Author Topic: Song: "The Sheepscot Narrow Gauge"  (Read 1870 times)

Bob Holmes

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Re: Song: "The Sheepscot Narrow Gauge"
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2021, 07:33:41 PM »
I gently suggest we should not settle on a tune that's tied to the Confederacy...

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Re: Song: "The Sheepscot Narrow Gauge"
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2021, 08:25:32 PM »
Battle Hymn of the Republic was written by an abolitionist.

Instead of "gentle sex", maybe change it to "other sex".  We have women in our ranks now, this would include them.

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Re: Song: "The Sheepscot Narrow Gauge"
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2021, 09:55:04 PM »
The whole metaphor could stand to be replaced, IMO. It's just that one line that needs reworking.

Incidentally, "Peck" (as in Carson Peck) rhymes with "Quebec", though he wasn't yet in the picture when this was written.

The line "a bushel and a peck" does fit metrically and thematically, but I'm not sure it's a good idea to so blatantly rip off Guys and Dolls.

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Re: Song: "The Sheepscot Narrow Gauge"
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2021, 10:07:36 PM »
I came up with:
For we stockholders love them
And we each did write a check
for they?re going to build a railroad
from Wiscasset to Quebec.