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Thread #2908   Message #3268794
Posted By: GUEST,Ted Freeman
05-Dec-11 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Castles in Tovishka? (Toviska)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Castles in Tovishka? (Toviska)
I was humming this song this morning on my way to work. I first heard it in music class in elementary school in Olmsted Falls (Cleveland) Ohio. I was in 3rd or 4th grade at the time, which would be 1959 - 1961. I remember that our teacher played a recording of the song to introduce us to it. We used to sing the song as a round-robin chorus, where three groups in the room would each start the song at a different time.

After 50 years I remember the words to be something like - -
"Tovishka, Tovishka,
Castles in Tovishka,
if you leave now,
I'll be sure to forget you."