A to Z Challenge – 2016

Down to two days in the A to Z Challenge!

And “Y” is for…Yodel

Yodeling is the rapid changing of high pitches and low pitches and came from European countries like Austria and Switzerland.  The Sound of Music has a yodeling song in it as you would expect.

The cowboys could yodel as well.  Roy Rogers and Gene Autry were known to yodel.  There is no yodeling in the Cowboy Jack song, though.

The Lion King also contains a yodeling song.  I’m pretty sure everyone has heard this one, but to tie the beginning of my abecedarium to the end, here is an a cappella version of the yodeling song, The Lion Sleeps Tonight performed by Straight With No Chaser:

One more day.  Anyone want to make a guess what “Z” is for?  See you tomorrow for the last day of the challenge!


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14 Responses to A to Z Challenge – 2016

  1. Janet Miles says:

    Yes, Jaye, playing, although I do like The Lion Sleeps Tonight.


  2. Janet Miles says:

    I'll have to look for Second Hand Lions. Thanks for the tip!


  3. Yodeling to me always seemed like an exuberant celebration of the human voice, more like playing than music. (Not that I could do it, but still …)
    — Jaye from Life Afloat


  4. Love all the shows you mentioned! And the songs! Have you ever seen Second Hand Lions? It is a hoot! There are some awesome yodeling songs in the background in that movie. If you've never wathced it, you seriously must! Congrats on finishing the AtoZ!
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    Life & Faith in Caneyhead


  5. Janet Miles says:

    Hi Betty. Thanks for stopping by and commenting through the challenge. Not Zippity do da!


  6. Janet Miles says:

    I have not heard that song but I can totally see how an auctioneer could evolve into a yodeler! Thanks for stopping by, Jeanne. I'll definitely check out your blog too!


  7. Janet Miles says:

    I would not have thought of it as a yodeling song either. I've enjoyed your comments as well. Thanks, Sue! I'll continue to follow you after the challenge!


  8. Janet Miles says:

    Nice guess, Ally, but no, not zip-a-dee-doo-da! Guess you'll just have to come by and see 🙂


  9. Janet Miles says:

    LOL – I'm not sure I could yodel even if I wanted to! One more day!


  10. betty says:

    Not sure if I could yodel if I had to 🙂

    Congrats for being so close to finishing the challenge! Z for Zippity Do Da?



  11. My husband always liked the song called The Auctioneer – have you ever heard of it. It's an older song he heard from his uncle. I enjoy hearing yodeling. Good Post. I wrote on Southern Food and Memories at: https://everyonehasafamilystorytotell.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/blogging-from-a-to-z-april-2016-y/


  12. Sue McPeak says:

    I loved the a cappella yodeling video. I didn't know that was considered a yodeling song. Who doesn't love the Lion King! I've enjoyed your posts through the AtoZ Challenge. Thanks for your visits and comments to CollectInTexas Gal.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal


  13. Ally Bean says:

    Not a big fan of yodeling. Am guessing that your letter “Z” will be… Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah!


  14. I went through a stage where I was fascinated with yodeling. And thankfully (I think) it passed just as quickly as it arrived. Some things are best in small doses and I think yodeling is one of them. 🙂


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