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Posted By: katlaughing
22-Jan-99 - 01:46 AM
Thread Name: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
As a "Kathleen" and proud of it, I would just like to say the song always meant going home to Ireland for me, esp. when my dad sang it to me. And, dissillusioned as I might be, it will ever be thus.

Thanks Alison for mentioning the Too-a-roo-a-roo-ra (That's An Irish Lullaby). As I leave tomorrow to travel for my mother's final resting, it is good to be reminded of what she sang me to sleep with almost everynight.

My sisters and I always cleaned house while listening to show tunes. Anybody think of any, such as:

Maria
Oklahoma
Tomorrow (from Annie) LOTS OF SACCHARIN!
Who will buy? from Oliver, as well as several others which I can't remember the names of

Did anyone mention Waltzing Matilda, yet?
When the caissons go rolling along (Title?)
American Pie
Streets of Laredo
Yellow Submarine
Imagine
Country Roads
This Old Man (nick, knack, paddy-whack song)
Little Bunny Foo-Foo
Eensy Weensy Spider
Summertime
House of the Rising Sun
Simple Gifts
Hey, good looking
I'm so lonesome I could cry (Hank Wms.; title?)
Don't sit under the apple tree
Missouri Waltz w/words
Tennessee Waltz w/words
Edge of Destruction
Some Personal Favorites:
Strawberry Roan
Zebra Dun
Little Joe the Wrangler
When the works all done this fall

And then,

When Johnny Goes Marching off to war
Goodbye Old Paint

I know there's more; my mind is just kinda numb and blank. This is a great thread! Thanks for the respite.
I'll be back next week.
kat:-(not much laughing
Line breaks <br> added. May your mother rest in peace, Kat. -Joe Offer-