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Father Abraham and the Smurfs
October 18, 2012 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Do Smurfs Cry?

Father Abraham In Smurfland

Side 1
1. The Smurf Song
2. Smurfing Beer
3. In the Mood
4. Why
5. Pinocchio in Smurfland

Side 2
1. Dippety Day
2. Smurfing Tango
3. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
4. Do Smurfs Cry
5. The Magic Flute Smurf
posted by mrgrimm (20 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

1970s Dutch music is the gift that keeps on giving.
posted by bwerdmuller at 2:52 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Also: Smølferne. "Highlights" include

* Blu Da Ba Dee
* Cotton Eyed Joe
* Summer of 69
* Poker Face
posted by mrgrimm at 2:53 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is what it sounds like
When Smurfs cry
posted by chavenet at 2:57 PM on October 18, 2012 [7 favorites]

posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 3:10 PM on October 18, 2012

They don't cry -- they smurf. I've seen them smurf real smurfs of smurfs. Smurfs that would smurf your smurf right in smurf.

They have smurfs, after all, just like everysmurf else. Just because you smurf them on the smurf box doesn't mean you get to smurfjectify them.
posted by PlusDistance at 3:12 PM on October 18, 2012 [4 favorites]

I've smurfed things you smurfs wouldn't believe. Attack smurfs on fire off the smurf of Orion. I watched Smurf-beams smurf in the smurf near the Smurfhäuser Gate. All those smurfs will be lost in smurf, like smurfs in rain. Time to smurf.
posted by sourwookie at 4:20 PM on October 18, 2012 [12 favorites]

Ah, Smurftunes, the music of my youth. My father banned me from playing this LP when he was in the house. (The YouTube uploader called it a "1981 cd," hahhahah.)
posted by roger ackroyd at 4:23 PM on October 18, 2012

To smurf, or not to smurf, smurf is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the smurf to smurfer
The smurfs and smurfrows of outsmurfeous Fortune,
Or to take smurfs against a smurf of troubles,
And by smurfing smurf them: to die, to smurf
posted by lalochezia at 5:10 PM on October 18, 2012

But do they leg eggs.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:15 PM on October 18, 2012 [2 favorites]

I have this album on vinyl somewhere, but I never listen to it. I got it because my cousin spun it at a family gathering many years ago, and I thought that the call and response was interesting. In my memory's imagination, I recalled Father Abraham's vocalizations as more like basso profundo in contrast than it actually is. Listening now, I must have gotten Father Abraham conflated with Heino somewhere in the windmills.
posted by ovvl at 5:23 PM on October 18, 2012

My smurflight expired, but still I ran. I heard voices, and yowls, and echoes, but above all there gently smurfed that impious, insidious scurrying; gently smurfing, smurfing, as a stiff bloated smurf gently smurfs above an oily river that flows under endless onyx bridges to a black, putrid smurf. Something bumped into me--something soft and plump.

-H.P. Lovecraft, The Smurfs In The Walls
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 5:35 PM on October 18, 2012 [3 favorites]

The Smurfs are famous for their white Phrygian caps.
posted by unliteral at 6:05 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Hey, they've got a right to sing the blues.
posted by yoink at 6:18 PM on October 18, 2012

Depends if they're seen the Smurfs movie or not.
posted by arcticseal at 6:29 PM on October 18, 2012

Don't forget to Stamp On A Skurff.
posted by scruss at 6:35 PM on October 18, 2012

Don't lose your smurf.
posted by homunculus at 10:20 PM on October 18, 2012

Cry cry, smurftubate, cry.

Another novelty record from a much better comic.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:07 PM on October 18, 2012

Smurfing beer
Smurfing beer
You don't get drunk and it isn't beer

A perennial favorite.
posted by chavenet at 11:49 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

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posted by JHarris at 12:18 AM on October 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

I have this album! It is legitimately great and the songs are very catchy. My favourite is probably Smurfing Beer 'you don't get drunk and it isn't dear'. For years I wondered who Father Abraham was and why a Jewish guy was singing about Christmas.
posted by low_horrible_immoral at 1:54 AM on October 19, 2012

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