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Thread #7876   Message #3799124
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
05-Jul-16 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Old Zip Coon
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Zip Coon
From: Joe Offer - PM
Date: 29 Jun 16 - 10:50 PM
Up above, pauperback questions a line from the folkinfo.org archive that I host at my Website: http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/547.html"PC pressures would make this quite

Except that the "Old Raccoon" suggestion didn't come from me. It came from a 2008 post by dmcg at folkinfo.org. -and it's unclear whether the "Old Racoon" suggestion came from dmcg, or from the Autumn 1960 BBC Singing Together booklet he was quoting.

I'll see if I can get dmcg to come by this thread and put the blame squarely on BBC. Let's chalk it up to British humour, perhaps?

Just to clear that one up.
The line about "Old Racoon" being more PC didn't originate in the 1960 "Singing Together". I've just referred to my copy.

Also (as I'm not signed in at JoeOffer.com,) The 3rd verse there quotes "He played until the natives ran away" and it spoils the scansion. Singing Together just has that line as "Until the natives ran away"

My "Singing Together" library is now up to 70+ different issues, but I still have gaps!
"Time & Tune" is slowly catching up.

Cheers
Nigel