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Chocolate Pi Origin: Happy Land (42) RE: Help: 'Happy Land' Variations 06 Jun 00

hey, I'm refreshing this because it's come up again on the mailing list.
The song appears briefly in "The King and I," and also, of all places, in "Arsenic and Old Lace." It's apparently pentatonic (at least the SH tenor part, the melody), and is also the title of and parodied by a Bowie song.
The question is, who came up with the tune? The current suggestion is that a missonary collected it and rearranged it with Christian words. any info out there?

Chocolate Pi (who has a calculus final tomorrow)

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