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Lyr Req: You Getting Bothered Doesn't Marry Me

marshman 03 May 00 - 12:59 PM
GUEST,Carl 25 Oct 08 - 02:42 PM
GUEST,leeneia 25 Oct 08 - 05:13 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Oct 08 - 05:53 PM
GUEST 09 Dec 08 - 06:59 PM
GUEST,guest 22 May 09 - 12:59 PM
GUEST,johnny westurn 04 Jun 09 - 09:23 PM
GUEST 06 Aug 09 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Essephreak 01 Oct 09 - 07:06 PM
GUEST,Mike 29 Nov 09 - 08:01 PM
GUEST 29 Nov 10 - 08:03 PM
Mrrzy 29 Nov 10 - 08:10 PM
GUEST,Jim Skrydlak 20 Feb 11 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,Gina Kay Landis (Kay Gordon, remarried) 26 Mar 11 - 11:34 PM
GUEST,EdinMD 17 Jun 14 - 04:20 PM
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Subject: your getting bothered doesn't marry me
From: marshman
Date: 03 May 00 - 12:59 PM

Hi folks; I'm looking for lyrics to a song they used to play on KFAT radio out of Gilroy Ca. in the late 70's. The only verse I remember goes;

You might say I was quite serene when I wrote your name with the M16. But didn't I set the hostage free? Your getting bothered doesn't marry me.

any clues?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your getting bothered doesn't marry
From: GUEST,Carl
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 02:42 PM

Totally off-off-off chance, about eight years later, but I just did a Google search for that very song, and only came up with your inquiry on Mudcat. Big KFAT fan here, KPIG too, until we moved to the Pacific Northwest, most memorabilia lost or deteriorating, still remember that song (Larry Gross?) title, and something like "throwin' darts at a picture of your fiancee" and "Sure hope he don't hit a tree," but the rest is darkness.

If you're still out there, any updates?

Cheers - cb
kayakinn@rockisland.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your getting bothered doesn't marry
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 05:13 PM

If you Google KFAT radio Gilroy CA, you will find a site which purports to replay KFAT. Why not give it a try?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your getting bothered doesn't marry
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 05:53 PM

The US Copyright Office lists this:

Type of Work: Music
Registration Number / Date: PA0000007338 / 1978-06-28
Application Title: You getting bothered doesn't marry me.
Title: You gettin' bothered doesn't marry me / words & music by Dave Gordon.
Imprint: [s.l. : J. Skinner Music], c1978.
Description: 1 p.
Copyright Claimant: Jimmie Skinner Music
Date of Creation: 1978
Date of Publication: 1978-05-18


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your getting bothered doesn't marry
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 06:59 PM

It's all right. it's OK
never did like you anyway..
It was an accident when I cut my wrist
I was tryin' to cut my throat and missed.

I'd like to meet that ugly jerk
what route does he take home from work....
He takes 47 west
police escort bullet proof vest...
well I sure hope he don't hit a tree...
you gettin bothered doesn't marry me.


That's all I can remember of it. I found this while I was trying to Google it.....

Here's the KFAT site

http://www.kfat.com/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Your Getting Bothered Doesn't Marry Me
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 22 May 09 - 12:59 PM

Dave Gordon does the song. It plays on wildwestmusic.com every now and then.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Your Getting Bothered Doesn't Marry Me
From: GUEST,johnny westurn
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 09:23 PM

It was done by Dave gordon. email me and I will email you the song file. johnnywesturn@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Getting Bothered Doesn't Marry Me
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Aug 09 - 01:35 PM

The song was recorded by Dayton, Ohio based Dave Gordon & Watershed in the early 1980s.

I believe it appeared on the "Falling Rock" LP. It was also recorded live at a concert recorded by WYSO-FM, and played on a tape-delayed basis. I have a mediocre-quality recording of that wonderful off-air performance.

Gordon and his wife, Kay (and members) recorded four albums on Vetco Records: "Natural Causes", "Falling Rock", "Cordoroy Road" and "Alive at Last". They also recorded a benefit album for a Dayton, OH hospital. After the group disbanded, Dave and Kay continued to play as a duo, mainly playing in the Midwest and East Coast. Gordon died September 4, 1986 of cancer.

Watershed's quirky "I've Been Riding in a UFO" was played by Dr. Demento (show #81-30) on 7/26/81.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU GETTING BOTHERED DOESN'T MARRY ME
From: GUEST,Essephreak
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 07:06 PM

I had a tape of that song for awhile, but don't know what became of it. Tried to work it out on guitar so memorized a few more lyrics than above, though couldn't make 'em all out.

{{{{{RIP KFAT}}}}}}}}}}

Well yes I've heard that you're engaged
But I'm not upset and I'm not enraged
You're doin' it for spite I know
But I ain't got time to get shook though

Now every day I walk the news
Shine the dog, wash my shoes
[something] [something] the tv
You gettin' bothered doesn't marry me

I'm all right
I'm OK
I never did like you anyway
Drop on by and we'll spend the day
Throwin' darts at a picture of your fiance

Oh by the way, your fiance
They say he drives a chevrolet
I'd like to meet that ugly jerk
What route does he take home from work

Oh he takes 47 West,
Police escort, bullet-proof vest
Well I sure hope he don't hit a tree
You gettin bothered doesn't marry me

I feel good
I feel fine
Back when you was my valentine
You said I'd never make Who's Who
But I sure got my picture on the daily news

Yes they said I was driven to despair
By a disappointin' love affair
But didn't I look cool and calm
Sittin' there huggin' my home-made bomb?

Yes they assume that I'm not serene
'Cause I wrote your name with an M-16
But didn't I set the hostage free?
You gettin' bothered doesn't marry me.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU GETTING BOTHERED DOESN'T MARRY ME
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 08:01 PM

YOU GETTING BOTHERED DOESN'T MARRY ME

Well, yes, I've heard that you're engaged,
But I'm not upset and I'm not enraged.
You're doin' it for spite I know,
But I ain't got time to get shook though.

Why, the other night I watched the news,
Shined the dog, and walked my shoes,
Watched my sandwich, and eat TV.
You gettin' bothered doesn't marry me.

Well, I'm alright an' I'm OK.
Never did like you anyway.
Drop on by. We'll spend the day
Throwin' darts at a picture of your fiancé.

And by the way, your fiancé—
Did you say he drives a Chevrolet?
I'd like to meet that ugly jerk.
What route does he talk home from work?

Oh, he takes 47 West,
Police escort, bullet proof vest.
Well, I sure hope he don't hit a tree.
Your gettin' bothered doesn't marry me.

Well, you ask me if I'm alright
Just because I slashed my wrists last night.
It was an accident when I cut my wrists.
I was trying to cut my throat and missed.

Now I don't sleep much. my meals are few.
I try to cut out breathin', too!
I ain't got time for life, you see;
Best I can do.

Your gettin' bothered doesn't marry me.

But I feel good an' I feel fine.
That ??????????? was my Valentine.
You said I'd never make Who's Who,
But I sure got my picture in the Daily News.

They say I was driven to despair
By a disappointin' love affair.
But didn't I look and calm
Sittin' there huggin' my homemade bomb?

Yes, they say that I'm not serene
'Cause I wrote your name with that M-16,
But didn't I set the hostage free?
Your gettin' bothered doesn't marry me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Getting Bothered Doesn't Marry Me
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 10 - 08:03 PM

David Gordon from the Album Natural Causes

I have one of the few LPs and can print full lyrics if you are still interested


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Getting Bothered Doesn't Marry Me
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Nov 10 - 08:10 PM

Please do, what a great song!


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU GETTING BOTHERED DOESN'T MARRY ME
From: GUEST,Jim Skrydlak
Date: 20 Feb 11 - 10:30 AM

I'm a FAThead myself. I taped the song off the air back when there was still a KFAT. A few years later, I wrote the lyrics down. Here's what it says on the beer-sodden page:

Well, yes, I've heard that you're engaged,
But I'm not upset, and I'm not enraged.
You're doin' it for spite, I know,
But I ain't got time to get shook, though.
Ev'ry night I watch the news,
Shine the dog, walk my shoes,
Watch me a sandwich, eat TV.
You gettin' bothered doesn't marry me.

I'm all right. I'm okay.
I never did like you anyway.
Drop on by. We'll spend the day
Throwin' darts at a picture of your fiance.

And, by the way, your fiance,
You say he drives a Chevrolet?
I'd like to meet that ugly jerk.
What route does he take home from work?
Oh, he takes forty-seven west? Police escort, bullet-proof vest?
I sure hope he don't hit a tree.
You gettin' bothered doesn't marry me.

Well, you ask me if I'm all right
Just because I slashed my wrist last night.
It was an accident when I cut my wrist;
I was tryin' to cut my throat, and missed.
Now I don't sleep much. My meals are few.
I've tried to cut out breathin, too.
I ain't got time for life, you see.
You gettin' bothered doesn't marry me.

But I feel good, and I feel fine.
Back when you was my valentine
You said I'd never make Who'w Who
But I sure got my picture in The Daily News.

The say I was driven to despair
By a disappointing love affair,
But didn't I look cool and calm
Sittin' there huggin' my home-made bomb?
I guess they assume I'm not serene
'Cause I wrote your name with that M-16,
But didn't I set the hostage free?
You gettin' bothered doesn't marry me.

The eight-line sections start on the tonic chord, e.g., C if you're playing the song in the key of C. The four-line sections start on the sub-dominant chord, e.g., F if you're playing the song in the key of C. I haven't worked out all the chords.

One of the FATtest songs of all time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Getting Bothered Doesn't Marry Me
From: GUEST,Gina Kay Landis (Kay Gordon, remarried)
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 11:34 PM

Hi all!

How fun to find this lyric request! Just a quick hello - I am Dave's widow (remarried) and just want to let you know people all over are still playing the songs he wrote. We are trying to get together to get the rights to the songs (still mostly owned as far as I know, by another entity or two) and hope to do that. Unless these are already in the public domain, which I have to research.

Thanks for keeping the music going!

Gina Kay Landis
ginakay dot   landis at gmail dot com
or, @ginakayRE on Twitter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Getting Bothered Doesn't Marry Me
From: GUEST,EdinMD
Date: 17 Jun 14 - 04:20 PM

The USF radio station in Tampa used to play YGBDMM back in 81 or 82. If you go to KFAT.com they are playing this great song, it comes on after one of Utah Phillips "Moose Turd Pie" stories in the loop.


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