Calling Ideas for May 12, 2012
Limerick DayLimericks are short humorous verses, with a distinct rhythm and rhyming scheme. May 12 is the famous limericist (is that a word?) Edward Lear's birthday. A sample Lear limerick:
There was a young lady of Wilts,
Who walked up to Scotland on stilts;
When they said it is shocking
To show so much stocking,
She answered, "Then what about kilts?"
- find some funny limericks and read them during the dance
- even better, relate the limericks to singing call songs. How about this one:
A tutor who taught on the flutefollowed by "Toot Toot Tootsie"?
Tried to teach two young tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot, or
To tutor two tooters to toot?"
- write a limerick or two apropos to the club or particular dancers
If you come up with any ideas, make a comment and let us know.
Here's a possibility:
A flea and a fly in a fluefollowed by "I'll Fly Away"
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, "let us flee!"
"Let us fly!" said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
There once was a lady named Perkinsfollowed by "Pickle Up A Doodle".
Who simply doted on Gherkins
They were so nice
She ate too much spice
and pickled her internal workin's
I can't think of a song to follow this one, but I think it's a good limerick:
A canner exceedingly canny
One morning remarked to his granny
A canner can can
Anything that he can
But a canner canšt can a can, can he?
Number 1 Songs
- 1948: Manana by Peggy Lee
- 1956: Standing on the Corner by the Four Lads
- 1956: Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins
- 1958: All I Have to Do is Dream by the Everly Brothers
- 1964: Hello Dolly by Louis Armstrong
- 1964: My Guy by Mary Wells
- 1964: My Heart Skips a Beat by Buck Owens
- 1988: Pink Cadillac by Natalie Cole