16 Old Ladies Locked in the Lavatory

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 13, 2017
     Category: Humor | Hygiene | Excrement | Music | 1940s

It appears this song was adapted for use in the play "Nunsense 2". When I saw that play I did not know there was a precedent for the song. You can hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRWfvTb2XG4
Posted by Patrick on 08/14/17 at 08:40 AM
According to Wikipedia, this song is "Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?" and can be traced to 1770 in England.
Posted by Judy on 08/14/17 at 04:25 PM
Judy, you are correct about the tune. I have heard the tune countless times but somehow wasn't thinking about it when I listened to Herbi Hardt's song or wrote my comments. Thank you for bringing that to our attention, giving proper credit where it is due. I suppose for composers, using a tune in the public domain and putting new words to it would have benefits: save time in composing, tune is familiar to the audience, maybe others.
Posted by Patrick on 08/15/17 at 07:53 AM
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