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Inappropriate songs from my youth!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by The Pobble, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. A walking bum???
    Lemonade springs was the Shirley Temple song wasn't it??
    I remember these lyrics:
    oh the captain came on deck with a tearie in his eye
    the last boat left and he waived them all goodbye
    He had made a slip so he went down with his ship
    it was sad when the great ship went down!

    kerplunk, it sunk, what a lousy piece of junk!

    I didn't get it either. But it wasn't as interactive as The big ship sailed on the Ally Ally-O!
     
  2. Thanks Pobble - I hadn't remembered that verse at all! Have just sung it outloud to the consternation of my family!
     
  3. primarycat

    primarycat Established commenter

    The sun has got his hat - all the little boys excited, all the little girls delighted - my mother always put a very dodgy interpretation on that one!
     
  4. wellingtonboot

    wellingtonboot New commenter

    Do you mean Big Rock Candy Mountain? We used to sing it in Singing Practices at primary school - it must have been in a children's song book at the time. Have just Googled the lyrics...
    (I think we sang "burly bum" not billy-bum. It was explained to us that bum was American for tramp.)
    BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN
    (Traditional)

    Oh, the buzzin’ of the bees and the cigarette trees
    The soda water fountain
    Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings
    In that Big Rock Candy Mountain.

    On a summer’s day, in the month of May
    A billy-bum come hikin’
    Down a shady lane near the sugar cane
    He was lookin’ for his liklin’
    As he strolled along he sung a song
    Of the land of milk and honey
    Where a bum can stay for many a day
    And he won’t need any money.

    Oh, the buzzin’ of the bees and the cigarette trees
    The soda water fountain
    Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings
    In that Big Rock Candy Mountain.

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain
    The cops have wooden legs
    The bulldogs all have rubber teeth
    And the hens lay soft-boiled eggs
    The farmers’ trees are full of fruit
    The barns are full of hay
    I want to go where there ain’t no snow
    Where the sleet don’t fall and the wind don’t blow
    In that Big Rock Candy Mountain.

    Oh, the buzzin’ of the bees and the cigarette trees
    The soda water fountain
    Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings
    In that Big Rock Candy Mountain.

    Oh, the buzzin’ of the bees and the cigarette trees
    The soda water fountain
    Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountain.
     
  5. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Yes, I remember the Titanic song and just how inappropriate it was. I was singing it the other day while washing up and my daughter was amazed.
    Anyone remember the Casey Jones song? Equally jolly about a tragedy.

    Other inappropriate songs - Over the Sea there are little brown children...etc and The Black Jack Davy.
    Old Farmer Buck wasn't nice either:
     
  6. I guess you don't mean the Johnny Cash one but that had this chorus
    Casey Jones mounted to his wagon
    Casey Jones, with his orders in his hand
    Casey Jones mounted to his wagon
    And too his farewell trip to the promised land

    That wanders through my head quite regularly. Weird what your brain holds!
     
  7. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Lead commenter

    We sang that Titanic song too, but I could only ever remember the chorus so I hadn't twigged what it was about. What a horrible song! But quite a jolly tune.
     
  8. I'm feeling much better now I have discovered that I didn't make these words up! I only remember "when you hear the tooting of the whistle, it's Casey at the footplate of the something or other express"
     
  9. Cannonball Express if my memory serves me correctly
     
  10. Thank you Ruthie - that's it! Yet another snippet of song I can hum tunlessly to drive everyone up the wall.
     
  11. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    In case you want to sing the words:


     

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