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The Kingsman Trio

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Bad Man's Blunder"Opening lines are "Well, early one evening I was strollin' around. / I was feelin' kinda mean -- I shot a deputy down." That act of shooting a deputy down is further referred to at least two more times in the lyrics, making "I shot a deputy down" probably the best know lyrics in the song. The song could quite possibly be better known by that than by the actual title, which is nowhere found in the lyrics. - Regina Olsen

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Hallway""Haul Away"Regina Haniger
"Where Did All The Talent Go?""Where Have All The Flowers Gone? "MOR

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Weapon Of Choice," Fatboy Slim"The Long Black Rifle," The Kingston Trio
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Tijuana Jail," The Kingston Trio
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Ann," The Kingston Trio
"I Shot The Sheriff," Eric Clapton"Bad Man's Blunder," The Kingston Trio
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Fast Fright" originally "Fast Freight"
Halloweena Jolie
"One More Ton" originally "One More Town"
Candy Welty
"One Ore Town" originally "One More Town"
Candy Welty
"One More Tow" originally "One More Town"
Candy Welty
"Bye, Bye, Thou Little Tin Child" originally "Bye, Bye, Thou Little Tiny Child"
Donna Rand Blitzen

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Bard Man's Blunder" originally "Bad Man's Blunder"
How all the writing is in iambic pentameter?
Peter
"All May Sorrows" originally "All My Sorrows"
Sorrows that'll go until the first of June
Samantha Wayland
"Bald Man's Blunder" originally "Bad Man's Blunder"
Bridget Andrews

Change a Letter:

"Coat Tattoo" originally "Coal Tattoo"
Duncan Moore
"Cool Tattoo" originally "Coal Tattoo"
Yvette Bristle
"Foal Tattoo" originally "Coal Tattoo"
Yvette Bristle
"Coil Tattoo" originally "Coal Tattoo"
Yvette Bristle
"Last Night I Had The Strangest Dread" originally "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream"
Sophia Borden

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Aug 24
a parody of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" by The Kingston Trio
This is a parody about British Higher Education, the fact that poorly prepared students are misled about the likely outcomes of their education, and are not given rigorous instruction.
Sir Peter Scott: (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Charlie on the MTA""Carly’s Rise—At Least Today"John A. Barry
"Tom Dooley""Glenn Miller"Hu's On First
"Sloop John B""The Mermaid Manatee"Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran
"Greenback Dollar""Keep Back Water"John A. Barry
"Across The Wide Missouri""At Loss, The Child, Miss Suri"Airfarcewon
"Tom Dooley""What Really Sank The Big Fitz?"Old Man Ribber
"Charlie on the MTA""Charlie Just Fell Off the Train"John A. Barry
"M.T.A.""P.T.A."Old Man Ribber
"Charlie on the MTA""Charlie's Got the DNA"John A. Barry
"Charlie on the MTA""Carly’s Gone—Been Sent Away"John A. Barry

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
"MTA"Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MTA)Iludium Phosdex
Georgia StockadeColumbus, GA Chamber of Commerce or Visitor BureauBridget Andrews
The MTA SongMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authorityfelipe
Tom DooleySuicide Prevention Linegoggomobil
MTAThe subwayDavid
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Alejandro
   Lady Gaga
Ally Ally Oxen Free
   The Kingston Trio
Alejandro Oxen Free
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
Major Tom
   Peter Schilling
Tom Dooley
   The Kingston Trio
Major Tom Dooley
Peter Paul Mounds
You're Not Drinking Enough
   Don Henley
Scotch And Soda
   The Kingston Trio
You're Not Drinking Enough Scotch And Soda
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
Love Is Here And Now You're Gone
   Diana Ross And The Supremes
Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
   The Kingston Trio
Love Is Here And Now Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Eileen McKenzie
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Carole Kingston Quartet
Carole King combined with The Kingston Trio
Adding a member to a trio would make it a quartet.
Submitted By: Candy Welty
The Elle Kingston Quartet
Elle King combined with The Kingston Trio
Elle would join the band. If I used 'The Elle Kingston Trio', she would have to replace one of the members of the Kingston Trio in order for that combined name to be accurate.
Submitted By: Richard
The Nikkingston Quartet
Nikki combined with The Kingston Trio
since 'Nikki' is a solo artist
Submitted By: Candy Welty
The Sean Kingston Trio
Sean Kingston combined with The Kingston Trio
Of course, if he joined, then either one of the members would have to depart, or change their name to the Sean Kingston Quartet.
Submitted By: Raphael

Misheard Lyrics:

"El Matador"
Misheard Lyrics:
You may be brave and as bold as you're black
But I will be Norman Orman, terra firma.
Original Lyrics:
You may be brave and as bold as you're black
But I will be numero uno, torero fino.
"Seasons in the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
But the stars we could reach were just sofas on the beach.
Original Lyrics:
But the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach.
"Zombie Jamboree"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't give a damn 'cause I don't welly welly
Original Lyrics:
I don't give a damn 'cause I done that already
"Deportee"
Misheard Lyrics:
All they will call you will be tea for tea.
Original Lyrics:
All they will call you will be deportee.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Deportee"
Misheard Lyrics:
All they will call you will be tea for tea.
Original Lyrics:
All they will call you will be deportee.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Clara Suzette Bartilson

As a child, I heard this on a record belonging to my sister. I puzzled long and hard about what it would mean to call anybody "tea for tea". Later I saw the printed title as "Deportee". At first I had no idea what that word meant. I had some growing up to do before I knew what the title meant and could understand the song's meaning.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Gue, Gue"
The Funny Lyrics:
Dream, dream, then you'll hear the singing crocodile.
Why They're Funny:
Ah, yes! Doesn't that top the wish of everyone being lullabied -- to encounter in dreams a singing crocodile?
Submitted by: Amanda Svenson
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
Why They're Repetitive:
And sleeps ... and sleeps ... and sleeps ... This song appears to be a lullaby ... oh well it sure works!!!!
Submitted by: Hilde Patton
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Molly Dee"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
My true love's in Memphis town --
Pretty little thing named "Sally Brown".
Travels around on a riverboat,
Shares her room with a billy goat.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Would riverboat travelers ever share their rooms with goats? Well, I'VE never heard of any such thing! I could well surmise that in the last line quoted above they were just saying anything for a rhyme.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"CooCoo-U"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It is quite well known you've become a clone
Why They're Nonsensical:
A person can't change into a clone of himself or herself.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
One night she caught King Henry, he was in the canteen bar.
Said he, 'Are you Jane Seymour, Anne Boleyn , or Cath'rine Parr?
How the sweet san fairy Ann, do I know who you are
With your head tucked underneath your arm?'
Why They're Inappropriate:
Historic accuracy is often absent from this otherwise charming little ditty about Anne Boleyn's ghost haunting the Tower Of London. These closing lines are perhaps the bext example of that lack of historic accuracy. Besides Anne Boleyn {Henry's second wife), the only other wife that he had behaeded was his fifth wife, Catherine Howard. So she was the only other one who would make much sense to make sense in the context of these final lines, where Henry wonders which one of his wifes is haunting him with her head tucked underneath her arm. Jane Seymour was his thrid wife, who died in childbirth, giving Henry his only male heir. By all accounts, Henry was genuinely mournful over her passing. So her reference in this context hardly fits. But even less fitting is the reference to Catherine Paar. She was Henry's sixth and last wife, who outlived him.
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie
"With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
The sentries think that it's a football that she carries in
And when they've had a few, they shout, 'Is Army going to win?'
They think that it's Red Grange instead of poor old Ann Boleyn
With her head tucked underneath her arm.
Why They're Inappropriate:
This delightful little whimsical ditty, about Anne Boleyn's ghost haunting the Tower of London, while Henry VIII was still King, is long on charm but short on historical accuracy. Even if some kind of 'poetic license' allows us to overlook the anachronism of members of the court of King Henry VIII having knowledge of American football, the reference to Army is still rather out of place. Red Grange played for the University of Illinois and for the Chicago Bears, never for Army.
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Pastures Of Plenty"
The Dated Lyrics:
Every state in the union this migrant has been.
Why They're Dated:
Woody Guthrie originally wrote this song in 1941, when there were 48 states. Then Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959. Then the Kingston Trio covered the song in their 1961 album "Goin' Places". Sung in 1961 it would imply that the states the migrant has been to would include Alaska and Hawaii, even though that is in no way implied by the song as Guthrie originally wrote it.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm"
The Lyrics:
One night she caught King Henry,
he was in the canteen bar
Said he, 'Are you Jane Seymour, Anne Boleyn ,
or Cath'rine Parr?
How the sweet san fairy Ann,
do I know who you are
With your head tucked underneath your arm?'
Who They Mention:
King Henry VIII
Submitted by: Regina Olsen
"With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm"
The Lyrics:
One night she caught King Henry,
he was in the canteen bar
Said he, 'Are you Jane Seymour, Anne Boleyn ,
or Cath'rine Parr?
How the sweet san fairy Ann,
do I know who you are
With your head tucked underneath your arm?'
Who They Mention:
Jane Seymour (wife of King Henry VIII, not to be confused with modern actress with same name)
Submitted by: Regina Olsen
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream"
Opening Lines:
Last night I had the strangest dream I never dreamed before. I dreamed the world had all agreed to put an end to war.
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
 

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Where Have All The Flowers Gone?"
The Lyrics:
where have all the flowers gone? long time passes where have all the flowers gone? long time ago when will they ever learn?
Why:
this song is frightening it sounds like a song about the dropping of the atomic bomb
Submitted by: art
 

Song Title Space Change:

"They Call The Wind Maria H." originally "The Call The Wind Mariah"
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
"The Pat Riot Game" originally "The Patriot Game"
Submitted by: Carmen Nunki
"The Pat Riot Game" originally "The Patriot Game"
Submitted by: Carmen Nunki
"The Pat Riot Game" originally "The Patriot Game"
Submitted by: Patricia McClure

Band Name Anagrams:

He's Trotting Kion Submitted by: John
King's Into Rot Submitted by: Ava Murphy
Not King's Riot Submitted by: Ava Murphy

Song Title Anagrams:

"Taco So Shut" originally "South Coast"
Submitted by: Honey Mustard Plaster Of Paris Hilton
"Taco Shot Us" originally "South Coast"
Remarkable (albeit violent) taco!
Submitted by: Honey Mustard Plaster Of Paris Hilton
"A Metal Rod" originally "El Matador"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Model Tara" originally "El Matador"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Dream A Lot" originally "El Matador"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Allentown Jail"
The Lyrics:
They locked up her darlin' in Allentown Jail
And no one has come to put up his bail
Why:
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Oh Shenandoah"
The Lyrics:
Away, I'm bound away
'Cross the wide Missouri.
Why:
In this song, a trader wants to take the daughter of an Indian chief west across the Missouri River.
Submitted by: Kathy
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Greenback Dollar"
When this came out in 1963, the unedited version, with its repeated chorus starting out "And I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar." was not played on the radio. Instead, a radio edit version had the word "damn" blocked out. How different from today those days were, when singing "damn" was "pushing the envelope" too much!
Submitted by: Adrienne Ramseur

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Dom Tooley" originally "Tom Dooley"
Submitted by: Marge Pegram

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Raspberries, Strawberries"
The Lyrics:
Ah! les fraises et les framboises et les bon vins que nous avons bus.
Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
Raspberries, strawberries, the good wines we brew.
Here's to the girls of the countryside, the ones we drink unto.
Why:
"Ah! les fraises et les framboises et les bon vins que nous avons bus." is French and means "Oh, the strawberries and the raspberries, and the good wines that we have drunk."
Submitted by: Barry Amassa Tate
 

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Hard, Ain't It Hard"
The Lyrics:
The first time I seen my true love,
She was a-standin' by my door, And the last time I seen her false-hearted smile,
She was dead on that bar room floor! (Poor girl!)
Why:
This song has quite a rousing, uptempo tune. And yet it tells of finding one's love untrue and then finding her dead. What a tale to sing so blithely!
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"The Merry Minuet"
The Lyrics:
But we can be tranquil and thankful and proud,
For man's been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud.
And we know for certain that some lovely day,
Someone will set the spark off...
And we will all be blown away!
Why:
This bitterly satirical song first talks of human enmities, as well as natural disasters. Then in this climactic verse it speaks of the threat of nuclear annihilation. Throughout the song, it is done with ap upbeat and ostensibly celebratory tune and spirit, as the word "merry" in the title implies. Incidentally, some of the most poignant and / or ironic lines in this song, including "And we will all be blown away", were sung by Kingston Trio member Nick Reynolds, who died this month (October, 2008). RIP.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

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