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Kipling Kipling...all you need to know

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A PRESENT FROM THE GENTLEMEN
ENGLAND HAS TAKEN ME
ENGLAND SWINGS
FRANKIE'S TRADE
GENTLEMEN-RANKERS
OAK, ASH, AND THORN
THE BASTARD KING OF ENGLAND
THE FRENCH WARS
THE LADIES
THE SONG OF THE BANJO
THE YOUNG BRITISH SOLDIER
WHEN 'OMER SMOTE 'IS BLOOMIN' LYRE


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Rapparee 24 Sep 03 - 01:01 PM
running.hare 24 Sep 03 - 01:22 PM
Mr Red 24 Sep 03 - 01:59 PM
clueless don 24 Sep 03 - 02:03 PM
Leadfingers 24 Sep 03 - 03:26 PM
Joe Offer 24 Nov 16 - 06:17 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jun 20 - 06:32 PM
Reinhard 30 Jun 20 - 02:10 AM
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Subject: BS: Kipling Kipling
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Sep 03 - 01:01 PM

Back when I was a-growing, my brothers and I were made to memorize poems (a good idea which isn't done much today). One of the poets whose work we memorized was Rudyard Kipling.

Being of an iconoclastic nature even then, we started setting the poems to music of a less-than-serious nature. For example, the refrain to "Danny Deever" might sound like this:

"Oh they're hangin' Danny Deever, they're hangin' Danny Deever,
They're hangin' Danny Deever in the mornin' YEE-HAW!"

or

"I can't fergit the night when I dropped behind the fight
With a bullet where my beltplate shoulda bean, (SHOULDA BEAN!)
I was chokin' mad with thirst and the man who spied me first
Was our good old grinnin' gruntin' Gunga Din. (GUNGA DIN!)

Yodels were inserting in some; mountain music was a great favorite.

Because we started doing it with Kipling's stuff, we called it "kipling" as in "you kiplinged that song." Eventually it spread to other poems and even songs:

"By the risin' of the moon YEE-HAW! by the risin' of the moon,
The pikes must be together by the risin' of the moon YEE-HAW!"

Anyone else do this sort of thing, poking holes in the serious?

Apart from our term of "kipling" or, less formally, "messing around with it" I wouldn't know what to call this, so if there's already a thread I apologize.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kipling Kipling
From: running.hare
Date: 24 Sep 03 - 01:22 PM

would singing "my bonny lies over the ocean" 26 times substituting each letter of the alphabet, in turn, at the begining of every single word count?


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Subject: RE: BS: Kipling Kipling
From: Mr Red
Date: 24 Sep 03 - 01:59 PM

do you like Kipling?


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Subject: RE: BS: Kipling Kipling
From: clueless don
Date: 24 Sep 03 - 02:03 PM

I don't know, I've never Kipled!

RUDY-ARD Kipling!

Yes, it must be!


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Subject: RE: BS: Kipling Kipling
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Sep 03 - 03:26 PM

I once told a lass that I preferred Dickens and she said she'd never been to one


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Subject: RE: Kipling Kipling
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Nov 16 - 06:17 PM

And for the edification of all, here is the Kipling Society Website.

...and the Poetry Foundation page on Kipling

...and the poetryloverspage claims to have a complete collection of poems by Rudyard Kipling. What more could one ask?

Not to be outdone, nobelprize.org has a page on Kipling.

But don't forget poemhunter.com

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Kipling Kipling...all you need to know
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 06:32 PM

The four angels
Kipling


As Adam lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree
The Angel of the Earth came down, and offered Earth in fee;
But Adam did not need it,
Nor the plough he would not speed it,
Singing: --"Earth and Water, Air and Fire,
What more can mortal man desire?"
(The Apple Tree's in bud)

As Adam lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree
The Angel of the Waters offered all the Seas in fee;
But Adam would not take 'em,
Nor the ships he wouldn't make 'em,
Singing:--"Water, Earth and Air and Fire,
What more can mortal man desire? "
(The Apple Tree's in leaf.)

As Adam lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree
The Angel of the Air he offered all the Air in fee;
But Adam did not crave it,
Nor the flight he wouldn't brave it,
Singing: --"Air and Water, Earth and Fire,
What more can mortal man desire?"
(The Apple Tree's in bloom.)

As Adam lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree
The Angel of the Fire rose up and not a word said he;
But he wished a flame and made it,
And in Adam's heart he laid it,
Singing: --"Fire, Fire, burning Fire!
Stand up, and reach your heart's desire!"
(The Apple Blossom's set.)

As Adam was a-working outside of Eden-Wall,
He used the Earth, he used the Seas, he used the Air and all;
Till out of black disaster
He arose to be a master
Of Earth and Water, Air and Fire,
But never reached his heart's desire!
(The Apple Tree's cut down!)
Authorship

by Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) [author's text not yet checked against a primary

https://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=85330


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Subject: RE: Kipling Kipling...all you need to know
From: Reinhard
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 02:10 AM

Martin Simpson recorded The Four Angels for his 2001 Topic album The Bramble Briar, set to his own tune.


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