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An educational, nautical song for small children, with a poignant message of the way of the world- especially good for bath-time! Based on an old traditional melody of which I found not much online but these Ref 1 where the manus is attributed to T.Lindén.

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where along the line the more romantic text -But in my heart are swimming you- switched to the more poignant -a boat sails over, down come a net- I have no
idea, but that was the version I knew and opted to get translated.

Sardines(MJ kids):
Carla - age 9 and her guinnea pigs Lilly & Luna (appearing courtesy of Wildcat)
Anastasia - age 7 (appearing courtesy of Ian Baird)
Kerstin 'kid A' Brady - aged nearly 7 (at the time of recording), appearing as I couldn't stop her.
Rebecca 'kid B' Brady - aged nearly 6, appearing because she didn't want to be outdone by her sister. :o)

Sharks (in order of appearance):
APB (English/this arrangement)
Estellie (Spanish - harmonies, 'awws' and additional backing)
Secamode (Spanish)
Wildcat (German)
Blaky Smith (French)
Cameron (harp)
Haribo (Korean)

My sincere thanks to you all for your fabulous performances and making this possible and my sincere apologies to the 'Jaws' theme extract, when you've
got your Fitch cello out, you can't resist :o)

In loving memory of my late mother Ellen (May 1931-May 2007) who sang this to me at bath-time, over and over - much to my delight.

PS. If anyone is good at proof reading html, could you help me sort the reference links above, I'm stuck, can't see what is wrong. Send me a note. Thanks.
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In middle ocean/I medelhavet,
Sardines are swimming/simmar sardinder
A puski duski,
A puski doo
A boat sails over/Ett båt seglar ovanför,
Down comes a net/När kommer ett nät
A puski duski,
A puski doo.

En el oceano,
nadan sardinas,
a puski duski,
a puski du.
Navega un barco,
baja la red,
a puski duski,
a pusky du.

im Ozean
schwimmen Sardienen
a puski duski,
a puski du.
ein Boot fährt vorüber
ein Netz fällt runter
a puski duski,
a puski du.

en plein ocean
nagent les sardines
a puski duski,
a puski du.
dans l'eau un bateau
jette ses filets
a puski duski,
a puski du.

바다한가운데 헤엄치는 물고기
bada han gawoonde heumchinun mulgogi
[middle of the ocean, swimming fishes]

배가다가와 그물을 내려
baega dagawa geu-meul-eul nae ryuh
(approaching boat, throwing net)
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haribo said 4426 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
it's a
....beautiful and enchanting song!
love the witty sound of boat-horn :)
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Feter said 4426 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Puski duski
this world of chirlden just wonderfull
as how decent it is ...yes it worth
and I m amazed how many MJer' collab
with this nice ditty .. ! cool work

APB Estellie Secamode Wildcat Blaky Smith Cameron
Haribo ... I do believe the very best thing
happeneing here ..the friendly collab here in MJ

Kudos !

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peacepiano said 4426 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Wonderful international ensemble. Many thanks for putting this together.
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SecaMode said 4426 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Thank You.
Alan, it was a pleasure and an honor contributing to this song. Thank you for inviting me to participate. I think you did a wonderful job putting this project together, and the end result is just great! Cheers to my fellow sharks and sardines!

p.s. That is a beautiful photograph of your mother!
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drakonis said 4426 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
bathing in delight
This is great fun, beautifully constructed by all involved! What a lot of work this must have been to put together! A minor critique is that the sloshing bubbly water sound effects may not want to be continuous all the way through the song, they tend to muddy the overall mix a bit... others may disagree, but I'd probably "duck" them a little more (pun intended) under the singing sections. Great singing, splendid harp, sweet harmonies, and beautiful singing from the kids, woohoo to all!
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screamalexz said 4426 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
ahh this is entertaining. sounds like it was a rather fun song to make. production sounds pretty good as well.
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sdoane said 4426 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
My grandson just loves this one! :)
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Estella said 4426 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
I was so excited to see this up! It was a very fun thing to do, and I'm happy to have harmonized and helped out with such a great collab. Everyone did a lovely job! Ear candy for everyone in this one!

Alan, you really did do a wonderful job organizing all the sharks and sardines and making the arrangement a very special one. I didn't know your mom, but she's beautiful and looks like a very happy woman. I bet she would have loved this and felt very proud of you.
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caroline said 4426 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
thank you for sharing this
all the way along - it was delightful at version 1 and has continued to improve with every version - its delicious and what a lovely picture of your mum - big loves alan xoxoxoxo
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Cameron said 4425 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
you pulled it together so well!
Congratulations, Alan and everyone, for contributing to this wonderful project.

The mix is well-balanced -- no small accomplishment with so much going on! This is a very pleasant wash of sound, child-like and almost cartoonish in its concept.

Perfect for the bath!

It was an honor to participate in this. Thanks so much for asking me.

What a sweet picture of your mother. She was quite beautiful on the INSIDE too I am sure.
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said 4425 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
All very sweet!
said 4425 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Forgot to say it reminds me of one of my currrent favorite
musicians, Page France!

wha? who? TW
composerclark said 4425 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
Delightful, filled with good feelings. Congrats to all!

FWIW, I second Drak's comment about the sloshy watter sounds... it is probably a matter of personal taste, but I too found them a bit distracting after a while; maybe fading them in and out at various times would work better? Just a thought.

But overall, a fantastic, wonderful collaboration!
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lengold said 4425 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
A very
refreshing and enjoyable interlude from the messy business of life. Well done to all of you.

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echoroom said 4425 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
Not water-logged
Alan - what a great group you've put together, and what a range ... your last posting was heavy metal, and now this! This is such a sweet track, and having it sung in different languages is a stroke of genius. Great production, but most of all, a great idea, and catchy as hell.

Love the Jaws bit at the end too!

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blaky smith said 4424 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
Great fun
It's an emotion to sing with MJ kids and faithful talented MJer "sharks".

Nice job Alan and thank you for having come look for me. It's a big honor. Pleasant recreation after a sad beginning of year, it was just what I needed and I am happy to have had the luck to join me to the group, the occasion to take out my microphone of the drawer and to use it again...

You made a beautiful work. Congratulations for this nice gathering, your purpose and your motivation.
Radiant face. Yes, I'm sure she is proud of you...
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thetiler said 4423 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
I hear a bit
of Montovani, his music was so sweet and romantic and when I hear the accordion. I hear a bit of his great accordion in his tremendous orchestrations. Like the harp as well and list goes on.

Love the children sound as well. This would be fabulous on a childs tv program. Perhaps when there is something dealing with water-fun.

Way to go. Very, very original. this really came from left field. A unique surprise!

it is so great to hear such sweet sounds in an age of harsh sounds!

Again, way to go!
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apb said 4423 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Thanks to you all
Haribo- thank you for being "on-board" and working extra hard around your technical difficulties to make your fine contribution.
Feter- it was a pleasure to put together and work with all these great MJ artists.
Peacepiano- thanks Bill. One of the great things about MJs.
Secamode- Thank you Sergio, pleasure to have you "on-board" our little vessel.
Drakonis- a true labour of love Eduard. I checked the file, as I wondered myself if I "quacked" down the sound FX .. but I didn't .. my bad .. easily fixed for a remix. Thanks for the tip, I do want clarity - especially for the educational aspect.
Screamalexz- thanks Chance: both fun and painful at times - a strange mixture of
emoticons .. er .. emotions :o)
Sdoane- I am extremely delighted to hear that. Thank you.
Estellie- thank you the ever patient Estella, who had a hard job to add something not in the arrangement before, that would pass my quite critical ears. I'm glad you enjoyed the end result.
Caroline- ah Caroline, thanks for letting me keep dropping you versions 1-6 along the way.
Cameron- it's hard to target a song for (say)
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apb said 4423 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
whoops got cut 'orf ..(continued)
under 5s. You get instant feedback if they don't like it. It was great to have such
a fine musician playing in this and even got me using the score function. "what- like notes and stuff?" .. I said "embellish" .. not make it brilliant!!! ;o)
Tom Wounded- thank you. I will check out Page France ASAP.
Composerclark- thank you Clark, much appreciated. I agree with Eduard's comment and I think the "ducking down" solution is quite easy. Noted.
Lengold- glad to provide a little break for you Len. Cheers.
Echoroom- thanks Steve - I think this is a 'one-off' for me. It was great to try redoing
a traditional song that had special sentimental value for me and to work with so
many. The different languages thing is an aspect in the original, so not my idea - it was just to contact some of the fine fellow MJers and ask nicely. Of course I could have asked quite a few more: moorlandt (thanks for the fav), Craft and Einar to mention a few .. and maybe do Swedish myself, but apart from anything to do with voice suitability etc .. the song would simply have gotten too long for a young kids song.
Blaky Smith- Thank you Marc. I appreciate very much your contribution, knowing it came at a difficult time for yourself... and don't worry, Sergio was also complaining about that 'high note' too .. shhh .. ;o)
TheTiler- didn't the kids just steal the show? they did a great job... and even
Carla's guinea pigs singing in there too .. my kids love that .. they wait for Tanya's bit .. then go "shh shh . .here comes the guinea pigs!" .. as I told Tanya, it's the ships parrot if anyone asks ... ;o) Thanks.
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said 4423 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Nice Tribute.
What a fun song all around. Impressive how you tackled this style. Congrats on a great piece! Loved the description and I must confess, the Jaws theme also.

Great Job!

Thanks for sharing.
apb said 4423 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Thanks Chris ..
To quote C.S.Lewis "When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

No problem with finding the "Jaws" extract amusing, I mean ..
if you install that free Fitch cello GB instrument .. you
just can't resist, can you? ;o)

I'll take this chance to thank Rik and Kenta for their
faving too. Cheers guys.
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***itiswotitis*** said 4423 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
little cuties.....this came together beautifully..nice concept..might be the start of an international childrens album
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kristyjo said 4422 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Very nice!
You really could use this song on an 'international children's album.' Lots of work, but I'm sure it was a labor of love. I'd agree with just about every other comment here. This is a great song- from concept to posting.
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jiguma said 4421 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Fantastic concept Alan - I'm impressed. Especially with all the kids' singing and the way you've "internationalised" the song. I've wanted to do something multilingual for MJ for a while, but never thought of a children's song. Excellent call! The dedication to Ellen brought a tear to my eye in this context.
Top stuff my friend.
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said 4421 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
and magical... I've listened to this a dozen times so far, and I can't believe how delicate and enchanting this is. 'Cute' is not a word I would use - it trivializes what's going on here (although that's probably a case of the word used so often with cutesy-poo kiddie-giggle stuff, it's lost any real meaning).

Utter magic. Thank you so much for letting me add this song to my world - it's another reason to smile in the middle of an ordinary day.
The Orbiting said 4420 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
I Agree with Rik
This is truly magical, pure distilled wonder of childhood.

You did a marvelous job of both balancing all the performances, as well as imagining the song's arrangement in the first place. I'm very impressed (and love the Jaws. Very, very funny.)

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Wildcat said 4420 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Thank you Alan
Carla and me had had fun to do our addition. Thank you for asking us.
We did with pleasure and its nice to hear what you did with all parts togheter. So lovely ;)

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craft said 4418 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
lovely song
really lovely
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apb said 4418 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Thank you! (batch 2)
itiswotitis - thanks Jo, pity your twins didn't make the ensemble of cuties. International children's album? Nah, I'm just happy to keep this song alive for
some more years to come with any luck.
kristyjo - thank you very much, appreciate it.
jiguma - the idea is more than half the battle, I was feeling a little inspired .. and
it just felt like the right thing to do, you know.
Rik - thank you, I just hope I am not the cause of parents getto-blasters getting
soaked in the bathroom and never working again. lol
The Orbiting (Lisa) - as a Scot, I'm surprised to be distilling childhood ...(!)
watch out for the feints! lol I figured the "Jaws" bit as a little gag for the parents at the end..
the age group this is targeted at should hopefully never have seen "Jaws". That
is my youngest daughter and Anastasia giggling at the end .. I don't know what
Ian did .. but I had a library loop of her giggle from some of her early work (?). I did explain the end music was from a scary film involving a shark .. and she tutted and went "Daaaaaad!" in that roll-eyes way ...
Wildcat (Tanya) - I'm glad you had fun doing this, that's a large part of what it's
all about and glad you liked how I tackled your voice in the end .. it was admittedly trickier for me (not your fault) but more just the lower register female voice (due to the key really suiting us fellas most), I think I squeezed out a little clarity.
Craft- thanks Antonio, glad you stopped by and enjoyed my own multi-collabing efforts. I'm glad to see you are a great multi-collaber devotee too. It's the way forward I feel for many here.

Thanks also to Sudra, eleveneyes, Rosita, clementine and pumpkinxo for your faving too - appreciate it.

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Cori Ander said 4418 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Sooo great
I am really sorry for being here so late! (have been quite absent from MJ for a while and it has taken some time to catch up).

This is juuust wonderful! Such a jolly feeling. My kids digged it too!
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apb said 4418 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
No problem Johannes ..
.. summer holiday season in Sweden. Thanks you for your
help in forming the Swedish translation, even though I
opted to not do the 'echo' to my bit in Swedish in the end... and for wether you knew anything about T. Lindén. (I did add your input to the .mp3 and lyrics above), forgot to mention your behind the scenes help. I'm glad to know you and your kids enjoyed it too. Tack så mycket.
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Cori Ander said 4417 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Tack själv min vän!

I don't know anything of T. Lindén though ..

Johannes Curry
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Diviner said 4414 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Took my breath away
The song for fantastic, I was simply blown away, not only by the song but also the collaborations. It is an awe inspiring multi national track. Thank you very much for sharing this delight.
P.s. A wonderful track to have as a dedication to your late mother R.I.P.
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ceilidh said 4412 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
oh boy
this is so sweet..... i have no words
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Heightened said 4240 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
You can never
go wrong with rubber duckies! My favorite toy is a rubber ducky whenever I'm in the tub.
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duhdewd said 4137 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
This is a very charming arrangement. Well done!
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PatriciaGirl said 2962 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
So much fun!
You must of had fun recording this one with all the kids. Lovely piece you have here. I'm glad I stopped by. Very professional sounding and I love the singing all around. Thanks! Patty :) BTW lovely pict of your mother.
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