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02-01-2013, 06:58 AM
I was listening to Tom Waits' Rain Dogs the other night and when Cemetery Polka came on I started laughing. Waits' delivery and lyrics are effectively comedic.

Is there a song that makes you laugh?

Mr MidFi
02-01-2013, 10:43 AM

Well Frank settled down in the Valley
and hung his wild years
on a nail that he drove through
his wife's forehead
he sold used office furniture
out there on San Fernando Road
and assumed a $30,000 loan
at 15 1/4 % and put down payment
on a little two bedroom place

His wife was a spent piece of used jet trash
made good bloody marys
kept her mouth shut most of the time
had a little Chihuahua named Carlos
that had some kind of skin disease
and was totally blind.
They had a thoroughly modern kitchen
self-cleaning oven (the whole bit).
Frank drove a little sedan
they were so happy.

One night Frank was on his way home
from work, stopped at the liquor store,
picked up a couple Mickey's Big Mouths
drank 'em in the car on his way
to the Shell station, he got a gallon of
gas in a can, drove home, doused
everything in the house, torched it,
parked across the street, laughing,
watching it burn, all Halloween
orange and chimney red then
Frank put on a top forty station
got on the Hollywood Freeway headed north.

Never could stand that dog.

02-01-2013, 10:58 AM
Alice's Restaurant

Finch Platte
02-01-2013, 11:29 AM
Ween, Big Jilm.

02-01-2013, 03:20 PM
Mr. Midfi, thanks for those lyrics. Here are the lyrics (as best as I can discern) from Cemetery Polka:

"Cemetery Polka"
Uncle Vernon
Uncle Vernon
Independent as a
Hog on ice
He's a big shot down there
At the slaughterhouse
He plays accordion
For Mr.Weiss

Uncle Biltmore and
Uncle William
Made a
Million during
World War II
But they're tightwads
And they're
And they'll never
Give a dime to you

Auntie Mame
Has gone
Inside (insane?)
She lives in
The doorway of an old hotel
And the
Radio's playing opera and
All she ever says
Is go to Hell.

Uncle Violet
Flew as a pilot
He said there
Ain't no pretty
Girls in France
Now he runs a
Tidy little
Bookie joint they say
He never
Keeps it in his pants

Uncle Bill
Will never leave a will
And the tumor is as
Big as an egg
He has a mistress
She's Puerto Rican
And I heard she has
A wooden leg.

Uncle Phil
Can't live without his pills
He has emphysema and
He's almost blind
And we must find out
Where the money is
Get it now
Before he loses his mind

Repeat First Verse

02-10-2013, 02:56 AM
You guys gotta check this one out, I heard it and bought the LP back in the 70's, the band is called Supercharge and thankfully, someone put it up on YouTube:

She Moved The Dishes First - YouTube (

02-10-2013, 05:12 AM
Martin Mull has to have among the funniest songs ever written. Now granted he was a comedian and supposed to be funny, but he really takes it to a different level.

Martin Mull - Humming Song (Very Funny) - YouTube (

02-12-2013, 07:37 PM
Greenskeepers - Lotion

03-23-2013, 11:34 AM
2 more:

The Rolling Stones' "Far Away Eyes" from Some Girls
Snoop Dogg's "Lodi Dodi"

03-23-2013, 02:40 PM
Lavender by Marillion. No, it isn't intended to be funny, but then again, some of the best comedy is unintentional. I know it was a minor hit for them but yikes, what a bad song for a rock band of any ilk. It'd be different if Paul McCartney or the elven Jon Anderson attempted that level of schmultz, because they always have. Marillion gave it their sincerest progrock grandeur treatment. The video is worse; Fish at the helm, he with his thinning power mullet and bangs that start at the crown of his head, comes across as a sketch comedy show parody.

Anything sung by Leonard Nimoy.

03-24-2013, 11:55 AM
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Loosen Up - The Nazz - YouTube (

The images in that video seem unrelated to the song.