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Emily Dickinson
Posted by: Bo Peep (---.txucom.net)
Date: February 04, 2004 07:47PM

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but if you recite any of Emily Dickinson's poems out loud, most can be recited to the exact same rythym of "The Yellow Rose of Texas." Pretty funny huh...


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: Bo Peep (---.txucom.net)
Date: February 04, 2004 08:09PM

not most lol, but some..sry for the exaggeration!! : )


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: February 04, 2004 11:43PM

not all but many. "The Bustle in a House" loses some of its weight when sung to that lighthearted tune. smiling smiley


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-02rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: February 05, 2004 12:20PM

Old news, Bo. Do a search for ballad meter for the reason why, such as:

[www.sciencedaily.com] />
Yeah, Yellow Rose is a ballad.


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: February 05, 2004 02:28PM

You can sing "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" to the tune of "Hernando's Hideaway" too ...

but (to quote Chris Rock):

THAT DON'T MEAN IT'S A GOOD IDEA!!!


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: appgrrl (---.student.appstate.edu)
Date: February 06, 2004 01:06AM

Ummm, what exactly is "Hernando's Hideaway"?


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: February 06, 2004 01:29AM

Hernando’s Hideaway
Archie Bleyer
(Richard Adler-Jerry Ross)
from the musical "The Pajama Game"

I know a dark secluded place.
A place where no one knows your face.
A glass of wine, a fast embrace.
It’s called Hernando’s Hideaway. Ole!

All you’ll see are silhouettes.
And all you’ll hear are castanets.
And no one cares how late it gets.
Not at Hernando’s Hideaway. Ole!

At the Golden Fingerbowl or any place you go
You will meet your Uncle Max and everyone you know,
But if you’ll go to the spot that I am thinkin?of,
You will be free to gaze at me and talk of love.

Just knock thee times and whisper low
That you and I were sent by Joe,
Then strike a match and you will know
You’re in Hernando’s Hideway. Ole!

Just knock three times and whisper low
That you and I were sent by Joe,
Then strike a match and you will know
You’re in Hernando’s Hideaway.


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: February 06, 2004 12:53PM

'To see his woods fill up with snow. Ole!'

Hey, I like it.

pam


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: Rhoda (---.taconic.net)
Date: February 06, 2004 09:18PM

You are making me laugh winking smiley


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: February 09, 2004 02:21PM

Perhaps we could start the rumor that ED wrote 'Yellow Rose of Texas.'

pam


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: February 10, 2004 04:10AM

She didn't - it was Thomas Hardy! And if anyone attributes it to someone else, he'll haunt them!


Re: Emily Dickinson
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: April 27, 2004 01:16PM

I've heard that the Gilligan's Island Theme works for ED poems too.

BTW....season 5 of Babylon 5 episode "Day of the Dead" mentions the "Yellow Rose of Texas" connection too




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