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Thread #37841   Message #530996
Posted By: Ferrara
19-Aug-01 - 12:27 AM
Thread Name: Need Info: Seventh son of a seventh son
Subject: RE: Need Info: Seventh son of a seventh son
Walrus et al: Here's the words of the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby song, as I remember them. Can't remember which of the "Road To..." movies it came from, but I was about 7 years old and my sister and I had the knack of learning all the songs in a movie and singing them all the way home. Couldn't do that now! ... Anyway, the presence of the concept in such a pop setting makes me think that the specialness of 7th sons etc was very well known half a century ago.

It's a damn silly song anyway.

"Hoot mon, out of me way,
Who do you think you are?
It's the toe of me boot, mon,
If ye go too far!

Hoot mon, today's the day
We celebrate me birth --
The 7th son of the 7th son
Of a son of a gun from Firth!"

... there's probably more. I may have it on an LP, I found some old stuff at the library store. If anyone wants me to go look for it, just PM me.

- Ferrara