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Thread #69479 Message #3370357
Posted By: GUEST,Christy-Lyn
01-Jul-12 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: There once was a rabbit developed a habit
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There once was a rabbit developed a habit
This poem has also been made into a song called "Rabbits". The words are listed as anonymous and the music is by Helen Deacon. There is also an Afrikaans version of the song written into the sheet music, but I never learned that. I was taught the song in primary school and sang it as one of my first solos in the local singing Eisteddfod (here in South Africa) when I was 9 years old. I absolutely loved it and thought it was so funny and clever :) Such fond memories.
I have been going through old family videos recently, and decided to put the video of the song "Rabbits" on youtube. If you would like to watch it, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twy2K8vI-X8
And I found the sheet music for sale here: http://www.boosey.com/shop/prod/Helen-Deacon-Rabbits-Deacon-anon-unison/2032249
The words are almost exactly the same as those listed above.
Lovely to find so many other people who love this poem.