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Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs

GUEST,Tom Brady 02 Feb 02 - 09:35 AM
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Subject: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Tom Brady
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 09:35 AM

The late, great Walt Kelly wrote a number of song parodies for his comic strip "Pogo". I'm looking for the lyrics to "Good King Sauerkraut"; a parody of the Christmas carol"Good King Wenceslaus". I've found a number of his other songs, like "Deck the Hall With Boston Charlie", but can't find this one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 10:10 AM

You mean the king who "looked out on his feet uneven"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,PaulM
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 10:16 AM

There only appear to be a few lines. See this thread from rec.music.folk

Paul


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: MMario
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 10:25 AM

I found this:

Good King Sauerkraut Looked Out
on His Feets Uneven
While His Nose Jus' run About,
A-Sniffin' and A-Sneezin'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 02:38 PM

That's not "Deck the Hall with Boston Charlie"; it's "Deck us all with Boston Charlie". Don't mess with the classics, please.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 02:54 PM

Norah's Freezing on the trolley...
Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: musicmick
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 08:37 PM

In fact, the song continues, "As the snoo lay 'round about/ All kerchoo achievin'" When Albert is asked, "What's snoo?" he replies, "Not much. What's snoo with you?" I owned every Pogo book and I read the column every day. Walt Kelly was to cartoon humor what Bela Fleck is to 5 string banjo. I miss them all, Howland P. Owl, Miss Mamzelle Hepzibah, Churchy La Femme and those three brothers, Bewitched, Bothered and Bemildred. Mike Miller


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 08:52 PM

we have had a number of posts about our dear, lamented possum and his buddies...and I have scanned and posted a couple of classic pages (like the one where they get to crying over 'Barbry Allan')..Walt KNEW that stuff!....

and yes, that's all there was to the Good King Sauerkraut bit..one verse and a little routine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 08:55 PM

Ah, yes! And don't forget Bun' rabbit celebrating every holiday... I especially remember St. Swithin's day.. looked it up, and there is a religious Holiday for St. Swithin. Don't tell our flaming Guest. He'll ask if he is supposed to care. Of course, you are, Stoopid. And what about the Blue Muslins? Don't get me started..
Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Midchuck
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 09:12 PM

Do you remember the line "GOOD, THOUGH!"...about 20 years before Utah made it famous?

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: musicmick
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 10:21 PM

I thought that Kelly's best folksong allusion was in the episodes featuring Pogo, Owl and Churchy as three traveling musicians. Albert was pretending to be a donkey named Maxwelton. He wanted to join the band as a singer because, as he explained, " Maxwelton's brays are bonny! " It was the funniest line I've ever read in a newspaper strip.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: KAS
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 02:29 AM

He really did know this stuff. Except for a few skinnily repackaged early strip collections, Kelly's books are pretty much all out of print (why?! rowrbazzle!), but if you're lucky enough to find any of them used, there are lots of hidden gems -- references to all kinds of songs, snatches sung by characters, and pages devoted to original Carrollian verse.

Kelly collected a bunch (set to music by Norman Monath) in a hardback book called Songs of the Pogo (Simon & Schuster, 1956). It does not include Good King Sauerkraut, but it ends with the first verse of Boston Charlie. The arrangements are simple, for piano and voice. Folk songs and traditional singing get much play in the introductions, and there's plenty of lore attached to each. From the jacket copy:

"This book contains words and music of 30 songs, suitable for as many occasions -- birthdays, clandestine trysts, medical checkups, elevator rides, evenings at the public library, police raids, music-to-pay-last-year's bills by.... It is the intent of this book to make people leave the TV sets of bars and grills to gather, singing once again, about the old family upright, and then soberly to return to the bars and grills and think things over."

There was a record album made of Songs of the Pogo as well, but it's even harder to find than the book. Anyone?

I'm not sure if this is still available, but in 1992, Kelly's widow Selby Daley Kelly published Pogo Files for Pogophiles: A Retrospective on 50 years of Walt Kelly's Classic Comic Strip (Spring Hollow Books, Richfield, MN, ISBN 0-945185-03-0). It includes a chapter called The Swampy Bard: Songs and Poetry, a brief section on the Christmas carol parodies, including a historical overview of Deck Us All With Boston Charlie with several verses, and Kelly's original carol Bright Christmas Land. I think if there were any more of Good King Sauerkraut, we'd see it here, but yeah, it does seem to exist only for the joke. In one strip, Churchy LaFemme (on his way to carol rehearsal) starts to sing it, but doesn't make it past the first line before he's asked to try that other one:

Under Thursday of Crispness,
MacTruloff sanity
Three wench friends
Tudors above
An' the parson up a psaltree.


Ken


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Naemanson
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 11:28 AM

I have a copy of the POGO album. It includes some great stuff but it's been a while since I dug it out.

Remember Churchy and his "Friday The Thirteenth comes on a Wednesday this month!" I still do that every time I turn the calendar page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 01:30 PM

And "When you starve with a Tiger, the Tiger starves last."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: RangerSteve
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 05:39 PM

Fearless Fred, the footpad dread, set fire to his mammies bed.

Was there more to this poem?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 05:50 PM

I also have vague memories of what happened to Ol' Free Speech, that surly hound created by Mr. Kelly that kept all them varmints at bay by barking all night. Seems like his owners got tired of losing shut-eye, did Ol'Free Speech in, and then were surprised to find themselves overrun and et by varmints. A lesson for today?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Mark Clark
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 06:38 PM

And the “original” source for Deck Us All turned out to be “Bark Us All Bow Wows of Folly.”

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: toadfrog
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 07:47 PM

DECK US ALL (with Boston Charlie) is on the DT, HERE. I have seen a lot of King Sauerkrauts on forum, but can't find them just now. They may become accessible when they next update forum.

More Walt Kelly snatches appear HERE, and HERE

Mr. Friedman is in error about how Walt would have wrotten Home on the Range. He did write:

Oh! give me a home,
Twixt Buffalo and Rome
Where the beer and the canteloupe lay . . .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 07:48 PM

"Fearless Fred, the footpad dread, set fire to his mammies bed. " was there more?

not exactly...there was a routine where it was part of a set of things Albert was practicing...for example,

"Oh, Mamie minded Mama till one day in Singapore,
A sailor man from Turkistan came knockin' at the door"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:37 PM

"My banjo and me is completely unstrung
The rungs on the ladder rung three...
Do nor wrangle the wrongs of Rangoon, dear
Cause the Gangrene has set out to sea...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 11:16 PM

well, I am glad to see you made it home safely, Dick..*grin*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: musicmick
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 12:28 AM

I remember that there was a second version of Deck Us All With Boston Charlie. The dog, whose name was (excuse my spelling) Beauregard Bottomly, started one with, " Bark us all bow wows of folly " Maybe, one of you can dig up the rest of that classic.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Haruo
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 01:46 AM

A second version, or a second verse? There definitely were multiple verses. At least three were in a church Christmas carol booklet I put out maybe 10 years ago. I'll see if I can dig it out, if you mean verses, not "versions".

Liland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: lamarca
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 10:55 AM

Don't know if this will work as a link, but here are the results of a search for used copies of "Songs of the Pogo" on www.bookfinder.com (I already have a copy...). If the link doesn't work, just enter Songs Pogo in the search engine!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Don Firth
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 11:56 AM

If I remember correctly, that was Beauregard Bugleboy. And leave us not disremember Grundoon, the li'l groun'chunk chile wot clamped his li'l teeth on someone's (usually Albert Alligator or Churchy la Femme's) finger and dangling there for about two weeks' worth of strips (I never seed a groun'chunk in a diaper afore or since).

Pogo for President!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 01:07 PM

"Bark Us All" was sort of 'referred to' a couple times, and sung partially once; never, I believe, as completely as "Deck Us All"...I will see if I can find in my 8-10 Pogo books the lines.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: musicmick
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 04:06 PM

Yes, Don Firth, his name was Bugleboy. I disremembered. I, also, kind of liked those villains, Deacon Mushrat, Wiley Cat and Sarcophegus Macabre. Was Wiley patterned after Br'er Bear in Disney's SONG OF THE SOUTH? Who remembers the rest of the song that included the line. "My Anna played piano on a hunk of two by four"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: DougR
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 06:28 PM

"Nora's freezin' in the trolly, walla walla wash and kalamazoo"

I loved that comic strip. Bloom County too. Now they are both gone, gone, gone.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 06:32 PM

"My Anna played piano on a hunk of two by four"

ór

"My Anna played piano with a length of two by four"

was, I am 'almost' sure, simply one of the lead lines to

"A sailor man from Turkistan came knockin' at the door"....Walt seldom had Churchy or Howland or Pogo or Albert DO a complete song..(remember, most of these were in 3 panel daily strips).....and "Anna played pianna" was tossed in at a different time than "Mamie minded Mama"...maybe a year or two apart. ("Deck Us All" was done in various degrees of completeness on various occasions.)

Part of the point of what Walt did was; that people mess up, forget, change, invent and mis-hear stuff...the characters were forever amusing us by being us....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 06:42 PM

The three versions of "Deck the Halls as listed by one Pogo nut:

The most famous version:
Deck us all with Boston Charlie, Walla Walla, Wash, and Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin' on the trolley, Swaller dollar cauliflower Alleygaroo!

Don't we know archaic barrel, Lullaby Lilla Boy, Louisville Lou.
Trolley Molly don't love Harold, Boola Boola Pensacoola Hullabaloo!

Then there is Beauregard's version:
Bark us all bow-wows of folly, Polly wolly cracker n too-da-loo!
Donkey Bonny brays a carol, Antelope cantaloup, "lope with you!

Hunky Dory's pop is lolly gaggin' on the wagon, Willy, folly go through!
Chollie's collie barks at Barrow, Harum scarum five alarum bung-a-loo!

We also have this third version:
Duck us all in bowls of barley, Ninky dinky dink an' polly voo!
Chilly Filly's name is Chollie, Chollie Filly's jolly chilly view halloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly, Double-bubble, toyland trouble!
Woof, Woof, Woof!
Tizzy seas on melon collie! Dibble-dabble, scribble-scrabble!
Goof, Goof, Goof!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: RangerSteve
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 08:07 PM

I just remembered Churcy singing a lullaby: Twiggle twiggle lily starch, howie rumble woddy arch. Up above a high Ohio, like a dime on a piano.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Haruo
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 01:07 AM

I think the three listed by Catspaw49 were the ones that appeared in Fremont Baptist's Serenity Service Xmas Song Supplement or whatever it was called. They all look like I've sung 'em a million times in church.

Liland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: musicmick
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 02:53 AM

Has there ever been a comic strip, or any other publication, that so artfully combined the literate, the classicly allusive, the gentility and the downright hilarity of Pogo? Walt Kelly wrote that he never considered himself a satirist. He felt that the limitations imposed by the vastness of his readership, forbade such subtlty. He compared himself, unfavorably, to Jonathan Swift. Well, I've read Gulliver's Travels and, maybe it's just me, but I didn't think the Liliputians were as funny and clever as those three bats, Bewitched, Bothered and Bemildred, upon being told that something (I disremember what) was, both, typical and new, said, individually and in sequence, "Typical?", "New?", "And Tyler, too?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 10:40 AM

If I'm remembering the right character, Wiley Cat was a caricature of Joe McCarthy, of evil memory.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: SharonA
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 11:02 AM

Most of Kelly's satire and plays-on-words went over my head as a kid looking at the comic strip, but I never failed to read it just because of the wonderful artwork. I vaguely remember the bats and the groundchuck, but of course I remember Pogo, Albert and my favorite, Churchy.

Like Naemenson, I still check the calendar to see which day of the week Friday the Thirteenth falls on each month! I do have a clear memory of those strips wherein all the animals hid in their homes and refused to come out when Friday the Thirteenth fell on a Friday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Naemanson
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 12:27 PM

Bazfaz on them as made POGo go away.

Rowrbazzle!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Don Firth
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 12:58 PM

Right, Wiley Cat was modeled after Sen. Joe McCarthy, believe it or not! Kelly did get his licks in from time to time.

The Providence, Rhode Island newspaper that carried Pogo Possum recognized the squinty eyes, the five o'clock shadow, and ominous pronouncements and refused to run the strip whenever Wiley Cat appeared. Kelly responded by firing a little in-joke in their direction. A chicken (who's name I can't recall) appeared. Wiley Cat sez, "She's a Red! Worse, she's a Rhode Island Red! She mustn't see me here!!" For the next couple of weeks he was very much present in the strip, but he wore a bag over his head! The paper still wouldn't publish it.

I Go Pogo!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Don Firth
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 01:34 PM

Click here and scroll down.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: SharonA
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 02:25 PM

Don Firth: That site ("Cover to Cover") is lots of fun (not to mention its link to the "I Go Pogo" site). Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Troll
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 11:41 PM

The chicken was probably Sis Boombah, a female PE teacher.

troll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Don Firth
Date: 06 Feb 02 - 11:46 AM

Aha! I vaguely recall that she wore gym shoes!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Feb 02 - 12:52 PM

Anyone recall the name of the Mao character? He was a short, fat, oriental looking guy who rode a giant dinosaur......He appeared with the Lone (Loan) Arranger, a centaur with LBJ's head and a big Stetson.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Feb 02 - 10:07 AM

These are, strictly speaking, not songs but poems, from "Pogo's Sunday Punch," by Walt Kelly, 1957.

The first poem appears after the table of contents, but before the first Pogo story, suggesting it is meant as a dedication. It is accompanied only by 2 small drawings of puppies.

TO THE EVERYDAY CHILD

Tell me, friend, so
Meek, so mild,
Who is not
A Monday child?

Tell me, tell me
Who is not
Who is not
A Tuesday tot?

Whisper, whisper
Just for fun,
Who is not
The Wednesday one?

Tell me, tell me,
All forlorn,
Who was not
On Thursday born?

Tell me only,
If you wish,
Who is not
A Friday fish?

You can ponder,
And you may,
Who is not
Of Saturday?

Sing me, pray thee,
Sweet and wild,
Who is not
A Sunday child?

The following poems appear, not as part of any story, but in two separate sections called "Stuff and Nonsense" and "More Stuff and Nonsense." They are all accompanied by drawings, but I have not described the drawings except in one instance where I think they help clarify the meaning of the poem. I have chosen only a few of the more memorable, or coincidentally relevant, poems.

MOON OVER MAMIE

O, Mamie minded Momma
'Til one day in Singapore
A Sailorman from Turkestan
Came knocking at the Door.

The way he knocked
On knob and lock
It shook her to the core.
She eyed the clock
Twixt tick and tock
And sighed a snappy snore.

"Raise Raise the Raisin!
No Rising Ruse will reign
With bitter pitter patter
Upon My windowpane!

"Oh, please no longer potter
Upon my poppa's pane."
Mamie mocked the Merchantman
Who knocked with might and main.

SONG OF THE MOON

Now that the star
Has replaced the horse,
You must hitch your wagon
To something, of course.

Choose something controlled.
No thing that'll bite,
Something nice in a regular
Pink satellite.

A platform for space
A firm form for face
In the Mondalite,
Tuesdalite, Wednesdalite chase.

At a Thursdalite,
Fridalite, Satellite pace.
(The blue laws prevent
any Sundalite race.)

[The drawings accompanying the above poem show (1) Churchy on roller skates, wearing a Russian-style fur hat and coat, being pulled by a bear; and (2) Churchy, in the same hat and coat, standing in a floating teacup, looking outward and downward at stars, while the bear floats on a tether.]

THE PRINCE OF POMPADOODLE

The Prince of Pompadoodle
Lived behind a castle wall,
Behind a moat, behind a guard
Of twenty soldiers tall.

The Prince of Pompadoodle
Was the safest man alive.
Each day he wrote how long he'd lived
And multiplied by five.

The Prince of Pompadoodle
Would survive, he did decide,
Five times as long as he had been
Alive before he died.

The Prince of Pompadoodle
Called in the castle sage
For his advice in this pursuit
Of long and fulsome age.

The Prince of Pompadoodle
Heard in horror from this friend
That somewhere in the palace
Was a cur who'd seek his end!

The Prince of Pompadoodle
Scarce could credit a belief
His years might soon be sneaked away
By some ungrateful thief.

The Prince of Pompadoodle
Sent his every friend away
And sat alone, safe, locked alive,
To count another day.

The Prince of Pompadoodle
May hoard each empty hour,
But none can know; no word comes from
The silent stony tower.

TO PRINCESS MARGARET ROSE

The last photograph and a half of you,
Over four million miles of sea,
Broke a heart already unsteady
Over six million miles of sea.

We've suffered,
We've suffered much with you,
Over nine million miles of sea (more or less)
None the less we are ready
Over ten million miles of sea.

With the old and the new
And the borrowed and blue
Over twelve million miles of sea,
We'd give up the throne
(Had we one of our own)
And invite the family to tea.

But what would we do with the children?
And what would we do with the sea?
We'd really no notion
There was so much Ocean.
Love and kisses, the Mrs. and me.

THE OLYMPICS

We salute you, oh, games of the ages
But the game of an age turning gray
Was when I carried the torch on Veronica's porch
In the city of Athens, Ga.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Feb 02 - 02:22 PM

In about 1962, we had a party, attended my some members of the English Dept, at my college. One of the 'events' was a poetry explication contest, in which everyone was given a copy of the following and asked to write an explication/analysis of it in 15 min or less: I wish I had saved the efforts!

"Evening is dawn;
And night unknown
But here in the morn
The mists are grown;
And only the loon
Will laugh alone;
And only the the lone
Are lorn."

Title: One Small Score for Two Brown Eyes
(Quick, my love, fetch the torch, There is no longer dark.)

Porkypine, 1955


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: musicmick
Date: 09 Feb 02 - 10:26 PM

I am, strangely, warmed by knowing that so many of my fellows remember and revere the gentle genius of Walt Kelly. I have never read another author (with the possible exception of Mark Twain) who, so skillfully, blended philosophy, political satire and word play. He must have been the premier humorist of the 20th century. At the start of each book, Kelly wrote a forward that was, both, funny and inciteful.I never tire of quoting the closing words of one of those forwards, "We have met the enemy and they are us."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 10 Feb 02 - 01:13 AM

Well, I've seen it in print and I still don't believe it. I remember the last line of "Boston Charlie" as:

"Boola, boola, Saskatoola, Mullagaroo."

I thought Pensacoola was a Florida soft drink.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Fred
Date: 10 Feb 02 - 02:22 AM

And as folk singers, who can forget



Ma Booney Lice Soda Devotion?, as sung by Churchy, proving to Albert that "us armadillos sing."



"Ma bonny lice soda devotion!

Ma booney life saver D.C.!

McBoniface rover commotion

Oh, brickbat Mahoney Toomey!"



And also, who can forget the Jack Acid Society Black Book? But the pig looking like Kruschev and the dog looking like Castro were in Instant Pogo, with the Deacon and Mole being the Jack Acid Society and with Wiley Cat hunting the pig. Wiley and the Deacon show up as Klanners (oops! I mean as the Kluck Klams) in The Pogo Poop Book. It also includes a series called Late Early Poop on the Jack Acid Society.



What a mind the man had!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: musicmick
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 01:53 AM

You guys have shook my neuritis and nostalgia to the very core. I am avid to relive my stirring days of yesteryear. Who, among you, knows where I can replenish my long lost cache of Pogography? Are those great books still in print? If not, can somebody print 'em? Expiring minds want to know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 01:38 PM

Pogo books are like old baseball cards or rare songbooks....people seldom part with them except by death or big $$$$...they were reprinted, but not recently, as the potential market (i.e., expiring minds) is decreasing. You see them on Ebay, at a few old bookstores..etc....I have about 8 'originals'...including one duplicate which I 'might' be persuaded to part with...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 10:29 AM

I've read this thread in bits and pieces, so I'm not real sure, but I don't think anyone has mentioned this one:

Row, row, Rover both,
Gently Don Extreme
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn
Lie fudge Esther theme!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Feb 02 - 10:05 AM

Do not curtail this thread!;~)
Regards,
Ol' Dog Tray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Boris the Spider
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 02:49 PM

Mammy minded Singapore,
'Til one day in Miami
A sailorman from Turkestan
Came knocking at the door...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 03:03 PM

12/23/1959

Good King Sauerkraut looked out
on his feets uneven
while his nose jus' run about
a-sniffin' and a-sneezin'

Revisited on 12/22/1971

Good King Sauerkraut look out!
On your feets so porous...
While the snoo lay round and bout,
Deep with crispness chorus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 03:23 PM

I see that "Bewitched, Bothered and Bemildred" are still with us...*grin*...or, as said "holler for Befuddled; that oughta fit anyone in the family".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: PoohBear
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 04:47 PM

I GO POGO!!!!
I grew up reading Pogo collections my father had - and am lucky enough to have received them as an 'early inheiritance'. I also have the vinyl album 'Songs of the Pogo'. One of the reasons I love Pogo is that he has so many levels. I don't know enough of the politics from the time the strip was running to appreciate ALL of the humour - but I know enough!
SKXTYM!!
PB
ps - according to igopogo.com there is a gathering of swamp critters every year to discuss, remember and enjoy POGO and the other dezidens of the Okefenokee Swamp.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,wschultz@nhpd.org
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 05:32 PM

Other versions of mammy minded Maime continue:

"And that knocker he said honey roll this rocker out some money
Or your daddy shoots a baddy to the floor."

And don't forget the dramatic recitations of Froggy went a Courtin, (Edited by the Chick moralist, who refused to allow beer to be used, and who terrorized the children by including the snake attack at the end - which oddly passed the Chick's censorship standard)Who Killed Cock Robin ( Albert, expecting to read a simple children's story weeping throughout) and the 12 Days of Christmas, with appropriate commentary by the reciting parties ("Not to mention those milkmaids milking hand over fist" [Albert])


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Guest 000000000001
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 09:40 AM

"Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: RangerSteve
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 05:39 PM

Fearless Fred, the footpad dread, set fire to his mammies bed.

Was there more to this poem?"

"Yes" but it was interrupted.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Christopher
Date: 29 Dec 05 - 12:11 AM

I think the first two verses of Kelly's riff on the 12 Days of Christmas went, more or less, thus:

Honor Thursday of crispness,
MacFurloff centipede
A. Parsnips, inner pantry.

Honor sickle day of crispness,
MacFurloff centipede
Toot doodle duffs
Anna Parsnips, inner pantry.

I surfed over here looking for more, and appreciate Ken's logging that verse sung by Churchy, which has to be #3.

Christopher


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Christopher
Date: 29 Dec 05 - 12:18 AM

...Make that "MacTruloff," as per Ken's verse, that makes a lot more sense...

-- Christopher


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Old rockin' Dave
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 08:25 PM

Oh, what memories.
"Yes, Santy Claus, there is a Virginia"
The Bats, unsure as to who is which - "If you're wearing my pants, you must be me."

I offer up this memorization (sadly don't recall the title) that was in one of the books:
"The gentle journey jars to stop.
The drifting dream is done.
The long gone goblins loom ahead -
The deadly that we thought were dead -
Stand waiting, every one."

Sort of suits the times..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Barbara
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 08:53 PM

"We have met the enemy and he is us."


We sure could use Walt Kelly these days. I read him growing up. He drew those strips with a brush. Only other strip I am aware of that was done that way was Calvin and Hobbes.

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: NH Dave
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 02:30 PM

I did a search for "Walt Kelly" +Pogo on Amazon and came up with 83 hits and one CD. You'll have to sort throgh them to find one that may suit.

I tried sending this once but it didn't "take" hope this one works.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 02:37 PM

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash., an' Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!

Don't we know archaic barrel,
Lullaby Lilla boy, Louisville Lou?
Trolley Molly don't love Harold,
Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!




Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Polly wolly cracker n' too-da-loo!
Hunky Dory's pop is lolly gaggin' on the wagon,
Willy, folly go through!

Donkey Bonny brays a carol,
Antelope Cantaloup, 'lope with you!
Chollie's collie barks at Barrow,
Harum scarum five alarum bung-a-loo!




(NOTE: Diligent researchers, including the esteemed
folk-lorist, Professor Jiggs Potlook, have also unearthed
the following partial verses. We make no guarantee
for their authenticity. For further research, kindly
consult Kelly, Walt; Deck Us All With Boston Charlie,
Simon and Schuster, 1963.)

Duck us all in bowls of barley,
Hinky dinky dink an' Polly Voo!
Chilly Filly's name is Chollie,
Chollie Filly's jolly chilly view halloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Double-bubble, toyland trouble! Woof, Woof, Woof!
Tizzy seas on melon collie!
Dibble-dabble, scribble-scrabble! Goof, Goof, Goof!

Tickle salty boss anchovie
Wash a wash a wall Anna Kangaroo
Ducky allus bows to Polly,
Prolly Wally would but har'ly do!

Dock us all a bowsprit, Solly --
Golly, Solly's cold and so's ol' Lou!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: EBarnacle
Date: 03 Feb 06 - 01:03 AM

I was surprised, when looking at the Disney movie "Dumbo," to see Walt Kelly listed as one of the animators.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: NH Dave
Date: 03 Feb 06 - 03:22 AM

You have to start somewhere, and the Disney Studios had some great animators when Walt was around. Since you have to be a good artist to be a good animator, Kelley served with some of the best, until it came time for him to go off and do his own thing.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 08:08 PM

refresh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: iancarterb
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 10:20 PM

I have always remembered this variant of Good King Sauerkraut- a differnt fourth line:
Good King Saurkraut looked out
On his feets uneven,
And the snoo lay round about
Deeply crisp uneven.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 08:02 AM

But what is the true version?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 11:11 AM

Charlie...it's right there with the 'true' version of Barb'ry Allan and "Rolling Home"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 11:58 AM

Bill D-

Figures!

Charley


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: leeneia
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 12:13 PM

Oh, Mamie minded Mama till one day in Singapore,
A sailor man from Turkistan came knockin' at the door.


(to continue)

"Oh, whence that wince, fair maid?" he cried.
She blushed and said, "Oh sir. My mama isn't
stirring since my daddy's been in stir."

in stir = in jail


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 09:19 PM

Heh...well timed revival of this thread. I'm reading a three-book compilation of I GO POGO, THE POGO PARTY and POGO EXTRA which I picked up at Powell's in Portland during a business trip. Don't think I've hit a song yet though (political or otherwise).

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 09:31 PM

GG-

'Tis the season to go for Pogo!

Leeneia-

Thanks for the extra verse to "Oh, Mamie minded Mama." I was thinking there was another one and that one really fills the song out. We have a shelf of ALL the Pogo books back at my mother's farm but I haven't looked at them for years!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 11:08 AM

I remember Bugleboy. We followed Pogo faithfully and named our dog after him.... Beauregard de Mont Mingle Frontinac Bugle Boy the Third. Or, "Bo", as he liked to be called. Does anyone have the words to "Digitalis"? The ode to paying taxes.. The only line I remember was the last one: "I'll junk it, and jaded, go joyfully to jail"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,WGP
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:36 AM

I remember the second line, deliberately truncated by Kelly, as "Then Mamma grabbed a hammer and a bucket full of . . ."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:39 PM

I remember saurkraut as

Good king Saurkraut looked down
On his feet uneven
And the people roundabout
Called them even Steven


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Songster Bob
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:57 PM

By the way, Wiley Catt was NOT Joe McCarthy. His cousin, Simple J. Malarkey, was.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: bigchuck
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 06:22 PM

Have you ever while pondrin'
The ways of the morn
Thought to save just a bit
Just a drop in the horn

To sup in the morning
Or late afternoon
Or during the evening
While we're shining the moon

Have you ever cried out
While counting the snow
Or watching the tomtit
Warble hello

Break out the cigars
This life is for squirrels
We're off to the drugstore
To whistle at girls

I may perish of nostalgia.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Jeff Danziger
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 09:12 PM

Walt Kelly had a daughter who died at about 6 months, if I have this right. He wrote this poem for his wife. (I have the original lettering.)

For the Mother of Kathryn Barbara

There's a Star in the wind
and the wind winds high,
Blowing alight
thru fog, thru night.
Thru cold, thru cold
and the bitter alone...
There high in the wind
rides a Star, my own.
And the Star is a Word...
of white, of white...
And the Star in the wind
is a a Word.

Porkypine
1953

I think this is the most beautiful thing Kelly ever wrote, and I find it impossible to get through without tears.

Jeff Danziger


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Midchuck
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 10:15 PM

Are you actually Danziger? He who had Pa Tweed and Nick looking for sonny who was lost in the woods, and one said to the other, "Maybe he ain't the only one who's lost." and the other said "Who else is lost?" and the reply was...?

I have never ceased wondering if the Pogo lines turning up in your cartoons (if you're actually you) were plagiarism or homage. (One could wonder the same about us Woodchucks' rendition of "Pride of Petrovar" or "Eileen Orgh," The arrangement being stolen directly from Ian and Sylvia's first album - but we never get called on it because no one else remembers it.)

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Ferrara
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 11:01 PM

Thanks for posting the poem, Jeff. Porky always had a way with him.... It is beautiful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: EBarnacle
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 12:32 PM

The season approaches.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Amos
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 12:49 PM

How pierceful grows the hazy yon!
How myrtle petaled thou!
For spring hath sprung the cyclotron,
How high browse thou, brown cow?
...

and:

Once you were two, dear birthday friend,
In spite of purple weather.
But now you are three and near the end
As we grewsome together.

How fourthful thou, forsooth for you,
For soon you will be more.
But 'fore one can be three be two;
Before be five be four.


and:


Oh, roar a roar for Nora,
Nora Alice in the night.
For she has seen Aurora
Borealis burning bright.

A furore for our Nora!
And applaud Aurora seen!
Where, throughout the summer, has
Our Borealis been?

and

The Keen and the Quing were quirling at quoits
In the meadow behind of the mere.
Tho' mainly the meadow was middled with mow,
An heretical hitherto here.

The Prince and the Princess were plaiting the plates
And prating quite primly the peer.
And that's why the Duchess stuck ducks on the Duke
For no one was over to seer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Amos
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 12:52 PM

I was stirrin' up a stirrup cup
With a stolen sterling stein,
When I chanced upon a ladle
Who was once my Valentine.
             (Natural, this was a ladle I used to spoon with.)
"Oh, whence that wince,
My wench?" quoth I.
She sighed and said, "Oh Sir,
My papa ain't been stirrin'
Since my mama's been in stir."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 01:18 PM

My banjo and me is completely unstrung
The rungs on the ladder rung three;
Do no rangle the wrongs of Rangoon, dear
For the Gangrene has set off to sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Matt
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 11:25 PM

I found this page after googling the last line of Digitalis -- Alas, another was hoping to find the entire poem! What I can recall is below, but I'm sure it's not complete. The poem appears in "Deck Us All With Boston Charlie" according to www.igopogo.com book index page.

I'll have to re-read the book when I visit my parents. Alas! I'll only inherit my father's Pogo collection when my eyes are too teary to read.


There's a nominal number of numbers you know
and the more that they number the number I grow

My noggin is nimble though normally numb
My hat is a thimble, my counter a thumb

I fumble and figure and fidget and fret
and fearfully fly from the digital wet

My tax form is formless - I quiver and quail
I'll junk it and jaded go joyful to jail!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Hollowfox
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 09:22 PM

That's the entire piece in my copy of Deck Us etc. It's called Digitalis.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: beeliner
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 10:20 PM

If I remember correctly, and contrary to an earlier post, the "Songs of the Pogo" LP came first and the sheet music was an afterthought.

The song book may be found used from time to time on eBay or Amazon, but the recordings are now available on CD, VERY recently released, and available for as little as $10, depending on the retailer.

The songs are quite entertaining and Kelly had a vocal range that extended to a really fine Irish tenor.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: JesseW
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 11:21 PM

As a representative of the younger generation, I must pipe up that I love Pogo too! Got the bug (and copies of the books) from my mom, who read them when she was a child -- such skill, and joy and humor!

As for the claims about most of the books being out of print -- there are active efforts afoot to get *all* the strips back in print, and there were reprints as recently as the 90s, from Fantographics. See the Wikipedia entry for details.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 10 - 02:13 PM

(with Albert and the bats singing Bum Bum Bum in the background)
Good King Sauerkraut, look out!
On yo' feets uneven.
While the snoo lay roun' about,
All kerchoo achievin'."

'Kerchoo'?
Gesundheit. Uh, what's 'snoo'?
I dunno. What's new with you?

Hold it. It's King Wenceslas
Hear that? Winklehof is King.
What happened to Sauerkraut?
I dunno, he must of died
Died? I didn't know he was sick.

Wenceslas! Wenceslas was king! And they is too many bums in your song.
We is not bums and we'll just take our singing elsewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,W1027
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 09:34 PM

How come I remember:
"Oh Mamie minded Mama 'til one day in Singapore
A sailor lad from Trinidad came knocking at her door."
What wonderful memories have come from this thread!
W1027


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Reiver 2
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 07:26 PM

Wonderful memories indeed!! Pogo is my all-time favorite comic strip. I have 16 different Pogo books, but didn't know about the song books. I see that used copies are available through Amazon and other outlets, so I can start buying more Pogo books! Great thread!! Thanks to all who've contributed.

Reiver 2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 07:38 PM

hmmm...*I* have only 8-9 old Pogo books...but I do have "The Jack Acid Society Black Book"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 09:39 PM

There was half a third line to 'Mamie', viz:

'Then Mamie grabbed a hammer and a bucketful of...HEY!'

Also Fiercely Fred (NOT Fearless Fred) never extinguished his Ma but he did go on some travels, viz:

Fiercely Fred, the footpad dread
Went to Wainscoting no sooner than said
Went to Wainscoting, PA did he,
All in the height of the Bumble Bee
'Fall with the flight of the slumber tree,'
cried Fred, the dread of the Seminaree.

I wish I could get these out of my head but they're stuck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,guest, soraberdav
Date: 10 Dec 10 - 06:28 PM

Another "memory" of Kelly's "Good King Wencelas" lines, excavated from something like 50 years ago...

Good King Wencelas looked out
on his feets uneven
As the snoo lay round about
All kerchoo achieven.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: EBarnacle
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 12:48 PM

On rereading this thread, I am surprised not to find mention of the Statue to Beauregard, the Noble Hound.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 04:43 PM

Hmm. Didn't know when I started this thread that it would live forever. Thanks to all of you for the fond memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 26 Dec 11 - 10:00 PM

for the Pogophile - Fantagraphics has released Vol.1 of the
syndicated Pogo strips May 16 1949 - Dec 31 1950, the Sunday pages
for 1950, and the New York Star strips 1948-1949.

Best wishes, Thomas.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 27 Dec 11 - 02:46 PM

I have seen recent (last 10 years?) reissues of the strips Kelly did called "Bumbazine and Albert the Alligator," which featured a human among the animals. Bumbazine was a little black boy (this was the 1940s, so we can call him a "pickaninny") who could talk to the animals. He mainly talked to Albert, and Pogo wasn't much in it. Eventually, Ol' Bumbazine left for greener pastures or high school or got drafted, and the animals kept on, with Pogo moving up to be Abbott to Albert's Costello.

It's better that Bumbazine left. He wasn't as believable as the rest of the cast.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Dec 11 - 06:59 PM

I've been a long time Pogo fan. For my 50th birthday I received a poster of Pogo with "We Have Found The Enemy..." That hangs proudly in our family room. I also have a Pogo mug that I was given by a friend who knows my passion for Pogo. I taught our Ukulele club "Deck Us All With Boston Charlie" this Christmas.

Pogo Poster

When we were kids we had a pet raccoon named "Rackety Coon Chile" and when I moved to Port Hope, my roommate and I had a pet ground hog named "Grundoon".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Doug Whelan
Date: 30 Nov 12 - 06:56 PM

I remember this one this way:

I was stirrin' up a stirrup cup in a stolen stirling stein
When I chanced upon a ladle who was once my Valentine.
(Natural, this was a ladle that I used to spoon with.)
"Oh, whence that wince, oh wench?" quoth I.
She blushed and said, "Oh sir!
My mama isn't stirring since my daddy's been in stir."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 12 - 07:09 PM

This got me to checking some books that I still have from my you, 50 or more years ago.

This is how it was published:

I was stirrin' up a stirrup cup
In a stolen sterling stein
When I chanced upon a ladle
Who was once my Valentine.
(Natural, this was a ladle
I used to spoon with.)
"Oh, whence that wince, my wench?" quoth I.
She blushed and said, "Oh sir...
Old daddy isn't stirrin'
Since my momma's been in stir."

Great one!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Doug Whelan
Date: 30 Nov 12 - 08:53 PM

After the elections, this one resounds:

Promulge the prating prim
Of the prudent promisor,
For the premise of the promise
Was the primogenitor
Of the primalaceous program
With the presbyopic door.

From Uncle Pogo So-So Stories
Doug


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Doug Whelan
Date: 30 Nov 12 - 08:59 PM

Someone started the poem:

Once you were two,
Dear birthday friend,
   In spite of purple weather.

But now you are three
And near the end
As we grewsome together.

Here's the rest:

How fourthful thou,
forsooth for you,
For soon you will be more.

But ---'fore
one can be three be two
Before be five be four.

Doug


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Libby'smom
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 08:56 PM

Songs of the Pogo was released on cd...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,Lalor
Date: 06 Apr 14 - 06:01 PM

I think it was King Winkelhof...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 07 Apr 14 - 04:43 PM

Songs of the Pogo appeared as a book, LP, and CD.
A quick scan shows many copies available at a wide range of prices.
Best wishes, Thomas.

SONGS OF THE POGO
by Walt Kelly with Norman Monath

Simon & Schuster ASCAP 150               LP 1956 with songbook
AA Records (Affiliated Publishers, div.Pocket Boos) AR-2    LP 1956
REACTION Recordings (Urbana, IL) CD-002   CD 2003 booklet (+6 tracks

SONGS OF THE POGO
lyrics by WALT KELLY
music by NORMAN MONATH and WALT KELLY
lyrics for EVIDENCE by Lewis Carroll
Orchestra and chorus under the direction of JIMMY CARROLL

A1 Go Go Pogo                  v Walt Kelly
A2 Whence That Wince?          v Mike Stewart, Fia Karin and Chorus
A3 Northern Lights             v Fia Karin
A4 Slopposition                v Bob Miller
A5 A Song Not For Now          v Fia Karin and chorus
A6 Twirl, Twirl                v chorus
A7 Parsnoops                   v chorus
A8 The Keen and the Quing      v Fia Karin and chorus
A9 Man's Best Friend          v Chorus, with recitative by Walt Kelly

B1 Don't Sugar Me             v Fia Karin
B2 Whither The Starling       v Mike Stewart and chorus
B3 Willow The Wasp             v Fia Karin
B4 Truly True                  v chorus
B5 Many Harry Returns          v Fia Karin and chorus
B6 Potlucky                   v chorus
B7 The Hazy Yon                v chorus
B8 Evidence (Lewis Carroll)    v Mike Stewart
B9 Lines upon a Tranquil Brow v Walt Kelly

19. No
20. Can't   
21. Tomorrow (Rehearsal)   
22. No ( Rehearsal)
23. Walt Singing
24. A Word To The Fore



SONGS OF THE POGO
Simon and Schuster NY, hb 1956, 152pp
Simon and Schuster NY, pb 1968.

Go Go Pogo
A Song Not For Now
Don't Sugar Me
Whither The Starling
Whence That Wince?
The Keen and the Quing
Parsnoops
Truly True
How Low Is The Lowing Herd
Slopposition
Many Harry Returns
Evidence
Lines Upon A Tranquil Brow
Mistress Plurry
Man's Best Friend
The Prudent Promisor
Song of the Shuttle or Smile, Wavering Wings
Filibeg Fair
Northern Lights
Lhude Sing Cuccu
One Small Score for Two Brown Eyes or Only The Lone
Twilr, Twirl
Mistily Meandering
This Is The Hunt
Wry Song
Potlucky
Willow The Wasp
Prettily Preen
The Hazy Yon
Deck Us All with Boston Charlie
index of first lines


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pogo's Songs
From: GUEST,KJ Starzinger
Date: 23 Jul 14 - 09:30 PM

Good King Sauerkraut looked out on his feets uneven
and the snew lay round about..

Snew? what's snew?

I dunno, whats snew with you?

KJ CHS 1948


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