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Lyr Req: Andy Gump + Barney Google

Louie Roy 12 May 03 - 05:01 PM
Jim Dixon 13 May 03 - 10:32 PM
GUEST 13 May 03 - 11:03 PM
Louie Roy 14 May 03 - 11:46 AM
GUEST 02 Aug 09 - 12:13 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Aug 09 - 04:51 PM
Jim Dixon 20 May 11 - 11:25 PM
GUEST,Karl Koenig 11 Jun 12 - 10:56 AM
GUEST 11 Jun 12 - 01:22 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Andy Gump
From: Louie Roy
Date: 12 May 03 - 05:01 PM

I'm not sure this is the correct title,but this tune was written and recorded about 1933 or 1934 and it was written about all the different characters in the funny papers,such as Andy Gump, Barney Google,Maggie and Jiggs and others.The only lines I remember is about Andy Gump,and they go like this.
    How do you do Andy Gump how do you do.
    How do you do Andy Gump how are you
    How is Chester how is Min
    How's the whiskers on your chin
    Growing out or growing in
    How do you do Andy Gump, How do you do?
Louie Roy


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Subject: Lyr Add: BARNEY GOOGLE (Billy Rose, Con Conrad)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 May 03 - 10:32 PM

Check this out:
Don Markstein's Toonopedia -- A Vast Repository of Toonological Knowledge
It has a wealth of information about old comic strips -- but no song lyrics.

(The one with Maggie and Jiggs was called Bringing Up Father.)

I haven't found a song about Andy Gump, but...

Lyrics below copied from http://www.rienzihills.com/SING/barneygoogle.htm
(That page also has a midi file.)

BARNEY GOOGLE
(Billy Rose and Con Conrad, 1923)

Who's the most important man this country ever knew?
Do you know what politician I have reference to?
Well, it isn't Mr. Bryan, and it isn't Mr. Hughes.
I've got a hunch that to that bunch I'm going to introduce:
(Again you're wrong and to this throng I'm going to introduce:)

Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.
Barney Google bet his horse would win the prize.
When the horses ran that day,
Spark Plug ran the other way.
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.

Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.
Barney Google had a wife three times his size
She stood Barney for divorce
Now he's living with his horse
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.

Who's the greatest lover that this country ever knew?
And who's the man that Valentino takes his hat off to?
No, it isn't Douglas Fairbanks that the ladies rave about.
When he arrives, who makes the wives chase all their husbands out?

Why, it's Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.
Barney Google is the guy who never buys.
Women take him out to dine,
Then he steals the waiter's dime.
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.

Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.
Barney Google is the luckiest of guys.
If he fell in to the mud,
He'd come up with a diamond stud.
Barney Google with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.

Who's the greatest fire chief this country ever saw?
Who's the man who loves to hear the blazing buildings roar?
Anytime the house is burning, and the flames leap all about,
Say, tell me do, who goes, "kerchoo!" and puts the fire out?

Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.
Barney Google, thought his horse could win the prize.
He got odds of ten to eight;
Spark Plug came in three days late.
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.

Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.
Barney Google tried to enter paradise.
When Saint Peter saw his face,
He said, "Go to the other place."
Barney Google, with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Andy Gump
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 03 - 11:03 PM

Curious, Andy Gump, is a commercial purveyor of portable toilets in Southern California.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Andy Gump
From: Louie Roy
Date: 14 May 03 - 11:46 AM

Thanks Jim Dixon for your input on my thread and the web page and also the lyrics on Barney Google and his Gawd awful looking race horse Spark Plug which was first recorded on an Edison Record.I'd forgotten that there was a song recorded about Barney Google and I listened to it many times when I was growing up,but I find that I'm forgetting a lot of things that happened years ago but father time will take its toll on all of us and there isn't a thing we can do about it.Thanks again Jim for jarring my memory.The song I called Andy Gump was written about several of the characters in the funny papers in that era and each one had a verse such as the one I posted about Andy Gump and the title was probably called something else.Anyway with the web page you posted I can go back in time and jar my memory a little more Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Andy Gump
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 12:13 AM

http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview?pi=nla.mus-an9583805-s1-e (sheet music for "How Do You Do?")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Andy Gump
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Aug 09 - 04:51 PM

The lyrics to HOW DO YOU DO (by Phil Fleming, Charlie Harrison & Cal DeVoll, 1924) have been posted in this thread. Only one verse, the last, mentions Andy Gump.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Andy Gump + Barney Google
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 May 11 - 11:25 PM

YouTube has recordings of BARNEY GOOGLE by:

Billy Murray with the Great White Way Orchestra
Spike Jones
The Georgians (instrumental only)
The Happiness Boys (Billy Jones & Ernest Hare)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Andy Gump + Barney Google
From: GUEST,Karl Koenig
Date: 11 Jun 12 - 10:56 AM

In 1923 Harold/Lane Music company published a song by Harold Dixon entitled 'Andy Gump'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Andy Gump + Barney Google
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 12 - 01:22 PM

How about a trivia thread about old comics?


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