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Thread #3229 Message #15954
Posted By: judy
07-Nov-97 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: Songs to celebrate a new baby
Subject: Lyr Add: SWEET POTATOES^^
A long time ago I found a record in the library called "You can sing it yourself Vol.2" with Robin Christenson (Folkways FC 7625) that had a terrific song called "Sweet Potatoes". I then found it again in a book called "Twice 55 Community Songs" listed as a Creole lullaby. The chorus can be sung separately or as a round with the verse:
Chorus: Roo, roo roo roo, roo roo, sing hoaky dinkum
Roo, roo roo roo, roo roo, roo roo
Soon as mammy's cooked sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes
Soon as mammy's cooked sweet potatoes, we eat 'em right straight up.
Sorry I can't put the tune in here. Roo, roo doesn't do it without the music. You can see how this is an add-your-own-lyrics-until-the-baby-or-you-are-asleep song.