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Another of my dad's old songs

Postby REt » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:54 pm

A crossed eyed butcher a little dutch man
Gave a job to Patty Mc Can
Said I want your help to kill a cow
So come down to the market and I'll show you how
Now you hold the cow and I'll get an ax
We will kill this cow with a couple of whacks
Pat held the cow with a look of dismay
And to the crossed eyed butcher he did say
Are you gonna hit what you're looking at now?
Yes said the butcher don't start any rowl
Well if you're gonna hit where yer looking at now
You can get somebody else to hold your G*D DA*N COW
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Re: Another of my dad's old songs

Postby Coffee » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:19 pm

I haven't heard either of those songs, REt. But my Dad got an old player piano at an auction, with about 100 rolls of songs. Some of the songs were very silly. The piano was awfully heavy. About six men from church helped get the thing down the steps into the basement.
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Re: Another of my dad's old songs

Postby Coffee » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:45 pm

Whoever owned the old player piano before my Dad and Mom got it, must have been a bit religious. There were some old church hymns. Most of the paper rolls that produced the music were yellow with age. "Tenting on the Old Campground" was there, which dates back to the Civil War, I think. "Camptown Races" was in there. "The Whiffenpoof Song" was in there. Dad would start singing that once in a while. I had to look up the definition of a whiffenpoof. It's basically an imaginary animal. The song goes back to 1907, Yale Glee Club. They adapted a Kipling poem, "Gentlemen-Rankers." "Baa. baa, baa." Lol.
Dad didn't have much trouble with the piano. He had it tuned about once and a part replaced and that was about it. The piano was sold when I was in Madison. A bunch of guys carried it back up the steps. Fortunately, the steps didn't break.
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