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#704 - 08/02/99 04:00 AM Re: In-Laws and Out-Laws
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I don't think Pogo has ever made it over here, and Good King Sauerkraut certainly means nothing to me. An American friend is a fan, however, so I have just about heard of Okeefenokee.

"Outlaws" to me suggests not cowboys but the gang in the William books of Richmal Crompton. Did they make the journey across the Atlantic in the other direction?

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#705 - 08/02/99 11:37 AM Re: In-Laws and Out-Laws
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Registered: 04/25/99
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Loc: Newark, Delaware, USA
As far as I'm aware, the William books are unknown here. When they're referred to in passing in one of the modern-day scenes in Arcadia, 3 of the 6 productions I've seen changed the reference to something similar, as the title is totally unfamiliar in the US.

It's odd about Good King Sauerkraut -- although I grew up on Pogo in the Sunday funnies, I don't remember this bit and Barbara's title made sense to me as a wacky variation on the familiar phrase, even without thinking of Pogo.

I do however remember (most) of the other Pogo carol:

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
  [Line I can't recall]
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,
  Polly-wolly cauliflower alley-ga-roo!

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#706 - 08/02/99 12:19 PM Re: In-Laws and Out-Laws
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"Good King Sauerkraut went out, on his feets uneven..." I think there was only one more line (or maybe three); Kelly never did finish it. And the words to "Boston Charlie" can be found here.

I'm disappointed no one picked up on my Servitur cum sinapio.

THE BOAR'S HEAD CAROL

2nd stanza:

The boar's head, I understand,
Is chief service in this land.
Wheresoever it may be found
  Servitur cum sinapio.

Translation: "It is served with mustard." Which seemed appropriate to talk about bratwurst and sauerkraut.

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#707 - 08/03/99 04:54 PM Re: In-Laws and Out-Laws
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Loc: Roanoke, VA , USA
The opening line of the Pogo carol is
"Good King Sauerkraut
LOOK OUT!!!!!!

I am not sure that there is much more after the "feet's uneven" but I am sure about the LOOK OUT, shouted as a warning, because Walt Kelly himself told me that was the way to sing it.

AS for Deck Us All With Boston Charlie.....well, I think Stolzi may actually have all the words....I bellieve she was the one who sent them to be way back in Genie days.

If I have them still it is on a floppy somewhere at home.

This is what I can remember:

Deck us all with Boston Charlie
Swaller dollar cauliflower alligaroo
Nora's freezin on the trolley
Walla Walla Wash and kalamazoo
Don't we know archaic barrel
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Golly Molly don't love Harold
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Oh, Mary, are you back yet?
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#708 - 08/03/99 05:26 PM Re: In-Laws and Out-Laws
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There's a link to the "Boston Charlie" words upstream, in the Boar's Head Carol post.

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#709 - 08/03/99 10:12 PM Re: In-Laws and Out-Laws
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Posts: 17046
Loc: Roanoke, VA , USA
Checked the link and I suspect that after the second, or perhaps the third, verse, the lyrics are not authentic Kelly....who, of course, is dead and cannot be contacted on the subject.

But it was good to see all the gang again, and be reminded of Louisville Lou....
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#710 - 08/03/99 10:27 PM Re: In-Laws and Out-Laws
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Registered: 04/25/99
Posts: 17046
Loc: Roanoke, VA , USA
a memory jog:

"Good King Sauerkraut
LOOK OUT!
On his feets uneven
Where the snoo lay round and bout"

At which point Pogo, RacketyCoonChild and the other chorusters are interrupted by, I think, Porky Pine, who asks:

"What's snoo?"

And Albert Alligator replies (Oh, Kelly, how could you?)

"Not much....what's new with you?"
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#711 - 08/08/99 09:09 AM Re: In-Laws and Out-Laws
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My recollections are

Good king Sauerkraut looked out
On his feets uneven,
Twixt the snoo lay round about,
All kerchoo achievin'...

and

Deck us all with Boston Charlie
Walla Walla Wash, and Kalamazoo -
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-ga-roo.

Don't we know archaic barrel,
Lullaby Lilla boy Louisville Lou,
Trolley Molly don't love Harold,
Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!

I looked at the webpage and the only line that sounds right - I think he put it in somewhere, sometime - is

"Bark us all bow-wows of folly."

Beauregard T. Bugleboy probably started it that way and was shouted down by the others!

Over here, Andrew, cowboys' chief business in fiction seems to be hunting outlaws (also known jocularly as "owlhoots") -- seldom do they take time to herd any cows.

[This message has been edited by Stolzi (edited 08-08-99).]

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