Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sing It: Vintage Thingies Thursday

Back again for another Vintage Thingies Thursday, sponsored by The Apron Queen. I recently picked up this little gem. It's the Everybody Sing Songbook: For the Home School and Community. The copyright date is 1930. I don't own a piano. And I definitely can't sing. But it still called to me. The book is chock full of classics. The first series of songs are all about America. I was sold.

I've never heard of "When The Bees Are In The Hive" but I think I'd like to sing it... ok, in the shower, but still.
There are also hymns and spirituals...
Then there's this priceless tune about an ailment.Guess they were running out of things to sing about. Or their joints just really hurt. When mine hurt, I'm usually not singing. Does complaining = singing somewhere?

And I brought it all home for 39 cents!

19 comments:

Strudel said...

This was a great find. I really enjoy a trip down a path to things gone by. I found myself humming "Rheumatism" as soon I was done reading and feeling better almost immediately. Funny how singing about an ailment somehow makes it feel better. I continue enjoying every entry.

Coloradolady said...

what a great book. Very unusual. I have no music talant at all, and I would have purchased that book too. Great post.

splummer said...

Awesome book!!! And I agree with you, I don't sing when my arthritis is hurting!!!

Her Shabbiness said...

Old music books are fun to go through. My parents have a few at their house. Every once in a while I'll pull one out and tinker on the piano with it.

Missa said...

Sweet book :)
The rhumatism song is so weird, in a hilarious sort of way!

eileen said...

This is really great. I love the words to these old songs. Wish we still sang them!
My first visi to your blog.. I think I like it. :-)

Vintage Mommy said...

I find myself envying most of the things you post here on your blog...sigh! This is a great book!

Patty said...

I totally would have bought that book too. I love the cover. The Rheumatism tune has me cracking up.

Patty said...

Did you Google When The Bees Are In The Hive? There's a video on You Tube by The Blue Dawg. One guy has a banjo and another has a mandolin but I think it needs more cowbell.

ellen b said...

Oh that is fabulous! I love the cover illustration and some of those songs sound hillarious...

Corgidogmama~ said...

You did very well for your 39 cent investment!
That Rheumatism tune could be my theme song!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi, Thank you for stopping by and looking at my quilts, your book is the best! Oh what fun, Jane

The Apron Queen said...

Maybe singing makes you feel better! :)

casch said...

What a great little book! I would have had to buy it too! Just for the fun of leafing through it! Can't wait to see it cover to cover!

Girl Japan said...

What a great find- I would love to learn to play..

marybt said...

That is too cute! I'm going to send the Rheumatism song to my sister.

Charlotte said...

What a neat book. I can identify with the last song there. Although - I guess it's not rheumatism but arthritis that bothers me. I think they are related though. It would be fun to play these songs on the piano.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thank you for the birthday wish and your name is in the basket. Jane

Jewelgirl said...

Great find 39 cents! The artwork
on the cover is cool!

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