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

Christine Aguila caguila at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 7 20:50:59 EDT 2009


I hope you come to Chicago--I've put you down as Master of Song.  Cheers, 
Christine


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob W" <pdml at web-options.com>
To: "'Pentax-Discuss Mail List'" <pdml at pdml.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 6:36 PM
Subject: The PDML Song (RE: GESO - PDMLers Shooting Each Other


>
>>
>> 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
> reference:
>
>>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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