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Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)

21 Apr 07 - 02:05 PM (#2032078)
Subject: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Captain Swing

Does anyone have the lyrics to The Otter Song by Harvey Andrews? I'd be very grateful.

Thanks in anticipation.

Captain Swing


21 Apr 07 - 02:06 PM (#2032079)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Captain Swing

PS - I need it for a school project.


21 Apr 07 - 02:16 PM (#2032082)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Richard Bridge

Is that the one that goes: -

"I'm an otter in the water, swimming around.
Hey down, bubble down, swinning around"

And another bit

"Hide in a hollow log, you'll never catch me.
Hide in a hollow log and never be found"

If so, I think I know a man who knows it...


21 Apr 07 - 02:16 PM (#2032083)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE OTTER SONG (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Sue

I'm an otter in the water swimming around
Hey down bubble down swimming around
I'm an otter in the water swimming around
Hey down bubble down swimming around
Me and the water rat playing around
Lying on the river bank sunning around
Hear the hounds baying running me down
Hide in a hollow log and never be found
Hounds are getting closer running me down,time for me to go sir, swimming around

Harvey Andrews, Friends of Mine, 1973


21 Apr 07 - 02:30 PM (#2032090)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Captain Swing

A result in 11 minutes - Wow!

Many thanks both of you.

Captain Swing


21 Apr 07 - 02:38 PM (#2032096)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Tig

Never forget taking my class of 6 year olds to the zoo on school visit. Quite embarassing when they suddenly broke out with this - to the amusement of everyone else around.


21 Apr 07 - 07:05 PM (#2032258)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,harvey andrews

Third verse is;
Hear the hounds baying running around
hey down etc.


21 Apr 07 - 07:51 PM (#2032276)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Captain Swing

Many thanks Harvey - your song may just get me through OFSTED!


21 Apr 07 - 08:39 PM (#2032299)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: vectis

Hear the hounds a baying hunting/running me down


22 Apr 07 - 11:54 AM (#2032636)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Marje

Anyone got the tune to this in any form, please?

Marje


30 Mar 11 - 07:24 AM (#3124684)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE OTTER SONG (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Danny

THE OTTER SONG
(Harvey Andrews)

CHORUS:
        I'm an otter in the water swimming around, Hey down bubble down swimming around.
        I'm an otter in the water swimming around, Hey down bubble down swimming around.

Me and the water rat playing around - Hey down bubble down playing around.
Me and the water rat playing around - Hey down bubble down playing around.

(Chorus)

Lying on the river bank sunning around - Hey down bubble down sunning around.
Lying on the river bank sunning around - Hey down bubble down sunning around.

(Chorus)

Hear the hounds baying running me down - Hey down bubble down running me down
Hear the hounds baying running me down - Hey down bubble down running me down.

(Chorus)

Hide in a hollow log and never be found - Hey down bubble down never be found.
Hide in a hollow log and never be found - Hey down bubble down never be found.

(Chorus)

Hounds are getting closer running me down, Hey down bubble down running me down.
Time for me to go sir, swimming around, Hey down bubble down swimming me down.

(Chorus)


30 Mar 11 - 11:30 AM (#3124862)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Desert Dancer

Tune, anybody?


30 Mar 11 - 04:23 PM (#3125080)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: RobbieWilson

My faourite curry; Chicken Tarka Massala





















It's like Tikka massala , only it's a little 'otter


30 Mar 11 - 07:33 PM (#3125194)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,harvey andrews

Corrections;
Hide in a hollow log I never be found - Hey down bubble down never be found.
Hide in a hollow log I never be found - Hey down bubble down never be found.

(Chorus)

Hounds are getting closer running me down, Hey down bubble down running me down.
Time for me to go sir, swimming around, Hey down bubble down swimming around.

I must say, written down it's not the best lyric I ever wrote!
My accompanist and fellow writer Graham Cooper and I were driving home from a gig discussing children's songs when the idea for this lyric came to me.
We pulled in to a layby on a country road and I wrote down the words and Graham wrote down the melody.We were so engrossed we didn't notice a car drawing up behind us as the windows were misted over. Then there was a tap on my driver's window. Winding it down revealed a police officer peering in.
"Godd evening gentlemen. Would you care to explain what you're doing in this layby at 1 o'clock in the morning?".
"You won't believe me officer."
"Try me sir."
"We're writing a song."
And that's how "Otter in the Water" was premiered by Graham and me standing in a layby being listened to by a couple of very puzzled police officers.
We were allowed to drive off having given our autographs!


30 Mar 11 - 09:18 PM (#3125251)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: Effsee

Wonderful Harvey! I hope they appreciated it! LOL.


20 Dec 12 - 03:15 PM (#3454895)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,Helen McGuire

Watching Otters on Springwatch reminded me of this great song.


20 Dec 12 - 05:00 PM (#3454944)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST,henryp

Harvey has just retired from full-time gigging.

He has published an engaging autobiography.


21 Feb 13 - 04:58 AM (#3481914)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST

Chris

Who recorded this song, I remember it from maybe late 60s, we used to do it in our band, but cannot get a copy of any version.
I thought that some popular artist had covered it on an album but can't remember who????


25 Jul 15 - 02:42 AM (#3725978)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST

look on utube


25 Jul 15 - 10:58 AM (#3726031)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Otter Song (Harvey Andrews)
From: GUEST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuUhbKmS6Co