Author Topic: How the tune played by ice cream truck is one of the most RACIST songs in history  (Read 438 times)

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Offline flowers

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2626528/How-ice-cream-truck-jingle-known-millions-kids-one-RACIST-songs-history.html

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The ice cream truck jingle is the sound of innocent childhood summers and also the melody to the most racist song in the history of the United States.

Still to this day the familiar tune is responsible for setting off frenzied excitement among children across the country.

Popularly known as the 19th century standard 'Turkey in the Straw', the song in fact owes its roots to minstrel song's including the offensively titled, 'N***** Love a Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!'


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It's music. No words. Without racist words it can not express racist sentiments. It's just a tune.
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these people should be strongly encouraged to kill themselves
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[[ Popularly known as the 19th century standard 'Turkey in the Straw' ]]

Just sitting here with my banjo in my lap playing that tune, right now.

Not a joke, I -really am- doing that.

No apologies, big smile on my face!

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Am sooooo tired of this sh*t!      :smokin:
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Am sooooo tired of this sh*t!      :smokin:

Oh man, you and me both DCP.  It is a tune for crissakes!
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Play it,  Sam.

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Only the British could come up with a complaint like this one....


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Only the British could come up with a complaint like this one....
it was some wanker at NPR
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Yes, and Ring Around the Rosie mocked a person with the plague.  Are we to feel guilt over that one too?
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Nobody'd better find out what the song sung at the Kentucky Derby had as its original words.

Good grief.

Turkey in the Straw is a fiddle tune now.  Nothing more.

Idiots.
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[[ Popularly known as the 19th century standard 'Turkey in the Straw' ]]

Just sitting here with my banjo in my lap playing that tune, right now.

Not a joke, I -really am- doing that.

No apologies, big smile on my face!
Play it!!!!  I love to watch Steve Martin play.


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Don't think I have ever heard an ice cream truck play it. Teddy Bear's Picnic seems to be by far the most popular.
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