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Lyr Req: Normal (Martin Mull)

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Lonesome EJ 02 Aug 99 - 12:44 AM
katlaughing 02 Aug 99 - 01:10 AM
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Jim Dixon 17 May 03 - 08:58 PM
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open mike 18 May 03 - 01:32 PM
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fat B****rd 18 May 03 - 03:15 PM
Clinton Hammond 18 May 03 - 07:25 PM
Clean Supper 19 May 03 - 07:55 AM
Jim Dixon 19 May 03 - 10:29 AM
GUEST,RioRico 30 Jan 11 - 12:34 AM
GUEST,DC Rapier 24 Aug 11 - 03:59 AM
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Subject: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 12:44 AM

Back in the mid-seventies, Martin Mull had a song with the above title. It was hilarious, and I would love to have the lyrics. I remember this verse:

" Why don't you and I get normal?
It don't have to be that formal
We'll just sit and watch tv like others do
We'll eat meat and mashed potatuhs
Cut our hair so folks don't hate us
Life is nuts enough just living here with you
Living here with you and Bobby Magoo"

Any help gratefully appreciated, LEJ


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Subject: RE: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 01:10 AM

Hi, LeeJ,

I found the cd which has it on it. It's called just "Normal" on the cd and there is a short audio clip; sounds like a great song. Here's where it was at: Mulling It Over: A Musical

Thats: http://cdu2.cduniverse.com/asp/albuminfo.asp?LC=7999+82178&cart=82191857&qs=

Hope this helps.

kat


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Subject: RE: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: Sourdough
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 03:55 AM

If any of you remember The Great American Dream Machine on PBS in the late Sities, you may remember what I think is the earliest television performances of Marty Mull. He contracted with WGBH to do the music for a series of shorts called Great American Heroes. The subjects included Big Daddy Roth (and his outrageous motorcycle designs), Banana Nose Covello (the roller derby queen), Evel Knievel, and a couple of others I don't remember. They songs, done in his C&W style were gems. Ron Finley was the producer but then Ron disappeared into the wilds of LA where he is supposedly very successful doing commercials.

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 May 03 - 08:58 PM

I found a bit more in sound samples:

Well, I'm tired of rockin' and rollin'
Let's get married, honey. Let's go bowlin'.
Throw away our pot and acid,
Spend a weekend at Lake Placid.
[It's] too hard to live in this town if you're strange.
What say you and I get normal for a change?
What say you and I get normal?
It don't have to be that formal.
[We'll] just sit and watch TV like others do.


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Subject: RE: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: open mike
Date: 18 May 03 - 01:41 AM

i love it! now i want it for my theme song!!


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Subject: RE: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: open mike
Date: 18 May 03 - 01:32 PM

the pge i went to did not have a sound sample..
any one else have any info on this one??


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Subject: RE: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 May 03 - 02:46 PM

Best places to find sound samples are:
Yahoo! Music
Barnes & Noble
amazon.com
--in that order of preference, in my opinion.

When the song you're looking for is a common word like "Normal", the problem is that you get TOO MANY results. They will find any song that has the word "normal" in the title. It might be easier to find the album first, if you know it (and if you don't, try the artist) and then follow the links to the song.


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Subject: RE: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 May 03 - 03:15 PM

I have the "LP" with this track, if it's of any use to anybody I'm quite willing to post the lyric.


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Subject: RE: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 18 May 03 - 07:25 PM

So... I'll have to say... I was inspired by this to take a look around at the music of Martin Mull... I mean, Mudcatters mentioned him favourable, and I'd heard others say his songs were funny... So maybe I should check into it right?

Well, I gotta ask...

Where's the humour? I've heard funnier autopsies....


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: NORMAL (Martin Mull)
From: Clean Supper
Date: 19 May 03 - 07:55 AM

I know the words. Here they are. I find it very hard to know if you've been given them already or not when all people submit is a link. If anyone reads this - please specify what information your link provides so the rest of us know whether to give what we know too.

Normal
    C                C7                F                     C
I'm tired of rock'n'rollin', let's get married honey let's go bowling,
       C                            D                G
Throw away our pot & acid, spend the weekend at Lake Placid,
      C                                     E flat
Too hard to live in this town if you're strange,
       C             G             C
Whatsay you and I get normal for a change.


         C             C7            F               C
Whatsay you and I get normal, don't have to be that formal,
      C             D             G   (G7 etc)
Just sit and watch TV like others do,
          C                                  Am               
We'll eat meat and mashed potaters, cut out hair so folks won't hate us,
         D                G                C
Life is nuts enough just livin' here with you

2. Let's see who can be the most borin' you do the dishes honey I'll start snorin',
Get a mower do some mowin' spend all mornin' gettin' it goin'
Show everyone in town we're not deranged,
Whatsay you and I get normal for a change.

Whatsay you and I get normal, on't have to be that formal,
Just sit and watch Don Lane like others do [that's how old this song is - older than me incidentally]
We'll eat meat and mashed potaters, cut our hair so folks won't hate us,
Life is nuts snough just livin' here with you.
[CBA] G   
      It's gonna change us honey, sexually,
         D          G             C
From now on, we'll just be once-a-week-ers,
G                           E          A
It's gonna change us honey, even music'ly,
               D                                  G
We'll get our records through the mail and get a set of lousy speakers

Now if you will beg my pardon I'm goin out to start a garden,
It'll jsut be small - potaters, just zucchinis and tomaters,
And if wither one comes up we've made the grade,
Whatsay you and I get normal for a chang.

What say you and etc.

Life i nuts enough just livin' here with you
Livin' here with you and Bobby McGoo


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Subject: RE: Why Don't You and I get Normal?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 May 03 - 10:29 AM

Clean Supper: Thanks for supplying the lyrics and chords -- but I'm a bit puzzled by your comment at the beginning. I thought I was clear that I was only giving Open Mike some pointers about where to find sound samples. And Kat was clear that the site she linked to contained only "a short audio clip." (The clip has apparently disappeared since she posted that message.) What more information do you want? And can't you follow the link yourself if you're not sure?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Normal (Martin Mull)
From: GUEST,RioRico
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 12:34 AM

>And if wither one comes up we've made the grade,
>Whatsay you and I get normal for a chang.

Correction:

And if anything comes up, we'll join the Grange
What say you and I get normal for a change.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Normal (Martin Mull)
From: GUEST,DC Rapier
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 03:59 AM

Intro:
Why'd we have to get so hip?
Why'd we have to take that trip?
You look dumb in dungarees and so do I
Come on put on your nicest dress and I'll put on my tie
Here's why…
        
I'm tired of rock 'n' rollin'; Let's get married, honey. Let's go bowlin'.
Throw away our pot and acid. Spend a weekend at Lake Placid
It's too hard to live in this town when you're strange
What say you and I get Normal for a change?

chorus
What say you and I get Normal? It don't have to be that formal.
We'll just sit and watch TV like others do
We'll eat meat and mashed potatoes; cut our hair so folks won't hate us
Life is nuts enough just living here with you

Let's see who can be most boring.
You do the dishes, Honey, I'll start snoring.
Get a mower. Do some mowin'. Spend all morning just getting it goin'.
We'll show everyone in town we're not deranged
What say you and I get Normal for a change?

Chorus
What say you and I get Normal? It don't have to be that formal.
We'll just sit and watch TV like others do
We'll eat meat and mashed potatoes; cut our hair so folks won't hate us
Life is nuts enough just living here with you
Living here with you and Bobby McGoo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Normal (Martin Mull)
From: GUEST,Thomas Charles Belanger
Date: 14 Jul 14 - 02:12 PM

Martin Mull (Transcribed by Thomas Charles Belanger)

Why'd we have to get so hip, oh, why'd we have to take that trip, honey
You look dumb in dungarees & so do I; C'mon, go put on your nicest dress, and I'll put on my tie
Here's why……

I'm tired of rock and rollin', let's get married honey, let's go bowlin'
Throw away our pot & acid, spend the weekend at Lake Placid
Too hard to live in this town this strange
What say you and I get normal for a change
Chorus
What say you and I get normal, It don't have to be that formal
Just sit and watch TV like other do
We'll eat meat and mashed potatoes, cut our hair so folks don't hate us
Life is nuts enough just livin' here wichoo

Let's see who can be more borin', you do the dishes honey, I'll start snoring
Get a mower do some mowin' spend all morning gettin' it goin.
We'll show everyone in town we're not deranged
What say you and I get normal for a change

Chorus

Bridge
It's gonna change us honey sexually, from now on we'll just be once-a-weekers.
It's gonna change us darlin' even musically,
get our records in the mail, get a set of lousy speakers.

So if you'll beg my pardon, I'll go out and start a garden
It'll just be small potatoes, just some lettuce & tomatoes
And if either one comes up, we'll join the Grange
What say you and I get normal for a change.

Chorus

End with Bobby McGoo


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