#SLS ~ 7/11/21

Jim via Amy prompts us with Bugs/Insects. Hmm! I had forgotten this particular prompt was coming up and used High Hopes in #SoCS yesterday. New decisions to find something with a different insect than an ant. Or do I take the easy out? Nope, something new.

Alrighty then, think, think, and think. Kicking it back to the 50s. I picked The Glow Worm cover by the Mills Brothers. Yes I know a worm is not an insect but the word bug and boll weevil appear in the lyrics of this song. One way to avoid duplicates is to go all random. LOL.

The wiki had some interesting details about the song. Originally written in German by Paul Lincke, then translated to English by Lilla Cayley Robinson around 1905. The following is Johnny Mercer’s lyrics that the Mills Brothers recorded. Hope you enjoy.

Shine little glow worm, glimmer
Shine little glow worm, glimmer
Lead us, lest too far we wander
Love’s sweet voice is callin’ yonder

Shine little glow worm, glimmer
Hey there, don’t get dimmer
Light the path below, above
Lead us on to love

Glow little glow worm, fly of fire
Glow like an incandescent wire
Glow for the female of the species
Turn on the AC and the DC

This night could use a little brightnin’
Light up you little ol’ bug of lightnin’
When you gotta glow, you gotta glow
Glow little glow worm, glow

Glow little glow worm, glow and glimmer
Swim through the sea of night, little swimmer
Thou aeronautical boll weevil
Illuminate yon woods primeval

See how the shadows deep and darken
You and your chick should get to sparkin’
I got a gal that I love so
Glow little glow worm, glow

Little glow worm, turn the key on
You are equipped with taillight neon
You got a cute vest pocket Mazda
Which you can make both slow and fazda

I don’t know who you took a shine to
Or who you’re out to make a sign to
I got a gal that I love so
Glow little glow worm, put on a show worm
Glow little glow worm, glow

9 thoughts on “#SLS ~ 7/11/21

  1. An excellent pick! The Mills Brothers were spectacular; I had considered using this, then thought of one I liked better. Did you ever hear how they can sound like a brass section?

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