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Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!

JenEllen 10 May 04 - 11:57 AM
LindsayInWales 10 May 04 - 12:07 PM
Oaklet 10 May 04 - 12:12 PM
McGrath of Harlow 10 May 04 - 12:20 PM
GUEST, Mike Wilkinson 10 May 04 - 12:37 PM
GUEST, Mike Wilkinson 10 May 04 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,MMario 10 May 04 - 12:49 PM
Amos 10 May 04 - 12:56 PM
Amos 10 May 04 - 12:59 PM
PeteBoom 10 May 04 - 01:10 PM
mg 10 May 04 - 01:27 PM
Amos 10 May 04 - 01:29 PM
LindsayInWales 10 May 04 - 01:53 PM
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Amos 10 May 04 - 02:02 PM
*Laura* 10 May 04 - 02:25 PM
JenEllen 10 May 04 - 03:28 PM
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open mike 10 May 04 - 04:03 PM
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Subject: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: JenEllen
Date: 10 May 04 - 11:57 AM

I am in a bit of a fix.

A toddler who is very near and dear to my heart has had a love of lawnmowers since he could walk. Riding lawnmowers are the best thing this Earth has to offer. (He even swiped a lawnmower catalog from the Home Depot and that is his bedtime reading material---no good night moon, it's good night lawnmower)

This weekend we had a birthday party for a friend, and the little guy was 'helping' me put candles on the cake. I asked him if he was going to help sing Happy Birthday, and he said yes. I asked him to sing it for me, and he starts: "Singa songa lawnmower...."

I got to thinking on the subject, and for the life of me can't think of a SINGLE lawnmower song. I'm sure the lawnmowers would appreciate it, after all that they do for us, but I can't find a single one.

If there aren't any out there, can we wrangle a song challenge? I'd love to be able to have some lawnmower songs for singing around the campfire this summer. I've already taken liberties with the Buffalo Song (there were two lawn-mowers, etc...) and that seems to work okay.

Thanks all,
~JE


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:07 PM

the only song I can think of is a 70s one (Genesis?) and a line which says:

"Me? I'm just a lawnmower, you can tell me by the way I walk"

but I don't suppose this is very helpful !


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: Oaklet
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:12 PM

How about "Ride on"?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:20 PM

Wouldn't be hard to adapt Woody Guthrie's Riding in my Car to meet the situation:

Brrm, brm brm...(mower noises to tune)

Take me riding on the mower(2x)
Take you riding on the mower
I'll take you riding on my mower

Climb climb, rattle on the big seat
Spree I spraddle on the big seat
Turn my key, step on the starter/ TAKE....


And so forth.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: GUEST, Mike Wilkinson
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:37 PM

There is a heavy metal band called Lawnmower Death ("Deth"?) whose lead singer is called Freddie Flymo. I don't know if that helps! ;0)

As I mowed out one morning in May?

There was Flymo, Bendigo, Gentry he was there-o

Strimmer is a-coming in and winter's gone away-o

As we go rollering home?

I can think of several with "rake" in, if that helps...


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: GUEST, Mike Wilkinson
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:38 PM

Then there's that old Blondie song: "I love the sound of raking grass"...


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:49 PM

What about "one man went to mow"? not specifically lawnmowers - but no reason why it CAN'T be...


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:56 PM

I'm riding my Toro, all over the estate
Got a big lawn to mow, boy, and I can't do it late
I'm climbing the hills and I'm down in the dells,
Got my foot on the throttle and I'm mowing like heck,

Get along li'l lawn-mower, cut 'em down low
The grasses and the dandelions are ready to mow!


Now Ol' Jed Horn, had Craftsman mower from Sear
But it threw up grass cuttings on his hair and in his ears,
He was covered with grass from his knees to his head!
So he got him a Toro to ride on, instead

Get along li'l lawn-mower, cut 'em down low
The grasses and the dandelions are ready to mow!


Now if I should die, don't tell anyone I died
Just rolll out my mower, make it ready to ride!
Put my bones in the saddle, tie the throttle dowen hard
And let me ride forever in that great Heavenly Yard!

Get along li'l lawn-mower, cut 'em down low
The grasses and the dandelions are ready to mow!


Add to suit...

Love,

A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:59 PM

The tune, if not obvious, is Get Aroun' Li'l Dogies.

Ya know this opens up all kinds of new challenges to adopt the old roping and wrangling songs to the suburban life.

Little Joe, the Ad Man
My Little Old Shopping Mall on the Plain
Oh, That Strawberry Smoothie
High-Chin Bob and the Root Canal

are a few that come to mind...


A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: PeteBoom
Date: 10 May 04 - 01:10 PM

Oh come OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! This one's a classic!

I'm looking over my dead dog Rover,
I hit with a power mower....

etc., and so forth... ;-)

Pete


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: mg
Date: 10 May 04 - 01:27 PM

Someone get hold of Mike B. in Seattle and ask him for his song Lawnmower Love. mg


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 10 May 04 - 01:29 PM

A~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Come along boys, and listen to mah song
A~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~E7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I'll tell you of my troubles on the big north Lawn

E7~~~~~~~AQ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Come a row-row-mower-oh, mow -mow-mow!
A~~~~D~~~~~~~~~E7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A
Come a row-row-mower-mower-mow!


I fired up a mower, took the rope in mah hand
Fired up my mower to mow across the land

Come a row-row-mower-oh, mow -mow-mow!
Come a row-row-mower-mower-mow!



Now some folks want a mower that a man can push along
AN' some want a rider cuz it makes 'em feel so strong!

Come a row-row-mower-oh, mow -mow-mow!
Come a row-row-mower-mower-mow!


There's clouds in the north, now it looks like rain
And I'm out in the yard with a lawnmower agian!

Come a row-row-mower-oh, mow -mow-mow!
Come a row-row-mower-mower-mow!


There's weeds and grasses and flowers and shoots
And there's sprinkler pipes and stones and roots!

Come a row-row-mower-oh, mow -mow-mow!
Come a row-row-mower-mower-mow!


Now old Jim Stillson, he had himself a gripe
Cuz he rode his old Torus through a sprinkler pipe

Come a row-row-mower-oh, mow -mow-mow!
Come a row-row-mower-mower-mow!


Well, I've got weeds in my shoes and grass on my head
An' it's time to head the mower to the lawn-mower shed!

Come a row-row-mower-oh, mow-mow-mow!
Come a row-row-mower-mower-mow!



Come a row-row-mower-oh, mow -mow-mow!
Come a row-row-mower-mower-mow!


(Chords have not been tested)

A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 10 May 04 - 01:53 PM

I went to a Nursery I used to frequent


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 10 May 04 - 01:54 PM

and I told the assistant me Flymo was bent....

(sorry it "sent" before I was ready, story of my life, ha ha)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 10 May 04 - 02:02 PM

The Wild Lawn Mower
(tune: Been a Wild Rover)

I have been a lawn mower for seventeen years
I have mowed all the lawns that are far or are near
When the sun is arising, at the first light of dawn
I am pushing my lawn-mower on somebody's lawn!

And it's push, push forever! Push that lawnmower along!
For its pushing a lawnmower, will make you grow strong!


I went to a neighbor, who lives down the road
And I told him for a dollar, his lawn would be mowed
I have lawnmower, it is sturdy and strong
If you'll hire me on, sir, it will not take me long!

And it's push, push forever! Push that lawnmower along!
For its pushing a lawnmower, will make you grow strong!


A lady came to me as I was mowing away
And asked if her lawn I could mow the next day
It being fair summer, and the weather all right
I said I would mow her lawn all through the night!

And it's push, push forever! Push that lawnmower along!
For its pushing a lawnmower, will make you grow strong!


And now my good buddy, I will sing you good night
For the lawn is all mowed, and we've run out of light
So we'll roll the lawnmower, away to its shed
And we'll put it up safely, and go home to bed!

And it's push, push forever! Push that lawnmower along!
For its pushing a lawnmower, will make you grow strong!


Enjoy!! And a hug to the wee lad.

A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: *Laura*
Date: 10 May 04 - 02:25 PM

How about - 'I got a brand new combine harvester'? That could be counted as a sort of lawnmower!?!

xLx


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: JenEllen
Date: 10 May 04 - 03:28 PM

Jeez haitch, Amos....LMAO   I'm going to have to hurry to get these to tape. Just talked to the parents and they are planning a trip to Yellowstone in a few weeks (pleeeeze, jen, babysit our dog?) wouldn't thousands of miles of SONGS OF THE LAWNMOWER be fantastic retribution? LOL


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 10 May 04 - 04:00 PM

JenEllen - you are evil. Must be what we like about you!


Singa song of lawnmowers
mowing through the rye
Four and twenty blackbirds
baked into a pie
When the pie was opened
the birds began to sing
We want a new lawnmower
if we want anything!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmovers???? HELP!!
From: open mike
Date: 10 May 04 - 04:03 PM

i used to do yard maintenance at an apt. complex,
and could not help singing this as i mowed the lawn:
"What a day for a day dream, custom made for a day dreamin;' boy
Now I'm lost in a sweet dream, dreaming 'bout my bundle of joy,
.......
I couldn't care less about those dues you say I got...

an even if time ain't really on my side,
it's one of those days
for takin' a walk outside
I'm blowin' the day
to take a walk in the sun
an fall on my face
on somebodys' new-mown lawn
the Lovin' Spoonfull...and John Sebastian


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: GUEST,andrewq
Date: 10 May 04 - 05:30 PM

Well if you want some excitement we've got the National Lawnmower Museum here in Southport, Lancs... perhaps the good folk there'll be able to suggest some songs that work well with the drone of the mowers!

http://www.lawnmowerworld.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: GUEST,Zummerzet
Date: 10 May 04 - 05:59 PM

I showed her the works of my threshing machine

- perhaps when he's a little older?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: open mike
Date: 10 May 04 - 07:14 PM

there is a movie he will love...
about a guy who goes cross country on
a John Deere riding mower (because he
has lost his driver's license and can
not drive a car!
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/external-search/103-6445157-8384606?tag=filmvault&keyword=the+straight+story&mode=music
this is a site where yo can find the sound trackj..
there is one song called sprinkler..
or just search for hte "Straight Story"
abount Alvin Straight.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 May 04 - 07:49 PM

Shouldn't we ask Bert Weedon for a song?


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 May 04 - 08:39 PM

Amos-

Clearly you're not too old to cut the mustard, nor the south forty for that matter. Here's a little banjo ditty.

C------F-----C------G--C----C
Now he mowed up and he mowed down,
---------------G--F----------C
He mowed round and round and round,
--------F----C-------------G--C
If grass was growing on the o-cean swells,
------------G---F--------C
He'd be mow-ing there as well.

Now he mowed up and he mowed down,
He mowed round and round and round,
If grass was growing in the sky,
He'd sure make that mower fly!


Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 May 04 - 09:33 PM

Well, I mow in high grass with a push mower - 3.5 acres. This time of year, I think about Springfield Mountain. This year, it was the poison oak that got me, not the snakes.
-Joe Offer, itchily-


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 10 May 04 - 09:39 PM

DON't SCRATCH, Joe!!!! There is a clear Benadryl gel I have used that helps. Otherwisae, ti is just suffer through.

O toori-ori
0oori-ay!


A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 10 May 04 - 09:48 PM

CHARLEY:

A FINE MOWER'S DITTY.

You heard of the lass who was found using office scissors to trim her lawn?

"That's all there is," she explained. "There isn't any mower!"

A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 May 04 - 09:59 PM

Er, Amos, do you have a day job that allows you to sit at the computer and work out these songs? Or are you retired? You're sure not getting anything else done! ;-)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 10 May 04 - 10:28 PM

Well, in the Song Challenge business they call me Five Seconds Flat. Or something Flat, anyway. They don't take very long to do, since they are based on borrowed rhythms.

A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: MAG
Date: 11 May 04 - 02:11 AM

Livingston Taylor's "I don't want to mow the lawn" comes to mind.

bout a guy who procrastinates with deep thoughts.

The parents might dig it.

Me: I mulched all mine out; I'm allergic to the stuff. Flowers win, hands down, in MY space.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: JenEllen
Date: 11 May 04 - 11:06 AM

Open Mike---you reminded me of his love of "Frinklers". The kid has wandered, MANY times, over his grandpa's acres of lawn, pulling out the in-ground sprinklers one by one (carrying them in his arms like a bouquet until he figured out how to pull the wagon) and then depositing them in your lap with an "I brought you frinklers".

MMario, evil it must be. What else would be adequate repayment for having a 4mo old yellow lab dropped in my life for a week? He's housebroken, thankfully, but that's about all his little neurons can handle. Everything else just wiggles for 18 hours a day. My cats are gonna freak...*bg*

I thank you all!
This is going to make camping this year a LOT easier. Last year, his bedtime song was 'Old McDonald'. When he wouldn't sleep and I had to import animals, it got pretty scary on that farm, lemme tell ya....


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Crazyhorse
Date: 11 May 04 - 11:23 AM

"Almost Cut My Hair"

David Crosby


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 11 May 04 - 11:37 AM

SHip that lil lab down here, Jen! I'll taker care of it and you can just tell the folks he went to his reward. LOL!!


A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 11 May 04 - 11:40 AM

round and round went the blades of steel
In and out went the... oh sorry wrong song....


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Wesley S
Date: 11 May 04 - 01:19 PM

He'll be riding on the lawnmower when he comes,
He'll be riding on the lawnmower when he comes,
He'll be riding on the lawnmower
He'll be riding on the lawnmower
He'll be riding on the lawnmower when he comes.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE REAPER'S GHOST (R Dyer-Bennet)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 May 04 - 08:39 PM

Amos and Jen-

Here's one my uncle used to sing. It's got haying in it, and ghosts. What more could a little tyke who's into mowing want?(copy and paste into WORD/TIMES/12 to line up the chords):

Traditional
As sung by Richard Dyer-Bennet

THE REAPER'S GHOST


Dm-------------------------------C--------------Dm-Am
Do not cross the hayfield, the hay field, the hay field;
Dm------------------------------Am
Do not cross the hay field, as sinks the blood red sun,
----Dm-----------------------------------------C--------------Dm-Am
For ghosts glide from the hay ricks, in the hay field, the hay field,
Dm-------------------------------------C---------------------Dm
Ghosts glide from the hay ricks, as sinks the blood red sun.

The farmer crossed the hay field, the hayfield, the hayfield;
The farmer crossed the hay field, as sank the blood red sun,
And he passed behind the hay ricks, in the hay field, the hay field,
And he passed behind the hay ricks, as sank the blood red sun.

The sun sank down and the moon rose, on the hay field, the hay field;
The sun sank down and the moon rose, on the dark hay field,
And a cry came from the hay ricks, the hay ricks, the hay ricks,
A cry came from the hay ricks, it was the farmer's ghost.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: open mike
Date: 11 May 04 - 09:34 PM

this kid is bound to be a land scaper...or gardener
...frinklers, indeed!
Laurel, who just finished planting (and frinkling)
24 tomatoes and 3 basil plants~!


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Hrothgar
Date: 12 May 04 - 05:18 AM

There's one around somewhere, the chorus of which goes:

Mow yer lawn! Mow yer lawn!
This would be a nicer neighbourhood if the likes of you were gone!
We can stand your all night parties, and your music until dawn,
But you've got to go if you won't mow your lawn!

On one of the "Australia All Over" LPs that Macca put out a few years ago.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: JenEllen
Date: 12 May 04 - 11:18 AM

Yeah, Laurel...."Lawnmowers", "Frinklers", and my own personal fave: "the Robo-Flibber" (it took him taking me by the hand and dragging me over to the roto-tiller to figure that one out!) He'll also happily irrigate your garden for you and flood out your peas. I see a future full of great things and dirty hands.

Charley--that is too cool! Spooky as hell, and GREAT for campfires! Thanks!

Would you guys mind if I printed these out? Sort of a sing-along book for the tape?

~JE


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: GUEST,Larry K
Date: 12 May 04 - 01:40 PM

Rob Carlson (from Modern Man) has a wonderful parody of "I fought the law" called "I fought the Lawn" (and the lawn won.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Fear Faire
Date: 12 May 04 - 01:52 PM

There is a parody in Irish of a song to a polka tune - An bhfaca tú mo Shéamaisín? "Have you seen my Séamaisín?" but think of the Scottish anglicisation in the Gaelic vocative case, Hamish. So Hamisheen, which becomes "An bhfaca tú mo hay machine?" in the parody.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 12 May 04 - 01:57 PM

I remember a poem from school that started something like:

"Lawn, lawn ago though the misty space
of twice a thousand years
there stood a something race
taller than Roman spears..."


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 12 May 04 - 03:12 PM

Feel free.

A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 May 04 - 03:40 PM

What great songs! There is no subject too arcane.


The story goes that in the stormy Tammy Wynette/George Jones marriage, he had fallen off the promised wagon and she took away all the keys to all the cars so he couldn't go to town. He took the riding mower.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: JenEllen
Date: 12 May 04 - 03:43 PM

First she took my glasses
'Cause she knows that I can't see
Says "You ain't going nowhere boy,
'Til you spend a little time with me"
But then the boys called from the honky-tonk
Said "There's a party going on down here"
Well she mighta took my car keys
But she forgot about my ol' John Deere

(Vince Gill? One More Last Chance--I think)


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 May 04 - 11:06 PM

Use them or lose them!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Amos
Date: 13 May 04 - 11:03 AM

JTT:

The poem is "The Celts" , a lovely piece. It can be found on this page of Irish history.

A


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 13 May 04 - 12:27 PM

Thanks, Amos - fragments of it were resting in my memory, mixed in with "Tháinig long ó Valparaiso" and the one about "Shining Popacatapetl took me by the hand", and "Bring flowers of the fairest, bring blossoms the rarest, in praise of the loveliest flower of the May".


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Cool Beans
Date: 13 May 04 - 01:06 PM

Then there's "The Curly Shuffle" with its memorable refrain:
"Hey, mow! Hey, mow!"
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: open mike
Date: 13 May 04 - 03:41 PM

I am reminded of a couple of mower or tractor stories...
one, the brother of Doc Watson, Merle, in whose memory
Merlefest happens every year, died when the tractor he was
riding tipped over on him. I do not think he was driving
in in the field, plowing or planting, he was on the way
to or from a party...

then i remembered there is a lawn mower racing association and here is site for
turf mower sports


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 May 04 - 05:38 PM

Open Mike-

Merle was Doc Watson's son, not his brother.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 May 04 - 05:47 PM

They did a lawnmower story today on a program carried on a National Public Radio called The World. Had to do with the invention of the first lawnmower in 1830 in England. It wasn't motorized, but the mechanical device was made to be pulled behind a horse. There is a museum you can visit online.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: open mike
Date: 14 May 04 - 04:13 AM

oh---duh, sorry for inaccurate message--i got some of the story right.
oops.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 May 04 - 08:13 AM

chek ou the 'Bloody Gore - but just for laughs' thread - there's a few lawnmowers there.

Bloody Gore - but just for laughs


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 May 04 - 05:07 PM

Your friend would like this site: The British Lawnmower Museum.


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 May 04 - 05:13 PM

He was known as the Lawn Ranger,
But he was cut down in his prime.

He knew how to make hay while the sun shined,
But, alas, no one would go his bail.



Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs About Lawnmowers???? HELP!!
From: JennyO
Date: 15 May 04 - 12:11 PM

Here's a song from the Digitrad - not for the kiddies though:

THE MOWER

As I went out one morning on the fourteenth of July
I met a maid and I asked her age and she gave me this reply:
"I have a little meadow, I've kept for you in store
And it's only due, I should tell you true, it never was mowed before"

She said: "Me handsome young man, if a mower that you be
I give you good employment, so come along with me"
Well it was me good employment to wander up and down
With me tearing scythe all to contrive to mow her meadow down.

Now me courage being undaunted, I stepped out on the ground
And with me tearing scythe I then did strive to mow her meadow down
I mowed from nine till dinnertime, it was far beyond my skill
I was obliged to yield and to quit the field and the grass was growing still.

Now the mower she kissed and did pretest, this fair maid bein' so young
Her little eyes they glittered like to the rising sun
She said: "I'll strive to sharpen your scythe, so set it in me hand
And then perhaps you will return again to mow me meadow land."


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