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Your song for the end of the world -July 4th

29 Jun 99 - 12:05 PM (#90719)
Subject: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: The Shambles

According to Nostradamus, the 16th century French astrologer and physician, the world is due to come to an end on July 4th 1999.

Apart from Skeeter Davis, singing 'The End Of The World' and Nostradamus's own version of 'Ho Ho Ho, Who's Got The Last Laugh Now', what would be your choice to mark this occasion and be the last song the world ever heard?

I think my vote has to be for Monty Python's, 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life'.


29 Jun 99 - 12:22 PM (#90724)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Mudjack

I'd Like to teach the world to sing-in perfect harmony.
Mudjack


29 Jun 99 - 12:44 PM (#90729)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: KingBrilliant

Best Years of Our Lives by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel.


29 Jun 99 - 12:47 PM (#90730)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: reggie miles

Life's Too Short To Drink Cheap Wine, by my good friend Robert Oneman Johnson.


29 Jun 99 - 02:26 PM (#90747)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Walrus

how about that Great War standard, Goodbye-ee.

Walrus


29 Jun 99 - 03:57 PM (#90770)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Joe Offer

Hey, anybody got lyrics or links for thise songs? Most of them are songs I haven't heard of.
-Joe Offer-


29 Jun 99 - 04:39 PM (#90776)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Allan C.

Once Was The Time of Man - performed by the Limelighters, circa 1960, can't remember the author

Chorus: Once there were trees and a river.
Once there was grass where you stand.
Once there were songs about rights instead of wrongs.
Once was the time of Man.

Grass doesn't grow on the hillside.
Trees shrink and die in the sun.
No place to hide my little baby's eyes
From the damage the dead have done.

(Chorus)

They didn't know in the old times,
The earth and the seas were to share.
They didn't know in the old times,
For there...
Once were trees and a river.
Once there was grass where you stand.
Once there were songs about rights instead of wrongs.
Once was the time of Man.

Once was the time of Man.


29 Jun 99 - 04:55 PM (#90785)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Captain Swing

Surely it's got to be Bill Caddick's ' The Last Damn Song in the World'

Captain Swing


29 Jun 99 - 05:39 PM (#90798)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Fadac

Hokey Pokey. Because that's what it's all about.


29 Jun 99 - 05:48 PM (#90804)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Peter T.

"Nostradamus Igitur" (classics joke).


29 Jun 99 - 06:38 PM (#90814)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Bob Landry

Spanish Pipe Dream by John Prine.

And there's the sign a doomsayer was carrying around in Toronto: "The World Ends Tomorrow at 10: o'clock (10:30 in Newfoundland)!"

Bob


29 Jun 99 - 06:40 PM (#90815)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Bob Landry

Oooopsss! My mind must be fried from all that worrying ... "Please DOn't Bury Me" by John Prine!

Bob


29 Jun 99 - 07:07 PM (#90825)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Penny S.

Catch a Falling Star!


29 Jun 99 - 07:18 PM (#90829)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: katlaughing

Auld Lang Syne AND Always Look On the Bright Side, as mentioned above.


29 Jun 99 - 07:26 PM (#90837)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: catspaw49

Hey Sham---I'l ride the Python bandwagon with you, but I'm partial to the "Galaxy Song." Lyrics are on the same page as yours if Joe wants to read them...scroll on down. Or better yet Joe, go rent a boatload of Python stuff!

catspaw


29 Jun 99 - 07:28 PM (#90838)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Tony Burns

"Bury Me In My Shades" - Shel Silverstein


29 Jun 99 - 08:02 PM (#90846)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Banjer

How about the ever popular 'Eve of Destruction' by the never forgettable Barry McQuire?


29 Jun 99 - 08:08 PM (#90849)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Captain Swing

Yes, Banjer - or perhaps one of Barry's earlier rendidtions "Three Wheels On My Wagon"


29 Jun 99 - 08:30 PM (#90852)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: bseed(charleskratz)

There's "Tuck Your Head Between Your Knees and Kiss Your Ass Goodbye," which as far as I know hasn't yet been written; it's the last line of a joke about what to do in case of nuclear attack. I toss it out there for whoever wants to write it. --seed


29 Jun 99 - 08:46 PM (#90855)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Dave M

"I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" by the only Hank Williams or the apocalyptic anthem by Too Tight O'Toole, "Armageddon Outta' Here". Dave M


29 Jun 99 - 09:57 PM (#90872)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Cap't Bob

"Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre" would be a nice tune to sort of float away on~~~~~~~~~.

Cap't Bob


29 Jun 99 - 10:14 PM (#90880)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Bill D

"Till the end of the world comes round
Im still in love with you...
As long as the sun goes up & comes down...etc....forget the details..Bluegrass, I think


30 Jun 99 - 12:21 AM (#90921)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: alison

we'll meet again

slainte

alison


30 Jun 99 - 12:45 AM (#90929)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: WyoWoman

Alison -- That was mine, too. OK, second choice: Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue," third choice: "Calling All Angels," from "Love You 'til the End of the World" soundtrack.

KC


30 Jun 99 - 12:46 AM (#90930)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: alison

so does this mean all of you Americans will miss the parades and fire works?

slainte

alison


30 Jun 99 - 12:51 AM (#90932)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: DonMeixner

My choice would be "I'll Be Seeing You"


30 Jun 99 - 02:06 AM (#90941)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: reggie miles

There's another Oneman Johnson song called, Song About Life, that would also do nicely.


30 Jun 99 - 07:41 AM (#90976)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Alan B

Surely Tom Lehrer wrote the definitive songs about this:

First try at blue clicky things:

We'll all go together when we go. and

So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III) .



Don't you think?

Alan B


30 Jun 99 - 09:47 AM (#90997)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: WyoWoman

Ah, the ever-brilliant Tom Leherer. My favorite of his -- in keeping with the stream-of-consciousness nature of my recent postings and having nothing to do with the end of the world -- is "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park." Lovely little ditty for this time of the year.

As for the end o' world stuff, maybe "Fixing to Die Rag" from Country Joe McDonald. (Whom I had the displeasure to interview some years back in a small roadhouse in Albuquerque and found to be most unpleasant, by the way.)

KC


30 Jun 99 - 10:13 AM (#91007)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Bert

There's Elliot Kenin's "F*** off and die"

although I hope that that "Wrong again" in going to be the real winner.

Bert.


30 Jun 99 - 10:22 AM (#91011)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Neil Lowe

"Sittin' On Top Of The World," by anybody.


30 Jun 99 - 11:04 AM (#91029)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Art Thieme

The ever-popular tune to end the show with---(O.K. everybody---Get out here and we'll all sing it as our finale........)

"Goodnight Irene"

Art


30 Jun 99 - 11:59 AM (#91037)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: John OSh

How 'bout "Isn't It Grand Boys" the (in my humble opinion) best song about leaving this world)

Also like the Python references...

John OSH


30 Jun 99 - 07:01 PM (#91160)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Helen

Alan B and KC,

I was thinking of Tom Lehrer's The Wild West is Where I Want To Be, if we are thinking nuclear holocaust as the end of the world. The only version I have heard of this song was by Dillard, Hartford, Dillard.

Helen


30 Jun 99 - 07:39 PM (#91171)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Rita64

"Eagle Rock"


30 Jun 99 - 09:28 PM (#91189)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: manylodges (inactive)

I can't help but think of "Fidlers Green"


30 Jun 99 - 09:40 PM (#91190)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Alan of Australia

Goodbye Cruel World


01 Jul 99 - 02:01 AM (#91262)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: gargoyle

Nearer My God to Thee


01 Jul 99 - 05:35 AM (#91291)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Banjer

One I'm surprised I haven't seen mentioned yet is the old standard done by the Weavers and many other group and solos, "So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya"


01 Jul 99 - 10:32 AM (#91352)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From:

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01 Jul 99 - 06:42 PM (#91488)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Richard Bridge

Come Away Melinda


01 Jul 99 - 06:46 PM (#91490)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Bill D

gee, anon...wouldn't 999999 have said it easier?


01 Jul 99 - 06:50 PM (#91491)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Bill D

hmmm..wonder if this will work..
101023


01 Jul 99 - 06:52 PM (#91492)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Bill D

hey!! I did it first time!(that's supposed to represent the # of atoms in the universe, I think)


02 Jul 99 - 01:25 PM (#91729)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Bert

Bill D. shouldn't that be minus one?


03 Jul 99 - 04:39 AM (#91950)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Joe Offer

Bill, you've had too much time on your hands lately....
-Joe-


03 Jul 99 - 06:40 AM (#91957)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: The Shambles

It's now 4th July here.

Is there a song called 'So Far So Good'?


03 Jul 99 - 09:45 AM (#91977)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Barbara

Say, Roger, when did you move to Oz? I think it's still July 3 in England.
So you folks in Australia can let the rest of us know if it's true, right? D'you remember this Beyond the Fringe routine about the end of the world, these religious group sitting on some godforsaken ridge chanting "Now is the end of the world"? Closes with the line, "Oh well, fellows; same time next year?"
Think I'd pick Malvina Reynolds:
"This ol' world is mean and cruel
But still I love it like a fool;
This world, this world,
This world.

Blessings,
Barbara


03 Jul 99 - 10:59 AM (#91992)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: John Hindsill

Old Eddy Arnold tune, "Make the World Go Away"


03 Jul 99 - 01:34 PM (#92030)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: bob schwarer

Let's all eat a taco
Let's all drink a beer
Let's all tell another joke
And get the hell outta here

The gas tanks dry & the grass ain't cut. You better be right.

Bob S.


03 Jul 99 - 04:50 PM (#92062)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Melodeon

I want to be singing Leonard Cohen's "Dress rehearsal rag" on July 5th


03 Jul 99 - 05:42 PM (#92082)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Ronn

The Austin Lounge Lizards' version of "Mama Dont Allow No Tactical Nuclear Weapons 'Round Here" would be a good choice.

But I cant believe that the thread has gotten this far without a mention of that Minnesota boy's song, "It's All Over Now Baby Blue"


05 Jul 99 - 03:37 AM (#92492)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Steve Parkes

"The Last Night of the World"!


05 Jul 99 - 04:05 AM (#92497)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Carlzen

Bill D mentioned "Til the end of the world comes round..." and said "bluegrass, I think." It's an old Flatt and Scruggs song. Know any new Flatt and Scruggs? If all this comes true it won't matter.

Geoff Muldaur recently released a cd and the final track is a funerasl march from New Orleans, "Just a Little While"

"Soon this life will be all over And our pilgrimage will end Soon we'll take our heavenly journey Be at home again with friends.

Heaven's gates are stanmding open Waiting for our entrance there Some sweet day we're going over (July 4, 1999??) All the beauties there to share.

It continues, but you get the idea.


05 Jul 99 - 07:47 AM (#92510)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Steve Parkes

... or "Five Minutes More" ...


05 Jul 99 - 08:11 AM (#92516)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: bob schwarer

Anyone notice? It's now July 5.

Bob S.


05 Jul 99 - 10:42 AM (#92540)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: WyoWoman

At least we have some suggestions for our "end of millenium" parties. I wonder what in the world I'll be doing on that day/night...

KC


05 Jul 99 - 11:56 AM (#92560)
Subject: RE: Your song for the end of the world -July 4th
From: Barbara

How 'bout "I'm Ready When You Call Me, Lord, But Gimme Just a Little More Time"? Thank you.
Blessings,
Barbara