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1950s warehouse workers' dance

Jack Campin 27 Aug 17 - 07:34 AM
Sandra in Sydney 27 Aug 17 - 07:55 AM
Stanron 27 Aug 17 - 09:24 AM
Jack Campin 27 Aug 17 - 11:05 AM
Big Al Whittle 27 Aug 17 - 04:05 PM
GUEST 27 Aug 17 - 04:45 PM
doc.tom 29 Aug 17 - 06:52 AM
Mr Red 30 Aug 17 - 03:35 AM
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Subject: 1950s warehouse workers' dance
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 07:34 AM

In the photo here of the warehouse union's day out -

https://blog.oup.com/2012/09/occupied-by-images-occupy-wall-street-anniversary/

what dance would they have been doing? That sort of line doesn't look like anything I know of from mainstream American popular culture.


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Subject: RE: 1950s warehouse workers' dance
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 07:55 AM

blicky does not work - somehow a quotation mark (") attached itself to the end of the URL

new blicky - https://blog.oup.com/2012/09/occupied-by-images-occupy-wall-street-anniversary/ - everyone has their right leg out


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Subject: RE: 1950s warehouse workers' dance
From: Stanron
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 09:24 AM

Put your left leg in, your left leg out,
in out, in out shake it all about.
Do the hokey kokey

I can't remember any more.


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Subject: RE: 1950s warehouse workers' dance
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 11:05 AM

Isn't the Hokey Cokey always done in a circle?


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Subject: RE: 1950s warehouse workers' dance
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 04:05 PM

I never got round to recording my essay into industrial song

Fisherman's Dance

This is the dance that the fishermen do
This is the dance that fisherman do
The shepherds and the farmers too
Before they go for a shit

This is the dance that the checkout girls do
This is the dance that the checkout girls do
The policemen and the taxi drivers too
Before they go for a shit

They sing and dance by the silvery moon
Stir their tea with a silver spoon
Have a crap and then real soon
They all go back to work

This is the dance that the firemen do
This is the dance that firemen do
The computers salesman and the stock clerks too
Before they scratch their bum

This is the dance that the doctors do
This is the dance that doctors do
The girl on the desk, and the kangaroo
Before they scratch their bum

They sing and dance by the silvery moon
Stir their tea with a silver spoon
Scratch their bums and then real soon
They all go back to work

This is the dance that the wordprocessers do
This is the dance that the typists do
Deepsea divers bus drivers too
Before they wipe their nose

This is the dance that the soldiers do
And the keepers in the zoo
The dustbin men, and the nurses too
Before they wipe their nose

They sing and dance by the silvery moon
Stir their tea with a silver spoon
Clear their nostrils then real soon
They all go back to work
21/03/2007 11:36:17


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Subject: RE: 1950s warehouse workers' dance
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 04:45 PM

Can-can. Look at the arms round backs, hands probably held with the next but one person.


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Subject: RE: 1950s warehouse workers' dance
From: doc.tom
Date: 29 Aug 17 - 06:52 AM

Looks remarkably like the Hokey Cokey - the photographer is in the middle of the circle of dancers


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Subject: RE: 1950s warehouse workers' dance
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Aug 17 - 03:35 AM

Fisherman's Dance

if the dance is older than (say) 1964 then computers would refer to the people who operated comptometers (calculators etc).

eg The computers, salesman and the stock clerks too


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