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Friday, February 22, 2008

For Dennis and Helene

We have changed Zen's theme tune to

Beer Barrel Polka (aka Roll out the Barrel)

Do English people know Polka?? Dennis' mom Helene loves her Polka! Anyway, Zen is getting round like a barrel and we can't help humming this song when she is around! Here are the lyrics although we tend to just hum up until the chorus!

Lyrics of Beer Barrel Polka
There's a garden, what a garden,
Only happy faces bloom there,
And there's never any room there,
For a worry or a gloom there
Oh there's music and there's dancing,
And a lot of sweet romancing
When they play the polka
They all get in the swing

Every time they hear that oom-pa-pa,
Everybody feels so tra-la-la
They want to throw their cares away,
They all go lah-de-ah-de-ay
Then they hear a rumble on the floor, the floor,
It's the big surprise they're waiting for
And all the couples form a ring,
For miles around you'll hear them sing...

Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the barrel, we've got the blues on the run
Zing boom tararrel, ring out a song of good cheer
Now's the time to roll the barrel, for the gang's all here


Paula said...

You do realise you're quite mad don't you? :)

Sarah and Leslie said...

Hehehehehe. I have an image in my head of you and dennis just singing songs all day long. Its the O'bay musical.

Johanna said...

Now I have had a vision of Sound of Music...."High on The Hill was a lonely Goat"...Tazz on the couch with all the girls around him.

OBay Shelties said...

Yes we are all quite mad! We chase dogs around a obstacle course; how much more mad can you get!

OBay Shelties said...

High on the hill?? never heard of that one! Must google it!

Eleanor said...

The song is "The Lonely Goatherd" sung in the film version of the Sound of Music while the children are putting on a marionette show. The lyrics include yodeling. It is a fun and lively song. My mother always loved this movie and we have watched it many times over the holidays where it invariably appears on TV. Thus, the minute Johanna mentioned it, I had the tune running nonstop through my head! Yodel-le-yodel-le-yodel-le! :-) Yup, mad, or as we say, nuts!