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Friday, July 29, 2016

Once Again, The Return Of Dr. Rothman, Tune Detective.

I have a friend who knows a whole lot about old popular music.
Or at least old semi-popular music.
She threw a tune at me that seemed somewhat familiar, but I couldn't quite place it.
She thought it was called "Jingle, Jangle".
I responded with "Do you mean "I've got spurs that Jingle Jangle Jingle?"
She responded in the negative.
Then she started humming the melody.
I recognized it.
It went "Jingle Jangle, Jingy Jong Jangle".
Then she made a whip sound.
I said "It sounds like something from a Disney movie."
I did a search.
Couldn't find me no "Jingle Jangle" from no Disney movie.
Then, for some reason, the voice of Fess Parker entered my head in this regard.
I started searching Fess Parker Disney movies that had songs.
I stumbled across "Westward Ho, The Wagons!"
And there I found a song called "Wringle Wrangle, Jingy Jong Jangle".
That was it.
If I hadn't thought of Fess Parker, I'd still be searching.

For those who might be interested, here are all the lyrics to
"Wringle, Wrangle, Jingy Jong Jangle"

Giddy up there, hyah
Oh, oh

Oh, wringle wrangle
Jingy jong jangle
Mighty fine horse
I'm in love of course cause
I got me a pretty woman's love

Wringle wrangle
Jingy jong jangle
Spurs on my boots and
I don't give a hoot cause
I got me a pretty woman's love

With a dollar's worth of beans
A new pair of jeans
Got a woman to cook
And wash and things

Oh, wringle wrangle
Jingy jong jangle
If I die, I ain't gonna cry cause
I got me a pretty woman's love
(Wringle wrangle, wringle wrangle)
Yes, I got me a pretty woman's love
(Wringle wrangle, wringle wrangle)
(Wringle wrangle, jingy jong jangle)

Wringle wrangle
Jingy jong jangle
Mighty fine horse
I'm in love of course cause
I got me a pretty woman's love

Oh, wringle wrangle
Jingy jong jangle (get on there)
With spurs on my boots
He don't give a hoot cause
I got me a pretty woman's love

Got a dollar's worth of beans
New pair of jeans
Got a woman to cook
And wash and things

Oh, wringle wrangle
Jingy jong jangle
If I die, I ain't gonna cry cause
I got me a pretty woman's love
(Wringle wrangle)
Yes, I got me a pretty woman's love

(Wringle wrangle, wringle wrangle)
Giddy up there, hyah

Dr. Rothman, Tune Detective does it again!

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7 comments:

  1. When you posted the lyrics to "Wringle Wrangle..." I immediately began to sing along. Although I never saw the movie "Westward Ho The Wagons," this song was well know to kids of my generation when I was in elementary school in the 1950s. It must have been on the radio, and it's filed in my head like thousands of other tunes. Thanks for reminding me of it.

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  2. I don't remember if I saw the movie or not, but I certainly remember Fess Parker singing it many times. Maybe on Disney's show, or the radio, or both.

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  3. Merv Griffin, Bill Hayes (who had the hit version of Davy Crockett), Mitch Miller and the Sandpiper Quartet, as well as Fess Parker and the Mouseketeers, several of which appeared in the movie. George Reeves was in it, too. The soundtrack album is on tunes and the movie is still available on DVD.

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  4. Fess, Bill, Mitch, Sandpipers, I can figure. Merv seems like a stretch, but you're much more knowledgeable about Disney than I am.

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  5. After a few days, “Wringle Wrangle” is still playing in my head! In my favorite line from the song, Parker’s character lists three of what he sees as his wife’s most important domestic obligations. The third of these, in order to satisfy the decency code for family entertainment of the 1950s, is described in only the most oblique of terms: “Got a woman to cook and wash—and things.”

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