February 08, 2006
A Little Learning Is A Dangerous Thing
The eldest Llama-ette and her best friend have been studiously researching Germany for "Thinking Day" at St. Marie of the Blessed Educational Method. In her studies, she stumbled across "Der frÃ¶hliche Wanderer" ("The Happy Wanderer"), the song with the chorus that goes:
Valderi! Valdera ha ha ha ha ha haa!
Of course, she immediately taught this song to her sisters and all three have been belting it out with vigor. Now I can't get the damned thing out of my head. How about you?
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Posted by Robert at February 8, 2006 10:16 AM
That was just evil.
Very well, I shall not shrink from this challange. Meet you in battle I shall.
Rupert, get my Veggie Tales CD's. We are at war.
I had three younger sisters who used to play the soundtrack to The Sound of Music over and over and over, and thought it was adorable to sing toe-tapping classics like "The Lonely Goatherd" (to say nothing of "I Have Confidence in Me"). To quote another popular songster, "You can't show me any kind of hell that I don't know already."
Ha ha ha...it could be worse. You could have to listen to LazyTown or Dora all day.
Or DragonTales.... *shudder*
I've got scars from all of those. Dragon Tales isn't so bad if you imagine Ord's voice being done by Barney Gumble from The Simpsons.
My mother always regretted teaching us "Domenique." We used to run around singing only the first bit -- "Dome-nique-nique-nique."
The annoying song from my childhood was:
FrÃ¨re Jacques, FrÃ¨re Jacques,
Dormez vous? Dormez vous?
Sonnez les matines, Sonnez les matines
Ding Ding Dong, Ding Ding Dong
Heavy on the ding ding dong part, of course :)
Then there's "The Wheels on the Bus".
That one's grounds for murder.
I would gladly trade something authentically ethnic and melodic for the infamous "Peanut Butter Jelly Song" with the dancing banana. There is nothing more horrific than an entire kindergarten class rapping.
I took German in high school and was a German major in college. We used to sing that song. Thanks a bundle for sticking that back into my head! Not.
Huh, we always sang "Goober Peas" when I was a kid. I don't know why.
Hoisted by my own petard. I now have "Dome-nique-nique-nique" stuck in my head.
I worked as a summer camp counselor for four years. One of the quirks of this camp was that the staff sang the entire time we served meals. Volume was appreciated.
Let me further clarify this. This was a Boy Scout camp, and 95% of the staff was male. In most cases, these were people who could not carry a tune in a bucket.
I have damned near perfect pitch.
So... four years of summer camp. What did that net me?
Well, in my case, EARWORMS DON'T BOTHER ME ANYMORE! Seriously, there's nothing that I can get stuck in my head that I can't drive out with some other more acceptible song. Furthermore, I can ignore an obnoxious and repetetive song *even while singing it.*
I dream of the day that some child tries to annoy me by singing a song over and over. Because I've got the big guns, baby.
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