Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Song For Sunday

One of Stuart Hamblin’s most popular songs, it has been a while since I heard it played: Stranger

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Pancho and Miguel Go Hunting

Well, the radio’s playing, and Stu Hamblin is singing “I Won’t Go Hunting With You Jake, But I’ll Go Chasing Women.” The announcer says they have a whole lot more good old 40’s Classics lined up, so I guess I’ll … Continue reading

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A Bit O’ A Jig: Behind The Bush In The Garden

The words I have heard for the first of these jigs suggests there was more than dancing “behind the bush in the garden.” Regardless, this jig provide a pleasant interlude: Enjoy Stranger

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Lying for Pastime, and other ruminations

Well, the radio has Seamus Ennis playing “Behind the Bush in the Garden.” The way Lane Junior Cooter used to sing that there were plumb scan’lous goins on behind that bush! But Ennis is playing the music without the words. … Continue reading

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Kids Deserve To Grow Up And Become Parents

Yesterday, I was talking about Anita Flores, and her ham sandwiches. We used to talk about this ‘n that during her shift at the Rexall. But there was nothing going on there because first I didn’t want Saint George’s dragon … Continue reading

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Some Flowers Do Not Bloom In The Dark

Whew, I feel like I been run down, run over, run through a great big wringer and then drug through a li’l bitty knot hole. I’m tard! Plum’ tard! But I turned the radio on, looking for a reminisce, and … Continue reading

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Divvying Up The Seeds

I heard on the news that scientists think they are hot on the trail of something that will cure the common cold. Reminds me of the old man who was so mad he was jumping up and down, cussin’ a … Continue reading

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A Bit O’ Th’ Irish; Kilfenora Céilí Band

A bit of dance music from Eire: with the exuberant Deirdra Kiely: And by the way, Céilí is pronounced Kayley, as closely as American English will allow. Stranger

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Teaching The Cat A Lesson

It is no secret that my sympathy lies with the poor swod who has just been sideswiped by life. The family of the the guy who was walking along a Key West street, going along dumb, fat, and happy, and … Continue reading

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Henry Clay Work Did More Than “March Through Georgia

The GAR reunions I remember as a boy often featured this tune, but i never appreciated its basic truth until – where is not important. Enjoy Stranger

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