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I might be an awful person

Had to call local Army base today-- problem with ID cards.

Selection of seeeery-us patriotic hold music. Chorus of young men singing JP Souza. Me humming along thinking: 'Every duck may be somebodies mother...'


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Sep. 12th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
...you mean there are other words?
Sep. 12th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
be kind to your fine feathered friend....

it's either that or Monty Python's Flying Circus!...oh now that's the other march
Sep. 12th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
LOL, that's exactly what comes into my head, too!
Sep. 12th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
Chorus of young men singing JP Souza
Perhaps it was the Glee Club again!

Actually I had never heard of JP Souza before. Google tells me that he wrote the Monty Python theme tune and also found the duck song for me on you tube, it's quite fabulously surreal!
Sep. 12th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
Important thing about the duck song:

"In show business, particularly theater and the circus, this piece is called "the Disaster March". It is traditional code signaling a life-threatening emergency. This helps theater personnel to handle events and organize the audience's exit without panic. Circus bands never play it under any other circumstances. One memorable example of its use was at the Hartford Circus Fire in July 1944."

This is from wikipedia.

I grew up hearing often about the Hartford circus fire.
Sep. 13th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
How about that?! I had no idea!

I'd never heard of the Hartford Circus fire either, what a terrible tragedy.
Sep. 14th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
I'm old enough to remember the "Sing Along With Mitch" Show on TV. Quite often they sang a version of Souza's Washington Post March (I think) and it had lyrics about "living in the swamp, where the weather was very very damp." Of course they mangled the pronunciations a bit to get a better rhyme.
Sep. 15th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
A wrenched rhyme?
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