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Thread #93209   Message #1794810
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Jul-06 - 03:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Earwig O (Les Barker)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Earwig O (Les Barker)
OK, I think I get the joke—"Earwig O" is supposed to sound like "Here We Go"—but I don't know of any song by that name. Is it a song known only in Britain? Sung at football games maybe? "Here we go" is heard at American sports games, but only as a chant, not a song.

Or is EARWIG O only a poem, not meant to be sung?

I think it would get a little tiresome hearing a poet read aloud all those repetitions of "Earwig O" if there were no tune to go with it.