Pickles by Brian Crane for August 25, 2012


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    Llewellenbruce  over 6 years ago

    Earl’s not into music, Nelson.

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    Linguist  over 6 years ago

    Earl sings tenor solo – ten or twelve miles away and so low, no one can hear him.

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    Stagger Lee  over 6 years ago

    Most of the songs Grampa knows are not fit for your young ears Nelson.

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    GROG Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I’ll bet the one that’s not is not one he can sing to Nelson.

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    poppy1313  over 6 years ago

    Opel likes show tunes much watch a lot of TCM channel

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    pschearer Premium Member over 6 years ago

    A kid’ll eat ivy too. Wooden shoe?

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    stilwillc  over 6 years ago

    “Lambseatoatsanddoeseatoatsandlittlelambseat ivy..” is a fun old song . My mom sang it to me;I sang it to my sons; and now sing it to my grandsons. It brings a smile every time!

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    stilwillc  over 6 years ago

    “wooden shoe”: pronounced woodn’t ewe for wouldn’t you.

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    jonesb  over 6 years ago

    Why doesn’t 9 Chickweed Lane have comments? Is Brooke McEldowney afraid of criticism.

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    timtribbett Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Ahh, so that’s how that song goes.

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    Calvin Nelson Nelson Premium Member over 6 years ago

    A kid’ll eat Ivey too, wouldn’t you.

    Reminds me of my mum. She used to sing that one.

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    sbchamp  over 6 years ago

    Mairzy Dotes?

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    catzilla23 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    U. S. Grant when asked his favorite song: "I know two songs, one is Yankee Doodle and the other one isn’t.

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    Number Three  over 6 years ago

    I’m always singing too.

    LOL xxx

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    forefrontsc Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Crane stole that line from Victor Borga. Part of his act dating from the early 1950’s “I know two pieces, one’s clair de lune, and the other one isn’t. clair de lune, English translation clear the slaoon.”

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    celeconecca Premium Member over 6 years ago

    My dad (about Earl’s age) taught us “Magdalena Kagdalena, Whoops Donna Wonna Honna Mogen Logan Dogan Was Her Name” (spelling may not be right), and “I Want a Beer Just Like the Beer That Pickled Dear Old Dad”

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    OldestandWisest  over 6 years ago

    He stole that line from Ulysses S. Grant ! Except that Grant said “Yankee Doodle” was the one of the two songs he knew that he knew the name of.

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    plus4  over 6 years ago

    Anyone familiar with “Danny Boy”? I don’t know the words, but the tune’s really challenging to sing.

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    jeffbacon12357  over 6 years ago

    Not to rain on the parade, but BC should have googled the lyrics first.

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    Dampwaffle  over 6 years ago

    Actually, he’s misquoting U.S. Grant, who was notoriously tone deaf and often said he could only distinguish two songs from each other. “One of them is Yankee Doodle and the other one isn’t.” Grant said. He never elaborated on what the other song was, leaving people to speculate that it was either all the other songs in the world lumped together or something to ribald to be mentioned in polite company.

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    codedaddy  over 6 years ago

    What has 16 balls and sings in harmony?A barbershop quartet.(What? How so? – One of them is a tenner)

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    Rickapolis  over 6 years ago

    My father-in-law was giving his grand-daughter the business about her taste in music when I reminded him that song was popular when he was young. He hushed right up.

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    Drewdove  over 6 years ago

    When I first read the lyrics I didn’t know the song till I ran the words together and thought “OH, that song!” Like finding out In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was really In the Garden of Eden or the lyrics to Island Girl or Louis Louis.

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member over 6 years ago

    LOL LOL Earl!

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    Tin Can Twidget Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Fortunately (or unfortunately) I can remember when that song was new during the 1940s.

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