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Thread #62702   Message #1014657
Posted By: Abby Sale
07-Sep-03 - 10:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mister Noah (Nina & Frederik)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mister Noah (Nina & Frederick)
The Happy! file usee this song for Cheshvan 17, 656 (on the Jewish calendar): Flood begins (Gen 7:11)

Dead Horse: Your version seems trad and is as printed in My Pious Friends and Drunken Companions by Frank Shay; Macaulay & Co, 1927. This is a collection of songs as sung in Greenwich Village in the 1920's.

Dave Van Ronk has made his version of "Oh Mister Noah" fairly well known. His is a further evolved one, with generally better & smoother word usage. But he has unfortunately lost the religious nature of the song in singing "Doodle-ee-doo" in the chorus instead of the more pious "Halleloo."