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23rd Jan '17 10:45:20 AM Lullabee
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** ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' mentions, "Lord Vetinari seldom had balls. There was a popular song about it, in fact." Perhaps it combines the political commentary of "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball" with the double entendre of [[{{Music/ACDC}} AC/DC's]] "Big Balls".

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** ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' mentions, "Lord Vetinari seldom had balls. There was a popular song about it, in fact." Perhaps it combines the political commentary of "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball" with the double entendre of [[{{Music/ACDC}} AC/DC's]] "Big Balls"."
22nd Jan '17 4:38:46 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* The famous whistling scene in ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' is an attempt to get "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball" [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar past the radar]]. The song is called the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Bogey_March "Colonel Bogey March"]] and has been a favorite for adding smutty lyrics to since 1914. It was supposedly inspired by an officer who whistled the first two notes instead of shouting "fore" on the golf course, so the song was insulting even when given its original title. Or not, considering that a "bogey" then, was what we today call a "par". Being called a scratch-player is probably NOT an insult anywhere.\\\
"Colonel Bogey March" inspired a CallBack of sorts about a decade after ''Bridge On The River Kwai'' was released when the Smothers Brothers did a comedic performance of the South African marching tune "Marching to Pretoria" in which they briefly stopped the song to discuss their favorite marching songs. They briefly reference "Colonel Bogey" (which they mistakenly call "March of the River Kwai") and note that you could never sing it because it was all whistling...then surmise that the song's lyrics must have been dirty, which is why they had to be whistled instead. Then, when they start singing again, one of them shifts to whistling just as their improvised lyrics are getting ''really'' naughty, prompting the audience to laugh.

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* The famous whistling scene in ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' is an attempt to get "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball" [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar past the radar]]. The song is called the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Bogey_March "Colonel Bogey March"]] and has been a favorite for adding smutty lyrics to since 1914. It was supposedly inspired by an officer who whistled the first two notes instead of shouting "fore" on the golf course, so the song was insulting even when given its original title. Or not, considering that a "bogey" then, was what we today call a "par". Being called a scratch-player is probably NOT an insult anywhere.\\\
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"Colonel Bogey March" inspired a CallBack of sorts about a decade after ''Bridge On The River Kwai'' was released when the Smothers Brothers did a comedic performance of the South African marching tune "Marching to Pretoria" in which they briefly stopped the song to discuss their favorite marching songs. They briefly reference "Colonel Bogey" (which they mistakenly call "March of the River Kwai") and note that you could never sing it because it was all whistling...then surmise that the song's lyrics must have been dirty, which is why they had to be whistled instead. Then, when they start singing again, one of them shifts to whistling just as their improvised lyrics are getting ''really'' naughty, prompting the audience to laugh.
14th Jan '17 1:12:44 PM WillKeaton
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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' gives a mention to "Gathering Rhubarb" as a "...song you can snigger along to...". While there are no lyrics given in the book, the Creator/CosgroveHall animated adaptation did include it. The version used in the actual production is cut short, but it can be heard in full (and with transcribed lyrics) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rcPV8fnkQo here]].

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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' gives a mention to "Gathering Rhubarb" as a "...song you can snigger along to...". While there are no lyrics given in the book, the Creator/CosgroveHall animated adaptation did include it. The version used in the actual production is cut short, but it can be heard in full (and with transcribed lyrics) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rcPV8fnkQo here]].here.]]
14th Jan '17 1:12:25 PM WillKeaton
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* Athena Prime's ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' epic fanfic mentions a bawdy song called "The Starship Venus". Allronix, in her KOTOR fic, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2344822/1/Destinys_Pawn_Leviathan provides some of the lyrics]].

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* Athena Prime's ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' epic fanfic mentions a bawdy song called "The Starship Venus". Allronix, in her KOTOR fic, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2344822/1/Destinys_Pawn_Leviathan provides some of the lyrics]].lyrics.]]
14th Jan '17 1:12:06 PM WillKeaton
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Such songs are sometimes used as a nod towards GettingCrapPastTheRadar, a character will be singing a well-known bawdy song and cut off a [[LastSecondWordSwap split-second]] [[OrphanedPunchline before actually singing anything obscene]]. Including snatches of bawdy songs in a scene indicates that characters are becoming relaxed and uninhibited (at the very least). If the song happens to be something as explicit as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Ship_Venus The Good Ship Venus]]" or "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnacle_Bill_%28song%29 Barnacle Bill the Sailor]]," they are probably way past just "relaxed".

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Such songs are sometimes used as a nod towards GettingCrapPastTheRadar, a character will be singing a well-known bawdy song and cut off a [[LastSecondWordSwap split-second]] [[OrphanedPunchline before actually singing anything obscene]]. Including snatches of bawdy songs in a scene indicates that characters are becoming relaxed and uninhibited (at the very least). If the song happens to be something as explicit as "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Ship_Venus The "The Good Ship Venus]]" Venus"]] or "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnacle_Bill_%28song%29 Barnacle "Barnacle Bill the Sailor]]," Sailor,"]] they are probably way past just "relaxed".
4th Jan '17 4:27:00 AM RampinUp46
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* Anti-Nowhere League's "So What?" (famously recorded by Music/{{Metallica}}).

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* Anti-Nowhere League's "So What?" "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MlrPESdDI So What?]]" (famously recorded covered by Music/{{Metallica}}).
24th Dec '16 9:10:34 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': "The Bear and the Maiden Fair", a humorous song describing a sexual tryst between the eponymous bear and maiden.
1st Dec '16 3:11:06 PM Lullabee
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*** A version of "A Wizard's Staff" appears on the ''From the Discworld'' CD (words by Heather Wood, music by Dave Greenslade). The full lyrics (only some of which are used on the CD) can be found [[http://aheatherwood.com/wizard.htmlon on her website]].

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*** A version of "A Wizard's Staff" appears on the ''From the Discworld'' CD (words by Heather Wood, music by Dave Greenslade). The full lyrics (only some of which are used on the CD) can be found [[http://aheatherwood.com/wizard.htmlon html on her website]].
29th Nov '16 8:05:17 PM PaulA
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** In ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} Honor Blade]]'', a Rihannsu song called "The High Queen's Bastard Daughter" is mentioned twice, but no lyrics are given.

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** In ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} Honor Blade]]'', ''Literature/HonorBlade'', a Rihannsu song called "The High Queen's Bastard Daughter" is mentioned twice, but no lyrics are given.
29th Nov '16 7:41:08 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''The Wounded Sky'':
** A "bawdy ballad about the (improbable) offspring of the marriage between an Altasa and a Vulcan" is mentioned.

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* In Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''The Wounded Sky'':
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** A In ''Literature/TheWoundedSky'', a "bawdy ballad about the (improbable) offspring of the marriage between an Altasa and a Vulcan" is mentioned.



** In another of her books, ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} Honor Blade]]'', a Rihannsu song called "The High Queen's Bastard Daughter" is mentioned twice, but no lyrics are given.

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** In another of her books, ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} Honor Blade]]'', a Rihannsu song called "The High Queen's Bastard Daughter" is mentioned twice, but no lyrics are given.
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