Quirky /old-fashioned songs to sing to LO - suggestions please!

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  1. hinkybinky

    hinkybinky Mum of 2

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    So I'm thoroughly sick of Baa Baa Black Sheep and the Grand Old Duke of York and lately I've been singing some funny old songs to LO. So far I've racked up:
    - Teddy bears' picnic
    - I do like to be beside the seaside
    - I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts
    - A you're adorable, B you're so beautiful etc
    - Henery the Eight I am (scraping the barrel a bit here)
    - Why am I always the bridesmaid (ditto)

    I even did a bit of a Cockney medely with My old man, Let's all go down the Strand, and All the nice girls love a sailor... before I thought enough is enough.

    Has anyone else resorted to singing the old classics :)haha:). Suggestions gratefully received! Otherwise it might be Chas n Dave time :blush:

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    tu123 Well-Known Member

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    Incy wincy spider
    Hickory dickory dock
    Rain, rain go away
    Ring o ring o roses
    Old McDonald

    I downloaded 250 song album of oldies from Spotify for a £1. :thumbup:
     
  3. KatelynsMummy

    KatelynsMummy Mummy to Katelyn!

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    There once was a man called Michael Finnagan... That's our favourite, the whole house sings it at the top of our lungs... :rofl:
     
  4. whoops

    whoops Just me and my LO

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    Row, row, row your boat
    Twinkle, twinkle little star
    Three Blind Mice
    Wind the Bobbin Up

    And, eh,
    We're the Blackberry Boys :haha:
     
  5. hinkybinky

    hinkybinky Mum of 2

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    Oooh, I love that one! Are there more verses to that? I only know the first annoying one.
     
  6. hinkybinky

    hinkybinky Mum of 2

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    See, these are the ones we sing all the time, and at rhyme time, and on cbeebies, and on his CD. I have them in my head all day as well :wacko:


    Sorry, what??!
     
  7. KatelynsMummy

    KatelynsMummy Mummy to Katelyn!

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    There was an old man named Michael Finnegan,
    He had whiskers on his chinnegan,
    The wind came out out and blew them in again,
    Poor old Michael Finnegan,
    Begin again.

    There was an old man named Michael Finnegan,
    He went fishing with a pinnegan,
    Caught a fish and dropped it in again,
    Poor old Michael Finnegan,
    Begin again.

    There was an old man named Michael Finnegan,
    He grew fat and then grew thin again,
    Then he died and had to begin again,
    Poor old Michael Finnegan,
    Begin again.
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  8. hinkybinky

    hinkybinky Mum of 2

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    Excellent, thank you!
     
  9. KatelynsMummy

    KatelynsMummy Mummy to Katelyn!

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    Your welcome, we're addicted to that song :rofl:
     
  10. pinkie77

    pinkie77 Mum of four!

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    Mairzy doats, that's my fave and makes Fi giggle. Dingle dangle scarecrow and pop goes the weasel get a good response too

    She's a bit spoilt atm though as my big girls are rehersing a school production of the lion king so she gets all the songs from that! They think she makes a great audience lol
     
  11. whoops

    whoops Just me and my LO

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    It's from a Vodafone ad that was on around the time LO was born - it was the only song I could remember for ages :haha:

    Here!
     
  12. Katt

    Katt Well-Known Member

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    With the tune to we wish you a merry Christmas - Well (lo's name) she's a funny un, got a face like a pickled onion, got a nose like a squashed tomato and eyes like green peas.
     
  13. KatelynsMummy

    KatelynsMummy Mummy to Katelyn!

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    Oh, we also sing..
    There was a woman that swallowed a fly, we dont know why she swallowed a fly, perhap's she'll die..
    Goes on for ages, but keeps all the nephews entertained :haha: :flower:
     
  14. hinkybinky

    hinkybinky Mum of 2

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    Ooh, remember those from my childhood! Aw bless her :)
     
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    hinkybinky Mum of 2

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    Haha, we used to sing a version of this too! Love it!
     
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    Natsku Well-Known Member

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    I sing round the mulberry bush and change the verses to whatever we're doing at the time e.g.
    This is the way we change our bum, change our bum, change our bum, this is the way we change our bum (and then I change it from cold and frosty morning now its summer) on a hot and grumpy morning
     
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    pinkie77 Mum of four!

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    Phoebe has her own song too, it goes "I'm a little Phoebe small and cute, fill me up and watch me puke" to the tune of I'm a little teapot. 14yo dd came up with that one :dohh::haha:
     
  18. KatelynsMummy

    KatelynsMummy Mummy to Katelyn!

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    Thats brilliant! :rofl:
     
  19. pandacub

    pandacub Proud mummy to Jacob

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    ah, we love there was an old lady that swallowed a fly :)
    i also like
    the house that jack built (but its so long, i usually get annoyed by it)
    ride a cock-horse to bunbury cross
    sing a song of sixpence
    ning nang nong
    and i know its not really a song, but i like singing the owl and the pussy cat
     
  20. hinkybinky

    hinkybinky Mum of 2

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    Lovely suggestions. I do the Owl and the Pussycat, it almost gets me a bit emotional at the end though!

    Oh we also do I went to the animal fair. Love that one.
     

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