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Lyr Req: song from 'Cool Hand Luke': Plastic Jesus

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Joe 21 Apr 99 - 09:03 PM
Jeremy J Woodland 21 Apr 99 - 10:37 PM
Roger the zimmer 22 Apr 99 - 05:30 AM
catspaw49 22 Apr 99 - 07:02 AM
Tucker 22 Apr 99 - 05:14 PM
Charlie Baum 22 Apr 99 - 10:04 PM
catspaw49 23 Apr 99 - 12:27 AM
Joe Offer 23 Apr 99 - 02:12 AM
searcher45 24 Apr 99 - 01:02 AM
Sir 24 Apr 99 - 01:16 AM
Yes, Sir 24 Apr 99 - 01:25 AM
Banjer 24 Apr 99 - 06:55 AM
catspaw49 24 Apr 99 - 08:34 AM
GUEST,Mikersix 30 Nov 02 - 04:12 PM
GUEST,PIGTAIL ,Va. 25 Sep 12 - 01:17 AM
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Subject: cool hand luke
From: Joe
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 09:03 PM

what is the name of the song Paul Newman played in the movie "Cool Hand Luke" with the banjo after he learned his mother died? Is it "Footprints on the Dashboard"???? If anyone knows, please give correct title with lyrics and chords if possible, thank you!!!


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: Jeremy J Woodland
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 10:37 PM

The song is called Plastic Jesus. Look in the folksong database for this song.


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 05:30 AM

Don't know the Cool Hand Luke answer, the Footprints on the dashboard verses are in the DT under HUMORESQUE (after the tune). I've heard and could provide if wished a 2 verse version of the "footprints" song as delivered to that tune by Brummie comic and sometime folk-club compere Jasper Carrott (aka Bob Davis) Roger


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 07:02 AM

Joe, Go to the filter box above and type in - plastic jesus. Set the refresh for 365 days and you'll get 2 threads which have all the info you want on them.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: Tucker
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 05:14 PM

How well I remember this. I thought it was only something made for the movie......until much later...Yes It is Plastic Jesus


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 10:04 PM

Odd--I know a completely different "Footprints on the Dashboard"--it's sung to the tune of She'll Be COming 'Round the Mountain, and the first line is:
"There'll be footprints on the dashboard upside down."
The song I know is much bawdier than the one in the DT, and I'll have to overcome a lot more inhibitions before I'll post it with my name attached to it.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 12:27 AM

Well, just attach mine Charlie and no one would be surprised in the least. 'Course Ol Joe will probably get on me but maybe not. I've been pretty good at using the litterbox lately and he might let it go as an accident.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 02:12 AM

Hey, it's a song, ain't it? Aw, go ahead and post the dashboard song. Charlie, send it on to Catspaw privately and I'm sure he'll proudly take responsibility.
But is it certain that's when cool Hand Luke sang "Plastic Jesus," with a banjo right after after his mother died? I have to admit the scene that sticks most clearly in my mind was the car wash. At the time I saw the movie, it appealed to my adolescent prurient interests.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: searcher45
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 01:02 AM

It's indeed after his mother leaves, or he hears his ma has died.

I haven't checked the archives yet, and will be delighted to find complete lyrics.

In my last band, I sang that song, impromptu,a cappela, while the guitarist was lighting a smoke, or something. Didn't know all the lyrics, but the rest of the band fell right in behind me, and the audience loved it.

Don't know if you folks know of Don Imus, big NYC radio personality; he simulcasts on MSNBC, I think. Anyway, he spent a few years in Cleveland OH USA in the 70's, and often used that song as part of his Rev. Billy Sol Hargus gig. Pretty funny stuff, but you had to be there.

Would love to hear some dirty lyrics; am firing up another band, and would love to sing some horny old songs. Those that don't get, talk about it, I guess... Bill searcher45@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: Sir
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 01:16 AM

What we have here is a failure to comunicate...


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: Yes, Sir
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 01:25 AM

Strother Martin....great character actor, and an Olympic Gold medal swimmer, 1920-1930's. Also starred with Paul Newman in Slapshot, a great movie. A woman, can't remember the name, wrote the screenplay. Story was her brother played minor leagure hockey, and she'd stick a tape recorder on the bus, and catch some great stuff for a movie.

But I digress....I checked the archive, and couldn't reach the 365 day thread (out of memory). Neither version in the archive contained the lyrics, of the 2nd verse,I remember (that's the operative word here) Paul singing.

So, did he not sing...

candy is dandy but liquor's quicker (from Ogden Nash) all the cocaine's in Costa Ricker ain't nobody's business but my own

Also, I don't remember Paul singing a chorus. (If I had a VCR, I'd rent the damn movie and be done with it.)

Bill searcher45@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: Banjer
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 06:55 AM

How about rent a damn VCR and THEN rent the damn movie? Or, better yet, find someone with a VCR, rent the movie, by a sixpack, pop some corn and make an evening of it... I can't remember if Paul Newman sang a chorus or not either, but I do remember, (I think) a second verse...


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Subject: RE: cool hand luke
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 08:34 AM

We ran a thread much like this back in February. Paul sang 2 verses. This is (hopefully) the First and this is the Second.

And don't forget Ol' Strother was in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" too. Strikes me there were a couple of other Newman movies he popped up in too.

catspaw


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Subject: Lyr Req: Cool Hand Luke song
From: GUEST,Mikersix
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 04:12 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to a song in cool hand luke that starts " i don't care if it rains or freezes." I am also looking for the words to a song from "The Deer Hunter" that has the line "Dropkick me sweet Jesus" and other songs of this type. Thanks for the help...Mikersix


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song from 'Cool Hand Luke': Plastic Jesus
From: GUEST,PIGTAIL ,Va.
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 01:17 AM

i don't care if rain's or freezes long as i got my plastic jesus riding on the dash board of my car comes in colors pink and pleasant glows in the dark cause it's irredessent take it with you when you travel far get yourself a sweet madona dressed in rhinestones standing on a pedestal of abalone shells doing ninety and i ain't scarey cause i've got the virgin mary assureing me that i wont go to hell get yourself a sweet madona dressed in rhinestones standing on a pedestal of abalone shells doing ninety and i ain't scarey cause i've the virgin mary assureing me that i won't go to hell.


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