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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:17 pm
Ken Jones


Posts: 7922
Location: California

WHEN VERONICA PLAYS THE HARMONICA
(Tommy Mack / Jimmy Mulcay / Mildred Mulcay)

The Mulcays (vocal: Patricia Koren) - 1948
Kay Kyser's Kampus Kowboys (vocal: Gloria Wood) - 1948

You can sail around the world to see the sights
And even see the famous northern lights,
But strange as it may be
I'm sure you will agree
The greatest sight of all is by the sea

When Veronica plays the harmonica
Down on the pier at Santa Monica
When she gives out with Gershwin and Bach
The perch and barracuda come wigglin' up to the dock
The seals and haddock get aquabatic
When she plays on her chromatic
When she plays boogie woogie, lobsters flippity flop
She even made a submarine blow it's top
When Veronica plays her harmonica
Down on the pier at Santa Monica

When Veronica plays the harmonica
Down on the pier at Santa Monica
She plays mad jive for hepcat fish
She even plays a tune for a tuna that swims with a swish
A big fat turtle whose name was Myrtle
Shook and shivered till she broke her girlde
The whale that swallowed Jonah yelled across the bay
"I'll open up my mouth and let you go today
To hear Veronica play her hamonica
Down on the pier at Santa Monica"

A flying fish from Avalon flew out of sight
For he was smoking seaweed and was high as a kite
When Veronica raised the thermometer
Down on the pier at Santa Monica

An oyster got so stewed at an oyster spa
He stood right up and holler'd "Eat Me Eight To The Bar"
When Veronica played her harmonica
Down on the pier at Santa Monica

A fish was using Lifebuoy soap, she knew how he felt
She never smelled a smelt that smelt like that smelt smelt
So Veronica took her harmonica
And left the pier at Santa Monica

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As recorded by Kay Kyser/Gloria Wood:

When Veronica plays the harmonica
Down on the pier at Santa Monica
When she gives out with Gershwin or Bach
The perch and barracuda come wigglin' up to the dock
The seals and haddock get aquabatic
When she plays on her chromatic
When she plays boogie woogie lobster flippity flop
She even made a submarine blow its top
When Veronica plays her harmonica
Down on the peir at Santa Monica

When Veronica plays the harmonica
Down on the pier at Santa Monica
She plays mad jive for the hepcat fish
She even plays a tune for a tuna that swims with a swish
A big fat turtle whose name was Myrtle
Shook and shivered till she broke her girdle,
The whale that swallowed Jonah yelled across the bay
I'll open up my mouth and let you out today
To hear Veronica play her harmonica
Down on the pier at Santa Monica

Two happy sturgeon whose hatch were mergin'
Were married when her wedding march was urgin'
Each sturgeon had some little ones with eyes of blue
Who taught a school of eels and kippered herring too
To play harmonica without Veronica
Down on the pier at Santa Monica

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 7:24 pm
Mahigeer


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Nice, but do you have the recorded melody to go with it?
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:24 pm
Ken Jones


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Location: California

Nope, but wonder where we could find it?

Of course they've got their fish a little mixed up but I guess that's poetic license.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 2:50 pm
SoCalNewb


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Location: Formerly Monterey, now LA.

Sounds like a good challenge, finding a recording of this song. I guess I found an activity to take up my time when I can't go fishing.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 3:24 pm
san-diego-native


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eBay and Amazon have it. You can sample the song on Amazon.
Kay Kyser, fun with the ol' professor '44-47. Track #23.



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 6:03 pm
Ken Jones


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Location: California

I heard the first 30 seconds of the song!
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