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Posted By: Azizi
15-Apr-08 - 07:26 PM
Thread Name: Law Officers in Songs &Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: Law Officers in Songs &Children's Rhymes
Hey, Bert! That is a great thread. There were some people who posted to that thread {from 2000} who are still active on Mudcat like Amos, Spaw, Lonesome EJ, Jack the Sailor, and SharonA. But where are the other folks who were active on that thread? I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to know them.

What came across to me about that thread was that all the folks seemed to really like each other. And they seemed to enjoy talking with each other and composing songs based on a newspaper article about a man arrested in California for keeping ferrets in his home.

Though I hesitate to pick a favorite song posted on that thread, I admit that the one I like the best one was LEJ's. Here's the first two verses of his song:

Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 10
From: Lonesome EJ - PM
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 06:58 PM

I Fought for Ferrets
I fought for ferrets
But I did not stab the Deputy
I fought for ferrets
But I did not stab the Deputy

All around Otay Mesa
They trying to put me down
They say "Loco in cabesa!
There go de Ferret Clown!"


That's a hoot!!

And that thread also has some great quotes like this one from Amos:

"If one of someday could write the new and perfect song, the song never sung, the Missing Song, we would all sigh in unison and be transmogrified into essence or some damn thing like that.

But we all, meanwhile, do pursue the creation of what beauty we can, and in doing so have named ourselves".

Man, Amos. You sure got it goin' on!