#SoCS – Link

Last week I shared a few of the songs which make me smile, especially right now when my days can get a bit overwhelming as a result of the economic catastrophe caused by C-19. Accountant’s are also front line workers, picking up the pieces, albeit different ones to the medical fraternity.

This week Linda’s theme is links and I have decided to share more links to my favourite songs. You can all blame yourselves for this choice as last week’s post was so well received I felt it was my duty not to disappoint you this week and to provide you with more of the same sort of entertainment [wink!]. I’m even sharing another of Terence’s choices which are always very different from mine.

First up is Bosom Buddies from the Broadway show, Mame. Mame is one of my favourite favourites, a bit like the purple Quality Street. My sister, Catherine and I used to sing this together and have been know to dance the cancan to it in the parking lot outside the theatre.

A few are my favourite lyrics from this song are as follows:

“We’ll always be bosom buddies,
Friends, sisters and pals;
We’ll always be bosom buddies,
If life should reject you,
There’s me to protect you.
If I say that your tongue is vicious,
If I call you uncouth;
It’s simply that who else but a bosom buddy
Will sit down and tell you the truth.

Tho’ now and again I’m aware that my candid opinion may sting,
Tho’ often my frank observation might scald;
I’ve been meaning to tell you for years
You should keep your hair natural like mine.
If I kept my hair natural like yours, I’d be bald.
Do you have a quart of a John? But darling,

We’ll always be dear companions,
My crony, My mate;
We’ll always be harmonizing,
Orphan Annie and Sandy,
Like Amos and Andy.
If I say that your sense of style’s as far as off as your youth;
It’s simply that who else but a bosom buddy
Will tell you the whole stinking truth.”

Next up is one of my favourite songs by Flanders and Swann called Madeira M’Dear.

“She was young, she was pure,
She was new, she was nice,
She was fair, she was sweet seventeen.

He was old, he was vile,
And no stranger to vice,
He was base, he was bad, he was mean.

He had slyly inviegled her up to his flat,
To view his collection of stamps;
And he said as he hastened to put out the cat,
The wine, his cigar, and the lamps:”

I must be honest that I do find all the songs by this duo hilarious and, if you give me enough encouragement in the comments, I may share some more.

And lastly, here is Terence’s contribution for this week:

The pop up concert he chose, is actually pretty amazing, so I hope you watch and enjoy it.

This post was written for Linda Hill’s SoCS prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “link.” Use it as a noun or a verb; use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

If you want to join in the fun, you can do so here: https://lindaghill.com/2020/07/17/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-18-2020/

44 thoughts on “#SoCS – Link

  1. I enjoyed all three selections very much, but Terrance’s wins hands-down. Can you imagine Beethovan’s reaction if he could have time-traveled to witness how transported the crowd was listening to his music?

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  2. Happy 250th Birthday Beethoven, not his actual birthday till December, but apparently we’re celebrating it all year. We all need an Ode to Joy. I have always wanted to find myself in the middle of a flash mob, looking round city squares and big railway stations hopefully, but no luck.
    We always listened to Flanders and Swan when I was a child. how about The Hippopotamus Song – Robbie, have you seen hippos in the wild enjoying glorious mud?

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    1. That is wonderful, Jacqui. Greg got to grade 5 piano and then gave up. Michael plays the drums but doesn’t practice much. I was always keen for one of my boys to play an instrument but it doesn’t seem to be in the stars.

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  3. I’d never heard Madeira M’Dear, Robbie. That was a fun one.
    And that flash mob is my all-time favorite. My grandson loved it when he was about 2 years old and we watched it a thousand times. He would “sing” along and knew all the instruments. I swear his first word was “oboe.”
    A great post. Thanks for the smiles!

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  4. I’m a big fan of flash mobs, and this is one of the best. I also enjoyed the Flanders and Swann song and their sense of humor. I wonder how such a song would be received today…

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  5. I love all three of your selection, Robbie. That Flash Mop is so joyful and it’s fun to see that little boy directing also. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor is a lovely piece of music. All piano students learn to play that tune. I love the message behind it also. It’s a tune about peace: Ode to Joy represents the triumph of universal brotherhood against war and desperation.

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      1. You’re welcome, Robbie. The first movement has simple notes so it’s easy to play even for beginners. The advance students can play the entire piece. Usually that’s what happens when piano teachers choose music 🎶 for students. 🤗

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  6. Another great selection of music. My younger daughter and I have been known to start singing songs from West Side Story or My Fair Lady at the drop of a hat. (K)

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      1. Haha – I remember being in an Irish pub once and there was a band there – I had a splitting headache but had to go along with the group I was with. The music was so loud and I thought I’d never make it through the night!

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  7. Awesome post Robbie. I enjoyed your two selections but that flash mob was amazing. Just watching the crowd was fantastic. Ode to Joy is one of my favourite songs, so what a great way to light up my evening.

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  8. I like listening to songs I can understand the lyric of. But there are also some very good comedic albums. I like listening to the humor of Alan Sherman… “Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda… here I am in Camp Granada….”
    Humor is a good thing – thanks for sharing 😀

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