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Happy Columbus Day!
« on: April 21, 2008, 09:42:18 pm »

i am inspired by the acts of terry manning: superdelegate.
and in that spirit, i wish all psw members a happy
and prosperous columbus day!

here's a seasonal ditty from the 1941 Army Songbook.  please excuse the slurs and
politically incorrect language, it's a song i learned as a child;
with cleaned-up lyrics, of course.

notice how the rhythm swaays like a vessel at sea. and if you don't,
then alcohol may be your ticket, do you feel it now? the rustling
of the leaves at the close of a season, which calls great men
and women to action... with rakes in hand?

    http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/drinkingsongs/html/books-a nd-manuscripts/1940s/1941-army-song-book/index.htm


Colombo 17
In fourteen-hundred ninety-two,
A Dago from Italy
Was roaming through the streets of Spain,
A-selling hot tamale.
He met the Queen of Spain and said,
"Just give me ships and cargo,
And hang me up until I'm dead,
If I don't bring back Chicago/'
He knew the world was round-o, he knew it could be found-o,
That calculating navigatin', son-of-a-gun, Colombo.
The Queen, she put her jewels in hock,
To get Colombo started;
She wept soft tears upon the dock,
When her hero departed.
Colombo sighed most pensively;
He looked quite dissipated
To leave the bars which fringed the dock
Was what Colombo hated.
A boatswain's mate fell overboard,
The sharks did leap and frolic,
They ate him up with relish great,
But shortly died of colic.
The crew got tired and mutineed,
They drew their dirks and gatlins's,
Colombo took a marline-spike,
And chased 'em up the ratlines.
"Colombo had a one-eyed mate,
He loved him like a brother;
And every night till very late,
They shot craps with each other.
For forty days and forty nights,
They sailed the broad Atlantic,
And when they sighted Salvador,
The crew went well nigh frantic.
From The Book of Navy Song's. Used by permission Doubleday, "Damn & Co.,
Inc. Copyright 1926.

jeff dinces


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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 01:03:35 am »

Happy CD right back!

This Holiday festivity thing is catching.

And fetching.


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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 01:31:03 am »

i'm getting age spots from just showing up in these threads.

makes no cents     dollars of humor!
How very good and pleasant it is
when kindred live together in unity!
Psalm 133:1
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