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scaress
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Anyone have a good resource for some carnival barker/talker/ring master patter?
I'd like some good lines, preferably something vintage or poetic.

thanks
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Your request is very general. Choosing something helpful for you would require knowing what you want to depict with it.
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"All EyEs to the Sky!!...40 perilous feet above the sawdust ring.. Where Angels fear to tread!!!...WATCH!! as the Gran Mar attempts to cross the slender silver strand..With Peach baskets on his feet! a Blind fold on his Head,..rendering Him,.. totally senselesss!!!...Silence pleassssse!!!!..."

this is one of my alltime Favorites...Hope this helps you out..
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Or When Culpepper Merriweather Circus played Phoenix Red Johnson would let Circus Fan Fred Reed (deceased) announce the show in exchange for laying the show down...this was one of my favorite annoucements Fred came up for the Ole Curator..."Folks, riding a Bicycle is great exercise...Jim tried riding on the streets of Phoenix, but he found its too dangerous! So he is going to ride up there...where its Safe!!!..."

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Jim. Is that the same bike Dennis and I saw in front of the bar in Pueblo? Also, I don't see any counter weights hanging from it.
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Quote:
On 2012-09-05 19:32, The Curator of the Unusual wrote:
..."Folks, riding a Bicycle is great exercise...Jim tried riding on the streets of Phoenix, but he found its too dangerous! So he is going to ride up there...where its Safe!!!..."



I love it!
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Jim:

I remember your act. really tremendous! on the Franzen Bros. Circus many years ago. Always a crowd pleaser.

Rod
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On 2012-09-05 15:02, scaress wrote:
Anyone have a good resource for some carnival barker/talker/ring master patter?
I'd like some good lines, preferably something vintage or poetic.

thanks


Yes is the answer ..... We have Jim. But we will only loan him out you can't have him!
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Hey Rod how bout this one...

Direct from the Carson Ranch in the Red River Valley of Hugo Oklahoma, welcome the biggest stars of the Carson & Barnes Circus. Because of the dwindling number of this magnificent endangered species, you may never witness this sight again, over 72,000 pounds of performing pachyderms. As they said in the days of the old “hold on to your horses”– HERE COME THE ELEPHANTS.
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Yes, Jim:

I think this was the announcement for the spectacular long mount that Dorey Miller produced. Donnie " Oakie" Carr had the elephant dept then. I feel VERY fortunate to have been able to witness such a true spectacle, I really doubt we will ever see the long mount quite like Carson & Barnes had ever again. Totally Awesome.
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A Carnival Barker is when your shin meets the gearhead in the pale moonlight...
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Scaress

I Beleieve you should show up @ The Gathering armed with a recorder and a pad & pencil...
You should be able to walk away with the Best lines in the Business...
Good Luck, HaPpy Hunting...
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On 2012-09-06 17:28, Rod Pringle wrote:
Yes, Jim:
announcement for the spectacular long mount.


You know that is just crying out for a comment ........ but I do ave a modicum of self respect ...... Somewhere ... I put it down here I am sure I did......
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Dave, do you even know what a long mount is?
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I am not 100% sure but as elephants are mentioned I am guessing .......

It's when someone has sex for a long time ...... Darn it there goes my self respect! Again!!!!

No in all seriousness I don't know for sure but as elephants are mentioned I think it's that trick (probably to the right word) where the elephants have their front legs on the back of the elephant in front. And there are lots of them in a row. But as I sain that's a guess.

Thanks for keeping me in my place harley, it's about time someone cracked down on me.
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Yes, and Carson and Barnes had a huge herd. I only saw C&B once, after the herd was smaller, and there were 25 elephants. I think they had 40 at one time.
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40 ..... WOW..... Well saying that 25 would be really good to see too!
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It was amazing!
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I worked on Carson & Barnes Elephant Dept. for the last 3 months of the 1984 Season, they carried 27 Elephants and had a 19 elephant Long mount...The last Long mount I was apart of had 16 at Evansville Indiana w/ the Hawthorn Corp Herd for the Shrine...
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By the time I got to presenting pachyderms for Chipperfields,
we only had 3, which made it a short long mount!
Those 3 girlies are now on RBBB.
Mind you, in a 42 foot ring a six beast mount is about
the maximum that would fit.
C&Bs hippodrome track long mount was always spectacular more so
for the public sitting front row along he track.
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