[78-L] Skinamarink

Dave Burnham burnhamd at rogers.com.invalid
Thu Dec 29 23:09:26 PST 2016

Thanks David and Donna 

Fascinating background information on this song, but no mention of the Tiddlywink version!


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> On Dec 30, 2016, at 1:40 AM, Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com.invalid> wrote:
>> On 12/30/2016 1:25 AM, David Lennick wrote:
>> I know they sing Skinamarink or Skidamarink in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (the play,
>> not sure about the movie). But this dates it to 1910:
> I first heard this on a Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem song, the Little 
> Beggarman:  "With holes in my shoes and my toes peeping through/ Singing 
> skinny-me-rink a doodle o and old Johnny Dhu.." (I've also seen it 
> spelled Johnny Dew.)  It's always listed in sheet music as a 
> "traditional Irish melody," so I have no idea how old it is.
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