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May 27th, 2006

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For the past couple of years I have been trying to find a song, which had enchanted me with the word combination "Fifteen Farthing", possibly "Fifty Farthing". I never bothered to listed to the song's lyrics, but after I heard it play on the radio is stuck. I had an impression that it was always played among a group of songs from the eighties, and it was eighties style indeed. Reminded me of "the final count down", "careless whisper", "Enolla gay" and "hungry like the wolf".

I used to ask people, trying to hum the chorus to them. The problem is that the chorus has about two notes all in all. Nobody recognized it.

The term "farthing" connected in my mind to the old kids rhyme which Winston, the hero of Orwell's "1984" remembers, about the old churches of London:

"Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St Clement's,
You owe me three farthings, say the bells of St Martin's -- "

In my frustration, I started translating the page about farthing into Hebrew, but this did not advance me.

I just heard the song on the radio again. Just before "the final countdown" and "CopaCabana". Peter Schilling's Major Tom (Coming Home) goes:

...Earth below us
drifting falling...

Current Location:
Home, blossoming home
Current Mood:
amused amused
Current Music:
Yes sir, I can boogy - Baccara
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