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), A variation of "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" Loading; More. Remember when you ran away And I got on my knees and begged You not to leave Because I'd go berserk? is a 1966 novelty record written and performed by Jerry Samuels (billed as Napoleon XIV), and released on Warner Bros. Records.The song became an instant success in the United States, peaking at No. In 1998, Amanda Lear included this song in her compilation Made in Blood & Honey. Using his real name of Barry Hansen, he also contributed many articles on rock music to magazines including Rolling Stone, Down Beat and Hit Parader, liner notes on various late-1960s and early 1970s albums, and in 1976 contributed the chapter on "Rhythm and Gospel" in The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. Ha!" JustSomeLyrics And it did. And when they do they'll put you in the ASPCA you mangey mutt! Song They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! The final radio episode each year was the Funny 25, a countdown of the 25 most requested novelty songs that year (see below). 1 on the Cash Box Top 100 charts, No. A version of the song sung in a Hessian dialect of German was recorded by German beat group The King-Beats, credited on the record label as "Malepartus II", titled "Ich Glaab', Die Hole Mich Ab, Ha-Haaa!". To the happy home Connect your Spotify account to your account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Experimental music band Nurse With Wound used some of the lyrics from the song for their limited 7" release "No Hiding from the Blackbird/Burial Of The Sardine". Lyrics to 'They're Coming To Take Me Away' by Dr. Demento : Remember when you ran away / And I got on my knees and begged / You not to leave / Because I'd go berserk? Leave feedback, Dr. Demento (born April 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is the stage name of Barret Hansen , who has made a successful career as a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. Butcher Babies covered the song on their EP Uncovered in 2014. Well! The Monkees' song "Gonna Buy Me a Dog", sung by Micky Dolenz, features Davy Jones teasing Dolenz toward the fade of the song with the words "they're coming to take us away" taken from Napoleon XIV's song. The Doctor began his weekly radio show while working for Specialty, and he later worked for Warner Bros. Records. Dr. Demento. As with the original release, the labels for the reissue's B-side also included mirror-imaged print except for the disclaimer, record catalog, and track master numbers. Get Free Dr Demento Ringtones & send to your phone. The record is said to have sold 460,000 copies within three months of its release. 1 on the Cash Box Top 100 charts on July 30, No. And I'll be happy to see those In 1976, Hansen spoke at Yankovic's school where Yankovic gave a self-recorded tape of comedy songs and parodies to Hansen. Swedish death industrialists Brighter Death Now included a version of the song on their 2005 recording Kamikaze Kabaret. Young accompanied Dr. Demento to Portland, Ore.; Dallas, Texas; New York City; San Diego; Montreal; Phoenix; and other cities to do live performances and PR Events, taking photos, setting up interviews and even 'running the board' at some of the live shows. 2 in Canada, and reaching No. Hansen has a degree in ethnomusicology and has written magazine articles and liner notes on recording artists outside of the novelty genre. Hansen has appeared in a number of Weird Al's music videos as well as in Weird Al's movie UHF. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.[10]. 2 in Canada, and reaching No. 1 on the Cash Box Top 100 charts on July 30, No. He also made occasional television appearances, on such shows as The Gong Show (on the 1988-89 revival), Bobby's World, The Simpsons, and on the Barnes and Barnes music video for "Fish Heads". He is credited with introducing new generations of listeners to artists of the early and middle 20th century whom they might not have otherwise discovered, such as Harry McClintock, Spike Jones, Benny Bell, Yogi Yorgesson, Stan Freberg, and Tom Lehrer. They're coming to take me away, ha-ha! Barret Eugene "Barry" Hansen (born April 2, 1941), known professionally as Dr. Demento, is an American radio broadcaster and record collector specializing in novelty songs, comedy, and strange or unusual recordings dating from the early days of phonograph records to the present.Hansen created the Demento persona in 1970 while working at Los Angeles station KPPC-FM. Several cover versions of the song were recorded following the song's release in 1966 and in later years. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer appeared in full costume and stayed in character for a three-hour visit. [25], A French act called L'Empereur (The Emperor) recorded "Ils finiront par m'enfermer. Away, Me Take to Coming They're") and the performer billed as "XIV NAPOLEON". Hah? Within weeks of its release, WABC and WMCA stopped playing the song in response to complaints about its content from mental health professionals and organizations. The box set was limited to just 50 copies, available only by donating to the Kickstarter campaign for "Under the Smogberry Trees", the Dr. Demento documentary. It worked. The syndicated radio show normally started with an hour of randomly chosen records and listener requests. Remember when you ran away And I got on my knees And begged you not to leave Because I'd go beserk Well you left me anyhow And then the days go We don‘t have an album for this track yet. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 popular music singles chart on August 13[1], No. Among his guest-hosting stints were for Montel Williams on the now-defunct Air America Media (despite the network's politically driven format, the guest stint followed his normal format of novelty music, specifically Halloween music, since the show aired on October 30, 2009, the day before Halloween)[14] on Anything Anything with Rich Russo on Super Bowl Sunday in 2011 and 2013, and annually with classical music host Jim Svejda on New Year's Eve. Download Their Coming To Take Me Away Ringtone by Dr Demento to your mobile phone or tablet for free, in MP3 & iPhone/M4R, uploaded by mjmon62. And this is how you pay me back for [2], The lyrics appear to describe a man's mental anguish after a break-up with a woman, and his descent into madness leading to his committal to a "funny farm" (slang for a mental hospital). Biz Markie also covers this song on Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz in 1986, but he changes most of the lyrics. Now you know I'm utterly mad. When You Say Nothing At Al Lyrics. The record was credited simply to "The Emperor. Mexico's Luis Vivi Hernández (of Los Crazy Birds), Los Ovnis and Los Xochimilcas all recorded a Spanish-language cover version of the song with similar lyrics entitled "Soy Napoleon" (I Am Napoleon). The show helped revive and maintain interest in novelty hits from the 1950s and 1960s that received scant airplay on mainstream pop or oldies radio stations, including "Alley Oop" by the Hollywood Argyles, "The Ballad of Irving" by Frank Gallop, "The Battle of Kookamonga" by Homer and Jethro, "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett, "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter from Camp)" by Allan Sherman, "I Want My Baby Back" by Jimmy Cross, and "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" [4][5], According to Samuels, the vocal glissando was achieved by manipulating the recording speed of his vocal track, a multitrack variation on the technique used by Ross Bagdasarian in creating the original Chipmunks novelty songs. From about 1974 on, the local Los Angeles market was the full 4 hours and the nationally syndicated show was cut to 2 hours. The recording appeared on disk releases by Dr. Demento in 1975 as part of Dr. Demento's Delights, ... features Davy Jones teasing Dolenz toward the fade of the song with the words "they're coming to take us away" taken from Napoleon XIV's song. Some tracks were treated with intermittent tape-based echo effects created by an Echoplex. in 1984 on his To Bogna LP. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. Scrobbling is when tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. And I got on my knees and begged It was under Young's guidance that the show gained in popularity, mainly due to his willingness to foster relationships with national media and with nationally known and up-and-coming artists, including John Mammoser, Judy Tenuta, Emo Philips, Pinkard and Bowden, Wally Wingert, and Mark Davis (Richard Cheese). Right? Dr. Demento may be best known for bringing parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic to national attention. HA HA," before the song's fade, in a fast-tracked higher voice. The record is said to have sold 460,000 copies within three months of its release. "[19], In 1988, Samuels wrote and recorded "They're Coming To Get Me Again, Ha Haaa! The B-side (a reversed version) was recreated as well. ", Dutch artists Floris VI and Hugo de Groot recorded "Ze nemen me eindelijk mee.". [23][24], In the UK a cover version was also released in November 1966 by the humorous pop group The Barron Knights where it was included on the B-side of their single "Under New Management". Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Sue was a former clerk and training officer at the Union Pacific railroad for 12 years. Said Samuels, "I felt it would cause some people to say 'Well, it's alright.'

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