[PW] Help ... an earworm ...

Betz-Zall, Jonathan jbetzzall at highline.edu
Wed Sep 7 09:02:27 PDT 2016


Thanks! I mis-remembered the artist. Old age, you know... ;)>

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Pity the Poor Patat - Josef Marais - 1946 (South African Folk Song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7saDh7psEeM

- another jonathan


On 09/07/2016 08:05 AM, Betz-Zall, Jonathan wrote:
> I remember that phrase and a snatch of the melody from childhood--late 1950s to early 1960s--on an album of songs from South Africa by Miriam Makeba with other singers. I haven't been able to find any references, but another song I remember from the album was "O Jonathan".
> Hope this helps!
> Cheerio!  Jonathan
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> Jonathan Betz-Zall, Librarian/Instructor Highline College, Des Moines 
> WA 98198 jbetzzall at highline.edu
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> This has been stuck in my head for days :-[
>
> The last line of a song has been driving me sane ... all I can remember are the words "Pity the poor potat', it can't see with its eyes" and the melody that goes with it.
>
> Tried Google and other search engines ...
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> Sorry to bother you with something so trivial, but if someone were to know  it ...
>
> Peter
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