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Thread #118178   Message #2552726
Posted By: Marje
30-Jan-09 - 06:37 AM
Thread Name: Alcohol - PC correct songs
Subject: RE: Alcohol - PC correct songs
I'm surprised they've left the chorus untouched. Has no one told them that "Hooray and up she rises" is a reference to effect of alcohol on the male physiology ("Brewer's Droop")? As it stands (so to speak) the song can be seen as a warning about the dangers of the demon drink, and doesn't glorify drinking in the way that many songs do.

It may have escaped the attention of the censors that parents do already adapt this song - "What shall we do with the grumpy baby?" is a popular variant, to which members of the family like to improvise verses.