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should women sing when they do the ironing

The Sandman 29 Apr 19 - 04:49 PM
punkfolkrocker 29 Apr 19 - 04:58 PM
Andy7 29 Apr 19 - 05:11 PM
leeneia 29 Apr 19 - 05:40 PM
GUEST 29 Apr 19 - 05:54 PM
Jeri 29 Apr 19 - 05:55 PM
punkfolkrocker 29 Apr 19 - 05:58 PM
Little Hawk 29 Apr 19 - 06:07 PM
Andy7 29 Apr 19 - 06:07 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 29 Apr 19 - 06:08 PM
Andy7 29 Apr 19 - 06:17 PM
Steve Shaw 29 Apr 19 - 07:31 PM
punkfolkrocker 29 Apr 19 - 08:36 PM
GUEST,FloraG 30 Apr 19 - 02:37 AM
The Sandman 30 Apr 19 - 02:45 AM
BobL 30 Apr 19 - 03:03 AM
Mr Red 30 Apr 19 - 03:18 AM
Mr Red 30 Apr 19 - 03:19 AM
GUEST 30 Apr 19 - 03:21 AM
Roger the Skiffler 30 Apr 19 - 03:58 AM
The Sandman 30 Apr 19 - 04:00 AM
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Subject: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: The Sandman
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 04:49 PM

'Twas on a Monday morning
That I beheld my darling,
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree.
She looked so neat and nimble-o,
A-washing of her linen-o.

Chorus (repeated after each verse):
Dashing away with the smoothing iron,
Dashing away with the smoothing iron,
Dashing away with the smoothing iron,
She stole my heart away.

'Twas on a Tuesday morning
That I beheld my darling,
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree.
She looked so neat and nimble-o,
A-hanging out her linen-o.

'Twas on a Wednesday morning
That I beheld my darling,
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree.
She looked so neat and nimble-o,
A-starching of her linen-o.

'Twas on a Thursday morning
That I beheld my darling,
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree.
She looked so neat and nimble-o,
A-ironing of her linen-o.

'Twas on a Friday morning
That I beheld my darling
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree.
She looked so neat and nimble-o,
A-folding of her linen-o.

'Twas on a Saturday morning
That I beheld my darling,
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree.
She looked so neat and nimble-o,
A-airing of her linen-o.

'Twas on a Sunday morning
That I beheld me darling,
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree.
She looked so neat and nimble-o,
A-wearing of her linen-o.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 04:58 PM

As long as they observe basic health and safety procedures at all times when operating a steam iron...
Distractions cost lives, or at least vests and pants...


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: Andy7
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 05:11 PM

I love the irony of 'ironi' !


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: leeneia
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 05:40 PM

It's possible, but I prefer to sing when washing dishes.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 05:54 PM

Isn't it likely that the iron would be a 'Singer'? Or have they stopped making them?


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: Jeri
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 05:55 PM

Does anybody iron anymore?
Does anybody really care?
If so, I can't imagine why
Cause wrinkles never made me cry.
(not giving up my day job...well, I wouldn't, if I had one.)

I'd sing sea shanties.
Maybe in a breathy girly voice. Fire Marengo, a la "Happy Birthday", as done by Marilyn for JFK)


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 05:58 PM

Iron Maiden songs might liven the chore up a bit..


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 06:07 PM

I think...yes.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: Andy7
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 06:07 PM

Are you allowed to mention IM on a folk music website? ;-)


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 06:08 PM

Singing while ironing is okay. Singeing while ironing is to be avoided.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: Andy7
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 06:17 PM

Also, if you like to cover one ear while singing ... don't ever sing while you're ironing.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 07:31 PM

How do you make an *****man burn his ear?

Ring him up while he's ironing...

Sorry about that.

I've told Mrs Steve that the day she pops her clogs is the day I take the iron and ironing board to the skip. Never ironed, can't iron, never will iron.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironi
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 08:36 PM

The only ironing gets done in our house
is the wife pressing her work clothes weekday mornings.. nothing else.. ever..

It's my job to maintain the iron,
ensuring this newest one doesn't end up with coiled knots in the cable
splitting and exposing inner wires.
Particularly in areas where the cable has been burnt through and melted..

This iron is heading for the record, so far 3 years survived...

Though she did kill the toaster last week...


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 02:37 AM

The iron is quite good when fixing wood laminate on. Can't think of any other use for it.
FloraG.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 02:45 AM

it is useful when doing batik.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: BobL
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 03:03 AM

Before I got myself an A3 laminator, I used to do the job with an iron.

Incidentally why women? Some of us (single) blokes can drive an iron. No singing aloud?


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 03:18 AM

I know a couple who are in the Iron & Steel business.


She irons, he steals.

The old joke did not refer to any songs though. So can't elucidate...........


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 03:19 AM

Never heard of the Iron Lady singing. Or thatching rooves!


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 03:21 AM

Basic life skills that everyone should be able to do and that everyone should be taught.

How to:

Wash
Clean
Make a bed
Prepare food and Cook it
Iron
Read
Write
Count


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 03:58 AM

I always listen to Jazzfm when I do my ironing. Herself usually listens to audio books when doing housework including ironing. Neither happens very regularly in our busy lives!
RtS


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 04:00 AM

and i might add play chess, chess helpe you to solve problems think ashead anticipate what opthers might do, a bit more important than make a bed after all one can sleep in a sleeping bag


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 04:39 AM

Q. What's the difference between Iron Man and Iron Woman?



A. Iron Man is a superhero but Iron Woman is an instruction.


I'll get me coat...


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Jos
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 07:22 AM

In the original post the singing is being done by the person watching the woman doing her ironing (she doesn't seem to be doing anyone else's ironing, and the singer seems to have nothing better to do).

Years ago - many, many years ago - I used to listen to Ivor Cutler on 'Monday Night at Home', on the Home Service, while ironing. Nowadays I hardly ever do ironing and 'Monday Night at Home' is a distant memory. However, if I ever do any dressmaking again the iron will be used at every stage.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 11:22 AM

Well I did say "Basic Life Skills" Sandman. I dare say that there are many other useful things but the above list means that if you have mastered those skills you are not reliant on other people to do things for you, you are not an imposition. Just thought of another - the ability to sew.

As to Chess, why not draughts? All children play games and practically all teach you how to solve problems, think ahead and anticipate what others might do.

Don't know of anyone who by choice would sleep in a sleeping bag - awfully unhygienic.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 11:38 AM

"Don't know of anyone who by choice would sleep in a sleeping bag - awfully unhygienic."

I did when I was a student.. 2 zipped together forming a double bag..
very convenient and comfy for overnight lady guests..

As for hygene.. why would a student ever consider that...!!!???

I washed my T shirts in the same little hand basin in my room
I peed in during the nights...


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 11:50 AM

Take it then pfr that you never had to go to the fishmongers for anything as you always came home with the crabs.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Acorn4
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 11:54 AM

They could watch "Celebrity Ironing" while they are doing it!


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 11:55 AM

This thread was started to counter the discussion in the Chantey thread of women singing songs that historically are the purview of men, but history is good at (eventually) illuminating the stories of many women who did "men's work," they either hid in men's clothes or simply took on the job where they were barely remarked on and it never became a statistic to draw from until much digging into the record. (Go over to Facebook or Twitter and search #AMightyGirl)

The thread that spawned this one should have ended with the second post:

Subject: Should women sing chanties
From: GUEST,FloraG - PM
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 02:43 AM

I think this is my last prejudice. I know they can sing them - but should they?
Anyone else got any strong opinions?
FloraG.


Subject: RE: Should women sing chanties
From: Big Al Whittle - PM
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 03:27 AM

yes anyone should sing whatever they feel like. that's how we arrive a folk music. it a very democratic process.


The admission of a prejudice should also be a clue. Something the OP recognizes and considers something to remedy.

Should women architects/airline pilots/surgeons/nurses/teachers/truck drivers/heavy equipment operators/chefs/clerks/and all other careers sing?


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 12:04 PM

I think it's a bit of a cheek folkies lecturing anyone else on personal hygene...

Just consider the type of music yer average old 1960s stinky hippy student is likely to to be fond of...???

At least punk vinyl fashions were easy to wipe the gob off with a damp cloth...


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 06:39 PM

should women iron
when they do the singing?


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 07:37 PM

Should men sing while ironing?
Does anyone still iron?


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 08:05 PM

How about a singing iron.. the techology is simple enough...


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 08:45 PM

what, like a singing teakettle?


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Apr 19 - 11:25 PM

There were probably some television advertisements in the '50s and '60s featuring women singing while ironing. Probably dancing, too, though dancing with an electric iron would take some pretty careful choreography. Having Susie Homemaker get tangled up in an electrical cord and fall flat on her face is not a good way to advertise laundry products.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 May 19 - 05:41 PM

Sleeping Bags unhygenic?

So washing mine ready for the Upton upon Severn Folk Festival this weekend was either a waste of time or just plain lacking in etiquette!

When will I ever get the hang of life?


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: leeneia
Date: 01 May 19 - 08:32 PM

Why is this question even being asked? Anybody can sing while doing any household chore.

Today I had to take a long drive to pick up new eyeglasses, and I sang for much of the way.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 01 May 19 - 09:40 PM

By shuddering coincidence, so did I today, leeneia. It's half an hour to Specsavers from my house. However, I let the car radio do the singing. But when I got home and was cleaning the toilets I sang Life On Mars, as we refer to the toilet brush as "the Bowie" in our house, since, from a certain angle, it resembles one of Bowie's early hairstyles. We regard the avoidance of leaving fragments of "dead otter" on the Bowie as paramount... We know how to do euphemisms in our house...


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 May 19 - 09:59 PM

My mother insists that her sons (and daughter) know how to iron, sew on a button and do other very basic sewing, and cook a simple meal. She did not care if we sang while doing those things as long as no other damage was done.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Iains
Date: 02 May 19 - 03:50 AM

Dashing away with the smoothing iron


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: leeneia
Date: 02 May 19 - 11:51 AM

Maybe the OP was a joke related to the thread "Should women sing chanties?"


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 May 19 - 12:37 PM

Yes.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Donuel
Date: 02 May 19 - 07:48 PM

The precision iron corps are a highly trained elite group within the quilting society.


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Subject: RE: should women sing when they do the ironing
From: Donuel
Date: 03 May 19 - 11:07 AM

could Wikkin bring hens grey flu by irony
should women sing when they do the ironing
these are the burning questions that wake the dad.


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