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Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')

23 Mar 00 - 12:15 AM (#199697)
Subject: Lepracy
From: GUEST,brad3555@yahoo.com

If anyone knows where I can get hold of the lyrcis for Lepracy, I'd be so thankful!

The words are to the tune Jealousy.

I have looked absolutely everywhere,

Please respond if you know where I can get them from.

Thanks,

Brad.


23 Mar 00 - 12:21 AM (#199700)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy
From: rangeroger

You may mean Leprosy by Tom Lehrer
Leprosy,Oh my God I've got Leprosy.
There goes my eyeball into my highball.
Is that the one? If so I may have the words somewhere.I'll look for them.
rr


23 Mar 00 - 12:24 AM (#199701)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: dick greenhaus

It's a lot older than Tom Lehrer.


23 Mar 00 - 12:30 AM (#199706)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: fulurum

leprosy, all my skin is falling off of me

i'm not half the man i used to be

oh i believe in leprosy


23 Mar 00 - 12:36 AM (#199710)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: GUEST,brad3555@yahoo.com

All those people who just replied, that's the sort of lyrics I'm talking about.

Please send them all to me.

Thanks

Brad.


23 Mar 00 - 12:46 AM (#199719)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: rangeroger

Dick,you're right.I went through my Tom Lehrer stuff and it wasn't to be found.I can't remember who did it.
rr


23 Mar 00 - 01:56 AM (#199745)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: fox4zero

Leprosy My dear you have Leprosy There goes your eye-ball Into my high-ball.

Leprosy My dear you have Leprosy There goes your chin Into my gin.

I can remember hearing only these 2 verses, about 55 years ago.

Larry Parish


23 Mar 00 - 03:18 AM (#199774)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: Liz the Squeak

EEEEuuoooooooowwwwww!!

LTS


23 Mar 00 - 12:45 PM (#199977)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: Wavestar

The only song I know along those lines is a parody of a very annoying rock song called Let's Talk about Sex, and it was written by a friend of mine, but I don't know if he ever wrote more than one verse or so....

Let's talk about leprosy, Let's talk about that disease, Let's talk about all the lesions and contusions that may be, Let's talk about...

You get the idea. People run away when I sing it at them, but they stop playing annoying Salt N Peppa songs at me :)

-J


23 Mar 00 - 12:52 PM (#199982)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: annamill

Leprocy, crawling all over me.

There goes my eyeball into my highball.

Kiss me quick, there goes my upper lip.

Can't remember the rest. Sorry.

I know someone who might know all the words. I'll e-mail him and see if he remembers.

Love, annap


23 Mar 00 - 01:23 PM (#200004)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: GUEST,dick greenhaus

For the Yiddish-tinged among us, I recall:

There goes my kishkes, into the pishka...


23 Mar 00 - 01:37 PM (#200009)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: kendall

Leprosy night and day you torture me
There goes my finger nail
Right into my ginger ale.. this gem dates back to the 50's at least.


23 Mar 00 - 04:17 PM (#200109)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: fulurum

my verse is from john valby who performs under the name of dr. dirty


23 Mar 00 - 08:07 PM (#200285)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: Uncle_DaveO

LEP---rosee!! My god, I've got LEP--rosee!
There goes my ear, right into my beer!

Chin, gin. eyeball, highball. and more I don't remember.

Learned that some time in junior high school, maybe 1944 or 1945.

Dave Oesterreich


24 Mar 00 - 03:38 PM (#200846)
Subject: Lyr Add: LEPROSY (parody of YESTERDAY)
From: wildlone

LEPROSY

Leprosy, little bits keep falling off of me,
I'm not half the man I used to be,
Oh, I believe in leprosy.

Suddenly, I thought all my scabs had gone away,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
Oh leprosy came suddenly.

Why my hand fell off I don't know, it didn't say.
I just flicked my wrist, gave a twist, it flew away-ay-ay-ay

Leprosy, I've lost one hand and I've got no knee,
And my left leg's not a part of me,
Oh leprosy came suddenly,
(hum).

Here is a song I have found on this subject,
sung to the tune of the Beatles song Yesterday.
dave


25 Mar 00 - 12:29 AM (#201155)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: Bev and Jerry

There goes my foot, dear, into your root beer!

Bev and Jerry


25 Mar 00 - 01:58 AM (#201181)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: Metchosin

A lot of the "leprosy" lyrics have been covered on Guest Brad's other thread here


25 Mar 00 - 02:06 AM (#201186)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: Metchosin

Oops!.... that should be click here


27 Mar 00 - 11:19 PM (#202427)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: Seamus Kennedy

An additional verse to the "Yesterday" version goes: Syphilis - it all started with a single kiss
Now it really hurts to take a piss
Oh, I believe I've syphilis.
All the best.
Seamus


28 Mar 00 - 12:50 AM (#202479)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: Barky

If it helps at all.... I was writing a spoof to Yesterday called Lepracy... it went something like this (although I don't remember it too well... it was about three years ago):

Lepracy- I'm only half the man I used to be...
There's my back-bone falling out of me.
Oh look, you gave me Lepracy...

etc.. etc..
It was pretty dern funny, If I could remember the thing!

~Barky


10 Oct 08 - 11:41 AM (#2462176)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy
From: GUEST,buff state

i don't know how this chat stuff works or if you asked years ago.
But i am verry framilliar with John Valby (from Buffalo) play's a piano and wears a white tux. we used to hire him in college and he's still playing the east cost.
check out his website it's from the 80's so you may have to e-mail him.
I love the the 50's song i sent it to my sister


07 Sep 09 - 10:55 AM (#2718054)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy / Leprosy
From: GUEST

leprosy all my skin is falling off of me
I'm not half the man i used to be
oh leprosy is eating me
kiss me quick i'm about to lose my upper lip
i ain't even got a nose to pick
oh leprosy is eating me


15 Mar 10 - 11:05 AM (#2864497)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy? / Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday'
From: GUEST

Leprosy.
That old rotten man just touched my knee.
Now my flesh is falling off of me.
Oh, I think I got leprosy.

Suddenly
I'm just half the man I used to be.
There are pieces coming off of me.
Yes, leprosy came suddenly.

Why'd my arm fall off?
I don't know, no one will say.
I know something's wrong,
'cause my leg just walked away (without me.)

Yesterday,
I could always lounge the time away.
Now my bed is in a slimy way,
Oh, leprosy's ruined my day.

Why did I get cursed
with this rot? I need to hide.
I'm sure I'm diseased
for my spleen fell out my side. (ooooohhhh.)

Leprosy
has become a big problem for me.
All my friends now run away from me.
Oh how I hate this leprosy.

Ewwwwwwww, this is gross.


24 Mar 10 - 03:46 AM (#2870561)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy? / Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday'
From: GUEST

Leprosy, my god I've got Leprosy,
There goes my chin into my glass of Gin,
Leprosy...(repeat 1st line)
There goes my ear into my glass of beer,
Leprosy..1st line again
There goes my eye into my custard pie,
Leprosy ...1st line again
There goes my nail into my glass of ale.

I am half the man I used to be
Cause pieces just fall off of me.

There goes my thumb into my glass of rum
Leprosy...1st line again

That's all I remember


24 Mar 10 - 06:14 PM (#2871070)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lepracy? / Leprosy (parody of 'Yester
From: Genie

Just for the record, most of the parody lyrics posted here are the ones for the parody of "Jalousie."   You can tell those from the Tom Lehrer lyrics and the parody of "Yesterday" by the way the lyrics scan.


30 May 10 - 09:43 PM (#2917477)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: GUEST

In the 1950s, when coed had to be back to the dorm by midnight, we'd sit around a piano at my fraternity and sing ribald songs (drunkenly, of course). Leprosy was a standard. Here is what I remember:

Leprosy -- my God, I've got leprosy,
it's all over me ...
There goes my eyeball, into my highball.

This was repeated through many, many other verses, including:

Kiss me quick, there goes my upper lip.

This was at the Phi Kap house at West Virginia University.


30 May 10 - 11:35 PM (#2917495)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: dick greenhaus

It was, I believe, originally a parody of the tango Jalousie


28 Jul 10 - 12:24 PM (#2953880)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: GUEST,DrFaustus

Leprosy, I'm not half the man I used to be,
all my skin is falling off of me,
and I believe in leprosy.

Suddenly, now my knees are where my feet should be,
my penis just fell off of me,
and I believe in leprosy.

Why it had to go, I don't know, it wouldn't say.
I ate something wrong, now I'm gone, from leprosy.


28 Apr 11 - 08:53 PM (#3144457)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: GUEST,CJ

I see that noone has posted to this in a long time so i'll put my 2 cents in. I believe the song was on the Dr. Demento show back in the 80's. The version I remember was done in the style of a barbershop quartet. I shall paraphase what i remember from sooooo long ago..

Leprosy,
what a sorry mess I am to see
people stop and stare at me(not correct)
oh i despise my Leprosy(not correct)

Gradually,
I'm not half the man i use to be
Pieces keep on falling off of me
oh i despise my Leprosy..

Why my tounge fell off I don't know I couldn't say
i said fjsdkagjfkghjfkd;ha;s(garbble garbble)
now i long for that sweet day

when i have no Leprosy
having sex with me can never be
i've lost my chance at extacy
oh i dispise my Leprosy


19 Sep 11 - 07:34 PM (#3225818)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: GUEST

lpkeys
that song was by vic scionti
on the good the bad & the pee wee shuffle


19 Sep 11 - 07:47 PM (#3225825)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: GUEST,999

Great song. Hansen's Disease is really funny.


01 Nov 11 - 05:25 PM (#3248758)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: GUEST,Duru

leprosy has got a hold on me
there goes my eyeball into my highball
kiss me quick there goes my upper lip
there goes my fingernail into my ginger ale

my grandmother used to sing it...
can't find it anywhere...


01 Nov 11 - 07:45 PM (#3248841)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: Charley Noble

Ah, the songs we used to sing when we were immortal!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


11 Oct 12 - 12:30 PM (#3418146)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: GUEST

Has anybody ever found all the words to "Leprosy, My God I've Got Leprosy" which was sung to the tune of Jealousie? I know it was popular in the 40's and 50's but no one seems to remember all the words. I'd love to know them to rattle some younge cages!!! Love & hugs, Ruthie


11 Oct 12 - 12:39 PM (#3418149)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leprosy (parody of 'Yesterday')
From: MMario

Ruthie - if you look through the thread you will find links to three or four sets of "leprosy" lyrics; most likely including the one you are looking for.