Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: The Happy Wander


Mom and I thank Hootin Anni for hosting


I love to go a wandering 
Along the mountain track
And as I go, I love to sing
My knapsack on my back

Chorus


I love to wander by the stream
That dances in the sun

So joyously it calls to me
"Come join my happy song!

I wave my hat to all I meet
And they wave back to me
And the blackbirds Hawks call so loud and sweet shrill
From ev'ry green wood tree

High overhead, the skylarks wing,
they never rest at home
But just like me, they love to sing
As o'er the world we roam.
Oh may I go a-wandering
Until the day I die
O, may I always laugh and sing
Beneath God's clear blue sky and glorious fall colors

Photo taken at Leadmine Lake, about two blocks from our
home Fall 2011

Now we invite you to listen to both versions both under
 2 minutes

The one and only Muffets



And an accordion instrumental by Myron Florian of the Lawrence Welk Band



NOW FOR THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN
BLOGVILLE.....ARE YOU READY
MY MOM TOOK ACCORDION LESSONS FOR TWO 
YEARS WHEN SHE WAS A WEE LASS.
She wishes she had continued but alas she lost interest*.
Her one claim to fame was picking out the notes and "Lady of Spain" totally by ear.  (Probably because*)when she played it for her teacher he got very upset...probably because she had not practiced the week's lessons. MOL
Mom isn't very good at following the rules

30 comments:

  1. You sing the chorus very well Madi.

    Cindy

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  2. Madi, you are very good at keeping secrets! Great theme song fur this Thursday, too. Have a happy Thursday. ((HUGS)) from your main mancat, Prancer Pie.

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  3. Very nice, we love that song!!

    wags
    Jazzi and Addi

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  4. Shhhhhhhhhhhhh, we won't tell. Guess what? Mummy doesn't like doing as she is told either. Makes it hard to train our hoomans huh? We love that beautiful autumn picture, isn't that just an amazing place to have nearby :)xx

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  5. Very lovely song Ms. Madi...thanks for sharing! Our mum thinks the accordian would fun to learn, but she's not that great at following the rules either!
    Hugs,
    Bronson, Pepper, and Mum

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  6. Madi fancy your mum learning the accordion. We'd have a real good howl to one if we could. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  7. What a happy song!
    Our mama says you have brought back memories with this song. It was a favorite when she was directing summers camps long ago.

    That's a pretty good secret Madi. Our mama had the same problem with her piano teacher.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  8. After meeting your Mom, I would guess the accordion was just to big for her to handle! Did she have to prop it on a table? Hehe, sorry but she is so little!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  9. Oh now you two have gone and done it!!! I will be [honestly] humming this song all day. I just know it!!!

    And the photos well, you know this already: They're purrrrfect.
    But, wouldn't that be way too big for a 'wee' gal...too big to handle?

    [now that reminds me of a story ---when out dining with my brother and sil - Bud and I took them to a fancy restaurant, and upon grabbing for the pepper grinder on the table [wooden and large...cylindrical], my sister in law said...are you ready for this? She said "I've never handled anything this big!" Needless to say, my mind in the gutter as always, I burst out laughing....disturbed the 'nose in the air' patrons at the next table to be sure....but we HAD a fun night with that comment!!] Okay, now that was sharing with you MY secret. LOLOLOL

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    1. Mom said she should have mentioned that children have smaller accordions. Hers was about 18" long. As you grew you graduated into a larger one finally one the size pictured above.
      Hugs Madi

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    2. ps....18" and you grew it got a bigger size? Oh come on.....don't do this to me!!!!! I promise, I won't add another word about size matters!!! Honest.

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  10. Love that song and the video was so great. Even had a goat in it. Valeree, Oh no, here I go. Love the picture of the leaves on the lake. That is so pretty. You do have pretty leaves up there. Have a great day. We enjoyed the lessons yesterday but Joe is exhausted.

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  11. so now we know why i like your mom, I find it very hard to follow rules, very very very hard. i prefer the muppets and now i will drive bob crazy humming this song... it is one of those catchy tunes that sticks in my head. maybe mom should take up lessons again?

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  12. Moms just don't do rules very well. BOL

    It's nice to wander, Madi, just don't wander too far from the kitchen!

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  13. Ooh, I love accordions! Have your mom play, and I'll howl along in chorus.

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  14. I love that Song!! Maybe your mom could start taking accordion lessons NOW.

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  15. What a fun song, I haven't heard this one in years. It will be stuck in my head all day!
    Love the photos.
    Accordion, an interesting choice for a wee lass to play.
    The Muppets video is hilarious! Love the Muppets!

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  16. ROFL WE VOTE FOR THE MUPPETS VERSION!
    Although, I remember growing up hearing the Lawrence Welk version. :)
    Oh Madi, don't bug Mom! She follows the rules. After all who feeds you
    promptly at breakfast, snack, dinner and snack times?! Huh? Right MOM!! lol

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  17. Rules are for FOOLS!!!!
    That's what I say! Just go with your flow Madi's Mom!

    Kisses,

    Ruby

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  18. Oh, how I loved Myron...funny, I learned the accordion too when I was young - and the first song I learned was Lady of Spain! I wish I still had that one - it was a princess-sized accordion that belonged to my uncle. I loved it...a few years ago I bought another one, but it was the 120 button bass and it was just too heavy and difficult for me! So...anyway, this was a great song for today - brought back tons of memories!

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  19. Madi you have a beautiful voice!
    Have you ever thought of trying out for one of those talent shows?
    I bet you would win..and you could have your Mom play the accordion!

    :)
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

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  20. Too funny, the accordion lessons. I failed bagpipe lessons. I wonder if everyone has a deep, dark, musical secret hidden like a skeleton in the closet.
    K

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  21. That knapsack is getting a workout, Madi! First school...now wandering!! ;)

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  22. Fantastic song! I love that your Mom took accordion lessons! Maybe she could try again?

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  23. Grrrreat song!
    Happy Thursday!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  24. We like the muppet version. Mommies big sister took accordion, but not Mommy. She doesn't follow the rules either.

    Loveys Sasha

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  25. You sang that very well Madi. We could heat you all the way over here.

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  26. Wonderful photo accompaniment to the song Madi! That is so cool that your Mom played the accordion. My Mom's always been fascinated with that instrument. And you and I would get along just grand. I'm not much of a rule follower myself. Rules were made to be bent, stretched and occasionally Broken! ;)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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