Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Another shocking revelation

You'll recall (like dirt, you will) that we discovered earlier this month that "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and the "Alphabet Song" are (amazing!) the same melody.

Now, this update: Reports out of the Sesame Street camp indicate the chain of coincidence goes farther than previously indicated. An amorphous character named Telly, runner-up to Zoe in the Most Annoying Sesame Street Muppet contest reports: Not only do "Twinkle et al" and "The Alphabet Song" share the same melody, but they share it with "Baa Baa Black Sheep", too. Telly makes this monumental leap in the "Kids' Favorite Songs" DVD that's currently in our hot rotation.

"Baa Baa Black Sheep", incidentally, is noteworthy for being probably the only song that actually features dialogue between the songwriter and a sheep. Also, it raises the question of what the little boy who lives down the lane is going to do with a bag full of wool. Trade it for a Playstation game, probably.

In any case, we're currently on the lookout for any other songs sharing the same melody. Rumor has it that the original demo of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" used the same tune, but we haven't seen the proof yet.

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