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Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin

30 Sep 97 - 07:30 PM (#13635)
Subject: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Shula

Dear All,

Familiar with "James James Robinson Robinson" and the lewd parody of "They're Changing Guard At Buckingham Palace." Wondered if there were any other poems from "When We Were Very Young" or "Now We Are Six" that had been set to music? Thanks for looking.

Shula


01 Oct 97 - 12:52 AM (#13671)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Shula

Just re-queue-ing.

Shula


01 Oct 97 - 01:56 AM (#13672)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Joe Offer

Well, Shula, now you've gone and set a song running in my head, and I can't clear it until I find the song. I distinctly remember a very nice recording that went,
"They're changing guards at Buckingham Palace
Christopher Robin went down with Alice
[two lines I don't remember, then a rest for a full measure, and then]
Like Alice.
But I can't find it, and now it's going to bug me until I do. Most of the Pooh Web sites have to do with the Disney version of the story, with songs by the Sherman brothers. Not bad songs, but kind of commercial.
There's also the Kenny Loggins song, "Return to Pooh Corner," but I'm sure that's not what you're after.
By the way, I bought my Latin teacher mother a copy of "Winnie Ille Pooh," but she read it in her horrid "classical" pronunciation. I almost took the book back.
-Joe Offer-


01 Oct 97 - 03:36 AM (#13679)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Shula

Dear Joe,

All assumptions applicable. Want actual Milne verses in singable form. Unfortunately, the only one you mentioned has been forever tarnished for me by the parody (yes, it IS in the DT) with a lascivious, if economical, alteration of the preposition in line two and the subsequent development of that theme. T'isn't the "lingual consonance" to which I object, mind -- it being FOLK music after all (Yo, Bruce, -- EUPHEMISTIC enow' fer ya, laddie?) but the chosen target: Christopher (fer GAWD's sake!) Robin. Mon Dieu! Is nothing sacred?! Guess not.

Quite fond of Pooh, in any language but Disney-ish. MY Pooh is, most assuredly, NOT orange, and he sounds a good deal more like himself with Alfred Hitchcock's voice than with the one belonging to that red-haired, poultry-voiced Yankee actor. Don't know as my heart could stand to surf through a stack of Disney-pooh websites, but if you found any URL's relating to the genuine article, rather imagine I'd not be alone at this forum in wanting to find them. Thanks for the effort, though. Maybe some of our resident songsmiths can help, or perhaps some of the poems might work with tunes extant. Hmmmm...

Tiddley-pom,

Shula


01 Oct 97 - 03:49 AM (#13682)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Joe Offer

OK, Shula, but bawdy parody or no bawdy parody, you left me hanging here with an unanswered song question: what is the "Buchingham Palace" recording that I'm familiar with - the one on which the parody is based? The one I'm thinking of was a delightful song. I don't know if the words were exactly what Milne wrote, or if they were an adaptation. Where can I find that song???
Thank you, Shula.
-Joe Offer-


01 Oct 97 - 03:57 AM (#13684)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Shula

Dear Joe,

Will have to search after Rosh Hashannah (which begins tomorrow night and will keep me from web-surfing until Saturday night) for the song you seek. Think I have heard it, too, and further recall it was pretty close to the poem. Sorry, didn't mean to tease.

Shula


01 Oct 97 - 07:25 AM (#13692)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: alison

Hi

I know of two others, the first being "Christopher Robin is saying his prayers". It was definately released on record and used to be played on the radio when I was a kid, (we're talking about 25 years ago. It started,

"Little boy kneels at the foot of the bed,

Droops on his little hands, little ?brown head,

Hush, hush, whisper, who dares?

Christopher Robin is saying his prayers."

It goes on with him doing the whole God bless Mummy, God bless Daddy routine, then his mind starts to ramble. Nice song.

The other is "Half way up the stairs," which you should be able to find on any good Muppet LP, (or is that a contradiction in terms?!)

I remeber it being sung by Robin, (Kermit's nephew), as he sat, surprisingly enough, halfway up the stairs.

Slainte

Alison


01 Oct 97 - 08:34 AM (#13694)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Bill in Alabama

I did a search on the word Milne and found some pretty fair non-disney spots with nice links. I didn't search everything, but you might find what you're looking for at one of these.


01 Oct 97 - 09:34 AM (#13697)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Shula

Dear Alison,

Yes, indeedy! Title, "Vespers." Would love to have the tune. BTW, if you follow the Milne Links, as Bill in Alabama suggests, you may run into these tidbits:

"Vespers" antedates "When We Were Very Young" and was its seminal poem. Milne gave the rights to it, and hence a portion of later book royalties, to his wife as a present, never imagining the eventual value of his gift. The recorded song version was used by C. R. Milne's classmates at boarding school to torment him. Sad, no?

Dear Joe,

Spent awhile searching and came up with a tantalizing ref.:Fraser-Simson, Harold, Pooh song book, a compendium of Songs From "Now We Are Six", Teddy Bear And Other Songs, The King's Breakfast, 14 Songs From "When We Were Very Young", More "Very Young" Songs , &c (Godine, 1985, originals from Methuen 1920s).

Must rest now; perhaps another Milne fan can take up the quest.

À Le Bon Dieu,

Shula


01 Oct 97 - 10:00 AM (#13700)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: dani

Joe, if no one has posted before then, I'll check with my mother, because I distinctly remember from my childhood the tune you're referring to. And it had a very march-y sound to it. Each verse ended with something about Alice... 'says ALICE'.


01 Oct 97 - 10:00 AM (#13701)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: dani

Joe, if no one has posted before then, I'll check with my mother, because I distinctly remember from my childhood the tune you're referring to. And it had a very march-y sound to it. Each verse ended with something about Alice... 'says ALICE'.


01 Oct 97 - 10:06 AM (#13707)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: dani

and it repeated itself alot...


01 Oct 97 - 10:25 AM (#13713)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Bill D

although it isn't a Milne song, there is a delightful song written and recorded by a local (Wash DC) musican named Jonathan Eberhart...it is called "The Winnie-the-Pooh Rag", and it is just a celebration of the story and the characters...it is on an album called "Life's Trolley Ride", a great album from Folk Legacy...I'm sure you can still get tapes from them....


01 Oct 97 - 12:13 PM (#13722)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From:

"Christopher Robin is saying his prayers" was recorded by Melanie on "My First Album". I have always loved her version of this.

The "Buckingham Palace" lyric is in Rise Up Singing, I believe, and if there is a recorded source, it is also probably listed there.

I remember it from Captain Kangaroo.


01 Oct 97 - 12:53 PM (#13731)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Songster Bob

New Zealanders Des and Juliet Raney visited this country back in those "goodle days" (1970?), and they sang this to a nice little tune which makes a nice guitar piece (in open G). Michael Cooney sang it a lot back then and since, but I don't know if it's on any of his recordings or not.


Train song (don't actually know the title)

Let it rain, -- who cares?
I've a train -- upstairs,
With a brake that I make from a string sorta thing --
Which works -- in jerks,
'Cause it drops in the spring and it stops with the string,
And the wheels all stick so quick that it feels
Like a thing that I make with a brake, not string.

Let it rain, -- who cares?
I've a train -- upstairs,
With a brake that I make from a string sorta thing --
Which works -- in jerks,
'Cause it drops in the spring and it stops with the string,
And that's what I make when the day's all wet,
It's a good sort of brake, but it hasn't worked yet!


The source of the poem is "Now We Are Six," but, like I say, I don't know the title.


01 Oct 97 - 05:05 PM (#13744)
Subject: Lyr Add: BUCKINGHAM PALACE (A.A. Milne)
From: Joe Offer

BUCKINGHAM PALACE
lyrics: A.A. Milne music: H. Fraser-Simon ?1926

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace
Christopher Robin went down with Alice

Alice is marrying one of the guard
"A soldier's life is terrible hard" (pause) says Alice

They're? / ?Alice / We saw a guard in a sentry box
"One of the sergeants is after their socks" -says Alice

?We looked for the King but he never came
"Well, God take care of him, all the same"?.

?.They've great big parties inside the grounds
"I wouldn't be King for a hundred pounds"?

?A face looked out, but it wasn't the King's
"He's much too busy a-signing things"?.

?"Do you think the King knows all about me?"
"Sure to, dear, but it's time for tea." - Says Alice

This is from the "Rise Up Singing" songbook. I should have known.
Sheepishly,
-Joe Offer-


01 Oct 97 - 08:46 PM (#13768)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca

My mother used to sing the Rum-tum-tiddle-tum one, but I don't know where she got the tune.

Shula, Christopher Robin Milne (recently deceased) in his later days owned a bookstore in England and was not fond of Pooh references, once calling him "that damned bear". He refused to be photographed with a stuffed Pooh for the article. I gathered from the article that I read that he held some resentment against his father for using him in such a fashion.

I seem to recall reading that Christopher Robin acquitted himself well in the Battle of Britain. Perhaps his comrades teased him once too often. (Here you are fighting for your country in its hour of greatest peril and all you hear is "rum-tum-tiddle-tum".)

I know a gentleman locally who is related to him. He visited him once at his bookstore and confirmed that he touchy on the subject of Pooh.

A bear of little brain,

Tim


02 Oct 97 - 12:50 AM (#13791)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Joe Offer

OK, Ok, who's foolin' around with the font size? I'll admit that my "6" was a bit much. How's this??
-Joe Offer-


02 Oct 97 - 09:08 AM (#13811)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Justin

Shula,

Because I'm on the Program Committee of the Princeton (NJ) Folk Music Society, I receive a lot of demo tapes & CD's. I have one from a Daniel and Jennifer Trueman that has six A.A, Milne songs set to music. "Sand Between My Toes" "Middle Ages" "There Is a House Where I Go" "Spring Morning" and "Lisa Jane's Cradle Song". I don't want to have to transcribe all of the lyrics, but for more info you can scan our PFMS web page and contact our webmaster, Hannah Kaufman. She's the one who passed the CD on to me. It was self-produced in Cincinnati by Dan Trueman whose address is not on the liner notes.

It's actually a pretty good CD, by the way. Very professional musicianship, and Jennifer's voice is very nice. I assume that the music to the Milne lyrics was by the Truemans. There are no credits on the liner.

Our URL is princetonol.com/groups/pfms


02 Oct 97 - 01:18 PM (#13828)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: dick greenhaus

When I was very young (ca 1935 or so) I was given a set of small (6-inch?) 78 records of Frank Luther singing Christopher Robin sings. I know2 not who wrote the tunes, but they seem to be te sme ones being sung today.

One that wasn't in there, but which I'm inordinately fond of, is "There once was a dormouse who slept in a bed Of delphiniums (blue) and geraniums (red)..

It's a fine commentary on folks who wish to do good for us, whether or not we wish it, and it sings well to most Irish jigs.


02 Oct 97 - 02:18 PM (#13834)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: S.P. Buck Mulligan

I see no one has mentioned this so I will -

The "James James" poem is "James James Morrison Morrison" I believe (James James Morrison Morrison Weatherbee George Dubree, took great care of his mother though he was only three")

The Chad Mitchell Trio recorded a setting of this poem ('way back in the vinyl days) perhaps on "Typical American Boys" perhaps not. I think the setting was Mitchell's, but not sure about that at all.

It's the only Milne piece I know of. (The Kenny Loggins tune is, I think "House at Pooh Corner")


02 Oct 97 - 03:57 PM (#13842)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Dale Rose

After struggling through the document source, (something I am not good at) it would seem that there was an open large font somewhere. Then someone turned it to 1 (too small), and then to 2 which is default size. If I did this right, it should be 2 again.


02 Oct 97 - 04:02 PM (#13843)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Dale Rose

No, there is more to it than that, it would seem. I will leave it to someone who knows more about it.


02 Oct 97 - 04:04 PM (#13844)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Joe Offer

Or, Dale, you can go back to the default font by putting (/font) in angle brackets. It may be that the default font is variable by what you set on your Web browser. the "2" is smaller than the way the default reads on my browser, I think.
-Joe Offer-


02 Oct 97 - 05:01 PM (#13847)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: S.P. Buck Mulligan

I see no one has mentioned this so I will -

The "James James" poem is "James James Morrison Morrison" I believe (James James Morrison Morrison Weatherbee George Dubree, took great care of his mother though he was only three")

The Chad Mitchell Trio recorded a setting of this poem ('way back in the vinyl days) perhaps on "Typical American Boys" perhaps not. I think the setting was Mitchell's, but not sure about that at all.

It's the only Milne piece I know of. (The Kenny Loggins tune is, I think "House at Pooh Corner")


02 Oct 97 - 11:16 PM (#13860)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: rechal

Sandy and Caroline Paton also recorded "James James." Folkway Records, I believe, on the album "I've Got A Song."


02 Oct 97 - 11:42 PM (#13862)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From:

Here you go, Joe! You made me check out the MIDI thing, now there's no stopping me!

dani


03 Oct 97 - 02:42 AM (#13864)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Joe Offer

Impressive, Dani. I'm sure Shula will say the same, but she's gonna make heads roll if you guys don't start posting Pooh songs before she gets back. But I gotta say, Christopher Robin is very cute.
-Joe Offer-


03 Oct 97 - 08:49 AM (#13874)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Sue Wichers jmak@earthlink.net

I am the fortunate owner of two songbooks: Fourteen Song from When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne, music by H. Frasier-Simson, published by the Blakiston Co, Philadelphia,©1922,1944 Titles: Happiness Missing In the Fashion Halfway Down Hoppity Growing Up Buckingham Palace The Three Foxes Politeness Market Square The Christening Brownie Lines and Squares Vespers

and

The Hums of Pooh by A. A. Milne, music by H. Frasier-Simson, published by E.P Dutton, New Yoork, ©1930, 1939 Titles: Isn't it Funny How Sweet to be a Cloud Cottleston Pie Lines Written by a Bear of Very Little Brain Sing Ho! for the Life of a Bear They all went off to Discover the Pole 3 Cheers for Pooh The More it Snows What Shall We Do About Poor Little Tigger? I Could Spend a Happy Morning Oh! The Butterflies Are Flying If Rabbit Were Bigger this Warms and Sunny Spot I Lay on my Chest Here Lies a Tree Christopher Robin is Going

Other books listed by the same composer & author: The King's Breakfast Teddy Bear and Other Songs Songs from "Now We Are Six" More Very Young Songs


03 Oct 97 - 06:14 PM (#13916)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: LaMarca

A few years ago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (or was it the Metropolitan Museum? So many mail order catalogs, so little money...) offered a paperback reprint edition of H. Frasier-Simpson's settings of the Hums of Pooh and Fourteen Songs from When We Were Very Young in one volume. It may still be available; I'll check my copy for the publishing info at home. Frasier-Simpson actually worked with Milne when he did the settings, so they really work well.

When I was young, my parents gave me an album of Jack Gilford (the actor who played Hysterium to Zero Mostel's Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) singing some of the Fraser-Simpson songs. It's got Pooh songs on one side, and Christopher Robin songs on the other and it's INFINITELY better than the ersatz Disney crap that is circulating today. (Grouchy digression: Did you know that the Disney Corp bought the rights to all the original Ernest Shepherd (sp?) illustrations from the Pooh books and licenses them now as "Classic Pooh" as opposed to their own animated versions? The Chutzpah of the Disney megalopolis never ceases to amaze and depress me).

Anyway, I found a copy of this record in a used record bin (my childhood copy having fallen victim to the record-eating Magnovox long ago) and immediately bought it. I can make a tape of it for you, Joe, if you would like.

My favorite song from the collection is

. "Missing"

Has anyone seen my mouse?
I opened his box for just a minute
Just to make sure he was really in it,
I lifted the lid and I looked inside
I tried to catch him - I tried, I tried
He must be somewhere about the house,
Has anyone seen my mouse?

Uncle John, have you seen my mouse?

Just a small sort of mouse, a dear little brown one
He came from the country, he wasn't a town one;
He's sure to be lonely on a London street,
Oh, where will he find something good to eat?
He must be somewhere, I'll ask Aunt Rose-
Have you seen a mouse with a wuffley nose?

He's somewhere about...
. He just got out...
. Has anyone seen my mouse?

(I make transgenic mice for a living...)


05 Oct 97 - 05:17 AM (#13982)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Joe Offer

Welcome back, Shula. See all the stuff we came up with for you?
-Joe-


05 Oct 97 - 05:52 PM (#13995)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Shula

Oh me darlins 'n' me dearies,

THANK YE, THANK YE ALL! With folks so kind, what need's a life? Tickled nearly rhodochrosite by all the posts here. (Thanks, Joe, for keepin' this'un frae th' slag-heap.) Where, oh where, to begin...

How to get copies of the TUNES appears to be the only problem. If anyone is offering, would be glad to send a tape. E-mail's JMGD@juno.com. FAX# on request.

Alison: Meant to say "Vespers" is the title of the POEM.

Justin: Is a copy of this tape you mention AVAILABLE?

Dani and Bill D: Charming pics, though rah-ther loudly "colourised" by dear old Uncle Walt. Sorry y'all took a lickin' fer a'tryin' to do an ol' gal a kine'niss. Bill, that "Pooh, With Paw in Pot" one, in the original, is a fav., and seasonal for Rosh Hashanah, too! (My 29-year-old son, when little, heard R.H. as "rush us honey" since it is trad. to dip bread and fruit slices in the sticky stuff as a sort of "sympathetic magic" to sweeten the new year. And here I thought the Bear of Very Little Brain to be a Buddhist! Could you post the words to The WTP Rag? Thanks.

LaMarca: Eagerly awaiting the location of the repro.'s you mention.

Songster Bob: The adult CR is reported to have remarked, somewhat churlishly, that HAD he designed a brake, it most certainly WOULD have worked!

Buck Mulligan: Best to start reading a thread from the beginning, but no harm in mentioning "James James Morrison Morrison" again. Kids always seem to enjoy the reversal of roles. Cute song.

Dick: My personal favorite Milne poem from earliest youth is The Dormouse and The Doctor. Never COULD abide chrysanthemums, n'r mos' "h'experts" nuther, truth be told! (Turns out that this'un, like "Vespers" afore it, antedates the book and, at least partially, occasioned it.) Would LOVE music for it! (Did anyone happen to mention "There Was An Old Sailor" [who had so many things that he wanted to do...]? If't ha'nt b'n made a shanty of, tuh yit, 't'ortah!)

May all who gather in this place have a year sweetened with the honey of peace, plenty, health and harmony. Many many THANKS to ALL.

L'Shanah Tova!

Shula


05 Oct 97 - 08:51 PM (#14006)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: dick greenhaus

All right. All right. I hereby promise (as solemnly as possible) to put at least a couple of Pooh tunes in the next, and in ensuing editions.


06 Oct 97 - 05:51 AM (#14033)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: dick greenhaus

Shula- I sing Dormouse to a medley of two jigs: Larry O'Gaff (First part) and a minor-key one whoe name escapes me for the second part. Works well.


06 Oct 97 - 06:02 AM (#14034)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Shula

Thanks, and delphiniums to ye, Dick!

Shula


06 Oct 97 - 10:47 AM (#14044)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Shula

Milne fans, see Lyr. Add. "The Old Sailor"

Shula


07 Oct 97 - 05:33 PM (#14179)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Nonie Rider

My family exchanges silly stocking presents for Xmas, wrapped and with poems taped to them, which you read out loud before opening the gifts.

We loved parodies when we could manage them (usually to Shakespeare, Tolkien, Yeats, Milne, and various Xmas songs), and the most fun ones were simply combined lyrics:

"Tall ships and tall kings,
Three times three;
What brought they from the foundered lands
Over the flowing sea?
James James Morrison Morrison
Weatherby George Dupree!"


07 Oct 97 - 05:43 PM (#14181)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: dick greenhaus

Hi Shula- Could you drop me an E-mail at digitrad@world.std.com? There's a bit of a foul-up in the Personal Message system, and I'd like to figure out how best to send you a tune.

thanx. dick


05 Nov 97 - 05:03 AM (#15778)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: cleod

Dunno if anyone's heard this (or if you'll kill me fer mentioning it) but there's a new Disney tape out with Pooh songs sung by various artists...the best part was hearing The Chieftains sing the opening song: "Deep in the Hundred Acre Woods..." and so on...the rest of the songs weren't so hot though...or is it just that I've never heard of them? Whatever!

Pooh go bragh! cleod


07 Dec 98 - 08:02 AM (#48395)
Subject: A A Milne - sung by ...
From: Steve Parkes

I've been looking at a thread with dire examples of graphics & formatting gone mad - but I won't dwell on that.

Joe Offer started it off by asking who made the 'nice' recording of 'Changing guard at Buckingham Palace'. The truly, really, definitively nice version for me was by Anne Stephens in the thirties. I haven't got it (if you have I'll give you money for it!!), but I used to have three discs - 12" 78s - in a set of 'Alice's adventures in Wonderland', with Arthur Askey et al. (If you're American, I don't expect this will mean a lot!) I only have one left now, as they don't bend very well. Anne was in Noel Coward's movie 'In which we serve', in which she played his daughter. And that's all I know about her; but she had a voice as clear as crystal that I could listen to all day ...

Steve


    Moved to the thread Steve was looking for. -Joe Offer-


23 Dec 98 - 02:50 AM (#50624)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Sandy Paton

Brief answers to two of the queries mentioned in this thread (well, maybe three). Michael Cooney recorded the Rainey's "Let it Rain, Who Cares," on his Folk-Legacy album The Cheese Stands Alone, (now available as a custom cassette with booklet). Sandy and Caroline Paton recorded "James, James, Morrison, Morrison" (with some neat guitar backup by Ray Frank) on I've Got a Song!, another Folk-Legacy recording still available as a cassette. And, finally, yes, Jonathan Eberhart's Life's Trolley Ride is also still available from Folk-Legacy. Check out our web site for details.

Sandy (Folk-Legacy's resident folk fogey)


23 Dec 98 - 03:10 AM (#50627)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Sandy Paton

Must remember to close those darned italics!


28 Feb 02 - 05:03 PM (#660192)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: GUEST,ricecake@new.rr.com

I have also heard the Milne poems set to music by Fraser-Simson. My sister has a CD that I don't believe is being put out anymore. It was recorded in England, I beleive, and is titled "Three Cheers for Pooh". The singer is a baritone with the first name of Robert(?). Very nice.

Does anyone know where to get this CD or the printed music? I have been searching for both for six years!

Laura


28 Feb 02 - 06:33 PM (#660255)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Bullfrog Jones

Just picked up on this antique thread and can't believe no one mentioned "Halfway Down The Stairs", as immortalised on The Muppet Show by the great Kermit The Frog!


01 Mar 02 - 03:25 AM (#660463)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Mark Cohen

OK, I'm going to commit a major Mudcat faux pas, by not reading every post of this thread, but it's late and I have to meet my student in the hospital at 7AM (why did I ever agree to that?) I have a 34-page large-format clothbound book entitled "Fourteen Songs from When We Were Very Young By A.A. Milne" There is no title page; the title is on a "sticker" on the front cover and it also says "Music by H. Fraser-Simpson, Decorations by E.H. Shepard". No publication date, either. The songs are: Happiness, Missing, In the Fashion, Halfway Down, Hoppity, Growing Up, Buckingham Palace, The Three Foxes, Politeness, Market Square, The Christening, Brownie, Lines and Squares, and Vespers. Each song has a vocal staff and two piano staves. I love the tempo markings: "Animato, or something like that...", "Not too fast, or Aunt Susan won't hear all the words," etc. If anyone would like more information, send me a message.

Aloha,
Mark


01 Mar 02 - 09:10 AM (#660571)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Mrrzy

THis is fascinating. When I was a child on my first visit to London, we went to see the changing of the guard and there were people (locals, from the sound of it) singing that song, which was the first time I'd heard it not being a poem. I'd love to hear all these others. In terms of songs ABOUT Winnie the Pooh, I know a GREAT one in Hungarian, which is kind of like the tiddely-pom The More It Snows bit, and also kind of like Christopher Robin and I walked along under branches lit up by the moon, which I cannot recall the artist nor have I seen mentioned in this thread. But these aren't BY AAMilne, who remains one of my very favorite poets, right up there with Edward Lear.


01 Mar 02 - 05:49 PM (#660906)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Bennet Zurofsky

Surprised that no one has mentioned Melanie's recording of "Alexander Beetle," a wonderful performance. If I'm not mistaken it is on her "Live at Carnegie Hall" album.


02 Mar 02 - 03:47 AM (#661207)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Mark Cohen

OK, OK, I went back and read the other posts. The book I have is the first one mentioned by Sue Wichers...hers must have a title page, or else mine is a different edition. And I also recall the record mentioned by LaMarca, with Jack Gilford et al. singing "The Hums of Pooh". I had that one as a child; what I remember is the word POOH in Very Large Letters on the album cover. Thread creep: we also had Jack Gilford and a number of other comic actors (Arlene Golonka, Lou Jacobi) on a collection of dramatized jokes called "You Don't Have to Be Jewish"!

Aloha,
Mark


09 Apr 02 - 10:16 PM (#686710)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: GUEST

hi


18 Apr 02 - 10:48 PM (#693365)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: GUEST,Rayzl Feuer

I hope someone out there can help me. I had a record LP when the children were young that we all loved. It somehow disappeared and I am hoping to find a copy of it somewhere out there. I just found the following info. The actor Jack Gilford is reciting Cottleston Pie: Golden records 1962 LP#95 Does anyone know where I can buy a copy?


19 Apr 02 - 07:13 PM (#694031)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Gareth

I am surprised that no one has mentioned the Rugby Club varient of "Saying His Prayers"

PM me if you want the text. _It's a tad obseen

Gareth


20 Apr 02 - 12:52 PM (#694398)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Dani

Do tell!

Dani


20 Apr 02 - 03:19 PM (#694469)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: Gareth

Shame on you Dani - PM en route !

Gareth


20 Apr 02 - 10:15 PM (#694620)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: ray bucknell

The Chad Mitchell Trio's musical rendition of "James James Morrison Morrison" can be found on the "Bitter End" album, which is available on CD. Chad apparently set the poem to music.


21 Apr 02 - 11:03 PM (#695299)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: GUEST,erincorday@aol.com

Does anyone have a copy of the Little Golden 45 RPM record "Two Songs from Winnie the Pooh" - the songs are "Sing Ho for the Life of a Bear" and "Cottleston Pie" I still have the record jacket, with Pooh dancing on the front, but the record was lost by a friend's kid. The band was Mitch Miller w/ Anne Lloyd and the Sandpipers!!! Please let me know if you have any leads, thanks.


26 Apr 02 - 01:14 PM (#699170)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: GUEST,juanita11111@yahoo.com

Does anyone have "Three Cheers for Pooh" CD with Robert Tear, Tenor, Philip Ledger, piano, P. 1981 or have a suggestion where I could find it? Mine was lost/destroyed in a recent auto accident.


26 Apr 02 - 06:16 PM (#699324)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: pavane

Gareth,

Is that the one with blood on the carpet and fur on the mat?

If so, I wouldn't have mentioned it at mudCAT


13 May 02 - 09:23 PM (#710622)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: GUEST,verdi1@earthlink.net

i might have an answer for many of you! i happened upon this site in my search for the frank luther rendition of these songs,backround music and therefore ambience of my childhood. i am about to make the purchase of a tape of said songs offered by a website called Kiddie78s@aol.com they are rather expensive but i must have them!! check out the site!


23 Oct 03 - 04:15 PM (#1040604)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: GUEST,me

are you mrs. verdi?


12 Jul 07 - 01:38 PM (#2100844)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: GUEST,Sheila

http://smart-central.com/christopher.htm

Is this of any help or interest?

Sheila


15 Jun 08 - 06:00 PM (#2366512)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
From: GUEST,Susan

I have been looking for a specific version of "Christopher Robin is Saying His Prayers" (Vespers) for a very long time. The version that I remember hearing when I was a little girl in the 1950's was performed by a man with I think, a British accent. I wonder if the version that you mentioned by Jack Gilford is the one that I am looking for. Do you have any idea where I might be able to purchase it or have a recording made of it... I would love to play it for the grandchildren..

susan


28 Dec 08 - 11:33 AM (#2526036)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Ro
From: GUEST,Adnan Ahmed

Can someone give me a link for poet Christopher robins LONELY NEW YEAR the last version, not the new version of four lines please. or please just send me the poem...


28 Dec 08 - 11:57 AM (#2526050)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: trevek

I seem to remember the Muppets doing a few AA Milne, particularly Kermit's nephew, Robin, singing "Halfway Down the Stairs"

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lI2QGGvh2oE


10 Jan 09 - 02:12 PM (#2537282)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Barley

My mother left me 4 books as follows:

FOURTEEN SONGS from WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG
Copyright, Canada, 1925 by McClelland & Steward, Limited, Toronto
Dedicated by permission of
H.R.H. PRINCESS MARY, VISCOUNTESS LASCELLES
to the AUTOCRATS OF HER NURSERY
Songs in the book are:
HAPPINESS
MISSING
IN THE FASHION
HALFWAY DOWN
HOPPITY
GROWING UP
BUCKINGHAM PALACE
THE THREE FOXES
POLITENESS
MARKET SQUARE
THE CHRISTENING
BROWNIE
LINES AND SQUARES
VESPERS

TEDDY BEAR AND OTHER SONGS
FROM WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG BY A.A. MILNE
copyright, 1926
by McClelland @ Steward, Limited, Toronto
by Permission of
Her Royal Highness The
DUCHESS OFYORK
these Songs
are dedicated to
THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH
Songs in this book are:
DISOBEDIENCE
THE ALCHEMIST
JONATHAN JO
THE FOUR FRIENDS
INDEPENDENCE
BEFORE TEA
BAD SIR BRIAN BOTANY
SAND-BETWEEN-THE-TOES
PUPPY AND I
DAFFODONDILLY
RICE PUDDING
TEDDY BEAR
AT THE ZOO
IF I WERE KING

SONGS FROM NOW WE ARE SIX
Copyright, Canada, 1928 by McClelland, & Stewart, Limited, Toronto
Printed in Canada
No Dedication
Songs in this book are:
DOWN BY THE POND
SNEEZLES
THE ENGINEER
THE FRIEND
FURRY BEAR
THE EMPEROR'S RHYME
CHERRY STONES
WIND ON THE HILL
TWICE TIMES
CRADLE SONG

MORE "VERY YOUNG" SONGS
Copyright, Canada, 1928
No Dedication
Songs in this book:
US TWO
KNIGHTS AND LADIES
IN THE DARK
SHOES AND STOCKINGS
FORGIVEN
BINKER
NURSERY CHAIRS
WAITING AT THE WINDOW
SPRING MORNING
THE END

ALL BOOKS HAVE FULL SCORE - VOICE AND ACCOMPANIMENT, MUSIC BY H. FRASER-SIMSON, DECORATIONS BY E.H. SHEPARD

IF ANYONE WANTS TO KNOW LYRICS, I'D GLADLY RELAY THEM TO YOU.

REGARDS FROM CANADA


10 Jan 09 - 05:05 PM (#2537441)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Mo the caller

Most of the post on this thread are old. But not as old as the memories they have stirred up of listening to these songs on the BBC. Children's Hour probably. The stories were broadcast too.

Goodnight children.......everywhere.


10 Jan 09 - 08:47 PM (#2537670)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Suegorgeous

It was announced today that they're going to publish a sequel to the Pooh books. It's taken them years to find the right author and illustrator, and now they have.


11 Jan 09 - 08:54 PM (#2537770)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Lindsay in South Wales

http://www.andmas.co.uk/radio/children/childfav.html

Will take you to a page of "click on" Children's Favourites. Changing Guard At Buckingham Palace was sung by Ann Stephens


10 Jun 09 - 03:10 AM (#2652929)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: loeilalice

WHO WAS THAT ENGLISH SINGER who sang A A Milne's poems put to song and also a few stories from Hans Christian Andersen? I am American, and in the 1960's I listened to a 33rpm record in which all the parts and songs were narrated (not much, small spoken parts in the songs) and sung by an English man with a very distinguished accent, and there were choruses in some of the songs.
I HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE!!! My kingdom for the right answer!
No, it certainly isn't Danny Kaye, Jack Gilford, it was an English accent.
The following songs were on the record:
Changing Guards at Buck. Palace
Happiness
Politeness
Halfway Down
The king's Breakfast
Vespers ( C. Robin saying his prayers)
Thumbelina
Ugly Duckling
Disobedience

I HAVE SEARCHED FOR MONTHS-on specialty children's records sites,
on Amazon, through Google, and don't know where else to look -
ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
thanks!
Alice


10 Jun 09 - 03:22 AM (#2652933)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

David Tomlinson, who played the father in Mary Poppins...


10 Jun 09 - 03:23 AM (#2652934)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

Here ya go...

Link to the record

:0)


10 Jun 09 - 03:56 AM (#2652946)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Will Fly

I'm very fond of the Pooh books - and regularly went to Poohsticks Bridge in the Ashdown Forest to play Poohsticks with my son. I'm looking forward to doing the same with my grandson when he gets a little older.

However, I also treasure the review of one of the A.A. Milne books by Dorothy Parker in hew role as 'Constant Reader':

"Tonstant Weader fwowed up".

Anyway - anyone for "The Tao of Pooh"?


10 Jun 09 - 05:21 AM (#2652995)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Chris Murray

Who can forget the Muppet version of Halfway Down the Stairs, starring Kermit's nephew Robin?

I think you could find quite a lot of them by searching through the 'Good Morning Children Everywhere' series of albums - I assume they're on CD?


15 Jun 09 - 01:11 PM (#2657032)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: loeilalice

THANK YOU LIZZIE!!!!!!!!!!!

It certainly looks like the record I knew!
I could tell by the content listed and the orchestra which was credited; I knew it was an "educated" children's record, done with style and class.
So glad someone out there knew what I was searching for - that record plays a bit role in the sentimental and musical memories of my childhood.
I've just informed my sister and a Scottish friend who equally remembers those interpretations and who also loves to sing them.
We were reared 12 years apart and an ocean away from each other, but he remembers the same orchestration, the same narrator, singers, etc

Thanks!! Now we're off to try and find a copy of the recording.
Cheers!
Alice


15 Jun 09 - 03:44 PM (#2657133)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Ro
From: VirginiaTam

A couple of weeks ago in Upper Stoke Kent, Tone Deaf Leopard did Halfway Down the Stair to the tune of Paint It Black, by the Rolling Stones.

Perfection.


27 Aug 09 - 07:03 PM (#2710226)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Donna

I am looking for a recording of Pooh songs from the poems of A.A. Milne that were sung by a man with a deep voice and a somewhat British accent. I heard this recording several years ago when I checked it out from the library. This is driving me crazy.


28 Aug 09 - 06:07 AM (#2710497)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Marje

Can't help you, but this recent incident might make you smile:

Granddaughter, aged 4, was given a Pooh story CD and enjoyed listening to the stories. Her Mum decided to introduce her to the book, which was the first time the little girl had seen the illustrations. She said, "Who's that?" and pointed to the child in the picture. "That's Christopher Robin," says Mum.

Puzzled silence. And then, "But I thought he was a robin?"

Marje


28 Aug 09 - 07:01 AM (#2710509)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: MGM·Lion

Wow, this thread has been going on for a long time. But never too late to correct a 10+ year old error: Joe Offer quite early on put the whole of Changing Guard [for which Milene's title was actually Buckingham Palace] on a post, but misrendered one of its best jokes as "One of the sergeants is after their socks", which makes no sense. Should be "One of the sergeants LOOKS after their socks" - just how a nursemaid would have viewed the duties of a senior NCO in the Brigade of Guards! Sorry Joe - but accuracy matters.

Another early poster reported Ann Stephens's version as being recorded in 1930s: she was actually a young 1940s-50s singer & actress, very successful at the time - she played, e.g., the vindictive troublemaking teen in the film of Josephine Tey's The Franchise Affair.


"Buckingham Palace," recorded by 9-yr-old Ann Stephens in 1941. Music by Harold Fraser-Simson:
Petula Clark recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw2j6I0IAUU


28 Aug 09 - 11:24 AM (#2710678)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Girl Friday

Tone Deaf Leopard sing "Halfway Up The Stairs" to the tune of "Paint It Black". It works!!


28 Aug 09 - 03:02 PM (#2710897)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Ro
From: VirginiaTam

Girl Friday is my echo. See 15 June posting.


29 Aug 09 - 09:22 AM (#2711460)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Girl Friday

Sorry- I thought I might have seen that already, but couldn't see you on the list Tam.


29 Aug 09 - 06:50 PM (#2711760)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,JB at Little Delving

Here you go, about halfway down the page. ;o)

http://littledelving.com/HappyHollow/CrowCorner/CrowCorner.html

Cheers,
JB


31 Aug 09 - 12:58 AM (#2712661)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Sheila

Lizzie, THANK YOU for that link on 10 June. I emailed John Frame and he sent the record as an attachment, along with the music for Hans Christian Anderson. I've been singing it all night. I'm so grateful.

Sheila


10 Oct 09 - 04:26 PM (#2743040)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Suicran

I know that this post discussion has been going on for 10+ years now, but I'm wondering if anybody knows exactly where I could find the poems set to music in "Now We Are Six" on the internet AND listen to those recordings.

Thank You.


30 Nov 09 - 09:33 PM (#2777211)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Ro
From: GUEST,Cindy

I've reviewed all the posts back to 1997 and followed all the links that seemed promising. I'm looking for a recording of Milne poems with a mix of narration and singing ... not by the British guy ... by a woman and a man, too I think. It was an LP I listened to in the 1960s. I remember (I'm paging through the books When we were very young and Now we are six):
Buckingham Palace, The Four Friends, Nursery Chairs, Market Square, The King's Breakfast, Vespers, Busy(?), Cherry Stones, Sneezles, Furry Bear, Twice Times, Wind on the Hill. I would appreciate any leads or information so I can search for the recording by the name of the album or the narrators/singers/musicians.


27 Jan 10 - 10:06 AM (#2822551)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Ro
From: GUEST,Cindy

It was the Frank Luther record. My mother found it.


28 Jan 10 - 08:22 AM (#2823424)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Dave Hanson

Little boy sits at the foot of the stairs,
In his hand a bunch of white hairs,
Oh my just fancy that,
Christopher Robin's castrated the cat.

Dave H


11 Feb 10 - 03:51 AM (#2835815)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Winnie the Pooh songs, Frank Luther versions

If you are interesting in getting a copy of the Frank Luther Winnie the Pooh records in CD form, I think you can find them here. Type in "Winnie the Pooh" to find the listing   http://www.kiddierekordking.com/index.html

It has Vespers, The Kings Breakfast, They're changing Guards at Buckingham Palace and more...


01 Jul 10 - 04:20 PM (#2938088)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,A Lamy

http://www.queerradio.org/David_Tomlinson_When_We_Were_Very_Young.htm

The BEST musical version of A A Milne's poems, graciously offered free in mpg form by John Frame on the above site.

Included are the following poems sung by David Tomlinson; it is quite simply EXCELLENT!

SIDE ONE

Halfway Down

Politeness

Hoppity

The King's Breakfast



SIDE TWO

Buckingham Palace

Disobedience

Jonothon Jo

Happiness

Vespers


30 May 11 - 06:32 PM (#3162828)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Uncle Bulgaria

Christopher Robin Milne reputably recorded "Vespers" at some stage, though I don't know the catalogue number (presumably on HMV). It appears to have been received with some derision by his peers when he went to public school. Anybody know anything of this? I do have HMV B.2980, which is labelled as sung by one "Master Christopher Robin" and contains four songs from the "Now We Are Six" block - Down By The Pond, The Engineer, The Friend and Us Two. This was recorded in 1928, when CRM would have been eight. As it wasn't unknown for girls to impersonate boys unashamedly at that period (Joe Petersen being the obvious example in the early 30s), there's no guarantee that this is for real. Sure sounds like an eight-year-old, though.


31 May 11 - 12:06 AM (#3162910)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: harpmolly

I feel compelled to add that a group called "Einstein's Little Homunculus" (geek rock, what can you do?) recorded a brilliant version of "Disobedience"(James James Morrison Morrison etc.), set to...wait for it..."Morrison's Jig". It worked astoundingly well with the melody. Then during the instrumental break they launched into what they jokingly referred to as "Gilligan's Jig". :)


18 Jul 11 - 03:04 PM (#3190199)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,damienjr22

i own a copy of this and i wondered how much it is worth does anyone know and would you beable to help me on priceing it.


15 Oct 14 - 07:11 AM (#3669322)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST

Alice is marrying one of the guards a soldiers life is very hard ,said alice


15 Oct 14 - 09:04 AM (#3669354)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Michael

Alice is marrying one of the guard.
"A soldier's life is terrible hard,"
Says Alice.

For whatever reason you've posted the quote; at least get it right.


06 Nov 17 - 05:28 PM (#3887160)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Mrrzy

Maybe my idea should really be a song challenge, but could someone with more talent than I put these 2 poems to music please?

First:

Daffodowndilly

by A.A. Milne

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead."

Second:

"The Wrong House."

"I went into a house, and it wasn't a house,
It has big steps and a great big hall;
But it hasn't got a garden,
A garden,
A garden,
It isn't like a house at all.

"I went into a house, and it wasn't a house,
It has a big garden and a great high wall;
But it hasn't got a may-tree,
A may-tree,
A may-tree,
It isn't like a house at all.

"I went into a house and it wasn't a house ---
Slow white petals from the may-tree fall;
But it hasn't got a blackbird,
A blackbird,
A blackbird,
It isn't like a house at all.

"I went into a house, and I thought it was a house,
I could hear from the may-tree the blackbird call...
But nobody listened to it,
Nobody
Liked it,
Nobody wanted it at all."


06 Nov 17 - 06:03 PM (#3887164)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,keberoxu

In Temecula, California, according to biblio dot com,
at a shop called Flamingo Books,
a copy of "The Hums of Pooh,"
with an extended handwritten message from A A Milne himself
and with the music by Fraser Simson,
is on the market
for just about three hundred fifty dollars.


07 Nov 17 - 12:53 AM (#3887200)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: dick.hamlet

I just pulled from the bookcase THE POOH SONG BOOK, "containing The Hums of Pooh, The King's breakfast, and Fourteen songs from When We Were Very Young," music by H. Fraser-Simpson, E. P. Dutton, 1961. Apparently before ISBN numbers, but Library of Congress card number M61-1020. Maybe an unsigned copy isn't so expensive... ABE books doesn't show any copies available.

Though Mary LaMarca is no longer here, I am happy to know that her favorite was "Missing".


07 Nov 17 - 09:20 AM (#3887294)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Dave Hunt

Different parody to the one in DT...another one I got from who knows where!

Little boy kneels at the foot of the stairs
Clutched in his hand a bunch of white hairs
O dear just fancy that
Christopher Robin's castrated the cat

Little boy kneels at the foot of the bed
Lily white hands caressing his head
O dear couldn't be worse
Christopher Robin is shagging his nurse

Little boy sits on the lavatory pan
Tugging and pulling his little old man
Plip plop into the tank
Christoper Robin is having a wank

Anyone any more of these...just to add to my collection of parodies and other rubbish!


10 Nov 17 - 08:50 AM (#3887862)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Mrrzy

Those are GREAT! I love that poem!


02 Jan 18 - 04:39 PM (#3896983)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: GUEST,Roger Diggle

Chad Mitchell, of the Chad Mitchell Trio, did a wonderful adaptation of "Disobedience" -
available on the Trio's album "At the Bitter End".
Song title on the record is "James James Morrison Morrison".
I've been singing it for years.

Roger Diggle


02 Jan 18 - 09:26 PM (#3897027)
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
From: Joe_F

Melody from the beginning of "They're changing guard..." from my childhood (1940s), solfa, scale SLTdrmfs:
Sm.SS.SdSdrm....
mSSSSr.Smd......