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ditty

a short simple song or poem
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But Johnny notices the lyrics are linked to local murders and concludes the ditties are coded instructions from the mysterious Mr Samantha to his gang, who are all under federal surveillance.
If you're looking for a followup to the series Any Dream Will Do, where unknown singers belted out ditties from Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat, why not send Graham Norton down to White Hart Lane on January 18 for the visit of Portsmouth?
The songs of Morrisey, morose frontman of The Smiths, are not what you'd call cheerful ditties.
They have evolved to clever parodies based on music from the Beatles to country-western songs, Irish ditties to operettas.
But there is a diminishing supply of singers who can interpret these ditties in ways that make them still sound fresh and vital.
These original mono recordings are taken from the glory years of 1921-29, and include such comic ditties as Yes
Opening with the driving rocker "Little Light," the album has an intensity that doesn't let up even through the whispery ballads ("Slippin' Away"), country soul ditties ('I Hate/I Love"), entrancing spirituals (an almost ethereal cover of Sweet Honey in the Rock's classic "Ballad of the Broken Word"), and the closing of a slowed-down acoustic version of the Cars' 1978 hit "Just What I Needed.
There was Palindromes, in which Solondz creates a sequence of sublime absurdity involving a crew of disabled children singing Christian--themed ditties, 'N Synch style.
Other amusing ditties such as She's The Sorta Sheila and The Apprentice are similar to Billy Connolly in his early folk days.
Other standout ditties to dine on include "Drumskin", "Face Seventeen", and "You Die Tonight Chisao".
ACCORDING to a new book on the origins of nursery rhymes, our childhood ditties are all about teenage sex, sexually transmitted diseases, bed-hopping Royals and stealing property.
Natalia Pervukhina writes that "Segeev's memory seems to collect mere trifles: children's ditties, counting rhymes, old slogans, newspaper clippings, snatches of conversation, official documents, urban folklore and much else.