John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Handwritten page of a diary dated May 6, 1964

…  all sitting around enjoying the night breeze and the crackle of the fire. We sang that Harry Belafonte song. The Jamaican one (I think it’s just called “Day Oh”) then we sang “Blowin’ in the Wind.” After that it got really quiet for a while and Mack and Mary were necking (as usual). Then all of a sudden Ronnie’s new neighbor (who he brought along even though none of us knew him) started singing “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.” I’m almost certain I hadn’t heard it since summer camp and at first I thought it was really square (especially how loud he started singing it) but then I remembered that every time you start over, you sing it a little bit quieter and quieter. So by the end, it was kind of fun I suppose.


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