Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Recommendation For Official Hometown Tune

Remember, back in March, when temperatures were in the mid- to upper-80° F. range, I said it was hot enough for Old Settlers? Well, Old Settlers is only a little over a month away (August 5-6-7, 2012), and right now we're slated for triple-digit F. temperatures for the end of the week. So, now it's truly hot enough for Old Settlers.

What is this Old Settlers about which I type? If you're new around these parts, you might well ask. Like everything else, we have a video for that.

History of Old Settlers Picnic, Parade & Festival
Held Annually Each August in Mooresville, Indiana

Did you know the Town of Mooresville, Indiana (and the Old Settlers festival itself) has an unofficial theme song?  You do now.

Want to hear the song (and read some of the lyrics) in a promo trailer?  If you've seen and heard it before, give it another play.  Maybe you've forgotten, and it will seem like new again.  Works for Scowl-Face.  He can't remember anything.

Family History Month (October) promo trailer
featuring "Old Settlers" as soundtrack
(with more lyrics than the video below)

Promo Trailer for "Old Settlers,"
a folk song written by MPL staff & volunteers

We think that the Mooresville Town Council should formally adopt "Old Settlers" as the official theme song of our community.  Just saying.

Actually, Mooresville has another unofficial theme song, written by the Rev. Dr. Frank C. Huston in 1935, called, simply, "Mooresville."  If the Town Council doesn't like "Old Settlers," they should choose Rev. Huston's song as the official town tune.

Anyway, my hometown deserves its own theme song.  Hey, even I have one!  It just goes to show.

Visit the Library's Booth at Old Settlers,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Old Settlers News Beat

P.S.  No musical closer today.  Who could top "Old Settlers"?  Just saying.

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