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Me Ol' Bam-Boo by Dick Van Dyke

Album: Chitty Chitty Bang BangReleased: 1968
  • The title of this song can also be rendered "Me Ole Bamboo". As might be expected this is a none too serious number. Like the rest of the songs from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang it was written by the Sherman Brothers. The bamboo concerned is a prop used for a well choreographed routine in which Dick Van Dyke in the lead role of Caractacus Potts heads a male chorus dancing with long canes in a fair ground scene. (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England)
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The song is about the various kinds of poles, shafts, and other tubular devices many different kinds of people and devices use (a flyer in an areoplane... he steers it with a stick) but their Bamboo poles are what excite people the most and they would rather someone take their shoes or their Bumbershoot (umbrella).Tim - Northfield, Mn