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Lyrics needed !!! (closed thread)

Largo 01 Sep 98 - 05:14 AM
Ralph Butts 01 Sep 98 - 07:43 AM
Terry in San Diego 03 Sep 98 - 12:50 AM
Terry in San Diego 03 Sep 98 - 12:53 AM
steve t 03 Sep 98 - 01:15 AM
Largo 03 Sep 98 - 01:27 AM
BBJ 03 Sep 98 - 09:54 AM
Dan 03 Sep 98 - 08:33 PM
Robalot 03 Sep 98 - 10:01 PM
JVZ 03 Sep 98 - 10:03 PM
John in Brisbane 03 Sep 98 - 11:47 PM
takeo 04 Sep 98 - 12:28 AM
BAZ 05 Sep 98 - 05:34 PM
Bruce O. 05 Sep 98 - 06:40 PM
Ewan McV 05 Sep 98 - 07:38 PM
Bruce O. 05 Sep 98 - 08:59 PM
Largo 09 Sep 98 - 08:15 AM
Largo 09 Sep 98 - 08:30 AM
Sheye 09 Sep 98 - 09:09 AM
Barbara Shaw 09 Sep 98 - 09:48 AM
Joe Offer 09 Sep 98 - 02:43 PM
Allan C. 09 Sep 98 - 04:01 PM
Bruce O. 09 Sep 98 - 04:03 PM
Allan C. 09 Sep 98 - 04:04 PM
Pete M 09 Sep 98 - 04:57 PM
BAZ 09 Sep 98 - 05:42 PM
Art Thieme 09 Sep 98 - 05:53 PM
Roger Himler 09 Sep 98 - 05:56 PM
Art Thieme 09 Sep 98 - 06:22 PM
Art Thieme 09 Sep 98 - 06:45 PM
Big Mick 09 Sep 98 - 11:06 PM
Largo 10 Sep 98 - 03:52 AM
Art Thieme 10 Sep 98 - 11:41 AM
Bert 10 Sep 98 - 12:24 PM
Allan C. 10 Sep 98 - 01:23 PM
Sheye 10 Sep 98 - 09:29 PM
tharriso@snd10.med.navy.mil 10 Sep 98 - 11:38 PM
Ferrara 11 Sep 98 - 01:02 AM
Bill D 11 Sep 98 - 05:16 PM
Dan 11 Sep 98 - 07:06 PM
Art Thieme 11 Sep 98 - 09:42 PM
Dan 11 Sep 98 - 09:56 PM
Barbara Shaw 12 Sep 98 - 07:14 AM
Alan of Australia 12 Sep 98 - 09:15 AM
Dan 12 Sep 98 - 11:44 AM
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Barbara Shaw 12 Sep 98 - 03:05 PM
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BSeed 12 Sep 98 - 09:50 PM
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Bert 14 Sep 98 - 02:37 PM
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Greg Rosenberg 14 Sep 98 - 10:00 PM
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Subject: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Largo
Date: 01 Sep 98 - 05:14 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 01 Sep 98 - 07:43 AM

Largo....

That would be "If I Could Read Your Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot.

.....Tiger


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Terry in San Diego
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 12:50 AM

Here's an excellent Gordon Lightfood website, with all the lyrics and chords:

www.mmlc.nwu.edu/~mfifer/lightfoot/index.html


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Terry in San Diego
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 12:53 AM

Sorry about the typo, Gordon


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: steve t
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 01:15 AM

I'd recommend just singing "rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb." But if it's a really short song, like Tequilla, just sing rhubarb once, okay?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Largo
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 01:27 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: BBJ
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 09:54 AM

Maybe he means "The Sounds of Silence" by Paul Simon. I've been asked to sing this on many occasions.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Dan
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 08:33 PM

Or perhaps "Nothin' From Nothin' Leaves Nothin". Dan


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Robalot
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 10:01 PM

Da Da Da ....


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: JVZ
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 10:03 PM

I'm not sure I know this one, Largo, but hum a few bars and I'll fake it.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 03 Sep 98 - 11:47 PM

Largo, because no one else would take your request seriously I searched the DT on your behalf. It produced the following:

"Sorry, no documents were found which match your query."

If I'm correct this is the first line of the missing last verse of an old Burl Ives song:

MARY ANN REGRETS

Sorry, no documents were found which match your query,
I know you've no passport and your story makes me teary,
Without boarding papers believe me the shit hits the fan,
Say bye bye to Europe. Get a life, without May Ann.


TGIF
John


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: takeo
Date: 04 Sep 98 - 12:28 AM

from a oriental phylosophy, all what you can see is "emptiness" in its essencial meaning. -takeo


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: BAZ
Date: 05 Sep 98 - 05:34 PM

Largo

Regards
Baz


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Bruce O.
Date: 05 Sep 98 - 06:40 PM

A Song made of Nothing.
Yet he that doth read, or heare it, shall find
Something of nothing to pleasure his mind

To a Dainty New Tune

Some men of nothing doe matters endite,
And some men of small things large volumes doe write;
But if you will give me leave, I will recite
A Song made of Nothing

[c 1630. 22 more verses, which is probably enough nothing to satisfy almost anyone.]


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Ewan McV
Date: 05 Sep 98 - 07:38 PM

I don't know why everyone is having such trouble with this. Handel's Largo was a tune with no words. Largo's handle is a name with no tune, so there's no song, so what?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Bruce O.
Date: 05 Sep 98 - 08:59 PM

There don't seem to be words for the tunes Largo Law, Largo's Fairy Dance, or Largo Andante either.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Largo
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 08:15 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Largo
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 08:30 AM

The previous one should mean: "I ain't got no words, I'm so impressed..." I just wonder why this dam' "empty thread" is so dam' popular here. Yes, I've "miss-typed" and pressed enter key instead of Tab to change the field so that's how it went on. But if you folks would pay 1/10 of your attention and 1/10000 of your enthusiasm to "un-empty" same-named thread you could probably help me. Though, playing fool is much more easier and brings more fun. So, enjoy yeselves

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Sheye
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 09:09 AM

the sound of silence?

this thread is like cotton candy in the store's window!

Sheye


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 09:48 AM

I need lyrics, too. Also, a melody.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 02:43 PM

No offense intended, Largo - we're just goofing off. Sometimes it's nice to spend time being silly.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Allan C.
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 04:01 PM

Barb, I can't remember enough of the lyrics to be of any help; but the melody goes like this:


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Bruce O.
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 04:03 PM

Isn't that the Lost Chord?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Allan C.
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 04:04 PM

Barb, I draw a blank as to the lyrics; but the melody goes like this:


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Pete M
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 04:57 PM

Elected silence, sing to me And beat upon my whorlèd ear.

(Gerard Manley Hopkins)

It fits the tune perfectly too!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: BAZ
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 05:42 PM

I would hate to cause a fuss or prolong the discussion but it strikes me this isn't a "FOLK" song or tune so should it be here? (ducks quickly out of sight......)
Regards
Baz


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Art Thieme
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 05:53 PM

Hell, sure it's a folksong. I never heard no horse singin' it!

Art


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Roger Himler
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 05:56 PM

Baz,

Of course it is a folk song. It predates the written record and there is no known author. And yet it remains popular still today.

Certainly it addresses the life and times of the common woman and man. At allmost every folk circle I have attended, someone in the circle does this song.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Art Thieme
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 06:22 PM

TALKIN' NOTHIN' BLUES
from the LP on Riverside--mid 1950's--Chicago Mob Scene

...damn, He, folks, I'm SORRY! I can't find it anywhere...it used to be on a tape I made right before the old LP spontaneously combusted one day. Is real strange...


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Subject: Lyr Add: TALKIN' NOTHIN' BLUES
From: Art Thieme
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 06:45 PM

Whoops, HERE IT IS!

TALKIN' NOTHIN' BLUES
(from the LP on Riverside--mid 1950's--Chicago Mob Scene)

Well, I looked up the hall to the top of the stair,
I didn't see the man who wasn't there,
There was lots of nothing, nothin' at all
Lots o' nothin' all over the wall,
A predominance of vacancy.

There was a man on the corner, he was standin' around,
He was spreading some nothin' all over the ground,
I heard some passin' people say,
All that nothin's in the way.
There ought to be a law.

I went to the cupboard, the cupboard was bare,
Lots of nothin', nothin' was there,
I turned around and I scratched my face,
So darn much nothin' all over this place,
In my pocket,
In my wallet,
In my icebox.

I figured I'd better lay in a supply,
So I went to the store some nothin' to buy,
In the window I saw a big display,
They've got lots o' nothin' on sale today,
They got pans, bars, jars, crates,
Boxes with no handles,
All vacuum packed.

Salesman said, he said, What'll it be?
Well, I'll take nothin'--nothin' for me,
How do ya want it---big or small,
Short & skinny--fat or tall,
I'll take some with bows on it.
Wrap it up nice, you know, for a gift.

This song was written with nothin' in mind,
Nothin' at all of any kind,
Nothin' at all of any degree,
Aint nothin' in it that I can see.
Nothin',
Nothin',
You know what I'm talkin' about,
Nothin' !




^^


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Sep 98 - 11:06 PM

I hate it when all you pro's get involved. I need the chords in tablature for this, or I will never be able to play it.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Largo
Date: 10 Sep 98 - 03:52 AM

Actually the song seems to be from early "Silent Circle"'s ones. Or "Heroes de Silencio"'s ...who knows...

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Sep 98 - 11:41 AM

A BLACK HOLE IS WHERE GOD IS MULTIPLYING BY ZERO !


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Bert
Date: 10 Sep 98 - 12:24 PM

Art,

...MULTIPLYING BY ZERO !
I think that's what this thread is doing.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Allan C.
Date: 10 Sep 98 - 01:23 PM

Well, you can't divide by zero because the result would be 1. Since 1 is something, one would have to multiply to perpetuate its current value. Either that or leave it be!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Sheye
Date: 10 Sep 98 - 09:29 PM

let's see if i'm getting this ... (archibald has control of the keyboard):

- ya can't make something out of nothing
- anything into itself is one
- nothing is never something, but anything could be nothing

is this much ado about nothing? or is it really something?

That last statement is scary Allan!! There's some things that are just better off if NOT multiplied for perpetuation!!! (little smiley emoticon)

sheye


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: tharriso@snd10.med.navy.mil
Date: 10 Sep 98 - 11:38 PM

Art,

Actually a black hole is where God is DIVIDING by zero...it's that naked singularity thing.

T


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Ferrara
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 01:02 AM

Art, my husband (Bill D) learned the Talkin' Nothin' Blues with the following last verse:

This song was written with nothin' in mind,
Nothin' at all of any kind,
Nothin' at all of any degree,
Aint nothin' in it that I can see.
Nothin' at all in any respect --
We was aided by a poverty of intellect.

...I'm not sure if he sang lines 3 and 4 or not. But thought you might like that last couplet.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 05:16 PM

I looked at the thread title and ignored it, thinking it was 'nothing' I would care about...when I should have been here at the beginning, since I both follow folk music and have studied 'nothing' extensively. I took an entire course in Jean-Paul Sartré's "Being & Nothingness" where we debated such things as the 'phenomenological & existential reality of absence'........

and let me tell you, in all my years I NEVER saw a better exposition of the myriad aspects of 'nothing'!

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained"

I think I'll go sing "Nottumun Town" and "Talkin' Nothin'"


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Dan
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 07:06 PM

Now I know why "One Is The Loneliest Number..." All you guys are down here "Doin' Nuthin'" Well that zero is too low for me...


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Art Thieme
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 09:42 PM

Nothing ventured, nothing gained---GOOD DIET ADVICE!!

Hobo went to a back door of a house & said, "Pardon me, mam, but I've eaten NOTHIN' in five days." She replied, "Lord, I wish I had your willpower!"


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Dan
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 09:56 PM

I thought he said, "I ain't had a bite in five days." So she bit him.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 12 Sep 98 - 07:14 AM

Nothing doesn't exist, because if it did, it wouldn't.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 12 Sep 98 - 09:15 AM

G'day,

T, I'd have thought that when God divided by zero, that would have been the big bang, and THAT'S a singularity. (Until Quantum mechanics suggested it wasn't - we were THAT close to proving God exists.)

Amazing, we've gone from nothing to the theory of relativity in one short thread; not even Einstein did that.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Dan
Date: 12 Sep 98 - 11:44 AM

Einstein never had a computer and the Net...not to mention an intellectually stimulating thread like this. Course...I bet he wouldn't know this tune either.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Sep 98 - 02:08 PM

Consider, if you will, the song, "Yes, We Have No Bananas". Clearly, the absence of bananas is a concept which has meaning, and therefore 'existence'...and on a different level than in the songs, "I've Got Plenty of Nothin'" or "Talkin' Nothin' Blues"

For more explanation of the matter go here or here

(correct...# 1 more closely illustrates 'Tabula rasa' and #2 contradicts its own thesis..and this is just totally silly) ...while this page called 'Cyberlimbo' comes close, though differing little from this

I hear the rattles as you shake your heads, asking, quite rightly, "Does Bill D have NOTHING better to do/" yes, he does, and he intends to go DO it...and he will have nothing more to say on this subject....no, wait....here..this guy has the right idea....click


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 12 Sep 98 - 03:05 PM

I am now unable to shake my heads, being convinced that Einstein knew nothing.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Dan
Date: 12 Sep 98 - 09:00 PM

But is not the essence of nothing something unto itself?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: BSeed
Date: 12 Sep 98 - 09:50 PM

I really love all you guys, but in this thread, all your postings have left me with a vast emptiness. --seed


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Big Mick
Date: 12 Sep 98 - 10:06 PM

A vast emptiness? As in vastly full of nothing? As in nothing from nothing leaves nothing? And as Sheye points out, anything could be nothing, while it has the potential to be something, it is probably nothing.

I have a headache. I would take something, but it is probably nothing, so it likely won't touch it.......never mind.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Sep 98 - 12:02 AM

"We will meet, but we will miss him,
There will be one vacant chair...."

an emptiness, a vacancy...but surely not 'nothingness'...we humans are able to give meaning to nothingness by means of language...a song being a special case. We all know that the 'nothing' in that chair where a friend should be is much more than just empty space...

we can joke..(and it is fun to play with the words)..but those two lines above make the point pretty well that we are almost never speaking of 'pure' nothing.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Sheye
Date: 13 Sep 98 - 02:04 AM

... and all you fellas know that when you ask a girl "what's wrong?" and she says "nothing", you're pretty much assured that it's something...

"Out of nothing nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing." - Persius


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Pete M
Date: 13 Sep 98 - 04:33 PM

Of course Bondi, Gold and Hoyle postualted that if you stretch nothing sufficiently something is created. But thats stretching a point.

Pete M


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: DWDitty
Date: 13 Sep 98 - 07:24 PM

How about George Jones doing "If Your Phone Don't Ring, It'll Be Me."


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: BSeed
Date: 13 Sep 98 - 07:40 PM

Enough of this nihilism, already. The ATF's gonna be raiding all your homes looking for bombs. --seed


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Sep 98 - 08:40 PM

NO PROBLEM---DE NADA...whatever...


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Allan C.
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 09:25 AM

I think it was the great Jerry Lewis (or was it Moe?) who said, "If it were, it would be; but since it isn't, it ain't!"

I had more to say about this but I forgot it. Oh well, it was probably nothing.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 12:35 PM

If we're talking about a folk song, did John Cage rip it off when he wrote 4'33"?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Bert
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 02:37 PM

And just think.... Timothy apologized for being "Slightly Off Topic" in his thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From:
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 05:02 PM

"Monday: nothing, Tuesday: nothing, Wednesday; a little more nothing..." ...Tuli Kupferberg of the Fugs.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 05:11 PM

I found the lyrics!!

Yesterday upon the stair
I saw a little man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
How I wish he'd go away.

Source? Anyone know? Sounds like Ogden Nash.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Greg Rosenberg
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 10:00 PM

Lyrics needed please to the song "Froggy went a courtin"..please help, my nuerotic daughter must have her father sing this song to her, or her mother will loses her mind..please help and e-mail to Faithinhim@primary.net thanks!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 10:28 PM

Well, Greg, you may have trouble getting help quickly in this thread. The topic of this discussion is "nothing," and we've said an awful lot about it. You'll find the song by putting frog* court* in the search box, thereby finding a song that has frog, froggie, froggy, or froglegs AND court, courting, courtin', or courtyard.
But since it's late and the kid's gotta go to bed, I'll e-mail you the lyrics (or you can click here).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 10:39 PM

In a semi-related vein, someone once penned a verse called
The Perfect Conservative

As I was sitting on a chair
I knew the bottom wan't there
Nor legs nor seat, but there I sat
Ignoring little things like that


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From:
Date: 15 Sep 98 - 09:09 PM

I'm trying to find PLease Help Me I'm Fallin" Lyrics Any Hints?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Jay Tanner Brooklyn, NewYork
Date: 15 Sep 98 - 09:17 PM

The 9:09 Message was from me . I've just discovered this site and I'm just getting accustomed to it. So also The DAVIS sisters I'VE FORGOTTEN MORE THAT YOU'LL EVER KNOW ABOUT HIM.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 16 Sep 98 - 12:24 AM

Is it possible that this entire thread about nothing is a posthumous tribute to the Seinfeld show?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 16 Sep 98 - 06:48 AM

I can't add to the songs of nothingness mentioned here, but I do recall the words of Foghorn Leghorn, "A half nothin' and a half nothin' make a whole nothin', boy, you can't argue with mathematics."


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 16 Sep 98 - 03:05 PM

I guess Kristofferson had the final say on the subject:

Nothin' ain't worth nothin', but it's free..


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: DWDitty
Date: 16 Sep 98 - 08:05 PM

Heard a Delbert McClinton song once - "Is You Is or Is You Ain't"


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: GUEST,argenine
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 02:17 AM

I discovered this little bit of nothing accidentally, while seeking the lyrics to "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby," --which, by the way, is older than Delbert is.

Anyway, I got intrigued with the lunacy of this thread, so I thought I'd reply.

I still would like the lyrics to "Is You Is or Is You Ain't," as well as the proper attribution, chords, etc.

Argenine


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Subject: Lyr Add: IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T (MA' BABY)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 02:42 AM

DW Ditty and Argenine, here are the lyrics you mentioned.

Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)
sung by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
- written by Billy Austin and Louis Jordan
- from the Universal picture "Follow The Boys"
- as recorded June 30, 1944 in Los Angeles by The Andrews Sisters with Bing Crosby and Vic Schoen & His Orchestra.

I got a gal who's always late
Anytime we have a date,
But I love her, yes I love her.

Mmm, he's gonna walk up to my gate
And see if he can get it straight,
'Cause he wants her, he's gonna ask her:

"Is you is or is you ain't my baby?
The way you're actin' lately makes me doubt.
You's is still my baby, baby.
Seems my flame in your heart's done gone out!"

A woman is a creature that has always been strange;
Just when you're sure of one, you find she's gone and made a change.

Is you is or is you ain't my baby?
Maybe baby's found somebody new,
Maybe baby's found somebody
Or is my baby still my baby true?

Is you or is you ain't my baby, baby?
Baby boy, the way you're actin' lately makes me doubt.
See here, who's been cuttin' me?
You's is still my baby, baby
Baby boy, it seems my flame in your heart's done gone out!
Oh, blackout

A woman is a creature that has always been strange;
Just when you're sure of one, you find she's gone and made a change,
And took my change.

Is you is or is you ain't my baby?
Maybe baby's found somebody new?
Maybe baby's found somebody--
Is my baby still my baby true?

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 21-Feb-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 04:51 AM

:0)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 05:04 PM

It's clear to me you're looking for
I got plenty of nothing, and nothing's plenty for me'


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: GUEST,PAKMAN
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 08:26 PM

FROGGIE WENT A COURTING ON A FINE SPRING DAY, UH-HUH.
FROGGIE WENT A COURTING ON A FINE SPRING DAY, UH-HUH.
FROGGIE WENT A COURTING ON A FINE SPRING DAY, MET TWO
LADIES ON THE WAY, UH-HUH, UH-HUH, UH-HUH.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: HuwG
Date: 10 Nov 03 - 04:56 AM

Bravo !


I will now give you the sound of one hand clapping ...


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Nov 03 - 04:58 AM

Ah! a response off topic in a thread about nothing...

Philosophically speaking, I wonder what is the nominative term for that?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Hrothgar
Date: 10 Nov 03 - 05:37 AM

I'll have nothing to do with this.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Gurney
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 04:44 AM

Socrates (before my time, too) claimed that he knew nothing, and concluded that he was the wisest man in the world, because he KNEW that he knew nothing.

Pity we can't ask him to contribute. Was he a singer? He wasn't popular.

Socrates kept his tongue in his cheek.

Largo, how about starting a new thread for the lyric you actually require. This one is too funny to stop.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND (G Lightfoot)
From: GUEST,GL
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 05:03 AM

If you could read my mind

If you could read my mind, love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like and old time movie
Bout a ghost from a wishing well

In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
You know that ghosst is me
And I will never be set free
As long as I'm a ghost that you can't see

If I could read your mind, love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paper back novel
The kind the drug stores sell

Then you reached the part
Where the heartaches come
The heros would be me
But heros often fail
And you won't read that book again
Because the ending's just too hard to take

I'd walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three way script
Enter number two, a movie queen to play
The scene of bringing all the good things out of me
But for now, love, let's be real
I vever thought I could feel this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feelin's gone and I just can't get it back
(Repeat *)

But stories always end
And if you read between the lines
You know that I'm just tryin' to understand
The feelin's that you lack
I never thought I could feel this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feelin's gone and I just can't get it back


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Gurney
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 12:48 PM

My brain has not been completely asleep overnight, it seems to save that for the daytime...(6.40am in the City of Sails.)
'O, Sole Mio.'
And the Country # 'Nothing To It.'


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 02:41 PM

Now that the assembled 'Catters are on the search for these lyrics we ought to find something but if not, then Nil Desperandum we'll just admit we've drawn a blank
At least we've found some words to fill the vacuum, eventually we'll have enough for the hole song.

To quote Ringo (or at least the actor playing him in Yellow Submarine):
I've got a hole in my pocket; well, half a hole anyway. I gave the other half to Jeremy"!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Cluin
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 04:54 PM

... and a whole chain of beauty salons, in fact...


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: vectis
Date: 11 Nov 03 - 05:50 PM

I saw a copy of the record once. It was called
"The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan"
You got it


It was blank both sides :)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 Nov 03 - 02:14 PM

Gurney, were you trying to make a pun on "O, Solo Mio?" I don't get it....

"O Sole Mio" means "You are my Sunshine," more or less ... which means you're right on target since that has nothing to do with the thread....


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: LadyJean
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 12:47 AM

I believe Felix Mendelssohn wrote several songs without words. I suppose those were the lyrics requested. I don't care much for Mendelssohn, so I can't be much use, I'm afraid.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Gurney
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 03:25 AM

Ferrara, not being able to speak Italian, I've always read that in English, sort of.
I always thought it meant 'me alone.' 'Oh, Lonesome Me.'

I did mean to type 0(Nil, nothing) Solo Mio rather than O Solo Mio, so I was even more asleep than I thought I was.

I did manage to drive safely....


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 07:16 PM

Nothing is better than a loaf. Half a loaf is better than nothing. So half a loaf is better than a loaf.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics needed !!!
From: Cluin
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 10:09 PM

I'd post the lyrics you requested here, but John Cage has them copyrighted.


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