Thursday, May 8, 2008

Musical Possibilities

Each week at Family Home Evening, we sing an opening and closing song and if I had a pair of shoes for every time "Once There Was a Snowman" was requested, I'd have to have an extra house just for footwear.

"Once There Was a Snowman" is a fine song: it gets the kids moving and they really love it. After a while, though, it does tend to wear on the nerves.

Not that my kids don't try to mix it up. Ethan has creatively altered the verses so the snowman melts in the first verse and grows in the second verse. He's a clever kid, what can I say.

On Monday we found ourselves in Deseret Book in the University Mall in Orem. Robert wanted some church music, but since we don't live in the hub of all things Mormon, we were seriously clueless about what was what. Robert ended up selecting a CD of kids songs by an a capella group called Inside Out and decided to buy it.

There is a nice assortment of variations on the Snowman Song which Robert, Ethan and I found both enjoyable AND hilarious. Most kids will not get all the musical references, but that doesn't stop them from laughing anyway.

If I did this right, you should be able to click on the title of this post (Musical Posibilities) to hear the songs for yourself. My personal favorite is "First You Were Tall." Forty points to the first person who comments with the musical reference. I'd give you a hint, but I think that would make it too easy for Betsy.

(Right now I'm only able to get one song to play by clicking the post title, but, maybe this will work...Click here to go to my file with all the songs. Click on the little blue speaker and then you can open an audio file for each song. They are all very short.)


Stephanie F. said...

We love that CD too. I love their version of Give Said the Little Stream :)

Heather said...

Hmmm...I can't figure out how to listen to it, but you've peaked my curiosity. Maybe you can bring the CD on Sunday! :) Another favor--could you bring those Twilight books you mentioned about 2 months ago? :) I'm going to be done with the book I have now, and I'm on a "reading roll," so I'd like to keep it up. See you soon!

melziemom04 said...

The other day, for some random reason, I started singing the "snowman" song. My daughter said, "Mom, what song is that?" I didn't realize I was opening a can of worms! :) I'll have to check out that CD.

Betty Grace said...

Funny. As I was reading your post I was trying to figure out how to send you the Inside Out version and then realized that is what you were posting about. :)

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