The Dragon in Exile


Eagles Over the Kennebec

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And she'd throw him bouquets on the stage

A slow day of catchup of things that were let slide because of catmergencies.  The laundry's done.  Go, me.  I spent a little bit of time with Carousel Seas and managed to get some words down.  Socks has been intermittently about.  He's still exhausted, poor guy.  Scrabble spent much of the day on the rocker, while Mozart helped me and Ox hold down the couch.

I am inordinately pleased to discover at this late date that Bruce Springsteen covered "The Man on the Flying Trapeze," one of my grandmother's favorite songs, and one which she sang with, err, GUSTO when we went to Sing-A-Longs in the Park.  (Are there still Sing-a-Longs in the Park?)  I was my grandmother's chosen companion on these trips -- possibly because I couldn't sing a note, or because she believed that children should be exposed to the classics.  As a result, I know the words to a Very Odd mix of songs.

In the excitement of the Socks' Homecoming Gala, I forgot to mention yesterday that...I bought more knives.  Cheesy Dollar Store knives, but they'll spread the mustard.

Progress on Carousel Seas:

16,353/100,000 OR 16.35% complete

He shook his head. "Wasn't a drop of harm in that girl, an' her father could never say the same."

I am so pleased you had an uneventful day. Please give Socks some scritches for me. :)

"A very odd mix of songs"


2013-03-27 12:44 pm (UTC)

My Dear Authoress -

The statement above cries out for a listing of same.

Pretty please?


Re: "A very odd mix of songs"


2013-03-28 12:32 am (UTC)

We could always suggest some. How about that perennial favorite, "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly?"

Re: "A very odd mix of songs"


2013-04-09 12:59 am (UTC)

Perhaps this will ring a bell:

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn't there.

Re: "A very odd mix of songs"


2013-04-09 01:35 am (UTC)

He wasn't there again today.
O! How I wish he'd go away. father had the *phonograph record* of that one. Big Glenn Miller fan, my dad.

Re: "A very odd mix of songs"


2013-04-09 04:34 am (UTC)

Oh, yes, I know that one too... and "Yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today..." There must have been a run on fun logic songs that era or something.

Re: "A very odd mix of songs"


2013-04-13 11:47 pm (UTC)

I always loved sing-alongs. Here's one that I loved even more after I learned what the words really were, although this is my best recollection of the way it was spelled on the album:
Mairsie dotes, and dozy dotes, and little lambsie divey.

Re: "A very odd mix of songs"


2013-04-14 05:06 am (UTC)

Sure, sure. And if the words seems strange, and ... Hum, hazy to your ears? A little bit jumbled and jivey, sing MARES EAT OATS AND DOES EAT OATS AND LITTLE LAMBS EAT IVY... My father always had us yell the straight words, for some reason. A kiddle tea tiveitoo, wouldn't you!

What about that one "they swam, and they swam, all over the dam?" Three little fishes and the momma fishy too... I may have to think about the words to that one.

I second *both* commenters above!

Okay, here's another good one. Join in...

Did you ever think when the hearse goes by
That someday soon you will surely die...

The groaning noises are the best part, but those are hard to spell.


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