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Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)

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ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?


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Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis ad lib (5)
Lyr Req: Are you lonesome tonight---parody (31)
Lyr Add: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody) (13)
lonesome touch - gaelic translation (2)


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Are You Lonesome Tonight?


Murray MacLeod 27 Mar 00 - 11:02 AM
Kara 27 Mar 00 - 03:52 PM
Murray MacLeod 27 Mar 00 - 04:09 PM
Kara 27 Mar 00 - 04:11 PM
GUEST 27 Mar 00 - 04:12 PM
Grab 28 Mar 00 - 07:52 AM
kendall 28 Mar 00 - 08:08 AM
W y s i w y G ! 28 Mar 00 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 28 Mar 00 - 09:41 AM
Murray MacLeod 28 Mar 00 - 11:27 AM
High and Lonesome 28 Mar 00 - 01:56 PM
GUEST,Phil Cooper 28 Mar 00 - 02:59 PM
Murray MacLeod 28 Mar 00 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 29 Mar 00 - 08:37 AM
Jim Krause 29 Mar 00 - 03:01 PM
High and Lonesome 03 Apr 00 - 02:22 PM
GUEST,dick greenhaus 03 Apr 00 - 02:33 PM
SeanM 03 Apr 00 - 02:46 PM
Lonesome EJ 03 Apr 00 - 03:43 PM
Easy Rider 04 Apr 00 - 11:23 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 04 Apr 00 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Elvis 04 Apr 00 - 11:52 AM
High and Lonesome 04 Apr 00 - 07:30 PM
John in Brisbane 04 Apr 00 - 11:24 PM
fox4zero 05 Apr 00 - 01:33 AM
John in Brisbane 05 Apr 00 - 03:00 AM
fox4zero 05 Apr 00 - 12:21 PM
fox4zero 05 Apr 00 - 12:27 PM
Fortunato 06 Apr 00 - 10:35 AM
fox4zero 06 Apr 00 - 11:40 AM
Murray MacLeod 11 Apr 00 - 09:13 PM
masato sakurai 19 Oct 02 - 12:05 PM
Genie 21 Oct 02 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,Boab 22 Oct 02 - 04:04 AM
Venthony 22 Oct 02 - 04:27 AM
Steve-o 22 Oct 02 - 01:37 PM
GUEST,Guest 22 Oct 02 - 09:56 PM
Murray MacLeod 23 Oct 02 - 07:28 AM
Steve-o 23 Oct 02 - 12:32 PM
Jim Dixon 23 Nov 03 - 11:28 PM
a gud ole bwoy 24 Nov 03 - 11:48 AM
GUEST,HiHo_Silver 24 Nov 03 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,David Neale 15 Feb 05 - 02:48 PM
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Subject: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 11:02 AM

Earlier this month I heard Scottish entertainer Alex Beaton sing a hilarious parody of Are You Lonesome Tonight at a Highland Games in South Florida. Does anyone know the lyrics to this? I have checked his website but he doesn't seem to have recorded it.

The only lines I remember are the last two:

"Are you frightened to yawn, 'cos your teeth are all gone

It's no wonder you're lonesome tonight"

Murray


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Kara
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 03:52 PM

Cats don't know much about elvis even his parodies


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 04:09 PM

Elvis ? Elvis? The recording I know is by the Carter Family. Who is Elvis?


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Kara
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 04:11 PM

He was a verynice young man.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 04:12 PM

Some dark-haired dude who got himself cloned all over the place, Murray.

I'm watching this thread hoping that someone will have the lyrics.

Sophocleese


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Grab
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 07:52 AM

Who needs Dolly the Sheep, when there's dozens of Elvises (Elvi?) around? You could use them for medical research, and no-one would notice. They've all changed their names anyway, so technically they could all be the same person...

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: kendall
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 08:08 AM

never could understand that cow eyed geek being so popular.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 08:51 AM

There are Red Elvises, go Search and you'll see.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 09:41 AM

To get back to the thread...I only know the first lines
Are you lonesome tonight?
Are your corsets too tight?
Brit comedian (?) Freddie Starr who likes to do an Elvis impression does this, I think, (he also likes doing Hitler, go figure....)
RtS


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 11:27 AM

Kendall, I think you must be referring to Elvos Costello


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: High and Lonesome
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 01:56 PM

Even Elvis himself, to his credit, did a parody of "Are You Lonesome Tonight" off the cuff, I believe. His lyrics went something like this:

Do you sit in your parlor and wish I were there?
Do you look at your bald head and wish you had hair?
Oh, dear are you lonesome tonight?

While it's great fun to trash Elvis, if you listen to the early stuff he did (interestingly, all before he entered the army) you'll find that he had a whole lot going on. Many of the best folk singers working today are borrowing more from Elvis than they are from, say, Pete Seeger.

Oh dear, have I committed some sacrilege?


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (Homer & Jethro)
From: GUEST,Phil Cooper
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 02:59 PM

my singing partner, Margaret Nelson, sings sometimes a parody of "lonesome" that she thinks Homer & Jethro did.

Are you lonesome tonight? If you are, serves you right,
I'm so lucky I've lost you at last,
I can still hear you roar wash the dishes clean the floor,
And then, clean up the glass.
You took me for a boatride, I had to swim back,
Darling I never thought, I'd get out of that sack.
So, I'll miss you my pet, every chance that I get.
And that's why you're lonesome tonight.

probably not Alex Beaton's version, but a good one none the less. Phil Cooper

(line breaks added by a Joe clone)


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 03:23 PM

Nice one, Phil. I have sent an email to Alex Beaton asking him for his lyrics, and I will post them when (if) I receive them.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 08:37 AM

Tho' I only really dug Elvis in the 50's and find the white jump suit era (especially popular with the impersontors) hilarious, I will point out that today's press repors he's beaten Bart Simpson to be Icon of the Century (which century I'm not sure). Ay Caramba.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Jim Krause
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 03:01 PM

Phil Cooper, yes, that is Homer & Jethro. I laughed til I cried when I was a kid listening to them. And I'm old enough to remember the Elvis recording. That made the H &J parody all the funnier.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: High and Lonesome
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 02:22 PM

Who are Homer and Jethro? Sounds like characters from the Beverly Hillbillies.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,dick greenhaus
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 02:33 PM

HOmer and Jethro were a pair of country singers who parodied popular country (and other) songs. They later described themselves as "sort of Stone Age Smothers Brothers" After Homer died, Jethro made a second career of being an extremely fiine country mandolinist.

(You can get a recording of their hits from Camsco, and you can see some of their lyrics in DigiTrad.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: SeanM
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 02:46 PM

The little known Val Kilmer flick "Top Secret" (think spy movies combined with '50s beach films and then fed through the "Airplane!" creative team at its height) contained a bizzare "Lonesome" parody. Don't remember all the words, but it was done as a commercial jingle for Macy's. What little I remember of it went...

Are you lonesome, tonight?
Is your kitchen a fright?
Does your sink back up onto the floor?

etc., continuing to the crescendo of

Shop at Macy's, and love me... tonight!

Very weird.

M


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 03:43 PM

Elvis didn't do much. Just

1) Introduced blues, rockabilly and gospel to their first mass audience.

2)Set the standard for guitar as THE pre-eminent rocknroll instrument.

3)Made an icon of his own voice, one that has been emulated by everyone from Paul McCartney to Phil Ochs.

It is easy to view him in terms of the self-parody he became in the Vegas years. See the 1968 Elvis Live Television special(the famous "comeback" show) to get an idea of the raw talent he possessed as a singer and guitarist.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Easy Rider
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 11:23 AM

Lonesome:

You are right, on your three points, about Elvis Presley, except for one thing:

He was NOT a great guitarist. The guitar was a stage prop. He had a session man, in his band, who played the real guitar parts.

Elvis had a wonderful, sexy voice; he was a crooner. He said that his singing idol was Dean Martin. I remember his first appearances, on the Ed Sullivan show and in his very early movies. He was mesmerizing.

It's fun to parody him, but we should also remember the contribution he made to our popular music.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 11:40 AM

Scotty Moore was the guitarist on those great '50s sides ( and, yes, I still sing "Blue suede shoes" and "One night" when the drink takes me! But I still prefer to remember him from then rather than from the Las Vegas years,just a personal preference, just as I prefer Big Momma Thornton's version of "Hound Dog". Just think, if he'd lived he'd be Elvis the Hip Replacement, rather than Elvis the Pelvis, by now.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,Elvis
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 11:52 AM

Thangyou verrymuch evryboddy!

The King


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: High and Lonesome
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 07:30 PM

Lonesome EJ:

From one lonesome to another, as much as I like Elvis, I don't agree that he introduced the blues to its first mass audience, for two reasons: Elvis never really sang the blues (the jump blues, maybe, but not really the blues) and secondly, there were blues artists (and especially jump blues artists) who were very popular well before Elvis reared his head (if that's what he did). Think Louis Jordan.

What Elvis did, rather, was show that it was okay for a white man to sing like that. (Or that it wasn't okay, but was excitingly rebellious.) A lesser accomplishment, but I'll grant you an accomplishment all the same.

Had Elvis been black, he wouldn't have been nearly the phenomenon that he was.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 11:24 PM

As I recall 'Are Yoy Lonesome..' was written about 50 years before Presley recorded it. My memory says 1924 - that gives us about 75 years of potential parodies. I've enjoyed the ones that I've seen in this thread. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: fox4zero
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 01:33 AM

If anyone is interested in the original thread...One of my patients, who is in her 70's sang a parody to me of Are You Lonesome Tonight a few years ago. It was somewhat humorous and was about a real murder committed by head trauma. The parody mentioned the name of the victim. She wrote the entire lyric out for me....but I haven't seen it for a few years. I'll try to find it under the piles, or call her to get another copy.

Luv Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 03:00 AM

Larry, when you say that you're going back to look 'under the piles' I was left in no doubt as to the type of treatment you were providinbg for your patient. Under these circumstances I would commend your ardour in the folk collection process. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: fox4zero
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 12:21 PM

John in Brisbane....piles of paper. Which reminds me of a WWII joke about GI's receiving rifle nomenclature training from a Brit Seargent. "This 'ere part of the rifle is the stock and it used to be made of a very 'ard wood named "ickory". GI: You mean Hickory, don't you Sarge?". Seargent: Yes... Hickory. But then we couldn't get any more Hickory, so we made it out of a very 'ard wood called...Hash." GI:"You mean Ash, don't you, Sarge?" Seargent: Yes... Ash. But then we couldn't get no more....Ash, so we used another very 'ard wood called Lignem Vitae, which is used to make Piles for Peers, and I don't mean 'emorrhoids for the Aristocracy!" For the record John, I was a dermatologist. Regards Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: fox4zero
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 12:27 PM

John- Spelling error which almost destroys the punchline....."Piles for PIERS, not 'emorrhoids for the Aristocracy". Regards agin..Larry


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Fortunato
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 10:35 AM

It is blasphemy to mention THE KING and swollen anal tissue in the same thread.

A plague of proctologists upon you.
Cheers, Fortunato


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: fox4zero
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 11:40 AM

Fortunato--please accept my sincerest apology for the aforementioned callous blastphemy. I will do five Hail Elvis's in atonement. You are a funny guy.

Luv, Larry


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (Alex Beaton)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 11 Apr 00 - 09:13 PM

This is the parody that Alex Beaton sings:

Are you lonesome tonight?
Is your brassiere too tight?
Are your corsets all falling apart?
Does your big flabby chest wear two holes in your vest?
Does your spar tire reach up to your heart?
Are your stockings all laddered?
Are your shoes wearing thin?
Are your knickers held up with a big safety pin?
Are you frightened to yawn
'cause your teeth have all gone?
It's no wonder you're lonesome tonight


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: masato sakurai
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:05 PM

This is not a parody, but the original, which has a verse. I didn't think that it was a woman's song. From THIS SITE.

Are You Lonesome Tonight? [mp3]
Performed by: Vaughn DeLeath (The Radio Girl), Bill Regis
Composed by: Roy Turk & Lou Handman
Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix Number: 11734-B-2-1
Release Number: 52044-L
Recording Date: 1927
Release Date: 1927

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Genie
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 11:57 AM

Not long before his untimely death, Elvis Presley was playing Las Vegas and in the middle of this song, he noticed "...two bald-headed men..." sitting together in the audience.  On impulse, he changed
"...Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?  Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there..."
to
"...Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?  Do you gaze at your bald head and wish you had hair...".
This cracked him up so much (possibly enhanced by his prescription drugs) that he could not stop laughing, for the nearly 2 minutes left of the song!


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 04:04 AM

An old [long gone ] folk comedian called Wullie McCulloch who specialised in comic monologues used to do a thing called "Wee Hughie's Funeral". The rigmarole climaxed in the parlour of the widow, and one of the guests was heard to sing for the benefit of the grieving spouse "Are you Lonesome Tonight?"


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Venthony
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 04:27 AM

Stop the music, stop the music!

Jethro Burns was NOT a "country" mandolinist, in the sense I think you were using the word.

Certainly, being a native southerner, (though he spent almost all of his professional life in Chicago when not on the road) he had a rural accent and disposition. But he was a jazzer all the way, and a very fine one.

Ya know, the people on this site don't listen to nearly enough vinyl.

For further information, type the name "Steve Goodman" into your browser.

And Homer was no slouch either. He only know one set of barre chords -- ALL of them.

Tony


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Steve-o
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 01:37 PM

THANK YOU Lonesome EJ for setting these folks straight! Everyone has favorites and singers/musicians they can't stand, but what we are talking about here is the single most important musical figure of the 20th Century in America, no matter what your preferences. And by the way, Easy Rider, Elvis was quite a passable guitar player on rhythm- of course, the tasty leads were all Scotty Moore. Check out the last concert he did before he fell apart- it was "in the round", he was dressed all in black and surrounded by his side-men, and he was utterly superb, including his guitar playing. Back to the thread, I love Alex Beaton, and hope someone is able to track down the parody lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 09:56 PM

I know a parody to "Are You Lonesome Tonight" that I have not seen in your postings yet. I will start it and if anyone is interested, I will finish.
Are you lonesome tonight, does your tummy feel tight.
Did you take your Mylanta and Tums,
Does your memory sway to a bright sunny day,
When you had all your teeth and your gums.
I s your hair line receding, are your eyes growing dim,
Hysterectomy for her and its prostate for him.
If your back gives you pain and your knees predict rain.
Tell me dear are you lonesome tonight.

And by the way, Elvis was the greatest when he was young, he had so much talent.

Thanks for listening.


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 07:28 AM

Steve, I thought I had tracked down Alex Beaton's parody lyrics and posted them about eight messages back.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Steve-o
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 12:32 PM

Sorry, Murray...guess I just skipped by it. There's not enough- I want more verses! I went to an Alex Beaton concert here in L.A. a couple of years ago and absolutely loved him- haven't seen him around here since. Luckily, I bought the tapes, though.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? (Homer & Jethro
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Nov 03 - 11:28 PM

Here's the complete Homer & Jethro version. There's a long section of spoken dialogue in the middle. I transcribed it from a sound file at http://www.geocities.com/u2page5/

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
(As recorded by Homer & Jethro, 1961)

Are you lonesome tonight?
If you are, serves you right.
I'm so happy you left me at last.
I can still hear you roar,
"Make the beds. Mop the floor.
Do the laundry and then mow the grass."
You took me for a boat ride. I had to swim back.
Darling, I thought I'd never get out of that sack.
Should you fly back again,
Park your broom and come in.
Darling, that's why you're lonesome tonight.

SPOKEN:
JETHRO: Shortspeare once said, "All the world's a stage." It ain't much of a line, but if it's good enough for Elvis, it's good enough for us. Act One.
FEMALE VOICE: You took me home to meet your folks, and I can still hear your father whispering, "Son, that gal's cross-eyed, knock-kneed, strange-headed, buck-toothed..." and all you said was...
HOMER: Oh, paw, you don't have to whisper. She's deaf, too.
J: Act Two.
F: Our engagement lasted ten years 'cause I wouldn't marry you when you was drunk.
H: Yeah, an' I wouldn't marry you when I was sober.
J: Act Three.
F: Only romantic thing you ever said to me was that I creeped into your heart, an' I creeped into your brain, creeped into your mind...
H: No, all I ever said was that you was the biggest creep I'd ever seen.
J: Act Four.
F: We finally settled down in our little honeymoon cottage an' ever' Friday night, our friends an' neighbors would come over to watch the fight.
H: Yeah, we didn't even have a TV set, but we had a fight ever' Friday. One night I blacked your eyes, broke your nose, an' knocked your teeth out an' you got chicken an' called the cops.
F: You told 'em not to believe a word I said 'cause I's punch-drunk.

So I'll miss you, my pet,
Every chance that I get.
Darling, that's why you're lonesome tonight.
(But I won't be fer long.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: a gud ole bwoy
Date: 24 Nov 03 - 11:48 AM

Well now, Guest guest, I recon thut yur version is a good un and so du the folks that me and my missus sings it to. That dunt seem like anyone else is interestid though does it. Alan the insurance man who lives near Luton(UK)give in me und i've bin singin it round the village halls ever since 'cos folk cun see themselves in the words kent they.
Ar well bettur goo and get summat redy for the old cows tea, no, no, the wifes havin pleasant phesant pie same as me!!
cherio.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (parody)
From: GUEST,HiHo_Silver
Date: 24 Nov 03 - 07:32 PM

FOR WHAT ITS WORTH:
Here is lyrics sang to the melody of Are you lonesome tonight entitled

SENIOR'S LAMENT

Are you lonesome tonight
Does your tummy feel tight
Did you bring your Mylanta and Tums
Does your memory stray
To that bright sunny day
When you had all your teeth in your gums.

Is your hairline receding
Your eyes growing dim
Hysterectomy for her
And it's prostate for him
Does your back give you pain
Does your knees predict rain
Tell me dear are you lonesome tonight

Is your blood pressure up
Good cholesterol down
Are you eating your low-fat cuisine
All that oat bran and fruit
Metamucil to boot
Helps you run like a well-oiled machine

If it's football or baseball
He sure knows the score
Yes he knows where it's at
But forgets what it's for
So your gall bladder's gone
But your gout lingers on
Tell me dear are your lonesome tonight.

When you're hungry he's not
When you're cold he is hot
Then you start that old thermostat war
When you turn off the light
He goes left you go right
Then you get his great symphonic snore

He was once so romantic
So witty and smart
How did he turn out to be such a cranky old fart
So don't take any bets
It's as good as it gets
Tell me dear are you lonesome tonight.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,David Neale
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:48 PM

Masato,

some years ago (see above), you wrote, "This is not a parody, but the original, which has a verse. I didn't think that it was a woman's song. From THIS SITE.

Are You Lonesome Tonight? [mp3]
Performed by: Vaughn DeLeath (The Radio Girl), Bill Regis
Composed by: Roy Turk & Lou Handman
Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix Number: 11734-B-2-1
Release Number: 52044-L
Recording Date: 1927
Release Date: 1927"

Sadly, the link to the mp3 is no longer valid. Do you have another link and, perhaps more importantly, do you know the recording date (not just the year)? Ned Jakobs recorded his version on 17 May 1927. Some sources list his as the original.

David (david.neale@ REMOVEtelenet.be)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 03:07 PM

OAP Elvis
Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr : Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,Windpower4jp@access-4-free.com
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 10:35 PM

Subject: RE: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Genie
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 11:57 AM

Not long before his untimely death, Elvis Presley was playing Las Vegas and in the middle of this song, he noticed "...two bald-headed men..." sitting together in the audience. On impulse, he changed
"...Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare? Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there..."
to
"...Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare? Do you gaze at your bald head and wish you had hair...".
This cracked him up so much (possibly enhanced by his prescription drugs) that he could not stop laughing, for the nearly 2 minutes left of the song!

***************************
On this thread, does anyone know if this "Bald version" is available to buy? Oldies stations play it. I want it.
John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 11:21 PM

David,

Only the year was given on the web page, which is no longer active but can be seen through Internet Archive Wayback Machine (Released Edison Diamond Disc page 2-Edison NHS). On the new page (click here), the song is not on the list.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Flash Company
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 05:02 AM

Learned from Dennis Norden on 'My Music':-

Are you lonesome tonight, is your bra far to tight,
Are your corsets all falling apart,
Does the mole on your chest wear a hole in your vest
Does your spare tyre come up to your heart.
Are your stockings all tattered and wrinkled and thin,
Are you knickers held up with a big safety pin
Are your falsse teeth so worn they slip down when you yawn
Then no wonder you're lonesome tonight!

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Peace
Date: 26 Apr 07 - 11:29 PM

Joe and Clones: Question here. Why is a post like

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Mr Happy
Date: 27 Apr 07 - 04:15 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWRtzv9hBBk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: Flash Company
Date: 27 Apr 07 - 11:11 AM

Recently heard the version I quoted above sung by a lady of 90+ at a birthday party at a retirement complex. The party giver was 90!
You are only old once!

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody: Are You Lonesome Tonight
From: GUEST,Scotty
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 04:17 AM

Don't know if this is the one your looking for, but is good too.

Are You Lonesome Tonight….Revised Version


Are you lonesome tonight? Does your tummy feel tight?
Did you bring your mylanta and tums?
Does your memory stray, To that bright sunny day,
When you had all your teeth and your gums?
Is your hairline receding? Your eyes growing dim?
Hysterectomy for her, And its prostate for him.
Does your back give you pain? Do your knees predict rain?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

Is your blood pressure up? Good cholesterol down?
Are you eating your low fat cuisine?
All that oat bran and fruit, Metamucil to boot.
Helps you run like A well oiled machine.
If it's football or baseball, He sure knows the score.
Yes, he knows where it's at But forgets what it's for.
So your gallbladder's gone, But your gout lingers on,
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

When you're hungry, he's not, When you're cold, he is hot,
Then you start that old thermostat war.
When you turn out the light, He goes left and you go right,
Then you get his great symphonic snore.
He was once so romantic, So witty and smart;
How did he turn out to be such A cranky old fart?
So don't take any bets, It's as good as it gets,
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (Turk/Handman)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 11:04 AM

Although there are parodies galore, I haven't found where anybody has posted the original.

Copied from The Guitar Guy:


ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT?
Words and music by Roy Turk and Lou Handman
New York: Bourne, Inc., 1926.

VERSE: Tonight I'm downhearted, for though we have parted,
I love you and I always will;
And while I'm so lonely, I'm writing you only
To see if you care for me still.

CHORUS: Are you lonesome tonight? Do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to a bright summer day
When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain? Shall I come back again?
Tell me, dear: are you lonesome tonight?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 03:42 PM

For someone who was in high school when Elvis first made noise, I was more concerned with the fact that girls were suddenly interested in guys with D.A.("duck's ass") haircuts, pompadours and Brylcreem sheen instead of conventional looking farm kids like me. But, truth to be told, I did take up the guitar. I wish I could say he had nothing to do with it, but by now I'm not even sure myself!

His early stuff ("Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," etc.) was the best, I believe. I think it would have been interesting to see how his career might have developed had he not "gone Vegas."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 03:57 PM

It's easy to knock Elvis - but when you look at the rubbish that was around before, and at the time when he had his first hits - this stuff, the early Rock & Roll, stands out like a beacon.

If Presley hadn't done what he did, then those who followed - Lennon, Dylan, Simon, Jagger, etc, would not have been able to follow, producing the quality for which we admire them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: Genie
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 11:08 PM

You can find several audio/videos of Elvis singing the "bald head" ad lib version of this song at YouTube.

Here is one:
Elvis Presley: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" - laughing version.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: GUEST,aitoid
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 04:41 PM

The laughing version of AYLT is here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?t2jgokazjn1


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: GUEST,Spike
Date: 02 May 10 - 06:50 PM

Wellllllllllll, here are the lyrics I know, as taught tome by my adored ane missed uncle Pete Brennan (as he was known stage wise, Hornsby to those who were close) who owned the Lady la Gross in Beverly a few years ago, and was responsible for me starting in "the biz" at age 16, 34 years ago !!!
Thanks unc, God bless - Spike.

Are you lonesome tonight
Is your brassier to tight
Are you sorry they've drifted apart.
Does your little string vest
Wriggle up to your chest,
If it does, can you tear them apart.
Are your stockings all wrinkled,
your shoes wearing thin,
Are your knickers held up,
With a bloody great pin.
Have you found a new lover,
Does he give you "the other"
if he does,
I'll be lonely tonight.

Well, it WAS the 70's !!!!

Spike


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: GUEST,fox4zero
Date: 04 Sep 11 - 01:18 PM

About fifteen or twenty years ago I had an elderly female patient who
sang a parody of "Are You Lonesome..." which she said dated back to
about 1928. It concerned a murder wherein someone was killed with
a cast iron sash weight. Anyone familiar with that version? Larry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: fox4zero
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 12:42 AM

I finally located the 1927 murder case.....Snyder-Gray case in NY. But still haven't found the parody.
Larry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 02:23 PM

I love this one and I have not been able to find it. I would appreceiate it if you would do the rest of the song.

Thanks,
Franny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 02:28 PM

That's the one, thank you.

Franny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: GUEST,lndrini
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 02:06 AM

here's the utube link ...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3lcTyR5T-w


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Are You Lonesome Tonight (parody)
From: GUEST,Fantum
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 01:12 PM

Murray

The words below are the version I sing and the song has been adapted foe an English audience, in the USA the words used in some of the excellent posts above are probably more acceptable you have to decide which arrangement you like.
I do not sing the fourth verse I think its a bit cruel funny yes but still to cruel. That's mainly because I sing to older people and I prefer the women in the audience on my side not looking for my blood.
As a song it works for me and I hope you have similar success.
Fantum

SENIOR'S LAMENT

Are you lonesome tonight, does your tummy feel tight.
Are you eating your all bran and prunes,
Does your memory stray to a bright sunny day,
When you had all your teeth in your gums.
Is your hair line receding
Are your eyes growing dim,
Hysterectomy for her and prostate for him.
Does your back gives you pain do your knees predict rain.
Tell me dear are you lonesome tonight.

Is your blood pressure up Good cholesterol down
Are you eating your low-fat cuisine
All the oat bran and fruit X lax to boot
Helps you run like a well-oiled machine
If it's football or cricket He sure knows the score
Yes he knows where it's at
But forgets what it's for
Has your gall bladder's gone does the gout lingers on
Tell me dear are your lonesome tonight.

When you're hungry he's not When you're cold he is hot
Then you start that old thermostat war
When you turn off the light
He goes left you go right
Then you get his great symphonic snore
He was once so romantic So witty and smart
How did he turn out to be such a grumpy old fart
So don't take any bets It's as good as it gets
Tell me dear are you lonesome tonight.

Are you lonesome tonight? Is your brassiere too tight?
Are your corsets all falling apart?
Does your big flabby chest wear two holes in your vest?
Does your spare tire reach up to your heart?
Are your stockings all laddered?
Are your shoes wearing thin?
Are your knickers held up with a big safety pin?
Are you frightened to yawn 'cause your teeth have all gone?
It's no wonder you're lonesome tonight

Are you lonesome tonight? If you are, serves you right,
I'm so lucky I've lost you at last,
I can still hear you roar wash the pots clean the floor,
Do the laundry and then cut the grass.
You took me for a boat ride, I had to swim back,
Darling I never thought, I'd get out of that sack.
If you fly in again
Park your broom and come in
Tell me dear are you lonesome tonight.

So, I'll miss you my pet, every chance that I get.
Tell me dear are you lonesome tonight.


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