Sunday, January 29, 2006

Flashback

I just had a rather odd memory and thought I'd share.

You know that hymn "Dance dance wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance, said He"? Well we used to sing that a LOT at school. In fact it was at school that I learned that the word "Jesus" wasn't a swear word and that he was a bloke who did something good. Bit fuzzy on the detail. I think the school assumed we knew the story and parents assumed I knew the story and parents didn't care or believe and the school were just getting through their assemblies the only way they knew how. So I am four years old, plonked in a room full of kids I don't know and I don't understand why I am there or when I can just go home and run around the estate with my brother with the sun shining, and I'm learning about a bloke called Jesus. I knew he had a beard and wore long white robes. I knew he wore sandals. But I never knew he danced around settees. Which is what I thought the song said. And I used to sing my little heart out imagining a toga-clad hippy run around a settee with his twelve mates pretty much like we used to play musical chairs.


No body ever told me I was wrong.


I am PMRFLOL.

17 Comments:

At 12:29 pm, Blogger Jax said...

Sounds good to me...

 
At 12:49 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

I remember that song too. Never knew the meanings either. Plus 'cum by ya, my lord', I used to like that one for the hand movements that went with it.
I wonder if they still sing those songs?

 
At 2:19 pm, Blogger LMM said...

Do you remember the one"If i had a hammer"?It had a religous meaning i'm sure.Think J would like that.

 
At 2:51 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

You had hand movements for cum by ya?? How? We asked our teacher once what it meant and received a long and meaningless answer. Can't remember what it was now but I remember we never asked him many questions after that...

If I had a hammer was actually a slave song sung by the African americans describing their arrival on ships (they were chained lying down all the way to the USA). I think that's what it meant. About liberty etc. I liked that one too. No hand movements. Obviously our school sucked. Hand movements were deemed a form of figeting and punishable by firing squad out the back playground at high noon.

 
At 3:10 pm, Blogger *~H~* said...

The songs we had to sing in assemblies can be split into two categories: Hyms and stupid songs.

I remember one which had the chorus of "I am a mole and I live in a hole".

 
At 5:11 pm, Blogger sanika said...

I can remember one assembly particularly well as it was the usual friday & the local vicar was in & we had to all sing "onward cristian soldiers marching on to war "& i couldn't take it anymore & i stood up & said it was wrong because the 10 comandments said not to kill !.Well there was an outrage & i was told to apologise to the vicar & i refused & i got the ruler acroos my hand in the headmasters office & a serious telling off.Guess thats where i get my outspoken tendencies from...i've never looked back !!.

 
At 5:12 pm, Blogger sanika said...

to 'h' the next line was i'm not a cat or abat or a rat..i am a mole etc

 
At 5:49 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

hand movements :

*rolls hands over, as if to wheels on the bus go round and round style, whilst singing the "Cum by"

On the "ya" you were supposed to put your hands out, like making dua.

There were lots of others but I can't remember them. Guess they thought if they put our hands to a good use we'd be less inclined to fidget.

Used to like the 'football crazy' song. we used to shout the word "gob" really loud, coz we thought it was a naughty word!

"He's football crazy, he's football mad
That football it has taken away the little bit of sense he had"

 
At 6:18 pm, Blogger LMM said...

I think your'e all getting into this,shame on you..lol.We had a wacky teacher with an accordian that used to make us sing a song about lonely people(SURE IT WAS ELENOUR RIGBY by the beatles!)

 
At 6:24 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

We had a Welsh teacher for a while and the entire year was devoted to anything and everything to do with Wales - learned all the hymns in Welsh. Made *much* more sense. We got a bit fed up when *we* had to celebrate Patron Saint of Wales day dressed up in those really funny black hats. And his wife came in with *her* accordian and made us all praise the Lord all morning. In Welsh. :|



And before you ask, no, not a word.

 
At 7:15 pm, Blogger *~H~* said...

lol yes sanika, that was it, except our teacher would insist on the whole assembly saying it in this really low gruff voice. We sounded so silly lol.

 
At 7:18 pm, Blogger *~H~* said...

And anyone remember all the war songs?

i.e. onward Christian soldiers and that other one that goes "Where have all the people gone, long time passing...where have the flowers gone, long time ago..."

Man it was depressing.

One that I particularly liked the tune of was the one about Musa (a.s.) "Let my people go!" Aye that was good that.

 
At 7:57 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

I don't remember any war song but we did have one headmistress who liked a song called 'wake up each day' and if we didn't sing it with lots of enthusiasm (we were pre-pubescent by now and had no enthusiasm for anything, let alone a crappy song) she'd make us sing it all again. every. assembly

wake up each day
sun shining through
showing the way
to a better world for me and you.

Blimey Debbie, what have you started?!

 
At 7:59 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

Ek don't ask me - I just work here

 
At 9:07 pm, Blogger *~H~* said...

"Its a small world afterall..."

 
At 11:08 pm, Blogger milkmumma said...

roflol - can't say anything more!

 
At 5:14 pm, Blogger sanika said...

ah i've gone one crazy step further people...yes i googled "mole in a hole " & have now posted the whole thing on my blog!.Yep p'boro has finally finished off my brain........

 

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