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Ever heard one of those crazy "novelty" songs that appealed to you?

Asked by Nomore_lockout (7045points) October 18th, 2020

I’m partial to “Mr. Custer” from back in the 50s. Not PC by any means, but funny lyrics. “Better duck there, Charlie! Swish! Oooops – little bit late on that one, Charlie!”

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Nomore_lockout's avatar

“Hey Mr. Custer, mind of I be excused for the rest of the afternoon?” LMAO

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Then there was the hilarious (and true) Woerner von Braun song. “Let’s not say that he’s hippocritical, rather he’s just a political. Ask all the widows and cripples in old London Town, who owe their nice pensions to Woerner von Braun”.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Amos Moses, by Jerry Reed.
I have friends living in Louisiana and we occasionally go on Bayou tours. When we do, that song is silently playing in my head.

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si3tech's avatar

‘Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen by the Sea’ Kind of grows on you.It dates me.

si3tech's avatar

When I was a child it was from my mom’s era. Along with Mares Eat Oats. Eat Oat.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I was drawn to almost any song written & performed by Ray Stevens!!! The one that always made me laugh was The Mississippi Squirrel Revival. Every time I hear it, I have flashbacks of going to our church & I can see specific members having the squirrel visit them & their individual reactions. Always good for a chuckle.

Ray has also put out The Quarintine Song for 2020. Not the greatest song I’ve ever heard, but still lighthearted for the current situation!!!

jca2's avatar

@si3tech: My grandmother used to sing that song, too! She also used to sing a song which I heard on a 1930’s radio music show, called “Swim little fishy” which went something like “swim little fishy, swim if you can, swim swim swim all over the dam.”

filmfann's avatar

Junk Food Junkie by Larry Groce
Running Bear by Johnny Preston
Don’t Leave Your Records In The Sun by John Hartford
GuitarZan by Ray Stevens

filmfann's avatar

Fish Heads by Barnes and Barnes

Brian1946's avatar

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons (not the bassist for Kiss)- Haunted House


I just moved in my new house today
Movin’ was hard but I got squared away
Bells started ringin’ and chains rattled loud
I knew I’d moved in a haunted house

Still I made up in my mind to stay
Nothin’ was a-gonna drive me away
When I seen somethin’ that give me the creep
Had one big eye and a-two big feet

I stood right still and I did the freeze
He did the stroll right up to me
Made a noise with his feet that sound like a drum
(Say, you’ll be here when the mornin’ come?)

Say yes, I’ll be here when the mornin’ come
I’ll be right here and I ain’t gonna run
I bought this house now you know I am bold
Ain’t no haint gonna run me off

In my kitchen my stove was a-blazin’ hot
The coffee was a-boilin’ in the pot
The grease had melted in my pan
I had a hunk of meat in my hand

From outer space there sat a man
On a hot stove with the pots and pans
“Say that’s hot” I began to shout
He drank a hot coffee right from the spout

He ate the raw meat right from my hand
Drank a hot grease from the fryin’ pan
He said to me “Now, you better run”
(Don’t be here when the mornin’ come)
Say yes, I’ll be here when the mornin’ come

I’ll be right here and I ain’t gonna run
I bought this house now you know I am bold

Brian1946's avatar

Barry Mann- Who Put the Bomp?

I can’t imagine a woman whose heart would not melt upon hearing these lyrics:

Darling, bomp bah bah bomp,
bah bomp bah bomp bomp,
and my honey, rama lama ding dong forever.

And when I say, dip da dip da dip da dip,
You know I mean it, from the bottom of my boogity boogity shoe

Re: 50’s novelty tunes- Flying Purple People Eater

Dutchess_III's avatar

Amos Moses was da BOMB! “He’d only use one hand….that’s all he had cuz a alligator bit it! Chomped it off clean up to the elbow!”
And “His daddy would use him for alligator bait!”

Wild Wood Weed really appealed to all of us stoners.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Hot Rod Lincoln.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Lamentation by The White Birch. Just humming and flashing light. The meaning of all of this is totally up to you.

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