Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Extra Verses

Hallie and Hanna love singing.  They love when I sing.  We sing a lot.  Sometimes I get tired of the same verses over and over, and so I make up new ones. Sometimes Hallie requests a song, and I have no idea what she is talking about, so I make one up.  In case you are in need of a new song or new verses, I will share them with you:

She begged and begged for a song about butterflies, but I knew no butterfly songs, so I came up with this. 
The Butterfly Song (to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Flitter flutter, butterfly
You look so pretty in the sky
Come land on me and we will play
Together on this sunny day
Flitter flutter, butterfly
You look so pretty in the sky.

Hallie and Hanna are on a huge "Leafy Treetops" kick right now, and I got tired of singing the only two verses that I know over and over, so I came up with two more.
Extra Verses (to the tune of Leafy Treetops)
In the soft green grass the bunnies are hopping
Be nice to all your friends
Be nice to those you see
in the soft green grass the bunnies are hopping.

In the warm sunshine the bees are buzzing
We have some work to do
we must start right away
in the warm sunshine the bees are buzzing.

Now, the "Old Grey Mare" song is only two lines long, and Devin thought that was simply ridiculous, so I came up with a few new verses for that one.  This one was really fun for us to come up with.
Extra Verses (to the tune of Old Grey Mare)

Oh the jumpy little goat
knocked over my fence again
over my fence again
over my fence again
the jumpy little goat knocked over my fence again
I'll sell him to the zoo.
sell him to the zoo.
sell him to the zoo.
Oh the jumpy little goat knocked over my fence again
I'll sell him to the zoo.

Oh the old red rooster
crows in the morning
crows in the morning
crows in the morning
The old red rooster crows in the morning
and all the way through the night
All the way through the night
all the way through the night
Oh the old red rooster crows in the morning
and all the way through the night.

Oh the sweet brown cow
gives lots of good milk to us
lots of good milk to us
lots of good milk to us
The sweet brown cow gives lots of good milk to us
every day of the year.
Every day of the year
every day of the year
Oh the sweet brown cow gives lots of good milk to us
every day of the year.

Oh the soft little hens
make egg after egg for us
egg after egg for us
egg after egg for us
the soft little hens make egg after egg for us
morning, noon, and night.*
Morning noon and night
morning noon and night.
Oh the soft little hens make egg after egg for us
morning, noon, and night.

Oh the squealing pink pigs
eat all of our leftovers
all of our leftovers
all of our leftovers
the squealing pink pigs eat all of our leftovers
and soon we'll have bacon
soon we'll have bacon
soon we'll have bacon
oh the squealing pink pigs eat all of our leftovers
and soon we'll have bacon.

Oh, and don't forget the "Honey Song" that I made up when Hallie was desperate for a honey song, and again I didn't know one, so I made some adaptations to the infamous "Bunny Song" from Veggietales.
The Honey Song (to the tune of the Bunny Song)
The honey, the honey
Whoa! I ate the honey
I don't want my soup or my bread
Just the honey
I don't want a salad
I don't want a steak
I don't want a fork
And I DON'T WANT A PLATE!
The honey, the honey
Whoa! I ate the honey.
But now I feel sick
in my tummy
from the honey.

Happy Singing!

*I have no idea how often hens lay eggs.

12 comments:

  1. Pretty impressive! I especially like your butterfly song. :)

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  2. You had me with butterflies and the pig verse seems to have a certain grimness that I liked in contrast to the other light hearted refrains. The latter would make a good boy scout hiking song.

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  3. Seriously Ames, you are such a cool mom. Poor Madelyn, her mom isn't nearly as creative.

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  4. I want to hear you and the girls sing these songs!

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  5. I have never heard of the "Old Grey Mare" or the "Bunny song" -- I should do a little research.

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  6. These are awesome. The best part is when you get bacon... I also do not know the old grey mare song, perhaps you could post the real lyrics?

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  7. Ha. I love all the verses. And I really love your disclaimer about not being familiar with how often hens lay eggs. I will not come to you as an expert then. Your verses are so great, Ames. I can't wait to hear you singing them. TOMORROW!

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  8. you are so creative, amy! I really like your butterfly song.

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  9. My favorite song to make up lyrics to is "do as I'm doing." I change it up too much, and right now can't even think of an example. It's usually not so uplifting like yours. Oh, it's like: "mean old nasty, mean old nasty (insert name here) he won't put on his shirt, he won't put on his shirt." I should mention that I sing to relieve stress.

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  10. I was so grateful for all of these verses during the road trip and week!

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