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WARNING: the YouTube video behind this link contains words you probably do not want your children repeating until they're old enough to vote.

A friendly little bit of song and dance about patriotic statements involving yellow ribbons.

Lifted from the anti-bush LJ community.


Oct. 11th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
Since my computer here at work is ancient and no longer has sound, it doesn't matter a lot.
Oct. 11th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
Well, it starts with one of those lovely medieval-choral style "catches".

My count, my count, my country's calling me,
A sol, a sol, a soldier I will be,
Two pis, two pis, two pistols by my side,
A hor, a hor, a horsie I will ride.

Prounce "count" as you would in the entire word.

It then goes into a gentle (choke) parody of "Tie a Yellow Ribbon".
Oct. 12th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)

"Yumpin' yiminy crickets. The way syllables are subdivided, it's COUN-tree, not COUNT-ree! This word is divisible between the N and the T, not the T and the R... I mean what's next, breaking a word over two lines in a haiku?


Oct. 12th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
[Re-enter the Pedant]

Forgot the closing quote!!

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Oct. 12th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
Pbbt. I divided it that way on purpose. Think about it.
Oct. 12th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
I know, I caught it, I was referring to the singer who also divided it that way :)

The funniest example of this little phonetic glitch was when my vinyl copy of Red Barchetta developed a skip at the very beginning... "My [uncle has a count]ry place"...

...with the repeating skip between the brackets!!!

Hope you like it :)