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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: every little bird...



  
He rocks in the bird-bath all a day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and a-singin' his song
All the little birds on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin goin' tweet tweet tweet

Rockin' robin (tweet tweet tweet)
Rockin' robin (tweet tweedlee-dee)
Go, rockin' robin 'cause you really gonna rock tonight
  
Every little swallow, every chickadee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flapping them wings sayin' go bird go
[Chorus]

A purty little raven at the bird's first dance
Taught him how to do the bop and it was grand
They started goin' steady and bless my soul
They out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole

 [Chorus]

Photos by Kay Davies, July, 2012, Pender Island, BC
Posted for
Hootin' Anni's musical meme
Thursday Theme  Song
Thanks, Anni!

But just a note about the video: I remember when dancers on TV dressed like that, and when they could jive like that, but I was a bit younger and never managed to get a handle on real 1950s jiving.
And as for slow dancing? My feet were always stompin' on  my partner's feet. To save men's toes, I eventually developed a pretty wicked shimmy for myself in the 70s. I remember going to the Hot Jazz Club in Vancouver with a friend, and when I was shimmying, she said "Oh yes, that's my friend Katie" in reference to a very old song called
"I Wish I Could Shimmy like my Sister Kate"

12 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Love this song Kay, I'm going to be humming it all day tomorrow. I'm like you, I was a little too young to get into the '50s music. The first dance I remember doing was the Twist.

Linda said...

What a fun post today - that was always a fun song to sing and dance to! I sure miss those days of dancing!

Andy said...

I did a lot of rockin' and a-boppin' to that song. I've noticed that robins really do keep themselves very clean.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I am dancing to the lyrics as I sit on the chair....hope I don't break anything and go tumblin' to the floor. LOL

A most wonderful, cheery, great song choice this week, and super fabulous images.

I'll be singin' this most of the day I'm sure.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Fabulous!!!

Lighthousegal said...

I love this song and think of it every time I see he Robins in my yard.
Your bird bath looks to be in a beautiful spot with all the pretty flowers around it, I bet the birds love it!
Happy Thursday!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Definitely a great oldie. Bobby Day was more than a one-hit wonder.

Madi and Mom said...

I love this post and song. Very happy
Hugs
Madi and mom

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I had forgotten this song,but as I read I was reading it to the tune......as for jiving, I had that puppy DOWN...........so loved jiving...........

Leslie said...

what a lovely birdbath and garden! (just popping in to say hello... we've been having some health difficulties and i haven't been online much. hope you are well, yourself...)

Peggy said...

I had forgotten this song too. I will now keep hearing it in my head for the rest of the day--Tweet, tweet. Lovely garden.

Susan said...

giggles, sings, laughs, takes a few steps, looks at your pictures and says "oh, yeah!" Nice stuff!