Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Wild Geese That Fly With The Moon On Their Wings ( updated)


With Chris away I went to bed early last night,, subsequently I was up around 6.30 walking the dogs. The nice part of this is the subsequent " lie in" with coffee which was spoilt somewhat by the arrival of a somewhat blustery and violent storm just before 8 am
I knew it was a rough one for across the valley the house lights of Pen y Cefn isa and the light from Gentleman farmer Ralph's Yard disappeared in the rain, and as the cottage was buffeted by gale lashed rain the dogs and Albert all raced up to join me in bed just like the children did to Maria in " The Sound Of Music" 
Now before you ask No, I have not started to sing
Cream coloured ponies and Chrisp apple strudels
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things
For I was, in fact, thinking of inserting my own lyrics into the song.

But I got stuck tying to rhyme something with " scotch egg" and " zombie apocalypse "
Hey ho...wherever you are keep dry and warm!

Ok ok put these lyrics to the song......
" Scotch Eggs from Tesco's and zombies on tv
             Lost hens, and fat hens and KFC for me

             Large gin and tonics poured over ice

             These things are what make my life feel so nice"

78 comments:

  1. It's lovely to lie in bed, cosy and listen to the weather...especially with a warm dog(s) and a cup of tea for company!

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    1. It has to be coffee and don't forget the cat!

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  2. If I lie in bed too long after I wake,, I get back ache. It has just started raining here,, (8.45 am). And getting windy,,,

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    1. Looking on the bright side again caz? Lol
      Xx

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  3. Oh dear..it's nearly 9am here and I guess that your storm will be arriving sometime this morning! Better get the dog walk over with asap. Keep dry!

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    1. It's been bloody awful all day here.....I've only left the house to see to the animals and to give mrs trellis a lift to the garage

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  4. I'd better watch Meg
    or she'll grab my scotch egg....

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    1. Only half arsed there Nicolas

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  5. I too was thinking of Meg to rhyme with Scotch egg, and chips to rhyme with apocalypse. Come on John, give it another go!

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  6. apocalypse and walnut whips? Well, it's still early.

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  7. The storm has just reached us - 9.12 am. I've got to drive into it in a minute. I hope the snow holds off until I get back.

    Rain drops and hollyhocks and doorbells and bollyocks...

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    1. What are bollyocks pray tell?

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    2. Bollyocks are what he plays with when commenting on this blog.

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    3. I'll answer my own questions thank you. Actually, no I won't. Not rhetorical ones, anyway.

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  8. Come on I dare anyone to do better!

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    1. See above... I'm sure you can work on it.

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  9. With your vast audience of acolytes, I would be surprised if no one could come up with a good set of lyrics for the tune, appropriate to your good self.

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    1. Ok Andrew...are you going to start?

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  10. Brilliant lyrics,,,,

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  11. Scotch eggs from Marksies and scones from Aunt Gladys,
    Bulldog and cockerel and Zombified abyss
    George, Meg & William and Pussy Galore,
    Then Dr Chris and the Poseidon whore!

    6 weeks til nuptials post mardy ring sellers,
    Flower show tantrums and Trelawnyd fellas,
    Egg sales and night shifts all par for the course,
    Look after your husband else there'll be divorce!

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    1. Excellent.......is that George Bevan by any chance?

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  12. I was going to write that you need to try your hand at song writing for a living but then I read George's effort - sorryjohn but there is no contest.

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  13. "Large gin and tonics poured over ice" - my kind of man! :)

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  14. From your heading I thought maybe Camilla had taken off in the night!
    Cheers

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  15. Iambic pentameter... kind of?

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    1. 'Cept that the song is in quick waltz time i.e. three beats to the bar, accent on first, and a iambus has the stress on the second of its two 'feet' - while a pentameter contains, of course, five measures.per line. But you do say "kind of..." and there I must agree. Anyhows, I have every confidence that J.G. can beat Billy Waggledaggle himself at his own Sonnets!

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    2. Can someone translate for me?

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    3. Billy Waggledaggle is a new one on me, we've always called him Billy Wobblejavelin! (that's William Shakespeare to you, John ;-)) And a rough paraphrase of the above would be you can't waltz to a Shakespeare sonnet! ;-)

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    4. Lol
      Of course it does

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    5. Well, I'm glad that's clear. (Phew!)

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  16. The storm arrived here at midday and I am being forced to have my dinner break IN the office, never EVER before have I not gone out...
    raindrops and kittens and warm bloody mittens and Mary Poppins just flew past the window. x

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    1. Was she doing 60 miles an hour?

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  17. I would just like to say that this morning I collected a new puppy.

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    1. What breed philip?

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    2. It's a golden retriever 8 weeks old. It's my first dog ever after years of cats. It's curled up asleep right now so I am just gazing at it.

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    3. Once a man has his first dog...its a love affair with the species for life

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  18. Albert and the S o M...so hilarious. Maybe I will watch that tonight. Not feeling creative enough to compose.

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    1. Bet you'd be good at it Susie!

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  19. While Chris is away...

    You are fifty going on sixty
    Fellows will fall in line
    Eager young lads and rogues and cads
    Will offer you food and wine

    Totally unprepared are you
    To face a world of men
    Timid and shy and scared are you
    Of things beyond your ken

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    1. Now excellent as always but who the fuck is ken?

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    2. Alice's hubby?

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  20. I like these alternate lyrics. I see this song going places in the future!!

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    1. It'll make my fortune!.......in the meantime I shall continue to paint the kitchen ceiling which I have done all afternoon!

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  21. I like your lyrics, but George has done a sterling job too. We managed walks to school in wind, rain and snow today. After dinner is done, I'm closing the curtains, putting on my jim jams and not going out again!
    Twiggy

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    1. I have my pajamas on already and it's 17.35

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  22. This is where they say " don't give up the day job" or in your case - night job.

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  23. A gentlemen and a poet.

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  24. "...Vomit and pisspots and affable despots ..
    Badgers , fat arses eat chicken carcasses ..
    Albert presenting me one sparrow wing ...
    These are a few of my favourite things ......

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    1. Best chorus so far
      Smart arse!

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    2. Woo hoo !!!

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    3. What about the second verse?

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    4. " Ukrainian houses .....mustard coloured trousers ......
      Drop Chris at the station ...my weight fluctuations ....
      Rats in the compost , all warm and asleep ,
      Whatever the weather I've crocs on my feet ....."

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    5. Ps I've never seen the sound of music !

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    6. I doubt that very much! You are a father of two girls!
      Ok verse three

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    7. I haven't seen it ! Honestly !

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    8. " ...vacuuming st michaels ....and mountain bi - cycles ....
      Rude retail assistants , flat-ulence persistence ......
      Fine baking , cake making and satan the dog ....
      the world seems so great, all thanks to this blog ...."

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    9. Ok ok......you win you clever bastard

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    11. I excelled at this one !

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  25. Soo, does this mean that Going Gently the TV franchise may be a musical? Perhaps Hugh Jackman needs to play you? Noice!

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    1. Ooh yes......or Allie boe on a box

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  26. Everyone's in top form today! :)

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  27. I think your version is much better and Jason's is pretty cool too.

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  28. KFC, truly? Always a little surprise chez vous.

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  29. Some talented lyricists here, I see.

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  30. LOL -- I'm with you on the G&T's!

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  31. Jason hasn't seen the sound of music??????????

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