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Songs about ducks and geese

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THE GRAY GOOSE
THE WILD GOOSE (2)
THE WILD GOOSE (2)
THE WILD GOOSE (2)
WILD GEESE
WILD GEESE (2)
WILD GOOSE
WILD GOOSE (RANZO)


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Subject: Songs about ducks and geese
From: moongoddess
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:19 PM

I have just returned from the Easton, MD waterfowl festival and I am all ducked and goosed out. Except for songs. Any songs out there about ducks and geese? OK, "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" is about a dead goose. Any more? Thanks. Di


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Effsee
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:24 PM

The Mallard.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: pdq
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:38 PM

I was fortunate to see Burl Ives in his later years. Even though he was 72, he had a fine voice and was a great entertainer. He said he had not worked much in recent years and had to figure out a new song list.

He realized that the first three songs in the play list he had just made were all about geese! Audience got a good laugh, one of many that night.

The songs were "Go tell Aunt Rody", "Fox Went Out...", and one other. I believe he still did all three, just not leading off the show.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:41 PM

http://www.poems.lovecanadageese.com/wildgoose.html


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 10:04 PM

Wild Goose Shanty


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 10:05 PM

and also Cry of the Wild Goose


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: freightdawg
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 11:48 PM

Don't forget "The Little White Duck"

Quack, quack, quack.

(also done by Burl Ives)

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: number 6
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 11:50 PM

"Honky the Christmas Goose" by Johnny Bower.

sIx


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Celtaddict
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:13 AM

Terry Gilkyson's Cry of the Wild Goose.
    ("Last night I heard the wild goose cry,
    Winging north in a lonely sky.
    Tried to sleep but it weren't no use,
    For I am brother to the old wild goose.")

It's on a thread here somewhere but when I tried to blicky it, it connected to a 2000 thread on suicide.
(click)


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Celtaddict
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:13 AM

And the fun old round,
Why doesn't my goose
Sing as well as thy goose
When I paid for my GOOSE
Twice as much as thine?


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:27 AM

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry
When I take you out in the surrey
When I take you out in the surrey
With the fringe on top


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Celtaddict
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:38 AM

Nell Flaherty's Drake
Worth learning all the lyrics (plenty of them!) for the wonderful curses called down on the perpetrator who killed the drake.
Banned, I am told, by Mother England, as subversive.
I'm sure it is in the DT which seems not to be working properly for me at least just now.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 05:59 AM

'What shall we have
For dinner Mrs Bond?'
'There's geese in the larder
And ducks on the pond.'

Dilly, dilly, dilly, dilly
Come and be killed
For you must be stuffed
And my customers filled.

I think it was on 'Uncle Mack's Nursery Rhymes'


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: bfdk
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 06:45 AM

Ian McCalman's "From Greenland" has a chorus going:

And the snow goose flies in the northern sky
From Greenland


It's not about geese as such, but about returning like the geese.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 07:22 AM

Topsie

I wonder if it should be

'There's guests in the parlour' rather than geese in the larder?


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,Janine
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 07:31 AM

'Goosey Gander' - Children's nursery rhyme
'The Barnyard Song' (Cisco Houston) a mention but not specifically about ducks or geese though. It's a version of 'Old MacDonald's Farm'
'Old Judge Thayer Take Your Shakle Off Me' (Woody Guthrie), again comments as above.
Janine


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Splott Man
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 07:47 AM

Old MacDonald?

Where are Geoff & Mrs Duck when you need them?


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 07:53 AM

And the Ron Spicer song "The Goose and the Gander" which Jeff Warner sings (I think he got the basis of what he sings from singer Bob Lewis). Jeff also added an end verse to this lovely drinking song.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 08:09 AM

Jake Thackeray's "The Bantam Cock"

And then upon the peace
of my ducks and my geese
he rudely did intrude... :)


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Mr Red
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 08:13 AM

Gossip Jones (or Joan etc)

........... horns stick out from under...........


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Charmion
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:28 PM

Guest of 0722 hr: I agree with Topsie on the lyrics to Mrs Bond, the song of canard carnage. I learned it from my grandmother, who had it from her mother, etc., and her version, too, put "geese in the larder" but no guests in the parlour.

You don't eat roast duck in the parlour anyway. That's what your dining room is for.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,crows_curse@yahoo.com
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:53 PM

What about " six little ducks" a pre school song...
six little ducks that i once knew
short one , fat ones skinny ones too
but the one little duck with the feather on her hat
she led the others with a quack, quack quack..
etc...
regards mike


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Mr Red
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:58 PM

Did I miss "Goosey Goosey Gander" above?

- Oh well, as long as he misses me!


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Emma B
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 01:07 PM

A slightly more modern version Mr Red -

Goosey goosey gander, wither shall he wander?
Upsatirs and downstairs and in the conference chamber.
There he met an old man who shouted at Jack Straw,
So they took him by both arms, and chuvked him out the door!

as heard on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - where else?


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Emma B
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 01:09 PM

sorry "chucked" - got Roman script on the keyboard :>)


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: sharyn
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 01:23 PM

Lani Hermann, who may or may not lurk here, sings a wonderful song about "The Old Grey Duck" or maybe it's "The Old Grey Goose," about a bird with defective offspring:

"And when the young ones they were born
They had no tails nor bills."

I don't know where she got it, but it is a great song.

There's also "I Went to Market," which has duck and goose verses, and "The Christmas Goose," which features at least two kinds of geese(!).


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,Janine
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 04:27 PM

I forgot the best: 'The Gray Goose' (Iron Head, Lead Belly etc)

Lawd, Lawd, Lawd!

Janine


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: R. Padgett
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 05:12 PM

Walter Pardon's Country Life has the chorus ~

Quack quack quack go the pretty little ducks
the hen's cluck cluck gives a warning
When the old cock crows then every body knows there's eggs for your breakfast in the norning


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks from the Ancient Geecian
From: Severn
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 06:10 PM

Arlo Guthrie's "Al The Goose" about a childhood pet that got et.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: pdq
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 06:43 PM

"The Grey Goose" - that's the third song that Burl Ives did

Thanks GUEST janine! I can sleep better now.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 06:52 PM

Danny Kaye - The Ugly Duckling (who turned out to be a goose


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 06:54 PM

On the first day of Christmas
...
Six geese a-laying ...


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: leftydee
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 07:24 PM

Mandolin blues man, Yank Rachell's "Divin'" Duck"

If the river was whiskey and I was a divin' duck,
If the river was whiskey and I was a divin' duck,
I would swim to the bottom and never would come up.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 09:36 PM

"Wild Geese" by Ian Tyson - recorded by Ian & Sylvia

"Be Kind to Your Webfooted Friends"


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: LilyFestre
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 10:41 PM

Geese In The Bogs


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Celtaddict
Date: 17 Nov 05 - 07:48 AM

Nell Flaherty's Drake is in the DT, 0.8658, but I can't blickify it or put it at the top of the thread, singly or in quadruplicate.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 17 Nov 05 - 12:03 PM

A German children's song: Alle meine Entchen (all my little ducks), also with a stanza about little geese


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DUCK SONG (John Flynn)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Nov 05 - 02:25 PM

John Flynn wrote "The Duck Song".

THE DUCK SONG
(John Flynn)

CHORUS: If it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck
And there's duck-doo on your pickup truck
Buddy, you can bet your bottom buck
It ain't no armadillo.

1. My daddy told me long ago
'Bout two things every boy should know
One of them was the yellow snow
And the other was armadillos. CHORUS

2. If it ain't got claws and beady eyes
And armor plate above its thighs
Like a mutant rat in a tank disguise
It ain't no armadillo. CHORUS

3. Said use your ears, boy, use your eyes
No need to over-analyze
If it walks on two legs, swims and flies
It ain't no armadillo. CHORUS

REPEAT VERSE 1, THEN CHORUS 3X

© 1992 Flying Stone Music

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 17 Nov 05 - 03:13 PM

Try some other threads.....
Lyr Add: Duck Rover
March of the Sinister Ducks
Little white duck, little green frog

these found by typing "duck" in the forum fiter box with "Age:all" clicked in the filter.
Quack!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 17 Nov 05 - 04:16 PM

"Marla Hill Ducks" by Tommy Armstrong

"The Unlucky Duck"- to be found in the Digital Tradition


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHERE DO THE WILD GEESE GO (Greg Brown)
From: open mike
Date: 17 Nov 05 - 07:25 PM

Oh, about the song: ...a bird with defective offspring:
"And when the young ones they were born They had no tails nor bills."
YOu wonder where it came from??
Perhaps it is from Three Mile Island or Chernobyl?


Greg Brown has one from his c.d. In the Dark with You

"Where Do the Wild Geese Go?"

WHERE DO THE WILD GEESE GO
(Greg Brown)

Where do the wild geese go when they go away
Where do the wild geese go
Are all their babies up there in that V on holiday
How do they know the way How do they know the way
How do they know the way How do they know the way

Where do the dark clouds go when they go away
Where do the dark clouds go
Where does the night go at the break of day
How can ya love me so well How can ya love me so well
How can ya love me so well How can ya love me so well

Where does your wild heart go when it goes away
Where does your wild heart go
Does it travel all night with the wild geese
That why it beatin so That why it beatin so
That why it beatin so That why it beatin so

Where do the wild geese go when they go away
Do they travel all night Do they travel all night
Do they travel all night Do they travel all night

Where do the wild geese go when they go away
Where do the wild geese go
Are all their babies up there in that V
How do they know the way How do they know the way
How do they know the way How do they know the way

Where do the wild geese go Where do the wild geese go
Where do the wild geese go when they go away
Where do the wild geese go
Where do the wild geese go when they go away
Where do the wild geese go
Where do the wild geese go when they go away
Where do the wild geese go


Ha the ads below are for goose repellant..
whe knew there was a goose free zone??


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: KathWestra
Date: 17 Nov 05 - 09:47 PM

Open the Door Softly (I've something to tell you, dear)

Has this verse:

Sad winds in autumn will whisper as they pass by,
Wild geese flying eastward leave their music in the sky,
Listen at evening and answer the wild birds' cry


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 18 Nov 05 - 07:07 AM

'Ducks On A Pond': Incredible String Band.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Nov 05 - 09:41 AM

Ilo Man Bob Webb from James Fender
Oh the ducks and the geese they are swimming down the river (timme!)
Chorus: Way ay ay ay Ilo Man


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: MissouriMud
Date: 18 Nov 05 - 10:12 AM

Not really "songs" perhaps but there are a fair number of old time fiddle dance tunes with ducks or geese in the titles that used to have some words associated with them.   Best known may be "Ducks on the Mill Pond" and the "Old Gray Goose".

Fiddlers Companion suggests words to the Ducks on the Mill Pond were:

    "Ducks in the millpond, Geese in the ocean;
      Hug them pretty girls, If I take a notion.

      ***

      Cho: Lord, Lord, gonna get on a rinktum,
          Lord, Lord, gonna get on a rinktum.

      ***

      Ducks in the millpond, Geese in the clover,
      Jumped in the bed, And the bed turned over.

    ***

      Ducks in the millpond, Geese in the clover,
      Fell in the millpond, Wet all over. (Lomax)

      ***

      Rain come and wet me, sun come and dry me,
      Step back pretty girl, don't you come nigh me. (Tommy Jarrell)"

All of which sound like pretty standard dance tune floaters.

Same source also has words for one version of Old Gray Goose being:

    "Johnny Gordon lost his cow,
      And where do you reckon he found her?
      He found her up that rocky branch,
      With a hundred buzzards around her.

      ***

      Cho.:
       Look here, look there,
       Look away over yander;
       Don't you see that old grey goose,
       A-smiling at that gander.

      ***

      Johnny Gordon lost his wife,
      And where do you reckon he found her?
      He found her up that rocky branch,
      With a hundred men around her."

However I can't really make those words (particularly the chorus) fit with the Old Gray Goose fiddle tune I know so it may be a different version.   The verses and chorus don't really seem to match that well so again maybe these are floating verses


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 18 Nov 05 - 10:16 AM

I don't know how it is in other countries, but in Germany St Martin's Day is the day for slaughtering and eating the fattened geese.
Since medieval times there are several songs; google with "martinsgans" and "lieder" if interested.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Howard Kaplan
Date: 18 Nov 05 - 10:45 PM

Peter and Lou Berryman wrote "A Pair of Geese". It's on Michael Cooney's CD "Together Again" as well as on the Berrymans' CD "Double Yodel".


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,Janine
Date: 19 Nov 05 - 04:39 AM

Have we had this one already?
'Saturday Night' (Cisco Houston possibly from Burl Ives) one verse of which goes:

Wild geese flying in the air, in the sky of blue
They're now a-going where the west wind blows so why not me and you?

Perhaps someone could tell me what that songs is all about!!!

Janine


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 19 Nov 05 - 04:50 AM

What about "Daddy Fox"?

Second verse goes:-
He grabbed a grey goose by the neck,
And slung a duck all across his back.
He heeded not to their quivvy quivvy quack,
As he trotted away to his den'o,
den'o den'o
He heeded not to their quivvy quivvy quack,
As he trotted away to hes de-e-e-en'o

Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Eve Goldberg
Date: 19 Nov 05 - 04:10 PM

There's Wade Hemsworth's "The Wild Goose" and the other one that just popped into my mind is Joni Mitchell -- "The Urge for Going" - I can't remember the words to either one but I know there's fowl in both of them!

Eve


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