14 January 2009

Name that tune!

At the behest of my wife J-, who conceived this post, I bring you a list of children's songs as identified by my extremely verbal 1-year-old daughter M- (who can sing most of them in their entirety):

• Din Dan Don

• Ants

• Ebbysee's

• My Son

• Weensy Eensy

And finally, the true tiebreaker:

• Tree-Ba's-ful

How many can you recognize? I would be floored if anyone who didn't know her got all six, and very impressed if someone got four.


Anonymous said...

I have an unfair advantage, so I will refrain from taking part in the contest. I am commenting to say happy birthday to M-! you are two now and I love you to pieces!!!

Chris M. said...

1- Frere Jacques
3- The Alphabet Song?
6- Baa Baa Blacksheep

I guess?

Weather Moose

Ali said...

I'm no good at this--my 6 yr old was never a fan of kids songs, or any other song, for that matter. Except the Star Spangled Banner. He sings that ALL the time!

unmitigated me said...

Frere Jacques
Ants Go Marching
Hickory Dickory Dock? That's a flyer..
Itsy Bitsy Spider and
Baa Baa Black Sheep

Ashley D said...

Happy Birthday to M-!!! I miss you all so much! We need to get together soon!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll be upset if at least one of those isn't a Hoops and Yoyo song.

Natalie said...

i agree with all of the others except...number three...mr. sun?

Natalie said...

ooops sorry...i mean song number 4. mr. sun.

Seriously Brenda said...

1- Hickory Dickory Dock
2- Ants Go Marching
4-You Are My Sun Shine
5- Eensy Weensy Spider
6- Frere Jacques


Seriously Brenda said...

Sun Shine? Geez, I need coffee. Sunshine.

Aracely said...

That is exactly how #3 sound around here.

Anonymous said...

We need a video of her singing one of those songs.......

Rikki said...

Frere Jaques
Ants Go Marching
You Are My Sunshine
Itsy Bisty Spider
Baa Baa Black Sheep

Can you tell I care for kids for a living? ;)

Kori said...

I think I know a couple of them but am not sure enough to even guess!

cIII said...

1. "Frère Jacques"
2. "The Ants go Marching"
3. "The ABC song"
4. "Diddle Diddle Dmpling (my son Jon)"
5. "Itsy-Bitsy Spider"
6. "Ba-Ba Blacksheep"

It seems as if M has absconded with the Tater's playlist. Or visa-versa.

Swirl Girl said...

#1 is "are you sleeping ?" frere jacques?
#3 is ABC's
#5 is The Eensy Beensy Spider
#6 is Baa Baa Blacksheep

nonna said...

ok, i think i mighta got tree, i mean three or four of those right. i won't bother guessing, because everybody else has already guessed the ones i knew, but i just wanted to say that i love this post and can't wait for the answers!

oh, how shall i address you? the master of my master? (you do know i am now micro's minion, who is your minion, right??)


Renee said...

I am so mad at myself for not checking earlier, so I could post my answers and look smart. The only one I couldn't figure out was Din Dan Don, because my little girl used to sing, "Dinner Gone" in the place of bells chiming. She's going to look like an idiot in kindergarten, because we're too enamored with her to correct it.

Jenny Grace said...

I'm not reading previous comments, so I'm not cheating:

Frere Jacques

The ants go marching one by one


You are my sunshine

the itsy bitsy spider

baa baa black sheep

beth said...

What do you think about people who cannot think of one?

Anonymous said...

not reading the other comments:
ding dong the witch is dead
the ants go marching
You Are my sunshine
Eensy Weensy Spider
Baa Baa Black Sheep

OK, off to read the other comments.

Anonymous said...

I'm not reading what other people wrote...I think I get most of them, but you got me on "My Son"--is it a song about Jesus or something? Very cute. :)

Leon1234 said...

Hey, how are you doing?

How to Party with an Infant said...

Dude, I rocked this.

LiteralDan said...

Well folks, this competition was way hotter than I ever expected (at the last minute, I turned the last one from Widowmaker to mere Challenge), but still we have one clear winner, and that's cIII with all 6 correct.

Honorable mentions go to Middle Aged Woman, Rikki, & Miss Grace, who got 5 out of 6; and Seriously Mama & wheelsonthebus, who got 4 out of 6.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

LiteralDan said...

As my sister noted above, it was indeed M-'s 2nd birthday, and she already seems to have moved into phase 3 of her plan for world domination.

So, you know, keep an eye out for a traitorous knife to the shin one of these days.

The Microblogologist said...

I am seconding the request for music videos starring the now 2 year old M! And you know you've "made it" when your minions have minions!