*smooch* (ldy) wrote,

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A ding that will live on in infamy

Today is an important day. Please take a moment to observe it with me. Let us bow our heads in supplication.

Leader: When I was a little bitty boy
My grandma bought me a cute little toy

Response: Two silver bells on a string
She told me it was my Ding-a-Ling-a-Ling

All [chorus]:
My Ding-a-Ling, my Ding-a-Ling, I want to play with my Ding-a-Ling
My Ding-a-Ling, my Ding-a-Ling, won't you play with my Ding-a-Ling

Leader: When I was little boy in Grammar school
Always went by the very best rule

Response: But everytime the bell would ring
You'd catch me playing with my Ding-a-Ling

[All repeat the chorus]

Leader: Once while climbing the garden wall,
Slipped and fell; had a very bad fall

Response: I fell so hard I heard birds sing,
But I held on to my Ding-a-Ling

[All repeat the chorus]

Leader: Once, while swimming 'cross turtle creek
Man, them snappers right at my feet

Response: Sure was hard swimming 'cross that thing
with both hands holding my Ding-a-Ling

[All repeat the chorus]

Leader: Now this here song it ain't so bad
Prettiest little song that you ever had

Response: And those of you who will not sing
must be playing with your own Ding-a-Ling

G-d bless Chuck Berry; Amen.

(Sidenote: Chuck Berry may or may not have written this song; Dave Bartholomew wrote/performed something very similar in 1952, as did The Bees in 1954. Regardless, it was Mr. Berry's _only_ hit to make #1 on Billboard.)

Yes, today is National Ding-a-Ling Day.*

Celebrate it as you see fit.

* Today is also National Ambrosia Day, Pointsettia Day, and the Day Pennsylvania became the 2nd State (Ratification Day); as well as Frank Sinatra's, Edvard Munch's , Ed Koch's, Edward G. Robinson's, Bob Barker's, Gustave Flaubert's, Erasmus Darwin's, Cathy Rigby's, Connie Francis', Grover Washington's, Sheila E.'s and Dionne Warwick's birthday(s).

I'm sure it's other holidays and other people's birthday (birthdays? it's late) as well, but I'm running out of time and space.

Good night :)

...and for heavens sake-- stop playing with that thing already.

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