Saturday, October 27, 2018

Could the cessationists be wrong?

The forties gave us ”Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats” (2:44) and Bing Crosby singing "Too-ra Loo-ra Loo-ral, Too-ra Loo-ra Li" (3:20) and the Andrews Sisters (Patty, Maxine, and Laverne) singing ”Chickery Chick Cha La Cha La” (2:40). and even Cinderella's fairy godmother singing "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo".

The fifties gave us the very sweet "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" but also “Ooh Ee Ooh Ah Ah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang” (3:09) sung UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.

Ths sixties gave us "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" from the Sherman brothers and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" from Paul McCartney.

The 1890s gave us "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay" and the jazz age gave us "Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Ja-Da, Jing, Jing, Jing!" and Little Richard gave us "Tutti Frutti":

Wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom!
Tutti Frutti, aw rutti
Tutti Frutti, aw rutti
Tutti Frutti, aw rutti
Tutti Frutti, aw rutti
Tutti Frutti, aw rutti
Wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom!

We mustn't forget "Sh Boom, Sh Boom" in which one can find these immortal words: "Bom ba, Hey nonny ding dong, alang alang alanga Oh oh oh oh dip, a dibby dobby dip".

And some people say that speaking in tongues ceased with the apostles.

6 comments:

  1. All are personal favorites. When I think of Tutti Frutti a vision always pops into my head. I remember Pat Boone trying to be "with it" as he snapped his fingers while he sang his version of the song. It was sad, funny, and a little bit scary all at the same time.

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    1. Emma, I can't say they are all personal favorites, but they do tend to stick in one's mind, don't they? I guess the songwriters knew what they were doing.

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    1. Sue, I hear you. This was intended to be a tongue-in-cheek post, one not to be taken seriously.

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  3. Haha, nup, I know a speaker of tongues.....

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  4. I understood that "Wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom" was an old Albanian expression meaning, "The moon has silvered the mountains tonight my love and all is well with the world."

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