[Ads-l] Pop goes the weasel

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Sun Mar 19 16:05:10 EDT 2017


I'd concur with Jon's advice to read the whole poem -- it's a terrific, funny
piece, and highly pertinent to the ongoing discussion here.

There ought to be a full transcription of the poem included in whatever
eventuates from this thread, as part of something like, "An Anthology of Popped
Weasel Related Poems and Songs".  Possibly alongside the two titled "Pop goes
the Weasel" on the Bodleian Ballads site, though they ain't near as funny as the
one Jon locates here.

Robin.

> 
>     On 19 March 2017 at 13:23 Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 
>     I tried to post the following yesterday afternoon, but it has yet to
>     appear. Just in case it's lost in some cyber-dimension:
> 
>     1853 W. Lambert Edmonds, ed. _The Cremorne Comic-Song Book, First Series_
>     (London: W. Allman) 9:
> 
>     "POP GOES THE WEASEL!"
>     Written by. W. R. Mandale. Sung by W. L. Edmonds. Published by Brewer &
> Co.
> 
>     In ev'ry street, on ev'ry wall,
>     In ev'ry lane with hoarding,
>     In shops and stalls, both great and small,
>     In windows and on boarding --
>     Placarded high and posted low,
>     In letters large I see still,
>     Where'er I turn, where'er I go,
>     "Pop goes the weasel!"
>     Fol de rol de riddle ol,
>     Pop goes the weasel!
> 
>     [Read the whole song, if you haven't already, at
> https://tinyurl.com/kn7szxf
>     , pp. 9-11. The exasperated singer cannot find anyone who can explain the
>     meaning of the phrase.]
> 
>     JL
> 
> 
>     On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:34 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
>     wrote:
> 
>     > > On Mar 18, 2017, at 1:33 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM>
>     > > wrote:
>     > >
>     > > Alternate version from 1858 with a dog chasing a weasel around a
>     > > bramble
>     > bush, instead of a monkey around a mulberry bush.
>     > >
>     > > "All around the bramble bush,
>     > > The dog chased the weasel,
>     > > The deacon kissed the Parson's wife,
>     > > Pop goes the weasel."
>     > >
>     > > The Indiana Herald, 15 Dec 1858, Page 2. Newspapers.com.
>     > >
>     > “Ejaculatory pop” revisited?
>     >
>     > I like the hanky-panky with the deacon and the parson’s wife, but
>     > “monkey”
>     > does scan better than “dog”…
>     >
>     > LH
>     >
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