Friday 11th September 2020

Being busy last night, helping John muting and un-muting and generally being his technical guru I had little time to note who sang what, where and when, so today’s blog has no relevance to what happened. It is rather tongue in cheek and based on a song covered by that famous American folkie Pete Seeger.

Rather than read it, you must sing it to the original tune.

Little boxes on the laptops
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes on the I pads
Little boxes all the same

There’s a Mike one and a John one
There’s a Moto 8 and an Edna one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

And the people in the boxes
Though some went to University
They were all put in little boxes
And they all came out the same.

And there’s Doctors and Dentists
And a bloke who keeps animals
And they’ve all got Aran jumpers
And they all look just the same.

And they all play on their instruments
And drink from pewter tankards
And they all join in the choruses
With fingers in their ears.

And some they play guitars
And some they play harmonicas
And they all sit in their boxes
And they all look just the same.

And some they sing traditional
And some they read poetry
I hope they’ll be back next week
And they all do just the same.

There’s a Welsh one and a Scottish one
There’s an Kentish and a Cornish one
But I’ve had 10 pints of cider now
And they all sound just the same!

If you want to know what really happened you’ll have to wait and see if Alun has time to put the recording on You Tube when he returns from his well earned holiday.

It’s here!

2 Responses to “Friday 11th September 2020”

  1. ‘Little Boxes’ is a magnificent song – very topical for these strange times. Could I sing it, please, for Llantrisant Folk Club’s virtual Zoomaround next Wednesday? I could credit it, if you’ll only tell me your name!

    All the best,


    Mick Tems, FolkWales Online Magazine (and Honorary Folklife West Cymru/Wales correpondent)

    7 Crawford Close

    Y Beddau


    Cymru / Wales

    CF38 2SD

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