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Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub (Herb Magidson)

GutBucketeer 06 Oct 01 - 07:47 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SINGING IN THE BATHTUB (Herb Magidson)
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 06 Oct 01 - 07:47 PM

Here are the lyrics for "Singing in the Bathtub". I know of recordings by R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders (short version), Gracie Fields, and Eddie Walters.

I'm trying to learn to learn to play it. Does anyone know the chords that go with it?

Singing in the Bathtub
By Herb Magidson
From the 1929 movie "Show of Shows" .

Singing in the bathtub
Happy once again
Watching all my troubles
Go swinging down the drain

Singing through the soap suds
Life is full of hope
You can sing with feeling
While feeling for the soap.

A ring around the bathtub
Isn't so nice to see
But a ring around the bathtub
Is a rainbow to me

Reaching for a towel
Ready for a rub
Everyone is happy
While singing in the tub

Why am I delighted
Why am I so gay
Why am I excited
Oh, what day is today

Pardon my elation
Everything's all right
I get  inspiration
Every saturday night

Singing in the bathtub
sitting all alone
Tearing out a tonsil
Just like a baritone

Never take a shower
It's an awful pain
Singing in the shower
Is like singing in the rain.

Oh, there is dirt to be abolished
But do not forget one thing
While your body's washed and polished
Sing brother sing!

You can yodel opera
Even while you scrub
Everyone is happy
While singing in the tub.
 
 
 
 

JAB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 12:42 AM

OK that does it. Come over here, now!

So, do you also know Tubas in the Moonlight?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 12:57 AM

Tubas in the Moonlight sounds like fun. Don't know it, but would love to learn it.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 12:59 AM

Look around. Dooley Brothers in Chicago used to do it in the 70's. It was so funny... a 40's song kinda feel to it.... I search for it periodically but if anyone today were doing it, it would probably be Jug People!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 01:08 AM

Many tubas!

CLICK!

If you can find a tune for it would you let me know? Here is where I was....

GOOGLE SEARCH LINK I HOPE

~S~


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SINGING IN THE BATHTUB
From: GUEST,Ketil
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 08:27 AM

Chords are kinda convoluted but I try...

F
Singing in the bathtub
Dflat
Happy once again
C
Watching all my troubles
F Eflat Dflat C
Go swinging down the drain

F
Singing through the soap suds
Dflat
Life is full of hope
C
You can sing with feeling
F G Aflat A
While feeling for the soap.

A
A ring around the bathtub
E
Isn't so nice to see
A
But a ring around the bathtub
D G C
Is a rainbow to me

Reaching for a towel
Ready for a rub
Everyone is happy
While singing in the tub

Why am I delighted
Why am I so gay
Why am I excited
Oh, what day is today

Pardon my elation
Everything's all right
I get inspiration
Every saturday night

Singing in the bathtub
sitting all alone
Tearing out a tonsil
Just like a baritone

Never take a shower
It's an awful pain
Singing in the shower
Is like singing in the rain.

Oh, there is dirt to be abolished
But do not forget one thing
While your body's washed and polished
Sing brother sing!

You can yodel opera
Even while you scrub
Everyone is happy
While singing in the tub.

THere is a bridge in the R Crumb version that goes something like F Aflat Dflat G C F

Hope that helps

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: GUEST,ketil
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 08:28 AM

well that came out all buggered up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 07:28 PM

Thanks Kentl, It gives me a start. I'll try to figure it out then get if formatted too.

JAB


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SINGING IN THE BATHTUB (Magidson)
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 04 Nov 01 - 12:26 AM

Here are some other versions of chords that I was sent.

Singing in the Bathtub
By Herb Magidson
From the 1929 movie "Show of Shows" .

Here is a  version provided by Roy Randall of the California Navels (red) ,

F
Why am I delighted
Ab7
Why am I so gay
Db7
Why am I excited
    G7        C7    F
Oh, what day is to-day

F
Pardon my elation
Ab7
Everything's all right
Db7
I get  inspiration
G7     C7          F      C+
Every  Saturday night, I'm

F       
Singing in the bath-tub
F            Db7
Happy once a-gain
C7
Watching all my troubles
C                   F    Eb7  Db7  C7
Go swinging down the drain


Singing through the soap suds
F               Db7
Life is full of hope
C7
You can sing with feeling
C7                    F      Gm  Ab7  A7
While feeling for the soap.

Cdim  A               E7
Oh A  ring around the bath-tub
G7               C  
Isn't so nice to see
Abdim   A
But a  ring around the bath-tub
A7   D7   G  G+ C Gm C7
Is a rain-bow to me

F
Reaching for a towel
F           D7
Ready for a rub
C7
Everyone is happy
C7                   F
While singing in the tub

Let the Whole wide nation worry over cash
I get compensation in hearing water splash!
Never any troubles cross my bathroom path
Bathing in those bubbles, I'm the knight of the bath

Singing in the bathtub
sitting all alone
Tearing out a tonsil
Just like a baritone

Never take a shower
It's an awful pain
Singing in the shower
Is like singing in the rain.

Oh, there is dirt to be abolished
But do not forget one thing
While your body's washed and polished
Sing brother sing!

You can yodel opera
Even while you scrub
Everyone is happy
While singing in the tub.

Here is a very similar version fromthe sheet music with the chord changes figured out by my voice teacher, Alison Ledbetter-Hines (blue).

F
Why am I delighted
Abm7
Why am I so gay
Dbm7
Why am I excited
    Gm7      Cm7    F
Oh, what day is to-day

F
Pardon my elation
Abm7
Everything's all right
Dbm7
I get  inspiration
G      Cm7      F      Cm7(#5)
Every  Saturday night, I'm

F                    F9  F7
Singing in the bath-tub
F            Db7   Db9 Db7
Happy once a-gain
C7
Watching all my troubles
C                   F    E D C
Go swinging down the drain

F                         F9  F7
Singing through the soap suds
F               Db9    Db7
Life is full of hope
C7
You can sing with feeling
C7                    F      Gm  Ab(b7)  AM
While feeling for the soap.

     AM              EM
Oh A ring around the bath-tub
em               C
Isn't so nice to see
C     AM
But a ring around the bath tub
     DM9  G7      C  C7
Is a rain-bow to me

F                   F9  F7
Reaching for a towel
F           Db7
Ready for a rub
C7
Everyone is happy
C7                   F
While singing in the tub

Same additional verses.


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Subject: Chord Req: Singing in The Bathtub
From: Larkin
Date: 15 Dec 02 - 07:18 PM

Does anyone have the Chords and lyrics to the Robert Crumb
song Singing in the Bathtub

Cheers Martin
Messages from chords and lyrics threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Singing in The Bathtub
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 15 Dec 02 - 08:24 PM

Ask and you shall recieve. Actually there is already a thread on Singing in the Bathtub, where I have posted both lyrics and chords from the original sheet music. The Cheap Suit Serenaders do a reduced version, and may use different chord changes as well.

Go here:

Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub

JAB


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Singing in The Bathtub
From: mouldy
Date: 16 Dec 02 - 02:54 AM

I'd forgotten all about that song. I bought the 1931 recording from a junk shop in the early 70s, when a student. I can't remember who it was by (male), but it really got a grip on me at the time and I used to walk around singing it in my head. It disappeared or got broken many years ago, probably on a house move. Still, I think I got my 10p worth out of it!

(I think that there was a "Bo-do-dio" sung after the first line of each verse in my version).

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: Genie
Date: 16 Dec 02 - 12:26 PM

As Jimmy Durante us'ta say, "T'anks a million!"

These songs'll be a neat addition to my repertoire for the senior folks.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Singing in The Bathtub
From: Larkin
Date: 16 Dec 02 - 01:31 PM

Cheers Gutbucket


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 16 Dec 02 - 02:10 PM

don't know if it was every found for wysiwyg, it didn't show up in a search for tubas & moonlight so i'll start a new thread and add the chords


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: GUEST,Stevo
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 02:26 PM

John Lithgow also does a version of this song that's a good take off Crumb's version with the added lyrics

You can be Sinatra
Soaking while you croon (Doo-be-Doo-be Doooo! [strangers in the night])
Hitting all the high notes
Never out of tune.

Singin' every number
From your favorite show (Oooooooak-lahoma!)
Coming down from Forte
To Pianissimo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 08:12 PM

I really dont think those are the chords to singing in the bathtub. My friend plays it on guitar with a whole other set of chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub - Jugband
From: GUEST,Guest RS
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 03:51 AM

If you track down the King Benny Nawahi version, you'll hear some of the hottest hula-jazz slide ever recorded - I have the 78 of it, & it's one of my most treasured records.


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Subject: Chords Add: SINGING IN THE BATHTUB (Herb Magidson)
From: PHJim
Date: 05 Aug 11 - 01:49 AM

Here are the chords I use:

|G   |    |Eb7 |    |G   |D7 |G F# |F F#|

|G   |    |Eb7 |    |G   |D7 |G    |    |

|C   |    |G    | G# |A   |    |D7   |    |

|G   |    |Eb7 |    |G   |D7 |G F# |F F#|


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub (Herb Magidson)
From: GUEST,tippy
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 02:57 AM

man i almost got it but the part where it goes to
well theres dirt to be abolished i cant figure out wut it does right there the a to e doesnt seem right from f it goes up in key to a but wut variation of and what variation of e??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub (Herb Magidson)
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 08:56 PM

My mother sang a pro-shower version!

Singing in the shower,
Happy once again,
Watching all my troubles
Go floating down the drain --
    Drip, drip, drip.

Never take a shower?
Golly, what a pain!
Singing in the shower's
Like singing in the rain.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Singing in the Bathtub (Herb Magidson)
From: GUEST,Bruise Violet
Date: 07 Mar 12 - 04:29 PM

"man i almost got it but the part where it goes to
well theres dirt to be abolished i cant figure out wut it does right there the a to e doesnt seem right from f it goes up in key to a but wut variation of and what variation of e??"

E7 works like a dream here hun! I was playing E and it just wasn't making sense, played around with it and up E7 popped! so it's

A         E7
dirt to be abolished
G                   C
but don't forget one thing
A                         E7
While the body's washed and polished
G               C
Sing brother,   sing!!!

stick a couple of triple strokes in there and BOOM!


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