The PDML Song (RE: GESO - PDMLers Shooting Each Other

Bob W pdml at
Sun Oct 4 19:36:03 EDT 2009

> I hope you followed protocol and all stood up to sing The 
> PDML Song before your meal. You may have your choice of tune 
> over in the USA, but here in Europe we sing along to the 
> melody of Cage's 4'33" (the longer version).
> Godders does a particularly fine basso profundo rendering, 
> with alto highlights.

It occurs to me, that some people reading the list may never have attended a
PDML meet and may not recall all the words of the PDML Song, whose origin is
lost in the mists of time (although some say the words are by Matsuo Basho
himself, translated by Walt Whitman). So I've jotted them down here for

>From the Land of the Rising Sun
Came no stick with a sponge, nor a bun
Shaped like a Carmelite nun!

What they gave us you'll never guess
It's a mystery you must all confess
Cleaner than Monica's dress!

It's a camera! Yes, a camera!

They gave us a camera and lens
For each of us. Yes, even Jens.
It's more useful than 300 pens!

It's a camera! Yes, a camera!

Taking snaps of a handsome bird
Is much sweeter than lemon curd
And more thrilling than Douglas Hurd!

It's a corm'rant! In my camera!

(Rinse and repeat, with a Hey-No and a Hey-Nonny-No)

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