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cyndiofthevortex
September 22nd, 2013, 01:08 AM
I see the moon,
And the moon sees me;
God bless the moon,
And God bless me.

I never fail to say this Mother Goose rhyme to the kids whenever we're out at night and there's a moon to be seen. I love it's simple message. It speaks to me. Isn't it a good one since we just went through the most lovely Harvest Moon? Did you get to see it? We had perfectly clear skies here in New Hampshire to admire it.

Do you have a favorite nursery rhyme, fairy tale or folk tale?

ilive2craft2
September 22nd, 2013, 01:26 AM
I am usually such a night owl, but this is my first night owl post - I have been in bed early all week. Love the night owl threads.

The full moon was beautiful this week!

Mom23
September 22nd, 2013, 01:32 AM
I just got home from the neighbor's house. When I drove by earlier she was sitting on her driveway with a fire in her pit. I walked down and enjoyed coffee, adult conversation, and a beautiful moonlit, starry night. It was a wonderful way to enjoy the last night of summer.

Robin

kensington
September 22nd, 2013, 01:34 AM
A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is one of my all time favs. It's on my top 10. Probably top 5!

Maggie the cat is ALIVE! She was so pretty in that movie and boy... he was OK too! LOL.

Hulamoon
September 22nd, 2013, 01:34 AM
I didn't go searching so the one that came to me first was...

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Quilted Fantasies
September 22nd, 2013, 01:53 AM
This isn't a nursery rhyme but for some reason it's what came to mind. We used to sing it as kids and go into peals of laughter.

I pity the poor little frog
He umped and he umped and he umped
He umped and he umped and he sat on a stump
And he ain't got no tail almost hardly.

Musical_Starling
September 22nd, 2013, 02:07 AM
Favourite nursery rhyme?

There once was a man from Nantucket...

No, no, that's not it :icon_giggle:

Actually, the one I've always loved (but it's really a nursery rhyme, just more of a quote I guess:

"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."

It's from a Robert Munsch book and it has always stuck with me :)

Hulamoon
September 22nd, 2013, 02:13 AM
That was cute Grace.

I wrote a children's story for a class and had to the illustrations too. I'll see if I can write it out or copy it. My kids destroyed it a little. lol

bkthomas
September 22nd, 2013, 02:24 AM
Here's one I made up a long time ago....uh well, maybe I stole it;

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Most poems rhyme
But this one don't

ksap
September 22nd, 2013, 02:29 AM
I am not sure if this is a nursery rhyme but as kids we sang it all the time while out playing in the neighborhood. Actually now that I think about it, we sang a lot of songs as kids. We would go for car rides as a family...no destination in mind but just for a Sunday drive. We kids would be singing away in the back of the station wagon, all six of us. Our favorite drives were the ones that ended at the little soft serve ice cream stand. The good old days!

Here are the first two verses:

This old man, he plays one
He plays knick knack on my thumb
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays two
He plays knick knack on my shoe
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

bakermom
September 22nd, 2013, 02:29 AM
My favorite:

The Swing

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
Robert Louis Stevenson

Musical_Starling
September 22nd, 2013, 02:32 AM
Here's one I made up a long time ago....uh well, maybe I stole it;

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Most poems rhyme
But this one don't

:icon_giggle:

Granny Judy
September 22nd, 2013, 02:37 AM
Jack be Nimble
Jack be Quick
Jack jumped over the Candle stick
The Little dog laughed to see such sport
And the Dish ran away with the spoon.

That's the first thing that came to my mind.. we used to jump rope while keeping time with this diddy.

Lisapc
September 22nd, 2013, 02:45 AM
Icky Gooey was a wormy
Little wormy was he
He stepped upon the railroad tracks
The train he did not see
Icky Gooey!!!!!

G'night ladies!

bkthomas
September 22nd, 2013, 04:20 AM
I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
(Cup hands together as if holding bee)

I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Ouch! It stung me!
(Shake hands as if just stung)

I'm squishing up the baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
('Squish' bee between palms of hands)

I'm squishing up a baby bumblebee,
Ooh! It's yucky!
(Open up hands to look at 'mess')

I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
(Wipe hands off on shirt)

I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Now my mommy won't be mad at me!
(Hold hands up to show they are clean)

This is one my DD brought home when she was little!

turena65
September 22nd, 2013, 05:17 AM
Just got home from spending a very long day with my DH in Portland. It was our 29th Anniversary and it was wonderful just being able to spend time together, even if it was running errands, because we haven't been able to be alone together for so long....

Anyway, I used to sing the Bumblebee song to my little ones too... only our version was a little different. And every time I held my babies I would always sing the You Are My Sunshine song to them. I saw it on a plaque the other day and I thought I should probably get that for my DD 's baby's nursery... she would love that because she remembers me singing it to her... :)

Have a great night friends! :)

bkthomas
September 22nd, 2013, 06:08 AM
Kids songs, that's all I can think of now;
There's the Tooty Tot song and then there's Goin on a Bear Hunt...with big green eyes and a fuzzy little tail....I found several versions of that one, but none the way my DGD did it....you say big green eyes twice and fuzzy little tail twice, and each time she did it the second time was always kinda growly....she would always sing it if I asked her to....still does now and then!
And then there's this one;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfNg_-zaLYs

Terri
September 22nd, 2013, 07:29 AM
Can't say it's my favorite nursery rhyme, but it's one that I have NEVER forgotten:

Never saw purple cow.
Never hope to see one.
But I'll tell you anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one!!!

Quilted Fantasies
September 22nd, 2013, 09:47 AM
This old man, he plays three,
He plays knick knack on my knee


I am not sure if this is a nursery rhyme but as kids we sang it all the time while out playing in the neighborhood. Actually now that I think about it, we sang a lot of songs as kids. We would go for car rides as a family...no destination in mind but just for a Sunday drive. We kids would be singing away in the back of the station wagon, all six of us. Our favorite drives were the ones that ended at the little soft serve ice cream stand. The good old days!

Here are the first two verses:

This old man, he plays one
He plays knick knack on my thumb
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

This old man, he plays two
He plays knick knack on my shoe
With a knick knack paddy wack
Give a dog a bone
This old man comes rolling home

Quilted Fantasies
September 22nd, 2013, 09:49 AM
I forgot to mention you're supposed to sing it to the tune of "Blessed Be the Tie that Binds"


This isn't a nursery rhyme but for some reason it's what came to mind. We used to sing it as kids and go into peals of laughter.

I pity the poor little frog
He umped and he umped and he umped
He umped and he umped and he sat on a stump
And he ain't got no tail almost hardly.

cyndiofthevortex
September 22nd, 2013, 10:00 AM
These are all so wonderful, aren't they? The Swing made me smile. It's one of my favorites, also. I had forgotten about the bumblebee! I bet my DGSs will like it even though they're a bit big for it. Kathy, you have to make sure Blondie hears your lovely sunshine song. I've never heard it and LOVED it! What a truly great song. I'm going to be singing it all day.

Sandy Navas
September 22nd, 2013, 12:04 PM
The first thing that came to mind:

The Night-Owl and the Pussy-Cat
By Edward Lear (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/edward-lear) I
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

II
Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-Tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

III
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

K. McEuen
September 22nd, 2013, 01:45 PM
I'm thinking more along the lines of the old tongue twisters ...

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy,
Was he?

or

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood? (jeez, that one is even hard to type!)

Divine Daisy
September 22nd, 2013, 02:02 PM
I used to sing an old Vaudeville song to my babies

It went :

Oh my Antonio, he's gone away
Left me on my ownio, oh my Antonio
And when I see Antonio and his new sweetheart
UP will go Antonio and his ice cream cart.

My Aunty Lizzie used to sing it to me and throw me up in the air on the 'UP' :)

OH OH ANTONIO.mov - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il0fCMW74ZA)

Another ones she used to sing were :

Our wee school's the best wee school
It's made of bricks and plaster.
The only thing that's wrong with it is
The baldy headed master.
He goes to the pub on Saturday
He goes to church on Sunday
To pray to God to give him strength
To murder the wee uns on Monday.

and

Katy Beardy's wooden leg
Kicked the bairns oot of bed
All the fleas ran up her leg
Dance Katy Beardy


The Corries --- Medley Of Kid's Songs (Comedy) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeQQb7A1K7k)

auntiemern
September 22nd, 2013, 02:48 PM
Don't know why Sandy, but this one made me cry. Must gonna be one of those days.
The first thing that came to mind:

The Night-Owl and the Pussy-Cat
By Edward Lear (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/edward-lear) I
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

II
Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-Tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

III
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
Please don't take
My sunshine away.

I love you
A bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck
And a hug around the neck
Hug around the neck
A barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap
And I'm talkin' in my sleep
About you, about you
I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck I do.

I sang these to my DD and all of my grand kids when putting them to sleep.

bakermom
September 22nd, 2013, 05:25 PM
Wow, these bring back a lot of memories. My folks sang/told a lot of these verses to us as kids.

MayinJerset
September 22nd, 2013, 10:31 PM
Wasn't able to get online last night, I was too busy trying to get into a high bed at the motel we were staying at. Just had to add my 2 cents to this one.

This time of the year I always remember this nursery rhyme. Every time I sing it my family rolls their eyes, don't know why as it's a cute little poem.

Oh, a big pumpkin grew on a green pumpkin vine,
It was round. it was fat, it was yellow.
No silly Jack O' Lantern will I make said he,
I'm determined that I'll be a useful fellow.
For the glory of the turkey is the drumstick
but the glory of the pumpkin is the pie.

Ginny B
September 22nd, 2013, 10:43 PM
Wow, these songs and rhymes are sure bringing back memories. My grandfather always sang "You Are My Sunshine" to me and the Jack Be Nimble rhyme brought back a visual of a lamp we used to have when I was pretty young. It was more of a night light I suppose because I don't remember it being very bright. The heat from the lightbulb would make the shade (which basically covered the whole lamp) turn and there were scenes from this nursery rhyme on it. I remember the picture of the cow jumping over the moon and the dish and spoon hand in hand.

Hulamoon
September 22nd, 2013, 11:17 PM
I have a book of poems by Eugene Field. Here is a sewing one...

Grandma's Prayer

I pray that, risen from the dead,
I may in glory stand----
A crown, perhaps, upon my head,
But a needle in my hand.

I've never learned to sing or play.
So let no harp be mine;
From birth unto my dying day.
Plain sewing's been my line.

Therefore, accustomed to the end
To plying useful stitches,
I'll be content if asked to mend
The little angel's breeches.

Miss Sheri
September 23rd, 2013, 12:28 AM
The Skunk sat on a stump
and thunk the stump stunk,
but the stump
thunk the skunk stunk!

(go ahead, you know you want to try it fast) :icon_heh:

bkthomas
September 23rd, 2013, 12:39 AM
Almost time for a new Night Owl thread and this one's still going!!! Cool Beans!

cyndiofthevortex
September 23rd, 2013, 01:35 AM
I am still singing "Let the Sunshine In," Kathy! I love it.

auntiemern
September 23rd, 2013, 01:59 AM
Ahhh. Tongue twisters.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, a peck of pickled peppers, Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where's the peck of pickled peppers, Peter Piper picked. Now I can say that on really fast, lol.
We grew up doing these, and my mom singing old songs to us. I know all the words to Chattanooga Choo Choo, Elmers Tune, and several more. Can close my eyes, and see Mom and us 3 older girls singing these while she was standing at the ironing board. Dang, I miss being little sometimes. When life was simple, and the only thing you had to worry about was being home in time for dinner.