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CRANKY YANKEE Introd'g Blue Water to Bluegrass audienc (13) RE: Introd'g Blue Water to Bluegrass audienc 16 Aug 01


Charley Noble, Work on setting a melody to Kipling's "Gunga Din" I've tried and goten nowhere. Every tune I've tried sounds "Silly". I recite it now and again, and have "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" running in the back of my mind, and what comes out is a lot like Michael Caine, which isn't at all bad. I used to be able to pass for a Londoner, in London, but that's not the way Kipling wrote it, so I just recite it,as written, and it goes into the microphone the way it wants to. So far, no one has given me the "Booo"

This should interest you, old smokey. In a fit of "silly wierdness" I composed a set of Lyrics to "Ricket's Hornpipe", as if it were about vitamin deficiency maladies. I do Ricket'sd on th4e banjo, but not clawhammer. I don't know if there'sw a name for this kind of picking, or even if anyone else does this sort of thing (and probably a lot better) Whichever finger does the job, does the job. anyway, there's a rhyme for "Orange in there". Not a great rhyme, but a usable one.

RICKETS HORNPIPE, by Jody Gibson

RICKETS, BERI-BERI SCURVY AND PALEGARA TOO
ARE CAUSED BY NOT ENOUGH VITAMINS GETTING INTO YOU
LOUSY VISION AFTER DARK AND EVEN COLDS AND FLU
ARE SOMETIMES CAUSED BY LACK OF VITAMINS IN YOU.
(MIDDLE 8)
YOU MAY THINK YOU'RE HAVING FUN,
BUT WITHOUT THE "VITAMUN"
YOUR BONES GET SOFT, YOU START TO ITCH
YOUR ANKLES WEIGH A TON

FORGET ABOUT PSYCHIATRY , DON'T GO ON A BINGE
JUST EAT A TEMPLE OR A NAVEL OR VELENCIA ORANGE


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