One last thing to say before we put this to bed.
that thread on Lyrics for this song was most entertaining. Thanks for pointing it out.
1) I realize now that the original source of this tune bubbling up through the gray matter was doubtless ALL THOSE POPEYE CARTOONS I WATCHED AS A KID!
2) I am glad my kids are in late highschool. Now that I know the alternates I would have a hard time singing the Sharon, Lois & Bram version of "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" with a straight face. (It's not quite the same tune anayway).