Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Song, then an episode of the Twilight Zone, starring Ed Wynn.

  2. clarisax

    clarisax said, about 3 years ago

    :) I remember that song from school.

  3. rusty gate

    rusty gate said, about 3 years ago

    “My Grandfather’s Clock…”

    Ninety years without slumbering,
    Its life seconds numbering,
    But it stopped – -short—never to go again
    When the old man died.

  4. MikeFromMichigan

    MikeFromMichigan GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It’s little moments shown in these panels that make Arlo and Janis so endearing. Power outages and reminisces of childhood combining for a smile and a recall of a distant memory, things those of ‘our’ generation can relate to so easily. Check out the Burl Ives version on YouTube, probably the one I heard the most.

  5. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, about 3 years ago

    Who looks at a microwave clock?

  6. Butch Glover

    Butch Glover GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @uh-oh

    Everybody looks at a microwave clock.

  7. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, about 3 years ago

    I believe the lyrics are from “The Wonderful Toy”. I remember the Chad Mitchell Trio doing it.

  8. rsurran

    rsurran GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    My Grand Father’s clock was too tall for it’s shelf
    so it stood ninety years on the floor.
    It stopped-short-never to run again
    on the day that the old man died
    That’s all I remember

  9. J B

    J B said, about 3 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Great response! One of my favorite episodes.

  10. Hildegard

    Hildegard said, about 3 years ago

    @doublepaw

    Totally different song. And it’s “The Marvelous Toy” by Tom Paxton and made famous by Peter, Paul, and Mary

  11. George Alexander

    George Alexander said, about 3 years ago

    rsurran & Hildegard: it’s “its,” not “it’s.”

  12. bevgreyjones

    bevgreyjones said, about 3 years ago

    @George Alexander

    George Alexander, nice try but I’ve given up on that one. They’re, there, their still gets to me though. :)

  13. bevgreyjones

    bevgreyjones said, about 3 years ago

    @rsurran

    @rsurran I remember hearing (possibly on Antiques Roadshow) that those clocks were known as case clocks before that song came out and became wildly popular.

  14. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, about 3 years ago

    @rsurran

    You got the first two lines. Then:

    It was taller by half than the old man himself
    But it weighed not a pennyweight more.
    It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
    It was always his joy and his pride,
    But it stopped – short – never to go again
    When the old man died.

  15. Kasper

    Kasper said, about 3 years ago

    Words & music (& pictures!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRqx7MP6uzE
    Being English, I never thought of it as a nursery song. Written by Henry Clay Work, who also wrote Marching Through Georgia & lots of other good old American songs. (I also remember Gen. Grant said ‘If I’d know he was going to write that song I’d have gone ROUND the state!’)

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