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  • #16
    Re: track & field songs

    Another one I forgot: 'If I Had a Hammer'
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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    • #17
      Re: track & field songs

      All I could think of for the Shot Put is:
      "I Shot the Sheriff, but I Couldn't Shoot the Deputy" and
      Johnny Cash's "I Shot a Man in Reno Just to Watch him Die..."

      Weak.

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      • #18
        Re: track & field songs

        All right M.C.- here's one for ball-and-chain afficianados-
        (since I'm on a Johnny Cash streak-

        from the refrain of the Cash number "I Got Stripes"

        "And them chains, them chains they're about to drag me down."

        Or that 60's Aretha Franklin hit
        "Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
        Chain of fools"

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        • #19
          Re: track & field songs

          How come nobody has written a song that people can group-run to-
          you know, like the Army has it's various left-right ditties (see the Bill Murray movie Stripes for takeoffs like Doo Wa Ditty Ditty)...

          And elite Olympic rowers always have "Row Row Row Your Boat" to fall back on....
          Say, in the "Fours", what happens to oar synchonization when they begin singing Row Row Row Your Boat in rounds?
          I can just see the coxwain going nuts!

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          • #20
            Re: track & field songs

            >All right M.C.- here's one for ball-and-chain
            >afficianados-

            Speaking of which, don't forget 'The House of the Rising Sun':
            'I'm going back to New Orleans
            to wear that ball and chain'
            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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            • #21
              Re: track & field songs

              Here's a decent one from Dan Fogelberg (you always have to have somebody who's done you wrong to make it a classic,right?)

              Well I`m a runnin` down the highway
              Got the road beneath my wheels
              Said I`m runnin` down the highway
              Got the road beneath my wheels
              Ain`t nobody in this whole wide world
              Who knows the way I feel

              Said my woman up and left me
              Left me for some other guy
              Said my woman up and left me
              Left me for some other guy
              You know I never understand it
              Though I try and I try and I try

              Well I`m a runnin` down the highway
              Got the road beneath my wheels
              Said I`m runnin` down the highway
              Got the road beneath my wheels
              Ain`t nobody in this whole wide world
              Who knows the way I feel

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              • #22
                Re: track & field songs

                I remember a couple years back in the UK, 400m athlete (and notorious poser) Iwan Thomas released a version of "Keep on Running" (originally by Spencer Davis). Needless to say, it peaked at around number 1,376 in the charts. His excuse was "it was for charity".... he must have raised all of £27.50!

                I would say that he should stick to running, but he hasn't been doing much better with that either!

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                • #23
                  Re: track & field songs

                  >I remember a couple years back in the UK, 400m
                  >athlete (and notorious poser) Iwan Thomas
                  >released a version of "Keep on Running"
                  >(originally by Spencer Davis). Needless to say,
                  >it peaked at around number 1,376 in the charts.
                  >His excuse was "it was for charity".... he must
                  >have raised all of £27.50!

                  I would say that he
                  >should stick to running, but he hasn't been doing
                  >much better with that either!



                  I also forgot to add that he can't sing for Peanuts!!

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                  • #24
                    Re: track & field songs

                    Some Pole vault songs:

                    "Elevation" by U2

                    "Lawyer Fees" by LBA:
                    "...You gettin' stabbed in the melon with a pole from a tent/
                    I'll pole vault over your head and hit you when you can't look..."

                    "Consumption" by Swollen Members:
                    "...I can pole vault with a lightning bolt over the wall of china..."

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                    • #25
                      Re: track & field songs

                      I found this on a web site for mis-heard lyrics:

                      Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Give It Away"

                      Misheard Lyrics:
                      Greedy little people,
                      let me see your discus

                      Correct Lyrics:
                      Greedy little people
                      in the sea of distress

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                      • #26
                        Re: track & field songs

                        I'm Gonna Run to You - Whitney Houston to second leg runner.

                        Pretender - Madonna, on masking agents.

                        This I Promise You - 'N Sync to the press on what was in their Wheaties.

                        Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler on Flojo's 10.49

                        No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, Kenny Chesney honours legendary marathoner Bikila

                        Here Without You, 3 Doors Down on the US 4x100 sans Kelli White

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                        • #27
                          Re: track & field songs

                          >Percy Ceruttys book has a few songs printed in
                          >the back that his 'boys' used to sing while they
                          >were training.
                          Things like..

                          "I'm runnin to
                          >Can't see El G, breaking
                          >into song, maybe he does.

                          Why not? He broke into air guitar after winning in Paris.
                          "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                          • #28
                            Re: track & field songs

                            Oh, and how could I forget: There is a San Francisco rock band named Track Star!
                            "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                            • #29
                              Re: track & field songs

                              THE RUNNER

                              John Stewart


                              When your wings no longer catch the wind
                              Your wheels are throwing sparks from concrete on the rims
                              And when you've run so long and you run so hard
                              Feeling every stone beneath your feet
                              As they repeat that when you run, you run alone

                              And when your dreams are all just flashbacks
                              And you're crying beneath the wise cracks
                              I've been here before and there is no more
                              And when you've run so hard and you're worn so thin
                              You find that losing's just another way to win

                              Then it's time for you to begin
                              To be wings, to be wheels
                              And to know how it feels
                              To be you on your own
                              'Cause when you run
                              Oh, when you run
                              You run alone

                              And you know you love the game
                              Like the river loves the rain
                              A sidewinder loves the plain
                              So you can't complain
                              No one hears and no one cares
                              That the road you're going
                              Doesn't get you anywhere
                              You're the one who put it there

                              So why not go and chase the sun
                              That's one race that just can't be won
                              But at least you have begun
                              To be wings, to be wheels
                              And to know how it feels
                              To be you on your own
                              'Cause when you run
                              Oh, when you run
                              You run alone


                              © John Stewart, All Rights Reserved

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                              • #30
                                Re: track & field songs

                                And the opening verse from Jethro Tull's Budapest always created a wonderful vision for me.

                                Budapest

                                I think she was a middle-distance runner...
                                (the translation wasn't clear).
                                Could be a budding stately hero.
                                International competition in a year.
                                She was a good enough reason for a party...
                                (well, you couldn't keep up on a hard track mile)
                                while she ran a perfect circle.
                                And she wore a perfect smile
                                in Budapest... hot night in Budapest.

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