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Old July 7 2013, 04:19 AM   #11
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Re: One of the most Politically Incorrect songs of all time & it's GRE

Peach Wookiee wrote: View Post
I didn't know Speedy Gonzalez drank... MY CHILDHOOD HAS BEEN VIOLATED!
By Pat Boone and Mel Blanc, no less!

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Anyone notice the Clementine song is sung to the tune of Mack the Knife?
The rhythm and phrasing are the same as Bobby Darin's uptempo version of "Mack the Knife," but the melody is that of the original folk song "Clementine." The tunes of the two songs are somewhat similar, though.

A couple of Bob Clampett's "Beany and Cecil" cartoons featured a jive-talking swordfish named Jack the Knife, who sang all his lines to the tune of Bobby Darin's jazzed-up "Clementine." Perhaps they used that tune rather than "Mack the Knife" because of copyright issues.
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