What songs do/did you sing to your kids at bedtime?
Twinkle twinkle little star
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Someone’s in the kitchen with Dynah
Sherry Baby by Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons (but with the appropriate name included)
Eternal Flame by the Bangles
The trad ones were contributed by Mrs Grips, the last two were mine.Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Granddaughter gets a mixture of;
Big A little a – Crass.
Work Rest Play Die – The Subhumans.
Jacques Coustaeu Loves Anchovies – Here & Now.
Strawberries – Blyth Power.
All very jolly tunes, I’m sure you’ll agree.
She’s only four months old so she can’t complain about it yet.
😀Posted 4 years ago
I’ve sung the mockingbird song too but I only know the first two or three things so I start making them up. Making up the gifts isn’t that hard, but finding something you can fit both it and its actions into the required number of syllables is. And rhyming is impossible.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Hop little bunnies.
See the bunnies sleeping till it’s nearly noon
Shall we wake them with a merry tune?
They`re so still, are they ill?
Wake up little bunnies!
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop and……….stop
This was a ‘time to go up to bed’ song rather than ‘at the bedside’ and it became a bit of a headache actually. Because anyone present, including grandparents, had to lie on the floor and then leap into action as per the song, which then further became refined by the gap between the last hop and stop being of my daughter’s choosing. So sometimes longer than a progrock guitar solo, which was often beyond the hopping capabilities of an arthritic septuagenarian.
Great days….in hindsight. Don’t wish them away, you’ll miss them when they’re growed up.Posted 4 years agoTiger6791Subscriber
The sirens are screaming in the fires of hellPosted 4 years ago
and we’re down in the valley tonight
There’s a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye
And a blade shining oh so bright
There’s evil in the air and there’s thunder in the sky
And a killer’s on the bloodshot streets
And down in the tunnel where the deadly are rising
I swear I saw a young boy
Down in the gutter
He was starting to foam in the heat ……yunkiMember
Go to sleep my baby
What’s going on ( Marvin Gaye’s and Three Non Blonde’s version)
1 little 2 little 3 little numbers
My sister used to lull her firstborn to sleep with ICP’s Boogie Woogie WooPosted 4 years ago
I’m liking the little lord Geoffrey idea above. We negated the same problem with our kids in time honoured Exeter tradition of telling them that ‘the little lord Jesus woke up and he said – WE HATE ARGYLE’adjustablewenchMember
@fruitbat – brilliant choice we sometimes sing jollity farm, and play lots of the other tracks of donut in grannies greenhouse.
Another favourite to sing is the monty python meaning of life song –
“Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving and revolving at 900 miles and hour
its orbiting a 90 miles a second so it’s reckoned, a sun which is the source of all our power”
(May not be word perfect as the words have been going round my head for many years!)
Other odd songs we sing are from the album ‘an evening wasted with tom lehrer’, singing poisoning pigeons in the park may not be PC but its v funny. My 10 year old wants to be able to sing the whole of the elements song – he’s a way off acheiving that yet. I suppose I have my dad to that for these as he used to play them to my brother and I, weird old hippy bending out brains!Posted 4 years agoampthillSubscriber
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for by U2 and Whose That Girl by the Eurythimics.
Sadly both kids are now teenagers and more musical than me.They can sing most things beautifully. But sadly when they sing these 2 they reproduce all my pitch errors perfectly. Last heard last night while he was trying to figure out how to play it on the guitarPosted 4 years ago
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