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ditty

a short simple song or poem
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Beamish museum entertainer Katherine I'Anson Clough and her husband Alan will be in costume to treat their audience to singing and guitar sessions, jokes, ditties and poems with a local North-east historical flavour.
The Fortunes, The Beach Boys and Status Quo have recorded different ditties in which reference has been so made.
MARTIN BROWN'S POEMS I LIKE to read the poems of Martin Brown, Most recently The Pilgrams from a Very Distant Town, The message was appropriate and rhyming was also, The holes referred to seem worse the further one does go, There are not many who can match the skills of this fine writer, His poems always make the day seem much brighter, I hope to read in future more of his funny ditties and wonder if such bards reside in other cities.
Little Ditties for Itty Bitties: Songs for Infants and Toddlers is a music CD by Grammy-nominated performer Michele Valeri, featuring fifteen original songs perfect for sharing with the littlest of music lovers during play and learning.
An academic of similar integrity to Iolo Morgannwg Mr Starkey should note one of his ditties: Touch a Welshman if you dare, Ancient Britons that we are.
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. Clever and thoughtprovoking, certainly.
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."