Delighted to see that we are not alone in our enthusiasm for Flanders and Swann – see
During the evening nosh we often play tracks for amusement rather than dancing, and it’s great when the guests recognise much-loved songs which they haven’t heard for years.
So there we were one evening playing tracks from our “entertainment” section, and the Flanders & Swann Hippopotamus song (“Mud, mud, glorious mud. . .”) really caught the guests’ attention. We were asked to play it again immediately to allow the younger generation to fully enjoy the sing-along chorus – and then for a third time very enthusiastically towards the end of the evening.
If you don’t know it (really?) do look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zpDF3Py7r8
Much hilarity at that party. Amongst other tracks we also played
Any Old Iron,
My Old Man’s a Dustman,
Nellie the Elephant,
Puff the Magic Dragon,
Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear
It’s great when inhibitions evaporate, and everybody sings along.
Very silly, and lots of fun.