That Magic Memory Mirror is cool- made my first visit this week. I’d remembered little snapshots and soundbites of song & sound from our lost week, but the mirror revealed a whole lot more that went on. Our Trailer Song continued to be a hit throughout the week.
Aunt Sappy was reciting love poetry in all manner of languages. Her German poem “An Anna Blume” was described as a parody of a love poem, an emblem of the chaos and madness of the week.
But who’s this Metadude guy? Some of the Burgeron family members were really digging his techno vibe. But the mirror only let me hear the music and allowed me to catch a few glimpses of the story. I’m really curious now. If anyone has any more detail please share with the rest of us.
We’ve had some disparaging comments and discussion of the animals of the bovine persuasion hanging around at the Burgeron place. But let’s set the record straight. When Don was talking about those “Damn Dumb Cows” he was referring to the boorish uncultured cattle next door on the Bergeron spread (that’s with an “e” not a “u” – read more about the name confusion here. ) The BUrgeron bovines, on the other hand, are intelligent, creative, fun loving and talented creatures. Although we have to admit that occasionally we get a stray odd one in the bunch that likes to eat barb wire that we just can’t explain.
But let me tell you… when we claim our cows are creative, talented and fun-loving we’re not just spinning yarns. We’ve got proof right there posted on YouTube. Our very own star of the Burgeron Bovine Herd, Anna Cow, showed off her “hoofing” skills in a 2010 Cadbury commercial, “Tap Dancing Cows“. Her dancing instructor, my grand-daughter Sappho, did her family proud.
An old recording of the Burgeron Trailer Song was recently discovered in the National Archives of the Congress. The song dates back to the earliest times of the blues. The recording was probably done in the 1920s. It was song by the Burgeron family members on family gatherings and other occasions. (Listen to more family members singing our song here.)
In this particular recording it’s assumed that it is Ron Burgeron singing. Apparently he wasn’t too happy when he sang it. But then again, the text isn’t too happy either considering him being alone with nothing but a pregnant cow.
The text Ron Burgeron is singing is not quite the same as the original text displayed below. We think it’s only natural that small changes happen in songs over time.
Another more current remake was also located that has a vocal track. We think it may be Rochelle Louridge, current CEO of GIFaChrome, as a young woman hanging out at the Burgeron Trailer.
The lyrics to the song, as sung by Rochelle Louridge are the following (see below). There may be other versions out there we are currently unaware of. If you have any leads please write to:
The Burgeron Family
DS106 Stories Lane
Bovine County, Texas
Old Burgeron trailer song ( recording estimate 1923 )
I’m sit’n ‘n front my trailer having so much fun, I’msit’n ‘n front my trailer and the fun has just begun. (2x)
The cow is now in labour the boys are on the run daddy’s full of booze and where the heck is mum?
I’m sit’n ‘n front my trailer having so much fun, I’m sit’n ‘n front my trailer and the fun has just begun.
sit’n ‘n front my trailer and the fun has just begun.