Friday, November 15, 2013


My friend, Carole, sent me this email & I LOVED it--thank you, Carol!!

Some of the artists of the 60's are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers who can remember doing the "Limbo" as if it were yesterday.

                                                               They include:

Bobby Darin ---

Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' A Flash

Herman's Hermits ---

Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker

Ringo Starr --- 

I Get By With A Little Help From Depends


The Bee Gees --- 

How Can You Mend A Broken Hip?

Roberta Flack--- 

The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face


Johnny Nash ---

I Can't See Clearly Now


Paul Simon---

Fifty Ways To Lose Your Liver

                                                        The Commodores ---

Once, Twice, Three Times To The Bathroom

Procol Harem--- 

A Whiter Shade Of Hair

Leo Sayer --- 

You Make Me Feel Like Napping

                                                         The Temptations --- 

Papa's Got A Kidney Stone


Denture Queen


Tony Orlando --- 

Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall

Helen Reddy --- 

I Am Woman; Hear Me Snore


Leslie Gore---

It's My Procedure, and I'll Cry If I Want To

                                                      And lastbut NOT least: 

Willie Nelson ---
On the Commode Again

Some jokes:

1st man: “My neighbors were screaming and yelling at three o’clock this morning!”
2nd man: “Did they wake you?”
1st man: “Nah….I was up playing my bagpipes.”

What happens if you play country music backwards?
You get your wife & your job back.
What's the first thing a musician says at work? 
"Would you like fries with that?"
What do you say to a guitar player in a 3-piece suit ?
"Will the defendant please rise ..."


(A different Fran drew the above cartoon.)

A quote that I found at

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities----Dr. Seuss (& fishducky)



  1. None of these revised song titles mean anything to me - and I am lying like a pig in mud.
    As always, brilliant. Thank you and Carole. Big smiles.

  2. ha ha @ I think you've got a flat.
    I love the 60s song changes, just about everything makes me feel like napping lately.

  3. Thanks for cheering me up, I just messed up my entire computer set up after I must have clicked the wrong thing to clear my cache and cookies. So thank you so much, I needed this and I love the one with the dog and "you will never walk alone again."

    1. Blake had to adjust my computer this morning, so I know how you feel--we're all cheerier now!!

  4. Thank you, for the bagpipe friend Frog is a Bagpiper and I bust his chops at every opportunity.

  5. Melynda wrote: I can't see clearly now? hahaha Threw that one in for me did you? :)

  6. Love the Willie Nelson revision. But where's the weed dispenser?

  7. Loved the revamped lyrics but now I have "Whiter Shade of Pale" romping around in my head. Hope sleep cures it.

    1. That's better than the song in my head--"If I Only Had a Brain"!!

  8. I never walk alone. Thank God for Franklin. And thank God for you. You always make me laugh.


    1. I'm glad!! (Was it you that suggested the movie, "The Impostor"? I just watched it--fascinating!!)

    2. Yes, it was me. It's definitely fascinating.

  9. Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' A Flash - Just love it!

  10. Ironically, there is a country song called "Do You Want Fries With That?" by Tim McGraw. Although I don't think he's flipping burgers anymore...

    1. I didn't know that,but it doidn't surprise me!! I googled it & here it is, with the lyrics:

  11. I remember well! all those original songs... what fun! We had a lot of great music 'back then' ... sure did can't believe it's so 'back then' ... you realize that Alley Oop and Flying Purple People Eater was 55 years ago???? good lord ... what have I done in these past 55 years... not a damn thing. well, worthwhile.

    I need to save a whale or something similar

  12. This was definitely a good note on which to end the day!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

    1. I always try to end in a good note--or in this case, notes!!


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