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Thread #89267   Message #1691454
Posted By: Jim Dixon
12-Mar-06 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Sleepytoon / Sleepy Toon (Norman Kennedy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: (Hiring Fair) Sleepytoon
Wolfestone sings SLEEPY TOON on "Unleashed" and on "Pick of the Litter: The Best of Wolfstone 1991-1996." From a sound sample, it seems to be the same song as the one posted above.

However, a version of SLEEPY TOON sung by John MacDonald on "Come All My Lads That Follow the Plough," Topic CD #655, 1999, although possibly related, seems significantly different. It has the following lines, which I transcribed from a sound sample:

At five o'clock, our foreman jumps like a shot
Cryin', "Come awa, ye sleepy-headed lot.
Are ye gaun tae lie in yer beds till ye rot
At Sleepy Toon in the mornin'?"
Fa la la lal the diddle dilly die dum day.

At half past five, we followed our nose
Out to the kitchen to ...