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Posted: 07/02/07 11:34 AM
Author: hknoxville
Location: NYC
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What song and who? Please help....
There was a song in the late 80s (?) that started "meanwhile back at the ranch, santa barbara that is". It is kind of lame 80's rap but I remember it from when I was younger. In the chorus, the guy is saying "dar har." Does this sound familiar to anyone and if so, please help me out? Thanks!!!!!


Posted: 07/02/07 12:06 PM
Author: Dan
Location: Claybricks
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What song and who? Please help....
Artist: Rappin' Duke

Song Title: Rappin' Duke

Original Album: QUE PASA

CD: Rapmasters, Vol. 7: Best of the Laughs

Year: 1984

Notes: Rappin' Duke's real name is Shawn Brown. "John Wayne" goes Hip-Hop on this rap/novelty song. The Notorious B.I.G. made a reference to this song on his 1994 hit "Juicy"


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So you think you're bad, with your rap
Well, I'll tell ya, pilgrim. I started the crap
When you were in diapers and wetting the sheets
I was at the Ponderosa rapping to the beat

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Sure, I rustled some cattle and tended the sheep
But my main concern was rapping to the beat
I don't bother nobody, I'm a real nice guy, kinda
laid back like a, dead fly

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

I'm talkin', here and now
Later for the cattle and rustlin' the cow
If I had a chance to do a repeat
You can bet your sweet bippy I'd be rappin' to the beat

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Que pasa, amigos? Not a *pasa* I see
Two hundred punks? Well, what ya gonna do?
I got two six shooters that'll see me through
That's, twelve dead...
and a hundred and eighty-eight pallbearers

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

What I do on your grave won't pass for flowers, either

Now Kurtis Blow, Run-D.M.C.
You haven't heard of rap, 'til ya heard it from me
I'm the baddest rapper in history
And there'll be no more, after me

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Meanwhile, back at the ranch
Santa Barbara that is
Swimmin' pools, and movie stars
Well, the first thing ya know ol' Ron's the President
The kinfolk said, "Ron, move away from there"
Said, "In The White House is where you wanna be"
So he loaded up the Lincoln and he moved to D.C.

Washington, that is
Politicians taking a sip
Foreign dignitaries taking a trip
High tax and plenty Cadillacs

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Now ya see me in my movies, doin my thing
But deep in my heart, I've wanted to sing
"Wayyyy dowwwn, upon the swannnny riverrrrrr
Farrrr, farrr awayyy
Titwillow, titwillow, titwillow"
I don't think, that's your style
But I'll tell ya pilgrim, I'm versatile
Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin let me rock ya let me rock ya Aretha Franklin
Let me rock ya Aretha Franklin; that's all I wanna do
Aretha Franklinnnnnn

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

I'm feeelin' the groove now, pilgrim
Party, over here
Party, over there
There's nothin to it, the way we do it
Woop woop!
East coast, West coast
Texas

Every time I put on pants
I tell ya pilgrim, I wanna dance
I put a quarter, in the juke'
Then I commence, to doin the Duke

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

It's pretty easy, if you can see
Just move your arms kinda freely
Do a pause, and take a step
And just make sure the beat is kept

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

I was at the Ponderosa rappin' to the beat
Tryin' to cool off from the desert heat
I discovered somethin, really neat
The Duke has moves, with his feet

Da haahh... da haahh
Da haahh... da haahh

I won plenty of ladies, with my charms
But they like me the most for the moves of my arms

Woahhh... woahhh

I'm gonna rap, in the East
Gonna rap, in the West
I'll show ya pilgrim, who's the best
Nothin' to it, the way we do it
Skiddely-be-bop, we-bop, Scooby Doo
Guess what, America, we love you

Da hahhhh, da hahhhh, da hahhhh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh

Everybody

Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh
Da haahh, da haahh
Da ha-hahh ha-hahh haahh...


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Dan
Posted: 07/02/07 01:46 PM
Author: hknoxville
Location: NYC
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What song and who? Please help....
Thank you sooooooo much! This song has been a joke in my family and I had no idea who the heck sang it. When I would mention it to people, they thought I was crazy. Thanks again and enjoy your holiday!


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