The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3229   Message #15792
Posted By: Rosebrook
05-Nov-97 - 10:23 AM
Thread Name: Songs to celebrate a new baby
Subject: RE: Songs to celebrate a new baby
Yankei,

I can still hear my bubby's eastern European accented voice as she sang her little sexist sing-song ditties to me:

My daddy is a butcher, my momma cuts the meat, I'm a little hot dog running down the street.

Oh it ain't gonna rain no more, no more it ain't gonna rain no more how in the heck can I wash my neck if it ain't gonna rain no more, no more?

and!

Fishy, fishy in the brook Daddy catches on a hook Momma fries it in the pan And (enter child's name) eats it like a man!

Which goes to show one thing: You can make up a nonesense song, you can sing a really (seemingly) meaningless song, and XX years later it can still be endeared in that child's heart and ears!

Hooray for singing to babies!!