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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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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 19 Nov 05 - 11:28 PM

Zeke Hoskin has a fun song called "Hunting the Duck" that's a send-up of hunting ballads

The chorus goes:
"So blow the horn loudly and rev up the truck
We're off to the boondocks to murder the duck"

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: mg
Date: 20 Nov 05 - 12:38 AM

Clementine..which I read somewhere was a true story...
Praties they grow small

isn't there a real pertty one by violet jacobs/


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Subject: Lyr Add: CRY OF THE WILD GOOSE (Terry Gilkyson)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 11:08 PM

CRY OF THE WILD GOOSE
Words and music by Terry Gilkyson
As sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford

1. Tonight I heard the wild goose cry,
Wingin' north in the lonely sky.
Tried to sleep but it ain't no use,
'Cause I am the brother to the old wild goose.

CHORUS: My heart knows what the wild goose knows,
And I must go where the gild goose goes.
Wild goose, brother goose, which is best?
A wand'rin' foot or a heart at rest?

2. The cabin is warm and the snow is deep,
And I got a woman; she lies asleep.
When she wakes at tomorow's dawn,
She'll find, poor critter, that her man is gone.

3. My woman was kind and true to me,
Thinks she loves me; the more fool she!
She gotta learn that it ain't no use
To love the brother to the old wild goose.

4. Spring is comin' and the ice will break,
And I can't linger for a woman's sake.
She'll see a shadow pass overhead.
She'll find a feather beside my bed.

[Frankie Laine also recorded of this song.]
Click for complete song in another thread


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: MtheGM
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 11:46 PM

No he's not. It was written by Terry Gilkyson & recorded in 1950 by Frankie Laine & Tennessee Ernie Ford.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 05:56 AM

and where is Geoff the Duck on this thread?

Quack.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: kendall
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 08:08 AM

..when the wind backs around to the north in November
Wild geese go a ganging out to sea,
There's snow on the wind and it's ever been the same
That north wind don't even know my name...etc

Tune for November. Gordon Bok


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 10:03 AM

I find being a Duck tiring enough without singing the duck as well...
That said, I would like to have the tune for the Duck Song - ABOVE. Someone sang it at the Getaway on the year we managed to get there, but we can't remember the melody line.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Genie
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 11:41 AM

Does the Gooey Duck Song count?


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Subject: Baby Duck Song
From: Genie
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 11:44 AM

There's also this one, which I presume is a kids' song:

Oh, isn't it a bit of luck
That I was born a baby duck!
With yellow socks and yellow shoes,
I can go wherever I choose.
Quack, quack, quack, quack,quack,
Quack, quack, quack, quack,quack.

It's done as a round, and you have to put your hands in your armpits and flap your arms like a duck when you do the Quack, quack, quack, quack,quack part.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Genie
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 11:51 AM

The Ducks O' Magheralin
or

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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Genie
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 11:52 AM

The Ducks of Marilyn/Mackerlin/Magheralin


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Bettynh
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 03:00 PM

Malvina Reynold's "Mario's Duck" which becomes dinner.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RUBBER DUCKY (from Sesame Street)
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 12:33 AM

How about this Sesame Street song:

RUBBER DUCKY
Lyrics and Chords


Rubber ducky, you're the one,
You make bath time lots of fun.
Rubber ducky, I'm awfully fond of you.
Woo woo be doo

/ G - Am7 D7 / G B7 C Cm6 / G Em7 Am7 D G - / Am7 D7 /

Rubber ducky, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise.
Rubber ducky, you're my very best friend, it's true.
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo

{Refrain}
Every day when I make my way to the tubby,
I find a little fellow who's
Cute and yellow and chubby.

/ Bm - / Em - Bm - / F#7 - D - Em7 - Am7 - /

Rub-a-dub-a-dubby!

/ D - /

Rubber ducky, you're so fine,
And I'm lucky that you're mine.
Rubber ducky, I'm awfully fond of you

{Refrain}

Rubber ducky, you're so fine,
And I'm lucky that you're mine,
Rubber ducky, I'm awfully fond of -
Rubber ducky, I'd like a whole pond of -
Rubber ducky, I'm awfully fond of you.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILD GEESE (Chris Simpson)
From: cptsnapper
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 06:57 AM

I've always thought that this song written by Chris Simpson of Magna Carta deserves a wider audience.

WILD GEESE
Chris Simpson

1/ Beyond the salty tide-way and the wide deserted shore
The sea mixes colours with the sky.
And the wild geese come winging in like sails upon the wind,
Wayfaring strangers to the land.
Now, I wonder what it's like to be beyond the midnight sun,
With the diamond ice fields flashing and the long day never done.
Well, I seem to hear them calling in the language of the free,
The spirit of the wide northland.

2/ There are times and situations
Where a man must stand alone,
Believing he never, never had a friend.
The walls crowd in to crush him,
Words pierce him to the bone,
For he tried so hard to make it
And he finds he just can't take it in the end.

3/ There's a lesson in the silence; you know it's ageless as the sun,
You're never given more than you can bear.
And though you might just call to question all the things that you have done,
That ain't gonna take you anywhere.
For sunset bloods the water, the wind blows endlessly
And the wild gees fly the ancient trails across the evening sky:
And I seem to hear them calling in the language of the free,
The spirit of the wide northland.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 07:14 AM

Flaherty's Drake blickie


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,raredance
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 06:41 PM

"Bought Me a Cat" has verses -
Bought me a duck and my duck please me
And I fed my duck under yonder tree
And the duck went quack quack....

Bought me a goose and the goose pleased me
Fed my goose under yonder tree
And the goose went wohnk wohnk (Or some such spelling of the sound)


Gordon Bok - Turning Toward the Morning
   And the northern goose has wandered off to warmer bay and sound.

lesser known John Denver -

    I took two shots
    Got no ducks
    Just cold, cold hands

There's also the group of songs (e.g. Red Iron Ore) with the refrain-

    Down, down, down, derry down

Finally there are the "call and anser" songs (honk honk)


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 07:14 PM

I second the 'nomination' of Zeke Hoskin's wonderful song Hunting The Duck. LOL


And how about Mason Williams's poem (one of "Them Poems") "Them Moose Goosers?"


Or this classic (part of a kids' song set to "Humoresque"):

"... while we're strolling through the park,
goosing statues in the dark,
if Sherman's horse can take it, why can't you?"


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Subject: Lyr Add: URGE FOR GOING (Joni Mitchell)
From: open mike
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 07:39 PM

Joni Mitchell..Urge for Going you tube

by Joni Mitchell   Printer-friendly version of this lyric

I awoke today and found
the frost perched on the town
It hovered in a frozen sky
then it gobbled summer down
When the sun turns traitor cold
and all the trees are shivering in a naked row

I get the urge for going
But I never seem to go
I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter is closing in

I had me a man in summertime
He had summer-colored skin
And not another girl in town
My darling's heart could win
But when the leaves fell on the ground
Bully winds came around
Pushed them face down in the snow

He got the urge for going
And I had to let him go
He got the urge for going
When the meadow grass was turning brown
Summertime was falling down and winter was closing in

Now the warriors of winter
They gave a cold triumphant shout
And all that stays is dying
And all that lives is gettin' out
See the geese in chevron flight
Flapping and racing on before the snow

They got the urge for going
And they got the wings so they can go
They get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter is closing in

I'll ply the fire with kindling now
I'll pull the blankets up to my chin
I'll lock the vagrant winter out and
I'll fold my wandering in
I'd like to call back summertime
Have her stay for just another month or so

But she's got the urge for going
So I guess she'll have to go
She gets the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
All her empire's falling down
And winter's closing in.
And I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
And summertime is falling down.

© 1966; Siquomb Publishing Company


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Howard Kaplan
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 08:58 PM

And let us not forget the Chirkendoose (a.k.a. Churkendoose):

Chicken, turkey, duck, and goose.
Chirkendoose, Chirkendoose.


The song was discussed in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: MtheGM
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 12:57 PM

Only one mention above from unnamed GUEST of 'Be Kind to your Web-footed Friends'. To be more specific: Students song sung to tune of Sousa's Stars n Stripes 4ever:

Be kind to your web-footed friends,
For a duck may be somebody's mother.
They live in the middle of a swamp,
Where it's always cold and damp.
Well you may think that this is the end.
Well, it is —"

We used in my far·off youth to sing it interminably when queuing for Last Night Of The Proms at the back of the Albert Hall [c 1946-47]. For some reason it used to keep us amused...


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 07:29 PM

And far abune the Angus straths, I saw the wild geese flee.
A lang, lang skein o' beatin' wings, wi' their heads awards the sea.

The Wild Geese/Norland Wind

Poem by Violet Jacob

CC


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 06:51 PM

learned a song in my schooldays in uk, long ago, long forgotten, started:-

across the fields & yonder
to fight with goose and/or gander
o'er rick and roof or vale ect----

anyone know thewords please


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 07:26 AM

If anyone can get the words for "The one eyed cormorant" or the sequal to it out of Pete McNabb, the chorus contains

"I don't want an eider duck or a drake that's dressed in drag".

In the sequal the drake dressed in drag features in the story as well.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Joe_F
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 05:51 PM

Heard the duck say to the drake,
Honey,
Heard the duck say to the drake,
Babe,
Heard the duck say to the drake,
"Ain't no crawdads in this lake."
Honey baby mine.

*

Oh, I wish I was a geese
All forlorn.
Oh, I wish I was a geese
All forlorn.
Oh, I wish I was a geese,
'Cause they lives and dies in peace
And accumulates much grease
Eating corn.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Artful Codger
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 07:23 PM

Can I be the first in five years to mention "Ever So Goosey"? ;-}

"The Marla Hill Ducks"

"Nancy Hogan's Goose"

"The Goose Hangs High"

"Летят утки" (Letyat utki = Russian: The ducks are flying) features both ducks and geese.

Both ducks and geese are also in the announcer's test, "One Hen, Two Ducks."

"His Taxes", about a goose-herd who wants to give the king "the biggest bird" or, failing that, give the queen "a goose," and thus got gaoled for trying to pay his taxes.

"There Was an Old Soldier":
Oh I had a little duck and he had a web foot,
And he built his nest in a mulberry bush...

"Hares on the Mountain"
Young women they swim like ducks on the water...

"Tomorrow the Fox Will Come to Town":
He'll steal the duck out of the brook...

Ducks are among the menagerie at "Jollity Farm," and they feature in "Broomsquire's Bird Song," and they have "A Place in the Choir."

"Who's the Fool Now?":
I saw the goose ring the hog...

"Put a Bit of Powder on It, Father":
Now Father, in a raffle,
Won such a lovely duck...

In frog songs, the duck may play the predator rather than the prey (for a change!) such as in "Frog in the Well" and "Tidy Ann."

Banjo Patterson's "Fur and Feathers," in Animals Noah Forgot, has a whistler duck as referee.

And, of course, there's "Peter and the Wolf".


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: beeliner
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 03:27 AM

Unless I missed it, no one seems to have mentioned Stan (Boreson) and Doug (Setterberg)'s hilarious "Christmas Goose", which borrows the tune of Gene MacLellan's "Snowbird".

I can't find the lyrics online, perhaps another poster can supply them.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 10:17 AM

Didn't see any mention of "Go Tell Aunt Rhody". May have missed it. Or y'all are slippin'... & I love the 1 (Lawd, Lawd, Lawd) about the goose who was so tough...Tw


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Joe_F
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 05:52 PM

beeliner: Evidently that one is not this one -- which, however, surely deserves inclusion here.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 05:55 PM

Christmas is coming the geese are getting fat

When I first came to this land..called my duck out of luck mg


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 05:56 PM

Drove she ducklings to the water every morning..Clementine


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: beeliner
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 08:34 PM

beeliner: Evidently that one is not this one -- which, however, surely deserves inclusion here.

STILL looking for the lyrics online, unsuccessfully. Here's all I remember:

(sung to "Snowbird"):

Well holy smoke it's Christmas time again
My wife sent me down to the store to buy a roastin' hen
The hens they were all gone so what's the use?
...........................scrawny Christmas goose.

......................
.......................
When I got home I gave my wife the goose
And man she hit me so dam' hard I swallowed all my snoose!


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: mg
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 11:12 PM

There is either a song or a fiddle tune called the Duck F**ker's Waltz I do believe. mg


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,schlimmerkerl
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 05:59 PM

"Nor'land Wind", "Gander in the Pratie-Hole" (jig), and the last verse of "Cheerl'y Man"--
"Up my fighting cocks
cheer'ly man
Split the main blocks I-oh
Cheer'ly man
Then we'll belay I-oh
Cheer'ly man oh, oh-E-io
Cheer'ly man


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 06:16 PM

Here's a link to a recording of the late Jim Reid's song from the Violet Jacob poem "Norland Wind":
http://www.springthyme.co.uk/wildgeese/index.htm
And I don't think anyone has mentioned this other connotation of "Wild Geese", which appears in numerous Irish songs including The Foggy Dew.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Wild_Geese
and (see 4th verse):

THE FOGGY DEW
As down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I
There Armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by
No pipe did hum, no battle drum did sound its loud tattoo
But the Angelus Bell o'er the Liffey's swell rang out through the foggy dew

Right proudly high over Dublin Town they hung out the flag of war
'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sud-El-Bar
And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew

Oh the night fell black, and the rifles' crack made perfidious Albion reel
In the leaden rain, seven tongues of flame did shine o'er the lines of steel
By each shining blade a prayer was said, that to Ireland her sons be true
But when morning broke, still the war flag shook out its folds in the foggy dew

'Twas England bade our wild geese go, that "small nations might be free";
Their lonely graves are by Suvla's waves or the fringe of the great North Sea.
Oh, had they died by Pearse's side or fought with Cathal Brugha*
Their graves we'd keep where the Fenians sleep, 'neath the shroud of the foggy dew.

Oh the bravest fell, and the Requiem bell rang mournfully and clear
For those who died that Eastertide in the spring time of the year
And the world did gaze, in deep amaze, at those fearless men, but few,
Who bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the foggy dew

As back through the glen I rode again and my heart with grief was sore
For I parted then with valiant men whom I never shall see more
But to and fro in my dreams I go and I kneel and pray for you,
For slavery fled, O glorious dead, when you fell in the foggy dew.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Tootler
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 08:39 AM

Dame get up and bake your pies,
bake your pies, bake your pies.
Dame get up and bake your pies
On Christmas day in the morning

Dame what makes your maidens lie,
maidens lie, maidens lie?
Dame what makes your maidens lie
On Christmas day in the morning?

Dame what makes your ducks to die,
ducks to die, ducks to die?
Dame what makes your ducks to die
On Christmas day in the morning?

Their wings are cut, they cannot fly,
cannot fly, cannot fly.
Their wings are cut, they cannot fly
On Christmas day in the morning.

This version comes from the Northumbrian Minstrelsy. I am sure I have heard/seen a version where it is geese rather than ducks so you can take your pick.

The tune is the same as "I saw three ships come sailing in".


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Young Buchan
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 09:28 AM

I was doing no-one no harm
When to Grogan's Store I set my course,
And there I saw Ned Flanagan's gander
Was treading Nancy Hogan's goose.

Oh and Nancy herself was there,
And she had the Devil's tongue.
She swore by all the courts above
That she would have that gander hung.

"Oh, you cannot hang my gander.
It's the goose that is to blame.
For she comes round here every morning
And wiggles her arse just to show she's game."

But the policeman he came around
And took the gander off to jail;
Held him there till the next assizes;
Would not give him any bail.

When the trial it came around
He looked the judge right in the face.
He said, "Is it just for doing my duty
That I must now leave my native place?"

And then the judge he looked at the gander.
He said, "Young man, I'll set you loose.
But if you go back to Grogan's Store
Stay away from Nancy Hogan's goose."

He has gone back to Grogan's Store;
He's filled himself full of oats and grass;
And he's jumped Nancy Hogan's goose
Crying, "All you judges can kiss my arse!"


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,Linda
Date: 20 Feb 11 - 07:36 PM

Well, holy smoke it's Christmas time again.
My vife yust sent me to da store to buy a roastin' hen.
Da chickens vere all gone, so vat's da yuse...
And I wound up vit vone ol' scrawny, skinny Christmas guse.

On da vay back home, I stopped to have a brew,
And I stayed for several hours cuz I found some guys I knew.
Ven I got home, I gave my vife the guse,
Den she hit me vit da rollin' pin, I svallowed all my snuse.

Dere's no vone quite as mean as Ingeborg,
Ven she is in da kitchen, fixin' Christmas smorgesbord.
She's big an' strong, an' boy is she obtuse,
An' she knocked me silly on account of yust vone Christmas guse.

If I had vings den I vould fly avay,
And I vould leave dat old bat home until next Christmas Day.
It vould be nice to be out on da luse,
But on second thought I'll stay around and shaaaaare dat Christmas guse!


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: s&r
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 03:43 AM

This cracks me up


Stu


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Max Johnson
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 07:19 AM

The Mallard:

I have ate, and what have I ate?
I have ate the wing of a mallard....


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST,Sara O'Keeffe
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 08:07 AM

Here's one from childhood. . .
'Oh, what have you got for dinner Mrs Bond?
There's geese in the larder and ducks on the pond.
Dilly dilly, dilly dilly, come and be killed,
... and I can't remember the last line.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: open mike
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 12:43 PM

Greg Brown has this one
http://www.gregbrown.org/gbindark.html#geese


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Charmion
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 01:58 PM

"...
Dilly, dilly, dilly, dilly, come and be killed,
For you must be stuffed and my customers filled."

I learned that at my grandma's knee, or some such low joint.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 10:34 PM

that song about the christmas goose sung to the tune of Snowbird... As I recall the lyrics are
(in a scandahovian accent)

Vell Holy Smokes it's Christmas time again
My vife just sent me to the store to buy a roasting hen.
The shickens vere all gone, so vat's da use
and I vound up vith one old scrawny, skinny Christmas Goose.

On the vay back home I stopped to have a brew,
and stayed for several hours, cause I met some guys I knew
Vhen I got home I gave my vife da goose,
Vhen she hit me vith da rolling pin, I swallowed all my snus

If I have vings then I vould fly away,
and I vould leave that old bat home until next christmas day.
It vould be fun to be out on da loose,
vhy did she get so mad at me for just one christmas goose.

There's no one quite so mean as Suigador
Vhen she is in the kitchen making christmas smorgasbord
she's big and dumb and boy is she obtuse
and she knocked me silly on account of just one christmas goose.


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Subject: RE: Songs about ducks and geese
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 11:25 PM

Hunting The Duck


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