M O T H E R
And thats just what I think I'm going to be

F is for your Funny little letter
A is for the Answer to your note
T is for the Tearful Sad occasion
H is for your Hope I'll be the goat
E is for the Ease with which I made you
R is for the Rube you think I'll be
Put them all together they spell F A T H E R
But you'll never pin that label , dear on me


10 Sep 12 - 12:11 PM (#3402449)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: FATHER
From: GUEST

Pretty much what I remember, except:
(for MOTHER)
T is for those tourist cabin parties
H is for the Hell we raised inside
E is for the ease with which you made me