Could this be the breakout we need? Songs 'about' "sport"

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Could this be the breakout we need? Songs 'about' "sport"

Post  felix on Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:48 pm

Old Ferd 'Jelly Roll' Morton was keen on sportin' - here's his 'Sporting House Rag' - Perfick, just perfick! clown :


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Post  felix on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:04 pm

^ That's the ticket! cheers

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:39 pm

I'm sure there is music to go with this; I just don't have it.

Natives of the British Isles--and possibly some other yooropians--might need some explanation. You see in America the yanks have a sport that they call "baseball," which is also played by the Japanese people.

Written in 1888:

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, "If only Casey could but get a whack at that —
We'd put up even money now, with Casey at the bat."

But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake,
And the former was a hoodoo, while the latter was a cake;
So upon that stricken multitude grim melancholy sat;
For there seemed but little chance of Casey getting to the bat.

But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all,
And Blake, the much despised, tore the cover off the ball;
And when the dust had lifted, and men saw what had occurred,
There was Jimmy safe at second and Flynn a-hugging third.

Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell;
It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;
It pounded on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat,
For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.

There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place;
There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile lit Casey's face.
And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,
No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Casey at the bat.

Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt.
Five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt.
Then while the writhing pitcher ground the ball into his hip,
Defiance flashed in Casey's eye, a sneer curled Casey's lip.

And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air,
And Casey stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there.
Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped —
"That ain't my style," said Casey. "Strike one!" the umpire said.

From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar,
Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore;
"Kill him! Kill the umpire!" shouted some one on the stand;
And it's likely they'd have killed him had not Casey raised his hand.

With a smile of Christian charity great Casey's visage shone;
He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on;
He signaled to the pitcher, and once more the dun sphere flew;
But Casey still ignored it, and the umpire said "Strike two!"

"Fraud!" cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered "Fraud!"
But one scornful look from Casey and the audience was awed.
They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,
And they knew that Casey wouldn't let that ball go by again.

The sneer has fled from Casey's lip, the teeth are clenched in hate;
He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate.
And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
And now the air is shattered by the force of Casey's blow.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and little children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out.



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Post  felix on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:55 pm

^ izzat wot we call rounders? albino

Fore! bounce

Frank Crumit - 'Donald The Dub'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPnuar6tkrM

Bing Crosby - 'Straight Down The Middle'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yRnH2CXMoU&feature=related

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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:14 am


Well...not too sporty myself. But I love hiking. Love it like these guys.


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Post  ISN on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:15 am



Basketball

how can the National Anthem be sexy.......hehehehe....... scratch

this is one of my favourite youtube videos - thanks to John Cusack for bringing it to my attention

I almost swoon when I listen to this....... I love you

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Post  Doc Watson on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:42 am

In Australia there is a guy called Greg Champion.
He has written and recorded many sporting songs . mainly about football and cricket.
Many songs have sporting references.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:53 am

I heard a Scottish sports song to the tune of "Daydream Believer."

They say it's about "football," but it isn't really; it's about that yooropian game:

{Refrain)
Cheer up alex mcleish
Oh what can it mean to a
sad orange bastard and a
shit football team

{repeat Refrain repeatedly}

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:32 pm

Australian churches ban sports songs from funerals

(AFP) – Sep 9, 2010
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h52htsZYHmWYoNTsMpbIlFYZQHpw


MELBOURNE — Sports anthems and popular songs such as Frank Sinatra's "My Way" have been banned from funerals at more than 200 Australian churches after new orders from Melbourne's archbishop.

The edict follows a study that found the signature song for Australian Rules Football team Collingwood was one of the top requests at Melbourne funerals, along with "My Way" and the Bette Midler version of "The Wind Beneath My Wings".

Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart said sports songs were not appropriate for a service which emphasises the solemn nature of death and is not designed as a celebration of the deceased's life.

"Secular items are never to be sung or played at a Catholic funeral, such as romantic ballads, pop or rock music, political songs, football club songs," Hart writes in the new guidelines.

"At the funerals of children... nursery rhymes and sentimental secular songs are inappropriate because these may intensify grief."

The guidelines stress that the wishes of the deceased and their family and friends should be taken into account, but say the Catholic funeral mass is a sacred rite rather than "a secular celebration" of the individual's life.

"In planning the liturgy, the celebrant should moderate any tendency to turn the funeral into a secular celebration of the life of the deceased," they say.

The move in Melbourne, a city that prides itself on its fanatical attachment to Australian Rules Football and where club songs are commonly played at funerals, has received a mixed reaction, a spokesman for the church said.

One parish priest, Father Bob Maguire from South Melbourne, said the move would make it harder to balance the needs of mourners with those of the church.

He told Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper he preferred to see funerals as "family affairs attended by clergy, not a clergymen's affair attended by family".

"I think (the rules) are a bit insensitive to local sensibilities, and a reversal of grassroots Catholic rituals," he said.

Funeral directors said celebrations of the deceased's life were important elements of modern services, and this often involved the playing of football club songs or songs such as Pink Floyd's "The Wall".

"It's important to focus on celebrating the life of the person," managing director of Jensen Funerals in Melbourne, Andrew Pinder, told ABC radio.

A survey conducted by the Herald Sun two years ago found the Collingwood song, "My Way" and "The Wind Beneath My Wings" were funeral favourites, along with Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World" and "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole.

More unusual choices included Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust", Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and AC/DC's "Highway to Hell", it said.

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