Fun music clip – Aunt Sue’s Ant Soup

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After all the serious posts about geek stuff, I figured it was time to throw in a bit of levity again. So here’s a sample I’ve lovingly clipped from The Blender’s “Aunt Sue’s Ant Soup.”

UPDATE: Gah, Grooveshark seems to be having problems with this clip; you can listen to it with one click here on Napster, though there may be geographic restrictions on this 🙁

Here’s a bit about this song and the group behind it… plus — I know you’re craving this — the full lyrics I insanely transcribed in a fit of insomnia last night.

The Blenders a cappella group – not to be confused with The Blenders of oldies fame — is a deliciously versatile, sometimes-wacky, always harmonious group that is just damn infectious.

Sadly, on The Blenders’ own Web site (warning: music autoplays), they only feature clips from their Christmas tunes… fine enough in their own right, but their repetoire is so much deeper! 🙂

Love a cappella… or curious and want to discover more from this genre? Check out these other links!
Primarily a cappella: comprehensive catalog, nice folks!
Contemporary A cappella Society: Amazingly deep and cool info.
Another song by the Blenders (ack, I forgot I had already profiled this group… but oh well, too late to turn back now! I promise to highlight other a cappella groups soon 🙂
A gorgeous tune sung by the amazingly talented Swingle Singers

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And now, for the Aunt Sue’s Aunt Soup lyrics!

Oh! Just realized…
Today is the second Sunday of July.
And that can only mean one thing:
M’ family is expectin’ me for supper at Aunt Sue’s
I love… she’s quite… a ding-a-ling

{8 bar interlude}

I wonder what concoction she’ll whip up for us. {throat clear}
Maybe some furball stew.
Nothing could compare to last year’s lovely little dish.
When we all ate Aunt Sue’s Ant Soup. {scream}

She’s got lots of charm.
She’s drainin’ the ant farm.
The neighborhood and sex {panting}
Have plenty of reason to be alarmed.

{Sung/chanted}
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s!

{8 bars of Vocal Trumpet solo}

The bride of the broth,
The Queen of the crock,
I ain’t foolin’ ya
She loves that bouillon.
Dad says that her mind is on vacation.

She does it with taste.
Nothing goes to waste.
There’s critters and hair
All over the place,

Resulting in a lack of sanitation.

{Spoken by father} Is that it?
{Spoken by boy} No!
{Spoken by father} Oh.

{4 bars of trumpet solo}

Today is the second Sunday of July,
That can only mean one thing.
Family’s expecting me for supper at Aunt Sue’s.
I love… she’s quite… (a ding-a-ling)

{Spoken by Aunt Sue} Have some more darling!

She’s got lots of charm.
She’s drainin’ the ant farm.
The neighborhood and sex
Have plenty of reason to be alarmed {panting} {spoken} you know what I mean?

Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!

{Spoken by boy} Hey Aunt Sue, where’s your little dog Ginger?
{Spoken by Aunt Sue} Oh, the little feller adds spice to every meal!

Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!

{Spoken by boy} Hey Aunt Sue, where’s Uncle Stu?
{Spoken by Aunt Sue} Oh, he’s cooking… something.

Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s! Ant soup!
Aunt Sue’s!

{Scratchy album vintage feel}
She’s such a sweetie
But… still kind of greasy
She’s my… Aunt… Sue………. {soft chuckle}
[breath]
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.
{/Scratchy}

We really mean it.

{Stripper feel}
My… Aunt… Sue… Aunt… Sue
[Big ending] Oh yeaaaaaahh
{/stripper feel}

{Rapidfire a cappella medley /}

{goofy voice}
That’s blendertaaaaaainment!
{/goofy voice}

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Edited at 4:24pm PST to add:
Want to hear more of The Blenders?
You can catch their stuff on the following online music networks:
– iTunes Music Service, Napster, Rhapsody, lala – Lots of their tracks!
– Yahoo Music Unlimited and Virgin Digital – A few of their tracks

Edited on 12/23/05 to add:
Thanks to my aca friend Tat Tong for deciphering the “little feller” line of the lyrics tonight 🙂

Edited on 11/9/09:
– Fixed some links
– Made minor lyrics / content corrections

3 comments… add one
  • Carissa Dec 1, 2005

    Thanks for bringing back one of my favorite memories from high school.  The Blenders were my favorite group back in 1994-1995.  I didn’t realize they were still around…

  • James Apr 7, 2008

    Funny post, but i am too sad i can’t get back my memories in this hard working life.

  • ed hardy Apr 15, 2010

    well done, thanks for sharing!

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