As you know, I get by with a little help from my friends. Hans got into the spirit of my musical posts, and sends this this dance of the Salt Beaters of Schwäbisch Hall to help us while away the remaining hours till the impeachment hearings.
And this, from the Shepherds’ Festival in Markgröningen.
Meanwhile, this evening Dr. Aardvark and I finished the first season of the outstanding Canadian TV series, Slings and Arrows. So, let me end the last post of the evening on a cheery note.
Alas, there is apparently no Norwegian cover for I Walk the Line, so let’s substitute the Finnish version.
The Finnish rendition is slightly softer in tone than Johnny Cash’s prison performance.
And speaking of jail, let me end with this parody version, which I dedicate to the Jim Jordan: Because I’m swine, I must resign.
Norwegian singer Aslak Gjennestad gives really special treatment to That Old Mountain Dew.
Pappa Aardvark enjoyed playing That Old Mountain Dew on his harmonica. Another treasured memory is listening to him sing Little Brown Jug. I think it reminded him of those golden, but somewhat indistinct, years before Mamma made him stop drinking.
Here, the Norwegian Army Band serenades us with its own rendition of the song. (Reminds me of the witticism that military music is to music as military justice is to justice.). Take it away, Norwegian Army Band!
For those of you who did not have the good fortune to sing this song in your childhood years, here’s the original version.
Now, here are Ray Charles and Willie Nelson.