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Lyr Req: Little Pussy Willow (Loomis, Johnstone)

Jim Bennett 21 Jun 05 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,Roberta Fick 12 Jan 06 - 11:00 AM
GUEST,vantaray@yahoo.com 02 Mar 06 - 11:02 PM
Peace 02 Mar 06 - 11:12 PM
GUEST 05 Jun 08 - 01:31 PM
GUEST,Ladylas 06 Jun 08 - 10:59 AM
Jim Dixon 20 Feb 10 - 03:37 PM
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Subject: ID: Windy March is blowing, with all ...
From: Jim Bennett
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 07:16 PM

Can anyone ID this bit of verse? It was given to schoolchildren in the 1930's as a piece to memorize. My relative who asked about it can only recall this much:

Windy March is blowing, with all its might.
Brooks are overflowing with foam all white.
Though it's cold as winter, snowy, blowy,
...

I'm not getting anything out of the search engines. I would kind of like to find out what happens next in this little versicle. If it jogs anyone's memory. Thanks


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Subject: RE: ID: Windy March is blowing, with all ...
From: GUEST,Roberta Fick
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 11:00 AM

I've been searching for this piece as well. We sang this in elementary school in Huntington Mills PA in the mid 1960's. You have the first three lines. I think it continues:
Little Pussy Willow came to town last night.
Pussy wore her mittens of light gray fur,
Downy as a kitten's they surely were


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Subject: RE: ID: Windy March is blowing, with all ...
From: GUEST,vantaray@yahoo.com
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 11:02 PM

"Such a cunning midget, roughy, fluffy,
Little pussy willow won't you please to purr. "

A friend remembers this song & recalled this additional verse. I've been searching for a songbook from the '30's with this and other elementary school type songs from that era. Songbooks don't seem to have the same interest among collectors as reading primers of the same vintage. The song titles don't even show up on search engines, and I don't have the title of the book, so it's been rough going. Glad I was able to find this thread. Take care.


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Subject: RE: ID: Windy March is blowing, with all ...
From: Peace
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 11:12 PM

Is it possible that some e-mails to Teacher Unions and Associations in the eastern States might lead to an answer for you?


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Subject: RE: ID: Windy March is blowing, with all ...
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 01:31 PM

Looks like Vantaray found the book! See here.

The whole thing:

Windy March is blowing, with all her might,
brooks are overflowing, with foam all white,
though it's cold as winter, snowy, blowy,
little Pussy Willow came to town last night.

Pussy wore her mittens of light gray fur,
Downy as a kitten, they surely were,
such a cunning midget, roughy, fluffy,
little Pussy Willow won't you please to purr.

Thanks all!!


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Subject: RE: ID: Windy March is blowing, with all ...
From: GUEST,Ladylas
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 10:59 AM

Dear all, here is what I know of this poem. When I was young & father was in the Air Force we traveled al lot. I learned this poem & had to recite it in 2nd grade - This is all I can remember.

Title - "Little Pussy Willow Came to town Last Night"

Cold March Winds are blowing with all their might
Brooks are over flowing with foam all white
Never mind the weather, snowy blowy,
Little Pussy Willow came to toawn last night

Pussy wore her mittens of light grey fur
Downy as a kittens they surely were
Such a cunning midget fulffy ruffy
Little Pussy Willow came to town last night.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE PUSSY WILLOW (Loomis, Johnstone)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Feb 10 - 03:37 PM

From First Year Music by Hollis Dann (New York: American Book Company, 1914), page 38, where it appears with an arrangement for piano and one voice:


LITTLE PUSSY WILLOW
Words, Harvey Worthington Loomis. Music, Arthur Edward Johnstone.

1. Windy March is blowing with all his might.
Brooks are overflowing with foam all white.
Tho' it's cold as winter, blowy, snowy,
Little pussy willow came to town last night.

2. Pussy wore her mittens of light gray fur.
Downy as a kitten's they surely were.
Such a cunning midget, ruffy, fluffy,
Little pussy willow, won't you please to purr?


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