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communiqué #11: gone camping


For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, because Today\’s the day The teddy bears have their picnic.\” The song is widely acknowledged to have originally been written by John W. Bratton as an instrumental in 1904, one of a number of \”\’humorous\’ pokes at Theodore Roosevelt following his refusal to shoot a bear cub whilst hunting\”. The lyrics were a later addition by Irish composer James B. Kennedy. We\’ll be safe.

We intend to camp out in a wigwam. And not feed the bears. See you soon. HENRY HALL & HIS (BBC) DANCE ORCHESTRA: THE TEDDY BEARS\’ PICNIC from \”The Teddy Bears\’ Picnic\” 78rpm (COLUMBIA) 1933 (UK) HENRY ROBERT HALL

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