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30 September 2010 @ 10:01 am
Abuses of the Common Meter  
Last night's poll about "The Green Hills of Earth" inspired a wave of "Other" responses, all listing a different song in the Common Meter.

Some of them work for me; some of them don't. (The Yellow Rose of Texas? Seriously??)

But one thing's for sure: after a while of trying to sing these lyrics to all these different tunes, the tunes all start to run together in your head ...

leonard_arlotte: Fezleonard_arlotte on September 30th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
I actually prefer to do the Ballad of Gilligan's Island as a dramatic reading.

While imitating the voice of Londo Mollari.
Kymrikymri on September 30th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
Many, many moons ago I was at summer camp (which says something about how many moons are involved here and Jupiter still can't compete), and we did Amazing Grace to the tune of Gilligan's Island's theme...

Your Obedient Serpent: coyote durp durp durpathelind on September 30th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
I included "Semper Paratus" in the poll because, when I was in Coast Guard boot camp, I discovered that you could sing THAT to the Ballad of Gilligan's Island, and vice versa.

I was formally ordered to Never Do That Again. My own personal Skippy's List!

... I confess I willfully violated that order regularly throughout my Coast Guard career.