Muppets – Mahna Mahna

The Muppets Mahna Mahna (Tab)(PDF)


As great as Mahna Mahna is, I’ve never been able to forgive it for resulting in the worst record of all time: Vanilla No Way, No Way (but watching that on YouTube led me to remembering that Shapoo were bloody fantastic – so good truly can come from evil).

Still it’s a whole sack full of fun and great for lacing together lots of random songs. In my version, I played a bit of a solo that died a la the Muppet version and from there threw in any bit of music that took my fancy. I was just having fun with the track, so it’s jam packed full of mistakes.

A million cool points to anyone who can name all the tunes I quote.

Requested by Joe

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  1. Olly October 5th, 2008 4:49 pm

    Yay! Thanks Al, I got laughed at on the way to work the other day (we car share) for playing the muppets (amongst other songs, namely Disney!). Now they can all marvel at the greatness of the uke and muppets!

    Cheers once again!

  2. zym October 6th, 2008 12:31 am

    Excellent choice

    And yes, Shampoo were indeed fantastic ;)

    Can i have a few cool points for remembering this –

    didnt think so :(

  3. LonnaB October 6th, 2008 5:27 pm

    Oh good gawd, you really know how to drive a girl crazy trying to figure out which songs you’re quoting.

    You know I need the cool points.

    The Gently Weeps is pretty obvious. I’m sure that’s only worth half a cool point.

    That last one- is that I’ll Be Seeing you Come Spring?

  4. Joe October 6th, 2008 6:18 pm

    I love this song and always have done!
    Just when rteading through my e-mail feed i noticed…
    “Requested by Joe”
    Do you mean me?! :O

  5. Joe October 6th, 2008 6:19 pm

    not retarding through my e-mail feed sorry lol

  6. Woodshed October 6th, 2008 7:36 pm

    Olly: They all laughed at Christopher Columbus, when he invented sound (or something like that).

    zym: Up your butt with a coconut. Don’t Daphne and Celeste sound a lot like the Ukulady.

    Lonna: No, it isn’t. You’re obviously far too pure and innocent to recognise the last one.

    Joe: Different Joe. But you can always pretend it’s for you.

  7. LonnaB October 6th, 2008 8:04 pm

    Alrighty then.

    I hope like heck you fill us all in after giving sufficient time for someone to be worth a million cool points.

    Cool tune- have you heard Cake’s version?

  8. Iain October 6th, 2008 9:39 pm

    Quality tab senor shed. Random bragging point, but I stood next to shampoo at a gig just before that came out, and the little one definitely fancied me. Just had to get that off my chest.

  9. LonnaB October 6th, 2008 10:52 pm

    Talk to me Goose!

    Can’t believe it took me all day to get that one.

  10. Woodshed October 7th, 2008 8:44 pm

    Iain: Impressive! Although she does look like the sort who’d go for anything in trousers.

    Lonna: Congrats. 14 cool points to you.

  11. Stewart Greenhill October 9th, 2008 3:53 pm

    OK, I’ll just post the link.

    But remember, you’ve been warned…

  12. Stewart Greenhill October 9th, 2008 3:56 pm

    (Don’t know if my post was eaten or moderated, so I’ll try again… Woodshed, please feel free to delete if necessary)

    I was at the same time amused and a little disenchanted to learn the origin of this song on a local music quiz show.

    I won’t offer any spoilers here but if you want to know, Wikipedia has a pretty good explanation:

    The original version can be found on YouTube by searching for the name of the movie in which it appears (“Svezia, inferno e paradiso”). It involves a sauna scene, but its pretty tame.

    For me the definitive version is the one from Sesame Street. Giorgio Moroder’s version from 1968 is pretty funny. But he’s right, you know. It gets a bit monotonous unless you take the mickey out of it.

  13. Woodshed October 11th, 2008 6:59 am

    Thanks for the info, Stewart. I was hoping the sauna scene would be a little more steamy.

  14. Linds June 14th, 2010 12:18 am

    HAHA This is hilarious. Woodshed, at the moment, you the coolest person ever! You have the most random, cool tabs and I’m having so much fun learning them! (I have a bum knee right now and can’t do anything but lay here on the couch). I particularly liked the Chocobo and Godfather ones, but Mahna, mahna just put yourself over-the-top and I just had to say something. I laughed for like a full minute simply b/c you posted a Mahna, mahna tab. Keep it up, I’m having fun!

  15. Woodshed June 14th, 2010 5:09 pm

    Linds: Thanks so much. That’s very kind of you. Glad you’re enjoying the site.

  16. Pietro September 28th, 2010 9:46 pm

    Did I catch a bit of the theme from “Top Gun” (Tom Cruise movie) as one of the solos?

  17. Woodshed October 2nd, 2010 10:40 pm

    Pietro: Well spotted. Give the man some internet points!

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