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Taking The Plunge

by Howlin' Hobbit

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Most of these tunes are from an old cache of recordings, re-mastered (and generally tidied up) just recently. Some I haven't heard in quite a while and wondered why I hadn't put them into general release!

Since I released most of these into the wild some years ago as poorly mastered, low-res versions, there's bound to be some of you who have them already. I hope you'll like the new versions at least as well, if not better!

I'm calling this "Taking The Plunge" because after waffling about it for some time I've decided to walk the talk. I'll let you name the price for the downloads. I don't have a swelling horde of fans but you cats and kittens who have supported me have always been awesome and I expect you still are. :-)

Please accept a huge thank you for all your kindness!


released May 5, 2011

Recorded at: Bard's Cathedral and Studio Eh?
Mastered at: Brig Street Studios




Howlin' Hobbit Lynnwood, Washington

Seattle Ukulele Ace and busker playing old skool jazz, hokum, and novelty tunes. Sometimes solo, sometimes with his talented friends.

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Track Name: He Might Be A Vampire
He Might Be A Vampire

If his skin is as pale and white as a wedding dress
He Might Be A Vampire
If he's always dressed natty in a tailcoat and starched white vest
He Might Be A Vampire
If his teeth seem a trifle wrong
If he gripes the smell of garlic's too strong
I think it's time to say so long
'Cuz He Might Be A Vampire

If he never looks into a mirror just to check his hair
He Might Be A Vampire
If the sun comes up and you turn and he just ain't there
He Might Be A Vampire
If he don't pick up the phone all day
If his bed sheets are covered in clay
I think it's prob'ly safe to say
That He Might Be A Vampire

He could be a werewolf with a hairy chest
He could be a pod man from an alien nest
He might be just the mummy to unwrap your desire
But I think he's a vampire

Don't let him step across your threshold unless you're sure
He Might Be A Vampire
He's gonna give you something for which there ain't no cure
He Might Be A Vampire
I don't mean to give you a fright
But if he wants to step in for a bite
Tell him no thanks not tonight
'Cuz He Might Be A Vampire
Track Name: 20th Century Fads
Twentieth Century Fads

For many years society has offered up to you and me
So many things to buy or say or do
While stupid is the kindest thing to say for most of them
I've often fallen for them, haven't you?

spoken: Things like…

Ouija boards and go-go boots
Smiley faces, Betty Boop
Bobby socks and big zoot suits
Twentieth Century Fads

Superballs and saddle shoes
Granny glasses, Rubik's cubes
Putt-putt golf and beehive dos
Twentieth Century Fads

I've grown too fat for my Nehru shirt
And platform shoes just cause my calves to hurt
Still got my pet rock and an old mood ring
I wonder what fads the 21st will bring?

Bean bag chairs and fanny packs
Flagpole sitting, coonskin caps
Hula hoops and hacky sacks
Twentieth Century Fads

(instrumental break)

It's just plain nuts what some people do
The silly stuff they want to sell to you
But if it's funky, keen or really rad
Ain't risky to bet that it'll start a fad

Lava lamps and all them Smurfs
Phone booth stuffing, poodle skirts
Body paint and Astroturf
Twentieth Century Fads

Some that's foolish and some that hurts
Twentieth Century Fads
Track Name: Home On The Range
Home On The Range

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

How often at night when the heavens are bright
With the lights from the glittering stars
Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed
If their glory exceeds that of ours

Oh give me a land where the bright diamond sand
Flows leisurely down the stream
Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along
Like a maid in a heavenly dream


Where the air is so pure the zephyrs so free
The breezes so balmy and light
That I would not exchange my home on the range
For all of the cities so bright

Track Name: Goddess Kring
Goddess Kring

Think I'm in love with the Goddess Kring
'Cause every week on my TV screen
She shows me everything
Sets my heart awhirl
She's all natural
That's why I'm in love
With the Goddess Kring
With the Goddess Kring

There are some times when she paints her breast
There are some times when she paints the rest
She brings my life such zest
She's her own canvas
That's what I like best
That's why I'm in love
With the Goddess Kring
With the Goddess Kring

Sometimes you think the girl
Has got a lot to say
Sometimes you think she just ain't right
It was a real hard time for me
When I found her on my TV
And she helped me make it through
Some lonely nights

So here's a toast to the Goddess Kring
And all the boys who's great joy she brings
Straight from their TV screens
She says it's alright
To touch yourself tonight
That's why I'm in love
With the Goddess Kring
With the Goddess Kring
Track Name: Shine On Harvest Moon
Shine On Harvest Moon

The night was mighty dark so you could hardly see
For the moon refused to shine
Couple sittin' underneath the willow tree
For love, they pined
Little maid was kinda 'fraid of darkness
So she said, "I guess I'll go"
Boy began to sigh, looked up in the sky
Told the moon his little tale of woe

Shine on, shine on harvest moon, up in the sky
I ain't had no lovin' since April, January, June or July
Snow time ain't no time to stay outdoors and spoon
So shine on, shine on harvest moon

(for me and my gal)
Track Name: Naughty Monkey
Naughty Monkey

verse 1
If your monkey's acting badly, I'll tell you what I'm thinkin'
What your monkey needs is a damn good spankin'
Just pull his little trousers down and toss him cross your knee
And spank that monkey's bum most satisfactorily

chorus 1
'Cause he's a naughty monkey he's a naughty monkey
The most recalcitrant by far
And all his mugshots are up in the police stations
From Alberta to the shores of Zanzibar

bridge 1
He gives old Uncle Bert a shiner
He starts food fights while in your favorite diner
He will steal a plane and fly to Asia Minor
'Cause he's such a naughty monkey

verse 2
If your monkey comes to dinner, he'll break your favorite pie plate
Monkey keeps library books, well beyond their due date
Each time that monkey goes to town, he's hauled home by the cops
If monk makes you a drink you can expect knockout drops

chorus 2
'Cause he's a naughty monkey, he's a naughty monkey
He's such a saucy simian
And all his antics are known in the best of circles
From the Zulu to the Argentinians

bridge 2
He'll peek down cousin Cora's sweater
His bathroom habits aren't getting better
If he runs away he won't leave you a letter
'Cause he's such a naughty monkey

(repeat verse 1, spoken)

chorus 3
'Cause he's a naughty monkey he's a naughty monkey
He just keeps getting more risque
And all his crimes have been shown on the top ten wanted
From Alhambra to farthest Zimbabwe

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