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#21 Slumberjack

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 12:55 AM

Another for your consideration Shout by the Isley brothers This link will
take you to you tube where you can see how its performed by the original
artists. Just cut and paste into your browser
This might be kind of fun to do with the multiple parts.



The N version is way down the page. It looks long but they did it in
just 2 minutes and 4 seconds


Shout the Isley Brothers 1959

We-eee-eeel....
You know you make me wanna (Shout!)
Kick my heels up and (Shout!)
Throw my hands up and (Shout!)
Throw my head back and (Shout!)
Come on now (Shout!)
Don't forget to say you will
Don't forget to say, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Say you will)
Say it right now bab-ay
(Say you will)
Come on, come on
(Say you will)
Say it, will-a you-ooooo!
(Say you will)
You got it, now!
(Say) say that you love me
(Say) say that you need me
(Say) say that you want me
(Say) you wanna please me
(Say) come on now
(Say) come on now
(Say) come on now
(Say) come on now
(Say) I still remember
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
When you used to be nine years old
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
Yeah-yeah!
I was a fool for you, from the bottom of my soul, yeah!
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
Now that you've grown, up
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
Enough to know, yeah yeah
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
You wanna leave me, you wanna, let me go
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop)

I want you to know
I said I want you to know right now, yeah!
You been good to me baby
Better than I been to myself, hey! hey!
An if you ever leave me
I don't want nobody else, hey! hey!
I said I want you to know-ho-ho-hey!
I said I want you to know right now, hey! hey!

You know you make me wanna
(Shout-wooo) hey-yeah
(Shout-wooo) yeah-yeah-yeah
(Shout-wooo) aaaalll-right
(Shout-wooo) aaaalll-right
(Shout-wooo) come on now!
(Shout) come on now!
(Shout) yeah, yeah, yeah
(Shout) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)
(Shout) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)
(Shout) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)
(Shout) all-alright (good sound)
(Shout) it's all-alright (good sound)
(Shout) all-alright (good sound)
(Shout) all-alright (aah)

Now wai-a-ait a minute!
I feel aaaaaaallllllright!
(Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah!)
(OOOOOOOOW)
Now that I got my woman
I feel aaaaaaaalllllright!
(Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah)
Every time I think about you
You been so good to me
You know you make me wanna
(Shout-wooo) lift my heels up and
(Shout-wooo) throw my head back and
(Shout-wooo) kick my heels up and
(Shout-wooo) come on now
(Shout-wooo) take it easy
(Shout-wooo) take it easy
(Shout-wooo) take it easy (higher)
(Shout) a little bit softer now (wooo)
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now
(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit louder now
(Shout) a little bit louder now
(Shout) a little bit louder now (ooo)
(Shout) a little bit louder now
(Shout) a little bit louder now
(Shout) a little bit louder now

(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)
(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)
(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)
(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)
(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)
(Shout) a little bit louder now
(Shout)
Hey-Hey-A-Hey
(Hey-Hey-A-Hey)
Hey-A-Hey-A
(Hey-A-Hey-A)
Hey-A-Hey-A)
(Hey-A-Hey-A)
Hey-A-A-Hey)
(Hey-A-A-Hey)

JUMP NOW!
Jump up and shout now (wooo)
Jump up and shout now (wooo)
Jump up and shout now (wooo)
Jump up and shout now (wooo)
Jump up and shout now (wooo)
Everybody shout now
Everybody shout now
Everybody, shout, shout
Shout, shout, shout
Shout, shout, shou-out
Shout, shout, shou-out
Shout, shout, shout, shout (oh-whoa-yeah)
Shout, shout, shout, shout (oh yeah)
Shout, shout, shout, shout
Everybody shout now (ooo)

The Inversion [N]

We-eee-eeel....
You know you make me wanna (sleep!)
Kick my shoes off and (Sleep!)
Throw my body down and (Sleep!)
Throw my head back and (Sleep!)
Come on now (Sleep!)
Don't forget to say you must
Don't forget to say, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Say you must)
Say it right now bab-ay
(Say you must)
Come on, come on
(Say you must)
Say it, will-a you-ooooo!
(Say you must)
You got it, now!
(Say) say that your sleepy
(Say) say that your tired
(Say) say that your weary
(Say) you wanna bed now
(Say) bedtime now
(Say) bedtime now
(Say) bedtime now
(Say) bedtime now
(Say) I still remember
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
When I used to sleep all night
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
Yeah-yeah!
I was ready for sleep, from the bottom of my soul, yeah!
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
Now that I've grown, up
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
Enough to know, yeah yeah
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)
You wanna sleep now, you wanna, let go, nap
(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop)

I want you to know
I said I want you to know right now, yeah!
My bed's been good to me
Better than I been to myself, hey! hey!
It's time to sleep now
I don't want nothin' else, hey! hey!
I said I want you to know-ho-ho-hey!
I said I want you to know right now, hey! hey!

You know you make me wanna
(Sleep now) hey-yeah
(Sleep now) yeah-yeah-yeah
(Sleep now) aaaalll-night
(Sleep now) aaaalll-night
(sleep now) come on nap!
(Sleep) come on now!
(Sleep) yeah, yeah, yeah
(Sleep) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)
(Sleep) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)
(Sleep) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)
(Sleep) all-all night (good sound)
(Sleep) it's all-alright (good sound)
(Sleep) all-all night (good sound)
(Sleep) all-all night (aah)

Now wai-a-ait a minute!
I slept aaaaaaallllllright!
(Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah!)
(OOOOOOOOW)
Now that I got my Meds
I feel aaaaaaaalllllright!
(Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah)
Every time I think about bed
it's been good to me
You know it makes me wanna
(Sleep-now) lift my heels up and
(Sleep-now) throw my head back and
(Sleep-now) kick both my shoes off
(Sleep-now) come on now
(Sleep-now) take it easy
(Sleep-now) take it easy
(Sleep-now) take it easy (higher)
(Sleep) a little bit softer now (wooo)
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit better now
(Rest) a little bit better now
(Dream) a little bit better now
(Sleep) a little bit softer now

(Sleep) a little bit longer now
(Sleep) a little bit longer now
(Sleep) a little bit longer now (ooo)
(Sleep) a little bit longer now
(Sleep) a little bit longer now
(Sleep) a little bit longer now

(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)
(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)
(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)
(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)
(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)
(Sleep) a little bit harder now
(Sleep)
Nap-Nap-A-Nap
(Nap-Nap-A-Nap)
Nap-A-Nap-A
(Nap-A-Nap-A)
Nap-A-Nap-A
(Nap-A-Nap-A)
Nap-A-A-Nap
(Nap-A-A-Nap)

Rest NOW!
lay down and sleep now (wooo)
lay down and sleep now (wooo)
lay down and sleep now (wooo)
lay down and sleep now (wooo)
lay down and sleep now (wooo)
Everybody sleep now
Everybody sleep now
Everybody, sleep, sleep
sleep, sleep, sleep
sleep, sleep, light-out
sleep, sleep, right-out
sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep (oh-rest-now)
sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep (oh yeah)
sleep,sleep, sleep, sleep
Everybody sleep now (dream)

Jack,
The other Rocky Mountain Spotted Narcoleptic
AKA Slumberjack (after the name on my favorite sleeping bag)

#22 sdsmith

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:13 PM

Who knew we had all this lyrical talent! Thanks to you guys, we're gonna have a blast!

I'm posting my final contributions. First the ditties:

School Daze

School daze, school daze

Good old sleepy school daze

Resting my head on my hand

Eyes closed, I went to dreamland

The teacher would issue a sharp reprimand

Each time I dozed off she’d make me stand

At the head of the class for all to see

When I was a sleepyhead kid..




Take me out to the Ballgame Movies



Take me out to the movies

Take me out to the show

Buy me no popcorn or ice cream cone

I’ll be asleep ’fore the previews are done

And it’s dream, dream, dream up my own scenes

Where I’ve got the leading role

It’s one, two, three nods I’m out at the movie show.




to be continued ......


#23 sdsmith

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:35 PM

On the Bed Again

(On the Road Again …)

On the bed again …
Just can’t wait to get on the bed again
When I start losin’ it and sleepiness descends
I can’t wait to get on the bed again.

I’m in REM again
Just fell asleep and I’m in REM again
My knack for dreaming is a right that I’ll defend
And I can’t wait to get back in REM again

When I’m awake again -
I just go about my busy working day
I may take ten
Whenever narcolepsy has to have its way

And its way

Is off the road again
Sleepy me, I pull off the road again
Those highway rest stops are my closest and best friends
When I can’t wait to get off the road again.

When I’m awake again -
I just go about my busy working day
I may take ten
Whenever narcolepsy has to have its way
And its way

Is on the bed again …
Just can’t wait to get on the bed again
When I start losin’ it and sleepiness descends
I can’t wait to get on the bed again.


Sleep Study, USA
(Surf City, USA)

Two techs to every bed …
“It began a few months ago” I told the doctor
(Sleep study, here I come)
Said I fall asleep driving everywhere I go now
(Sleep study, here I come)
Can’t make it through a movie or even a party
And I’m gonna flunk school! What can I do?

Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done
Gonna have a sleep study gonna have some fun
Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done
Gonna have a sleep study, gonna have some fun
Two techs to every bed …

The doctor said I might have a sleep disorder
(Sleep study, here I come)
Like narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea
(Sleep study, here I come)
So I had to spend the night at a sleep center
They wired me up from head to toe

Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done
Gonna have a sleep study gonna have some fun
Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done
Gonna have a sleep study, gonna have some fun
Two techs to every bed …

A few weeks later I get called for a consult
(Sleep study, here and done)
Found out it’s narcolepsy, I’ve got all of the symptoms
(Sleep study, here and done)
Got prescriptions for sleepiness and cataplexy
And the Narcolepsy Network’s website address

Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done
Gonna have a sleep study gonna have some fun
Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done
Gonna have a sleep study, gonna have some fun
Two techs to every bed …

#24 sdsmith

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:40 PM

And lastly:

Waking Up Is Hard to Do
(Breaking Up is Hard to Do)



Don't take my sleep away from me
Don't you leave my brain in misery
If you do I'll be so irritable
‘Cause Waking Up Is Hard To Do

Remember when you made me rise
I could barely open up my eyes
Bumped into walls and fell down stairs
‘Cause Waking Up Is Hard To Do

You say that waking up is hard to do
Now I know, I know that it's true
Don't say that this is night’s end
Instead of getting up I wish that I was back asleep again

I beg of you, just let me sleep
I can’t shake it off when it’s this deep
Come on, baby, let's make a rule
'Cause waking up is hard to do



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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:32 PM

LOL I LOVE the hokey pokey! I sing it all the time! I love this version! AWESOME! Can I share it in other places? It may be my new fav to sing! For real I would love to share on my blog and few other places if its ok?


Absolutely! We hope to have lots of material by the time of the Conference. We'll be making a songbook from all the reworked lyrics posted here to hand out on Friday night of the Conference. You don't have to br attending the conference to share your lyrics, but we hope you will be! If there, you can perform your own songs or one whose author is either not present or not willing to perform it him/herself.

This karaoke sing-along was Audrey Kindred's idea but it's very much up my alley. I've been having a blast! I've only done one verse so far to most songs but I have a very hefty list of ideas.

The more familiar the tune, the more participation you'll get! Mention the tune if it's not obvious.

I'll be brave and share one I feel is "done". (This one is totally silly. I expect one or two I'm working on will have people falling off their chairs, and not from cataplexy.) Feel free to come up with another verse or two (or a better version) for anything I post!


Narcolepsy Hokey Pokey

You put your head in and you try to take it out
You put your head in and now it’s bobbing all about
You’d do the hokey pokey but the cataplexy wins
That’s what we’re all about.

You put your right arm in and you could swear you took it out
You put your right arm in, hallucination took it out
You’d do the hokey pokey but you can’t remember how
That’s what we’re all about.

You put your whole self in and get ready to get out
You put your whole self in and then you hear a shout
We said hokey pokey but she must’ve heard “lights out”
That’s what we’re all about.


Sharon