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Postby ruggie » Fri 11 Feb 2005 18:45 GMT

. the next stop's Kirkcaldy.

No, sorry, that's a poem about linoleum.

Poor old Kircaldy. I've been on that train, too. Can you quote the whole poem?
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Postby ruggie » Mon 14 Feb 2005 12:45 GMT

'You can tell by the smell...' was Ottilie Patterson with the Chris Barber Jazz Band, singing a song about poteen stills. Can't remember the title.

'Hound dog howlin' at ma door
He's bin howlin' fer a week or more.
He's a-howlin' cuz he's sittin' on a thorn
An' he's jest too doggone tired to move over...'

'...rat still gnawin' at the larder door
When he gets in, he'll be sore.
There ain't a durn thing in there...'

Words probably slightly wrong, but the song is
'Life Gets Tedious' - sung by ? was it Cab Calloway?
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Postby ruggie » Fri 25 Feb 2005 19:53 GMT

Oh, boy! Did I open Pandora's box with Life Gets Tedious. Check out

http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/forum/

and search 'tedious'.

I heard it in the UK in the mid 50s. As they point out, it was a monologue with guitar strumming between verses rather than a song. First three lines of each verse in a steady, monotonous drone, then a pause before the fourth line in slightly more conversational tone, like a kind of response.

The sun comes up and the sun goes down
The hands on the clock keeps going round
I just got up and it's time to lay down
Life get's tedious don't it.

My shoes untied, but I don't care,
I wasn’t figuring on going nowhere
I'd have to wash and comb my hair
And that's just wasted effort.

Water in the well gettin' lower and lower
Can't take a bath for a month or more
But I've heard it told and it's true I'm sure
Too much bathin' weakens ya.

Open the door and the flies come in
Shut the door and yer sweating agin'
And in the process I cracked my shin
Just one darn thing after another.

Ole brown mule he must be sick,
I jabbed him with a pin on a stick
He humped his back, but he didn't kick
There's something cockeyed somewhere.

Ole mouse chewing on the pantry door
Been chewing there for a month or more
When he get's through he's gonna be sore
There ain't a darn thing in there.

Hound dog howling so forlorn
Laziest dog that ever was born
He's howling cause he's sitting on a thorn
Just too darn lazy to move over.

Tin roof leaks and the chimney leans
There's a hole in the seat of my old blue jeans
I 'ate the last of the pork and beans
Just can't depend on nothin'.

Cows gone dry and the hens won't lay
Fish stopped biting last Saturday
Troubles piling up day by day
And now I'm gettin' dandruff.

Grief and misery pain and woes
Bills and taxes and so it goes
And now I'm gettin' a code in the nose
Life get's tasteless----don't it?!
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Postby Rich » Sat 12 Mar 2005 17:00 GMT

Pandora's box


I always liked their version of "it's all coming back to me now"
The light at the end of the tunnel has been extinguished due to management cutbacks.

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Hmmmm. Needs more rope
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Postby ruggie » Sun 13 Mar 2005 08:56 GMT

It all comes back to me now

... as the skunk said when the wind turned.

Haven't heard Pandora's Box for ages (and my reference to the real thing wasn't really accurate - nothing evil came from my search.)
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Postby spainboy » Mon 18 Apr 2005 22:33 GMT

what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt


go on put your money on
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Postby spainboy » Sun 26 Jun 2005 10:58 GMT

spainboy wrote:
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt


go on put your money on


So you you give up :roll: ??? it was Johnny Cash and Hurt

money --cash, getit
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