Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Motherly Gifts

So, I've decided that since I live in the age of technology and more specifically, the age of garageband, I should avail myself of said technology and make Gideon a cd of favorite songs and lullabyes. I was thinking the other day, when I was singing to Gideon, about how my mother and grandmother used to sing songs to me as a kid and how I wished I remembered all of those songs.

I'm not exactly inexperienced when it comes to doing recording via my computer. When Silas and I were engaged I recorded one of my favorite Josh Ritter songs and he liked it so much he posted it on his blog. You can hear it here.  And if you want to go way back, when I was in highschool I made this. Back when I was enamored with echo effects, clearly. I'm just a tiny bit embarrassed of that last one.

Anyway, I'm not sure when I'll get around to this project, but I'm posting a list of the songs that I know I want to record for Gideon. If I think of more I might do a part 2 to this post. And, I mean, if I ever have a girl there are gonna be some more songs added to this list for sure.

The Dimple Song - My grandmother used to sing this song to me. Such fond memories.
The Lollipop Tree - This is one my mother used to sing to me. She's the only one I've ever heard sing it.
Sons and Daughters - A fun little ditty about a utopia of sorts...
The Blessing Song - I can't find a recording of this song and really it's just a short 4 line song that goes "[NAME], Jesus loves you. [NAME], Jesus cares. [NAME], God has a plan for your life and you know that he'll always be there." I always found it comforting.
Scarborough Fair - Great little Irish lullaby.
This is the Day -This is Gideon's goodmorning song. I sing it when I take him out of his crib in the morning.
Summertime - This is Gideon's goodnight song. I sing it to him when I put him to bed at night.


  1. That is a really great idea Lizzie. Listening to theses songs brings back memories! You should also record the song Grandma used to sing. I think it was called "Skina rinky rinky rink, Skina arinky do! I love you" I don't know if that is what it is really called though.

  2. The Lollipop Tree made you cry! @Joy, that was the theme from the Elephant Show, I think the words are more like "Skinnamarinky-dinky-dink, Skinnamrinky -do, I love you..."


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