Songs about people with odd, strange, or unique names

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  1. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF The forum's one and only Kenny G fan. Thread Starter

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    Let's think of songs about people (fictional or real) with odd, strange, or unique names

    I'll start with...

    James Taylor- Sunny Skies:



    Johnny Cash- A Boy Named Sue (I think this is the definitive one!).

    A Boy Named Sue: Johnny Cash
     
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  2. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

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    "Wolverton Mountain" by Claude King, about a man named Clifton Clowers (who was a real person, though he wasn't as mean and ornery as the song would have you believe)

    "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died" by Tom T. Hall

    "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac (almost everyone in the U.S. with that first name was born after this song came out)
     
  3. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

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    "Once upon a time there was an old miser man, by the name of Silas Stingy".

    The Who (Entwistle) - "Silas Stingy"
     
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  4. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    Fergus laing by richard Thompson. it's based on a real person but forum rules won't let me say who.
     
  5. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

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    Susudio - Phil Collins
     
  6. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

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    Hang On Sloopy
     
  7. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

  8. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

     
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  9. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

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    Howdy, Hooty

     
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  11. LandHorses

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    The Adventures of Greggery Peccary" - Frank Zappa

    Oh, here comes Greggery,
    Little Greggery Peccary
    The nocturnal gregarious Wild swine . . .
     
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  12. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

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  13. California Couple

    California Couple local joker

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  14. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 "The Thinking Man's Drinking Man"

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    Nic Jones - "Annachie Gordon"
     
  15. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Type O Negative-In Praise of Bacchus, 1996 (Greek God)
     
  16. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    I couldn't say where she's coming' from, but I just met a lady named Dinah-Moe Humm...

    "Dinah-Moe Humm", Frank Zappa.
     
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  17. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Moribund the Burgermeister
    - Peter Gabriel
    “Peter Gabriel”
     
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  19. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 "The Thinking Man's Drinking Man"

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    Nic Jones - "Little Musgrave"
     
  20. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    bony maronie
     
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  21. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

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    Mony Mony
     
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  22. Moshe V

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    Polythene Pam
     
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  23. Black Thumb

    Black Thumb Yah Mo B There

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    Bonita Applebum (you gotta put me on)!

     
  24. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

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    Mamouna - Bryan Ferry
     
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  25. BPMC

    BPMC Forum Resident

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    The FIRST one that came to my mnd!
     

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