Monday, March 10, 2008

Just a question today.....


Because I am otherwise absorbed today, following up on some of your wonderful suggestions (and all of them were good... thanks :), I am going to ask a question instead of writing a long post.

What song would you sing to your newborn child?

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30 comments:

Amy Y said...

When I was pregnant, I sang whatever I was listening to on the radio... When my boys were little, I sang "You are my Sunshine".

slouching mom said...

Joni Mitchell's Circle Game, Chelsea Morning, or Both Sides Now.

liv said...

i sang what i sang to them in utero:

baby beluga by raffi
closer to you by the carpenters
colors of the wind from mulan

Maithri said...

Love me tender ;) or cant help falling in love...

In fact just love songs... a thousand love songs...

Love to you, M

Rima said...

I have always sung a song my mother made up for me when I was a baby, which she took from a few lines in a favorite storybook of ours. It roughly translates to:

"May the sun always shine,
And the sky be bright;
May mothers always smile
And may I always Be."

It's quite simple, but it means the world to me.

Aliki2006 said...

I too sang a song I made up--words to the tune of Brahms' lullaby.

Night to day, day to night,
watch the moon and the stars come out
to shine, oh so bright
on your sweet sleeping face.

Sleep, baby, sleep, safe in Mama's warm arms,
Sleep, baby sleep, Mama holds you so tight.

Stephanie said...

I sang hymns. And -

I love you
a bushel and a peck
a bushel and a peck
and a hug around the neck.

It's what my grandmother sang to me.

Julie Pippert said...

Tons of songs.

But I was stuck on Paper Moon for Patience.

It seems...prophetic or telling or something, now.

flutter said...

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

meno said...

i sang anything and everything. It's the voice that's important, not the song.

jen said...

i sang Favorite Things a lot. We sang Oooh Child, some Joni.

Janet said...

I sang lots of songs but the one that was steadfast for all three was 'Til There Was You by the Beatles.

There were bells on a hill
But I never heard them ringing
No I never heard them at all
'Til there was you


etc.
etc.

MsLittlePea said...

I was going to say a "bushel and a peck" too! My grandma sang that to me too. I also liked, "Here's comes Peter Cotton Tail." Doesn't have to be Easter for that little song in my book.

Susanne said...

I sang Bobby McFerrin's "Sightless Bird", my son didn't appreciate it though. Interestingly it was my husband who sang to our son the most. He made up songs. Very sweet.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I made up a song for each of them and sang it to them, along with whatever else I felt like singing. But the made-up ones were their earliest soundtracks.

niobe said...

I can't sing. I'd probably recite poems instead.

hele said...

I'll sing about the moonlight on a grass field, filled with small silver and gold moths.

wheelsonthebus said...

For some reason, with both kids, the only song I could remember all the words to was the theme to WKRP in Cincinnati.

Catherine said...

I made up songs for my newborn...they were precious to me, like he was...but not worth sharing. :)

painted maypole said...

i sang to MQ all the time when she was a baby. some favorites for calming were:
Borning Cry
I love You Lord
Anthem (from the musical Chess)
Braham's Lullaby
Sweet Baby James

SUEB0B said...

There's a little Quaker song:
Be like a bird
Who, halting in her flight
Feel a limb too slight
Give way beneath her
Yet sings SINGS
Knowing she has wings
Sings SINGS
Knowing she has wings

Angela said...

Mama's gonna buy you a mocking bird. Not sure if that's the name, but you know the one I mean?

Mariposa said...

Yummy would sing Annie's Song if we have a daughter... ;)

You don't know where you've brought me with this question Chani!

Casdok said...

Phil Collins Groovy Kind of love was No 1 when my son was born, so i sang it all the time!

crazymumma said...

I would make it up as I go along between tears of gratitude.

How mushy is that?

crazymumma said...

and.

what a beautiful question. how unusual.

I love it.

anne said...

My kids had a running list that they began to request as toddlers:
Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
Full Moon Full of Love - K.D. Lang
B-side; 10 x 4; and One Man Guy - Loudon Wainwright III
Crazy - Patsy Cline
So many more!

MarmiteToasty said...

I have no idea why, but I sung this song to my first born son all the time lol

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden?
We'll tell you now of some that we know
Those we miss you'll surely pardon
Daffodils, heart's ease and phlox
Meadowsweet and lady smocks
Gentian, lupin and tall hollyhocks
Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, forget-me-nots
In an English country garden

How many insects come here and go
In an English country garden?
We'll tell you now of some that we know
Those we miss you'll surely pardon
Fireflies, moths and bees
Spiders climbing in the trees
Butterflies drift in the gentle breeze
There are snakes, ants that sting
And other creeping things
In an English country garden

How many songbirds fly to and fro
In an English country garden?
We'll tell you now of some that we know
Those we miss you'll surely pardon
Bobolink, cuckoo and quail
Tanager and cardinal
Bluebird, lark, thrush and nightingale
There is joy in the spring
When the birds begin to sing
In an English country garden

Weird right lol

x

enigma4ever said...

The Song Longer by Dan Fogelberg....and the Beatles, the White Album....over and over....

Tis I. said...

"Our House"