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happy? - Aug 1 ('Twas on the first of August)

Abby Sale 01 Aug 05 - 10:49 AM
muppett 01 Aug 05 - 11:24 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 01 Aug 05 - 02:31 PM
CapriUni 01 Aug 05 - 04:33 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 01 Aug 05 - 05:55 PM
CapriUni 01 Aug 05 - 07:16 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 01 Aug 05 - 07:43 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 01 Aug 05 - 11:39 PM
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Subject: Happy! - Aug 1 ('Twas on the first of August)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 10:49 AM

Ah, that rousing, stirring line: 'Twas on the first of August.' It brings to mind everybody's favorite party song. Actually, the Happy file includes two other songs with the identical opening words and having nothing to do with parties or Scottish villages. Nevertheless, today's offering is:

        On August the first they made land off St. Mary's
        On the south coast of England just by Bishop's Rock
        In amazement the townsfolk gathered down by the water
        Where Harbo and Samuelson barely could walk.

                "Harbo and Samuelson," written by Jerry Bryant.

It is a song commemorating the first two men to cross the Atlantic by pure muscle power. Bryant wrote the song after reading about it in the "Old Farmer's Almanac", and then doing some extra research. [thanx DoN]

They left New York 06 Jun 1896; landed in England 01 Aug 1896. [thanx Edie Gale Hays]

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about? See Clicky


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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 1 ('Twas on the first of August)
From: muppett
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 11:24 AM

August 1st is Yorkshire Day, Happy Yorkshire Day


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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 1 ('Twas on the first of August)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 02:31 PM

Birthdays!
Jerry Garcia
Francis Scott Key ('and the rockets red glare')
Herman Melville


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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 1 ('Twas on the first of August)
From: CapriUni
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 04:33 PM

Um... I don't know "Everybody's favorite party song" ...


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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 1 ('Twas on the first of August)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 05:55 PM

"Harbo and Samuelson" lyrics by Bryant at the Shantyman: Harbo and Samuelson


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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 1 ('Twas on the first of August)
From: CapriUni
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 07:16 PM

Thanks, Q!


Though actually, I thought "Everybody's favorite party song" referred to another song that Abbey Sale hadn't posted... But it wouldn't be the first time I had misread something...


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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 1 ('Twas on the first of August)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 07:43 PM

No! She couldn't have meant the Ball of Kerriemuir (could she?).


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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 1 ('Twas on the first of August)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 11:39 PM

Mr. Sale - I've been enjoying your consistant thread - Thank You.

Sincrely,
Gargoyle

If one were to state "The Harpy seems to carry grudges towards you;" then one would only be a carrier of carrion.


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