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Thread #26060 Message #851624
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
21-Dec-02 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ach/O du lieber Augustin
Subject: Lyr Add: YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR MUCK IN OUR DUSTBIN
in This thread I quoted the following.
YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR MUCK IN OUR DUSTBIN
(Oh you) can't put you muck in our dustbin our dustbin, our dustbin.
You can't put your muck in our dustbin, our dustbin's full.
There's square ones and round ones,
And round ones and square ones,
(Oh, You) can't put your muck in our dustbin, our dustbin's full.
(Add verses ad nauseum)
There's long ones and short ones,
And short ones and long ones.
There's red ones and blue ones,
There's light ones and dark ones
Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, vinegar,
Fish and chips and vinegar,
Pepper pepper pepper pots!
Tune for the verse is "Ach du lieber Augustin"
heard at various campfires/ sing songs from late 1950s onwards
(Children at camp fires etc, are often split into two teams to provide alternate verses of contradictory items. until one team is unable to continue, or until the song leader tires of the silliness)
The first, second and fifth lines are usually sung by all, with one 'team' providing the two middle lines.
The final three lines have a tune all of their own, but bring the song to a definite conclusion.
I couldn't remember a name for the tune at the time, although I could recall that it sounded German. I wonder if the whole of the above is merely a massive 'Mondegreen' ?