New version (FOTGTD)

Maurice E

Junior Member
I've read reports that Moz is singing 'if you'd like to swing on a star' over the chorus but can't find a You Tube.
Is he doing this to every chorus, every time he sings it?
Seems like a shame to ruin the mass singalong in the encore if he is.
Thanks for any info...
 

Maradona

Senior Member
Re: New version

Yeah he just sings that instead of the chorus. I think he's realised it doesn't really matter what he sings at that point: people are either trying to get on stage or watching to see if anyone else gets on stage.
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Re: New version

Yeah he just sings that instead of the chorus. I think he's realised it doesn't really matter what he sings at that point: people are either trying to get on stage or watching to see if anyone else gets on stage.
whoops, thread title should be New version of 'First of the Gang'.
thanks for reply. so for every single chorus, he launches into Swing on a Star? seems potentially quite annoying!
 

bored

Lust a prima vista
Re: New version

whoops, thread title should be New version of 'First of the Gang'.
thanks for reply. so for every single chorus, he launches into Swing on a Star? seems potentially quite annoying!
I made a small edit to the thread title for you.
 
i must admit i didn't really notice ot at stirling due to be wrecked! but i thought last night it kind of ruined the song, maybe just one chorus, but i'm sure he song the swinging on star lyrics from 'and we stole from the rich...' onwards? alot of people seemed to stop and wonder what the [email protected] he was singin and took alot of folk (me included even tho i'd read it from previous reviews) by surprise and upset the rhythm of the crowd.
at least i'm prepared with the new lyrics for tonight!

Would you like to swing on a star
carry moonbeams home in a jar
and be better off than you are
or would you rather be a mule

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
he kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
he's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
and by the way if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Oh would you like to swing on a star
carry moonbeams home in a jar
and be better off than you are
or would you rather be a pig

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
his shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don't care a feather or a fig
you may grow up to be a pig

Oh would you like to swing on a star
carry moonbeams home in a jar
and be better off than you are
or would you rather be a fish

A fish won't do anything but swim in a brook
he can't write his name or read a book
to fool the people is his only thought
and though he's slippery he still gets caught
but if then that sort of life is what you wish
you may grow up to be a fish
(music)
a new kind of jumped up slippery fish

And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
everyday you see quite a few
so you see it's all up to you,
you could be better than you are
you could be swinging on a star
 

Harsh Truth

Ever Felt Had?
this song sounded god-awful the last two times I saw him play it (Boston and Chicago.)

He wasn't even attempting to do the song properly. Kermit noises, missed words, alternate lyrics, talking to the audience. Just a jumbled mess.

He'd be better off having the band do The Draize Train and he can just walk back and forth across the stage spewing nonsense. Same result.
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Re: New version

I made a small edit to the thread title for you.
thanks Bored.

and thanks to the others for the info. I'm really annoyed at this. I'm going with friends who only know a handful of solo songs but absolutely love FOTG and it would've been a great way to end the show if he didn't mess it up. hopefully the novelty will have worn off by the time he gets to Brixton!
 
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