Too mainstream (I had that on a 45).
I get more of a nostalgia rush from the odd pieces from childhood:
- The Supercar Song
- Felix the Cat
- Secret Agent Man
- Johnny Quest
- Fractured Fairy Tales
- The Banana Splits (later in life, I used to play this on my trumpet)
- Jailer, Bring Me Water
- HiYo, Silver
- Watusi Wedding
- Tonto the Brave
- Chubby Checkers (Twist, Twist Again, Pony Time, Do The Fly, etc.)
- Hang On Sloopy
SWMBO had the radio on this morning (no idea what she was listening to)
and they played Snoopy's Christmas (not nearly as good as Snoopy & The
Red Baron but nostalgic, just the same).
I've not seen Rudolph or Frosty this holiday season (TV hasn't been
on) so I'm a bit bummed about that...
"Rudolph the shiny-gunned gangster
Had a pair of shiny guns!
And if you ever saw him,
You would grab your hat and run.
All of the other gangsters..."
For some reason, I like the sound of songs with a different beginning to
the words, like:
Ringle Rells, Ringle Rells
Ringle all the Ray
Nonsense, but that doesn't mean it doesn't sound good.
Really, I did once think one song had the words "A One Hor Soapin'
Sleigh". It made sense, a sleigh needs a slippery surface and it could
be dispensing soap to make it slippery. I never knew what a "Hor" was.
Maybe something to do with clocks (as in 'horology')?
Currently: happy holidays (Friday December 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM for 1
Whenever I hear Ride of the Valkyries (?), I can't help but hear
the words "Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit" :>
It was late in life that I realized you could purchase "songbooks"
in which the artists' original lyrics were published (nowadays, you
can probably google same). So, the lyrics *I* learned were what
they *seemed* to be -- from "empirical observation". :>
Of course, even a songbook won't handle the improvisation many artists
use in their performances (I listen to a lot of live recordings).
And, others almost seem to deliberately obfuscate their lyrics
(*read* the lyrics to "Louie, Louie" and you can sort-of
convince yourself that that's what they are singing; "sort of"!)
All I hear is "This is Romeo Foxtrot. Shall we dance?"
In The Halls of Valhalla I finally take my place
With my sword and my shield I enter Odin's realm
I'm an immortal spirit now with a heart made of steel
With the gods on high forever
I will live and laugh at the fears of man
At the end of course. Yogi didn't start that one.
Do ya think the blond is really playing that fiddle while
hopping around in her heals?
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