Mudcat Café message #517764 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36233   Message #517764
Posted By: Ebbie
30-Jul-01 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: switching lyrics and melodys
Subject: RE: switching lyrics and melodys
When we were kids, my brothers and I discovered an old song staple sung in our German-language church could be sung to 28 secular, English-language tunes:

Bedenke, Mensch, das Ende Bedenke deinem Tod Der Todt kommt oft behende Der heute frisch und roth...

One male adolescent once led the song to the tune of Dang! Now I've gone blank- it's that song about a whiskered billy goat and ends with the line: Coughed up that rag and flagged the train (Somebody had tied up the goat after one escapade too many, and laid him on the train track.)

Ebbie