The Singing Pilgrim

@Rollo1 (16728)
Boston, Massachusetts
February 9, 2016 6:39am CST
Sometimes I just jabber when my mind is occupied or overtaxed. Sometimes my jabbering comes out in snatches of musical blathering. And so I began this morning, warbling "oh my, oh my, who put gin in the pie?" This caused The Man to look at me quizzically. "It's an old song the Pilgrims used to sing", I told him. Which got me to wondering whether or not the Pilgrims did sing. I mean, they were very austere and no-nonsense kind of people. I am sure they would never sing silly songs about gin in the pie. But my research confirms that they did like to sing, though they didn't have much in the way of musical instruments (usually just a drum to call the village to a meeting). They mostly sang psalms and such, but they did like to sing. But I bet there was at least one crazy person who occasionally sang nonsense songs to herself when no one was around, there's always one in every crowd. Do you sing when no one is around?
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@LadyDuck (122584)
• Switzerland
9 Feb 16
I sing weird songs when I am home alone, especially when I am busy cooking. I usually sing in winter, when the windows are closed... better be careful.
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Feb 16
Sometimes I sing in the summer when I am sitting out in the sun. What are they going to do about it?
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@LadyDuck (122584)
• Switzerland
10 Feb 16
@Rollo1 Of course they can do nothing, my neighbor already think that I am a bit nut because I talk to the birds and the cats, of course I am not "one of them", I come from another country.
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@Corbin5 (82145)
• United States
9 Feb 16
I only sing when no one is around. When I taught special needs students, I used a math program that helped kids learn multiplication through catchy songs base on familiar tunes. I would sing the songs, and the kids would just say "Oh my," when they heard my cannot-carry-a-tune voice. Well, those songs did help the kids learn their multiplication facts. I bought the CD with the songs and refrained from singing them. That made the kids happy.
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Feb 16
Children are so judgmental!
@rebelann (32530)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Feb 16
I'm careful when I do, woodn't want to be accused of bein a witch.
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Feb 16
LOL I am sure I would be in the stocks for a day if I sang about putting gin in the pie
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@rebelann (32530)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Feb 16
Hummmm **rubbing chin/raising an eyebrow** @Rollo1 I'd always thought they drank more back then than nowadays ...... well, the men anyways
@DianneN (59964)
• United States
9 Feb 16
Only when no one is around!
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Feb 16
Obviously, we need a super sneaky candid cam to catch you at it!
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@DianneN (59964)
• United States
9 Feb 16
@Rollo1 Lol! And earmuffs!
• United States
9 Feb 16
I sometimes sing in the car when there is a song that I like on the radio. It used to embarrass my daughter when she was younger.
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Feb 16
You're supposed to sing in the car. It keeps you happy so you don't feel like killing other drivers when they pull boneheaded moves.
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• United States
10 Feb 16
@Rollo1 This is true. Unless you are listening to rap or heavy metal, then you might actually go after them.
@sofssu (14735)
9 Feb 16
I am always singing whether anyone is around or not.. comes to me naturally.. most of the time it could just be thinking aloud.
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Feb 16
I do sing my thoughts sometimes, even if they don't rhyme.
@marlina (62586)
• Canada
9 Feb 16
I used to sing and loved it, but unfortunately, I have trouble with my esophagus and can't sing anymore. Missing it terribly.
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Feb 16
That's too bad. Singing is fun. But I know you still enjoy music.
@TRBRocks420 (62431)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Feb 16
lol maybe sometimes
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Feb 16
I talk to myself but don't usually sing. Mostly I'm swearing at myself. Sometimes I don't like me at all.
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
11 Feb 16
I tend to call myself "dummy" quite a lot. My best laid plans are oft sent astray by my failure to do something important, so I know what you mean about verbally abusing yourself.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Feb 16
@Rollo1 My favourite is 'stupid idiot'. No wonder I have no confidence!
@BelleStarr (32211)
• Portland, Connecticut
10 Feb 16
Yes I do and me and hubs even sing back and forth at each other. He will sing a verse and wait for me to respond and sometimes my mind is somewhere else, it is funny!!
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
11 Feb 16
We do that too, except The Man doesn't know all the words to any song. He thinks lyrics are less important than the music. I know all the lyrics to every song.
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@jaboUK (50778)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 16
I do - often when I'm in the garden. The trouble is that I may only know a couple of lines of a song and I repeat them over and over.
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
11 Feb 16
My mother sang all the time and often didn't know all of the words. She would just fill in with "da-dee-dum" or some such when she got to a section she didn't know.
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@just4him (92486)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb 16
For me that's the best time to sing. Occasionally I even sing in the shower
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
11 Feb 16
Good acoustics in the shower.
@Juliaacv (23340)
• Canada
9 Feb 16
I sing when there is nobody around or if its just my family and me-they are used to it.
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@Rollo1 (16728)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Feb 16
At least they let you sing, and that's a good thing. Singing is good for you.
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@Inlemay (17339)
• South Africa
26 Feb 16
I give it a try now and then especially when i clean house, then I sing LOUD and probably very false. I normally sing songs from my youth as well, and ABBA or things I can sing.
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• United States
9 Feb 16
Absolutely and not just in the shower . . .
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Feb 16
going to say, was betting on religious songs. and yeah I do when people are around or not, or whenever the mood strikes me
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@amnabas (9928)
• Karachi, Pakistan
9 Feb 16
Yes I do sing but very rare.
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• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 Mar 16
I'm just having lipsync not singing. Hahahahaha
@paigea (21251)
• Canada
27 Feb 16
I do not sing at all. My husband talks to himself though, whenever he is figuring something out.
@mom210 (5795)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Feb 16
I do tend to sing in the shower when I am in a good mood.