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Folk Music/a very old children's song (I think)


SKY3030 wrote at 2011-11-26 13:45:50
I used to sing a song almost identical to this when I was a kid.  I'm in my mid 70s now so this song is definitely old.  

I tried to use the link Mike posted but it wasn't valid.  Too bad - as I would have loved to know more about this song.  

It has kind of a dark theme but when we were singing it as kids, we really didn't think about that.

dorothy wrote at 2013-07-18 22:12:01
My father used to sing this song to us in his version he sang oh Johnny kopeck  how could you be so mean I told you'd be sorry for inventing that machine now all the neighbors cats and dogs could never more be seen he ground them into sausages in Johnny kopecks machine

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Mike Turner


Folk Music, particularly the Child Ballads and that great body of industrial and work-related songs which arose during the Industrial Revolution. I am well-versed in the history of the Folk Revival, and I have a particular interest in political and agit-prop songs, as well as in traditional Irish dance music. For ten years I was a committee member and resident singer/song-writer/musician with the Grey Cock Folk Club in Birmingham (the pre-eminent traditional club in the English midlands, which was founded by Charles Parker of `Radio Ballad` fame).

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