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Thread #11190   Message #1029282
Posted By: PageOfCups
03-Oct-03 - 07:54 PM
Thread Name: Counting Songs
Subject: RE: Counting Songs
About those sheep-counting rhymes... I bet Meredith Willson was familiar with them. Remember the scene in The Music Man during the July 4th "exercises" in the gym? The Mayor's wife counts to twenty "in the Indian tongue." I can't locate a text of what she chants, but in my memory of the movie it sure sounds close to those sheep rhymes.

Can anybody come up with Mrs. Shinn's chant to compare the two?

who notices something new about The Music Man every time she sees it...