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I actually HAD this very same record, BlueBird label it looked just the same, around 1950...there I was, five years old and got pretty good at singing this beautiful old English madrigal THE OLD SOW SONG, along with artist Cyril Smith!

Oh, and I think my SECOND favourite is the one Other Tink posted, Mean Mary and her brother doing their arrangement of Beethoven ODE TO JOY...



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Lol - two smiling performances are welcome.

But there are too many nice videos on YouTube! And the more choices you have, the harder it is to choose.



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My question was mainly an excuse for posting The Old Sow Song, Marianne...a song EVERYONE should know about, don't you agree? ;)  <3  :silly:

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Lol, of course, it is an excellent idea, Virginia, filled with smiles.

By the way, I looked for the lyrics, but there are some slight differences in the text. Here's an example: 

(with "funicle man", but I thought that I heard "funny old man")

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Old_Sow(2).htm

The onomatopoeiae are hilarious!



By the way, there was also an ironic, very popular British song about drinking, i.e. Lily the Pink, which, I think, will also be appreciated by some connoisseurs:


Furthermore, for English learners on our side, it was always "Old McDonald Had a Farm" - lol.

:):angel::D




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Sorry, not really as I don't get a lot of free time anymore to really explore You Tube. Maybe when I'm in my new house I will.

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Rooster, if you have not listened to the Old Sow Song, be sure you give it a go, it is hilarious!

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LOLI don't think Beethoven ever dreamed of the Old Sow Song.  :D :D :D

I never heard it before.  :silly:

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(Sigh)...well seriously O'Tink, I don't think you are even old enough to know the Old Sow Song...:P  ;)  <3

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Well, Virginia, we sure didn't sing it in school, unlike a some much older songs, such as Good Morning, Pretty Maid, which we discussed a while ago.  :)

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Yes, my generation got the good children's songs (;))..."Shoot the Likker To Me John Boy," shoot the likker here and don't be coy...oh and then there was always this one...

If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck, I'd dive to the bottom and never come (hic) ..."I meant to say UP..." or this one,

"Whiskey rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry, if I don't get rye whiskey I surely will die..."

:P  :silly:  :sick:


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:O :O :O  The only song like that I remember from my childhood was "Cocaine Bill and Morphine Sue, strolling down the avenue, two by two..."

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Oh well THAT in itself is quite telling for the generations...my songs are 'demon alcohol,' yours the opioid intoxicants, which if I recall were initially touted as non-addictive!

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