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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

Verse I
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.

congradulations
judy