by Clare Briggs · March 14, 2020
Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.
December 30, 2010
July 10, 2015
October 15, 2018
When I see a snippet of a song I don’t recognize, I like googling the lyrics and seeing if I can find a youtube of the song in question. “Ah”, I think. “This is the tune that was stuck in his head that day.”
So I searched for that one and didn’t find it, but I did find an ad in an Australian Newspaper that made reference to it.
We hear a lot of people sing
“Plant me among the girls”
And talk as though each maiden fair
Had curly, curly curls.
I don’t mind planting with the girls
No! That I could endure,
But cure their colds, for goodness sake
With Woods’ Great Peppermint Cure.
And there is a youtube for that.
Another newspaper refers to it as an “old Red Mill hit.” I can’t find any reference to a band called Red Mill, though. Seems to have been lost to the ages.Report
There was a 1906 operetta called “The Red Mill,” but it doesn’t seem to have a song called “Plant Me Among the Girls.” It’s possible that the author was just confused.Report
Found it! The title is “Put Me Among the Girls,” but there’s a “plant me” line about two minutes in.
Oh my gosh, thanks!Report
Covered sixty years later by Davy Jones prior to joining the Monkees:
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