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Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song

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John M. 06 May 05 - 01:05 PM
GUEST,Joe_F 07 May 05 - 08:31 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional(?) bawdy song
From: John M.
Date: 06 May 05 - 01:05 PM

Does anyone sing the following "teasing" bawdy song?   If yes, to what tune?

Any help is apprecated.

I WANT A MAN

I want a man, I want a man
I want a mansion in the sky
I wanna neck, I wanna neck
I wanna necklace from my guy
And when the dam, dam, dam, dam
Damage is done
We'll have a child, child, child, child
Childish fun
And there was Granny
Swingin' on the outhouse door
Without her nightie
Swingin' on the outhouse door
One more time
Swingin' on the outhouse door
The outhouse door
Oh, yeah

This text was retreived from here. According to this search, this is a very rare song.


So does anyone know this song?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 07 May 05 - 08:31 AM

The tune is that of "Alexander's Ragtime Band". I can't remember where I saw this, tho.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: If you will not while you may, you shall not when you will. :||


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 May 05 - 03:01 PM

All I got at camp in Wisconsin was this fragment:
    And then there's Granny,
    Swingin' on the outhouse door,
    Without her nightie,
    And Grandpa yellin' "More, More, More!!!"
I can't think of the name of the tune - I can sing it for you, though.
-Joe Offer-
"Outhouse Door" thread (click).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: GUEST,Sue
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 08:52 PM

I remember that song from Lutheran camp in Canada! One line went; "I wanna pet, I wanna pet, I want a petticoat that swirls, I wanna neck, I wanna neck, I wanna necklace made of pearls" It ends: "And there was granny, swingin' on the outhouse door, without her nightie, waiting for the garbageman, roll over Mabel, Harold's coming back for more....ten dollars please" (the "ten dollars please" was to the tune of "and many more" after the Happy Birthday song)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 08:59 PM

And to think I almost let my kids attend a Lutheran camp once!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 08:42 AM

I learned the first part of this song from my sisters who learned it in Girl Scouts. They never sang the Granny part.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: Snuffy
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 03:47 AM

The song itself is new to me, but we used to have a similar finish, which I always assumed to be a parody of a music hall/vaudeville Big Finish:

Roll over, Mabel
Let's have it on the other side.
It's better in Blackpool
Let's have it on the other side.
Without your kecks on
Let's have it on the other side.
Just like the dogs do
Let's have it on the other side.
A sixty-niner
Let's have it on the other side.
GOOOOOD EEEEEEVENINNGGG FRIEEENDS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: HouseCat
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 01:23 PM

I once got in trouble as a kid for teaching this song to 2 preschoolers I was babysitting :~). I learned it at Girl Scout camp. Though we sang the last bit:

Swingin' on the outhouse door,
Without my nightie,
Waitin' for the boy next door
To hold me tightie,
(Big Finish...)
SWINGIN' ON THE OUTHOUSE DOOOOOOOOR!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: GUEST,Cvanmeter_Houston,TX
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 09:41 AM

I wish I could remember all fo it but we use to sing it on the bus rides to Grand Assembly every summer but our included the following verses I know:

I wanna man...I wanna man...I wanna a mansion in the sky!
(can't remember the next line that paired with the previous)

I wanna pet...I wanna pet...I want a peticoat made of swirls!
I wanna neck...I wanna neck...I wanna necklace made of pearls!

(There was at least one other verse). The the chorus in between was done as...

And when the dam, dam, damage is done....
I'm gonna have my child, my childish fun...
Just a swinging on the outhouse door!

(And for the finally and in a different tune it goes into...) Just a swinging in the outhouse door....without my nightie....just a swingin on the outhouse door.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: GUEST,Sandra Jean
Date: 25 May 12 - 11:57 AM

I sang I Wanna a Man, all the time as a 60's kid. Here goes, sung to the tune of Alexander's Ragtime Band:I wanna man. I wanna man. I wanna mansion in the sky. I wanna neck. I wanna neck. I wanna necktie for my guy. And when the dam dam dam dam damage is done, home to mother I will run, with my child, with my child, with my childhood memories. And there was granny, swingin' on the outhouse door,without her nighty, waitin' for the garbage man, he had her nighty, wrapped up in a cellophane bag.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 25 May 12 - 12:18 PM

Didn't the Appalachian singer Horton Barker sing the following short fragment:

I feel like hell,
I feel like hell,
I feel like helping some poor soul,
To find a man,
To find a man,
To find a mansion in the sky.

I think that I read this in the notes to a Horton Barker LP (Folkways?)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 25 May 12 - 01:42 PM

Indeed Horton Barker sang that. I set it to a tune from godknwoswhere, since there was no tune given. I don't think Barker would have used "Alexander's Ragtime Band," but you never know.

That said, I don't know how to fit the words above to Alexander's anyway. I can't hear it in my head.

Ah, well.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song
From: GUEST,sly
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 08:31 PM

OK, so I know a different version...

I want a man, I want a man... I want a mansion by the sea
I want a neck, I want a neck... I want a necklace made of pearls
And when the damn damn damn damage is done
I want to have some child child childish fun
Sung by the whorehouse... quartet
We're not pregnant... not yet
But give us time!

And there was Granny swingin' on the outhouse door
Without her nighty and grampa yelling "more more more"
without her nighty and grampa yelling "you ol' whore!"


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