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Origin: Barges

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BARGES
CANOE PADDLE
EACH CAMPFIRE LIGHTS ANEW
GIRL SCOUTS TOGETHER
HERE WE ARE
I CAN SAIL
I LOVE THE DAFFODILS
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
OUR CHALET
PEACE I ASK OF THEE OH RIVER
RISE AND SHINE
TALL TIMBERS
WE ARE CALLED THE GIRL SCOUTS
WEAVE
WHEN E'RE YOU MAKE A PROMISE
WHO CAN SAIL


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bluefrog 18 Oct 98 - 10:46 PM
Art Thieme 18 Oct 98 - 11:14 PM
bluefrog 19 Oct 98 - 07:12 AM
Nathan 19 Oct 98 - 10:29 AM
Jerry 19 Oct 98 - 11:21 AM
rich r 20 Oct 98 - 10:33 PM
Animaterra 21 Oct 98 - 01:28 PM
BAZ 21 Oct 98 - 05:23 PM
Art Thieme 21 Oct 98 - 05:34 PM
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Subject: History Needed -- Song
From: bluefrog
Date: 18 Oct 98 - 10:46 PM

I am trying to find out information on the history of the song "Barges". If anybody has any info or knows of any sites that I can check out, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: History Needed -- Song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 18 Oct 98 - 11:14 PM

BARGES!!! WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' BARGES!!!


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Subject: RE: History Needed -- Song
From: bluefrog
Date: 19 Oct 98 - 07:12 AM

Thanks for the laugh, Art. I needed it this A.M. Anywhay, a friend is looking for history -- and anything anyone can provide would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: History Needed -- Song
From: Nathan
Date: 19 Oct 98 - 10:29 AM

I believe it may have been in the Girl Scout songbook. My wife remembers singing it in scouts back in the sixties.


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Subject: RE: History Needed -- Song
From: Jerry
Date: 19 Oct 98 - 11:21 AM

My 12 year old daughter sang this song in music class in 3rd grade, but she shared no history of it. It does seem to be a children's song. The image of pirates boarding a barge on the "ocean blue" is rich, don't you think?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: History Needed -- Song
From: rich r
Date: 20 Oct 98 - 10:33 PM

Ok so I have a scruffy beard and yah I I have a weight problem. But I still take issue the notion that the image of a pirate boarding a barge is "rich"

Rich r


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Subject: RE: History Needed -- Song
From: Animaterra
Date: 21 Oct 98 - 01:28 PM

I also sang it in the 60's in Girl Scouts- maybe that's all there is to the history! And, I do confess, I teach it to 3d and 4th graders because it has such a great descending major scale pattern in in (" I would like to go with you...")


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Subject: RE: History Needed -- Song
From: BAZ
Date: 21 Oct 98 - 05:23 PM

Ther's a cracking song by Ralph McTell called Barges but I don't suppose that's the one?
Baz


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Subject: RE: History Needed -- Song
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 Oct 98 - 05:34 PM

On the Mississippi River a group of barges filled with pigeons went aground and the entire tow was stuck fast blocking the river traffic. The Capt. was adept with a bullwhip and he'd crack his whip and get the birds to flying. That lightened the load and they easily backed off the sandbar. Of course, that was a pigeon-tow.

Barges filled withy Tic-Tac candy would be a tic-tac-tow.

Hammers would be a hammer-tow, but they'd need to be removed surgically!

(rim shot!)


I closed this thread in an attempt to avoid splitting the discussion (and to enshrine to comments of the immortal Art Thieme). Please post here (click) or in one of the related threads listed in the crosslinks toward the top of this page.
Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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