I’ve had a song stuck in my head all day today. No, this isn’t a Musical Challenge at the start of the post – that will be at the end as usual – but I do wonder how many people will recognise these lyrics:
You’ll be right as rain, you’ll be apples
You’ll be in there batting like the Chappells
If you take a sip or three
Of Granny Gurble’s Herbal Tea.
It was from one of the ABC song book that I had in primary school. Every so often, this particular song pops into my head for one reason or another. That short excerpt is a lovely demonstration of Australian colloquialisms rooted in Cockney rhyming slang as well as a slice of what was contemporary sporting life.
Anyway, I’m not sure if it was the idea of having a cup of tea or the fact that I knew I was going to paint apples onto my nails tonight for my Monday Mani but there it was back in my head again. It’s a fun little ditty. Come to think of it, my best guess is that I first heard this about 30 years ago. How amazing that it still jumps back into my mind with disturbing regularity!
Anyway, I powered through a bunch of work today and I’m feeling much better than I have in a little while. So, perhaps I am apples after all!
Now for the real Musical Challenge…
Song 31 is still unanswered. The added hint is that it is sung by a female singer and if you went to the record shop to buy it, you’d find it in the World Music/Ethnic section (see what I did there?). Song 32 was correctly answered by Jackie as No Surprises by Radiohead.
The first of today’s two songs should be pretty simple but the second might be a tad more obscure. Keen readers of my Twitter feed would’ve seen me tweet about this singer today. 😉
And she’ll tease you
She’ll unease you
All the better just to please you
And she knows just what it
Takes to make a pro blush
I played pretend between the trees,
and fed my houseguests bark and leaves,
and laughed in my pretty bed of green.