Mudcat Café message #3667943 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155631   Message #3667943
Posted By: beeliner
10-Oct-14 - 07:21 PM
Thread Name: fifties popsongs that started as folk
Subject: RE: fifties popsongs that started as folk
The Thing* {"Get out of here with your [Boom Boom Boom] before I call a cop"} has the form of The Farm Servant ["And there was I with me [Boom Boom Boom] so a-courting we fell straightway"], and echoed the Lincolnshire Poacher tune; and I have always suspected was inspired by them.A better-known antecedent is probably "The Chandler's Wife".

As long as this thread has become, it has only scratched the surface. Such revamped songs number in the hundreds, at least.

An obscure British vocal group, The Mudlarks (whose surname was really Mudd) recorded a very nice version of Henry Clay Work's "My Grandfather's Clock" back in the 1950's - it's on YouTube.