The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152912   Message #3578071
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
22-Nov-13 - 12:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add:Carolling and Crumpets (J Kirkpatrick)
Subject: RE: req/ADD: Carolling and Crumpets (John Kirkpatrick)
1. Who would be your audience? A bunch of folkies in plaid shirts, holding banjos and guitars, would be all right. They're literary/philosophical enough to figure the song out. But a bunch of nursing-home patients or little kids would just think it's crazy.   

Is it set in the present or the past? It switches back and forth with dreamlike wooziness.

Who's Myrtle?

What does butter (from Buttercup) have to do with anything?

Little Lord Jesus gave them all cakes? Isn't he a newborn baby?

2. As for the part about the Baby urinating, that's the callow modern male for you. Babies are wonderful creatures, you know. They are soft, clean and warm, wonderful to hold. As a friend of mine once said, "They win your heart."

But say 'baby' to the typical modern male, and he instantly starts babbling about pee and poo. Calling them 'rugrats.' So stupid!