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RE: [Revlist] Origin of this song? "Do your ears hang low..."

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  • Vern Catron
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 1, 2001
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      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.

      Vern Catron
      www.jacksonville.net/~vcatron

      -----Original Message-----
      From: hetrades4u@... [mailto:hetrades4u@...]
      Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 10:56 AM
      To: Revlist@egroups.com
      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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