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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

All hail the H!

Happy to have a chance to say hello again, and happily will I hound you to hurry up and contribute to H-Day on ABC Wednesday.  No hiding allowed!  Hang out with us and don't be a hopeless helpless (an admonition we heard over and over as kids)!

Hiking with Willow is when I let my mind roam over the letter of the day, hoping for the heavens to open and reveal the hottest H words around.  And so it happened this morning when I chanced upon some H words that have called forth these handsome rhyming compounds:  hurdy gurdy came first, and then hurly burly,  followed on quickly by hustle bustle,  hells bells, hugger mugger, hanky panky, hunky dory.   As I googled these "honey to the ear" words, I found the Alpha Dictionary website with its glossary of one hundred rhyming compounds.  Holy Moly! who ever heard of so many such pairs!

In googling "hurly burly," I found the hallowed Shakespeare's harrowing Macbeth hauled willy nilly into the 21st century in Macbeth the Rock Opera.  My, my, how the witches hover over the fire!


(When The Hurly Burly's Done -- Three weird sisters plot to snare MacBeth. From Dan Schaaf's MacBeth! The Rock Opera. Mayre Williams, Suzie Richter, Sandy Gleim & Kevin Giese. Directed by George Maslankowski.)

And here is the group Man Man singing their song Hurly Burly:
Man Man and Hurly Burly

And here is a marvelous demonstration of the "hurdy gurdy":


With Bobby McFerrin I urge you to take heed and --
Don't worry, be happy!





24 comments:

  1. Looks like it's going to be a Happy H Day, with all the research you've done. Just posted my submission.
    Happy ABC Wednesday, and Happy Holiday to Mrs. Nesbitt.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. Great entry! It was so much fun! I look forward to so many more humorous, homey, honoring, humble, hunkering, entries.

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  3. Hurly burly!! I hadn't heard or thought of that song for a long time! Now it will be playing in my head all day!

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  4. Hurly burly stuff - quite interesting!

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  5. Do not hesitate, I am happy with Bobby McFerrin.

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  6. Heavens to Betsy, your H post is Hilarious!

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  7. Today I´m leaving my.. äh.. some hearts here :)

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  8. Hip, Hip Hooray! Hilarious H post!

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  9. Hilarious !! Happy Wednesday !

    Pheno

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  10. Absolutely funny - Macbeth the Rock Opera??? Ha!

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  11. Hi to all and a happy ABC Wednesday!

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  12. "HELLO!" also from me... :)

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  13. Honderful post for H day!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ¤ Have a nice and happy week!

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  14. Another great round - lots of fun H spots to visit!

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  15. Quite a party on H Day! Thanks for the Macbeth Rock Opera, loved that. Now let me go hopping to other H posts.

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  16. honey goodness on my post!

    http://chocolatesundays.com/h-is-for-honey/

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  17. Your "H" post seems just picture and video perfect. You must have been thinking about it for a long time.

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  18. Hello all.
    Just back from my hols so thought I'd join the party. No new for me today, just a revamped oldie.

    Love the "H" post, especially the Opera! Looking forward to reading some of the others.

    Have a great week everyone!

    Humility Of A Flower

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  19. Great post, with lots of multimedia extras! :)

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  20. Hello...my blog was also on hello...a few tears with that one...

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  21. Don't worry ..... Be Happy.......

    I will be singing it the rest of the day!

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  22. Didn't Donovan sing a song about the hurdy gurdy man?

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  23. Yes, Oakland, he did and I am sorry I didn't remember it -- too much grass while once listening to it?!

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