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GUEST,ballpienhammer 31 Jan 03 - 03:13 PM
mg 31 Jan 03 - 03:31 PM
Beccy 31 Jan 03 - 03:33 PM
Jeri 31 Jan 03 - 08:07 PM
catspaw49 31 Jan 03 - 08:24 PM
*#1 PEASANT* 31 Jan 03 - 10:46 PM
gnu 01 Feb 03 - 06:54 AM
catspaw49 01 Feb 03 - 07:21 AM
gnu 01 Feb 03 - 07:26 AM
catspaw49 01 Feb 03 - 07:32 AM
gnu 01 Feb 03 - 08:29 AM
Richie 02 Feb 03 - 07:33 AM
Bobert 02 Feb 03 - 08:36 AM
*daylia* 02 Feb 03 - 08:39 AM
Genie 02 Feb 03 - 10:14 AM
stevetheORC 02 Feb 03 - 10:16 AM
Ebbie 02 Feb 03 - 02:51 PM
GUEST,adavis@truman.edu 02 Feb 03 - 03:26 PM
mg 02 Feb 03 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,Guest 03 Feb 03 - 05:14 AM
gnu 03 Feb 03 - 07:20 AM
GUEST,texasgoodwin@netzero.com 18 Feb 03 - 10:33 PM
open mike 19 Feb 03 - 02:59 AM
Stilly River Sage 19 Feb 03 - 01:54 PM
Kaleb 19 Feb 03 - 02:10 PM
Amos 19 Feb 03 - 03:50 PM
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Subject: BS: Groundhog Day
From: GUEST,ballpienhammer
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 03:13 PM

Got a tune?


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: mg
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 03:31 PM

there is a wonderful groundhog song..I don't know but a few verses..I think it is in the database..

___ Sam come fetch a pole (repeat)
We'll _____ him out of his groundhog hole
Groundhog

Yonder comes Sam with a snicker and a grin
Groundhog grease all over his chin

Likes my groundhog boiled and fried
Best damn shoestrings ever was tied


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: Beccy
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 03:33 PM

chords???


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: Jeri
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 08:07 PM

I wrote and posted this about 3 years ago. Here it is again. (Sorry)

Groundhog Day
(Apologies to Martina McBride/Independence Day)

Well he seemed all right by dawn's early light
Though he looked barely better than dead
He tried to pretend the snow was all gone
But an icicle fell on his head
And I was hiding behind my window
In my warm house determined to stay
So I oggled him then as he crawled from his den
On Groundhog Day

Well word gets around in a small, small town
They said he was going to come out
They watched him emerge and stand on the verge
Of begining to put winter to rout

Some folks whispered and some folks talked
As he saw that he blocked the sun's ray
And he just turned around, went back into the ground
On Groundhog Day

(CHORUS)
Let come the spring, Let the birdies sing
Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning
Let's stop shoveling snow, let the grasses grow
Roll the snow away, let the children play
It's Groundhog Day

Well I remember one year it was cloudy and drear
By the time that the groundhog came out
He sniffed the air, at the groud he did stare
"No shadow" we all began to shout
And spring came no faster, though the small furry bastard
Predicted it would, in his way
Talk about your folklore...
It's Groundhog Day


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 08:24 PM

Additional or substitute verses for Mary's......

Groundhogs are a friend of mine
Groundhogs are a friend of mine
I eat groundhog most the time
Groundhog

If I don't quit eatin' I might explode
If I don't quit eatin' I might explode
Eatin' them groundhogs off the road
Groundhog


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 10:46 PM

Consider bringing your groundhog to a St. Brigid day celebration- Feb. 1

To Learn what is known of St. Brigid of the Gael contact the web pages below:
http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~er719/thesaint.html
Happy St. Brigid's Day Feb 1

Conrad


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: gnu
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 06:54 AM

Well, there's no way the little bugger is going to see his shadow here this morning because it's snowing a good clip. The forecast includes a turn to ice pellets or freezing rain before a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon with a high of 2C... soooo, I guess winter is over... and I'm a duck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 07:21 AM

Where's my Groundhog Day card Conrad?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: gnu
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 07:26 AM

Hey !!! It's not groundhog day. How dare you steal a day from me while I'm still asleep ! More tea... or less Bud.


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 07:32 AM

I don't get mail on Sunday gnu, so if my card doesn't arrive from Conrad today, I'll know the little pissant and his dumbfuck car are not really into the great traditions of the day as he sogloriously proclaimed after Christmas. Never trust an orange pissant with a fucked up car.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: gnu
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 08:29 AM

I recall one, vaguely, wherein.... all mixed in with greasy grimey gopher guts, little birdies dirty feet... more tea, after I shovel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: Richie
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 07:33 AM

The legend of Groundhog Day is based on an old Scottish couplet: "If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year."

Happy Groundhog day!

Any news about Phil's prediction?

Richie


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 08:36 AM

Not to change the subject but does anyone have a decent recipe for groundhog meatloaf, other than the same old boring catsup, onions, dryed milk and dryed mustard.

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: *daylia*
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 08:39 AM

Bobert is that recipe called 'Hossenfeffer'? (or however you'd spell it!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: Genie
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 10:14 AM

I think it's "Hasenpfeffer" or "Hassenpfeffer."

G


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: stevetheORC
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 10:16 AM

The shadow has been seen, can you believe it was reported on radio 2 news just now. Good old BBC.

Groundhog n chips pleeze

Orc


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 02:51 PM

Well, in southeast Alaska we're in for an early spring, it appears. Dripping clouds and fog today. :) Had a late winter so if we have an early spring the season will be short indeed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: GUEST,adavis@truman.edu
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:26 PM

This page contains links to traditions, songs and recipes:

http://www2.truman.edu/~adavis/groundhog.html

Best,

Adam


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: mg
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 04:24 PM

Is today a significant day in general? I remember it was the day we got our throats blessed with 2 candles crossed...St. Blaise Day..so we wouldn't choke on fish bones among other things. One of the truly great rituals of the Catholic church...gone at least where I am...mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 05:14 AM

Here in Spain we still celebrate st. Blaise, Mary Garvey. The ritual is not as sophisticated as that in which they place candles both sides of your throats, though (I've seen that in documentaries about Ireland, so I guess you are posting from there?). In some places there are street markets and fairs where you can buy a tiny string you have to tie around your neck to seek for protection against sore throat. All help welcome when you live on speaking to others!
Also, the proverbs say that if "storks can be seen on this day" (coming from their winter refuge), the rest of winter will be mild. A sort of Groundstork Day, so to say.


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: gnu
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 07:20 AM

We still have no report here in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Search & rescue continue digging. But, with mild temperatures, heavy rain turning the deep snow into mountains of semi-solid water, and flooding, hope is fading for the furry guy...


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: GUEST,texasgoodwin@netzero.com
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 10:33 PM

My mother-in-law sang a similar version of your groundhog song for me.
"Shoulder up my axe and whistle for my dog.
Pull to the wildwood to catch me a groundhog.
3,2,in a log and one in a stump,
Come on, Daddy, with the ten foot pole, twist this groundhog outta that hole.
Two for me and one for you, come on Daddy, with the ten foot pole. Twist this groundhog outta this hole.
Yonder comes granny 'round the hill
Snickering and grinning and the groundhog grease dripping off her chin.
Cat's in the cupboard and the meat is fat.
Oh, my Lord, I can't eat that."

Do you know the source of this song?


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: open mike
Date: 19 Feb 03 - 02:59 AM

i think one verse calls the critter a "whistle pig"


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 19 Feb 03 - 01:54 PM

A whistle pig is a marmot, an entirely different creature.


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: Kaleb
Date: 19 Feb 03 - 02:10 PM

Here comes Granny tapping her cane.
Here comes Granny tapping her cane.
Swears she'll eat that groundhog's brain.
Groundhog.

Need another pig so boys lets go.
Need another pig so boys lets go.
Gonna stretch its hide on this old banjo.
Groundhog.

Meat's in the skillet, hide's in the churn.
Meat's in the skillet, hide's in the churn.
If that aint a groundhog I'll be durned.
Groundhog.


-kaleb
Skinned one down and tanned his hide.
Skinned one down and tanned his hide.
Makes the best shoelaces you ever tied.
Groundhog.


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Subject: RE: BS: Groundhog Day
From: Amos
Date: 19 Feb 03 - 03:50 PM

This is a simple three chord tune, with hundreds of variants.


C~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Old Joe Digger, Sam and Dave
C~~~~~~~F~~~~~~~~~~~F~~~~G7
Old Joe Digger, Sam and Dave
C~~~~~~~~~~~F~~~~~~~~~~~C~~~~~~~G7
Went groundhog huntin' for to stave
~~C~~~~~~~~~~~
Grooooundhogg!

I think those are about right but I don't have an instrument with me!

A


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