A song my mother sang to me...

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    Originally Posted By friendofdd

    Ain't We Crazy
    (Haywire Mac)

    Now, I know a little ditty,
    It's as crazy as can be.
    The guy who wrote it said he wanted it,
    And handed it to me.
    I found I couldn't use it
    Because it sounded blue,
    And that's the very reason why
    I'm handing it to you.

    It's a song the alligators sing
    While coming through the rye,
    As they serenade the elephants
    Up in the trees so high.
    The iceman hums this ditty
    As he shovels in the cold,
    And the monkeys join the chorus
    Up around the nothern pole.

    Ain't we crazy,
    Ain't we crazy,
    This is the way we pass the time away.
    Ain't we crazy,
    Ain't we crazy,
    We're going to sing this song all night today.

    It was midnight on the ocean,
    Not a streetcar was in sight,
    And the sun was shining brightly,
    For it rained all day that night.
    'Twas a summer night in winter,
    And the rain was snowing fast,
    And a barefoot boy with shoes on
    Stood a-sitting in the grass.

    It was evening, and the rising sun
    Was setting in the west.
    The little fishes in the trees
    Were huddled in their nest.
    The rain was pouring down
    And the moon was shining bright,
    And everything that you could see
    Was hidden out of sight.

    While the organ peeled potatoes,
    Lard was rendered by the choir.
    The sexton rung the dishrag,
    Someone set the church on fire.
    "Holy smoke!" The preacher shouted.
    In the rain he lost his hair.
    Now his head resembles heaven,
    For there is no parting there.

    The cows were making cowslips
    And the bells were ringing wet,
    And the bumblebees were making bums
    And smoking cigarettes.
    And a man slept in a stable
    And came out a little ho(a)rse,
    So he hopped upon his golf sticks
    And drove all around the course.

    Ain't we crazy,
    Ain't we crazy,
    This is the way we pass the time away.
    Ain't we crazy,
    Ain't we crazy,
    We're goin' to sing this song all night today.

    It was midnight on the ocean,
    Not a horsecar was in sight
    As I stepped into the drugstore
    To get myself a light.
    The man behind the counter
    Was a woman old and gray
    Who used to peddle shoestrings
    On the road to Mandalay.

    "Good evening, sir," the woman said,
    And her eyes were bright with tears
    As she put her head beneath her feet
    And stood that way for years.
    Her children, six, were orphans,
    Except one tiny tot
    Who lived in a house across the street
    Above a vacant lot.

    Ain't we crazy,
    Ain't we crazy,
    But this is the way we pass the time away.
    Ain't we crazy,
    Ain't we crazy,
    We're going to sing this song all night today.
     
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    Originally Posted By DlandDug

    ^^^ This explains a lot, my dear friendofdd!
     
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    Originally Posted By alexbook

    Here's another song, called either "The Cowboy Fireman" or "The Trusty Lariat," from the late, great Harry McClintock (aka Haywire Mac). [I've been known to sing this one at parties and open-mike nights.]

    Through the high Sierra Mountains
    Came an S P passenger train
    The hoboes tried to ride her
    But found 'twas all in vain

    The conductor he took the tickets
    And he counted every soul;
    The engineer looked straight ahead
    And the fireman shoveled coal.

    Now, the fireman was a cowboy
    But do not think that strange
    He could make more money shoveling coal
    Than riding on the range

    So though he was a fireman
    And though he had to sweat
    He still remained a Western guy
    And he kept his lariat

    The train was way behind time
    And the passengers were all wild
    When on the tracks a-sudden
    There strolled a little child

    Her golden hair in ringlets
    Was streamin' down her back.
    And she little knew of her danger grave
    As she strolled along the track

    "My gosh" the hog head shouted
    As he slammed on all the brakes
    "I'll never stop this train in time
    Cause I ain't got what it takes"

    "O Heaven help that wee tot!"
    He cried in accents wild.
    "Can nothing stop this SP train
    And save the little child?"

    Up sprang that cowboy fireman
    And a gallant lad was he
    "I'll save that little baby
    If I wreck the whole SP!"

    He climbed upon the running board
    With tears his eyes were wet
    And in his hand, our hero brave
    Bore his trusty lariat

    He dropped his loop around a post
    That stood beside the track
    And tied the other end of it
    Around the big smokestack

    He jerked the train clear off the rails
    And caused an awful wreck
    And our hero lay there in a ditch
    With the engine on his neck

    Oh we all will long remember
    That forty-fifth of May
    For there were many brave hearts
    All filled with fear that day

    They buried that poor fireman
    Where the prairie wind blows wild
    He killed two hundred passengers
    But, thank God, he saved the child
     
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    Originally Posted By wonderingalice

    *LOL* Doug!

    Great songs, guys!


    My dad was the one who always sang to me at bedtime as a child... "Blue Suede Shoes" and this...


    Show me the way to go home
    I'm tired and I want to go to bed.
    I had a little drink about an hour ago
    And it went right to my head.
    Where ever I may roam
    On land or sea or foam,
    You will always hear me singing this song
    Show me the way to go home.

    I always wondered where he got that one... It wasn't exactly Top 40. *L* :)
     
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    Originally Posted By alexbook

    My mom also sang "Show Me the Way to Go Home." It was a big hit back in the 20's. (Emerson, Lake & Palmer also recorded a rock version.)

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    Originally Posted By wonderingalice

    I didn't know ELP covered it...How fun! I'll have to look for that!

    But alex... a hit in the '20s is still WAY too early for my parents, let alone yours! *LOL*
     
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    Originally Posted By MomofPrincess

    Here's one my dad always sang to me when I was little (he had a beautiful voice):

    Save Your Kisses for Me
    -----------------------
    Though it hurts to go away
    It's impossible to stay
    But there's one thing I must say before I go
    I love you -- you know
    I'll be thinking of you
    in most everything I do
    Now the time is moving on
    And I really should be gone
    But you keep me hanging on for one more smile
    I love you -- all the while
    With your cute little ways
    Will you promise that you'll save your

    Kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    Bye bye, baby, bye bye
    Don't cry, honey, don't cry
    Gonna walk out the door
    But I'll soon be back for more

    Kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    So long, honey, so long
    Hang on, baby, hang on
    Don't you dare me to stay
    Cause you know I'll have to say

    That I've got to work each day
    And that's why I go away
    But I count the seconds till I'm home with you
    I love you -- it's true
    You're so cute, honey, gee
    Won't you save them up for me - your

    Kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    Bye bye, baby, bye bye
    Don't cry, honey, don't cry
    Gonna walk out the door
    But I'll soon be back for more

    Kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    So long, honey, so long
    Hang on, baby, hang on
    Don't you dare me to stay
    Cause you know
    You've got to save your

    Kisses for me
    Save all your kisses for me
    Bye bye, baby, bye bye
    Don't cry, honey, don't cry
    Won't you save them for me
    Even though you're only three...
     
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    Originally Posted By MomofPrincess

    My mom used to sing this to me at bedtime. (Her mom sang it to her back in the 1920's, and I have also sung it to my kids.)

    ----
    SLUMBER BOAT

    Baby's boat's the silver moon,
    Sailing in the sky,
    Sailing o'er the sea of sleep,
    While the clouds float by.
    Sail, baby, sail,
    Out upon that sea,
    Only don't forget to sail
    Back again to me.

    Baby's fishing for a dream,
    Fishing near and far,
    His line a silver moonbeam is,
    His bait a silver star.
    Sail, baby, sail,
    Out upon that sea,
    Only don't forget to sail
    Back again to me.
     
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    Originally Posted By alexbook

    Okay, seeing how this thread is going, I'll throw in "Hobo's Lullaby," a Woody Guthrie song my mom used to sing to my brother and me:

    Go to sleep you weary hobo
    Let the towns drift slowly by
    Can't you hear the steel rails hummin'
    That's the hobo's lullaby

    I know your clothes are torn and ragged
    And your hair is turning gray
    Lift your head and smile at trouble
    You'll find peace and rest someday

    Now don't you worry 'bout tomorrow
    Let tomorrow come and go
    Tonight you're in a nice warm boxcar
    Safe from all that wind and snow

    I know the police cause you trouble
    They cause trouble everywhere
    But when you die and go to Heaven
    You'll find no policemen there

    So go to sleep you weary hobo
    Let the towns drift slowly by
    Listen to the steel rails hummin'
    That's a hobo's lullaby

    [It's a standing joke in our family that Mom was trying to subliminally suggest that my brother and I hit the road.]
     
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    Originally Posted By Lisann22

    Well, everyone knows this song but my mama used to sing it to me all the time...

    Que Sera Sera
    When I was just a little girl
    I asked my mother, what will I be
    Will I be pretty, will I be rich
    Here's what she said to me.

    Que Sera, Sera,
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours, to see
    Que Sera, Sera
    What will be, will be.

    When I was young, I fell in love
    I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
    Will we have rainbows, day after day
    Here's what my sweetheart said.

    Que Sera, Sera,
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours, to see
    Que Sera, Sera
    What will be, will be.

    Now I have children of my own
    They ask their mother, what will I be
    Will I be handsome, will I be rich
    I tell them tenderly.

    Que Sera, Sera,
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours, to see
    Que Sera, Sera
    What will be, will be.
     
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    Originally Posted By friendofdd

    My Mama loved to sing.


    I know a ditty nutty as a fruitcake
    Goofy as a goon and silly as a loon
    Some call it pretty, others call it crazy
    But they all sing this tune:

    Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
    Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

    If the words sound queer and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey
    Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy"

    Oh! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you-oo?
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
     
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    Originally Posted By LPFan22

    ^^I love that song! Makes me think of the old Dapper Dans. My mom and grandma used to sing "Yes Jesus Loves Me". That's about all I can remember.
     
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    Originally Posted By Lisann22

    And this one...

    Where are you going my little one, little one
    Petals and petticoats, where did they go
    Turn around and you're two
    Turn around and you're four
    Turn around and you're a young girl
    Going out of the dorm

    Turn around, turn around
    Turn around and you're a young girl
    Going out of the door

    Where are you going my little one, little one
    Where are you going my baby my own

    Turn around and you're a young wife
    With babes of your own

    Turn around, turn around
    Turn around and you're a young wife
    With babes of your own

    Turn around, turn around
    Turn around and you're a young wife
    Turn around and you're a young wife
    With babes of your own

    Where are you going my little one, little one
    Blooms of red roses, where did they go?
    Turn around and you're young
    Turn around and you're old
    That’s a sure way to travel
    And so I had been told

    Turn around, turn around
    Turn around and you're a young wife
    Turn around and you're a young wife
    With babes of your own
     
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    Originally Posted By chickendumpling

    My mom used to sing this "to" me until I learned it and then "with" me all the time when I was a kid. I wish I could sing it to LP right now.

    Oh we ain't got a barrel of money
    Maybe we're ragged and funny
    But we'll travel along
    Singin' a song, side by side

    Well I don't know what's comin' tomorrow
    Maybe it's trouble and sorrow
    But we'll travel the road
    Sharin' our load, side by side

    Oh honey, through all kinds of weather
    What if the sky should fall
    Just as long as we're together
    It doesn't matter at all
    When they've had their quarrels and parted
    We'll be the same as we started
    Just travelin' along
    Singin' a song, side by side

    Oh honey, through all kinds of weather
    What if the sky should fall
    Just as long as we're together
    It doesn't matter at all
    When they've had their quarrels and parted
    We'll be the same as we started
    Just travelin' along
    Singin' a song, side by side

    Thanks fodd.
     
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    Originally Posted By Lisann22

    LOL - and this along with Sincerely by the Moonglows, Eddie My love and Nat King Cole's LOVE.

    So you met someone who set you back on your heels, goody goody!
    So you met someone and now you know how it feels, goody goody!
    Well you gave her your heart too, just as I gave mine to you
    And she broke it in little pieces, now how do you do?

    So you lie awake just singing the blues all night, goody goody!
    And you found that loves a barrell of dynamite!
    Hurray and halleluyah, you had it comin to ya
    Goody goody for you! goody goody for me! ya I hope youre
    Satisfied you rascal you!

    Do you remember me sittin all alone waitin for the tinkle of the telephone?
    Now the action jacksons turned right around, goody goody!

    Yes you remember me, I was all for you, sittin waitin hoping like you told me
    Too. now the action jacksons turned right around

    So you met someone who set you back on your heels, goody goody!
    So you met someone and now you know how it feels,
    Hurray and halleluyah, you had it comin to ya.
    Goody goody for her. goody goody for me. and I hope she tans your hide you
    Rascal, I hope your satisfied you rascal. so goody good good for me you rascal
    You!
     
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    Originally Posted By MomofPrincess

    >>My mom used to sing this "to" me until I learned it and then "with" me all the time when I was a kid.<<<

    Aren't those wonderful memories?

    I used to sit at the piano with my mom, sit next to her on the bench, and we would spend hours singing songs together. Those were some of my most precious childhood memories. (Even did it into adulthood, actually.)

    My kids and I sing together all the time, too. :)
     
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    Originally Posted By Lisann22

    My mom had us sing in the car on road trip s all the time. She taught us how to harmonize.

    We still sing. Some of my best memories are of my mom, sister and I singing our way to DL.

    We will be doing just that in 8 days. ;>
     
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    Originally Posted By MomofPrincess

    LOL! The car is the perfect place for it!

    We went to a Martina McBride concert a few weeks ago, and my husband swears that, even from the audience, I was drowning Martina out. ROFLMAO

    Yeah, so what's his point?

    :p
     
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    Originally Posted By u k fan

    Is it wrong that we still sing "Show Me the Way To Go Home" in the car quite often - with harmonies! You have to sing it once really slowly and then keep singing it faster and faster until you can't go any faster! If I'm right wasn't it also in Jaws! And what exactly is the "foam" I'm travelling on?

    We also sing this

    The Song That Never Ends

    This is the song that never ends,
    It just goes on and on my friends,
    Some people started singing it,
    Not knowing what it was,
    And they'll continue singing it,
    Forever just because,
    This is the song that never ends.......

    It's often accompanied by a human backing track!

    When I was younger we just used to sing Church songs mostly and I can't remember which. My mother also had a beautiful singing voice - she's lost it now though!!!
     
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    Originally Posted By Loreigh

    My mom used to sing "In the Tiki Tiki Room" to me when I was upset. It would always make me laugh

    I wont post the lyrics becuase I have an idea that you all may have heard it before . ;)
     

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