Do you ever get ear worms? You know - those songs that get stuck in your head? My husband gets a lot of ear worms, but they don't always have be songs - odd phrases, funny voices or random cartoon-ish squeeks and beeps will all get stuck in his brain waiting to pop out of his mouth when I least expect it.
Last evening, during a quiet and serious moment in a TV show, out comes the perfectly delivered line, "Don' you go rounin' roun Re Ro" from a Saturday Night Live skit. The guy is hilarious!
He also has this little song he whistles whenever we are working together at some household task. Whether we are doing the dishes, folding laundry, cleaning the yard, whatever - he'll be whistling his tune. He's not even aware he does it.
I once asked him about it, and he gave me this puzzled looked and just shrugged, "Sunday school, maybe?" He doesn't know the name of the song, or even the words, but give us a domestic task, and out it pops.
So... being the Googleholic that I am, I search the Internet until I finally discovered the name and lyrics to the song he whistles. It's an old traditional American song called "Billy Boy". Here are the lyrics:
"Oh, where have you been,The song goes on in praise of his wife's domestic accomplishments. Isn't that sweet? I'm choosing to believe it's a Freudian thing. I love my guy.
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, where have you been,
I have been to see my wife,
She's the joy of my life,
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother."
Here's the SNL skit - listen for the line.
Do you ever get ear worms?