Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23055 – 1085
Here’s the haps:
Spring is sprung
The grass is riz
I wonder where them boidies is?
They claim, I hoid,
The Boid is on the wing
But that’s absoid
I know the wing is on the boid.
That poem was listed in several places as the Bronx anthem to Spring or the Bronx National Anthem. Another version I found goes:
Spring has sprung; The grass has ris. I wonder where The birdie is? There he is In the sky. He dropped some Whitewash in my eye! I am no sissy; I won't cry. I'm just glad The cows can't fly!
I didn’t research it too thoroughly, however. I was reminded that it’s Spring by friend-to-this-blog, A. J. McGregor, and wanted to wish everyone a pleasant season.
I also want to find something that The Google cannot seem to turn up. When I was in Tenth Grade English class we practiced a play on the real stage so we could understand how stage directions worked. It was about some hillbillies celebrating spring. I don’t remember the name of the play and of course I don’t have the mimeographed copy but I just wish I could find it or at least a little bit about it, anyway. I only know the first three lines, which were mine:
Spring am sprung
The time aire here
The skunks aire out…
To which the other characters exclaimed, “The skunks aire out?”
That’s all that I can remember is just that much but I think that’s what bothers me. Oh well. As I’ve taken to saying, “If that’s the biggest problem I have in life, or even the biggest problem I have today, I think I’m probably doing pretty good.”
The second version of your Bronx anthem to spring is the one I remember being used around here years ago. Haven’t heard it in a long time though. Happy Spring!😃😺
Thanks Steve, same to you!
Many moons ago I had a post entitled ‘The Spring has Sprung’ because it was my mum’s ‘go to’ poem when she felt that spring was in the air
That’s pretty special.
I went to you site and could not find a search bar to look it up.
Really? I’ll check that out
Well, it should be there, it says its there, but this is WordPress!
And when I went back just now, there it was! I don’t know what happened. Oh well.
https://colinmcqueen.home.blog/2019/06/02/the-spring-has-sprung-the-grass-has-ris/ That may work. Who can tell?
Thank you very much. It worked fine.
My favorite happens a month or two later:
“June is bustin’ out all-over”
From the musical “Carousel”
That is a good one, too!
Spring has the sprung
the grass is riz
I wonders where
The flowers is
That’s how I learned it 🤣😎🙃
That’s good too!
My mind goes to the title/lyric of an old jazz song from the 30s: “Sent for you yesterday and here you come today.” But that’s OK, I’ll celebrate spring whenever you care to bring up the topic.
And jazz it up a little.
It is good to notice and acknowledge these events around us
lol. Yes, sir, I agree.
The spring has not sprung here yet. I guess the night temperature is too low for the flowers to bloom.
I have not seen any either.
One of my favorite places to visit is H for Haps with Herb. I can always “like” the posts but am frequently bounced from commenting, so I keep adding to my comment each day until one sneaks through that Nonce guy.
I try to keep the site’s cache cleared but that is the only real suggestion that seems to have had any effect on the problem at all because at least the comments come through sometimes. You and a couple of other random people are the only ones who seem to have the problem and it seems to me to be completely random. I am sorry about it, though.