Saturday, December 07, 2013

Accentuate The Positive

When you're married to a thespian, that word does not mean what you think it means, you end up watching things like the Sound of Music Live.

That, plus the Thursday Night Football game stunk (Houston at Jacksonville?)!
When they came to Do-Re-Mi, with the words --

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh)

It's a cute song for kids.

If you add Big Band music, it could become a classic like Mairzy Doats.

Mairzy doats and dozy doats
And liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too,
Wouldn't you?

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear,
A little bit jumbled and jivey,
Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy."

But if you add a Southern Accent to either one you've got a Redneck Dictionary and the scientific community is united in that fact

As an aside, I worked with Bobby Beers, Mairzy Doats vocalist with Lawrence Welk, in my radio career.


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