Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"Poop"
So, some of you may have noticed that I have been addressed as "Poop" in the comments section. Perhaps your jaw dropped to the floor. Maybe you shed a tear for me. No doubt, you are speechless.

Well, don't you worry your little head. It is all harmless and is, surprisingly, a term of endearment from an old friend.

Long, long ago in a little town far away, I was active in our town's community theater. One fine summer (I think it was 83?) I was a chorus girl in "The Music Man." Apparently, my friends decided the song "Shipoopi" was written about me, so they took to calling me "Janpoopi." Sometimes they would even break into a little song and dance. This has continued for some 23 years, if you can believe it. Occassionally, they abbreviate it to "Poop" and nobody blinks an eye because we all know the meaning.

But, from time to time, the little term of endearment appears in public and shocks the conscience of my more tender-hearted friends. So, I just wanted to put your fears to rest and thank you for your concern. Do not, however, attempt to call me Janpoopi or Poop unless you are already one of the chosen few. DO NOT.

Here are the lyrics:
"Shipoopi"

Marcellus:
Well a woman who'll kiss on the very first date
Is usually a hussy.
And a woman who'll kiss on the second time out
Is anything but fussy.
But a woman who waits 'til the third time around,
Head in the clouds, feet on the ground!
She's the girl he's glad he's found--she's his
Shi-Poo-Pi! Shi-Poo-Pi! Shi-Poo-Pi! Shi-Poo-Pi!

Boys:
The girl who's hard to get!

Marcellus:
Shi-Poo-Pi!
Shi-Poo-Pi
Shi-Poo-Pi

Girls:
But you can win her yet.

Marcellus::
Walk her once just to raise the curtain,
Walk around twice and you make for certain.
Once more in the flower garden,
She will never get sore
If you beg her pardon.

All:
Do re me fa so la si
Do si la sol fa mi re do

Marcellus:
Squeeze her once when she isn't lookin',
If you get a squeeze back, that's fancy cookin',
Once more for a pepper-upper,
She will never get sore on her way to supper.

All:
Do re me fa sol la si
Do si do

Marcellus:
Shi-Poo-Pi!
Shi-Poo-Pi!
Shi-Poo-Pi!

Boys:
The girl who's hard to get.

Marcellus:
Shi-Poo-Pi!
Shi-Poo-Pi!
Shi-Poo-Pi!

Girls:
But you can win her yet.

All:
Shi-Poo-Pi, Shi-Poo-Pi, Shi-Poo-Pi!
The girl who's hard to get.
Shi-Poo-Pi,
Shi-Poo-Pi, Shi-Poo-Pi, but you can win her yet.
You can win her yet!
Shi-Poo-Pi!



Here's a little unconventional version for you.

3 Comments:

Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

When people say things like ~never~, and "don't you dare"...

Something in me just squirms...

I then become tempted, so very tempted...

To do that very thing that I was told *not* to do.


Why is that?


And I have to confess...

I have been one to do such a thing.

later...

9:51 PM, November 15, 2006  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

BTW...

That "other version" was great.

Did you dance like that too?

9:56 PM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Because SOMEONE was gonna do it:

Marcellus:
Well a woman who happily writes thank you notes
Can be found on any ol' street.
And a woman who scraps and makes her own cards
Is most surely a rare treat.
But a woman who blogs jus' ain't never been seen
Pics on the net, words on the screen!
She's the girl he's glad he's found--she's his
Jan-Poo-Pi! Jan-Poo-Pi! Jan-Poo-Pi! Jan-Poo-Pi!

Boys:
The girl who wants comments!

Marcellus:
Jan-Poo-Pi!
Jan-Poo-Pi
Jan-Poo-Pi

Girls:
But you can link her yet.

Marcellus::
Comment once & your blog she's readin'
Comment twice & her head is reelin'
HTML in what you say?
She will beg for more
If you 'member her birthday

All:
C S S & H T M L
L M T H & S S C

Marcellus:
Best to link her & not John Gatti,
If you get a link back, thank Technorati,
Tho she's firmly anchored in Christdom
She's Highest Being in the Ecosystem.

All:
C S S & H T M L
L M T H & S S C

Marcellus:
Jan-Poo-Pi!
Jan-Poo-Pi!
Jan-Poo-Pi!

Boys:
The girl who wants comments.

Marcellus:
Jan-Poo-Pi!
Jan-Poo-Pi!
Jan-Poo-Pi!

Girls:
But you can link her yet.

All:
Jan-Poo-Pi, Jan-Poo-Pi, Jan-Poo-Pi!
The girl who wants comments.
Jan-Poo-Pi,
Jan-Poo-Pi, Jan-Poo-Pi, but you can link her yet.
You can link her yet!
Jan-Poo-Pi!

5:05 PM, November 16, 2006  

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