Thursday, June 01, 2006

More Songs

I'm back from the book club and am sitting drinking a cup of tea before bed. I've been meaning to type in some more song lyrics, ones that I've been making up or changing for Amelia. Here's one I've been intending to note down for postererity.

To the tune of "Molly Malone":

In Milton Keynes city,
Where girls are so pretty,
I first set my eyes on sweet Milly Dalton,
She was pushed in her stroller
Through streets short and longer,
Crying, "Hello, how are you? I'm Milly Dalton"!

(Yes, Dad, I know you know some rude lyrics to this too...)

Another to the tune of "Looby Loo":

Here we go Milly Moo
Here we go Milly bright
Here we go Milly Moo
All on a Saturday night

Finally, on the topic of songs, before I left the house tonight, I was reading to Barnaby. Irritatingly he selected a book which is just a book of objects and words (and I like to read him a book with some sort of story to him at night!). This book was on a theme of "Things That Go" and it's hard to know how to 'read' it to him. Anyway, there was a picture of a bus, and Barnaby asked for the bus song, so we started singing "Wheels on the Bus". He then asks for the songs of all the other vehicles (as if each vehicle or mode of transport should have its own special song!). Well, I tried valiantly; here are some of the vehicles from his book and the corresponding songs I dredged up from memory!

Bus - "Wheels on the Bus" - nursery song
Rubbish Truck - "My Old Man's A Dustman" - Lonnie Donegan?
Car - "Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar" - to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

("Twinkle, twinkle chocolate bar
My daddy drives a rusty car
Press the starter
Press the choke
Off he goes in a cloud of smoke!")

They sing this at nursery, which is the only reason I know of it.

Truck - "I Like Trucking" - from 'Not the Nine O'Clock News' in the early 80s (scraping the barrel a bit here, but can you think of a 'truck song'? Of course, I could only remember the chorus)

("I like trucking, I like trucking,
I like trucking and I like to truck.
I like trucking, I like trucking,
If you don't like trucking, tough luck.")

Digger - "The Digger Song" - Boogie Babies (a programme on CBeebies)
Fire Engine - "London's Burning" - nursery song
Rowing Boat - "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" - nursery song
Submarine - "The Yellow Submarine" - The Beatles
Ship - "I Saw Three Ships" - Traditional Carol
Yacht - "I am Sailing" - Rod Stewart
Train - "The Runaway Train" - Robert E. Massey?

I ran out of steam when Barnaby asked what the windsurfing song was. Perhaps I should have tried "Surfin' USA" by The Beach Brothers, but I'm not sure I can remember the tune. However, I drew a complete and utter blank at a parachuting song!

What's the point of this. Well, I don't think I've heard Rod Stewart's "I am Sailing" for years, decades even. However, when I was at the bookclub tonight, guess what came up on their ipod? Weird eh?

(Any suggestions for modes of transport and songs?) Finished tea, I'm off to bed now.


At 8:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I canĀ“t stand seeing no comments at the bottom of Thursdays blog, so I have to send in a note!

Bless you for the way you and Sheep are bringing up my grandkids!

Yer ol Man

At 9:21 pm, Blogger Arcy_Dee said...

Thank you. I think that's one of the nicest things you've said and I really appreciate it.

At 10:06 pm, Blogger Arcy_Dee said...

Actually, as another comment, Sheep came up with some more songs for the vehicles in Barnaby's book.

Cement Mixer "You Spin Me Round" - Dead or Alive
Ferry "Ferry 'Cross The Mersey" - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Hot Air Balloon "99 Red Balloons" - Nena

At 7:35 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cement mixer song was really inspired!



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