Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Dawn Chorus

As Asbo and I dogged the path through the woods today we heard a Woodpecker drum a staccato rhythm on dead branches. I was very pleased with moment.
Later Asbo found a dead sheep that he has been keeping his eye on, one that floated down the river a week or so ago. He pulled and pulled at the almost, but not quite tender leg. Perhaps it will come off tomorrow.
For the rest of the morning an old song has been rattling round my head. A song to be sung to the tune of “Dixie”.
Perhaps if I share it with you it will leave me alone for an hour.

THE WOODPECKER'S HOLE

Oh I put my finger in a woodpecker's
hole
And the woodpecker said, "Well bless my soul
Take it out, take it out, take it out,
REMOVE IT"

So I took my finger from the woodpecker's
hole
And the woodpecker said, "Well bless my soul
Put it back, put it back, put it back,
INSERT IT"

So I inserted my finger in the woodpecker's
hole
And the woodpecker said, "Well bless my soul
Turn it 'round, turn it 'round, turn it 'round
ROTATE IT"

So I rotated my finger in the woodpecker's
And the woodpecker said, "Well bless my soul
Speed it up, speed it up, speed it up
ACCELERATE IT"

So I accelerated my finger in the woodpecker's
hole
And the woodpecker said, "Well bless my soul
Other way, other way, other way
REVERSE IT"

So I reversed my finger in the woodpecker's
hole
And the woodpecker said, "Well bless my soul
Stroke it in, stroke it in, stroke it in
OSCILLATE IT"

So I oscillated my finger in the woodpecker's
hole
And the woodpecker said, "Well bless my soul
Take it out, take it out, take it out
REMOVE IT

and then repeat form the beginning ad infinitum….

8 comments:

Vi said...

ummm.... isn't that a bit rude? lol

bittersweet said...

i was going to have roast leg of lamb for supper, but suddenly i am not hungry.

That song is very silly.

john.g. said...

Is that legal? And what have you got against Woodpeckers?!

DaveM said...

Were you in Carmarthen Rugby Club in 1960 something, by any chance?

richenda said...

You are much too young to knowe that song!

Wonder Gal said...

Thats Disgusting a man your age should not be posting things like that its very uneducational , my daughter or son could read this blog im not amused at all , and aren't you supposed to be a teacher grow up silly man .

meredic said...

First this. I expressed no opinion on this old song save to say that it stuck in my head whenever I heard the woodpecker. For what it is worth, I find it humorous.
Second. In dubious taste? Perhaps, I learned it long ago from the Boy Scout songbook. I also remember singing in on the bus to London along with my Methodist chapel youth club. I believe it is also a rugby standard. I have been unable to find the origin but I suspect it goes way back and is probably one of those songs ultimately tagged ‘trad’. No wonder it sticks in my mind.
Now then, While I wish you the very best of luck in your quest to protect your children from corrupting influences, perhaps there was something you really wanted to say?

Ms. Jenna Gillet said...

Dont You Think Thats Abit Silly?
Aren't You A Grown Man?
And A Teacher ,Well....Thats Abit Wrong Really...
Please Grow Up!!!.