August 17, 2009

The Songs We Sing

I am a child of the 80's I can't help it. So what do you do when those lyrics that you couldn't quite remember and sang most of the song anyway need cleaning up for your little one? Well I change them! Most of the time I've dug around looking for alternate verses, but sometimes I've just made them up. So here is a list of the songs we sing. Not well of course, but loudly and with spirit.

Miss Susie had a baby
She named him Tiny Tim,
She put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim.
He drank down all the water,
He ate up all the soap,
He tried to eat the bathtub, but it wouldn’t go down his throat!
Miss Susie called the Doctor,
Miss Susie called the Nurse,
Miss Susie called the lady with the alligator purse.
Penicillin said the Doctor,
Castor Oil Said the Nurse,
Pizza Said the lady with the alligator purse.
So out went the Doctor,
Out went the Nurse,
And Miss Susie paid the lady with the alligator purse.

Rock a By (child’s name) in the tree top,
When the wind blows the cradle will rock,
and when the bough breaks the cradle will fall
and down will come (child’s name) cradle and all, and mommy will always catch (child’s name) and wont ever let (her/him) fall.
And that’s just the way that it is…

(Old Jump Rope Song)
Cinderella Dressed in Yella,
Went Up Stairs to Kiss Her Fella,
Made a Mistake and Kissed a Snake!
How Many Doctors did it talk? (singing to 60 a mere two weeks after starting to sign this song).

Two little Blue Birds sitting on a hill,
One named Peter,
One named Paul.
Fly away Peter,
Fly away Paul.
Come back Peter.
Come back Paul.

5 Fat Sausages sizzling in a pan,
All of the sudden one went BAM!
(reduce to no more sausages sizzling)

Taxi, Taxi
Riding in the backseat.
Roll the Window Up.
Roll the Window Down.
Put the money in the slot,
See you later,
Thanks a lot!
Sure beats walkin’ cross town.
(as heard on Noggin)

The ones that don't need altering:
Twinkle Twinkle little Star…
The Itsy Bitsy Spider…
Ba ba Black Sheep…
Hey Diddle Diddle…
Patty Cake…


stitchinpenny said...

While i was in the delivery room with my second child I was singing the following version of a song I had heard as a child.

Anna Mae where are you going?
Up the stairs to take a bath
Anna Mae has legs like toothpicks
And a neck like a giraffe
Anna Mae stepped in the bathtub
Anna Mae pulled out the plug
Oh my goodness, oh my soul
There goes Anna Mae down that hole
Anna Mae, Anna Mae? Gurgle

The doctor and nurse laughed out loud

Elizabeth said...

That's so cute!