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18th Jun '17 10:26:23 AM Twentington
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* "O Little Town of Bethlehem" is almost common meter double (the third line has only 13 syllables instead of 14), but it can easily be sung to any common meter melody. Many non-American congregations sing it to the melody "Forest Green", which is easily adapted to other hymns in common meter double.
8th Apr '17 12:15:07 PM nombretomado
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* [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2l29zh/what_would_be_your_preferred_instrument_of_death/clqtoay?context=1 This poem]] from {{Reddit}}'s Poem_for_your_sprog.

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* [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2l29zh/what_would_be_your_preferred_instrument_of_death/clqtoay?context=1 This poem]] from {{Reddit}}'s {{Website/Reddit}}'s Poem_for_your_sprog.
25th Feb '17 4:15:07 AM IceBearBelievesInYou
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Is commoner than bread.\\

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Is commoner more common than bread.\\
2nd Dec '16 1:16:28 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* The writer of the webcomic ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' likes to start new chapters with a bit of allegedly humorous verse, done in CommonMeter. Examples can be found [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=83940 here]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=103116 here]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=158728 here]], and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=179899 here]].

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* The writer of the webcomic ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' likes to start new chapters with a bit of allegedly humorous verse, done in CommonMeter. Examples can be found [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=83940 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/chapters/70643/3-conflicts-and-alliances/ here]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=103116 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/chapters/71970/4-conflicts-and-alliances-part-2/ here]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=158728 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2080274/pack-attack/ here]], and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=179899 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/chapters/82089/8-its-a-dirty-job-but/ here]].
28th Oct '16 1:23:46 PM nombretomado
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->I learned from ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' that since [[http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/stop.html this poem]] is in ballad meter, it can be sung to the tune of ''GilligansIsland''. Since then, [[EarWorm try as I might]], I haven't ONCE been able to read it normally.

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->I learned from ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' that since [[http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/stop.html this poem]] is in ballad meter, it can be sung to the tune of ''GilligansIsland''.''Series/GilligansIsland''. Since then, [[EarWorm try as I might]], I haven't ONCE been able to read it normally.
6th Aug '16 12:11:15 PM ACW
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* The writer of the webcomic EverydayHeroes likes to start new chapters with a bit of allegedly humorous verse, done in CommonMeter. Examples can be found [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=83940 here]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=103116 here]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=158728 here]], and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=179899 here]].

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* The writer of the webcomic EverydayHeroes ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' likes to start new chapters with a bit of allegedly humorous verse, done in CommonMeter. Examples can be found [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=83940 here]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=103116 here]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=158728 here]], and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=179899 here]].
2nd Jul '16 5:46:45 AM gewunomox
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* Much of [[BobDylan Bob Dylan's]] "My Back Pages" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUGzwUTN80 more famously]] CoveredUp by TheByrds)

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* Much of [[BobDylan Bob Dylan's]] Music/BobDylan's "My Back Pages" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUGzwUTN80 more famously]] CoveredUp by TheByrds)Music/TheByrds)
19th Jun '16 1:02:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* It has been pointed out that any EmilyDickinson poem can be sung to "The Yellow Rose of Texas": the phenomenon gets a mention in a fifth-season ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode, and also features in Sharyn [=McCrumb=]'s (Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun), ''Zombies of the Gene Pool'', where a Hillybilly folk singer (with a Ph.D.) mentions that he did exactly this to fool a visiting scholar. It was also discussed in ''Series/HeadOfTheClass.'' Dickinson poems can be sung to the ''Series/GilligansIsland'' theme, as well, but don't bring it up in a literature class!

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* It has been pointed out that any EmilyDickinson Creator/EmilyDickinson poem can be sung to "The Yellow Rose of Texas": the phenomenon gets a mention in a fifth-season ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode, and also features in Sharyn [=McCrumb=]'s (Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun), ''Zombies of the Gene Pool'', where a Hillybilly folk singer (with a Ph.D.) mentions that he did exactly this to fool a visiting scholar. It was also discussed in ''Series/HeadOfTheClass.'' Dickinson poems can be sung to the ''Series/GilligansIsland'' theme, as well, but don't bring it up in a literature class!
7th Jun '16 10:44:13 AM tropesinreadiness
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Please note that this has ''nothing'' to do with songs that happen to be in the same tempo. For instance, it's a well-known and curious fact that Music/{{LMFAO}}'s "Party Rock Anthem" matches the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Cantina theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=84WpcmJ28Yg in the middle]], as well as [[TheRoaringTwenties the Charleston]] (as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj9_PKu9UzE here]].) But this trope is about ''lyrics'', which the Cantina theme and the Charleston don't really have. ("Party Rock Anthem"'s, amusingly, are in Inverted Common Meter, six beats followed by eight.) As such, this fact is cute trivia, but has nothing to do with this trope. Besides, songs being in the same tempo is a "Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs" thing.

Not to be confused with CommonTime. A tune can scan to CommonMeter, be in CommonTime, neither, or both.

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Please note that this has ''nothing'' to do with is a good bit more specialized than just [[IThoughtItMeant two songs that happen to be in share the same tempo. For instance, it's a well-known and curious fact that Music/{{LMFAO}}'s "Party Rock Anthem" matches meter]]. "Common meter," as the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Cantina theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=84WpcmJ28Yg poem above demonstrates, is a specific (though very popular) rhythm. Tune-swapping in general is covered by the middle]], as well as [[TheRoaringTwenties the Charleston]] (as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj9_PKu9UzE here]].) But trope ToTheTuneOf.

Also, no need to confuse
this trope is about ''lyrics'', which the Cantina theme and the Charleston don't really have. ("Party Rock Anthem"'s, amusingly, are in Inverted Common Meter, six beats followed by eight.) As such, this fact is cute trivia, but has nothing to do with this trope. Besides, songs being in the same tempo is a "Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs" thing.

Not to be confused
with CommonTime. A tune can scan to CommonMeter, be in CommonTime, neither, or both.
30th Apr '16 1:15:31 PM TVRulezAgain
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* [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents "The Little Snicket Lad"]]

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* [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents "The Little Snicket Lad"]]
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