Re: [OT] RE: Morse code

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Nov 19 2002 - 16:54:05 EST

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    > When I was a kid, my family had a 45 with a song called "CQ Serenade"
    > (I've no idea who the performer was, but it was recorded c. 1960). I think
    > our neighbor, who had a ham radio, gave it to us. The refrain went, "Dadit
    > dadit, dadaditdah. Dadit dadit, dadaditdah. What do you hear over the air?
    > The CQ Serenade." Same pronunciation.

    The CQ Serenade came out in 1951.

    MP3 and RealAudio versions, in English, French, and wordless, can be downloaded
    from The composer is given as VE2QS,
    and the lyricists as VE2BR (English) and F9KT (French). French lyrics online
    at .
    English lyrics don't appear to be online as yet.

    John Cowan   <>
        "Any legal document draws most of its meaning from context.  A telegram
        that says 'SELL HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES IBM SHORT' (only 190 bits in
        5-bit Baudot code plus appropriate headers) is as good a legal document
        as any, even sans digital signature." --me

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