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Song Saturday - Lavender Blue

Happy Saturday!! Here’s the next installment of SONG SATURDAY!

Today’s song is “Lavender Blue” by Burl Ives. I picked this song today because it’s a song that was always sung to me as a child, and it… 140 more words

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Exhausted by the dumping I stole away

aboard the Lardy Cake for far distant

shores of Nark, where bumble bees put their feet

up after a hard day’s humming & 6 more words


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Bonus Hymn, 'Bringing in the Sheaves'

I hope no one minds an extra hymn today, and an old-time traditional one at that.

Bringing in the Sheaves, sung by Burl Ives–remember him? 21 more words


June 14 in history

1158 – Munich was founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.

1216 – First Barons’ War: Prince Louis of France… 853 more words


The Ewok Adventure (1984, John Korty)

There’s a strange effectiveness to The Ewok Adventure during Burl Ives’s narration. With his voice, with the lameness of the script, Ewok Adventure feels like a storybook come to life. 441 more words

Bringing in the Sheep

Burl Ives lives on in my record collection, right next to Iron Butterfly. (I arrange my albums alphabetically.) Some people know Burl only as the voice of the “Holly Jolly Christmas” snowman from the… 249 more words