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Thread #83275 Message #1529673
Posted By: GUEST,ClaireBear
27-Jul-05 - 06:08 PM
Thread Name: Dumb lyrics to help remember tunes
Subject: RE: Dumb lyrics to help remember tunes
The morris community is rife with this. For example, I recalled these lyrics while trying to place a tune I heard last night midway through a Waterson:Carthy concert:
Nebuchadnezzar he gave himself pleasure
Abusing himself on the Banks of the Dee
Not to mention:
Old Molly Oxford slept on a sofabed,
The cat come up and fell asleep upon her head,
Smothered her until she was dead,
Oh poor Old Molly Oxford.
and of course:
Lumps of Plum Pudding and pieces of pie
My mother did give me for telling a lie.
It made me so sick I thought I would die
From Lumps of Plum Pudding and pieces of pie.