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Lyr Add: The Donut Song - name that tune

Joe Offer 12 May 15 - 05:32 PM
GUEST,Jon 12 May 15 - 06:00 PM
Tattie Bogle 13 May 15 - 05:02 AM
FreddyHeadey 13 May 15 - 07:57 PM
FreddyHeadey 13 May 15 - 08:34 PM
Tattie Bogle 13 May 15 - 09:05 PM
FreddyHeadey 13 May 15 - 09:12 PM
GUEST,Stim 14 May 15 - 01:42 AM
Tattie Bogle 14 May 15 - 04:46 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: The Donut Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 15 - 05:32 PM

Here's a song we're including in the upcoming Rise Again songbook:

DONUT SONG

Well I walked around the corner & I walked around the block
I walked right into a donut shop
And I picked up a donut & I licked off the grease
I handed the lady my 5 cent piece
Well she looked at my nickel & she looked at me
She said "This nickel is no good for me
There's a hole in the middle & it goes right thru"
I said "Lady, there's a hole in the donut too!
But thanks for the donut - toodle-oo"
D - / - A / D - / D AD  D AD

??trad. (US - m: "Turkey in the Straw")


The usual tune is "Turkey in the Straw," as in these recordings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pRJyCUz3fk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHVgBBXbc9U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE6rj0P7vso

Can't say I like the third one.

But I found a recording of the song on Spotify with a very familiar tune that I can't identify. What comes to my mind is a song that might have the title "dah dah on Parade" (but what word goes to the dah dah?)

Here's the Spotify URL for the recording in question. The singer is Steven Richard Lindholm, but what's the tune?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Donut Song - name that tune
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 12 May 15 - 06:00 PM

Only donut song I can think of Joe, is one on a Burl Ives CD Jeri sent me a few years ago. here. not the one you want though.

I know "Turkeys in The Straw" tune but I'm not getting past "Old Zip Coon".

Your last link isn't working for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Donut Song - name that tune
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 May 15 - 05:02 AM

Yes, very familiar tune. I'm thinking anything from a Strauss polka to a Sousa march, but I may be way out!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Donut Song - name that tune
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 May 15 - 07:57 PM

...toys, wooden blocks in the orchestra, ballet, toy soldiers, ...

?

Tchaikovsky / Delibes ... / saint saens. ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Donut Song - name that tune
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 May 15 - 08:34 PM

This YouTube calls it
Nutcracker, March of the Toy Soldiers
but other yt videos and Spotify have different tunes when I google that.
Maybe there are different scenes?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Donut Song - name that tune
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 May 15 - 09:05 PM

No, not that one: I also thought of that, but not the same . Might be something else from the Nutcracker though? Radetzky March, also no!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Donut Song - name that tune
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 May 15 - 09:12 PM

Leon Jesell ...tin soldiers

wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parade_of_the_Tin_Soldiers  
but go there and search for 'Swarbrick'. That's probably why it feels so familiar!
Fairport Convention's Dave Swarbrick uses the main melody as one part of the medley ""Royal Seleccion No 13" on their album The Bonny Bunch of Roses, where it is titled 'Toytown March'. The band used the medley as their set opener on more than one tour.

YouTube & Spotify links :
Leon+Jessel/_/Parade+of+the+Tin+Soldiers  

Fairport


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Donut Song - name that tune
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 14 May 15 - 01:42 AM

"Parade of the Tin Soldiers" is the original name for Jessel's piece, but for some reason, it was subsequently called "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers". It is often confused with another equally familiar melody called "March of the Toys" from Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland", which, adding to the confusion, was made into a Laurel and Hardy film and then reissued as "The March of the Wooden Soldiers".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Donut Song - name that tune
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 14 May 15 - 04:46 AM

Well identified! Lots of other fun versions on YouTube!


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