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There were eight barmy botanists in a bus (and a driver)..!

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Day 2 of this eXtreme botanical journey, and Dr M has concluded that this group comprises eight barmy botanists in a bus (and a driver!).

So to celebrate this discovery Dr M has started to compose a song to entertain his fellow seven barmy botanists (and a driver) en route through Poland and beyond.

And the more Dr M ponders it, the more it fits well to the tune of “she’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes!”

The expectation is for many more verses to come to describe the adventures that will inevitably unfold over the coming days.

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Seven barmy botanists in a bus! (8th is taking the picture!)

 

So here for starters a timeless botanical classic: “There were eight barmy botanists in a bus!” (Composed July/August 2014 by Dr M for eight barmy botanists (and a driver)).

Verš 1
there were eight barmy botanists in a bus,
there were eight barmy botanists in a bus,
there were eight barmy botanists (and a driver) eight barmy botanists,
eight barmy botanists in a bus!

Verš 2
they were driving across Europe without fuss,
they were driving across Europe without fuss,
they were driving across northern Europe, driving across northern Europe,
driving across Europe without fuss!

Verš 3
from Česká Republika to Finland in four days,
from Česká Republika to Finland in four days,
from Česká to Finland, 2723.5 km are they barmy?! 
Česká Republika to Finland in four days!

Verš 4
day 1 in České Budějovice they all said ahoj!
day 1 in České Budějovice they all said ahoj!
in České Budějovice, České Budějovice,
České Budějovice they all said ahoj!

Verš 5

day 2 Wednesday, drove through Poland in one go,
day 2 Wednesday, drove through Poland in one go,
drove right through Poland (totalling1000 km, what barminess!!) drove right through Poland,
drove right through Poland all in one go!

Verš 6
through sunshine and rain day by day,
through sunshine and rain day by day,
through sunshine and rain (sunshine’s best!) sunshine and rain,
sunshine and rain day by day!

Verš 7
drinking Slivo and Pivo to keep them sane,
drinking Slivo and Pivo to keep them sane,
drinking Slivo and Pivo (prost! na zdraví!), Slivo and Pivo,
Slivo and Pivo to keep them sane!

Dr M sings: There is more to come, watch this barmy botanical space!

Notes:

České Budějovice – pronounced: Chess-key Bood-edge-of-itchy (sort of and you need to squeeze the syllables up a bit!) – it is a town in the south Bohemian part of the Czech Republic where all eight barmy botanists (and a driver) met up and from whence they embarked on their eXtreme barmy botanical adventures!

Ahoj! – Pronounce Ahoy! and it’s Czech for Hello!

PivoCzech for beer!

Slivo - Abbreviation of Slivovitz, Czech home distilled plum brandy drunk socially to mark any occasion, e.g. waking up, meeting at the bus stop, reaching a destination, some other notable achievement, or simply just feeling like it! And why not? It’s a habit you really need to get into!

Prost! Na zdraví! - Cheers!

 

 

 

 

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