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ggunn
March 6th, 2007, 11:49 PM
OK, this is a question for the old farts like me. Something just reminded me of an old song that I used to hear on jukeboxes in the early 60's. All I can dredge up of the lyrics is something like:

They say that Perry Mason won all his cases
But that's not so
He (something) - aces
They say that big Cheyenne shot up the land
But he really had a ragtime band.

I think it mentions Bat Masterson, and I'm pretty sure it's about TV characters. Google comes up empty on every way I can think of to search for it.

Ring a bell, anyone?

ProgHead
March 7th, 2007, 02:25 AM
Maybe this is the one you are thinking about....

To save my soul I can't get a date,
Baby's got it tuned on channel eight.
Now Wyatt Earp and the Big Cheyenne
They're comin' thru the T.V. shootin up the land.
Ah...um...my baby loves the Western movies.
My baby loves the Western movies,
Bam, bam, shoot 'em up Pow.
Ah..um..My babe loves the Western Movies.
I call my baby on the telephone
To tell her half my head was gone
I just got hit by a great big brick
She says thanks for reminding me about that Maverick
Ah..um...my baby loves the Western movies.
My baby loves the Western movies,
Bam, bam, shoot em up pow.
Ah...um...
My baby loves the Western movies.
Well there's Jeremy Roller and Old Cochise
Jim Hardy, Jim Bowie and Sugarfoot.
They all have gun will travel
Give me back my boots and saddle uh huh.
Here's the story of the certain Wagon Train Mccord
A broken arrow has broken my heart.
A Jefferson Thomas with Bat Masterson
Unties my baby and the fight was won.
Ah..um...my baby loves the Western movies.
My baby loves the western movies.
Bam bam shoot em up pow.
Ah um, my baby loves the western movies.

Song called Western Movies by the Olympics

JaneyNow
January 29th, 2012, 08:14 PM
I'm new to the Womb, so maybe somebody answered this for you already. The name of the song you're referring to is 'The Joke' by Reggie Hall on Chess Records out of New Orleans. Hope this helps! Here are some of the lyrics:

They say that Wyatt Earp rode a horse
But that's not so -- He drove a car
They say the Big Cheyenne shot up the land
But he really was a real estate man.

They say that Rudolph Valentino was a lover
But that's not so -- it was his brother
Say that Jesse James had a gang
But he really had a Ragtime Band

They say that old Bat Masterson carried a cane
But that's not so - he flew a plane
They say that Big Cheyenne shot up the land
But he really was a real estate man

They say that Perry Mason won all his cases
But that's not so -- he sold shoe laces
They say that Big Cheyenne shot up the land
But he really was a real estate man . . .

PRobb
January 30th, 2012, 12:10 AM
So you're new to the Womb and you started with five year old threads.
Wow.
Either truly dedicated or deeply neurotic.
:beer:

weedywet
January 30th, 2012, 12:20 AM
So you're new to the Womb and you started with five year old threads.
Wow.
Either truly dedicated or deeply neurotic.
:beer:

I'm voting: both

but welcome!

CloseToTheEdge
January 30th, 2012, 12:36 AM
So you're new to the Womb and you started with five year old threads.
Wow.
Either truly dedicated or deeply neurotic.
:beer:

Either way, a perfect fit!