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  Chirality - Flanders and Swann
From: Theodore Held <oppenhauser2001 at gmail.com> on 2011.10.31 at 11:33:01(22243)

How interesting that someone on this list besides me is familiar with
this song. I say familiar in the sense that I have the recording and
remembered it right away when I read the lyrics. But I had not thought
of it in quite some time. Thanks for bringing it to mind again.

For the rest of the afternoon I'll be humming, "Mud, mud, glorious
mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood."


From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2011.10.31 at 12:24:40(22244)
"So follow me, follow. Down to the hollow.
And there let us wallow in glorious mud."

I was introduced to Flanders and Swann many years by a animal physiologist
with whom I was working as Project Assistance when I was an undergraduate at
the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. They could make us laugh without
resorting to crude language! But I guess I date myself.

Don Martinson

From: Michael McCaffery <billbergia at gmail.com> on 2011.10.31 at 12:24:49(22245)
Best accompanied by a glass of Madeira...


On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Theodore Held

From: hermine <hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2011.10.31 at 12:16:25(22247)
At 11:33 AM 10/31/2011, Theodore Held wrote:
>How interesting that someone on this list besides me is familiar with
>this song.

"You say potatoes, and I say Chicago......"


From: "Nick Miller" <ncmiller at orcon.net.nz> on 2011.10.31 at 13:19:00(22249)
As a kid I was taken to a live performance by them, when they toured this country. They are
still great favourites in our household, to this day.
Nick Miller
From: Theodore Held <oppenhauser2001 at gmail.com> on 2011.11.01 at 14:53:23(22254)
Isn't it interesting that a fair percentage of this modest list is
familiar, fans even, of these two jolly folks from 50 years ago! It's
somewhat an age thing and a little not, since younger people may not
have ever been exposed, but I know of many folks my age who haven't a
clue about who these guys are. One might postulate that a certain
mental construct leans one toward both F & S type songs and growing
fancy plants. Too many variables to prove one way or another, but fun
to think about.

By the way, the Madeira song is sort of on the edge.

Ted Held.

From: "Nick Miller" <ncmiller at orcon.net.nz> on 2011.11.02 at 12:54:51(22255)
Sounds reasonable - you might call it the 'fruit-cake construct'....
Nick Miller

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