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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Farting The Sound Of Music

Samu's been singing before he could talk. Unlike his big brother, Samu can actually carry a tune. The Air Head, although he has a memorable husky voice, follows a melody sounding like Bob Dylan being birthed by a rhinoceros. It's painful entertainment.

Recently, Samu's been singing "My Favorite Things" from The Sound Of Music. Who knows where he's learning it, the Kindergarten Glee club perhaps. After school programs make kids do the weirdest things.

Naturally, boys can't leave well enough alone. After stamping the tune into their heads, they decided to play with the lyrics and change it to some of their favorite things.

Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens

Became:
Fart, burp and poopies
And boogers and buttocks

The adaptation went on. And on. Rodgers and Hammerstein must be turning in their graves. They should be proud, however - they got my numbskulls to goof off at 3/4 timing. Not an easy time signature.

When they were done bastardizing that song, we moved on to another classic: "Saturday Night," by the Bay City Rollers (there's a trivia question).

I figured it's also a good way to teach them how to spell Saturday.

So I chanted the chorus, "S-A...T-U-R-D-A-Y...NIGHT!"

Then I asked them, "What does that spell?"

"Turd!! No, no, no..Turdy!"

Honestly. I'm not even gonna go there with Aretha.

Bay City Rollers: Saturday Night

10 comments:

  1. Personally, I like your boys' version of My Favorite Things waaay better than the original. I'm pretty sure my version would go something like this:

    Hershey and Nestle
    And pb and jelly,
    The Bachelor and Top Chef
    And all mindless telly,
    Secretly wishing that Hugh Grant were king.
    These are a few of my favorite things!!!!

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    1. Not Bad! You may just have a shot at satirical lyrics - Anything Goes.

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  2. Mikaela have one of these episodes too, she likes ending songs with "lubot" or in English "butt/ass/tushy. But I have to hand it to Samu. I like that the creative lyrics modification is a "group effort". Hahahaha! Spelling really is a bit tricky. I hope these two improve over time.

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    1. As long as they don't graduate to the Brooklyn alphabet: "F'ing A, F'ing B, F'ing C"....

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  3. I like their version better too:)

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    1. Great - you can sing it to Jackson the next time he's in the dentist's chair!

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  4. I'm not sure I'm ever going to hear the Sound of Music the same way!

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  5. Quick, sign them both up for American Idol!

    Here's the link: http://www.americanidol.com

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    1. I would if it were the Gong Show - but thanks for the encouragement!

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