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Thread #126026 Message #3120577
Posted By: JeffB
24-Mar-11 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Jolly Old Hawk - Goss-Hawk (Original)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jolly Old Hawk (Original Lyrics)
So,indeed cumulative song. Must have taken some stamina (or scrumpy) to have sung from 12 down to 2 and then back up again. Didn't occur to me it could be a parody on 12 Days of Xmas though I would be inclined to think not. I must say I much prefer JOH's words to 12 Days, especially the four-footed pig and three-thistle cock, whatever that was. Any ideas? Five for a fifth and a fairy is quite nice too, if rather gnomic.