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Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home

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Marion 29 Jul 99 - 06:05 PM
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Roger the zimmer 30 Jul 99 - 08:10 AM
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alison 08 Apr 01 - 11:39 PM
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Jon Freeman 08 Apr 01 - 11:45 PM
GUEST,D_hand 09 Apr 01 - 07:01 AM
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Subject: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME
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Date: 29 Jul 99 - 05:24 PM

MY GRANDFATHER USE TO SING THIS SONG . THE ONLY LYRICS I RECALL ARE : SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME . I HAD A DRINK ABOUT AN HOUR AGO AND IT WENT RIGHT TO MY HEAD . IF ANYONE KNOWS THE LYRICS OR NAME OF THIS SONG I WOULD APPRECIATE IT . THANK YOU.

BIRDIE828@AOL.COM


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME
From: Jeri
Date: 29 Jul 99 - 05:32 PM

I remember this. It may have mistakes and it's probably incomplete:

Show me the way to go home,
I'm tired and I want to go to bed,
I had a little drink about an hour ago,
And it went right to my head.
Wherever I may roam,
On land or sea or foam,
You'll always hear me singing this song,
Show me the way to go home.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLIND MAN
From: Marion
Date: 29 Jul 99 - 06:05 PM

If that wasn't the one...

BLIND MAN

Blind man stood by the road and he cried (3X)
He cried, oh, oh, oh...

Show me the way (3x)
The way to go home

Woman stood by the well and she cried...

Jesus hung on the cross and he cried...

Jesus rose from the dead and he cried...

Last verse: I am the way (3x)
The way to go home.

Marion


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Subject: RE: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME
From: Dale Rose
Date: 29 Jul 99 - 07:04 PM

Here's an earlier thread on the subject. It is likely that we had others under other names, but the search is partially broken, so I couldn't check that.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME (parody)
From: AndyG
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 05:14 AM

Or as I learned it:
Indicate the way to my abode,
I'm fatigued and wish for restoration.
I supped a little liquor sixty minutes ago
And it's percolated through to my cranium.
Where e'er I may perambulate,
O're land or sea or effervescent liquid,
You will always discover me, perusing on this melody,
Indicate the way to my abode.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 08:10 AM

Jeri's one is the version we used to sing round the old joanna at parties in my childhood and was popular around WWII, though probably of earlier origin, and I'm also familiar with the parody on the lines AndyG quoted, which was done at Boy Scout campfires.


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Subject: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: GUEST,jonas
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 11:09 PM

Hi Everyone.

I need some help. I'm looking for the lyrics (and music if you have it) for the song Show Me the Way To Go Home. You may remember it from the motion picture Jaws. When Robert Shaw, Roy Schneider and Richard Dreyfuss sing it in the cabin of the Orca.

This may not be the title of it.

Some of the lyrics that I have (from the movie) are:

I had a little drink about an hour ago I'm tired and I wanna go home

If you can provide any help I would really appreciate it. thanks again.

Please email me at jwright19@yahoo.com

jonas wright


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Subject: Lyr add- Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: alison
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 11:39 PM

show me the way to go home
I'm tired and I want to go to bed
I had a little drink about an hour ago
and its gone right to my head
wherever I may roam
o'er land or sea or foam
you will always hear me singing this song
show me the way to go home

I would have thought this was in the dt.. but I couldn't find it....

welcome to mudcat

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: alison
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 11:40 PM

sent by email as well


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 11:45 PM

I can't find it in the dt but it is here.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: GUEST,D_hand
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 07:01 AM

The POSH version with alternative lyrics!!!

Indicate the way to my abode, I'm Fatigued and I wish ti retire, I had a little licquor 60 seconds ago and it's gone right to my Cerabelium no matter where I perambulate, Over land or sea or Agittated H20 you will always hear me singing the Melody Indicate the way to my abode


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: GUEST,UB Dan
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 09:01 AM

Slightly different but off the top of my head so I am mising one or two words
Indicate the way to my habitual abode,
I'm fatigued and I wish to retire,
Well I imbibed a little licquor 60 seconds ago
and it's gone right to my Cerebellum
wherever I may perambulate,
Over terrafirma, aquamarine or [unknown--stratospheric pressure or something like that]
you will always hear me singing the Melody
Indicate the way to my habitual abode


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: GUEST,UB Dan
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 09:07 AM

Atmospheric pressure!!...just remembered sorry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: Louie Roy
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 06:13 PM

Guest Jonas,I will refer you to a request for this tune dated November 2000 and I answered November 10 2000 but I got no takers.Maybe you are interested in the lyrics and history.Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 11:18 PM

Other threads referring to this song

Jaws' Drinking Song
 
Show Me the Way to Go Home
 
Jaws Drinking Song
 


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME (parody)
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 09:53 AM

This one is similar in approach to AndyG's version:

Indicate the route to my abode
I'm fatigued and desire to retire.
I imbibed a small libation sixty minutes ago
And it proceeded directly to my cerebellum.
Wheresoever I perambulate
On land or sea or atmospheric area
You'll perpetually perceive me intoning this melody,
Indicate the route to my abode.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME (parody)
From: Genie
Date: 28 May 02 - 05:13 AM

or (another of the multitude of variations of this):

Indicate the direction of my residence,
I'm fatigued and I desire to retire.
I imbibed a small quantity approximately sixty minutes ago
And it travelled directly to my cerebellum.
Whereever I may perambulate,
O'er the land or the sea or effervescence,
You will ever perceive me incanting this melody,
Indicate the direction of my residence.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME (parody)
From: diesel
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:34 AM

Or ;

The above verses we usually follow up with :

Home me the way to go to show,
I'm bed and I want to go to tired,
I had a little hour about a drink ago,
And it's head right to my gone .......

Diesel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: GUEST,odell
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 03:20 PM

YAY for all those of you who learned that one from "Ireland, a Tin Whistle and a Bicycle". :D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: Genie
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 06:44 PM

These are the other related threads I found in the forum:

Lyr Add: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME

Looking for lyrics from that scene in Jaws

Drinking song from JAWS

This one -- SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME -- seems to be one of the links given above.

URLs converted to links. --JoeClone, 13-Oct-02.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME (parody)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 07:18 PM

The version I like goes

Go me the way to show home
I'm bed and I want to go to tired
I drink I had an hour a little Whatever it was ago
And it head right to my went
No roam where I may matter
O'er air or land or watter
You will always hear me songing this sing
Go me the way to show home


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME (Irving King)
From: toadfrog
Date: 10 Oct 02 - 08:25 PM

SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME


(Irving King, 1925)

When I'm happy, when I'm happy,
Singing all the while,
I don't need nobody then
To show me how to smile.
When I've been out on the spree,
Toddling down the street,
With this little melody
Everyone I greet:

Show me the way to go home,
I'm tired and I want to go to bed.
I had a little drink about an hour ago,
And it's gone right to my head.
Wherever I may roam,
On land or sea or foam.
You will always hear me singing this song:
Show me the way to go home.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 13-Oct-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: Louie Roy
Date: 11 Oct 02 - 12:08 AM

On May 13,2001 I posted the Lyrics to (Show Me The Way to go Home)and the complete history on this tune so the Lyrics are in the DT but I don't know the Blue Clickity Thing This tune has 3 verses plus a chorus.I know there are some of the members can bring this song up and add the blue clickity.Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: toadfrog
Date: 11 Oct 02 - 11:27 AM

The lyrics are indeed posted by Mr. Roy here. I am sorry my posting above is such a mess. I tried 3 times to do a correct version, but for some reason was unable to submit that message.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: GUEST,Mary D.
Date: 23 Feb 10 - 10:34 AM

This is the way I heard it:
Go me the way to show home
I'm bed and I want to go tired
Had a little hour about a drink ago
And it headed right to my went
No matter where I foam
O'er land or sea or roam
You will always hear me songin this sing
Go me the way to show
I don't want to go
Go me the way to show home.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: Megan L
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 08:33 AM

For once I have to thank a spammer who brought this thread back to life,it has brought back fond memories and made me smile.

The Springburn Branch of the Cooperative Woman's Guild used to set of by bus for the guild trip(a big event for women confined to grimy tenements). A stop for dinner usually in some hotel then set of for home as the world around us settled for the night.

I was a late baby but for some reason this shy child was always allowed to tag along. On the way home the bus was filled with song. It usually started with someone singing to the opposite end of the bus. "The front/back (depending on their position) of the bus they canny sing,they canny sing,they canny sing fur peanuts."

After a few retaliatory rounds someone would start another song,lots if Scot's songs and things that were popular at the time as I cuddled up to mum and gradually fell asleep. I however always knew when to wake up,since the moment the bus crossed the city boundary as one the women started singing Show Me The Way To Go Home and kept it up till we reached the drop off point often including cleverly improvised verses.

Those trips and the ladies are long gone but remain with me always in the happiest memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 09:02 AM

The Clancy Brothers, post Tommy Makem, did a version on their 1972 LP "Show Me The Way".
I've adapted that version for a work in process. Here's the demo.
------------------------------------------------
I have watched the days melt and fade away
Ten thousand times or more
And I have drawn ten thousand conclusions
In the sand along the shore

No matter where I roam over land or sea or foam   
You will always hear me singing that song
Show me the way to go home.

I've waited in the sun and listened to everyone
of the questions that you pose
And I have found the answers
In the petals of a rose

I've watched you come and go, and learned enough to know
There's nothing left to see
And in my time I've loved a girl
And I known that she loved me
-------------------------------------
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0QvjW8Vsug


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: Jorrox
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 09:18 AM

The above post and video (Clancy Brothers) was me. Just forgot to sign in......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: GUEST,jackielois
Date: 15 Jul 16 - 10:56 AM

My father used to sing this song and he had more verses:

Show me the way to go home, etc.

Ms. Fitzsimmons went in swimmin' early one Sunday morn.
She took a dip and heard a rip and knew her suit was torn.
... and the tide went out, and you could hear her shout:

Show me the way to go hone, etc.

Can't remember all of it.

There was one about a parson too, but my 80 year old memory is not bringing that up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Jul 16 - 05:08 PM

I remember this version from the 1960s

Show me the way to go home
I'm a bird on Blackpool beach
I lost my bikini half an hour ago
And it gone right out of reach
All I'm wearing now
Is seaweed, sand, and foam
So hand me a copy of the News of the World
And show me the way to go home


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP - Show Me the Way to Go Home
From: GUEST,Rob
Date: 10 Apr 17 - 05:12 AM

Indicate the route to my habitual abode
I'm fatigued and I wish to retire
I partook of alcohol some sixty minutes ago
And it's percolate through to my cranium
No matter where I perambulate
Over terra forma salt water or atmospheric state
You will always hear me chanting this melody
Indicate the route to my habitual abode

As sung in the Royal Navy


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