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LIttle Miss Pretty
Posted by: joseph torelli (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: June 02, 2003 04:37PM

A bit of explanation: I made these lyrics up out of desperation many years ago while trying to comfort my 15-month old daughter, Michele. She was having a terrible time with a viral infection and this silly little song seemed to have a magical effect on her, quieting her struggle for brief periods. Over the years, she urged me to write the words down, something which I promised her I would do but never quite got around to doing. I was reminded of the promise once again, yesterday, while quietly observing Michele from across a crowded room. For no apparent reason, the song just popped into my head. I accept that as a sign that it is now time to keep my promise.

By the way, the chorus can be sung to the tune of “Popeye The Sailor Man” (for those of you old enough to remember that). For you others out there, and for the two non-chorus stanzas, you’ll have to come up with your own melody, just as I did so many years ago.

Little Miss Pretty
(A Silly Song For Sweet Michele)

Stanza 1:

Little Miss Pretty went to the city
To see what she could see.
When she got there, she saw an old bear,
Singing ditties about the sea.

Chorus:

Oh-Ho! I’m a sailor bear, who’s sailed nearly everywhere;
Tomorrow or sooner, I’ll hop in my schooner,
And sail for Trafalgar Square.

Oh-Ho! I’m a sailor bear, and whether it’s rainy or fair,
I sail by the breeze on all seven seas,
In search of adventure there.

Stanza 2:

When Little Miss Pretty returned from the city,
They asked, “What did you see?”
She told of the bear in his old captain’s chair,
Singing ditties about the sea.

Chorus:

Oh-Ho! He’s a sailor bear, who’s sailed nearly everywhere,
Tomorrow or sooner, he’ll hop in his schooner,
And sail for Trafalgar Square.

Oh-Ho! He’s a sailor bear, and whether it’s rainy or fair,
He sails by the breeze on all seven seas,
In search of adventure there.


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Re: LIttle Miss Pretty
Posted by: Gwydion (209.53.139.---)
Date: June 02, 2003 05:24PM


"I was reminded of the promise once again, yesterday, while quietly observing Michele from across a crowded room. For no apparent reason, the song just popped into my head. I accept that as a sign that it is now time to keep my promise."

thats beautiful! your a good daddy.

and your silly little dittie rocks! i loved popeye...


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)


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Re: LIttle Miss Pretty
Posted by: Zoe (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: June 03, 2003 08:28AM

BUMP!


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Re: LIttle Miss Pretty
Posted by: Zoe (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: June 03, 2003 08:29AM

Pwitty poem.

Zoe


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