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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Manure And Music

Cleaning the stalls is a daily task whether steaming hot or freezing cold. Its best to just get it done first thing after the animals are out, otherwise later it becomes work. If you do this, you know what I mean. Putting it off makes it worse. What's funny, and interesting is the short list of tunes that play in my head, and sometimes I find them playing out loud. I will be slogging damp manure and catch myself humming away.

My top two? A couple of classics: Ode to Joy and Yellow Submarine. They just start playing to the rhythm of the work.

Does this happen to you? What are your "work" songs, or am I the only one that has Beethoven and the Beatles appear when I work?


Lois Evensen said...

I can understand the rhythm to match the task. I have the same when knitting if I don't have some other distraction, i.e., the TV on in the background. The tunes I hum are generally the last I heard somewhere and I can't get them out of my head.

Thinking of you shoveling manure and humming Ode to Joy just tickles me. :) What a hoot!

Deere Driver said...

That sometimes happens too. Power of suggestion.
Once my neighbor mentioned the goat herder song from the Sound of Music. That popped back for weeks. Still does once in a while. Yodela!