Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Halloween Musical Moment

We now present an old barbershop quartet piece, courtesy of Bill Tush.
(work with us by playing the music in your head)

We're afraid that your son is artistic;
He should never have taken ballet---

He's up in his flat-
in a crepe paper hat--
and hoop skirt and ribbon nosegay -
(Most-ly gay)

We're afraid that your son is artistic;
It has nothing to do with his roots-

Most often you'll see---
On the old family tree---
One branch will go forth and bear fruit-


  1. I just stumbled upon your blog tonight and it's wonderful...but the fact that you quoted an old episode of 'Tush" has elevated you to a God-like status in mere seconds. I've been singing that song, and other Tush jewels such as those by the lovely Aida Frump for the past 25-odd years.

    Sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother & may you have a happier new year-

    Marisa English

  2. Its good to know that I am not the only one who memorized this ditty!

    I only wish that I could find the skit where Santa's Reindeer stop in a bar after Christmas for a drink and I think they get Bambi for a waitress...