RE: [Revlist] Origin of this song? "Do your ears hang low..."
- This is a slight by the Loyal British about the American Drummers. The ears
are the tabs on a rope drum, The British drummers kept their drums tied
tight with a specific knot called a drummers knot. They alleged that the
Americans could not tie their drums tight enough so when the heads were
tensioned the ears were at the bottom of the drum.
From: hetrades4u@... [mailto:hetrades4u@...]
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 10:56 AM
Subject: [Revlist] Origin of this song? "Do your ears hang low..."
You all are so well informed
Here's a song to test your abilities on origins.
Does anyone know where this song came from? My mother used to sing it
to me in Ohio.
Do your ears hang low?
do they wobble to and fro
can you tie them in a knot
can you tie them in a bow
can you throw them o'er your shoulder
like a Continental soldier
do your ears hang low?
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