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Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know

Joe Offer 21 Jan 99 - 05:43 PM
Tiger 21 Jan 99 - 06:20 PM
Sail 21 Jan 99 - 06:47 PM
dick greenhaus 21 Jan 99 - 06:50 PM
alison 21 Jan 99 - 07:11 PM
dick greenhaus 21 Jan 99 - 07:13 PM
Don Meixner 21 Jan 99 - 07:47 PM
Barbara Shaw 21 Jan 99 - 07:57 PM
Bill D 21 Jan 99 - 08:06 PM
alison 21 Jan 99 - 08:11 PM
Bob Biderman 21 Jan 99 - 08:18 PM
catspaw49 21 Jan 99 - 10:03 PM
Big Mick 21 Jan 99 - 10:06 PM
FRANK MCGRATH 21 Jan 99 - 10:21 PM
alison 21 Jan 99 - 10:31 PM
Don Meixner 21 Jan 99 - 11:36 PM
katlaughing 22 Jan 99 - 01:46 AM
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Rasta 22 Jan 99 - 02:21 AM
MudGuard 22 Jan 99 - 02:36 AM
Joe Offer 22 Jan 99 - 06:32 AM
Big Mick 22 Jan 99 - 08:37 AM
alison 23 Jan 99 - 01:17 AM
Barbara Shaw 23 Jan 99 - 10:43 AM
gargoyle 23 Jan 99 - 01:24 PM
alison 23 Jan 99 - 07:39 PM
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Subject: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 05:43 PM

A year or two ago, I saw a newspaper article about a U.S. organization or government agency that has suggested a list of songs that should be taught in schools, fifty songs that are an essential part of our culture. As I recall, it was a pretty good selection. I lost the article, and I'd be grateful to anyone who can find the list for us and post it. In the meantime, I think it would be a good idea for us to come up with our own list, so I hereby solicit suggestions for the list. Just one rule: the songs have to be ones that most people know already, songs that are an actual part of the mainstream of our culture - not songs we wish people would know. Lists for Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, and other countries are certainly welcomed and encouraged.
I'll probably come back with more later, but here are my first few:
Happy Birthday to You
Jingle Bells
This Land Is Your Land
We Shall Overcome
America the Beautiful
The Star-Spangled Banner (which I moderately dislike)
I've Been Workin' On the Railroad
O Susanna
Silent Night
Amazing Grace
Well, that's a start. What else?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Tiger
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 06:20 PM

A couple more.....Tiger

Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Beer Barrel Polka
Blue-tail Fly
My Darling Clementine
Edelweiss
Frankie and Johnny
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
Irene, Goodnight
Old Folks At Home
Rock of Ages
Waltzing Matilda
The Yankee Doodle Boy


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Sail
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 06:47 PM

Joe, I have a copy of that article, or one like it, right here in my RUS book. Here's the list of "42" songs the Music Educators Nat'l Conference says every American should know:

Amazing Grace
America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)
America the Beautiful
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Blue Skies
Danny Boy
De Colores
Dona Nobis Pacem
Do-Re-Mi
Down by the Riverside
Frere Jacques
Give My Regards to Broadway
Good Bless America
God Bless the U.S.A.
Green, Green Grass of Home
Havah Nagilah
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Home on the Range
I've Been Working on the Railroad
If I Had a Hammer
Let There be Peace on Earth
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)
Music Alone Shall Live
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Oh! Susanna
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin
Over My Head
Puff the Magic Dragon
Rock-A-My Soul
Sakura
Shalom Chaverim
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
Shenandoah
Simple Gifts
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
The Star-Spangled Banner
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
This Land is Your Land
This Little Light of Mine
Yesterday
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

We need to add: Swinging on a Star for one.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 06:50 PM

If everyone knew, and sang, fifty songs it wouldn't much matter which ones they were, Unless they're all planning to sing in (shudder) unison.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 07:11 PM

Hi,

Anyone else noticed how many of these double up with the "folk songs to ditch" thread.

I'll have a think about the Irish version...So far the only Irish one mentioned has been "I'll take you home again Kathleen"..... ugh.... (sorry... one of my pet hates).

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 07:13 PM

And I have no idea why this (epithet deleted) Macintosh insists on truncationg my messages. Please add a terminal "n" to the last one


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Don Meixner
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 07:47 PM

Alison,

The interesting thing is Kathleen was written by a man named Westendorf, my spellage may be wrong, not your typical Irish name. And if my memory is correct, he wrote it in Canada for his wife who was dying of TB. Here in America we have a great tradition of real Irish songs heving been written by German Jewish guys in New York city. Which is a long way from Irish Catholic guys living in Derry. :-)

Don.

I would add:

When I'm Gone, by Phil Ochs
Red River Valley
Katie Cruel
Anything from the Sacred Harp
You are My Sunshine, by Jimmie Davis
As long as the Grass Shall Grow, By Peter Le Farge
Power and Glory, by Phil Ochs
Follow The Drinkin Gourd
Three Fishers
The Queensland Overlanders
The LogDrivers Waltz
Spanish Is The Lovin' Tongue


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 07:57 PM

How about:

Hard Times
You Are My Sunshine
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
The Inky-Dinky Spider

(O.K., skip the last two).


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 08:06 PM

Dunderbeck(or Johnny Rebeck..or 3-4 other names)
The Worms Crawl in....
lots of kids camp songs...


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 08:11 PM

Here you go Don,

Everything you ever wanted to know, (or not as the case may be......) about Kathleen.

Take Kathleen home to where?

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Bob Biderman
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 08:18 PM

One of the songs on Don Meixner's list is The Log Driver's Waltz. That one goes on the Canadian list Don. It was written by Wade Hemsworth, who also wrote The Black Fly Song.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:03 PM

Hey Great!!! A meaty "thought" type thread. Love the stuff that gives you something to think about while doing the daily grind. Be back later.

THANK YOU JOE!!!catspaw


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Big Mick
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:06 PM

I am tempted to add to both the US and Ireland list. But even with the extensive background that my family, fellow musicians, and friends have blessed me with, I think it would be pretentious of me to speak for the Irish. Oddly enough, I could add more to the Irish list than the US. None the less, I will only add to the US list. This is by no means all I would add, just what comes to mind quickly. I will add more later.

US list:

Will the Circle Be Unbroken
This Land Is Your Land
Roll On, Columbia
My Daddy (Flies A Ship In The Sky)
We Shall Overcome
Blowin' In the Wind
Wabash Cannonball
Deportees


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: FRANK MCGRATH
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:21 PM

If there is any bit of Paddy in your blood you must learn:
    Raglan Road
    The Rocks of Bawn
    The Boys of Barr na Sraide
    She Moved Through the Fair
    The Croppy Boy
    Skibereen
To mention just six of around six hundred "Must Knows".

Fran


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:31 PM

Hi,

Well here is my attempt at an Irish list of songs to know, most of them will crop up when you get a group of Irish people together…. And yes I know people will disagree…. And take some out or add others in… please feel free… this is just a starting point.

I know some of these aren't strictly Irish… some fall into that only sung when very drunk and with lots of tears pouring down your cheeks category, and some of them aren't what I'd chose to sing… but you are likely to hear them…

A nation once again,
Black velvet band,
Carrickfergus,
Cockles and mussels, (In Dublin's fair city)
Danny boy,
Dirty old town,
Fields of Athenry
Foggy Dew, The
Forty shades of green,
Four green fields,
Galway Bay,
Gypsy rover,
Holy ground, The
I'll take you home again Kathleen,
I'll tell me ma,
If you're Irish come into the parlour,
Jug of punch,
Leaving of Liverpool
Maggie,
Minstrel boy,
Rising of the moon,
Roddy McCorley,
Star of the County Down,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra (that's an Irish lullaby)
Whiskey in the jar,
Wild colonial boy,
Wild Rover,
Willy McBride, (Green fields of France)

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Don Meixner
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 11:36 PM

Alison,

Thanks for the hook up.

Don

Bob,

I was unaware my list was only suppose to be an American one. I think great songs know no boundries. You'll notice my list also has an Australian song. Alison's list has some Scottish tunes as well. If I thought for one minute that German was a melodic language(*wink*), I'd have some in there from my own, very limited, Austrian ancestory. But, alas, even the tenderest love ballad sound like an invite to an axe catching contest. (Further winks and nudges:-)) I also don't know any.

Regards

Don


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 01:46 AM

As a "Kathleen" and proud of it, I would just like to say the song always meant going home to Ireland for me, esp. when my dad sang it to me. And, dissillusioned as I might be, it will ever be thus.

Thanks Alison for mentioning the Too-a-roo-a-roo-ra (That's An Irish Lullaby). As I leave tomorrow to travel for my mother's final resting, it is good to be reminded of what she sang me to sleep with almost everynight.

My sisters and I always cleaned house while listening to show tunes. Anybody think of any, such as:

Maria
Oklahoma
Tomorrow (from Annie) LOTS OF SACCHARIN!
Who will buy? from Oliver, as well as several others which I can't remember the names of

Did anyone mention Waltzing Matilda, yet?
When the caissons go rolling along (Title?)
American Pie
Streets of Laredo
Yellow Submarine
Imagine
Country Roads
This Old Man (nick, knack, paddy-whack song)
Little Bunny Foo-Foo
Eensy Weensy Spider
Summertime
House of the Rising Sun
Simple Gifts
Hey, good looking
I'm so lonesome I could cry (Hank Wms.; title?)
Don't sit under the apple tree
Missouri Waltz w/words
Tennessee Waltz w/words
Edge of Destruction
Some Personal Favorites:
Strawberry Roan
Zebra Dun
Little Joe the Wrangler
When the works all done this fall

And then,

When Johnny Goes Marching off to war
Goodbye Old Paint

I know there's more; my mind is just kinda numb and blank. This is a great thread! Thanks for the respite.
I'll be back next week.
kat:-(not much laughing
Line breaks <br> added. May your mother rest in peace, Kat. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 01:48 AM

Sorry, I had them all listed down a vertical row. I don't know how they wound up so jumbled.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Rasta
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 02:21 AM

here s my list perhaps not for everyone --summeer wages--Kansas rain--dont think twice--If I had a ship--london homesick blues--early mornin rain--Mother Country--daydream believer--Rhoddy Mc corley--Armstrong yep nothing like playing all the hits--etc --rastaaaaa--


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: MudGuard
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 02:36 AM

The Song for Ireland should be added to the Irish list.
To claim the "Silent Night" as part of the american culture is very daring - every Austrian will be out to kill you, Joe!!!
AndreasW


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 06:32 AM

Like it or not, Andreas, "Silent Night" is known by most Americans, and it certainly is part of our culture. Many of our ancestors were Europeans, you know. One major problem the U.S. has is that it has forgotten its cultural roots that are not European.
I've known "Stille Nacht" in German since I was a kid, and I sing it solo in church every Christmas.
Here in California, "Cielito Lindo" should also be on the list, and perhaps "Adelita" and "La Cucaracha" - not to mention "De Colores," which was mentioned above.
"Alouette" would be another, especially in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. Perhaps the English version of "Funiculi, Funicula" could be another, but that might be stretching things a bit.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Big Mick
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 08:37 AM

Kat,

Your mother must have been a special woman, to have raised you. You are one of the people whose postings I always look forward to. God be good to her.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 01:17 AM

Dear Kat,

sorry to hear about your mum, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 10:43 AM

Dear Kat,

So sorry about your mother. Your post reminded me of three songs I used to sing to my kids when they were babies:

I Gave My Love a Cherry
Today While the Blossoms Still Cling to the Vine
Garden Song ("Inch by inch, row by row . . .")

How can we keep it to 50 songs?


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: gargoyle
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 01:24 PM

50 Campfire Songs That Everyone Knows

1. All Together Again
2. L'alouetee
3. Damper Song
4. Head and Shoulders
5. Grand Old Duke of York
6. If your're Happy and you Know It
7. I Point to Mineself
8. Junior Birdmen
9. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
10. John Brown's Baby
11. Father Abraham
12. One Finger, One Thumb
13, Pink Pajamas
14. Mountain Dew
15. Wadiliatcha
16. Three Fishermen
17. Eskimo Song
18. Rock A My Soul
19. Donkey Round
20 Frere Jacques
21. Hi Ho Nobody Home
22. I've Got That Old ____Spirit
23. Happy Wanderer
24. I Want To Go Home
25. What do you do with a sleepy camper
26. Ants Go Marching
27. Ten Dark Nights
28. Boom Boom Ain't it great to be crazy
29. Hog Calling Time
30 Skunk song
31. I Had A Little Chicky
32. Throw It out the Window
32. Sixpence
33. Henry the VIII
34.These Bone Gonna Rise Again
35. Do Your Ears Hang Low
36. My Bonnie
37. National Embalming School
38. Zum Gali Gali Gali
39. Green Grass Grows All Around
40. Home on the Range
41. Puff the Magic Dragon
42. She'll Be Comming Round the Mountain
43. Oh, You Can't get to Heaven
44. Vive L'Amour
45. Taps
46. Kum Ba Yah
47. We Shall Overcome
48. Where Have All the Flowers Gone
49. ???
50.????


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 07:39 PM

hi,

I submit

49.On top of spaghetti
50 He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: gargoyle
Date: 24 Jan 99 - 12:09 AM

I concure.....On Top of Spaghetti is a fine candidate for 49.....however, I have never heard of 40K....in my day we were lucky to reach "six miles high and falling fast."

A DT search brings up Mrs. Robinson for under "40,000." Could you post the words???(Sound like Mr. Joe now)


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jan 99 - 12:39 AM

This seemed like fun, but every time I come back to this thread, I find my list is there somewhere. This time I brought a very short list and most of it was taken. But for once I'm left with 2 that haven't been mentioned. So howzabout "Ash Grove" and "Dixie". catspaw


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Laurel the x-girl scout
Date: 28 Jan 99 - 06:49 PM

Three of my favorite camp songs are..

1. Linger 2. Bamboo 3. Small Blue Bottle--- at least that is what the song is about.

Laurel


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 28 Jan 99 - 07:54 PM

Hi Gargoyle,

There is a version in the database, not quite the same and I'm sure we've had this in another thread ages ago.

THE AIR SCOUTS SONG

The one I learnt is

He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute (X3)
and he ain't gonna jump no more.

Glory, glory what a terrible(or hell of a) way to die x3
and he ain't gonna jump no more.

they scraped him off the runway like a lump of strawberry jam...

they put him in an envelope and sent him home to mum....

she put him on the mantlepiece for everyone to see....

and when you go to mummy's house there's strawberry jam for tea....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Laurel
Date: 28 Jan 99 - 09:02 PM

Don't forget "The Life Of a Voyager"!!

Laurel


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: george Henderson NSC
Date: 29 Jan 99 - 10:14 AM

I used to sing all my kids to sleep with "The Flying Cloud" obtained from the singing of Lou Killen. I don't know whether they dropped off to sleep from boredom or what but it has always been a favourite of mine.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Allan C.
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 07:16 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 08:33 AM

Well I make that about 437 songs already.

Have you noticed how many of these are songs that no one actually writes down and learns, but sort of inherits as a folk memory or acquire by some form of osmosis? I've never sat down to learn 'You are my sunshine', but still, I know it..... We even wrote our own version.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are pink.
You'll never know dear, how much I love you,
Even though there are some days you stink.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GeorgeH
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 08:52 AM

Yes, Liz, but how many of those 437 songs would you WISH to know . . . There isn't a single song in Joe's list I wouldn't rather disappeared entirely, even though a number of them are very powerful songs which CAN be performed to great effect.

There's no point in promoting something to the status of "cultural essentials" if they're going to be hackneyed (?sp) and cliched in the process. (It doesn't, generally, happen to "Ode to Joy"; why has it happened to "Amazing Grace" in 99% of its performances?)

Just my daily ration of sour grapes, folks!!

Or can we nominate the defining performance of our cultural essentials? (In which case I nominate Peter Bellamy for Amazing Grace, and upset the USians even further.)

G.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 10:34 AM

Oh Alisom, your list was right on target. I love all those songs (except the fake-Irish ones.) Everyone should know all the songs of the Clancy Brothers Greatest Hits. Then theres my 14 volumes (and counting) on the Best of The Thistle & Shamrock I'm assembling. It has over 300 songs & tunes, personally selected by me, that every Celtic lover should know. No one has mentioned the greatest immigration ballad ever "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore." My mother absolutely loves this song! I assembled from various sources, an 11-minute version, sure to please anyone who can't get enough of this song. Hmm...I don't think I saw "Wild Mountain Thyme," "When You And I Were Young, Maggie," and "The Road to Dundee."

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: paddymac
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 10:51 AM

"Cassions" was noted above for the american list. I think two other "service songs" should certainly be listed: "Marines' Hymn" and "Anchors Aweigh".


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Grab
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:27 AM

Alison,

Off-topic, I know, but in my scout troop the first 2 lines went either

Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die x2

or

Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die When you're hanging by your braces and you don't know how to fly

You usually got both, as some ppl preferred 1 and others preferred the other. Works OK with both anyway.

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Night Owl
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:41 AM

Thanks for this thread, Joe. Adding "Quiet Faith of Man" Bill Staines


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:44 AM

Joebro, Joebro, is this a penance?
It's a great idea except it'll drive me mad & keep me awake at night! I'll not submit a list as most of mine have been mentioned already. At least 50 is a good number, 10 would be impossible to decide! I don't know all the patriotic American anthems and I beg to be excused learning them!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: MTed
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:47 AM

I couldn't help notice how contrived and patronizing the Music educators list was--and how much it varied from Gargoyle's list, which seems a much more accurate collection of the songs that Americans really do know--

I do have somewhat the same feeling as George, sometimes, that a lot of that stuff that everyone happens to know isn't pleasing to either sing or hear--(I must confess that I also regard the lists of songs that some person or group thinks I should know as being like the bumper stickers that say "Kill your television"--If you want to tell me what to do, I will tell you where to go)--

What would be interesting would be to see a list of the 50 songs that people wished they knew--

P.S. Kat--so sorry to hear about your mother--


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Easy Rider
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:47 AM

What about "Glory glory hallelujah", from the Civil War? We all learned that, when we were children, and made up nasty verses to it too.

You know...

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord..."

or

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school..."


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Blackcat2
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 01:21 PM

I'd love to see what Skarpi would consider to be the 50 Icelandic songs everyone should know!

pax yall


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: JenEllen
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 03:31 PM

UMMMMMMM...How's about:
Mairzy Doats
Swinging on a Star
Toot,toot, Tootsie
When You're Smiling
Baby Face
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
Cool Water


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: kendall
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 03:45 PM

I'm not Irish, but, last Saturday night, I had some scotch in me..does that count? In my not so humble opinion, the Irish list must include Kevin Barry.
Kat..my warmest best wishes go with you.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 03:49 PM

How about The City of New Orleans? Or Alice's Restaurant? The above lists are great but I'd have to add those two...

Frank


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 05:10 PM

George (Henderson): Jeez, George - they were patient children to lie peacefully through the Flying Cloud, alright! Mine used to get "The Greenland Whale Fishery". They slept in bunks at the time and there was a lot of climbing the rigging, swinging from spars, miming telescopes etc. etc. They basically fell asleep through exhaustion!

Regards

p.s. Sorry about the thread creep, folks.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 06:26 PM

My eyes are getting dizzy skimming through all these lists.

But so far noone seems to have put in Music Hall songs and The Beatles, or George Formby.

My Old Man said Follow the Van Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. Lily of Laguna. Yellow Submarine. Just a Song at Twilight. I'll Get By with a Little Help from my Friends. I'm Leaning on a Lamp post.

And of course, the secret weapon opf all crowds and queues in England, "Why are we waiting?" (to the tune of "Come let us adore him", in case it hasn't made it across the Atlantic).


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,MTed
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 07:55 PM

How about lets just say everyone should know at least fifty songs, and leave it up to them which ones?


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,ddw
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 12:08 AM

I haven't seen any mention of:

Wreck of the Old 97
Engine 143 (The FFV)
Home on the Range
Swannee
John Henry
Summertime
Casey Jones
Stackolee
St. James Infirmary
Betty and Dupree
or any of a lot of others that I would put before recent pop stuff by the Beatles.

And that's leaving out a lot of the great "bad man" songs about Jesse Jame, Pretty Boy Floyd, and a host of others.

cheers

david


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