Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane - Music

Today for Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane I am posting something I wrote to enter a competition on another blog. We needed to share a favorite musical moment that we have had with our child. It bought back a few memories for me, so I thought I would share it today.
without any further ado,
here is

So, it's Wednesday, and thanks for walking down memory lane with me.If you would like to know more about Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane, click on the link above, join in, or just read other's contributions.

I have been thinking long and hard about what to write. I have been blessed with children that are very talented musically, so it is hard to narrow down any one favorite musical experience with my children. As I have been sorting through the cobwebs of my mind to come up with the "one" experience to share, I started thinking about my first experiences with music. My Mum always sang me songs. I remember sitting on my Mum's lap in front of the fireplace in our kitchen while she sang.......

"There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good
She was very, very good
But when she was bad
She was horrid!"

Another favorite

"Sing a song of sixpence pocket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie
When the pie was open the birds began to sing
Now wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?

The king was in his counting house counting out his money
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden pegging out the clothes
When along came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!"

My all time favorite!

"Goosey goosey gander where shall you wander?
Upstairs and downstairs
In the lady's chamber
There I met an old man who wouldn't say his prayers
So I grabbed him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs!!"

My mother had a beautiful singing voice and I can still remember her singing these songs to me. I cry when I hear "How Great Thou Art" because in my mind I can still hear her singing that beautiful hymn.
I sang these silly songs to my older children and I still sing them to Samuel. I have always sung songs to my children.

"I love Mummy, she loves me.

We love Daddy, yes sirree;

He loves us, and so you see,

We are a happy family.

I love sister, she loves me.

We love brother, yes sirree;

He loves us, and so you see,We are a happy family."

I usually change the words around in this song a little so we use the children's names. With Samuel I made up a silly little song and started to sing it to him in the hospital just after he was born. It settled him down. The lyrics aren't award winning, but the song has stuck!

"I love Sam
He's my man
I love Sam
I love Sam
He's my man
I love Sam"

All this leads me to the moment I want to share. Sam was held a lot when he was little. We had waited so long for him, I didn't want to put him down, I loved the feel of him in my arms. I would sing and sing and sing to him. One evening I was cradling him in front of me and singing his strange little song. Sam wasn't very old and definitely couldn't talk yet, but he started to sing with me cooing and aaahhing. He kept in tune perfectly. We sat there singing for the longest time.

Sam is a little boy of few words, but at home he sings all day. He sings songs from Kindermusik, songs from Sunday School and our families made up songs. We sing at night before going to bed......"Hush little baby, don't make a sound", or, "I am a child of God, and He has sent me here, has given me an earthly home, with parents kind and dear."

There is no "one" favorite musical moment, life is to full of them to choose.

I hope that you enjoyed my walk down memory lane/competition entry. My hubby said that I was cheating using it for both! I told him that a memory was a memory no matter when it was written!

Anyway, if you had the time and the inclination, please pop on over and give my entry a vote. Just click on the below picture. Thank you!!!



Jennifer said...

Oh my...your memory gave me so many good memories of my Mom! So often I hear these silly little songs that I thought she had made up - I never heard them anywhere else except from her....and then years later I hear them and they are an actual song!! She must have known every little diddy out there - and I love them all! What a great walk down memory lane!

Lucy said...

This stirred up memories for me too!

Together We Save said...

Wonderful memories.

Kathryn said...

What sweet memories!

I don't remember my mother singing, tho i know these songs. I think we always heard recordings of them & sang along.

How precious. Thank you for sharing. :)

Lisa said...

That is so sweet! It makes me remember so many of the small but fun things I did when my girls were young. Loved it!

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

great memories! Thanks for sharing :)

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Such sweet memories. I am a fan of music in many shapes and forms as well! I love that you share music with your children...and it sounds like it has blessed they now are gifted musically.

Blessings to you...

Rosie@ Home and Heartwork said...

Little kids love all those little songs. It's such a precious time! It's nice to meet you! God bless!