From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 19 2002 - 16:54:05 EST
> When I was a kid, my family had a 45 with a song called "CQ Serenade"
> (I've no idea who the performer was, but it was recorded c. 1960). I think
> our neighbor, who had a ham radio, gave it to us. The refrain went, "Dadit
> dadit, dadaditdah. Dadit dadit, dadaditdah. What do you hear over the air?
> The CQ Serenade." Same pronunciation.
The CQ Serenade came out in 1951.
MP3 and RealAudio versions, in English, French, and wordless, can be downloaded
from http://www.kippax.demon.co.uk/. The composer is given as VE2QS,
and the lyricists as VE2BR (English) and F9KT (French). French lyrics online
at http://www3.sympatico.ca/ddufault/cq-serenade/cq-serenade.htm .
English lyrics don't appear to be online as yet.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan <email@example.com> "Any legal document draws most of its meaning from context. A telegram that says 'SELL HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES IBM SHORT' (only 190 bits in 5-bit Baudot code plus appropriate headers) is as good a legal document as any, even sans digital signature." --me
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