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Offline Bertha

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Re: A landscape addition
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2014, 11:40:26 am »
Probably everyone has heard this song: http://youtu.be/CxzH8x-FDH0
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Re: A landscape addition
« Reply #61 on: March 20, 2014, 12:31:38 pm »
Probably everyone has heard this song: http://youtu.be/CxzH8x-FDH0

There are many many versions of this old favourite that every primary school kid in Australia knows. Somehow this one doesn't sound quite right with an American accent, especially the pronunciation of 'laugh'.
The song has not been without its controversy over 'stolen' melodies, and of course the word 'gay' has had a change of meaning since the song was written in 1932.
Could lead to some misconceptions too - kookaburras don't eat gumdrops or co-exist with monkeys, but hey, it's a fun song for kids. Other verses about rusty nails and pants on fire have been added over the years.
Here's a bunch of Australian kids making a bit of a mess of it, but they enjoy it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oPuUayHQms