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Beth Whitney

Love it!

We like to sing "Good morning, God, this is your day, I am Your child, Show me Your way (and then shout "show me Your way") My middle daughter learned it at BSF, and it has stuck around.

My little one (2 1/2) likes to sing too, and made up a song about dinner the other night-"calzones, calzones, calzones everywhere" (repeat as often as you wish) No one ever sang over my cooking before!

miss chris

Bullfrogs and Butterflies, have both been born again!

Joanne, some guy was selling these records door to door when I was 5. My mom bought one and I spent HOURS learning the lyrics, with the colorfully illustrated record sleeve, sitting in a corner next to the stereo system...

Thanks for that trip down memory lane! xoxo


We used to sing Zipity Do Dah (which I think is from Disney's Song of the South) when I was in nursery school:

Zipity Do Dah, Zipity A
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zipity Do Dah, Zipity A

Mr Bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actual, everything is satisfactual
Zipity Do Dah, Zipity A
Wonderful Feeling, wonderful day!

Does your family ever do sung grace before meals? We always sang grace at my YMCA summer camp including O What A Beautiful Morning, Morning Has Broken, Johnny Appleseed, In Back of the Bread, etc.

Amy @ By His Grace

My mom used to say "Rise and Shine" and flip on the lights growing up...I so wished we had a cute song instead!


My mom used to sing the song from Oklahoma ALL THE TIME!!! I doesn't bother me now, but I remember it being pretty annoying at the time! (But I think most anything your parents do is annoying when you're 13.)

Holly Smith

We have a couple:

Good morning to you!
Good morning to you!
We're all in our places
with sunshine-y faces.
Oh this is the way
to start a new day.

Then there's this one I learned at camp:
It's a happy day! And I thank God for the weather. It's a happy day and I'm livin it for my Lord. It's a happy day! Things are gonna get better, living each day by the promises in God's Word.

Then there's Chris' favorite:

Oh! how I hate to get up in the morning,
Oh! how I’d love to remain in bed;
For the hardest blow of all, is to hear the bugler call;
You’ve got to get up, you’ve got to get up
You’ve got to get up this morning!
Some day I’m going to murder the bugler,
Some day they’re going to find him dead;
I’ll amputate his reveille, and step upon it heavily,
And spend the rest of my life in bed.


oh man, i just teared up reading that...happy tears. i grew up with those songs too! (i had actually forgotten about a few of them)


OH MY GOSSH!! Bullfrogs and butterlies! They must be born again!!!!

What memories!!


Oh, I love the good morning song from Bullfrogs and Butterflies...I used to sing it to my roommate in college every once in a while. ;)

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