The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2599 Message #323255
Posted By: Mark Cohen
20-Oct-00 - 05:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Oh Dem Golden Slippers
Subject: RE: oh dem golden slippers
Gordon Lightfoot tried to update -- or at least redo -- the idea in "Long White Robe", but I much prefer the original...it's certainly not one of his better songs.
And M.Ted, you're right about being drunk while watching the Mummers' Parade, but it wasn't exactly de rigueur for an 8 year old. (Though, sadly, it's much more likely for an 8 year old in 2000 than it was in 1962) And I hear they don't even march down Broad Street any more. O tempora! O mores! Or, as the Japanese Girl Scout said, "O, tempura! O, s'mores!" (Oh, dear...)