It's cold out there everyday.
You know what today is right? Thats right, woodchuck-chuckers, it's Groundhog Day! Around these here parts that has less to do with animal shadows and more to do with music. Music that appeared in the classic film from 1993, starring Bill Murray, known quite simply as Groundhog Day. There's a brand new 15th anniversary edition of the film that was just released on DVD - buy it HERE.
You'll recognize the song posted below as the lovely polka that's playing in Gobbler's Knob when Phil first arrives to do his report. There are four different versions of the song posted here for your listening pleasure.
"Pennsylvania Polka" - Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks (version used in the film)
"Pennsylvania Polka" - Frankie Yankovic (studio version)
"Pennsylvania Polka" - Natalino Otto
"Pennsylvania Polka" - Polish Radio Polka Band
And now for Phil's official forecast as read at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:
- Here Ye! Here Ye! Here Ye!
On Gobbler's Knob on this fabolous Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2008
Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators,
Rose to the call of President Bill Cooper and greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths.
After casting a weathered eye toward thousands of his faithful followers,
Phil consulted with President Cooper and directed him to the appropriate scroll, which proclaimed:
"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me. Six more weeks of winter it will be!"