The Comic Songster

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Re: The Comic Songster

Post by donnie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:25 pm

Kitty wrote:
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Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Parallel: in the late 1800's, with the new invention of the telephone, there was a rash of comic songs involving the phone. Example—Hello, Ma Baby. People were apparently fascinated and amused at the idea of persons dating or proposing over the phone. :D
Wow! Color me a dum-dum but I never realized that I never heard that song in full! I had no idea that was what that song was about! I'm blown away!
I didn't realize it either, for a long time, not until I saw a reference to it in that light and read the words. I think all those bicycle songs ("Daisy, Daisy...") were a response to the bicycle craze of those years, as well.

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Re: The Comic Songster

Post by Kitty » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:34 pm

Isn't it wonderful that we can go back and discover what kinds of things were the fads of the times?

It makes me so happy to be able to hear and share 150 plus year old songs. It's a pleasant way to while away the hours.

This next one is called Simon the Cellarer. Peter Dawson sings this one. https://youtu.be/M52pn1_7SDk
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Re: The Comic Songster

Post by Kitty » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:09 pm

Jim the Carter Lad is the next one I can share. Although the following version is slightly different, I thought it was really fun.
https://youtu.be/dueUWlalAKk
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Re: The Comic Songster

Post by donnie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:19 pm

Kitty wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:34 pm
Isn't it wonderful that we can go back and discover what kinds of things were the fads of the times?

It makes me so happy to be able to hear and share 150 plus year old songs. It's a pleasant way to while away the hours.
Yes, indeed. :D
Kitty wrote:
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This next one is called Simon the Cellarer. Peter Dawson sings this one.
He has an excellent bass voice. That song sounds a lot like something you would find in Gilbert and Sullivan.

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Re: The Comic Songster

Post by Kitty » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:39 pm

Idk what's up with this video, but either he is mouthing the words to a recording, or the sync is off. Anyway, I decided to put it up here anyway so we can continue to sing along with the lyrics. I can feel my arteries harden hearing this song about one person's love for Bacon and Greens. 😂
https://youtu.be/d_-v1-C72so
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Re: The Comic Songster

Post by donnie » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:49 pm

I like those songs, especially Jim the Carter Lad. The Bacon and Greens vid is a little strange, though a nice song. But I am also having an urge to have my cholesterol checked after just listening to it. :(

This reminds me of Uncle Dave Macon, one of the Grand Old Opry's early performers, whose favorite songs were "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be" and "Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy." :? The latter may have helped him become acquainted with the former more speedily. ;)

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Re: The Comic Songster

Post by Kitty » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:48 pm

Perhaps, but I just looked him up and he was 81! Pretty good age for those days. He may have even heard some of these songs we are mentioning, since he was born in 1870. What a life that guy must have lived, the things he must have seen!
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Re: The Comic Songster

Post by donnie » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:50 pm

Yes, he was a colorful individual and lived a pretty colorful life, I think.

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