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727. The Merry Minuet (Sheldon Harnick)

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Uploaded on Feb 20, 2009

Sheldon Harnick, who wrote this charming little ditty in 1958, is best known for the popular musical, "Fiddler on the Roof".

The rendition that everybody knows is the recording by The Kingston Trio on the 1959 album "The Kingston Trio at the Hungry i." They changed the original "la la" lines to whistling, and most subsequent renditions, such as those of Bud and Travis and Alonzogarbanzo, are basically covers of the Kingston Trio version, including the whistling. "Charlotte Rae" also sings it on "Songs I Taught My Mother" (1955).

I decided to go back to the "la la"s - mainly because I can't whistle.

Lyrics and chords of this song can be found here: http://raymondfolk.wikifoundry.com/pa...

You can hear a playlist of my satirical and parody songs here:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...

For lyrics and chords of all my songs, please see my website:
http://raymondfolk.wikifoundry.com

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