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Q: Music ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Music
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: sliderincider-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 18 Jun 2003 23:59 PDT
Expires: 18 Jul 2003 23:59 PDT
Question ID: 219111
Trying to locate a song called (phonetic spelling) pock-uh-lauf-uh-ka.
Released in middel to late 70's, humorous pop-rock
Subject: Re: Music
Answered By: clouseau-ga on 19 Jun 2003 00:43 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello sliderincider,

Thank you for your question.

Ahhhh, Soupy Sales. I actually recalled this - Pafalafaka! They
whisper it all over Turkey...

Surprisingly, there is little on this on the Internet. One person
thought it was the flip side of "The Mouse".

Google Groups was more helpful. It lead me to the right spelling :)


Pachalafaka, pachalafaka
they whisper it all over Turkey
pachalafaka, pachalafaka
it sounds so romantic and perky
oh I know that phrase
will make me thrill always
for it reminds me of you, my sweet
just the mention of
that tender word of love
gives my heart a jerkish Turkish beat

I won't say c'est bon
or l'amour toujours
for they can't express what I'm feeling
even maresydoats or
other foreign quotes
don't seem to be quite so appealing
but pachalafaka! pachalafaka!
takes me back with you to passionate desert scenes
and it's there we'll stay
till the very day
we find out what pachalafaka means
we find out what pachalafaka means!

You can buy this at Amazon:

"Soupy's original 1965 album for ABC-Paramount, on CD for the first
time! And you'll find the same mix of slapstick, satire and
double-entendres that made his daily variety show-which was airing at
the time--so popular with kids and adults alike! Includes The Mouse,
Name Game, Sad Sack, Speedy Gonzales, Hey Pearl, The Nitty Gritty,
Mouse Trap, Your Brains'll Fall Out, King King, Mighty Clem,
Pachalafaka, and Mr. Cab Driver. A real piece of the '60s, a
Collectors' Choice Music exclusive! 2002."


Search Strategy:

"soupy sales" laf

Thanks for a fun search and triggering hidden memories!


sliderincider-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Very fast in locating a song title that I could only spell
phonetically! Excellent response!

Subject: Re: Music
From: pafalafa-ga on 19 Jun 2003 07:55 PDT
I can't resist adding a comment here, because my Google Answer
researcher name was taken in honor of Mr. Sales' ineffable humor, even
though I, too, did not know the correct spelling for his song (also
recorded by The Muppets, by the way).

Cheers to all, especially you, Soupy.  Where ever you are!

Subject: Re: Music
From: clouseau-ga on 19 Jun 2003 09:12 PDT
I enjoted the seach, sliderincider.

Thank you for the rating and tip!



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