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The Stroller Song (to the tune of Frosty the Snowman)

Music by Steve Nelson, 1950

Lyrics by Kelley Curry, September 2000


Small baby Julia

Was a very tired girl,

But she would not sleep; she refused to rest

She would rather see the world.


All through the South End

In her stroller she did ride,

Lying very still with her hands in fists

And her big eyes open wide.


Chorus: Bumpedy bump bump bumpedy bump bump

Look at that stroller go

Bumpedy bump bump bumpedy bump bump

Bouncing high and low


Mommy and Daddy

Only wanted what was best.

For Julia to grow up big and strong,

They knew she needed rest.


But nearing exhaustion, 

Julia still refused to sleep,

Though her parents sang and they rocked and begged

And suggested counting sheep


Chorus: Bumpedy bump bump bumpedy bump bump

Look at Julia go.

Bumpedy bump bump bumpedy bump bump

Eyelids start drooping low!


Bridge: There must have been some magic

In those sidewalk bricks so red,

For Julia soon feel fast asleep, 

And then she went home to bed!


Now she’s big girl Julia,

For she grew up big and strong.

But she couldn’t have done it without her sleep,

That’s the moral of this song.





Poem by Kelley Curry, February 2001


Avocado in your eyes

Avocado in your hair

Avocado on your thighs

Avocado everywhere!





Music and lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, November 1968




Pat-a-Cake variation

April 2001


Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man

Bake me a cake as fast as you can

Roll it and pat it and mark it with a “J”

And put it in the oven for Julia today!




Hey, Diddle Diddle

Music by Ann Curry, 1974

Lyrics by Mother Goose, various times over the last four centuries


Julia's grandmother Annie long ago realized that most nursery rhymes have the same meter. This song is sung by alternating choruses of "Hey, Diddle Diddle" with  



Hey, diddle diddle

The cat and the fiddle

The cow jumped over the moon

The little dog laughed to see such sport

And the dish ran away with the spoon


Verses include the following rhymes:

Humpty Dumpty

Old King Cole

Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie

Jack Sprat

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater

Little Miss Muffet

Little Boy Blue

Little Jack Horner

Little Bo Peep

Baa baa, blacksheep