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darcy@roadrunner.com 26 May 97 - 08:10 PM
Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us 29 May 97 - 05:32 PM
Peter Timmerman 31 May 97 - 01:36 PM
Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us 03 Jun 97 - 05:19 PM
Peter Timmerman 03 Jun 97 - 05:51 PM
GUEST,The Evil Avator 19 Jan 04 - 04:11 AM
ced2 19 Jan 04 - 04:25 AM
Leadfingers 19 Jan 04 - 06:49 AM
Joe_F 19 Jan 04 - 06:11 PM
Q 19 Jan 04 - 09:00 PM
GUEST,Guest 09 Feb 04 - 03:21 PM
GUEST 02 Dec 04 - 08:58 PM
GUEST,sspackma@yahoo.com 22 Jan 05 - 04:25 PM
GUEST 16 Apr 06 - 04:14 PM
Marc 16 Apr 06 - 05:27 PM
The Fooles Troupe 16 Apr 06 - 08:57 PM
GUEST,preschooler mom 06 Jun 07 - 10:52 AM
GUEST,BB 22 Feb 08 - 02:22 PM
GUEST,learned this years ago 27 Apr 08 - 12:42 AM
GUEST 02 Jul 08 - 09:04 AM
SINSULL 02 Jul 08 - 10:00 AM
GUEST,Guest 14 Jul 08 - 08:16 PM
GUEST 15 Aug 08 - 11:32 PM
GUEST,John from Nashville 18 Oct 08 - 02:31 PM
GUEST,Oops 18 Oct 08 - 02:34 PM
GUEST,-Anna 20 Jan 09 - 09:08 PM
GUEST,John Child 15 Oct 09 - 11:30 PM
GUEST,Jennifer 23 Jun 10 - 08:24 PM
GUEST,Avery 15 May 11 - 04:41 PM
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Subject: Fine Feathered Friends
From: darcy@roadrunner.com
Date: 26 May 97 - 08:10 PM

Hi, I'm looking for the rest of the lyrics to an old WWII song. What I remember is:

Be kind to your fine feathered friends, For that duck may be somebody's mother. Be kind to your friends in the swamp, Where the weather is cold and damp.

I think there was something else about an alligator, also. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us
Date: 29 May 97 - 05:32 PM

It's in the DT as "Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends". In my younger days we used to sing,

"...Where the weather is cold and damp.
Well you may think that this is the end,
And it is."

Not to digress or anything, but there was another parody of "The Stars and Stripes Forever" that ended equally abruptly:

Three cheers for Jones Junior High!
It's the best junior high in Toledo.
It's colors are purple and white--
(Spoken) Purple is for loyalty and white is for the fight fight fight!
For Jones Junior High I would die, bang!

The bang was accompanied by a shooting-yourself-in-the-head gesture. This was actually the end of a long, complicated narrative song that started

Alice, where are you going?
--Upstairs to take a bath.
Alice with legs like toothpicks
And a neck like a giraffe.

Fortunately, I forget the rest.


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: Peter Timmerman
Date: 31 May 97 - 01:36 PM

Dear Jerry, Did you go to Jones Junior High? Is this for real? I mean, when the Jones Junior High School Marching Band went out on the field at half time, did they shoot themselves and lie around littering the 50 yard line? When is the next game? Yours, Peter


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: Jerry Friedman, jfriedman@nnm.cc.nm.us
Date: 03 Jun 97 - 05:19 PM

Peter, if you're going to make fun of me, do it for mistyping "Its". I hang my head, I is covered with rue.

I didn't go to Jones Junior High. If memory serves, this song is from a summer camp my brother and sister went to and was in honor of a counselor who went to J. J. H. S. The picture of the suicidal band is appealing, though.


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: Peter Timmerman
Date: 03 Jun 97 - 05:51 PM

I wasn't making fun (well, maybe a bit). I was hoping it was a real school song, or a close parody. I loved it, and hope that some graduate second trombone may sometime wander wounded over this site and give us more. Yours, Peter


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,The Evil Avator
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 04:11 AM

Alice in the bathtub.
Alice pulled the plug.
Oh my goodness! Oh my soul!
There goes Alice down the hole!

That Alice is awfully thin.


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: ced2
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 04:25 AM

Be kind to your web footed friends,
For that duck may be somebody's mother.
She lives all alone in the swamp,
Where the weather is cold and damp;
      (to Rhyme with Swamp),
Now You may think that this is the end,
Well it is but to show that I'm a liar,
I'm going to sing it again,
But this time I'm going to sing it higher.

Repeated until one could squeak no higher!!


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 06:49 AM

The final song at The Brewery Tap sessions at Brentford every Friday
and Sunday evenings , usually led with great gusto by the Wonderful Steve Benbow.


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: Joe_F
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 06:11 PM

Three cheers for Jones Junior High!
It's the best junior high in Toledo.
Our colors are brown, brown, and brown.
It's the best junior high in town.

Heard in California in the 1950s.


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: Q
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 09:00 PM

Now you may think this is the end-


Well it is


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Subject: RE: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 03:21 PM

Hello,

I was searching for lyrics and found myself here...

What I was looking for was the Alice, where are you going, lyrics.

While I am here, let me tell you how I remember learning the last part... (and, I never learned it as part of a Jones Jr. High song, although I did go to a Jones Jr. High in Hartford, CT)

Alice fell in the bathtub,
Alice forgot the plug,
Oh, my goodness, Oh, my soul,
there goes Alice down the hole,
Glub, Glub, Glub


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 08:58 PM

Alice, where are you going?
Upstairs to take a bath.
Alice, with legs like toothpicks,
and a neck like a giraffe.

Alice, jump in the bathtub *Splash!*
Alice, pull out the plug *Gloop!*

Oh my goodness, oh my soul!
There goes Alice down that hole!

To the sewer, sewer, sewer
Now the sewer
runs Three Blocks
North-East
of Jones Junior High...

Three cheers for Jones Junior High!
It's the best Junior High in Toledo!
Its colors are purple and white!
Purple stands for loyalty and white stands for
Fight! Fight! Fight!
For Jones Junior High, I would Die! *Bang!*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends / Jones Jr Hig
From: GUEST,sspackma@yahoo.com
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 04:25 PM

Jones Jr High! I know that song as well, but slightly different as described above. Has anyone heard it this way:

Three cheers for the Jones Jr. High
It's the best Jr. High in Toledo
It's colors are Red White and Blue,
And it's motto is "I love you"

Two cheers for the Smith Jr. High
It's the second best Jr. High in Toledo
It's colors are Red Blue and White,
And it's motto is "Fight Fight Fight"

One cheer for the Brown Jr. High
It's the worst best Jr. High in Toledo
It's colors are Brown Brown and Brown,
It's the lousiest school in town.

At least, that's the way it was always sung to me...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 04:14 PM

Alice, where are you going?
Upstairs to take a bath.
Alice with legs like toothpicks
And a neck like a giraffe.
alice
stepped into the bath tub
pulled out the plug
oh my goodness
oh my grace
there goes alice down the hole
(or something like that.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: Marc
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 05:27 PM

Be Kind to your webbed footed friends
for a duck might be somebodies mother
Be kind to your friends in the swamp
where the water is very damp

Be kind to the camel in the zoo
for his hump might be hiding your brother
--------------?????????????
-------------?????????????

Won't you be so kind to the monster mash
The Monster mash!
the monster mash

Won't you be so kind to the purple people eaters
purple people eaters
Won't you be so kind when daddy spanks you
won't you be so kind when teacher thanks you
won't you be so kind, so kind, so kind, so kind, so kind, SO KIND

Be kind to your(Back to top)

the second half (Won't you be so kind to the monster mash) is the "dogfight" or low brass section on the march


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 Apr 06 - 08:57 PM

Be Kind to your webbed footed friends.
for a duck might be somebodies mother,
Who lives all alone in the swamp,
Where the reeds grow tall and free, (or strong)
Now You might think this seems the end,
Well it is!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,preschooler mom
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 10:52 AM

Mama, where are you going?
Upstairs to take a bath.
Mama, your arms are toothpicks,
Your necks like a giraffe.
Mama stepped in the bathtub
Pulled out the plug...
Oh my goodness, oh my soul
There goes mama down the hole
wooooooooooooooooo

Then Daddy.
Then Granny.

Kids LOVE the bathroom song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,BB
Date: 22 Feb 08 - 02:22 PM

This is how I heard it:

Liza, where are you going,
upstairs to take a bath.
Liza, legs like toothpicks
and a neck like a giraffe,raffe,raffe,raffe,raffe.
Liza, stepped in the bath tub,
slipped on a bar of soap
Oh no bless my soul,
There goes Liza down the hole
shshshshshlup

Thanks for the other variants.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,learned this years ago
Date: 27 Apr 08 - 12:42 AM

It was always taught to me like

Alice where are you going?
Upstairs to take a bath.
Alice with legs like toothpicks,
and a neck like a giraffe.

Alice fell in the bathtub,
pulled out the plug and said
"Oh My Goodness",
"Oh My Soul",

There goes Alice down the hole!!

Alice where are you going *glup, glup glup*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 09:04 AM

In the UK, back in 1985, we used to sing at Brownies (girl scout)camp:

be kind2 ur webbed footed friends
4a duck may be somebodys mother
all alone in the swamp
where its always cold and damp
u may think that this is the end
but to tell u the truth im a liar
we sing this thru once again
but this time lets sing a little higher.

(repeat until bored or insane - until the last verse where it says
you may think that this is the end
And in this case you're right.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 10:00 AM

Well if you think that this is the end
You're wrong for there's still another chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 08:16 PM

I remember this as:

Fannie Mae, where are you going?
Upstairs to take a bath.
Fannie Mae's legs are like toothpicks,
Her neck like a giraffe.
Fannie Mae stepped in the bathtub.
Fannie Mae pulled out the plug.
Oh my goodness, Oh my soul!
There goes Fannie Mae down that hole!
Fannie Mae! Fannie Mae!
-----Glub!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 11:32 PM

I have often heard the TUNE, and decided to see if I could find the REAL words...You mean to tell me, those ARE the real ones?
What a disappointment ! "JP" Vancouver Island, BC, Canada


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,John from Nashville
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 02:31 PM

Here's the definitive version:

Be kind to your web-footed friends
For a duck may be somebody's mother
Be kind to your friends in the swamp
Where the water is very damp (rhymes with swamp)

Be kind to the camel in the zoo
For his hump may be hiding your brother
Be kind to the tiger and the monk
And we will let you smell our favorite: The skunk!

Be kind to the monster mash, the monster mash!
Won't you be so kind to the purple people eater, purple people eater
Won't you be so kind to all the people who come here from outer spaces
Won't you be so kind to all your shoesies and to all your shoesies' laces
Won't you be so kind when teacher thanks you
Won't you be so kind when Daddy spanks you
Won't you be so kind, so kind, so kind, so kind, so kind, so kind, so kind… SO KIND!



*On the 3rd iteration, you can either end with "SO KIND!" or you can sing the first verse one last time (the one ending with "Where the water is very damp" and then sing:

You may think that this is the end
Well, it is! (Abrupt ending)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,Oops
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 02:34 PM

At the end of "SO KIND!" I meant to put:

--REPEAT--

But it disappeared for some reason. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,-Anna
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 09:08 PM

Be kind to your fine feathered friends
For a duck maybe somebody's mother
she lives where its dark with no lamps
it is cold and so damp
      ------------OR-------------
be kind to the camel in the zoo
for he may be hiding your sister
and then if he spits on you
You'll say "That wasn'y very nice mister"

You may think that this is the end,
But to tell you the truth im a liar
I will sing it again
And this time maybe even higher

When I was a kid, this is how my mom sang it to me, and I loved it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,John Child
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 11:30 PM

my mom taught us the alice song, but i heard it with something to the effect of

bumpay where are you going?
upstairs to take a bath
bumpay thin as a toothpick, with a head just like a tack
bumpay fell in the water, and floated to near the drain
oh my goodness oh my oh! bumpey just went down that hole!

i searched google quite a bit, but can only find the allice one. anyone know what I'm talking about?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,Jennifer
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 08:24 PM

I learned the song with the name Annabelle and not the name Alice. This is the way that I learned it:

Annabelle, where are you going?
Upstairs to take a bath,
Annabelle, your legs are like two toothpicks
Annabelle, you neck is like a girrafe
Annabelle, pull out the stopper
Annabelle, please drain the bath
OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY SOAL, THERE GOES ANNABELL DOWN THAT HOLE!
ANNABELLE, ANNABELLE, glug.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Feathered Friends
From: GUEST,Avery
Date: 15 May 11 - 04:41 PM

Annabelle where are you going
Upstairs to take a bath
Your legs are like two toothpicks
Your necks like a giraffe
Annabelle pull up the stopper
Annabelle look down the drain

OH MY GOODNESS
OH MY SOUL
THERE GOES ANNABELLE DOWN THE HOLE
ANNABELL ANNABELL

glug


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