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When I was a kid, my dad, who grew up in London, during the Blitz, used to play this old record: a song called "The Laughing Policeman."
It always put a smile on my face. According to Wikipedia
, it was written in 1922 by Charles Jolly, who wrote "numerous other laughing songs (The Laughing Major, Curate, Steeplechaser, Typist, Lover, etc)." If you want to hear the happiest policeman ever, here's the mp3
. The song has inspired cartoonists
, mystery novelists
(great series, by the way!), filmmakers
, a more-recent recording
), and, inevitably, some scary people on youtube
. Speaking of youtube, this
is how I remember the song.
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 11, 2007 -