|Boiled Beef and Carrots
||[Sep. 6th, 2012|08:32 pm]
Yesterday I made boiled beef and carrots, and today we ate it.|
After she'd finished eating I said to Julia "I suppose you're familiar with the song."
It turns out she's never heard of the song. Imagine my consternation! Imagine the disruption to my world view! Now I'm worried that my friends are similarly poorly exposed to my culture. Hence, a poll.
I am familiar with that song
It rang a bell after I Googled it
Yes -- and I was singing it after reading the subject line before I went on to the body of the post
And in half a moment on youtube I found the song and doubt that I'll ever get it out of my head. :-D
This is in my "have always known" song repertoire, along with things like 'e Ain't Gonna Jump No More, Firty Fahsand Fevvers, Mairzy Doats, and the Lumberjack song (it's older than me, it counts).
Tonight we had meatballs with spaghetti, all covered with cheese... and yes, we all sang. (smallclanger
decided to sing it to the tune of Chariots of Fire. Maximum ISIHAC exposure works!)
On top op op op op op op op...
That's the stuff that'll make you tough.
The same tune was the ringtone on my phone back in the days when it was fun to have annoying ringtones on phones. (circa 2002)
But then what do I know I am only dubiously culturally British anyway :-)
[by which I mean "significantly at a superficial level, but less so as you pay more attention"]
As it happens, I know the Peter Sellars version ('Boiled Bananas and Carrots') somewhat better.
2012-09-07 12:58 pm (UTC)
Is it sad to admit that this song is on the music USB stick in the car.
Not heard it - but I do know Any Old Iron and I'm Henery The Eighth, I Am.