Watermelon Wine Song

What is it called when a song keeps going round in your head for days? This is one of them.

It’s a good song, so I want to share it:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqV9NZSGIa4

George Burns (yeah, THAT George Burns) made a cover. He actually did a good job. I didn’t know he could sing.
Here’s an excerpt:

Ain’t but three things in this world that’s worth a solitary dime
But old dogs and children and watermelon wine
Women think about theyselves when menfolk ain’t around
And friends are hard to find when they discover that you’re down
I tried it all when I was young and in my natural prime
Now it’s old dogs and children and watermelon wine
Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes
God bless little children while they’re still too young to hate

Comments | 5

  • Watermelon Wine Song

    Of course George Burns can sing and old Vaudeville performer.

  • Earworm

    “What is it called when a song keeps going round in your head for days?”

  • Remedy

    A remedy for earworms is to sing the theme to Gilligan’s Isle to the tune of Amazing Grace. It messes up your musical memory and usually restores things.

    George Burns would be sad to learn that people don’t think of him as a great singer. It was one of his longest running jokes… and he seemingly had millions of tunes like this stored up. Of course, my favorite of the Burns & Allen pair was Gracie. Her misunderstandings are genius! And her presidential campaign was classic.

    • Trying...

      ..but can’t do it! Now I have the Gilligan’s Island theme stuck in my head.

      Thanks, Chris.


    • Marines Hymn

      Back in college. we used to sing the Marines Hymn to the tune of the Wabash Cannonball.

      We had another song that fit the Wabash Cannonball:.
      From the glorious heights of Prospect Park
      To the mud flats of Cohoes (Pronounced: “Ca-hoes”)
      We will study hard, get drunk weekends
      And the rest, God only knows
      Let us drink to Troy’s fair virgins
      Let us drink to Troy’s good beer
      And without a doubt, some fool would shout
      Let us drink to Rensselaer
      So drink chug a lug, so drink chug a lug…

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