O Alla Tinka
DESCRIPTION: "O alla tinka, to do the Rumba ... I paula-tay paula-taska ...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (_The Singing Street_, according to Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: nonsense playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 126, "O Alla Tinka" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Opie-Game: "This song is included to show the persistence of scraps of rhythmic utterance, and the esteem in which they are held, as if they were magic incantations. ... The mumbo-jumbo of the second verse ["I paula ..."] was, however, being chanted at the evening sing-songs of the Holiday Fellowship before the First World War, in a part-song which went like this: Hi politi politaska, polita, polito...." - BS
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