Oom Pah Pah!

While listening to a “history of rock” type music station tonight, I heard the rhythm of the old 6/8 “oom pah pah ” waltz creeping in on a few of the older songs.  Here’s a big mouthful of oom pah pah from the song by the same name from Oliver!  Wherein Nancy saves Oliver by singin’ and dancin’.

And here’s some “oom pah pah” by the Beatles in “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.  The verses are in 6/8 oom pah pah time, while the chorus switches to 4/4 time.  Y’all know how this song got its name, right?  BTW, very cool video.


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