Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Look Out TRL

While Row-Row-Row Your Boat has remained the No. 1 song for oh, say ... the last year, it has fallen to the No. 2 slot.
Replaced by a tiny bird.
A cuckoo bird.
While drifting off to sleep, Jackson would request "row-row?"
But a few weeks ago he started asking for "cuckoo?"
I am not aware of any cuckoo song.
I thought maybe hickory-dickory?
No.
I asked school.
Nothing.
"Cuckoo?"
"You want a cuckoo song?
"Cuckoo?"
"Uh...ok.....well."
I know how deeply in-love Jackson is with my parent's cuckoo clock.
So, thinking fast on my feet, I made up a cuckoo song.
It has become a major staple in the house and is requested multiple times throughout the day.
And always asked for just before drifting off to sleep.

So I thought I would post the silly lyrics.
Also, he loves it so much he has memorized parts and will sing along a tiny bit. As his lids get so heavy and he is barely awake, he'll whisper the cuckoo chorus. And he loves to repeat the last words, like "gate" and "bell" in the middle of the song.
It kills me every time.

Title: Cuckoo
Lyrics:
Granddaddy’s got a cuckoo clock, with a silly bird
Every hour on the hour, it says a silly word
Calling Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Cuckoo
1, 2, 3, and 4
Little bird at the door
Calling Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Cuckoo
5, 6, 7, and 8
Tiny bird at the gate
Calling Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Cuckoo
9, 10,11, and 12
Little bird - just like a bell
Calling Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Cuckoo

1 comment:

Sylvie said...

I would like video of a performance please. Just so I can hear the tune. I love the lyrics and I would also love to hear the cuckoo boy chiming in!