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Goofy Songs of your past

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Guitdrum, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Guitdrum

    Guitdrum Tele-Meister

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    Jul 5, 2014
    Syracuse NY
    Yes you're right on that although a very silly song if I may say.

    Thanks everybody for the memories!
    As a kid I loved all these songs suggested.

    Perhaps if this type of silly music was made today, maybe we all would be laughing more than frowning :)
     

  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I do this tune.
    I don't do it on every gig, but I play it on my solo show.
    I play a nice wine bar (House Wine) every first Thurday.
    The bar is dog friendly, and there is a dog "spa" next door.
    I'll play HMITDITW sometime during the night.
    I just do the first two verses.
    I learned the tune 40 years ago, when I was a member of the Dogs At Play, an Armadillo World Headquarters beer garden mainstay.
    Great, fun band.
    The DAP did a bunch of "dog" songs.
     
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  3. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    60
    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey
    When "Novelty Songs" come up, this is always the first thing I think of:

    "...Ohhhh, her baby has gone down the plug hole..."
     
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  5. wayloncash

    wayloncash Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 7, 2012
    Houston, TX
    As a kid I had a novelty cassette with various songs this one stuck out.

    Oh and this too

     

  6. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

    Note the second verse;

     

  7. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Of course:

     
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  8. brownshoe

    brownshoe Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 1, 2007
    Sunnyvale, CA

  9. In the Early '70's we played a wedding reception and had to play "Yellow Submarine" (by the Beatles)
     

  10. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    I own Homer and Jethro albums. What does that tell you?



     
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  11. jackal

    jackal Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 14, 2010
    mojave desert
    Homer and Jethro were tops! They were also serious musicians who did a lot of studio work.
     
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  12. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    • Mule Skinner Blues a silly song? Y'all are listening to the wrong version. A mule skinner was a guy able to drive a team of mules and that's no easy task. Billy Dixon was a mule skinner at the age of 16...read up on him sometime.
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Dixon
    Silly with talent=Roger Miller, with a great solo by Thumbs Carlile.

     
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  13. acoustic rob

    acoustic rob Tele-Meister

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    Oct 27, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Jethro Burns later did some records with a Chicago singer named Steve Goodman, who gave us "City of New Orleans" (made famous by Arlo Guthrie) and this song.

     
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  14. brownshoe

    brownshoe Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 1, 2007
    Sunnyvale, CA

  15. RLee77

    RLee77 Tele-Afflicted

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    I give you Jolly Green Giant, perpetrated by the Kingsmen...
     
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  16. Slip Kid

    Slip Kid Tele-Meister

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Connecticut
    That was awesome, thank you!
     
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  17. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    One time I was visiting Chicago and we were going to visit Jethro with Howard Levy who we were staying with. Jethro wasn't feeling well enough for visitors and he passed not long after. I wished I could have talked to him.
     
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  18. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Meister

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    Jan 9, 2011
    Florida Keys
    You beat me to it.

    "The Witch Doctor" deserves mentioning. I haven't heard that one in years.

    How about the Hollywood Argyles "Alley-Oop"?

    No one has mentioned Chuck Berry's "Ding-a-ling".

    I also remember "Hands on You" by the Raspberries creating a little bit of a commotion.

    "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett.

    "Disco Duck" by Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots.
     
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  19. Durtdog

    Durtdog Poster Extraordinaire

    May 19, 2004
    Tennessee
    How about this gem...

     
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  20. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    I can't believe I had to read until page three to see that Trashmen entry...

    IMO, this has always blurred the line between musical greatness and novelty.

     
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