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song circle songs from childhood

GUEST,mag should be back as member 09 Jul 15 - 05:02 PM
GUEST 10 Jul 15 - 01:21 PM
Joe Offer 10 Jul 15 - 03:24 PM
GUEST 10 Jul 15 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,mag 10 Jul 15 - 06:06 PM
GUEST 10 Jul 15 - 06:25 PM
Joe_F 10 Jul 15 - 06:36 PM
Joe Offer 10 Jul 15 - 07:32 PM
Jack Campin 10 Jul 15 - 07:33 PM
Murpholly 11 Jul 15 - 07:42 AM
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Subject: song circle songs from childhood
From: GUEST,mag should be back as member
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 05:02 PM

this Saturday's song circle email reminder says to focus on songs from childhood


i think i would rather die than ever sing "Whispering Hope" again. besides the fact my mother always made me sing it too high, and it strained my throat.

anyway, I'm dusting off one Yellow Bird and Tumbling Tumbleweed; my Dad liked cowboy music and calypsos (besides the Ray Coniff Singers and Lawrence Welk -- again, rather die ...)

since I used to work w/ kids, before retiring, i have a sizeable children's song repertoire, and would actually rather use that --

how would any of you interpret "Songs from Childhood"?

MA


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Subject: RE: song circle songs from childhood
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 15 - 01:21 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: song circle songs from childhood
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jul 15 - 03:24 PM

Well, "from childhood" means "nursery rhymes" to me. But when I got older, I learned something derived from those nursery rhymes. We called it "She threw it out the window," but Nigel's British version calls it Thrown Through the Window.

And when I was singing Fourth of July Carols at nursing homes last week, I got off on a tangent about the parodies I knew of "Battle Hymn of the Republic":
John Brown's Ford had a puncture in its tire (3x)
And he patched it up with chewing gum




One flea fly flew up the flue and
The other flea fly flew down (4x)




Mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school
We have tortured all the teachers - we have broken all the rules
not sure, not sure
And we ain't got no school no more!

Glory, glory, hallelujah
Teacher hit me with a ruler
I hit her on the beanie with a rotten tan-ger-ee-nee
And we ain't got no school no more!


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Subject: RE: song circle songs from childhood
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 15 - 05:49 PM

Do they mean this kind of stuff..
The runaway train, Morningtown Train, Soldier won't you marry me? There was an old woman who swallowed a fly, Red River Valley. Or if you are over 100 Daisy, Daisy, Or is it old Scots or English songs e that we were taught in school 'Ye Banks and Braes' etc


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Subject: RE: song circle songs from childhood
From: GUEST,mag
Date: 10 Jul 15 - 06:06 PM

all great thoughts; keep 'em coming


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Subject: RE: song circle songs from childhood
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 15 - 06:25 PM

(Scots childhood) Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny off a bus, Jelly Piece song ..Yellow Bird, Puff the Magic Dragon, Where have all the flowers Gone? My Bonnie... Yellow Submarine...


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Subject: RE: song circle songs from childhood
From: Joe_F
Date: 10 Jul 15 - 06:36 PM

Today is Monday,
Today is Monday.
Monday is...

What the hell was Monday, anyway?


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Subject: RE: song circle songs from childhood
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jul 15 - 07:32 PM

Today Is Monday is a great one, Joe. I like the Yiddish rendition - Bulbes.

-Joe, too-


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Subject: RE: song circle songs from childhood
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Jul 15 - 07:33 PM

Thre three kinds of songs I can remember from before I was 5 are:

- my mum trying to be Kathleen Ferrier in her "Blow the Wind Southerly" phase

- my dad trying to be Peter Dawson or the Glasgow Orpheus Choir

- my grandma singing "McTavish is dead and his brother don't know it"


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Subject: RE: song circle songs from childhood
From: Murpholly
Date: 11 Jul 15 - 07:42 AM

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

I had a cat, the cat pleased me

When I first came to this land


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