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Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE
CHRISTOPHER AND ALICE
JAMES JAMES MORRISON MORRISON


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Subject: ADD: Alexander Beetle (Milne/Safka)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Feb 24 - 03:41 PM

Alexander Beetle

"Alexander Beetle"

I had a little beetle
So that beetle was his name
And I called him Alexander
And he answered just the same

And I put him in a matchbox
And I kept him all the day
But nanny let my beetle out
Nanny let my beetle out
She went and let my beetle out
And beetle ran away

She said she didn't mean it
And I never said she did
She said she wanted matches
And she just took off the lid

She said I mustn't worry
And I really mustn't mind
That there's lots and lots of beetles
The she's certain we could find

She said I mustn't worry
But it's difficult to catch
An excited sort of beetle
You've mistaken for a match

If we looked in all the places
That a beetle might be near
And we made the kind of noises
That a beetle likes to hear

And I heard a kind of something
And I gave a sort of shout
It was a beetle house
And Alexander beetle coming out

It was Alexander beetle
I'm as certain as can be
And he had that kind of look as though
He thought it might be me

And he had that kind of look as though
He thought he ought to say
"I'm really very sorry
That I tried to run away"

And nanny's very sorry too
'Cause you know what she did
And she's writing Alexander
Very blackly on the lid

So nan and me are friends because
It's difficult to catch
An excited Alexander
You've mistaken for a match


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: and e
Date: 02 Sep 23 - 07:17 PM

They're changing guards at Buckingham Palace,
Christopher Robin goes down on Alice,
Alice is marrying one of the guard,
"A soldier's dick is terribly hard",
Says Alice.


posted by PeterMcDermott on the metafilter.com forum on March 18, 2008.


See here: https://www.metafilter.com/69985/The-Platonic-Blow


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 26 Jul 22 - 09:19 AM

The King's Breakfast
^^^ the film mentioned by GerryM
',,,hyperactive 28-minute slapstick, ballet and mime featurette that was deemed impressive enough to be invited for screening at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival.'
There's music but the poem is spoken.
https://youtu.be/bHtlOm4_lHk
director and choreographer : Wendy Toye 
set-designer : Ronald Searle
composer : Ron Grainer 
cast
Maurice Denham
Mischa Auer
Robert Flemyng
Reginald Beckwith
Warren Mitchell
Lally Bowers
Maryon Lane
Beryl Kaye
Una Stubbs
Caroline John
Jean Telfer
Leo Britt
Tony Bateman
Richard Pearson
Richard Hearne
Julian Orchard
Jeremy Lloyd
Bart Allison
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King's_Breakfast_(film)


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Subject: ADD: Twice Times (A.A.Milne)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Jul 22 - 09:23 AM

What tune was used for Twice Times?

TWICE TIMES
(A.A. Milne)

There were Two Little Bears who lived in a Wood,
And one of them was Bad and the other was Good.
Good Bear learnt his Twice Times One -
But Bad Bear left all his buttons undone.

They lived in a Tree when the weather was hot,
And one of them was Good, and the other was Not.
Good Bear learnt his Twice Times Two -
But Bad Bear's thingummies were worn right through.

They lived in a Cave when the weather was cold,
And they Did, and they Didn't Do, what they were told.
Good Bear learnt his Twice Times Three -
But Bad Bear never had his hand-ker-chee.

They lived in the Wood with a Kind Old Aunt,
And one said "Yes'm," and the other said "Shan't!"
Good Bear learnt his Twice Times Four -
But Bad Bear's knicketies were terrible tore.

And then quite suddenly (just like Us)
One got Better and the other got Wuss.
Good Bear muddled his Twice Times Three -
But Bad Bear coughed in his hand-ker-chee!

Good Bear muddled his Twice Times Two -
But Bad Bear's thingummies looked like new.
Good Bear muddled his Twice Times One -
But Bad Bear never left his buttons undone.

There may be a Moral, though some say not;
I think there's a moral, though I don't know what.
But if one gets better, as the other gets wuss,
These Two Little Bears are just like Us.
For Christopher remembers up to Twice Times Ten ...
But I keep forgetting where I put my pen.*

* So I have had to write this one in pencil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOHv07fFVL0


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 08 Jun 22 - 10:28 AM

Thanks, GerryM. It's definitely one that cries out to be read aloud with mischief aforethought .... I can hear the young C R Milne giggling as the last line is delivered at full speed.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GerryM
Date: 08 Jun 22 - 01:18 AM

Found this at https://www.oatridge.co.uk/poems/a/aa-milne-kings-breakfast.php

THE KING'S BREAKFAST
(A.A. Milne)

The King asked
The Queen, and
The Queen asked
The Dairymaid:
"Could we have some butter for
The Royal slice of bread?"
The Queen asked the Dairymaid,
The Dairymaid
Said, "Certainly,
I'll go and tell the cow
Now
Before she goes to bed."

The Dairymaid
She curtsied,
And went and told
The Alderney:
"Don't forget the butter for
The Royal slice of bread."
The Alderney
Said sleepily:
"You'd better tell
His Majesty
That many people nowadays
Like marmalade
Instead."

The Dairymaid
Said, "Fancy!"
And went to
Her Majesty.
She curtsied to the Queen, and
She turned a little red:
"Excuse me,
Your Majesty,
For taking of
The liberty,
But marmalade is tasty, if
It's very
Thickly
Spread."

The Queen said
"Oh!:
And went to
His Majesty:
"Talking of the butter for
The royal slice of bread,
Many people
Think that
Marmalade
Is nicer.
Would you like to try a little
Marmalade
Instead?"

The King said,
"Bother!"
And then he said,
"Oh, deary me!"
The King sobbed, "Oh, deary me!"
And went back to bed.
"Nobody,"
He whimpered,
"Could call me
A fussy man;
I only want
A little bit
Of butter for
My bread!"

The Queen said,
"There, there!"
And went to
The Dairymaid.
The Dairymaid
Said, "There, there!"
And went to the shed.
The cow said,
"There, there!
I didn't really
Mean it;
Here's milk for his porringer,
And butter for his bread."

The Queen took
The butter
And brought it to
His Majesty;
The King said,
"Butter, eh?"
And bounced out of bed.
"Nobody," he said,
As he kissed her
Tenderly,
"Nobody," he said,
As he slid down the banisters,
"Nobody,
My darling,
Could call me
A fussy man -

BUT
I do like a little bit of butter to my bread!"

Note: The Alderney is a breed of cow, renowned for the quality of butter and quantity of milk it produces. A 28 minute film adaptation of this poem, directed by Wendy Toye in collaboration with Ronald Searle, was released in 1963.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 07 Jun 22 - 11:06 AM

If it's the one that starts:

The King asked the Queen
and the Queen asked the dairy-maid

.... that's one of Herself's favourites, but has some, erm, interesting line breaks. If you're very good, I'll dig out her copy of When We Were Very Young and transcribe it. (The saga of how said copy got mutilated need not detain us here, as I can't remember it in full.)

    Hi, Martin - I was looking for the one that was performed at the Mudcat Singaround this week Monday. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jun 22 - 08:37 PM

Anybody have "The King's Breakfast"?


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jun 22 - 07:20 PM

From Vikki: Here's the link for the video of Paddington Bear having tea with the Queen: https://www.facebook.com/danwalkertv/videos/1071432337114873/


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Oct 21 - 09:54 AM

Oh God. When I was very small, my mum and dad had a 78 with Buckingham Palace on one side and Dicky Bird Hop ("The chirruping of the birdies in the sycamore tree...") on the other, both sung by the nine-year-old Ann Stephens. What memories! What lovely recordings!


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: clueless don
Date: 15 Oct 21 - 05:51 AM

"not to mention buggering up some of the rhymes"

I agree completely, BobL!


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: BobL
Date: 15 Oct 21 - 04:01 AM

Why guess? It's straight historical fact! The first poems (including "Buckingham Palace") were published in 1924 when George V was on the throne.
We substitute "queen" for "king" in the National Anthem and elsewhere when referring to the current monarch, but I'd argue that in this poem the change would be anachronistic, not to mention buggering up some of the rhymes. Although the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace still goes on today in very much the same way.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 06:31 PM

Clueless Don, I'm guessing that when the poem was written, there was a King as head of state, and that by the time Mr Tomlinson sang it, there was a Queen instead.

If you follow the link to the recording of 9-yr-old Ann Stephens in 1941 (when the UK had a king) that was provided above(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Z5LpHuXVE), you'll find that Ann is singing about the King.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 21 - 08:25 PM

More Harold Fraser-Simson settings sung by George Baker accompanied on the piano by H F-S.


The Hums of Pooh - A A Milne -
Poetry Recital - George Baker - 78 rpm - -
https://youtu.be/T9juz4IPWyk

In the comments someone says that there were three discs in the collection.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: clueless don
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 07:24 AM

I gave a listen to David Tomlinson singing "They're Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace", using the link provided by GUEST,A Lamy on 01 Jul 10 - 04:20 PM. It sounded a bit strange to my ear, since I had never heard the poem sung before. But the thing that really struck me was that wherever "King" appears in the poem, Mr. Tomlinson substituted "Queen". Was this just him trying to make the poem more contemporary? or is there some sort of UK national protocol involved?


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 04:11 AM

Little boy kneels at the foot of the bed
Lays on his little hands, little gold head
Fur on his fingers, and blood on the mat
Christopher Robin's castrated the cat.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Oct 21 - 06:47 PM

Gee, we don't have "Disobedience," sung as James, James, Morrison, Morrison by the Chad Mitchell Trio.

James James
Morrison Morrison
Weatherby George Dupree
Took great
Care of his Mother,
Though he was only three.
James James Said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he;
"You must never go down
to the end of the town,
if you don't go down with me."

James James
Morrison's Mother
Put on a golden gown.
James James Morrison's Mother
Drove to the end of the town.
James James Morrison's Mother
Said to herself, said she:
"I can get right down
to the end of the town
and be back in time for tea."

King John
Put up a notice,
"LOST or STOLEN or STRAYED!
JAMES JAMES MORRISON'S MOTHER
SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN MISLAID.
LAST SEEN
WANDERING VAGUELY:
QUITE OF HER OWN ACCORD,
SHE TRIED TO GET DOWN
TO THE END OF THE TOWN -
FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD!"

  James James
Morrison Morrison
(Commonly known as Jim)
Told his
Other relations
Not to go blaming him.
James James
Said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he:
"You must never go down to the end of the town
without consulting me."

James James
Morrison's mother
Hasn't been heard of since.
King John said he was sorry,
So did the Queen and Prince.
King John
(Somebody told me)
Said to a man he knew:
If people go down to the end of the town, well,
what can anyone do?"

(Now then, very softly)
J.J.
M.M.
W.G.Du P.
Took great
C/O his M*****
Though he was only 3.
J.J. said to his M*****
"M*****," he said, said he:
"You-must-never-go-down-to-the-end-of-the-town-
if-you-don't-go-down-with-ME!"


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Subject: ADD: A Good Hum (A.A. Milne)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jun 20 - 06:06 PM

Needs work. Mrr Sings it in Hungarian.

A GOOD HUM
(A.A. Milne)

The more it snows
    (Tiddly Pom)
The more it goes
    (Tiddly Pom)
The more it goes
    (Tiddly Pom)
On snowing.

And nobody knows
    (Tiddly Pom)
How cold my toes
    (Tiddly Pom)
How cold my toes
    (Tiddly Pom)
Are growing.


The more it snows
    (Tiddly Pom)
The more it goes
    (Tiddly Pom)
The more it goes
    (Tiddly Pom)
On snowing.


And nobody knows
    (Tiddly Pom)
How cold my toes
    (Tiddly Pom)
How cold my toes
    (Tiddly Pom)
Are growing.


From The House at Pooh Corner, by A.A. Milne (1928, E.P. Dutton & Co.)
From Chapter One, In Which a House Is Built at Pooh Corner for Eeoyore


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Joe_F
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 09:26 PM

Melody from the beginning of "They're changing guard..." from my childhood (1940s), solfa, scale SLTdrmfs:
Sm.SS.SdSdrm....
mSSSSr.Smd......


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Roger Diggle
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 04:39 PM

Chad Mitchell, of the Chad Mitchell Trio, did a wonderful adaptation of "Disobedience" -
available on the Trio's album "At the Bitter End".
Song title on the record is "James James Morrison Morrison".
I've been singing it for years.

Roger Diggle


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Mrrzy
Date: 10 Nov 17 - 08:50 AM

Those are GREAT! I love that poem!


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Dave Hunt
Date: 07 Nov 17 - 09:20 AM

Different parody to the one in DT...another one I got from who knows where!

Little boy kneels at the foot of the stairs
Clutched in his hand a bunch of white hairs
O dear just fancy that
Christopher Robin's castrated the cat

Little boy kneels at the foot of the bed
Lily white hands caressing his head
O dear couldn't be worse
Christopher Robin is shagging his nurse

Little boy sits on the lavatory pan
Tugging and pulling his little old man
Plip plop into the tank
Christoper Robin is having a wank

Anyone any more of these...just to add to my collection of parodies and other rubbish!


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: dick.hamlet
Date: 07 Nov 17 - 12:53 AM

I just pulled from the bookcase THE POOH SONG BOOK, "containing The Hums of Pooh, The King's breakfast, and Fourteen songs from When We Were Very Young," music by H. Fraser-Simpson, E. P. Dutton, 1961. Apparently before ISBN numbers, but Library of Congress card number M61-1020. Maybe an unsigned copy isn't so expensive... ABE books doesn't show any copies available.

Though Mary LaMarca is no longer here, I am happy to know that her favorite was "Missing".


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 06 Nov 17 - 06:03 PM

In Temecula, California, according to biblio dot com,
at a shop called Flamingo Books,
a copy of "The Hums of Pooh,"
with an extended handwritten message from A A Milne himself
and with the music by Fraser Simson,
is on the market
for just about three hundred fifty dollars.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Nov 17 - 05:28 PM

Maybe my idea should really be a song challenge, but could someone with more talent than I put these 2 poems to music please?

First:

Daffodowndilly

by A.A. Milne

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead."

Second:

"The Wrong House."

"I went into a house, and it wasn't a house,
It has big steps and a great big hall;
But it hasn't got a garden,
A garden,
A garden,
It isn't like a house at all.

"I went into a house, and it wasn't a house,
It has a big garden and a great high wall;
But it hasn't got a may-tree,
A may-tree,
A may-tree,
It isn't like a house at all.

"I went into a house and it wasn't a house ---
Slow white petals from the may-tree fall;
But it hasn't got a blackbird,
A blackbird,
A blackbird,
It isn't like a house at all.

"I went into a house, and I thought it was a house,
I could hear from the may-tree the blackbird call...
But nobody listened to it,
Nobody
Liked it,
Nobody wanted it at all."


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Michael
Date: 15 Oct 14 - 09:04 AM

Alice is marrying one of the guard.
"A soldier's life is terrible hard,"
Says Alice.

For whatever reason you've posted the quote; at least get it right.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Oct 14 - 07:11 AM

Alice is marrying one of the guards a soldiers life is very hard ,said alice


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,damienjr22
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 03:04 PM

i own a copy of this and i wondered how much it is worth does anyone know and would you beable to help me on priceing it.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: harpmolly
Date: 31 May 11 - 12:06 AM

I feel compelled to add that a group called "Einstein's Little Homunculus" (geek rock, what can you do?) recorded a brilliant version of "Disobedience"(James James Morrison Morrison etc.), set to...wait for it..."Morrison's Jig". It worked astoundingly well with the melody. Then during the instrumental break they launched into what they jokingly referred to as "Gilligan's Jig". :)


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Uncle Bulgaria
Date: 30 May 11 - 06:32 PM

Christopher Robin Milne reputably recorded "Vespers" at some stage, though I don't know the catalogue number (presumably on HMV). It appears to have been received with some derision by his peers when he went to public school. Anybody know anything of this? I do have HMV B.2980, which is labelled as sung by one "Master Christopher Robin" and contains four songs from the "Now We Are Six" block - Down By The Pond, The Engineer, The Friend and Us Two. This was recorded in 1928, when CRM would have been eight. As it wasn't unknown for girls to impersonate boys unashamedly at that period (Joe Petersen being the obvious example in the early 30s), there's no guarantee that this is for real. Sure sounds like an eight-year-old, though.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,A Lamy
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 04:20 PM

http://www.queerradio.org/David_Tomlinson_When_We_Were_Very_Young.htm

The BEST musical version of A A Milne's poems, graciously offered free in mpg form by John Frame on the above site.

Included are the following poems sung by David Tomlinson; it is quite simply EXCELLENT!

SIDE ONE

Halfway Down

Politeness

Hoppity

The King's Breakfast



SIDE TWO

Buckingham Palace

Disobedience

Jonothon Jo

Happiness

Vespers


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Winnie the Pooh songs, Frank Luther versions
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 03:51 AM

If you are interesting in getting a copy of the Frank Luther Winnie the Pooh records in CD form, I think you can find them here. Type in "Winnie the Pooh" to find the listing   http://www.kiddierekordking.com/index.html

It has Vespers, The Kings Breakfast, They're changing Guards at Buckingham Palace and more...


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 08:22 AM

Little boy sits at the foot of the stairs,
In his hand a bunch of white hairs,
Oh my just fancy that,
Christopher Robin's castrated the cat.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Ro
From: GUEST,Cindy
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 10:06 AM

It was the Frank Luther record. My mother found it.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Ro
From: GUEST,Cindy
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 09:33 PM

I've reviewed all the posts back to 1997 and followed all the links that seemed promising. I'm looking for a recording of Milne poems with a mix of narration and singing ... not by the British guy ... by a woman and a man, too I think. It was an LP I listened to in the 1960s. I remember (I'm paging through the books When we were very young and Now we are six):
Buckingham Palace, The Four Friends, Nursery Chairs, Market Square, The King's Breakfast, Vespers, Busy(?), Cherry Stones, Sneezles, Furry Bear, Twice Times, Wind on the Hill. I would appreciate any leads or information so I can search for the recording by the name of the album or the narrators/singers/musicians.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Suicran
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 04:26 PM

I know that this post discussion has been going on for 10+ years now, but I'm wondering if anybody knows exactly where I could find the poems set to music in "Now We Are Six" on the internet AND listen to those recordings.

Thank You.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 12:58 AM

Lizzie, THANK YOU for that link on 10 June. I emailed John Frame and he sent the record as an attachment, along with the music for Hans Christian Anderson. I've been singing it all night. I'm so grateful.

Sheila


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,JB at Little Delving
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 06:50 PM

Here you go, about halfway down the page. ;o)

http://littledelving.com/HappyHollow/CrowCorner/CrowCorner.html

Cheers,
JB


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Girl Friday
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 09:22 AM

Sorry- I thought I might have seen that already, but couldn't see you on the list Tam.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Ro
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 03:02 PM

Girl Friday is my echo. See 15 June posting.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Girl Friday
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 11:24 AM

Tone Deaf Leopard sing "Halfway Up The Stairs" to the tune of "Paint It Black". It works!!


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 07:01 AM

Wow, this thread has been going on for a long time. But never too late to correct a 10+ year old error: Joe Offer quite early on put the whole of Changing Guard [for which Milene's title was actually Buckingham Palace] on a post, but misrendered one of its best jokes as "One of the sergeants is after their socks", which makes no sense. Should be "One of the sergeants LOOKS after their socks" - just how a nursemaid would have viewed the duties of a senior NCO in the Brigade of Guards! Sorry Joe - but accuracy matters.

Another early poster reported Ann Stephens's version as being recorded in 1930s: she was actually a young 1940s-50s singer & actress, very successful at the time - she played, e.g., the vindictive troublemaking teen in the film of Josephine Tey's The Franchise Affair.


"Buckingham Palace," recorded by 9-yr-old Ann Stephens in 1941. Music by Harold Fraser-Simson:
Petula Clark recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw2j6I0IAUU


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Marje
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 06:07 AM

Can't help you, but this recent incident might make you smile:

Granddaughter, aged 4, was given a Pooh story CD and enjoyed listening to the stories. Her Mum decided to introduce her to the book, which was the first time the little girl had seen the illustrations. She said, "Who's that?" and pointed to the child in the picture. "That's Christopher Robin," says Mum.

Puzzled silence. And then, "But I thought he was a robin?"

Marje


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Donna
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 07:03 PM

I am looking for a recording of Pooh songs from the poems of A.A. Milne that were sung by a man with a deep voice and a somewhat British accent. I heard this recording several years ago when I checked it out from the library. This is driving me crazy.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Ro
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 03:44 PM

A couple of weeks ago in Upper Stoke Kent, Tone Deaf Leopard did Halfway Down the Stair to the tune of Paint It Black, by the Rolling Stones.

Perfection.


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: loeilalice
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 01:11 PM

THANK YOU LIZZIE!!!!!!!!!!!

It certainly looks like the record I knew!
I could tell by the content listed and the orchestra which was credited; I knew it was an "educated" children's record, done with style and class.
So glad someone out there knew what I was searching for - that record plays a bit role in the sentimental and musical memories of my childhood.
I've just informed my sister and a Scottish friend who equally remembers those interpretations and who also loves to sing them.
We were reared 12 years apart and an ocean away from each other, but he remembers the same orchestration, the same narrator, singers, etc

Thanks!! Now we're off to try and find a copy of the recording.
Cheers!
Alice


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 05:21 AM

Who can forget the Muppet version of Halfway Down the Stairs, starring Kermit's nephew Robin?

I think you could find quite a lot of them by searching through the 'Good Morning Children Everywhere' series of albums - I assume they're on CD?


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Will Fly
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 03:56 AM

I'm very fond of the Pooh books - and regularly went to Poohsticks Bridge in the Ashdown Forest to play Poohsticks with my son. I'm looking forward to doing the same with my grandson when he gets a little older.

However, I also treasure the review of one of the A.A. Milne books by Dorothy Parker in hew role as 'Constant Reader':

"Tonstant Weader fwowed up".

Anyway - anyone for "The Tao of Pooh"?


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 03:23 AM

Here ya go...

Link to the record

:0)


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Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 03:22 AM

David Tomlinson, who played the father in Mary Poppins...


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