Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Bullfrog Song

When I was a kid my Grandpa Holley would occasionally play a song about a bullfrog on the piano. I always thought it was so funny. I don't know if it was a real song or something he made up, but I loved to hear him sing and play. These days it's the only song I can play by memory on the piano besides "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Chopsticks."

Whenever I put Sylvie in her Jumperoo I like to play next to her on the piano and she always loves it when I play the bullfrog song. She jumps along to the beat with a huge smile on her face.

Today after she was jumping for a little while I tried setting up my phone to capture her on video and to my surprise it worked! She doesn't jump quite as much as usual just because she always gets distracted by my phone, but I think you get the gist. And as a bonus, today you get to hear my angelic singing voice!

The Bullfrog Song

One day I went to Sylvie's* house and Sylvie wasn't home.
I met a bullfrog on the way a playin' his old trombone.
Said I to the bullfrog "How are you?" but not a word he said,
But when I stepped upon his ears I almost killed him dead.

*Original lyrics used the name "Sally"


The Butler Clan said...

love it!

Rachel said...

I think Sylvie has a future in dance!