Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Thursday Funny

Bubby received a toy bear from (Great) Aunt Carol for his birthday.  When you press the bear's hand it sings "Anchors Aweigh," and Ford immediately starts be-bopping (he'll even be-bop if you start singing it a cappella, or, heck, if you sing any song at all; pretty much anything and everything makes him be-bop).

Now the term 'be-bop' sounds awkward, because I've typed it too many times.

Anyway, this bear is a big hit in our house.  Lorelei had the song stuck in her head earlier this week, specifically when we were wheeling around Target.  She would constantly (loudly) break out with, "Anchors aweigh, my boys; an-CHORS a-WEIGH!"  It was extremely motivating.

Those are the only words of the song that Lorelei is sure of.  Sydney, on the other hand, has retained more of the lyrics, and my favorite part is when she sings, "Through our last night ashore, drink to the FOAM!"  She has no idea what she's singing about.

Below is the version of the song that our bear sings (there is more than one version):

Anchors Aweigh, my boys,
Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to college joys,
We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night ashore,
Drink to the foam,
All 'round the world it's U.S. Navy forever strong.
U.S. Navy forever strong!
I think the lesson learned here is that you should break out in song whenever the urge strikes you; even when you aren't sure of or don't understand the lyrics.  Why not?
(By the way, even though the bear sings this song throughout the day at our house, this is not the song currently stuck in my head.  The song currently stuck in my head is the theme song from "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" which is extremely catchy.)
Is there a song you can't get out of your head today?

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