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If you ever find yourself committed to zest a large amount of lemons, may I suggest a nice brisk shanty? It does not prevent sore arms, i am sure it never did. But it gives a nice beat to the scrubbing motions. 

'Lukey's boat is painted green, 
Ha me boys....'

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anteros_lmc
Dec. 22nd, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Have you got Rogues Gallery? Lots of good chanteys there! Daughter used to love that album but we had to censor it rather carefully. Not sure Baltimore Whores is quite the thing for a five year old to be singing ;)
eglantine_br
Dec. 23rd, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
I have several songs of theirs. i like Baltimore Whores-- although, as you say, it is not for everyone.
vespican
Dec. 23rd, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
Perhaps a tie-in to the Country song, "Streets of Baltimore," which ends, "...and my baby walks the streets of Baltimore."
Dave
anteros_lmc
Dec. 23rd, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
Baltimore Whores is an awesome song and the version on Rogues Gallery is brilliant. Not one for the kiddies though ;)
vespican
Dec. 22nd, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Years ago a friend had an album of sea chantey's and the like. I remember a portion of "Bell Bottom Trousers."

"If you have a daughter, bounce her on your knee.
But if you have a son, send the bastard off to sea."

Merry Christmas,
Dave
eglantine_br
Dec. 23rd, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
LOL, good enough advice, I suppose. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Stephanie
vespican
Dec. 23rd, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
And a merry Christmas to your and yours as well!
Dave
maggie_conagher
Dec. 23rd, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
I like how this household tip is also a short story. It's like the haiku of short stories, the flash fic of some behind the scenes unfortunate choice regarding hostessing. lol
eglantine_br
Dec. 23rd, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
Lol, indeed. I suppose most tips must have come with stories that just get left off.
maggie_conagher
Dec. 23rd, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
Lemon zest, lemon zest.
Rub it on your hairy chest.
Meyer lemons are the best.
After, brush your teeth with Crest.

sadly, I am sober as a judge. :)
eglantine_br
Dec. 23rd, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
That is obviously a lemon shanty, lost to the ages. I am picturing a line of 18th century Navyboys rubbing their chests with lemons. (That would be the wrong way to prevent scurvy!!)
maggie_conagher
Dec. 23rd, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
I am loving your scurvy reference. But more importantly, anything with sailors, chests, and rubbing. :)
eglantine_br
Dec. 23rd, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
Right on!
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