Hi, folks -
Thanks for all the encouraging remarks and the wonderful responses on the Recipe songs and the Mother's Day songs. So now, it being Spring, how about flower songs? Maybe songs that have a flower in the title? White Coral Bells, etc. I wrote one called October Roses that is already in Digital Tradition. Here's another one that my daughters and I wrote about ten years ago. I'm still not exactly clear if the lyrics are coming through correctly--may still need some technical advice--but here it is. This one can be found on Washington Notebook, sung by my then-little girls, Jen and Kristin.
Thanks! Looking forward to what you all come up with.
What an amazing resource you all are!
THE DANDELION SONG
Written by Linda Allen, Kristin and Jennifer Allen-Zito
© Linda Allen 1989
Well, flowers come in green and pink and red
And they sleep all day in their little flower beds
But the little dandelion grows wild and free
With her uncles and her cousins and the whole family
Dandy, dandy, dandy, dandy dandelion First I make a wish, then I blow real hard
There's something pretty dandy 'bout you
Dandy, dandy, dandy dandy dandelion
I wish that there were more of you
And the little dandelions blow all over the yard
And I wait and I hope for my wish to come true
Guess there's only so much a dandelion can do
Now in 1800 things were bleak and bare
Not a little dandelion anywhere
But Cathy Maynard knew that dandelions cure
So she brought them to Washington, and we thank her
Some people think that dandelions are a pest
But I think that dandelions are the best
Dandelions, don't you know, are really cool
And dandelion haters should go back to school
You can make them into necklaces and bracelets too
You can decorate your laces to tie your shoe
You can make them into salad greens or dandelion tea
That's why dandelions are for me
My daughters, Jennifer and Kristin (then ages 12 and 9), rode with me to a concert in Everett. On the way there, I told them about Catherine Maynard's alleged contribution to Washington's history. We created this song together over the next hour in the car, and sang it together at the concert.