Royal Song of the Day: Saturday 8/13/2011

The Royal Song of the Day is Be Kind To Your Web Footed Friends. You can find the lyrics in Rise Up Singing on page 70. Susanna, Duchess of Peace, chose this song to follow the thread of loving the earth, and to honor the unusual sighting of a pod of 200 dolphins in Long Island Sound. More about that story: here.

“Be Kind To Your Web Footed Friends” is sung to the tune of “Stars & Stripes Forever”. And, the whimsical, web-footed verse is actually much more famous, and much more peaceful, than the official lyrics of the march.

Chamber music version

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAhOLNgfdKk&NR=1]
Bonus: Children’s version (short verse)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q-iCpanPiU]

 

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