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"I wanna man...I wannna man...I wanna mansion in the sky.

 
 
Noddy24
 
Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2005 06:45 pm
Can anyone help me with the rest of this invasive, haunting ditty?

I want a man,
I want a man,
I want a mansion in the sky.

I wanna pet,
I wanna pet,
I want a Parker Pencil Set

And when my man-man, man-man mansion is done
I'm going have my child-child childish fun.

I want a man,
I want a man,
I want a mansion in the sky.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2005 07:53 pm
I found this:

Subject: Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional(?) bawdy song
From: John Mehlberg
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?
Noddy24
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2005 10:46 pm
Boomer--

I learned a highly expurgated version at Girl Scout Camp in the '40's.

A little before this time, the camp bus driver, a WW II vet, called the council and protested about a song that the dear little Brownies were singing.

The Brownies were warbling:

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder
Like a Continental Soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

The bus driver had learned his lyrics on the Western Front.

Do your balls hang low?
Do they wobble....


Do you have a website for your lyrics? Evidently "Parker pencil set" is even rarer than the rest of it.

As I remember--very mistily--a few fraternity parties in the late '50's sung about Granny swingin' on the outhouse door.
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2005 11:03 pm
Here is the link to the site I found:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=80963

I also found several other sites with reference to Jamacia but I couldn't make a whole lot of sense from them!

I love these kind of songs. "Bawdy" songs and parody songs.

I found myself singing:

We three kings of Orient are
Trying to smoke a rubber cigar
It was loaded and it exploded

(I can't remember the rest!)

My mom used to sing a couple that remind me of your song.

One went:

Mary had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell
When the bell exploded
Mary went to heeeeell.....
..O operator, give me number 9
If she does not answer you can kick her in the beeeeehind....
....the refridgerator I found a nickle and dime
If you don't believe me you can kiss my rusty aaaaaass...
K me no more questions and I'll tell you no more lies
All this Mary told to me before Mary died.



The other went:

There once was a farmer who took a young miss
Behind the barn to give her a .....

.... lecture

On horses and chickens and eggs
And told her she had the most beautiful.....

..... manners

For a girl of her charms
A girl he would like to have take in his....

.... washing and ironing

And then if she did
They would get married and raise lots of....

.... Sweet violets

Sweeter than the roses
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2005 11:25 pm
Sweet violets
Sweeter than the roses.
Covered all over with sweet violets.

I've often thought of writing a murder mystery around the title, "Sweet Violence".

Take one abusive spouse....
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thebuzzard
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2005 08:15 pm
I Wanna Man Thread
Chanced into your discussion while looking for the lyrics to "Sweet Violets' which I found had been recored by Dinah Shore and Sinead O'Conner:

Sweet Violets (MARY BETH) Lyrics


There once was a farmer, who took a young miss
in back of the barn where he gave her a
lecture
on horses and chickens and eggs
and told her that she had such beautiful
manners
That suited a girl of her charms
A girl that he wanted to take in his
washing and ironing
and then if she did. They could get married and raise lots of

Sweet violets, sweeter than all the roses
covered all over from head to toe
covered all over with sweet violets

the girl told the farmer that he'd better stop
and she called her father and he called a taxi
and got there before very long
'cause someone was doing his little girl
right
for a change and so that's why he said:
"if you marry her, son, you're better off
single
cuz it's always been my belief
that marriage will bring a man nothing but

Sweet violets, sweeter than all the roses
covered all over from head to toe
covered all over with sweet violets

The farmer decided he'd wed anyway
and started in planning for his wedding
suit
which he purchased for only one buck
but then he found out he was just out of
money
and so he got left in the lurch
standing and waiting in front of the
end of the story
Which just goes to show
all a girl wants from a man is his

Sweet violets..


Very cool. I knew it by heart up to "you're better off single."

The lyric about Granma swingin on the out house door I hear while in (of all places) a Catholic seminary (high school level) as part of:

Her mother never told her/the things a young girl should know/
about the ways of (college name here)/and how they come and go/
now age has stolen her beauty/ and sin has left its sad scar/
so remember you mothers and sisters, boys/and let her sleep under the bar/ (next to the gin)/--and there goes granma, swingin on the outhouse door/in her bikini/and there goes granma swingin on the outhouse door/without her nighty...

Thanks for the memories, folks!

the Buzzard
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2005 08:43 pm
Buzzard--

Welcome to A2K.

Evidently the folk songs of the 20's like the commerative battle songs of the Vikings had many interchangable phrases/lines/verses as well as incredible staying power.
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jcphoto
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2007 12:28 am
the version i heard
I wanna man
I wanna Man
i wanna mansion in the sky
i feel like hel
i feel like hel
i feel like helping some poor guy

and when the dam dam dam dam damage is done
i wanna have my child my childish fun
I want a mansion in the sky

I want a neck I wanna neck i wanna necklace made of pearls
I wanna pet
i wanna pet
i want a petticoat that swirls

and when the dam dam dam dam damage is done
i wanna have my child my childish fun
I want a mansion in the sky

Let's go to bed
lets go to bed
lets go to betty's house tonight
go all the way!
go all the way!
go all the way and then turn right

and when the dam dam dam dam damage is done
i wanna have my child my childish fun
I want a mansion in the sky, for me and my guy !yeah!
Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 25 Aug, 2007 08:55 am
Jcphoto--

Welcome to A2K.

Ah, for the good old days when innuendo was in fashion and four letter words flocked and frolicked in the barnyard and the barroom.
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bloncin
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:58 pm
I wanna
I wanna a man
I want a man
I wanna a mansion in the sky

I wanna pet
I wanna pet
I wanna a petticoat that swirls

I wanna neck
I wanna neck
I wanna necklace made or pearls

Chorus
and when the damn damn damnage is done
Going tohave my child
My childish fun

Got to bed
go to bed
got to Betty's house to day
Get ya hot
get ya hot
get your hotdogs one the way
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2008 11:21 am
Bloncin--

Welcome to A2K--and thank you. I'd never heard the petticoat verse before and the Betty's house/hot dogs is also new to me.
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kstewart
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 01:48 pm
@Noddy24,
Here's the song the way I learned it:

I want a man,
I want a man,
I want a mansion in the sky

I feel like hell,
I feel like hell,
I feel like helping some poor guy

And when the dam, dam, dam, dam damage is done
I'll have my child, child, child, childish fun

I want a mansion in the sky!

2nd Verse

I wanna neck,
I wanna neck,
I wanna necklace made of pearls

I wanna pet,
I wanna pet,
I wanna petticoat that swirls

And when the dam, dam, dam, dam damage is done
I'll have my child, child, child, childish fun

I want a mansion in the sky!
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 05:58 pm
@kstewart,
Thank you for making us smile and remember an A2Ker who has passed on.
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imatofall
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jan, 2009 01:43 pm
@Noddy24,
This is how I remember it.

I WANNA MAN

I wanna man, I wanna man
I wanna mansion in the sky
I feel like hel, I feel like hel,
I feel like helping some poor guy.

And when the dam, dam,
Dam, dam damage is done
I’m gonna have my child,
My child, childish fun
In my mansion in the sky.

I wanna neck, I wanna neck,
I wanna necklace made of pearls.
I wanna pet, I wanna pet,
I wanna petticoat that swirls

And when the dam, dam,
Dam, dam damage is done
I’m gonna have my child,
My child, childish fun
In my mansion in the sky.

Let’s go to bed, let’s go to bed
Let’s go to Betty’s house tonight
Go all the way, go all the way,
Go all the way and then turn right.

And when the dam, dam,
Dam, dam Damage is done
I’m gonna have my child,
My child, childish fun
In my mansion in the sky.


That's as far as I remember. I would love to have all the words too!! Hope this helps.
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ebo
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2009 07:27 pm
@Noddy24,
I wanna man
I wanna man
I wanna mansion in the sky

I feel like hell
I feel like hell
I feel like helping some poor guy

And when the damn damn damn damage is done
I'm gonna have my child my childish fun

I wanna neck
I wanna neck
I wanna necklace made of pearls

I wanna pet
I wanna pet
I wanna peticoat of swirls

And when the damn damn damn damage is done
I'm gonna have my child my childish fun

Let's go to bed
Let's go to bed
Let's go to Betty's house today

And we'll get hot
And we'll get hot
And we'll get hotdogs on the way

And when the damn damn damn damage is done
I'm gonna have my child my childish fun

And there was granny, swinging on the outhouse door
Without her nightie
Waitin on the garbage man
I bet I fooled you
Waitin on the garbage man
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makyiasmama
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 12:13 pm
@boomerang,
I want a man, I want a man
I want a mansion in the sky
I want to live, I want to live
I want to live until I die
And when the dam, dam,
dam, dam damage is done
I'm gonna have my child,
my childish fun
We went to bed, we went to bed,
Went to BeDee's (Betty) house today.
We got hot, we go hot
We got hot-dogs on the way
And when the dam, dam,
dam, dam damage is done
I'm gonna have my child,
My childish fun
I wanna neck, I wanna neck
I want a necklace made of pearls.
I wanna pet, I wanna pet
I want a petticoat that twirls.
And when the dam, dam,
dam, dam damage is done
I'm gonna have my child,
my childish fun.
And there's Granny
Sweet Granny
Swinging on the outhouse door.
Without her nightie
Waiting on the garbage man
One more time
I bet I fooled you.
Sweet Granny
Swinging on the outhouse door.

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solobaby
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jun, 2010 08:53 pm
@Noddy24,
the one i know is...

I want a man, i want a man
i want a mansion in the sky

i wanna neck, i wanna neck
i want a neck tie for my guy

and when the dam, dam, dam, dam damage is done
i'm gonna go home to my mom

i want a child, i want a child
i want a child hood memory

and here comes granny
swinging on the outhouse door

without her nightie
said shes never done it before

shes done it plenty
swinging on the outhouse door
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AnneEValentine
 
  1  
Reply Fri 3 Sep, 2010 10:51 am
@Noddy24,
O.K, this is how I remember it -- >

"I wanna a man, I wanna man, I wanna mansion in the sky.
I wanna a man, I wanna man, I wanna mansion in the sky.

And when the damn, damn, damn, damn, damage is done,
We'll have child, child, childish fun.
In our manshion in the sky.

I wanna neck, I wanna neck, I want a necklace made of pearls.
I wanna neck, I wanna neck, I want a necklace made of pearls.

And when the damn, damn, damn, damn, damage is done, We'll have child, child, childish fun. In our manshion in the sky.

I wanna pet, I wanna pet, I wanna petticoat of lace.
I wanna pet, I wanna pet, I wanna petticoat of lace.

And when the damn, damn, damn, damn, damage is done, We'll have child, child, childish fun. In our manshion in the sky. "

There may be more to it, but that's all I remember.

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Rockhead
 
  2  
Reply Fri 3 Sep, 2010 11:26 am
hmmmmm.

somehow I knew Miss Noddy would pop in today....
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carole faye
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2011 06:39 am
@Noddy24,
I want to neck i want to neck Necklace made of pearls I want to neck necklace made of pearls
And when this dam dam damage is done we will have some child childish fun
up in the mansion in the sky you and I
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