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Lyr Req: Worm Song (from Nina & Frederik)

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EAT WORMS
GLOW LI'L GLOW-WORM
LAIDLEY WORM
THE LAIDLEY WORM.
THE LAMBTON WORM
THE THOUSAND LEGGED WORM
THE WORMS CRAWL IN
WHEN THE ICE WORMS NEST AGAIN
WORMS UP MY NOSE


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GUEST 30 Jan 02 - 05:14 PM
Herga Kitty 30 Jan 02 - 05:41 PM
Jon Freeman 30 Jan 02 - 08:53 PM
Genie 30 Jan 02 - 10:45 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Feb 02 - 11:13 PM
Jon Freeman 01 Feb 02 - 11:45 PM
Genie 02 Feb 02 - 12:00 AM
Amos 02 Feb 02 - 12:14 AM
Amos 02 Feb 02 - 12:15 AM
Joe_F 02 Feb 02 - 02:48 PM
Genie 03 Feb 02 - 12:19 AM
Amos 03 Feb 02 - 12:58 AM
JennieG 03 Feb 02 - 02:53 AM
Desdemona 03 Feb 02 - 09:24 AM
Jon Freeman 03 Feb 02 - 11:20 AM
Genie 03 Feb 02 - 10:01 PM
Jon Freeman 03 Feb 02 - 11:28 PM
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Subject: worm who falls in love w/ his own tail
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 05:14 PM

Hi- An old (60's is not that old) folk song maybe Smothers Bros, maybe Flanders & Swann???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 05:41 PM

Any connection to Les Barker's "I was a lonely glow-worm, and she was a Benson and Hedges"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WORM SONG
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 08:53 PM

There is one I sing that as far as I can remember was on the B side of the Nina and Frederik version of Puff The Magic Dragon. I haven't managed to find it using google but here's the way I remember it:

The earth it was damp with the dew of the dawn
And sweet scented air hung over the lawn
A handsome young worm popped up from the ground
Looking up from his hole, he gazed all around

Just then as he stared at the sun in the sky
Another little worm popped up quite nearby
Said the first with a squiggle, your a trim little worm
Why not wriggle up here and we'll go for a squirm

If you'd only agree to a brief rendezvous
I would love to surrender my heart just for you
I would build you a home and I'd treat you with care
And happy we'd be as the birds in the air

Then the trim little worm gave a shake of its head
As it sadly replied, I would love to be wed
But I fear we can't marry, though I know you'ld be true
For you see Mr. worm, I'm the other end of you.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Genie
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 10:45 PM

I saw this in a magazine (American Girl, I think) when I was a young teen:

Come live with me and be my love
And have such pleasures far above
Those which other woms can give,
If you will come with me to love.

Oh, no, this thing can never be
Though you may seem so much like me.
We cannot wedded be, my friend,

For I am but your other end.

To which my mother (I think) quipped,
"Or, maybe it should be
"For I am butt, your other end!"

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 11:13 PM

Does this song have a title? It'll never get into DigiTrad without a title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 11:45 PM

Opps, the one I gave was called "The Worm Song". I should be able to knock up a MIDI for that one if you wish to put it in the dt.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Genie
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 12:00 AM

The one I posted was a poem, not a song, and I don't recall the title. Also, I forgot to mention that the lines in italics are ones I sort of made up on the spur of the moment to fit the general rhyme and meter, since I could not recall the original ones.

Also, that last line in the first verse should be "If you will come with me to live."
(typo)

I guess you could just call it "TheEarthworm To His Coy Mistress" or something like that.

Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE EARTHWORM TO HIS COY MISTRESS
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 12:14 AM

Had we butt-ends enough, and time,
This schizophrenia were no crime;
For we could endless grudges prove
Kicking and making our ends to move
In a world of ends, and endless time
Your butt I'd whup, while you kicked mine

But at my back, I always hear
Your slithering movement coming near
And in the rush of lover's pain
I find we two are one again
Then in an instant, in the soil
You lost become, and I in toil
Must hopelessly wander from end to end
Searching the earth for my earthworm friend;
Must search and sigh, and search in vain....
Would that we one were two again!!

Argyle Sinuous Dextrous II
North end of an earthworm going south


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 12:15 AM

Oh, Clone, I pray you, hear my plea!!
Let useless bolds, now line-breaks be!!

No sooner said than freely done. --JoeClone, 5-Feb-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Joe_F
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 02:48 PM

Earthworms, IIRC, are actually hermaphroditic. Whether they take advantage of the fact, I haven't heard.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Genie
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 12:19 AM

Well, so are slugs, and they do, but only with each other.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Amos
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 12:58 AM

Which is just as well for the rest of us slimy ne'e'r do wells...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: JennieG
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 02:53 AM

I have a copy of the words and tune. It's called "Worm Song" and at the top it says "From Sing a Song by William Clauson and Basil Swift. Reprinted by permission of Reuter and Reuter Forlags A. B. and the Oxford University Press". I remember too that it was recorded by Nina and Frederik many many moons ago. My copy came from a song book published by the ABC (Oz) - they used to have excellent kids' song programs on radio, and the books were published for schools. Unfortunately they have now stopped, but I have a great collection of the songbooks!
Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Desdemona
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 09:24 AM

Funny! It has the ring of Swann & Flanders to me; all I know for sure is that Kit Marlowe is rolling over & over & over again in his grave.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 11:20 AM

Jeanie, any chance of you posting the correct words? I'm almost certain my version will have undergone some changes over the years.

Re the school books, I have a collection of BBC schools radio pamphlets from a series called Singing Together.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Genie
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:01 PM

Jon, I assume you are asking Jennie G to post the correct words. Right?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: worm who falls in love with his own
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 11:28 PM

Yes Genie. I now see she is Jennie not Jeanie - sorry for causing confusion.

Jon


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