If You Are Happy and You Know It...Climb Aboard and Show It! - page 3

gwenith posted a website with the banana song that I loved singing to the very end. While on that site, I sang another song that I always loved singing as a child, teenager, adult....even now. :D ... Read More

  1. by   live4today
    bewbew...I had one of my grandchildren last weekend, and all she wanted to listen to was "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" whenever I played the American Idol CD that I bought. Her class learned that song, and she couldn't hear it enough.

    As a former girl scout myself...and assistant girl scout leader...I learned a lot of campfire songs. I especially liked the song titled "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree" (did I spell Kookaburra right or not?)

    How about: Day is done, gone the sun.........? Learned that in girl scout, too.

    My youngest grandkids like the song "The Itsy Bitsy Spider".

    How about Barry Manilow's song "I Made It Through The Rain". Ahhhhh....love Barry Manilow...he could sing anything to me and I'd pay attention. :kiss
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Howdy, doody, again, Good_Queen_Bess. Nice to be meetin' your acquaintenance, agin'
    I liked: Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream.

    And how about, 100 bottles of beer on the wall, 100 bottles of beer, you take one down and pass it around, 99 bottles of beer on the wall.
    Do any of you remember, I love those dear hearts and gentle people who live and love and love in my home town. And for those dear hearts and gentle people, they'll never ever let you down.
    They read the Good Book from Fri till Monday, and that is how the weekend goes.
    I have a dream house, I'll live there one day, with picket fence and ramblin' rose.
    That song has stuck in my head since I was a very little girl. Probably because it talks about paradise.
    I used to love The Wheels on the bus go round and round song, but I heard it so many times when I was a bus driver, I did get tired of it. It seemed like that was the only song the kids would sing.
    Well anyway, I say, bye, bye for now. You have a good day now, ya hear?
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Hi again Cheerfuldoer.

    I used to love the tongue twisters of yesteryear like, Oo,ee, oo ah, ah, ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang, oo, ee oo ah ah, ting tang walla walla bang bang. T'was the Purple People Eater, and, She wore an itsy witsy teenie weenie polka dot bikini for the first time today, and Running Bear, and the Ballad of Davy Crocket, and how about The Battle of New Orleans. Oh, I could just go on and on.
    By the way, I have some great news! I won $150. in gift certificates at a local mall from Penn State University for participating in a two-part traffic study. The second part was a daily diary for two days. Unfortunately, I spent those two days in bed, but I wrote them a note telling them I knew what they were looking for, and then proceeded to tell them that I go to the University every Wednesday via Centre County Transportation, and I ride in a handicap van.
    And the best thing of all? I got to go with the same service to that mall today, and I blew the whole thing in two stores! One was a candle store, and the other was a toy store. Them little grandkids look for that kind of stuff, and I planned on doing it for them as their Christmas presents, and my grandson's birthday. And guess what! I did it all in about one hour!
    My daughter Laurel met me there with my youngest granddaughter, and I just had a blast!

    Hugs & a :kiss
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Jul 29, '03
  4. by   Diana in Sweden
    Originally posted by Frances LeMay
    Hi Diana in Sweden. I just bookmarked the website you posted. It sure looks interesting. why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she'll die.
    I know an old lady who swallowed a horse..........She's dead of course.
    Hi .. .. hee hee I remember that one .. I was a girl guide in Canada ..
    loved all the songs
    Last edit by Diana in Sweden on Jul 29, '03
  5. by   Diana in Sweden
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer


    As a former girl scout myself...and assistant girl scout leader...I learned a lot of campfire songs. I especially liked the song titled "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree" (did I spell Kookaburra right or not?)

    How about: Day is done, gone the sun.........? Learned that in girl scout, too.

    My youngest grandkids like the song "The Itsy Bitsy Spider".

    How about Barry Manilow's song "I Made It Through The Rain". Ahhhhh....love Barry Manilow...he could sing anything to me and I'd pay attention. :kiss
    all great ones !!! we had a canadian one.. "land of the silver birch, home of the beaver" that is lovely
    http://www.songsforteaching.com/MKMBirch.html I hope it is still PC .. I think it is.. if anyone is offended please accept my apologies
  6. by   Diana in Sweden
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    Isn't this fun? It's a good cure for the "grumpies," don't you think?
  8. by   live4today
    Fran ((((((hugs))))))))) I'm soooooooo glad you won that money, and had a great time spending it, especially on the grandchild.

    Aint grandkids special! We have all the fun spoiling those lil dahlins, and enjoying their company...then we send them home wanting to runaway to Gramma's house again. :chuckle :kiss
    Last edit by live4today on Jul 30, '03
  9. by   jnette
    Originally posted by Frances LeMay

    And how about, 100 bottles of beer on the wall, 100 bottles of beer, you take one down and pass it around, 99 bottles of beer on the wall.
    Heh heh, Fran.. my sis and I used to sing that in the back seat of the car when we went on vacations... those long drives, y'know... we'd sing it 'til it drove our parents CRAZY !!!

    Then we'd just give 'em that ol' "innocent" look and say "but you TOLD us to SING something !"
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    I love your reply Renee.
    The grandma's house thing? It really happened one time, and it remains one of my precious memories. It went like this: My grandson Jake was 4 years old at the time. Around 4 AM one night, my daughter heard noises coming from Jake's room, and decided to investigate. When she looked in, there he was, sitting on the edge of his bed, fully clothed, and putting his shoes and socks on. Marie asked him what he was doing, and he said, "I'm getting ready to go to Grandma's."
    Yes they truly are Grandma's playtoys.
  11. by   FranEMTnurse
    :chuckle Hi Jnette,

    I remember singing that song a lot too. The last time singing it on a long trip was when I went on our senior class trip. It was soooo much fun!
    Another one I liked a lot was the Old Rock Candy Mountain. Does anyone else remember that one? when I sung it, I'd actually involve myself in the song- a child's dream for sure. The lyrics went,
    Oh, the buzzin of the bees, and the cigarette trees, and the soda water fountain.
    The lemonade spring where the bluebird sings on the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

    I liked, My Bonnie went over the ocean, my Bonnie went over the sea, my Bonnie went over the ocean, oh bring back my Bonnie to me. Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my Bonnie to me, to me, bring back bring back, oh bring back my Bonnie to me.

    Last night as I lay on my pillow,
    last night as I lay on my bed,
    last night as I lay on my pillow,
    I dreamed that my Bonnie was dead

    Brought back, brought back, they brought back my Bonnie to me to me brought back, brought back, they brought back my Bonnie to me.

    and, Oh my darlin', oh my darlin', oh my darlin Clementine, thou art lost and gone forever dreadful sorry, Clementine.

    and yet another, Home home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play,
    Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skys are not cloudy all day.
    Oh give me some land, where the bright diamond sand, flows leasurely down the stream,
    and the beautiful swan goes a gliding along, like a maiden in heavenly dream.

    Oh! This is so addicting. I better quit now before I get carried away and spend the rest of the day here. I have just one more post.

    Love ya:kiss
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Carly,
    Nice to meet you. The lyrics of The old McDonald Had a Farm here in the US went like:
    Old McDonald had a farm, e i, e i, o.
    and on his farm he had a cow, e i , e i, o. with a moo, moo here and a moo, moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo, moo,
    old McDonald had a farm, e i, e i, o
    then a dog, and a pig, and a horse, and a chicken, etc. with the same lyrics.
    Now, can't you just feel yourself wanting to sing?
    You have a good day now.
  13. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Frances LeMay
    I love your reply Renee.
    The grandma's house thing? It really happened one time, and it remains one of my precious memories. It went like this: My grandson Jake was 4 years old at the time. Around 4 AM one night, my daughter heard noises coming from Jake's room, and decided to investigate. When she looked in, there he was, sitting on the edge of his bed, fully clothed, and putting his shoes and socks on. Marie asked him what he was doing, and he said, "I'm getting ready to go to Grandma's."
    Yes they truly are Grandma's playtoys.
    Awwwww how cute Fran! What a sweetie pie. :kiss

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