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

 
 
littleprince1977
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2012 10:17 pm
@jcphoto,
YES!!!!
This is the version I was taught in 1979 on a two bus month tour in Europe!
THANK YOU!
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campfiregal
 
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Reply Mon 2 Apr, 2012 07:38 am
@Noddy24,
I wanna man
I wanna man
I wanna mansion in the sky

I wanna hel
I wanna hel
I wanna help some poor ol' guy

And when the
Dam dam
Dam dam
Damage is done
I wanna have my child
My childish fun
I wanna 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 wanna hav my child
My childish fun
I wanna mansion in the sky

And there was Grandma
Swingin' on the outhouse door
Without her shirt on
Waitin' for the garbage man
Roll over Mabel
Charlie's comin' back for more
Tadadadaaa.....
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cmurphy
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 12:51 pm
@Noddy24,
I learned a slightly different version:

I want a man, I want a man, I want a mansion in the sky!
I want a man, I want a man, I want a mansion in the sky!
When the dam, dam, dam, dam, damage is done,
we'll have our fun, our childish fun,
And go back to the mansion in the sky-y-y!

I want a ball, I want a ball, I want a ball point pen with ink!
I want a ball, I want a ball, I want a ball point pen with ink!
When the dam, dam, dam, dam, damage is done, we'll have our fun, our childish fun, And go back to the mansion in the sky-y-y!

I wanna neck, I wanna neck, I wanna necklace made with pearls!
I wanna neck, I wanna neck, I wanna necklace made with pearls!
When the dam, dam, dam, dam, damage is done, we'll have our fun, our childish fun, And go back to the mansion in the sky-y-y!

Note: the person I learned it from always sang showtunes and musicals, so I always had the impression the song came from a show.
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StellaMorgana
 
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Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 10:28 am
@Noddy24,
I wanna neck,
I wanna neck,
I want a necklace made of pearls.
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StellaMorgana
 
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Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 10:31 am
@Noddy24,
also:
it is a "mansion in the sun" and

"And when the dam-dam-dam-dam-damage is done,
I'm going have my child-child childish fun;
I want a mansion in the sun."
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StellaMorgana
 
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Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 10:34 am
@Noddy24,
or this:
I WANT A MAN
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 helpin' some poor guy.
And when the dam, dam, dam, dam,
damage is done,
I'11.have had my share of fun.
I'll have my child, I'll have
my child,
I'll have my childish notions done.
I wanta pet, I wanta pet
I wanta Petty book of girls.
I wanta neck, I wanta neck,
I want a necklace made of pearls.
And when the dam, dam, dam, dam,
damage is done,
I'll have had my share of fun.
I'll have my child,\
I'll have my child,
I'll have my childish notions done.
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StellaMorgana
 
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Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 10:37 am
@Noddy24,
"Petty book of girls" is a reference to George Petty's pin-up art from ESQUIRE centerfolds, pin-up calendars, full-color ads, and many original airbrush paintings
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barnsleyvicar
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2014 12:45 pm
I found your page when Googling what I thought was a Salvation Army song (which I wanted to quote in a sermon which referenced the naivete of some contemporary Christian songs...). It goes something like:

O for a, O for a, O for a man,
O for a man, O for a man;
O for a, O for a, O for a man,
O for a mansion in the skies!

If it's true, then the image of the Joybelles (as I think they used to be called) singing those lyrics really makes me smile!
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