Although there would seem to be some dispute about the exact lyrics as this passage indicates:
5:50-5:59 Intelligible speech (john, right): "The dogs were dogging,the cats were catting, the birds were birding, the fish were fishing..."
differs from this version:
How? Dogs for dogging, hands for clapping
Birds for birding and fish for fishing
Them for themming and when for whimming
JL: "Dogs were dogging, cats were catting. Birds were birding, Fish were fishing. Thence Pwllheli, went swimming"
[Pwllheli, pron. "per-thelly", in Northern Wales. An odd little poem!]
Anyway - once you get the words down you could always try the karaoke version.
Surely that would have to be included in any Extreme Karaoke set?
Comments: thence pwllheli
Duh, duh, duh... (sorry, boynton, couldn't help myself, just had to do this) :-)
That's it. No more. You've used up your comment quota for March.
Posted by Diogenes at March 17, 2005 04:47 PM
but is it comment number nine yet? ;)
Posted by boynton at March 17, 2005 11:04 PM
Oh my god, I just realised that a humourless person might think I was serious in my previous comment. I'd better put smilies after everything I say from now on. :-) :-) :-) [sigh]
Posted by Diogenes at March 17, 2005 11:07 PM
I find the wink to be pretty much my default.
and having just listened to Revolution Number Nine on vinyl for the first time in ... years?... I would be employing at least nine different emoticons to express my reaction to the lyrics.
Posted by boynton at March 17, 2005 11:14 PM
This is ridiculous, boynton, you just managed to wedge a comment in before mine. Please deem my last comment to have been made before I saw your last comment, otherwise new misunderstandings could arise... :-)
Comment number nine? I don't follow..
I'm feeling a tad sensitive after being mauled by a humanitarian. Life was easier when I was killing 'cong so you could have a better life... ;-) ;-) ;-)
Me getting all sensitive is in itself ironic. And I'm going way over the comment quota here... :-) :-) :-) [double sigh]
Posted by Diogenes at March 17, 2005 11:16 PM
"comment number nine"...
A weak joke in reference to the Beatles song of the post. I think listening too hard to the said song dulled my wit.
I'm pretty sure it would have a high degree of difficulty in the karaoke stakes.
Posted by boynton at March 17, 2005 11:23 PM
Ok! Back to sanity! I finally read your original link and now I understand the 'nine' thing.
Also, boynton, I've inadvertantly hogged this blog and I'll give it a bit of a rest for a bit now before I scare allof your regulars away for good. :-) :-) :-)
Posted by Diogenes at March 17, 2005 11:25 PM
Thank you. This blog appreciates your hogging. ;)
Alas - who knows where all those regulars are?...
(no wink) ;)
Posted by boynton at March 17, 2005 11:29 PM
a word of warning.
Don't Google "dogging in uk"
Posted by Francis Xavier Holden at March 18, 2005 12:09 AM
You know, FX, I kinda thought that looked dodgy.
And here was I thinking Pwllheli was curious.
Posted by boynton at March 18, 2005 12:17 AM
- and does that mean I might get some serious search traffic now?
Posted by boynton at March 18, 2005 12:22 AM
Serious dog traphiking ... Pam for spaming ;P
Black puddinging for guiness-lovers?
Posted by Jozef Imrich at March 18, 2005 02:02 AM
green beer for spam...
I just noticed the most recent search request:
"tea towel poems"
which contains an excerpt from b at blogspot that reads almost like a foreign text to me...
"the popular nostalgia of the tea-towel also serviced private memory..."
Must have been something in the brew in those days. However - people searching for "Tea towel poems" may not be too shocked by this blog's content, but who knows.
Posted by boynton at March 18, 2005 08:01 PM