Friday, October 1, 2010

The Association "Windy"

In the last week or so, I’ve written about kids learning songs that aren’t really kids songs, and I’ve written about pets.

And those two thoughts led me to Windy.

There was a frog in the woodpile. And my 6 year old sister Amy considered it her pet.

She’d catch it in a shoebox, play with it for awhile, and then let it go. Mostly, because Mom didn’t want her bringing a frog into her bedroom.

She named it Windy, because she liked the song.

And we’d sing, “And Windy has bulgy eyes, and windy has wings to fly, up on high.”

What makes a kid attach to a song, that is not really meant as a kids song?

I get why a kid loves “Yellow Submarine” or “Who Let The Dogs Out.”

But why “Windy”?

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