The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11737   Message #88884
Posted By: Ferrara
22-Jun-99 - 08:58 PM
Thread Name: Trad. American Drinking Songs?
Subject: RE: Trad. American Drinking Songs?
Wow, Joe, THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG is a great addition to this thread. I've always loved it. My memory insists on three corrections to the DT version, though. Since I'm too lazy to see if I have it in a book, I'll admit that my memory often lies, but here are the changes I'd make:

To [not "from"] the tables down at Maury's ...

Sing [not "sang"] the Whiffenpoofs assembled, with their glasses raised on high ...

"Mavourneen" not "Mavoureen."

Were the Whiffenpoofs a glee club or chorus at Yale? Or somewhere? - Rita