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Subject: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 07:38 PM

I just posted a link to a YouTube video of Sham The Sam and The Pharoah's song "Little Red Riding Hood" in this Mudcat thread.thread.cfm?threadid=23827&messages=48
"Foul Owl On The Prowl"

That started me wondering what are other examples of songs for grown-ups that mention or are all about Mother Goose characters. Also, what are some examples of recorded songs for adults contain characters or lines from other children's stories and rhymes?

Can you think of any songs like this?

If so, post away!

Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 07:44 PM

Here's the link to the Little Red Riding Hood Song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql4-Asw3hCc&mode=related&search=
Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs - Little Red Riding Hood

Added: March 10, 2007 ; From: Splainit
"from 1966..I touched up some of the pictures with Photoshop and colorized some as well. This is the 45 r.p.m. version of the song. I think this is the best version."

-snip-

The "from 1966" refers to the date that Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs recorded this version.

**

And here's the lyrics to that song:

Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs

LI'L RED RIDING HOOD (Ronald Blackwell)

Owoooooooo!
Who's that I see walkin' in these woods?
Why, it's Little Red Riding Hood.
Hey there Little Red Riding Hood,
You sure are looking good.
You're everything a big bad wolf could want.
Listen to me.

Little Red Riding Hood
I don't think little big girls should
Go walking in these spooky old woods alone.
Owoooooooo!

What big eyes you have,
The kind of eyes that drive wolves mad.
So just to see that you don't get chased
I think I ought to walk with you for a ways.

What full lips you have.
They're sure to lure someone bad.
So until you get to grandma's place
I think you ought to walk with me and be safe.

I'm gonna keep my sheep suit on
Until I'm sure that you've been shown
That I can be trusted walking with you alone.
Owoooooooo!

Little Red Riding Hood
I'd like to hold you if I could
But you might think I'm a big bad wolf so I won't.
Owoooooooo!

What a big heart I have-the better to love you with.
Little Red Riding Hood
Even bad wolves can be good.
I'll try to be satisfied just to walk close by your side.
Maybe you'll see things my way before we get to grandma's place.

Little Red Riding Hood
You sure are looking good
You're everything that a big bad wolf could want.
Owoooooooo! I mean baaaaaa! Baaa?

http://www.robert-kruse.com/samudio/pages/lyric-lilred.html


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 07:48 PM

The title that I really wanted to give this thread was "Mother Goose characters in grownup's songs".

I'd appreciate it if a moderator would fix this title or if folks would pretend that there's an apostrophe after the "p" in the word grownups and an "s" at the end of the word "song".

:o)


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 08:00 PM

How 'bout this song which mentions Sally Walker sittin in a saucer Is Sally Walker from Mother Goose? If not, this example still counts 'cause in my initial post I asked for examples from non-Mother Goose children's songs, and stories too. So, here's example #2 for this thread:

SPIRIT IN THE DARK

{B.B. King}

Are you getting the spirit in the dark
Are you getting the spirit in the dark
People moving, ah, tell me we're grooving
Just getting the spirit in the dark

Tell me, sisters, how do you feel
Tell me, my brothers, my brothers
How do you feel
(Do you feel like dancing)
Get up there and let's start dancing
(Get up and let's start dancing)
Start getting in the spirit
Oh, getting in the dark
(Spirit in the dark)

Just like Sally Walker
Sitting in a saucer
That's how you do it
Just go on, get on up to it
Ride, Sally, ride
Put your hands on your hips
Cover your eyes, and move
(Come on get it)
Get in the spirit
(Move with the spirit)
Come on and move, get in the spirit
(Darling, move, move with the spirit)
Oh move, get in the spirit
Help me move
(Move)
With the spirit
(Spirit)

Are you getting the spirit
(Spirit in the dark)
I wanna know, are you getting the spirit
(Getting the spirit)
Getting it in the spirit
Are you getting the spirit
(Getting the spirit)
Keep moving
Oh hey, we're rocking and grooving
Just getting in the spirit
(Getting the spirit)
Oh in the dark

We're gonna do it one more time
It's just like Sally Walker
Sitting in that great big flying saucer
Hey, that's how you do it
Get down and get on up to it
(Come on and get it)
Ride, Sally, ride
Put your hands on your hips
Cover your eyes, and move
(Move, move on)
Move with the spirit
I'm telling you to groove
(Groove on)
Groove with the spirit
(On and on)
Go on and move
(Move)
With the spirit
(Spirit)
Come on and groove
(Move it)
Groove with the spirit
(Move on)

On and on
(Yeah)
Help me, help me, help me
Help me move, move, move, move
Move, move, move, move
Move, move, move, move
Move, move, move, move
Give it up, give it up
Give it up, give it up
Give it up, give it up
Give it up, give it up
(You got it, you got it)
(You got the spirit)

Spirit

Feel it

I feel it, baby.
You know what I mean, baby?
Yes, I do.
Oh baby. You gotta feel the motivation.
I feel it, honey, I feel it.

Feel the spirit
In the dark
Get ready

http://www.lyrics007.com/B.B.%20King%20Lyrics/Spirit%20In%20The%20Dark%20Lyrics.html


-snip-

When I was looking up the lyrics to Spirit In The Dark, I was thinking about Aretha Franklin's version. I didn't know that B B King had recorded this song. I suppose his version came first, right?

Here's a link to Aretha Franklin's lyrics for "Spirit In The Dark":
http://www.lyrics007.com/Aretha%20Franklin%20Lyrics/Spirit%20In%20The%20Dark%20Lyrics.html


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 08:09 PM

Here's a link to Aretha Franklin singing this song from YouTube. There's no video with this and the photo shown is imo a very poor choice...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3SBJ57H4yY
"aretha franklin-spirit in the dark-1970"

Added: September 12, 2007 ;From: pieroangelo1
"the return of the "queen of the soul"!
r&b" 3° pop" 23 backing vocals :the sweet inspirations


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Neil D
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 08:50 PM

There was a Heavy Metal version of "The Three Little Pigs" but I don't remember by whom. Pretty funny though.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Ernest
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 04:51 AM

Here is one from Jethro Tull:

Mother Goose
As I did walk by Hampstead Fair
I came upon Mother Goose so I turned her loose
she was screaming.
And a foreign student said to me
was it really true there are elephants and lions too
in Piccadilly Circus?

Walked down by the bathing pond
to try and catch some sun.
Saw at least a hundred schoolgirls sobbing
into hankerchiefs as one.
I don't believe they knew
I was a schoolboy.

And a bearded lady said to me
if you start your raving and your misbehaving
you'll be sorry.
Then the chicken-fancier came to play
with his long red beard (and his sister's weird:
she drives a lorry).

Laughed down by the putting green
I popped `em in their holes.
Four and twenty labourers were labouring
digging up their gold.
I don't believe they knew
that I was Long John Silver.

Saw Johnny Scarecrow make his rounds
in his jet-black mac (which he won't give back)
stole it from a snow man.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 08:28 AM

Jim Kweskin's Jugband recorded this song.

Storybook Ball

Up in Mother Goose's book up in the nursery,
Simple Simon says "I'm feelin' mighty sad"
Said Peter Piper's daughter,
"So am I, I thing we outhta -
do somthing that would make the kiddies glad"
Smarty Smarty, said
"I think we'll give a party"
And they called on the old woman in a shoe.
Now the cat, he brought his fiddle
and he played Hi Diddle Diddle.
What happened then, I'm gonna tell to you.
Little Jackie Horner,eatin' pie in the corner,
stuck in his thumb, pulled out a plum.
Little Miss Muffet, sittin' on her tuffet,
said "Yum Yum, now won't you give 'em some?"
Georgie Porgie with his puddin' and pie,
kissed Mary Quite Contrary
and he made her cry.
Little Bo Peep, lost her sheep.
She couldn't find them,
all their tails behind them.
Peter Peter pumpkin eater had a wife
and couldn't keep her,
at the ball, in the hall.
Humpty Dumpty met her and he said
"You bet, I'll get her,
and I'll make her fall and that's not all."
Old King Cole, that merry old soul,
helpin'Mother Hubbard, blew his big bank roll.
Buyin' lollypops and goodies for the kiddies
at the storybook ball.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Anne Lister
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 05:33 PM

Following the first comment in the thread, if we're talking fairy tales (as opposed to Mother Goose) then I have a number of songs on those themes, including Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Peter Gabriel has "Kiss that Frog". My former singing partner Mary McLaughlin has a Cinderella song, "Crystal Shoe". I'm sure there are plenty more out there!

Anne (Lister)


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 12:54 PM

We used to sing Dylan's You Ain't Going Nowhere with nursery rhyme verses -

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water,
Jack fell down
And broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come,
Oh, oh are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!


And so on. Mary Mary, Little Jack Horner...


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Cool Beans
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 12:09 PM

Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle" has "Little Boy Blue and the man in the moon" in its chorus.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 01:04 PM

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
And a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl,
And he called for his privates three.
Beer! Beer! Beer! cried the privates;
Merry men are we!
There's none so fair as can compare
With the King's own infantry

Many more verses, with ascending ranks, which I cannot presently recall. I first heard this done by Belafonte back in the 1950's, but have seen it in print as well.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 06:40 PM

Could Azizi please explain what is meant by "Mother Goose Rhymes".
There have been some references to characters from ancient nursery rhymes and to others from stories by the Brothers Grimm and by Hans Andersen.

Enlighten me, please.

Colyn.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 06:47 PM

That nameless GUEST must have had a very deprived childhood.

Mother Goose


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: ClaireBear
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 07:00 PM

Azizi, I hope you can someday hear "My Husband's Got No Porridge In Him" (see this thread for lyrics). It is Les Barker's brilliant fairy-tale parody of "My Husband's Got No Courage In Him," an English song whose words you can also peruse via a link at the top of that thread.

Claire

(By the way, our Guest has a point: Mother Goose and the various fairy-tale genres are not identical. But surely it isn't THAT confusing!)


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 10:35 PM

I have a confession to make.

When I started this thread, I was hoping to find the name of the group that recorded a song that I heard on a tape that I had years ago but that tape has long since gone to whatever heaven music tapes you love go to.

What was the name of this song? I couldn't remember. All I know was it was about the three little pigs and it sounded like a rap song with a rocking instrumental riff or whatever you call that repeated sound that I can't describe since I'm not a musician.

So I just knew when I started this thread that somebody out there in Mudcatville was gonna post this song as an example of Mother Goose characters in grown-up children's songs. And someone did-or at least he almost did. On Oct 5th, Neil D wrote
"There was a Heavy Metal version of "The Three Little Pigs" but I don't remember by whom. Pretty funny though."

Thank you Neil D.!

When I read Neil D's post, I said to myself, "Well, alright now!". Yeah, baby! All I gotta do is sit back and wait, and Boom chicka boom! somebody's gonna post the name of that three little pigs song.

But I waited and waited. And no body posted nothin more about that song. Now the world didn't end or nothin. But since I'm not good at waitin, you could say that the last week of so I was not a happy sistah.

Now don't get me wrong. I really thank everybody who have posted examples to this thread. It's been interesting to read them, and I hope that more examples keep comin.

And, by the way, it don't make me no never mind if these examples are children's Mother Goose characters or are from Grimm's fairy tales, of from some other source of children's rhymes and stories. It's all good- as the hip-hoppers say or as Tony the Tiger says, "They're Grrrreat!

But it occurred to me when I was sittin here tryin to remember who the heck recorded that three little pigs song, that I shouldn't be waiting for someone else to post the answer to a question that I might be able to find out for myself if I exerted some effort to do so.

Btw2, you'll note that I said "heck". That shows you what a good girl I am. That's the whole truth...really and truly...Well, mostly anyway.

But back to the three little pigs song-as I was saying, I decided that God helps those who help themselves, and so I figured that I would find out the answer to the burning question of what is the name of that little piggy song that I remembered from long ago.

And I did it, with a little help from a friend...

YouTube.

I went to YouTube and I posted the key words "three little pigs" in the search box, and Boom Chicka Boom! There it was-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm9W4Ts-tw0

That's it!!! Yeah, baby!!

La de da de da. La de da de da. What is the name of that song?
[hat tip to Sesame Street]

That's song's name is Three Little Pigs.

Duh.

And it was recorded in 1993 by the group Green Jelly.

So didn't I watch this video three times in a row?! {Yeah, I know. I need a life. But I am so geeked!

And the clay figures in the visual are so cool! I'm lovin it! {Though the Rambo part at the end is a real bummer. I am so not into violence}.

But I've decided to play pass this downer and wallow in my enjoyment of this song and its video

just

because

I wanna.

So there!

:0}}


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Peace
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 11:25 PM

Startin' to worry 'bout you, girl.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 11:45 PM

LOL!


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 01:43 PM

I'm glad you were able to find the song you were looking for and I suppose this thread will fade away. Before it does though I can't resist posting an important song that fits the thread subject.
   Last year one of the last and greatest of the Delta bluesmen died at age 91. He was Robert Lockwood Jr. and he was brilliant. He learned guitar from his mother's boyfriend, one Robert Johnson. Johnson used to take Robert Junior into town with him where they would each take one side of the river and play for tips. People said if you closed your eyes you couldn't tell which side of the river you were on.
    Later he teamed with Sonny Boy Williamson (the second one) to start the first blues program on the radio, a show that influenced countless young players in the Arkansas/Tennessee region. After that he moved to Chicago where as a sideman for Lttle Walter and others on the Chess Label he helped invent the Chicago Blues sound.
    He spent his last years in Cleveland, Ohio where he gigged every week right up to the end. His playing was virtuosic and he will be long remembered in the annals of great bluesmen.
    His signature song was called "Little Boy Blue".


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Bonecruncher
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 04:22 PM

McGrath of Harlow, I resent the assumption that I "must have had a deprived childhood".
I was not aware, until you pointed me towards Wikipaedia, that the US had a different meaning of the term "Mother Goose". All of the books I read, or had read to me, were by British printers.
My childhood was exactly the same as others of my generation - we played on bomb sites, made things from scrap materials, swapped bits of shrapnel and, yes, read any books that we might have been able to obtain, mostly British and pre-war. Things American had not then been invented!

Colyn.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: PoppaGator
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 05:30 PM

Buddy Guy recorded a great blues/boogie rave-up number entitled "Mary Had A Little Lamb" on his Vanguard A Man and The Blues album back in the mid-to-late-1960s. I'm pretty sure it's available as a CD by now; I know that I was able to replaced my worn-out vinyl LP with a cassette-tape edition a decade or two ago.

It would be silly to lay out all the lyrics; suffice it to say that that first verse uses the words to the title nursery-rhyme, and another verse uses the words of "A Tisket A Tasket."

Blues afficianados who are not already familiar with this great piece of work might be advised to check it out. It is essentially a set of duets featuring Buddy with the great blues pianist Otis Spann (although there are of course a drummer and bass player, plus horns on sme selections). "Mary" is one of a few abbreviated up-tempo numbers in the set, but the album is most notable for its exploration of excruciatingly s-l-o-o-o-o-w blues, with Buddy and Otis trading off some very tasty licks through several very lengthy tracks.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 05:38 PM

I'm glad you were able to find the song you were looking for and I suppose this thread will fade away

Well, maybe not.

Some threads are "refreshed" years after the last post just by virtue of someone adding on a new comment. I'm not saying this one will be such a thread, but maybe it will be...

**

Thanks Neil D and Poppagator {and anyone else I may have missed} for providing examples of Mother Goose and other fairy tale characters in Blues songs.

How about that for combining Mudcat's twin interesta in folk music and blues music!


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Jacob B
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 05:42 PM

This thread wouldn't be complete without someone mentioning Shel
Silverstein's version of The Three Bears.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: ClaireBear
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 05:59 PM

Azizi, this isn't a song, but I have a lovely children's book you must read called The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, by Eugene Trivizas and Helen Oxenbury. It has its heavy metal aspects, but in a very different way. A friend who's an architect recommended it to me -- when you read it, you will see why. Now it's a favorite of my whole family. I think (I hope) that you would enjoy it.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 06:22 PM

Correction: interesta=interests

**
Jacob B, thanks for mentioning Shel Silverstein. My daughter loves Shel Silverstein. She's the one who hipped me to him. My daughter is a teacher {kindergarten the past two years, and 2nd grade for a number of years before that}. She always reads a number of Shel Silversteing poems to her students, and they really like them, too.

**
ClaireBear, thanks for recommending that book. I'll have to try to find it.

I remember a children's [?] book about a court trial in which the wolf said he was framed by the three little pigs. I don't suppose this is the same book you are referring to or is it?

Or was the plot of that book which I vaguely remember about the wolf defending himself in court against charges brought by Little Red Riding Hood? I may be getting that book mixed up with that recent animated movie that spoofed the story about the wolf and Little Red Riding Hood...

Does anybody know what that movie's called?


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: ClaireBear
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 06:46 PM

Not the same book, no. And I don't know what your animated movie is called either, sorry.

With Halloween fast approaching, you might hunt up the movie "The Company of Wolves" for a very different slant and not at all childlike take on Red Riding Hood.

When it came out, it was marketed as a horror film. About 30 seconds of it is, in fact, horror...but the rest is an elegant art film about warewolves based on a series of shoret stories by Angela Carter. One of my favorite films.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: gnu
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 06:54 PM

Excellent tune............

Mother Goose Lyrics (Jethro Tull)

Jethro Tull - Mother Goose Lyrics



As I did walk by Hampstead Fair
I came upon Mother Goose -- so I turned her loose --
she was screaming.
And a foreign student said to me --
was it really true there are elephants and lions too
in Piccadilly Circus?

Walked down by the bathing pond
to try and catch some sun.
Saw at least a hundred schoolgirls sobbing
into hankerchiefs as one.
I don't believe they knew
I was a schoolboy.

And a bearded lady said to me --
if you start your raving and your misbehaving --
you'll be sorry.
Then the chicken-fancier came to play --
with his long red beard (and his sister's weird:
she drives a lorry).

Laughed down by the putting green --
I popped `em in their holes.
Four and twenty labourers were labouring --
digging up their gold.
I don't believe they knew
that I was Long John Silver.

Saw Johnny Scarecrow make his rounds
in his jet-black mac (which he won't give back) --
stole it from a snow man.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: gnu
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 06:57 PM

and... it's on the tube.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 07:07 PM

Mother Goose has always been synonymous with nursery rhymes in my experience. And pantomimes of course. (I believe in America the association may be more with children' stories.) And it's been that way for a long time:

Mother Goose's Traditional Nursery Rhymes
A Collection Of Alphabets, Rhymes, Tales, Jingles, Lyrics & Sheet Music
Original book published by George Routledge and Sons
of London Circa 1877


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Tootler
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 07:12 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding (from a UK perspective) is that the Mother Goose Rhymes started out as political satire, lampooning prominent politicians of their day. As the subjects of the original rhymes passed into history, many of the rhymes themselves migrated to the nursery and became our nursery rhymes.

So from my perspective, Mother Goose Rhymes started out as adult songs and only later became childrens' ones.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: cetmst
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 09:45 AM

Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, Tommy Sands
Hunpty Dumpty Jumped, Aztec Two-Step
Jazzy Three Bears, Kathy Fink?


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: GUEST,Johnny Scarecrow
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 11:51 AM

Ooooooo, Aaaaar!! Long John Silver `ere.
Jethro Tull`s Mother Goose has a nice medieval tone to it, despite the lorries and putting field.
They really are becoming more and more a folkie type group.
Another folkie tune Songs from the Wood.
The live Mother Goose on the recent Aqualung album revisited is superb. Accordian effects, may pole rhythm, drums, melodic bass and Anderson`s Olde English warbling....More folkie music, Tull, please!!


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: GUEST,auntie jo
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 10:53 AM

where can i find music for "The Storybook Ball"?
if anyone can help out here, i'll be very grateful! i used to sing it as a kid.
i've found the lyrics, but i remember only part of the tune.
thanks!


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Mark Ross
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 01:47 PM

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' by Fats Waller;

Like Jack Horner in the corner..............



Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Azizi
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 01:52 PM

Mark, was there really a famous/historical person by the name of Jack Horner?

If so, who was he?

I hope this doesn't come off as argumentative. I've no energy for arguing. I'm just curious.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: ClaireBear
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 02:01 PM

Auntie Jo,

You are in luck! The Story Book Ball was printed in 1917, so it's out of copyright, which means a PDF of the original sheet music can be seen at and printed from the Levy sheet music collection site.

Go here and emter "Story Book Ball" in the seacrh field. Click "Search" and then, when you arrive at the document page, click "View PDF." I hope that's the song you are looking for.

C


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: peregrina
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 02:04 PM

Ed Pickford's Credit Crunch song--nursery rhyme characters and even Old MacDonald: here


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: ClaireBear
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 02:18 PM

Sheesh, I wish I typed better! Sorry for all the typos; at least the link works.


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Subject: RE: MotherGoose characters in grownups song
From: Anne Lister
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 02:21 PM

Not songs, but I would also recommend the novels by Jasper Fforde which feature all manner of storybook characters - his "Nursery Crimes Division" books are particularly full of the characters I associate with Mother Goose, as opposed to other storybook people. Try "The Fourth Bear". Or "The Big Over Easy", which explores what really happened to Humpty Dumpty.

Anne


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