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tell me this ameican people by irishmanufan on 27 May 2003 12:14am
 
can anyopne tell me when the people of america sing for he's a jolly good fellow they end it with which nobody can deny when over here we end it with and so say all of us ?
yours in a very silly mood
Linda
 
Re: tell me this ameican people by MelissaNIN on 27 May 2003 2:38am
 
for he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good felllloooooow! Which nobody can deny!

that's how we Americans sing it:) Why do we end it in "for nobody can deny" is beyond me. lol!

~Melissa:)
 
Re: tell me this ameican people by Miss-M on 27 May 2003 4:51am
 
In Australia we also end the song with "and so say all of us."

"For nobody can deny?" Hmmm, must be a Yankee thing! ;)
 
Re: tell me this ameican people by cloakndagger on 27 May 2003 2:42pm
 
After independence, Americans wanted make sure they were different, so they did odd little things like changing the ends of songs and driving down the other side of the road.

You're right Melissa, it's a Yank thing.

Tammie, a slightly different type of Yank.
 
Re: tell me this ameican people by MellySmelly on 27 May 2003 3:57pm
 
I think we sing "which nobody can deny" because that is the way the sang it on the Flintstones cartoon. :-)
 
Re: tell me this ameican people by peripatetically on 27 May 2003 4:03pm
 
Sorry Smelly, but that is quite incorrect!!!! A good try, but "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" is older than the Flintstones by many many years!!!

It could be that the Americans thought it had a nicer "ring" to it in their present version. I DO think the USA version slides off the tongue easier.

Patty~
 
Re: tell me this ameican people by MellySmelly on 27 May 2003 4:06pm
 
I was just being silly :-)
 
Re: tell me this ameican people by Diamond on 27 May 2003 4:23pm
 
you carry on being silly melly!!

I thought the Uk version had both bits in it - but then I do suffer from senior moments!!! giggle
 
Re: tell me this ameican people by Dreamchild on 27 May 2003 4:59pm
 
I think we just want to be different, I have noticed alot of songs in recent years that we do differently, and childerns nursery rhymes, my son loved the Teletubbies, and learned songs I knew as a child different, and my mother was always quick to tell him they were wrong, but then I would have to tell her actualy we are proabley wrong,Britain is much older than us,so we are the ones that changed them , Why I don't know.I like it beter

And so say all of us!just me.

Much Love,
Beth
 
Re: tell me this ameican people by Helen on 27 May 2003 5:02pm
 
Can't explain why us americans do half the things we do. :)
I love the Flintstones! *tee hee*
Helen
 
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