Mutt and Jeff

This was the original San Francisco odd couple with Jeff being a very short person and Mutt was a very tall person.  Mutt was invented first and he encountered Jeff one day while he was spending some time in a lunatic asylum.  The pair had many adventures, getting involved in a fracas with Pancho Villa, the First World War, and Prohibition, in order to make jokes.  Mutt was married, henpecked, and the father of an ageless son named Cicero.  He and Jeff tried any number of professions, never able to hold down any job for long.  For decades the two of them operated pretty much like a movie or stage comedy team, daily delivering many a tried and true joke borrowed from vaudeville and they went out of style when Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello came along.

Last week we had Spice it Up where everyone was asked to find a song that had a seasoning prompt of the popular spices Cinnamon/Mint/Parsley/Pepper/Rosemary/Sage/Salt/Thyme.  This week we have size prompts using the following words Big/Large/Little/Small/Tall/Tiny and hopefully this will fit everyone.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the Jefferson Airplane song ‘White Rabbit’ this week.  Next week I will be writing about the song ‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ by Paul Simon.  The upcoming prompts will be:
June 14, 2020 – Jack/John
June 21, 2020 – Maria/Marie/Mary
June 28, 2020 – Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt
July 5, 2020 – Best/Better/Good/Great

32 thoughts on “Mutt and Jeff

  1. I work hard everyday
    Come rain or shine
    And I don’t need no one
    To tell me ’bout a girl of mine
    She’s got so much love
    And she saves it all for me
    I would not be lying
    That’s the way it’s got to be

    So Mr. Big
    You’d better watch out
    When only you hang around me
    Oh for you now
    I will dig
    A great big hole in the ground.

    I don’t care who you are
    So don’t explain
    Just get out of here
    And don’t come back again
    I don’t want a thing from you
    I don’t want to give you nothing too
    Get out of here
    Before I lose my cool.

    Mr. Big
    Oh watch out
    Baby and don’t you hang around me
    Oh for you now
    I will dig
    A great big hole in the ground.

    So Mr. Big
    You’d better watch out
    When only you hang around me
    Oh for you now
    I will dig
    A great big hole in the ground

    Source: Musixmatch

    Songwriters: Paul Rodgers / Simon Kirke / Andy Fraser / Paul Kossoff

    Mr. Big lyrics © Blue Mountain Music Ltd., Blue Mountain Music Ltd

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