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Thread #16722   Message #2477283
Posted By: GUEST
27-Oct-08 - 11:53 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song
In my elementary school in New Jersey - in the late 40's/early 50's - we sang it pretty much as they did in Minnesota.
The music teacher divided the auditorium into 4 quadrants.
Left Front sang:
the fiddles they sing it, they sob it and swing it, they sway as they play it, they sing all they say.
Left Rear sang:
The clarinet, the clarinet, goes dua-dua-dua-det, the clarinet, the clarinet, goes dua-dua-dua-det.
Right Front sang:
The horns, the horns, they shout it out, the horns, the horns, they shout it out (the most boring part of all!)
Right Rear sang:
The drum has no trouble, just double, dub-double, five-one, one-five, bum bum bum bum bum.

It was a township school with lots of farm kids who couldn't have cared less -- but I secretly kind of enjoyed it!