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Norah’s Playlist

My toddler has a playlist.  She has, um, strong feelings about her music choices.  And she can get pretty upset when we can’t understand what she’s asking us to play.

I understand.  I used to sing “Rock Me on the Desk” and I can’t tell you how many church hymns I had wrong–“Lead on O Kinky Turtle” for example.  I’ve had a fun (and occasionally frustrating) time understanding Norah’s car ride song requests.  Here is a sampling.  Betcha you can’t figure them out either.   

“East Dream”  or the “Clap, Clap Song”


“The Lucy Song”

“Sweet Song”

“Oh Grayson” (she has a cousin named Grayson)



“Boats are with Us”

7 responses »

  1. Notice there are two Cat Stevens songs on the list. She adores this man. I think it is my fault. In the early days of breastfeeding, Scott was trying to help me relax, so he would play Cat on vinyl in the nursery while I nursed. I guess it imprinted.

  2. Despite knowing your feelings on Southern Gospel…

    In the song “The King is Coming”, there’s a line “regal robes are now unfolding.” I was painfully too old when someone told me that it wasn’t “wrinkled robes are now unfolding”. Like, I don’t know, 23 years old…Those first impressions stick with you! 🙂

  3. Norah has pretty sweet musical taste! 🙂

  4. Also – there is no shame in adoring Cat Stevens! 🙂

  5. LOL. This is one of your cutest posts. It reminds me of when I was a kid, and we’d sing Gloria Patri in church. For years I sang “As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, BORN WITH A HEN, amen, amen.” That one part just happened to be high-pitched and hard to understand. It continued even after I learned to read because we never read it; everyone had it memorized and it wasn’t printed. Finally I questioned how much sense those words made and my mom told me it was “world without end.”

    Oh, and Jordan apparently used to sing “Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life’s a butter bean.”

    And we can’t forget “God shed his grapes on thee.”

  6. When I showed Norah the David Crowder clip, she asked if he was a girl.

  7. Did you hear about the breastfeeding incident in the Wal-Mart in Columbia? I’m sure you did, but just in case:

    It happened right after I posted my I-hate-Wal-Mart essay. They always rise to the occasion.


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