Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fiddle De Dee

ABC Wednesday
The letter this week is F
for Fiddle Dee Dee!

So, used as an interjection the expression Fiddledeedee indicates scorn, or indifference, - impatience, or disbelief.  Perhaps you remember Scarlett O'Hara and her careless dismissal in Gone with the Wind.....

and then there is the children's' rhyme that announces the nuptials of
the Fly and the Bumble Bee

Oh fiddle dee dee, fiddle dee dee
the Fly has married the Bumble Bee!!
but have you heard the lovely young people's Choral by the same name?
Fiddle de dee - Kurt Bikkembergs
Perpetuum Mobile
Children's Choir Cantabile uit Novotroitsk
or Lionel Hampton and his orchestra   - Fiddle de Dee (recorded 1940)
For more really interesting interpretations of the letter F fiddle on over to
ABC Wednesday, here, with thanks to Roger and Denise!


Carver said...

Fun expression for this week. Growing up, my sisters and I used to imitate Scarlett and say fiddle de dee just like she did.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for this fun post, Hildred. Thanks for your comment. Yes the Dutch skaters were doing well. Together there are 20 medals: 6 golden, 6 silver and 8 bronze medals. We have no skiers for there are no mountains in The Netherlands.
I wish you a wonderful week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

My first thought was of I Bought Me A Cat, and the cat said, Fiddle-I-Fee!


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Gattina said...

Nice finding, lol !
ABC Wednesday

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have such fun with this meme -- I really enjoy your finds. Have Scarlett stuck in my head now (but that's OK, love the book and the movie)....I will go back and follow the music links but didn't want to forget to comment.

photowannabe said...

I hadn't heard the songs before.
What a terrific post. I love the sayings you are finding.

Obsessivemom said...

Lol.. how can anyone forget Scarlett O Hara and the one about "the fly shall marry the bumble bee" - brought back such old memories. Thanks.

Tim Byrd said...

What a wonderful, whimsical choice for this week. :)

Tim Byrd
F Entry #79: Frogs of Doom!

Tim Byrd said...

What a wonderful, whimsical choice for this week. :)

Tim Byrd
F Entry #79: Frogs of Doom!