Sunday, October 24, 2010

a little (un)holyday music

Every year, in this, my favorite month, I'm reminded of elementary school music class with Ms T. I picture our little selves in the classroom with brown industrial carpet. The bass drum has a picture of Garfield on it. Ms T plays us recordings of Banshee squeals (perhaps there was a song that I just don't remember). Ah, Elementary School, you're one of the reasons it was so difficult to decide homeschooling was best for us. So, I'll be Ms T for Pic. Here's some of what I'm sharing with her:

"H-A-double L-O-W-double E-N Spells Halloween" -- I did not like the video (hence my not embedding it), but I had a hard time finding the song otherwise.

"There Was an Old Woman All Skin and Bones" -- The version I sang looks like Martin Sutton's from February 10, 2007 (scroll down to see it). There is a lot of variety to this song.

"Bette Midler - I Put A Spell On You"
This isn't from elementary school music class, but I have been watching this movie yearly since just after elementary school.

Also, a more grown-up version of the "Skin and Bone" song. (The woman is turning tricks? I'm not sure if his lady is the lonely old woman.) [Don Shearer - "Skin and Bone"]


And, Nevada's birthday falls on Halloween. I also learned "Home Means Nevada" in elementary school and I still sing it to myself often. (Should I admit that? Ah, well, too late.)

"home means nevada w/lyrics" -- I included this video because it looks like something Auntie Peecho and I would have done at this age had we access to this kind of technology. :)


kate said...

I love it all! I think about all of these things as well. We recently borrowed a Raffi CD from the library and it had "The was an Old Woman" on it. I laughed and sang along. Sadly, Mike did not know the song or have the memories of Ms. T's class and so thought I was crazy. It's a daily occurrence in our house, :)

v said...

Ha! I'm right there with you on the craziness thing. (Wow, that was a sorry sentence.)

There's a book _There Was and Old Woman Who Swallowed a Pie_ with a Thanksgiving dinner theme (and, I think a "Happy Thanksgiving" at the end) that absolutely cracks Pic up. It's one of those books we'll finish reading and she'll automatically ask that we read it again.