Monday, November 1, 2010
I grew up listening to LP albums of children's stories...we never had a TV and so I never saw Sleeping Beauty until after I was married and got a VCR for our home movies. The record we had was narrated and sung by Mary Martin and I always remember the song that she sang while the Three Good Fairies were cleaning house without their magic wands - Sing A Smiling Song. It was not included in the movie, for what reason I don't know, but I liked it then and I like it now, especially now that my ironing piles up!! Did you never hear it?
"When you have a busy, busy day
Here is how to turn your work to play
Pick a happy melody and sing along
And sing a smiling song.
When you have a mile of floors to sweep
And a pile of ironing ten feet deep
Here's a way to make the hours seem half as long
Just sing a smiling song.
Turn the corners of your mouth
Up instead of down...
Come on friend and let's pretend
And play that you're a clown!
When you have a million jobs to do
And you think you never will get through
Here's a little recipe that can't go wrong
Just sing a smiling song!"
But I don't have a magic wand to help me with my ironing!!!
So now that I've had my fun on Blogger, I must get to my PILE that's 10 feet deep...