Saturday, June 13, 2009

What's Going Through My Head

In case you are wondering, my taste runs more toward medieval polyphony, so having this in my head is like walking around banging my skull with a hammer. On the inside.

I raised my kids on Classical music. That made them much smarter, I'm sure, but this is what they go around singing.

Ah, well, at least they know the 50 states.

I think I'll have that banana now.


Let's Learn the 50 States - music sample - © 2006 Smart Kid Publishing, ASCAP


Let's learn the 50 states
You can learn the 50 states
Let's learn the 50 states
You can learn the 50 states
Let's start the song - with A through D
Are you ready? Are you ready?
1, 2, 3...

Alabama and Alaska,
Arizona, Arkansas‰
California, Colorado
Connecticut and that's not all
Where, Oh where is Delaware?
(It's on the East Coast; it was our first state!)
Now you've got the first eight!

Florida's the next state
Then Georgia and Hawaii
Did you know that the next four all start with "I"?
Idaho, (Idaho)
Illinois, (Illinois)
Indiana, (Indiana)
Iowa. (Iowa)
Add 2 K's with Kansas and Kentucky
But just 1 "L"... that Louisiana's lucky

Let's learn the 50 states
You can learn the 50 states

16 states start with "M" or "N"; Maine
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan
If you know the next 4 you get a banana
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana
Half way done and I'm really proud of ya
On to the "N's": Nebraska, Nevada
4 states with "New" forget them you're a dork
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York
North Carolina, North Dakota, let's sing the chorus, here we go-a

Let's learn the 50 states
(East coast and West coast)
You can learn the 50 states
(Across the Midwest)
Let's learn the 50 states
(Down in the South)
You can learn the 50 states
(and way up North)
3 states all start with "O"
Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon way to go!

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Pennsylvania,
Q, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota
Are you getting thirsty and wanna drink a soda?
Just 9 states on the list
Let's do in 3/4 time and you'll get the gist
Tennessee, Texas, Utah
Vermont, Virginia, Washington
3 more "W's" for you to sing
West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Let's learn the 50 states
(Where do you live?)
You can learn the 50 states
(In the USA)
Let's learn the 50 states
(Who are your neighbors?)
You can learn the 50 states
(In the USA)
Let's learn the 50 states
(Where have you been?)
You can learn the 50 states
(In the USA)
Let's learn the 50 states
(Which state is your favorite?)
You can learn the 50 states
50 states!

2 comments:

Tracy said...

Wow, that is very, um, interesting! My son thinks it's great, though, and he's been working on learning his states, so I'm sure I'll be hearing lots more of it. Thanks, Wendy!

Kate in NJ said...

Cool..we'll be singing it soon too..I'm sure.lol