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Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Return of the Baarmy Army


Return of the Baarmy Army

Right: members of the Baarmy Army, together with their backing group

The BBC informs the IPKat today of the return of the Baarmy Army, the singing sheep from Cumbria whose painfully irritant rendition of "Jingle Bells" attracted over a hundred thousand downloads last year.

Says the IPKat, is this yet another example of the recording industry exploiting the performers? Merpel agrees: what’s in it for the sheep after their performers' rights expire, she demands to know.

Listen to the sheep sing "Jerusalem" here
The Beach Boys sing Baa Baa Baa here
Sheep sing English World Cup song here
Baa Baa Black Sheep goes politically correct here
Sheep recipes here
Singing dogs here and here
Singing cats here

1 comment:

Guy said...

Prizes won by sheep are a dubious blessing. A couple of years ago a client invited me to the Smithfield Show. The prize sheep was on show but skinned and butchered as a set of joints. I am not sue whether it enjoyed the award.

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