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A. Root 31 Mar 98 - 10:08 PM
barstow 31 Mar 98 - 10:29 PM
John in Brisbane 31 Mar 98 - 11:54 PM
Joe Offer 01 Apr 98 - 12:43 AM
Rodney Rawlings 02 Apr 98 - 05:46 PM
Joe Offer 02 Apr 98 - 06:50 PM
S.P. Buck Mulligan 03 Apr 98 - 07:44 AM
Rodney Rawlings 03 Apr 98 - 12:39 PM
Mountain Dog 03 Apr 98 - 01:22 PM
Rodney 03 Apr 98 - 09:43 PM
S.P.Buck Mulligan 03 Apr 98 - 10:21 PM
Rodney 04 Apr 98 - 02:47 PM
John in Brisbane 05 Apr 98 - 07:24 PM
A. Root 06 Apr 98 - 06:50 PM
John in Brisbane 23 Apr 98 - 07:29 PM
Bob Bolton 23 Apr 98 - 08:15 PM
Helen 23 Apr 98 - 11:47 PM
Joe Offer 24 Apr 98 - 02:10 AM
John in Brisbane 24 Apr 98 - 03:27 AM
Earl 24 Apr 98 - 09:27 AM
Joe Offer 24 Apr 98 - 02:36 PM
Anne in Melbourne 29 Nov 98 - 11:00 PM
McMusic 30 Nov 98 - 12:33 AM
Jo Taylor 30 Nov 98 - 06:42 PM
John in Brisbane 30 Nov 98 - 07:11 PM
GUEST,Fred Maslan 07 Jul 03 - 10:52 PM
GUEST 08 Jul 03 - 08:35 AM
Geoff the Duck 08 Jul 03 - 02:22 PM
Jeremiah McCaw 10 Jul 03 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,Nigel Parsons 10 Jul 03 - 04:36 PM
Jim Dixon 31 Jul 03 - 04:42 AM
Trevor 01 Aug 03 - 04:29 AM
GUEST,Slartibartfast of Magrathea 03 Aug 04 - 02:43 PM
Les from Hull 03 Aug 04 - 10:13 PM
The Fooles Troupe 04 Aug 04 - 01:06 AM
John in Brisbane 04 Aug 04 - 01:07 AM
John in Brisbane 06 Aug 04 - 10:10 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Aug 04 - 09:23 AM
GUEST,Mathew 30 Mar 05 - 05:09 PM
GUEST 14 Oct 05 - 09:03 AM
GUEST,Carole in NY 18 Jul 07 - 01:28 PM
GUEST,Rodney Rawlings 23 Nov 07 - 02:15 PM
GUEST,Rodney Rawlings 23 Nov 07 - 06:01 PM
GUEST,LINDSAY 23 Nov 07 - 10:25 PM
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Subject: lyrics: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: A. Root
Date: 31 Mar 98 - 10:08 PM

Does anyone know all the words to this silly song? All I can remember is:

Your red scarf matches your eyes You close your cover before striking Father's got the shipfitter blues ????

Thanks in advance!


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: barstow
Date: 31 Mar 98 - 10:29 PM

"loving you has made me bannanas" comes next, and ther is another verse too , I believe.


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 31 Mar 98 - 11:54 PM

The song opens with a monologue something like, "Welcome to the Hotel Sheets! Ah there's laughter and gaiety nightly in the Hotel Sheets ... and now here's a medly from ... and his orchestra - Your Red Scarf Matches Your Eyes and Loving You Has Made Me Bananas".

The missing verse is sort of "You burned your fingers that evening, while my back was turned, I asked the waiter for iodine, but I dined all alone".

A minor hit as I recall circa 1967.

Regards John


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Apr 98 - 12:43 AM

Here is a thread that covered this song a while back. It's one of my favorite obnoxious songs of all time.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Rodney Rawlings
Date: 02 Apr 98 - 05:46 PM

What a surprise to see this topic (based on a thread I started) come up again!

Joe, I wish you had told me back then about it being a hit. Are you sure of this? I thought it was just part of the comedy routine by that long-forgotten comic, Guy Marks, whom I saw once on Ed Sullivan and never heard of again.

Rodney Rawlings
Stop the Persecution of Bill Gates and Microsoft - Stop the Punishment of Success for Being Success


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Apr 98 - 06:50 PM

Well, I dunno, Rodney. "Favorite obnoxious song of all time" isn't quite the same as being a "hit." It did get quite a bit of airplay in Milwaukee and Chicago in the mid-60's, though. My world was pretty small back then, and I don't know what impact it had on the rest of the earth. I'm sure it made the charts, but I don't know how far it got. Dr. Demento has kept it alive since then. Good old Doc....
-Joe offer-


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: S.P. Buck Mulligan
Date: 03 Apr 98 - 07:44 AM

It got a fair amount of play in the Boson area too.


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Rodney Rawlings
Date: 03 Apr 98 - 12:39 PM

I made a mistake. It was John who said it had been a hit.

Does all this mean that it was more than just a Guy Marks routine?

Could John and S. P. Buck Mulligan please post all they know about this song, which I had thought was incredibly obscure?

Rodney Rawlings


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 03 Apr 98 - 01:22 PM

If memory serves, it was also covered by (and definitely NOT a hit for) the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, a luminously demented British comedy/art/rock ensemble of the late 60s and early 70s, fronted by Vivian Stanshall and Neil Innes. As I recall, it was on their "Gorilla" album.

While the Bonzos may not have been strictly folk, they were definitely home-grown!


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Rodney
Date: 03 Apr 98 - 09:43 PM

Okay - who's listed as the songwriter? "G. Marks," perhaps?

Rodney Rawlings


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: S.P.Buck Mulligan
Date: 03 Apr 98 - 10:21 PM

Rodney, I'm afraid I've already posted all I know - except that the version I remember hearing on the radio in Boston in the 60s was indeed by "Guy Marks" - whether it started as part of a shtick and got recorded or the other way 'round I have no idea. It was done in a megaphone-crooner sort of style, with intentionally "tinnified" studio values. Meant to call up images of Rudy Vallee I suspect. I liked it, but then I liked "I Don't Like Rain or Sleet or Hail or Moby Dick the Great White Whale but oooh I like Onions" too.


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Rodney
Date: 04 Apr 98 - 02:47 PM

Well, Thank you! There you go - that's exactly the kind of nugget of information I was seeking. Great!

So I can surmise that Guy Marks did it first, as a comedy routine (because why would he simply perform an already famous song as the total of his act?) and then it was picked up (I recall he killed the audience with it!) by others as a comedy standard.

I suppose Guy Marks is dead now, or very old. He could never have guessed his name and "legacy" would be resurrected toward the close of the century in this manner on a thing called the Internet.

Now, next question: Does anyone have any information about Guy Marks?

Rodney Rawlings


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 05 Apr 98 - 07:24 PM

Every thing that I can recall? Apart from my earlier response... Well it was certainly meant as a spoof of a band concert in the 30's (Sorry Year 2000 compliance means that should read 1930's). The double entendre re Hotel Sheets was probably a wee bit risque for the time. The monologue was fairly long, and as was the custom with the concert band broadcasts of that time, the band name was mentioned (no idea) with a feature vocalist whose name may have been Dicky Henderson. The title was "Loving You Has Made Me Bananas".

Why do I remember it? I've always loved the tunes from that era, it was a fun, nonsense song, plus I actually bought the sheet music. It was the first time I ever saw the chord progression of 7ths that was popular in that period, and that lives on today in a number of folk and blues songs. (Do I still have the score? I haven't tossed out a piece of music in my life, but then again I haven't seen it for years).

And yes It was Guy Marks. As far as being a hit is concerned, I think I may have over-stated its significance somewhat. It got some local radio airplay - I was at school in Ballarat, an Australian provoncial city of around 50,000 people.

Regards John


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: A. Root
Date: 06 Apr 98 - 06:50 PM

Thanks all for the info! They used to play it sometimes on WSKG public radio in Upstate New York; sounds from your descriptions that it was the Guy Marks version.


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 23 Apr 98 - 07:29 PM

I scoured my house last night looking for my passport. No luck, but I did find the score, complete with rather long spoken intro a la 1930's. Anyone still interested in the full text?

Regards John


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 23 Apr 98 - 08:15 PM

G'day all,

The song obviously appealed to those with that sort of bent: I have it on an LP by Australian group "The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band" (mid to late 1970s, off the top of my head).

Come to think of it - the LP is almost entirely of similar material.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Helen
Date: 23 Apr 98 - 11:47 PM

Thanks Bob,

I've been trying to remember if Captain Matchbox did that song. You're right, all of their songs were pretty crazy, but they also did some interesting jug band and bluesy stuff too. They used to play a lot in Newcastle, New South Wales, where I live and I would see them every time they came here, without fail.

Mic Conway, lead singer etc is still around doing some music things but the last thing I saw of him was a kid's video clip of a silly song - what a fall from the dizzy heights of hippy craziness!

His brother Jim Conway still appears, health permitting, in what could arguably be *the* best blues band in Australia, The Backsliders.

Helen


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 02:10 AM

Yeah, John, I'd like to see that full text - tune, too, if you can. thanks
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 03:27 AM

Just to indulge my fellow Aussies, I believe that Mick is one of the finest ENTERTAINERS that I have ever seen. My current knowledge is scanty, but he seems to be concentrating on kids (and kids TV). My kids idolise his live performances, having appeared at the Winter Solstice and Woodford Festivals in recent years. Last time I saw him playing he was leading a jug band. Suffice to say they were excellent.

And now for the real subject:

LOVING YOU HAS MADE ME BANANAS

INTRODUCTORY ANNOUNCEMENT

From the Hotel Sheets in downtown Plunketville the Comptikan Broadcasting Company presents the music of Pete DeAngelis and His Loyal Plunketvillevanians. Here in the beautiful gold, yellow, copper, steel, iron ballroom at the Hotel Sheets in downtown Plunketville overlooking the uptown section of downtown Pottstown. Stay with us, won’t you, and enjoy the sweetest music this side of the Monongahela River. One mile high, two and a half blocks from the center of old New Orleans. Ah, there’s gaiety, merriment and dancing in the Hotel Sheets nightly. Now to get things underway, Pete and His Loyal Banditos play a medley of old fashioned favorites commencing with
Your Red Scarf Matches Your Eyes,
Close Cover Before Striking,
Your Father Had The Shipfitter Blues,
And Loving You Has Made Me Bananas.
This beautiful picture and lovely lyric portrayed vocally by Dickie Ryan.

Copyright 1960 by Curtis Music Enterprises, New York, U.S.A.

The above may not transmit too well by the look of things. (At the suggestion of others here I have just started using Netscape, and am having some minor problems).
Re the music part of the score, I'm a bit flat strap at the moment, but will have a further crack at NoteWorthy Composer when I get a chance - this may be some time.

Cheers
John


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Earl
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 09:27 AM

The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band was virually unknown in America but they did have one album availible here (not the one with YRSMYE.) As a fan of jugband music of all kinds I bought it, unheard. It is great music. I especilly like their rendition of "Nagasaki" (Back in Nagasaki where the fellas chew tobaccy and the women wikki wakki woo.)


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 02:36 PM

That's cool, John. I think I remember hearing that introduction. Truly weird, but I like it. I played around with the line breaks to make it the way I think you wanted it. Did I do it right? The main thing is that you mark the end of each line with [br], and indented statements with [blockquote] at the beginning and [/blockquote] at the end - but these commands should be enclosed in angle brackets, not the square ones I used here.

Didn't your version have the second verse? As I recall, it went:
You burned your finger that evening,
While my back was turned.
I asked the waiter for iodine,
But I dined all alone.
(repeat first verse)
Come to think of it, I guess the whole thing you typed was a spoken introduction, including the song lyrics, and then they sang the song.
What a wonderfully silly piece of work. I wish we had a little more silliness in this world - and a lot less stupidity.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Anne in Melbourne
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 11:00 PM

I see the last entry was April so this may end up being seen by no-one. I am the only one of my friends who even knows these lines (says heaps for my friends!) John if that score is available I'd love a copy - nobody believes me! At least my faith in my own memory is restored. It was probably the Capt. Matchbox version I heard


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: McMusic
Date: 30 Nov 98 - 12:33 AM

God! I haven't thought of that song in years! Who'd a-thunk someone would start a thread on it. I went to high school in So. connecticut in the 60's--we used to get the radio stations out of NYC--I remember Cousin Brucie (anyone remember HIM?) used to play it rather frequently. Thank you for this jolt from the past!!!


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 30 Nov 98 - 06:42 PM

Um - I've got the sheet music somewhere - is anyone interested? This is the slightly embarrassed alter ego speaking, the one that played in a novelty/jug band (watch out for the Folk Police!!) Yep - just been away & found it. We had another banana song too- 'I Like Bananas Because They've Got No Bones'


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 30 Nov 98 - 07:11 PM

I don't get the chance to scan more than a handful of threads a day, but given that only real devotees of nutty music bother responding to threads like this, I just had to look in. Congratulations to you all.

This was a missing tune that I had overlooked (I've been using the old database as my check-list). While I do have the score, I would be delighted if someone else could do the notation for this one. I will be a mite stretched for time over the next weeks.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: GUEST,Fred Maslan
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 10:52 PM

I know the words like this:

your red scarf matches your eyes
close cover before striking
father has the shipfitter blues
loving you has made me bananas

you cut your finger that evening
when my back was turned
I asked the waiter for iodine
but I dined alone

I would love to know more myself


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 08:35 AM

It was in the charts in the around 1978 in the Uk ... I remember it being played at uni while swotting for exams! It came out at the same time as "someone's rocking my dreamboat" was rereleased cos I remember thinking they were quite similar


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Subject: RE: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 02:22 PM

I don't recall it being in UK record charts, but I have heard it 0n various ocasions over the years, played on a semi regular basis by individual Disk Jockeys on Radio 2 (and possibly John Peel on Radio 1?).
I had for a long time wondered where it came from (and WHY?). Yuo have answered some of my questions.
Quack!
GtD.
p.s. Just did a web search, and people seem to all credit the song to Guy Marks.
For whoever asked about biographical information - Try Here?. I am assuming the Actor Guy Marks is the same person who recorded the song. As the roles are often in comedy shows this seems likely.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 12:47 PM

All this information, all this wonderful information; and NOBODY remembers it also being done by Louis Nye? Ah yer a sad sorry bunch!


Jeremiah   (BG)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: GUEST,Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 04:36 PM

Confirmation that it was in the UK charts by Guy Marks (Australian male vocalist) for 8 weeks, entered the 'Top 40' 13 May 1978 as a single, on "ABC 4211"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 04:42 AM

Click here for a web page that has a rather nice midi file.

Oh, and, by the way, it says the title is "Loving You Has Made Me Bananas" - words and music by Guy Marks.

Funny, I can't find this song listed at AMG, BMI, or ASCAP. Gracenote has it, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Trevor
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 04:29 AM

I'm sure I remember this being played on American Forces Network when I was living in Germany in 1971.

I thought it was 'Your MOTHER has the shipfitter blues...' and 'you BURNED your finger that evening..'

I was singing this at a fairly drunken get together a couple of weeks ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: GUEST,Slartibartfast of Magrathea
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 02:43 PM

To anyone who has the score (John in Brisbane?) to "Loving You Has Made Me Bananas." I'd really like to know the chords. I would guess most of us know the tune, and having the right chords would be a great help.
Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Les from Hull
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 10:13 PM

We had a socialist version: -

Oh the Red flag matches your eyes
You closed the factories by striking
Mother got shipfitters organised
Loving you has made Mao Guevaras.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 01:06 AM

The link above on 31 Jul 03 - 04:42 AM no longer seems to have the midi file.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 01:07 AM

Yep, I'll dig the score out in the next day or so. I'll do the complete piano score in NWC and ABC complete with chords and lyrics. This piece of drivel is too valuable not to be recorded for posterity.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 06 Aug 04 - 10:10 AM

Slartibartfast of Magrathea, if you can wade through some of the minutea in another thread titled(ish) Tech:Find MIDI Chords ..., you'll find that I've provided chords which I extracted from the MIDI file referred to earlier in this thread.

I'll report back in this thread after I find the 'real' score. Within reason I'm happy enough that these chords are pretty close to what the author of the MIDI actually played. Whether they're right is a subjective question. While I only presented 32 bars the whole tune is is there a A Part/A Part/BPart/A Part in 8 bar groupings.

Have fun with the jazz chords.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 09:23 AM

There's a good biography of Guy Marks at EncycloComedia and another at Great Character Actors.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: your red scarf matches your eyes
From: GUEST,Mathew
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 05:09 PM

I think Steve Martin recorded a version of Loving You Has Made Me Bananas that was released in the UK in the 1980s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 05 - 09:03 AM

This crazy song has been rattling in my brain for the past 40 or so years, one of those masterworks you can't get out of your mind. Not knowing all the lyrics has been an ongoing frustration. And here you all were, already talking about it. So now, I can relax while you all sort it out. I am relieved to know the song was not the product of a distant delirious dream. Every time I virtuously "close my cover before striking" I recall the gifted lyricist. Thanks for the memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: GUEST,Carole in NY
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 01:28 PM

What fun this has been reading all your posts.   I, too, have sung this song for many many years, mostly to little children. Adults seem to have not understood it.   However I made instant friends with another woman by humming it to myself once & she broke in with the lyrics.   I had no idea anyone else in the universe knew the song. I'd no idea how it even got into MY head.    And here you all are....wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: GUEST,Rodney Rawlings
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 02:15 PM

A video of Guy Marks doing the song is now on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh5oaxyMt0I

It seems to be:

"You CLOSE your cover"

and

"Father HAS"

and

"BURNED."

--though he varies another line, which I think is officially:

"BUT I dined ALL alone."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: GUEST,Rodney Rawlings
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 06:01 PM

Here's a better-quality version, and I see the lyrics are a bit different:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjee1TiFjcM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: GUEST,LINDSAY
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 10:25 PM

Gawd, this is one of Mr Wogan's specialities about 25 years ago....stuff he plucked out of the air and made into a "hit"...

Anyone remember "the lighthouse shines across the bay, the cottage .....with spume and spray.....
Come home, my love, come home, dear love, come home.....

fingers down the throat...?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: Brendy
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 11:07 PM

I always thought it was: "Father's got the shitshifter blues..." ;-)

It was featured in a BBC series in the '70s, and I remember Neil Innes miming it in a Busby Berkeley-type setting, complete with chorus line.

The name of the series is on the tip of me tongue....

B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: Brendy
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 11:13 PM

Rutland Weekend Television

B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: EuGene
Date: 23 Nov 07 - 11:48 PM

It often takes a while for new breakthroughs (musical or otherwise) to reach this remote area of the Ozarks, but "Loving You Has Made Me Bananas" has finally made it here, and is occasionally played on a local radio station, KFFB, in Fairfield Bay, Ark. Is the 21st century supposed to begin any time soon? Eu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: GUEST,oldie but goldie
Date: 10 Sep 08 - 03:17 PM

imeem.com has the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 06:50 AM

I was a young boy when this song appeared on Top of the Pops (BBC TV, UK) and memorised the lyrics. I now run a care home in Exeter, UK and our visiting musician will play it so I can sing to the residents (pity them!). Can anyone email the score to me please? peter.byron@virgin.net
Thank you in hopeful anticipation

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: bubblyrat
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 06:16 PM

I remember eet well !! Wasn't there a similarly weird song by the same artist that went something like----


    "My girl Bill..My my girl Bill :
             Can't say enough 'bout the way I feel,
               about my girl--my girl Bill ".....??

   It was really strange, but sort of compelling ! (like "loving you has made me bananas " )--
Oh shit ! I'll be awake all night now !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: Bainbo
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 05:56 AM

No, no, no. My Girl Bill was by Jim Stafford, who also sang Spiders and Snakes. Both were off the album Spiders and Snakes, but there was another album, called Not Just Another Pretty Foot. (Am I starting to sound nerdy yet?)

While my schoolmates were listening to Pink Floyd and Genesis, I'd put some Jim Stafford on the sixth-form record player to universally blank looks. It wouldn't stay on for long.

I always thought he was a country-ish singer with a bit of humour. But it turns out he regards himself as a comedian first, who still does a family show at his own auditorium. You can google him.

My Girl Bill - it's another of those songs which have rattled round inside my head for 30 years. I'll post the words, if you're interested.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: bubblyrat
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 02:38 PM

Yeah !! Go on !! It's so weird it's beautiful !! Share it with all of us ,please !


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY GIRL BILL (Jim Stafford)
From: Bainbo
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 05:27 PM

Oh, go on then. You talked me into it. Not that I needed much persuading - it's a bit like virtual performing. Apologies for the British spelling, but it's how I always think of it.

MY GIRL BILL
(Jim Stafford)

Bill walked me to my door last night,
And he said: "Before I go
There's something about our love affair
That I have a right to know."
I said: "Let's not stand out here like this,
What would the neighbours think?
Why don't we just step inside
And I'll fix us both a drink."

CHORUS:
My girl Bill,
My - my girl Bill.
Can't say enough about the way I feel about my girl,
My girl Bill.

William's hands were shaking
As he took his glass of wine
And I could see we both felt the same
And when his eyes met mine
I said: "Who we love and why we love -
It's hard to understand
So let's just sit here on the couch
And face this - man to man.

CHORUS


"Now, Bill, you know we just left her place
And we both know what she said.
She doesn't want to see your face
And she wishes you were dead.
Now, I know we both love her,
And I guess we always will.
But you're gonna have to find another
'Cos she's my girl, Bill."

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: Bainbo
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 05:43 PM

bubblyrat:

Memory playing tricks?

I've just checked the related thread at the top of this page, and I see you asked the same question in February last year - and got the lyrics and Jim Stafford's name from Peace.

Still. I enjoyed remembering it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
From: Jayto
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 05:57 PM

I dont' know the lyrics but I sure know from personal experience. :)


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