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ditty

a short simple song or poem
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But most ditties and songs lose such poetic qualities as alliteration and euphony.
OBT resident choreographer Trey McIntyre closed both programs with Like a Samba, which blandly interpreted a series of ditties by Astrud Gilberto.
The final nicety before battle commences is lots of erect men humming the Star Spangled Banner, God Save The Queen (right) and whatever little-known ditties get the natives going in Madrid, Stockholm and Dublin.
Maybe he'd been smoking the same stuff as the chaps who still practice Mazdaznan, an obscure Eastern faith that requires its followers to shake their hands and heads about and wave their arms in the air while singing ditties like Have In Your Heart Sunshine and ditties with catchy lines like "keep your nostrils wide and clear.
Cowley's sources illustrate how a grand compromise was achieved around 1900, as Carnival came to be patronized and selectively supported by administrative and commercial interests, while being largely purged of objectionable practices like stickfighting, collective brawling, neo-African drumming, and lewd calinda ditties sung in French creole.
These traditional ditties are often a child's introduction to poetry.
While Run chose to continue the religious meditations and life-in-the-music-biz ditties he began recording in the mid-1990s, DMC is focused on his relevance and potential contribution as living icon and connection to a kinder, gentler era of hip-hop.
Anyone can write about young love; composing mesmerizing ditties inspired by elves and fairies--without sounding like Tori Amos--is much tougher.
The score contains cracked waltzes, ballads, snippets of folk ditties, and anything and everything else Waits tosses into the stew.
But even the radio-friendly, positive-thinking ditties boast a substance not found in most such country corn.
Most delicious of all is One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found (Rhino): It's four discs of lip-glosss-mackin' '60s ditties by Lulu, Lesley, Dusty, and future gay icons Dolly Parton and Cher.
Acoustic guitars, muffled drums, and hushed tenor vocals form the backbone of these ditties, yet prominent incorporation of weird timbres ("Shift" features what sounds like a scratchy gramophone recording of a piano) and eerie studio F/X place Grizzly Bear in the same echelon as art-damaged psychedeli-folkies like Devendra Banhart.