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Fashion in Song – Air Force Ones (2002)

Air Force Ones was written and performed by American rap artist Nelly, and was released on his Nellyville album, November 7, 2002. It peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard top 100 chart. The song became popular with sneaker heads … Continue reading

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AND MAYBE THE LAST Knitting Song – Jim Henson Muppets (1983)

It’s neat and it’s sweetIt’s a ding dong treatKnittin’ socks for little feetJust sittin’ with your knittin’ all day longYou know knittin’s friendlyAnd knittin’s funKnittin’s good for everyoneAnd that is why we sing this knittin’ songWell it’s knit one pearl … Continue reading

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And ANOTHER knitting song: Knitting – Arthur Askey (1939)

Comedian Arthur Askey was born in Liverpool in 1900 and served in WWI where he also performed in army entertainments. After the War he went into the theatre and eventually built a career on the radio, becoming well known by … Continue reading

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ANOTHER Knitting Song – Sophie Madeleine (2009)

I’m going to knit myself a sweater.A sweater that will keep me warm at night.Just how many days here must I weather?Just biding my time…’cause when I call you on the phone,I’m still lost, I’m still alone.Who’s going to make … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – The Knitting Song (1964)

Bill Oddie was one of a trio of British comedians known as The Goodies – the other two Goodies were Tim Brook Taylor and Doctor Graeme Garden. Oddie’s The Knitting Song was released on Parlophone (R5346) in 1965. That same … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Why Do You Bob Your Hair Girls? (1927)

This Appalachian tune that pleads for women not to bob their hair was written and performed by Blind Alfred Reed in 1927. There are two different versions of the lyrics by Blind Alfred Reed, as well as later recordings done … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Alice Blue Gown (1919)

The song was written in 1919 by Harry Tierney with words by Joseph McCarthy for the Broadway musical Irene. Edith Day, the start of the Broadway musical, first recorded the song in 1920. Alice Blue is an icy white blue … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Shine On Your Shoes (1932…)

Originally from the 1932 Broadway Musical “Flying Colors”, written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, the song has had many covers: Jerry Lewis, Mel Tormé, Mandy Patinkin, Tony Bennett and even Liza Minnelli. Here is Fred Astaire with his version … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Sweater Girl (1949)

Written and performed by Ruth Wallis, a cabaret singer who produced her own record label for her songs because they were too risque for most record companies! Loretta’s a sweater girl now,Loretta’s a better girl now,How did she steal away, … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – Yankee Doodle Dandy c. 1760

Yankee Doodle Dandy was originally sung by British soldiers during the French Indian wars (1754-1763) in mockery of unsophisticated colonials. There were many verses and different versions of lyrics over the next few decades, but the one that stuck was … Continue reading

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