Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me?

by Tim
(USA)

I play music in a folk group and we are trying to find the lyrics and music for "Blue, Despair, and Agony on Me" . . . or is it "Gloom,Despair, and Agony on Me?" Do you have any leads? I'm trying to round up the verses and hopefully the tune. Sincerely, Tim


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Words to song
by: Wayne

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/buck_owens/gloom_despair_and_agony_on_me_crd_1686877id_09122014date.htm

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Looking for more verses
by: Anonymous



the versed definitely did change- or else my

65 year old memory has changed !

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Let's sing the "Grand old opery" verse
by: Anonymous

So, a copywrite held by the Grand Old-Op-Per-Rei;
Goin' way back to seventeen hundred eidhty-three;
But by posting this verse here;
We have Everything to fear;
Cause' America ain't no more the land of the free!!

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Gloom Dispair and Agony on me.
by: Anonymous

I've been wanting to use that song for a ringtone for years (let me know when the wife calls). But the Grand Ole Opry apparently owns all the copyrights to Hee Haw and Doesn't part with anything. Any Youtube videos and blogs are generally quickly shut down by the threat of legal acton. The only way to get the song is to record it off the DVDs that will be comming out soon. (but that apparently is also illegal).

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Here's a real one
by: John

I stand six foot eight when completely unfurled
and to find a mate I've looked all over this world

then a store downtown advertised
everything for us tall guys

and they had everything except tall girls

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That ain't right
by: Anonymous

Ya'll slapped two songs together and changed the name.

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WRONG NAME TO SONG
by: Anonymous

Gloom Despair and Aghony is not the name ot that song. The name is Putt you were gone

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Gloom, despair, and agony of me
by: Anonymous

Oh where oh where are you tonight
Why did you leave me here all alone? I searched the world over and thought I found true love. You met another and You were gone.
Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep dark depression obsessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all.Gloom, despair, and agony on me.

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G, D, Misery on me.
by: Jules

My father is always singing this song, and I promised him I'd find an MP3 of it for him. I'ma set up a disposable email and post it here this afternoon.

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or where oh where are you tonight
by: Anonymous

There was another Hee Haw song with a different verse each show -- sung by the guest I think. The chorus was "where o where are you tonight? why did you leave me here all alone. I searched the world over and I thought I'd found true love. You met another and thhhhpt (sticking tongue out) you was gone." I sing the "Gloom, Despair" song to my kids when they get too whiny.

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Interested in MP3 File
by: Bloodthirsty Warmonger

Hestia, I had an unlucky day, and the worst part of it was that this tune kept running through my head.

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Gloom Despair
by: David

My band does this song but I wrote 3 verses of my own for it.

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I'll looking for an MP3 of "Gloom, Despair and Agony on me"
by: Alonzo

Does anyone have an mp3 of Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me" from Hee Haw? I can't find one anywhere (other than on the DVDs, and I don't know how to get the music off of the DVD to make an mp3).

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Gloom, Despair
by: Anonymous

While the refrain remained the same, the comedy verses changed for each show. The song copyright is probably held by Gaylord Program Services, which also holds the copyright for Hee Haw. You might find www.heehaw.com interesting.

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Yep, they did change them. Anyone know more?
by: mark r

They definitely did change the verses for each performance. Does anyone know any more of the verses? I remember part of one that stars out "Last night I went out with what's her name again," and ends with "she broke the doo-hickey off of the thingamajig."

I would certainly like for someone to fill in the rest of it. (I could be wrong...this may have been a "free-standing" song, but I THINK it was one of the aforementioned verses).

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New Verse
by: Anonymous

I fell in love with a man, Who did not love me at all. He contacted me today, To tell me he now has a chain and ball.

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here
by: Anonymous

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/g/gloomdespairandagonyonme.shtml

P.S. Please post another version

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Buck Owens & Roy Clark
by: KO

Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me

We figured she was rich, loaded to the hilt
And we figured she had class like the Vanderbilts
'Cause we had heard for years how she was so well reared
How was we to know they meant the way she was built

Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me

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The chorus stayed the same but the verse changed
by: Robert

Quoted from Answer.com.... * "Gloom, Despair and Agony On Me", Another beloved sketch usually performed by four male cast members sitting around in hillbilly garb surrounded by moonshine jugs and looking overtly miserable. They song began with the chorus, which all of them sang with each one alternating (in lip-synch) a mournful howl after each of the first three lines. The chorus went:

"Gloom, despair and agony on me-e!
Deep dark depression, excessive misery-y!
If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all!
Gloom, despair and agony on me-e-e!"

Each of the quartet would sing one line of the verse- a different one for each performance.


(In later seasons the female cast got their own version of the song, first just lip-synching the male vocals, but later getting their own woman-ized version complete with female howls of mourning.)

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They were always the same words
by: HestiaTheGreek

I don't recall the words ever changing and I couldn't count on all my toes and fingers to tell you how many times we listened to and sang along with them on HeeHaw...so many times that when my kids and grandkids knew they were getting on my bad side, they would all gang up and start singing that song just as pitifully as they could.
Add a post to this site if you want the mp3 and I will create a disposable email address and put it on this site so you can let me know where to send the mp3.
Good luck on your folk group; I hope none of my grandkids sing with your group...gloom, despair... oh, agony..not again.

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I have an mp3 of the Hee Haw Version if..
by: Hestianthegreek

I can email you the mp3 of the Hee Haw singers of Gloom Despair Agony if you would like to have it...if you have a disposable email, I'd be glad to send it to you....

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not sure
by: Anonymous

Didn't they change constantly?

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