Claude Bless America, Man That I Love
June 23, 2009 11:15 AM   Subscribe

Shmoop Filter: My boyfriend always sings me this Harry Belefonte song while changing the words to "Yes, Lorena, my sweetheart from California." I'm trying to figure out what songs work with the name "Claude" swapped in.

It would help if the genders worked and it was something that was halfway appropriate to sing to your loved one. Hopefully whatever word "Claude" is substituted for has the same number of syllables and kind of rhymes, otherwise I'm just awkwardly cramming his name into random songs, which I'm pretty good at without Metafilter's help.

Goofy is absolutely encouraged. I'm thinking something like "Claudey, Claudey, Claudey, Claude" instead of "Cloudy, Cloudy, Cloudy, Cloud" in this Ween song, though something I don't have to be baked as a cake to sing would be nice, too.
posted by Juliet Banana to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Best answer: And then there's Maude Claude
posted by cosmicbandito at 11:26 AM on June 23, 2009 [3 favorites]

Although Closer by Nine Inch Nails probably isn't the kind of tone you're looking for, I think the idea of "My whole existence is Claude / You get me closer to Claude" is hilarious so I have to mention it.
posted by burnmp3s at 11:48 AM on June 23, 2009 [3 favorites]

Cowtown by TMBG:

"I'm going down to Claudetown, a Claude's a friend to me."
posted by chiefthe at 11:52 AM on June 23, 2009

Best answer: "What rolls down stairs alone or in pairs
Rolls over your neighbor's dog?
What's great for a snack and fits on your back?
It's Claude, Claude, Claude!

It's Claude, Claude, it's big, it's heavy, it's wood.
It's Claude, Claude, it's better than bad, it's good!
Everyone wants a Claude! You're gonna love it, Claude!
Come on and get your Claude! Everyone needs a Claude!"

"The Log Song", from Ren & Stimpy
posted by syntheticfaith at 11:52 AM on June 23, 2009 [2 favorites]

Jesus built my Claude
It's a love affair
Mainly Jesus and my hot Claude

Now how bout ding a dang dong dong dong ling Claude
posted by Skot at 12:01 PM on June 23, 2009

How about Rod Stewart for some ultimate cheese?

"If you want my Claudy, and you think I'm sexy, come on sugar let me know"
posted by vito90 at 12:06 PM on June 23, 2009

Come to think of it you can sub Claude for any use of body.

"I wanna rub my Claudy all over"
posted by vito90 at 12:07 PM on June 23, 2009

"Nearer, my Claude, to thee"?
posted by goingonit at 12:26 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

My Sweet Claude
posted by TheWaves at 12:37 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

If You're Happy and You Know It Shake Your Claude.
posted by mr. remy at 12:43 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

All You Need is Claude
Can't By Me Claude
Hey Claude
posted by mr. remy at 12:46 PM on June 23, 2009

Lawdy Mr. Claudy
posted by Oriole Adams at 1:06 PM on June 23, 2009

Hot Claude Lincoln.
posted by donpardo at 1:12 PM on June 23, 2009

Sweet Claude of Mine, by Guns n Roses
posted by man down under at 1:49 PM on June 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

What If Claude Was One Of Us?

You can use his name all throughout the song, actually, like so:

"Yeah, yeah, Claude is great. Yeah, yeah, Claude is good."

"If Claude had a face, what would it look like?"

"If Claude had a name, what would it be?"
posted by Rewind at 1:57 PM on June 23, 2009 [8 favorites]

"Hey, you, get off of my Claude."
posted by box at 2:25 PM on June 23, 2009

'Manchester England,' from Hair, already has the word 'Claude' in it.
posted by box at 6:10 PM on June 23, 2009

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