Skip to my Lou – erindringsstump

31. august 2010

Nat King Cole lÃ¥ i 1963 pÃ¥ den danske hitliste i 13 uger med sin version af børnesangen “Skip to my Lou”. Heraf to uger pÃ¥ plads nr. 2. Kun overgÃ¥et af Gitte Hænning og hendes “Ta’ Med Ud Og Fisk” og med Elvis (Kiss Me Quick), Ingmanns (Dansevise) og Cliff Richard (Summer Holiday) lige i hælene. Beatles havde endnu ikke meldt deres ankomst. Og Elvis var med flere sange det store navn.

Skip To My Lou blev ogsÃ¥ et hit hjemme i baggÃ¥rden pÃ¥ NygÃ¥rdsvej. Vi forstod ikke en bønne af teksten, men den var sÃ¥ nem at lære udenad – i hvert fald omkvædet.

Siden sang vi den vist i skolen nogle gange. Og i dag dukkede den sÃ¥ op pÃ¥ den indre rejsegrammofon – uvist af hvilken Ã¥rsag. En af de første hits, der skrev sig ind i min erindring. Jeg var endnu ikke fyldt ti Ã¥r…

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip to my Lou, my darlin’.

Fly’s in the buttermilk,

Shoo, fly, shoo,

Fly’s in the buttermilk,

Shoo, fly, shoo,

Fly’s in the buttermilk,

Shoo, fly, shoo,

Skip to my Lou, my darlin’.

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip to my Lou, my darlin’.

Cows in the cornfield,

What’ll I do?

Cows in the cornfield,

What’ll I do?

Cows in the cornfield,

What’ll I do?

Skip to my Lou, my darlin’.

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip to my Lou, my darlin’.

There’s a little red wagon,

Paint it blue

There’s a little red wagon,

Paint it blue

There’s a little red wagon,

Paint it blue

Skip to my Lou, my darlin’.

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,

Skip to my Lou, my darlin’

Lost my partner,

What’ll I do?

Lost my partner,

What’ll I do?

Skip to the lou, my darlin’.

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip to the Lou, my darlin’.

I’ll get another one

Prettier than you,

I’ll get another one

Prettier than you,

I’ll get another one

Prettier than you,

Skip to the Lou, my darlin’

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip to the Lou, my darlin’.

Can’t get a red bird,

Jay bird’ll do,

Can’t get a red bird,

Jay bird’ll do,

Can’t get a red bird,

Jay bird’ll do,

Skip to my Lou, my darlin’.

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip to the Lou, my darlin’.

Cat’s in the cream jar,

Ooh, ooh, ooh,

Cat’s in the cream jar,

Ooh, ooh, ooh,

Cat’s in the cream jar,

Ooh, ooh, ooh,

Skip to my Lou, the darlin’.

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip to the Lou, my darlin’.

Off to Texas,

Two by two,

Off to Texas,

Two by two,

Off to Texas,

Two by two,

Skip to my Lou, the darlin’.

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip, skip, skip to the Lou,

Skip to the Lou, my darlin’.

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2 kommentarer

  1. gertrud kommentarer:

    Godt nok imponeret hvis du kunne den sang < 10 Ã¥r… Men det var nok kun omkvædet i baggÃ¥rden til NygÃ¥rsvej..:-)

  2. capac kommentarer:

    @gertrud: Ja, omkvædet gik rent ind. Resten var volapyk i baggÃ¥rden…

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