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A Man Who's Not Afraid to Cry

Lyrics

We haven't typed out the lyrics to this song. If you want to do so and email them to us, then we'll be happy to put them here

Notes/Trivia

Words by Caitlin Shirts
Music by Tim Y. Jones

#19 on udder won, meaning it was the fourth-to-last song to be cut from the album.

We sang this at Caitlin's birthday party summer 2004.

udder won extra list:
#16 was Mr. Fabulous, #17 The Pirate Song, #18 The Wedding Song, #19 A Man Who's Not Afraid To Cry, #20 Scoliosis

Dark Creature

Lyrics

We haven't typed out the lyrics to this song. If you want to do so and email them to us, then we'll be happy to put them here

Notes/Trivia

So, this one was written to perform at the Denver Harmony Sweepstakes that we knew we'd only have 3 people at. Yes, all you ticky-tacky a cappella competition rule-abiders know that moosebutter performed (5-man) in Chicago in 2006, so we shouldn't have also in Denver... well, Tim, Chris and Weston performed as "The Plumbers of Rome," who actually performed at the 2005 Denver Sweeps with a different line-up - Tim with Dan and Chris, different Chris, right - and were technically a different group than moosebutter-in-Chicago.

Tim thought the Plumbers songs were totally different than moosebutter - 2005 songs were, though still odd - but some of them were pretty much moosebutter songs. So, the Plumbers songs (some of them) have been absorbed into moosebutter-land, especially when we do 3-man shows.

Dark Creature is one of those.

If you didn't comprehend most of the preceding verbage, it's okay.

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moosebutter (three-man version)

Gilligan's Island

Lyrics

We haven't typed out the lyrics to this song. If you want to do so and email them to us, then we'll be happy to put them here

Notes/Trivia

On the original "churn," so it's really ought to be on the proto-moosebutter list, but it deserves to live in the wasteland of musical anomalies.

This was the first song Tim actually arranged from scratch for multiple voices. Some things worked, some did not, but it was an okay arrangement. Very choral in style, of course. Had some fun parts. While arranging this, Tim asked his music theory teacher for help writing a 'swanky chord' (for 'the Movie Star...') Said teacher did not understand.

I Shop at D.I.

Lyrics

I Shop at D.I.
No I won't lie I Shop at D.I.
Savers is a store like D.I.
It's a bit cleaner and nicer but hey it's still like D.I.
All my life I shop at thrift stores
No I don't shop at the mall or the gap because I am poor
Some people say they don't like my clothes
Well up your nose I like my clothes and that's how it goes

(chorus)
I Shop at D.I.
I Shop at D.I.
I Shop at D.I.
I Shop at D.I.

(person's name) shops at D.I. too
So if you go there you might see (him/her) and (he/she) might see you
So if you dig this D.I. groove
Then sing along to this D.I. tune

(chorus)

Notes/Trivia

This song was written by Ben and Joe Wilson, Tim's brothers-in-law, and they sang it with their band 'Skook,' a ska-rock band in Utah in the late 90's/early 00's. moosebutter performed it back in the olden days, last time I think was Lindon Days in 2002. Just heard a recording of that show, and actually liked the song - might bring it back for some Utah shows. (note July 18 2006: we sang a threadbare version at the South Jordan (Mulligan's) concert Friday July 14 2006 in honor of Dave the Moose, who's home country is D.I.)

D.I. stands for "Deseret Industries" and is a charitable thrift store/humanitarian aid extension of the LDS church. D.I.s are prevelant in Utah, and until Savers came along in the 90's, were the only thrift stores to speak of in Utah. They sell good stuff.

I tried to sing this with a friend of mine who was in Forever Plaid with me, back in 2000 I think, and he and his wife hated the song because they felt bad for the poor people - they were, how to say, not so poor. I never felt bad, because that's what life was/is like for me, and I think it's funny. Too bad that rich people can't deal, huh.

Mr. Fabulous

Lyrics

instrumental intro
(intro)
by day he's a teacher at the local city college
He gives the impression that he's really rather plain
But at night when the evil world wakes up
And out come men (those) who are vile and corrupt
This plain man seeks to protect what's just
He becomes our hero: he is Mister Fabulous!

(verse)
Mister Fabulous has a fabulous life
A fabulous car and a fabulous wife.
Gets fabulous mail and fabulous faxes,
Pays fabulous bills and fabulous taxes.

(verse)
Mister Fabulous has a fabulous day
With fabulous dye for his fabulous gray
Has a fabulous door with a fabulous doorknob
A Fabulous face with a fabulous nose job

instrumental interlude

(verse)
Mister Fabulous has charisma and wit
And fabulous cream for his fabulous zit.
Blows fabulous air with his fabulous sneezes;
Has fabulous pain when he catches diseases.

(bridge)
He has hair impenetrable by radiation,
Bulging biceps, dazzling smile and super suit;
He's the hero for the rising generation
In his stretchy tights and sissy cape and shiny go-go boots.

Inst. Bridge (tune: ) into:
(verse)

(bridge)
Mister Fabulous hates to fight.
He would rather use his stunning logic to discuss an issue So, when criminals strike at night,
You will find our hero staying home and eating bon-bons while he watches classic movies with his mother.

Inst. Bridge (tune: ) into:
(verse)
Mister Fabulous is both daring and brave
*Which will probably lead to his fabulous grave
*Has a pet lobster named Fabulous Dave
*loves his pet marmasett named Fabulous Dave
His Fabulous punch sends enemies reeling
*He weeps like a child when you hurt his feeling
*He's likely to cry if you hurt his feeling

(transition)
And when he puts gas in the car, you know he'll go
Fabulous Far!!

(key change)
(verse)
Mister Fabulous is incredibly strong
But sounds like a girl when he's singing this song (Mister Fabulous)
Gets very confused when he's putting his clothes on
Gets jiggy with joy when he's shaking his bon-bon

(finale)
His red cape is blowing his underwear's showing
Mis-ter fabulous!

Notes/Trivia

#16 on udder won, meaning it was the last song to be cut from the album. It is totally recorded, we just didn't have time to edit and mix and make it album-worthy. You'll be seeing this one soon. [editor's note: two years after typing that, it still has not materialized].

udder won extra list:
#16 was Mr. Fabulous, #17 The Pirate Song, #18 The Wedding Song, #19 A Man Who's Not Afraid To Cry, #20 Scoliosis

This is a good example of a work in progress... we've sung this song in four versions so far, if you count the recording that didn't get finished for udder won. An early incarnation of moosebutter, with Adam and Ben, sang this to audition for a BYU a cappella jam, a jam we ended up singing Presidential Candidate for (must have been 2000, then, fall, since it was right before an election).

If you read the above lyrics, you get to a point where there are lots of *, because there are lyrics not yet decided upon... although we did decide on something for the recording, including additional verses, one about getting stuck in a tree, and other stuff. I don't remember. We'll release that song, sometime? Then you'll get the definitive version. That we will promptly change.

And though it was edited out of the recorded version, I still have a dream of one day singing a line of lyric about a pet lobster named Fabulous Dave.

Pirate Song, The

Lyrics

A pirate sang a song to me.
He sang of life upon the sea.
He sang to me with gravel tones.
He sang to me of Billy Bones.

oo-oo-oo-oo
Pirates make me happy.

A pirate sang a song to me.
He had no leg below his knee.
He sang the song the best he could;
his tongue was also made of wood.

Oo-oo
For romance, find a pirate

Ar, ar,
ar, ar, ar, ar, ar,
ar, ar, ar, ar,
ar, ar, ar, ar, ar, ar

ar, ar,
ar, ar, ar, ar, ar,
ar, ar, ar, ar,
ar, ar, ar, ar, ar, ar

My pirate comes from Tripoli;
my pirate curses saltily.
My pirate is not snooty;
my pirate shakes his booty.
My pirate swabs the deck;
like no one else can swab the deck.

My pirate sang a song to me;
his face was kind of barnacle-y.
He told me that my parrot stank,
and so I made him walk the plank.

oo-oo-oo-oo,
oo-oo-oo-oo,
oo-oo-oo-oo

ar


--Transcribed by ErinN

Notes/Trivia

#17 on udder won, meaning it was the second-to-last song to be cut from the album.

udder won extra list:
#16 was Mr. Fabulous, #17 The Pirate Song, #18 The Wedding Song, #19 A Man Who's Not Afraid To Cry, #20 Scoliosis

Presidential Candidate

Lyrics

His background's practically spotless.
He stands for liberty and truth.
Nevermind his senatorial voting record,
And that smoking thing was in his youth (and I didn't inhale).

His knack for spouting catchy phrases (I'm a compassionate conservative)
Will help him when he gets in a stew. ( I am not a crook)
But for now he's knocking doors and kissing babies
Wearing a big private funded campaign hole in his shoe.

(Chorus)
Mister Presidential Candidate can you hear me?
Are you the best man to be found?
Will you accurately represent the people?
Or will you spend your time chasin' interns around?

Back when he was a gubernatorial candidate
His wild and sordid past came to light.
But he's so good and spewing fancy rhetoric
That we're no longer sure what's wrong or right.

His claims to fame get better every hour. (I invented the internet)
His speaking causes us all to smile. (Um . . . subliminable)
But do we wanna give him all the power?
Is he an elephant, a donkey or a mad crocodile?

(Chorus)

Notes/Trivia

Tim Y. Jones

A version of moosebutter - Tim, Ben Griffiths, and Adam... um... garbage, I never could remember his last name... sang this at the Fall 2000 BYU A Cappella Jam. There's a bootlegged copy of the recording floating around somewhere.

Scoliosis

Lyrics

Scoliosis.

Notes/Trivia

#20 on udder won, meaning it was the fifth-to-last song to be cut from the album.

udder won extra list:
#16 was Mr. Fabulous, #17 The Pirate Song, #18 The Wedding Song, #19 A Man Who's Not Afraid To Cry, #20 Scoliosis

Wedding Song, The

Lyrics

She's a beautiful woman, did you ever think maybe
You'd have second thought when she's puking her guts when having a baby?

True love has found you, true love is a joy,
Just remember that, friend, when you're up late at night and you trip in the dark on your youngest son's favorite toy.

Love, there's plenty of pep in it.
Love, just try not to step in it.

(more)

Notes/Trivia

Despite it being incomplete, we've sung this at Valentine's Day parties before. It was #18 on udder won... meaning, it was the third-to-last song to be cut. #16 was Mr. Fabulous, #17 The Pirate Song, #18 The Wedding Song, #19 A Man Who's Not Afraid To Cry, #20 Scoliosis