Re: scout songs
R.F. Locke (rfl@OFFPRO.NET)
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 19:35:47 -0400
Bob Everson wrote:
> I'll admit my ignorance in this area- as to any songs which may have been
> subsequently found to be inappropiate for scouts to sing- but- that being
> said- I looked at Grant's list and didn't see many of the songs I sang as a
> scout in the '50s. Green Grow the Rushes Ho; Sippin' Cider; Happy
> Wanderer; I've been Working on the Railroad- to name a few. I'm sure there
> are more. Is there a similar list for songs sung here? Just wondering.
Interesting question Bob, I can figure out what's not PC about
some of these songs---
"Two, two lilly-white boys...."
"Now 49 kids all call me Paw...."
"Strummin' on de ole banjo..."
-----I just can't figure out the problem with "The Happy
Wanderer". Maybe someone thought it was a Wehrmacht marching song
in Williamsburg where---
" I wear my silk pajamas in the Summer when it's hot and
I wear my woolen undies in the winter when it's not...."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City