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Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song

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Subject: The Washing Machine Song
From: GUEST,GRACE30@webtv.net
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 12:42 AM

Hi who ever reads this~I've been trying to find a song its about the old washing machine and the noises it makes I thought it was by John Hartford but I don't think thats right ~I went to a Bluegrass Festival years ago and saw a man I think was John ?? he was tall and skinny and could play all different instruments and he sang a song called Tall Buildings and he also sang about the steamboats on the Mississippi River ~If anyone knows who in the world I'm talking about please email me ~GRACE30@webtv.net thanks ~


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: GUEST,GRACE30
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 12:53 AM

Never mind I found it ~John Hartford Anthology Good Old Electrric Washing Machine~atleast I know I'm not losing it completely LOL Thanks anyways


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 04:30 PM

warning thread creep - isn't there a humourous song about falling in love at the launderette? I'd like to see the lyrics to that one.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 05:36 PM

Philippa - "around and around goes the washing machine" - Jeff Warner does it. The tune has often become firmly lodged in my head, but I never seem to pick up the words.

I'm one of those paranoid people who prefers not to publicly post people's e-mail addresses. If you don't have Jeff's e-mail address and would like to ask him, I'll send it to you if you e-mail me or send me a personal message.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 06:21 PM

If you have the lyrics, dammit, post 'em. John Hartford has gien us permission to include his work in DigiTrad, if you're worried about such things.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 06:37 PM

Dick, was that aimed at me? I don't know the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 06:42 PM

Jeri- I don't aim at anyone; just scattershoot.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: Vixen
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 08:23 AM

Well, I've got the lyrics to that and a whole bunch of others by him as well, but not here at work. I'll start typing sometime next week, when it's spring break.

V


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 04:30 PM

Philippa

You are thinking of 'Laundroloverette' by John Kirkpatrick on his Blue Balloon Album. If get round to it I'll get the record out and write the words down.

Captain Swing


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 11:33 PM

I also have one called "Launderland", which I thought was in the DT but isn't. It was actually co-written by myself and Sarah Lifton at Camp Harmony 1989. I was just trying to recall the words, and all I have is the first verse and chorus, and then my ginkgo ran out. It's based on Si Kahn's "Aragon Mill," but very loosely.

At the north end of town, half a block west of Grand
There's a faded old sign and it says "Launderland"
But there's no steam at all coming out of the vents
'Cause the washers all broke down, one just stole my 90 cents

(CHORUS)

And my closet is bare
And my hamper's full again
Tell me, what will I wear
Rinse and spin, rinse and spin

If I find the rest of the verses I'll post them, unless somebody asks me not to.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: GOOD OLD ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
From: Jeep man
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 11:56 AM

I found the words to this John Hartford gem in the DT, but I don't have the chords. I do have it on tape but I want to figure out that super work on the guitar. Jeep

(as always, talent impaired)


Click here for lots of John Hartford Lyrics


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: GOOD OLD ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 10:44 PM

I'll send a personal message to Harpgirl. She's our John Hartford expert.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: GOOD OLD ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
From: Jeep man
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 09:35 AM

Thanks, Joe. Jeep


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: GOOD OLD ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
From: harpgirl
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 10:40 AM

...I got your mail in the middle of the night, Joe. Too many bad dreams last night...anywho...this song isn't very tuneful. It is mostly washing machine sounds that John made with his mouth!!!! I can sing it, hum, it or play it over the telephone. I'm at the office so when I get home today I will work it out if no one else does and tell you what I think the chords are, jeepman. hg


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: GOOD OLD ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
From: Jeep man
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 02:55 PM

Thanks, HG. I think he is capoed on the fourth and playing in the E position. Is this G#? Jeep


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: GOOD OLD ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
From: Jeep man
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 11:44 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: GOOD OLD ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
From: GUEST,SharonA
Date: 26 Jun 01 - 11:40 AM

Couldn't find this in DT to look at the lyrics. Could you please post them? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: GOOD OLD ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Jun 01 - 11:55 AM

Sharon, HERE. There is no point in re posting lyrics, no need for hg to do all that typing again.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: GOOD OLD ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
From: GUEST,SharonA
Date: 26 Jun 01 - 01:33 PM

Thanks, Sorcha. I didn't realize it was in a thread already! (I'm still kinda new here!) Reminds me of my mother using — dare I say it? — a WRINGER washer aaaaaaauuuuuuuugggggghhhhhh


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Subject: Also melody -Washing Machine song
From: Greg Matthaey
Date: 14 Jul 02 - 06:06 PM

The song started something like " I sure do miss my old fashioned washing machine....." The chorus was" The hew one goes: MMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmm But the old one went: Clunka chunk clunka chunk.' I remember seeing it perhaps on Hee Haw about 40 years ago


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Also melody -Washing Machine song
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Jul 02 - 06:48 PM

The song you are referring to was written by John Hartford. CLICK HERE to find an audio clip.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Also melody -Washing Machine song
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Jul 02 - 06:51 PM

Damn! Blue clickie no workie! The song's on an album called RCA Country Legends: John Hartford. You can get a clip at Barnes & Noble.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: RTim
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 11:58 AM

Hi All,

Does anyone have the words for the John K. song - Laundroloverette?

I have a good friend here in the USA who has just bought a Laundrette! and I want to send him the words.

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 03:31 PM

Dave Paskett had a Washing machine song in the early seventies ! VERY Silly !


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: RTim
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 04:55 PM

Hi Leadfingers - I have that song on Dave's great LP - Pasketry.

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 06:19 PM

I KNEW I hadnt just imagined it ! Thanks !


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Subject: ADD: The Washing Line (Dave Paskett)
From: RTim
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 04:00 PM

Dave Paskett's song is actually the one below - and the whole album is wonderful.

Tim Radford

THE WASHING LINE
Dave Paskett from Pasketry 1979

'Twas on a windy morning, when I looked into the garden,
I share with the tenants from the flats below.
A woman from the ground floor, I hadn't seen around before,
Was pegging out the linen, pegging out the linen,
Pegging out the linen, On the Washing Line.

Well hanging with her undies, there were nappies by the hundreds,
There were dresses, there were blouses, but trousers there were none.
I was quite relieved to see, a single parent family,
Was pegging out the linen, pegging out the linen,
Pegging out the linen, Leaving room for me.

While stretching up to hang her sheets, her shapely body looked a treat,
Set me heart a beating faster when she catched me eye.
She smiled at me so neighbourly, to show me hospitality,
I asked her in for coffee, I asked her in for coffee,
I asked her in for coffee, and then did say.
'If you want some change to stick in the meter
Or you need a baby sitter,
I'll be pleased to see you anytime night or day,
If you want to use my telephone or have a temporary loan
Of sugar, if you ever run out, of sugar if you ever run out,
Of sugar if you ever want some sugar, call on me.'

Well every day she came up to my flat, to borrow this or that,
Bringing bowls of sugar back at a lump at a time.
I said 'You call so frequently, you might as well be sleeping with me,'
She said, 'I thought you'd never ask,'
She said, 'I thought you'd never ask,'
'I'll get the baby and move in right away.'

Well now the shirts and trousers, intertwine with skirts and blouses,
To remind the nosy neighbours, that there's something in the wind,
Something in the weather, that'll fling your clothes together.
When you're pegging out the linen, pegging out the linen,
Pegging out the linen, On the Washing Line.

Pegging out the linen, pegging out the linen,
Pegging out the linen, On the Washing Line.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:29 PM

Jeff Henry from Southampton sings the Dave Paskett song!

John Kirkpatrick sang Laundroloverette when he guested at Haddenham last November.

Jeff Warner is guesting at Haddenham on 5 June.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: open mike
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:55 PM

here is a video for John Hartford's Washing Machine song...
it has a girl (whose clothes must all be in the machine)
so you have to be over 18 to watch it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kchV7-sAcI


the lyrics are posted in this thread
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30961&messages=107


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 12:49 PM

Please see my post on Country Tabs per below:


http://www.countrytabs.com/tablature/John_Hartford/Old_Electric_Washing_Machine_Chord_48009/


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 10:45 PM

Thanks for posting the lyrics, RTim, even if it was three months ago.

It is refreshing to find a folk song where the baby is an accepted member of the group. It's a nice change from all those dreary ballads where the guy deserts the girl because she's pregnant.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: open mike
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 05:14 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kchV7-sAcI

I believe John also wrote and sang "Gentle on my mind" which is on the flip side of this record. I remember him singing it on the Glen Campbell Show years ago. Glen redid the song and it hit the charts. I still have the John Hartford record around somewhere which I bought years ago for a couple of cents at a local county fair. A local radio station used to bring all their records there they did not want and spread them out on a large table for sale. Those were the days.

(i was thinking about another song which includes a wash. mach.
Jackson Browne's song that says "Baby's feeling funny in the morning,
she has a hard time getting into her jeans, la la la la la la
next thing i know she was all moved in and i was buying her a
washing machine..." at first i thought the lyrics were about him
haveing a hard time getting into her jeans, and then i realized that was not the case!!)


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Subject: LYR ADD: Old Electric Washing Machine, circa 1943
From: pdq
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 05:31 PM

Old Electric Washing Machine Circa 1943
                                                                        ~John Hartford


Well I sure do miss that good old electric washing machine
The one that we ain't got around here no more
And I sure do miss that big round tub and them stompin', swingin' sounds
And I miss them groovy puddles on the floor
The new one just sits there in all its glory on Monday morning
Way over in the corner of the basement going (hummmmmmm)
But the old one went....( weird mouth sounds)

Well I cry when I when I see that
Brand new automatic washing machine
'Cause I'm sentimental for the old machine still yet
'Cause the old one really looks like a real live washing machine
But the new one just looks more like a television set

The new one just sits there a going...(hummmmmm)
But the old one went ......(weird mouth sounds)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 08:36 PM

Old Electric Washing Machine Circa 1943
(John Hartford)
From: Me Oh My How Times Does Fly
Lyrics from: harpgirl
Transcribed by: Verne Garrison
Banjo tuned E, Capo3, Key of E


       E                                     A
Well I sure do miss that good old electric washing machine
       E                               A
The one that we ain't got around here no more
       E                              
And I sure do miss that big round tub and them stompin, swinging sounds
                                     A
And I miss them groovy puddles on the floor
Spoken:
(The new one just sits there in all it's glory on Monday morninga|
Way over in the corner of the basement going (hummmmmmm)i.
But the old one went....( weird mouth sounds),a

      E                     
Well I cry when I when I see that
       B7             A      E
Brand new automatic washing machine
         E                                  A
Cuz I'm sentimental for the old machine still yet
          E                                           B7
Cuz the old one really looks like a real live washing machine
       E                      A                  E
But the new one just looks more like a television set
Spoken:
The new one just sits there a going...(hummmmmm)
But the old one went ......(weird mouth sounds)
          E                                  A
Tag:***** Call the Maytag Man if he is still in business,
                     E
********Note added by Lake Fork Verne


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Washing Machine Song
From: reggie miles
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 10:37 PM

I'll admit that it's a hard song to offer because of all of the sound effects but I've always enjoyed, The Detergents 1965 song, "Leader of the Laundromat" written as a parody of the popular song by the Shangri-las, "Leader of the Pack"

[Is he really goin' out with 'er? I don't know. Look, here he comes now. Let's ask 'im.
{piano chord}
Hey, Murray, is it true Betty's wearin' your ring? Uh-huh.
{piano chord}
Who's that bangin' on the piano? I don't know. You goin' out with
her tonight? You bet yer fur. By the way, where'd ya meet her? ]

I met her one day at the Laundromat.
[She turned around and smiled at me, ya get the picture? Yes, we see.]
And that's when I fell in love with the Leader of the Laundromat

{sound of washing machine running}

My folks were always putting her down (down, down)
Because her laundry came back brown (brown, brown)
I don't care if they think she's bad
I fell in love cuz she looked so sad
I got a date tonight with the Leader of the Laundromat

{washing machine runs, sputters, and stalls}
[Dang it!!]

My dad said "Find a laundry that's new" (find a laundry that's new)
How can I tell my baby we're through (tell my baby we're through)
Gotta drive right into town
I don't care if my shirts are brown
I got a date tonight with the Leader of the Laundromat

{washing machine runs, sputters, and stalls}
[Dang it!!]

[When I finally got there, I told her it was all over between us.
I'll never forget the hurt and the funny look in her eye.
She grabbed my laundry and ran into the street,
directly into the path of a runaway garbage truck.
I yelled "watch out !, watch out !, watch out !, watch out !, watch ou-u-t !"

{screeching brakes, crash, sound of breaking glass and falling metal parts}
[Dang it!!]

I felt so messy standing there (messy standing there)
My daddy's shorts were everywhere (daddy's shorts were everywhere)
Tenderly I kissed her goodbye
Picked up my clothes, they were finally dry
But I won't forget you, oh Leader of the Laundromat

{washing machine finally runs smoothly}

(oh-oh-oh-oh)
{piano chord}
(ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
{piano chord}

[Who's that bangin' on the piano?
I don't know.]


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