AW: Nine Ferrets in a Bottle
Philip.Belben at eon-engineering.com
Mon Sep 27 04:05:49 EDT 2004
On Friday I said:
> But this weekend I WILL write a tune for this song. I am DETERMINED.
> (Picture the Duke of Caprona saying "Resolute. I mean thank you")
Oh dear. Oh, no!. Oh my, oh my. What did I let myself in for?
I wrote the tune on Saturday morning. That was the easy bit.
I then spent the rest of the weekend singing "Niiiiiiiiine ferrets in a
Booooottlllllle, and they wuz liiiiivin' in sin." I managed to avoid doing
this out loud while I was at church, though. But it was quite an effort...
Anyway, the tune is written, and the piano accompaniment. If people are
interested, I can do a neat copy and scan it. (I don't have any music
software - I'm a bit like Quentin Sykes in this respect). Or I might do a
Or if all people want is the melody and chord symbols, I can try and post it
here as text...
Anyone doing additional verses (about the bans and things), please make them
fit my tune! For example:
I had a bottle of ferrets,
But I don't know how they got in.
The neck was too small for a ferret,
And I wouldn't know how to begin!
Every ferret was male!
Every ferret was tail!
Nine ferrets in a bottle
But who knows how they got in?
PS I've not heard this use of the word "tail" before. Is it a standard term
in the Gay community? To me it conjures up images of the ferrets using
their tails in all sorts of ways that I wouldn't want to discuss on a public
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