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Minnie Marsh

MINNIE MOTION

BE IT , RIDING ON A TRAIN, A BOAT, OR A BUS

THEY ARE ALL IN MOTION.


A Frog went a Courting

Frog went a courtin' and he did ride, uh-huh
Frog went a courtin' and he did ride, uh-huh
Frog went a courtin' and he did ride
With a sword and a pistol by his side, uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh


He rode right up to Miss Mousie's door, uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousie's door, uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousie's door
Gave three loud raps, and a very big roar, uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

Said Miss Mouse, are you within, uh-huh
Said Miss Mouse, are you within, uh-huh
Said Miss Mouse, are you within
Miss Mousie said, I sit and spin, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh


Took Miss Mousie on his knee, uh-huh
Took Miss Mousie on his knee, uh-huh
Took Miss Mousie on his knee,
Said Miss Mousie, will you marry me, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Without my Uncle Rat's consent, uh-huh
Without my Uncle Rat's consent, uh-huh
Without my Uncle Rat's consent,
I wouldn't marry the President, uh-huh, uh-huh,

Uncle Rat laughed, and he shook his fat sides, uh-huh
Uncle Rat laughed, and he shook his fat sides
To think his niece would be a bride, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Uncle Rat went running downtown, uh-huh
Uncle Rat went running downtown, uh-huh
Uncle Rat went running downtown
To buy his niece a wedding gown, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Where shall the wedding supper be, uh-huh

Where shall the wedding supper be, uh-h
uh
Where shall the wedding supper be

Way down yonder in the hollow tree, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh What shall the wedding supper be, uh-huh What shall the wedding supper be, uh-huh
What shall the wedding supper be
Fried mosquito and a black-eyed pea, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

 First to come in was a flyin' moth, uh-huh
First to come in was a flyin' moth, uh-huh
First to come in was a flyin' moth
She layed out the table cloth, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

  She danced a jig with the cabbage moth.

Next to come in was a juney bug, uh-huh
Next to come in was a juney bug, uh-huh

Next to come in was a juney bug
She brought in the water jug, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

 Next to come in was a bumbly bee, uh-huh
Next to come in was a bumbly bee, uh-huh
Next to come in was a bumbly bee

Sat mosquito on his knee, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Next to come in was a broken back flea, uh-huh
Next to come in was a broken back flea, uh-huh
Next to come in was a broken back flea
Danced a jig with the bumbly bee, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

 Next to come in was a little black tick, uh-huh
Next to come in was a little black tick

She ate so much it made her sick, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-

* * * * * * *

LAUKY ME, WHO AM I?

"But if it be I, as I do hope it be,
I've a little dog at home, and he'll know me ;
If it be I, he'll wag his little tail,
And if it be not I, he'll loudly bark and wail."

Home went the little woman all in the dark,
              Up got the little dog, and he began to bark ;
 He began to bark, so she began to cry
  "Lauk a mercy on me, this is none of I !"




 This is called "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" Enjoy yourselves xx

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No prizes I'm afraid but I'm sure you will have lots of fun writing down the list and trying it out on your friends.
Have Fun, if you want you can play the video whilst your looking.
Hope you get at least 10, there are a few more.






Minnie Marsh

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we
forget that they are already someone today."

Diddilydeedot's Dream-land

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The Baby goes to Boston

L E RWhat does the train say?
Jiggle joggle, jiggle joggle!
What does the train say?
Jiggle joggle jee!
Will the little baby go
riding with the locomo?
Loky moky poky stoky
Smoky choky chee!

Ting! ting! the bells ring,
Jiggle joggle, jiggle joggle!
Ting ting the bells ring,
Jiggle joggle jee!
Ring for joy because we go
Riding in the locomo,
Loky moky poky stoky
Smokey choky chee!

Look! how the trees run,
Jiggle joggle, jiggle joggle!
Each chasing t'other one,
Jiggle joggle jee!
Are they running for to go
Riding with the locomo?
loky moky poky stoky
Smoky choky chee!
Laura E Richards

Over the hills now,
Jiggle joggle, jiggle joggle!
Down through the vale below,
Jiggle joggle jee!
All the cows and horses run,
Crying "Won't you take us on,
Loky moky poky stoky
Smoky choky chee!"

So, so, the miles go,
Jiggle joggle, jiggle joggle!
Now it's fast and now it's slow,
Jiggle joggle jee!
When we're at our journey's end,
Say good-bye to snorting friend,
Loky moky poky stoky
Smoky choky chee!

Another wonderful rhyme from the amazing Laura Richards
 


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"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we
forget that they are already someone today."

Diddilydeedot's Dream-land

WHAT THE TRAIN SANG

By Stephen Southwold

steam train


        Dickie, who is ten, was going away to school for the first time, a long journey of a hundred miles. His daddy saw him safely into the train.

        The guard had promised to keep an eye on him, but after the train started, Dickie looked out of the window and saw that the guard's van was ever so far off down the train.  He wondered how the guard was going to keep an eye on him all that way off, and then he looked up to the ceiling of the carried and noticed the lamp there.

    "I expect," he said to himself, "he comes along the top of the carriage and looks through ever now and then."

      On and on went the train, out into the open country, past green fields in which cows and sheep and horses were steadily munching the grass. Dickie thought what a long way the school was from his home, and he began to feel a little unhappy.

      "It's ever so far," he whispered to himself. And then a queer thing happened. The train began to sing. "Ever so far, ever so far, ever so far," it sang in a most doleful voice.

A tear trickled down Dickie's face and ran into the corner of his mouth. It tasted so salty that it made him think of the splendid times he had had splashing about in the sea only a week ago.  But even that did not stay his tears, down they came faster and faster. He pressed his hot face against the window pane. Then he sat up quickly. A red, tear-stained face was staring at him from outside the carriage.

      "Oh, the baby !" he said, and he laughed. Of course, it was the reflection of himself. But the train must have seen it too, "Oh the baby ! Oh the baby ! Oh the baby ! it sang over and over again, as if it too was laughing.

      Dickie stamped on the floor with his feet. "I won't cry !" he said loudly.

And there was that queer old train again : "I won't cry , I won't cry, I won't cry," as if it would never cease. And sure enough Dickie didn't cry anymore. And in next to no time at all the train had stopped at the school station.

And when Dickie told me this story, he said that he was coming home for the Christmas holidays the train sang all the way, in the most joyous voice, "Home again, home again, home again, home again !"

 "Now however did the train know ?" he asked.

     But I couldn't tell him. Perhaps you can.

Well what did you think of that little story ? I loved it, but I think maybe the younger children will not remember the noise that the big old steam train made as it went over the points and along the tracks.  I should imagine that there are many children who have never been on a real steam train. They were very noisy and because they burnt coal as fuel and not cleaner petrol they did nothing to help the ozone layer.

Oh but children if you ever get the chance to ride on a steam train and to listen to the sound that you could hear if you really listened well. Here is a little rhyme that I wrote a while ago. I think it might be somewhere on this page. when you say it, make it quick and snappy and you will hear what Dickie heard. Pay special notice to the lines ;    "speeding along - singing this song."



The Talking Train

Tickerty - tack, over the track, 

Far, far away, puffing all day,           

Tickerty - too, hurry up do! 

Trains cannot wait,

Must not be late,

Tickerty - tock, nickerty - nock,

Speeding along,

Singing this song,

Tickerty - tackerty,

Tickerty - nackerty,

Tickerty - tackerty.

Tock! Tock! Tock!

Brilliant xxx Diddilydeedot's Dreamland©2008

This is followed by a trip or two on a steam train here in Wales

Hoped to find the canoe but got the Kayak



BETTY BOTTY BOUGHT SOME BUTTER.
tHIS ABOUT THE MOTION OF THE TONGUE WHEN WE SAY A
"TONGUE TWISTER"

Betty Botter had some butter,
"But," she said, "this butter's bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
 it would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter





that would make my batter better."
So she bought a bit of butter,
better than her bitter butter,
and she baked it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So 'twas better Betty Botter
bought a bit of better butter.


steam train

And now for some real Steam Trains. Enjoy.

I don't think that I would ever go over the Aquaduct in a canoe, but Diddily has been on both the train and the canal boat. It does cost rather a lot on the train but the canal boat is really quite cheap and you can get meals on some of the bigger barges. There is a special Thomas the Tank train , great fun for the kids.

There is a small farm/nature trail for Children below the Aquaduct, at Cefn Mawr


For more information about the railway featured in this film please visit
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/
For more information about the producer of this film please visit
http://www.markfound.com

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Our December 2003 trip along the Llangollen Canal foiled only by the British Waterways

refurbishment of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in preparation for its bicentenary.

Richard Turner-Thomas has produced an excellent account of the restoration in his book which can be found at:

www.pontcysyllte.co.uk/

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Hoped to find the canoe but got the Kayak






DO YOU KNOW THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW?
     Red = Richard
 Orange = Of
   
Yellow = York
   
Green = Gave
 
  Blue = Battle
Indigo = In
   
  Violet = Vain.

This 
little rhyme is a brilliant way of remembering
the colours of the rainbow in the right order.

RICHARD  OF YORK GAVE BATTLE IN VAIN

SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU HOO,OOO


Now this really is for you and Mummy to make.

Very, very beautiful and very, very yummy xxx

 Hey! Come and welcome this wonderful new video to
Diddilydeedot's Dream-land
It's from the fabulous *ORIGAMI KIDS*



If you would like this video, just take a trip to
"www.origami.kids.com" and you only need to get the paper
and you are on your way. Below is what you can find on the
www.origami.kids.com

X Hunter / Hunters

X Hunter


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Folding Instructions: To fold the Aircraft you should follow step to step the following sequence. On the Left side of the paper leaf appears before folding and on the right side of the leaf after folding it. The central image indicates you like you have to fold the leaf, after The folding you should click the button 'Next' to see the next step. You have to repeat these steps until you finish folding the Aircraft. With the button 'Back' you will return to the previous step. The button 'Start' takes you to the step 1 and the button 'End' takes you to the last step. Any doubt or suggestion
Make It Here!



How to fly it. Tips and Flight techniques.
* Click Here!


This link will take you to, Origami Kid's. You need to click return to come back. I shall miss you while your gone.


Millions of rain-drops
Have fallen all around;

Raindrops fallingRaindrops fallingRaindrops falling Raindrops fallingRaindrops falling


They have danced on the house-tops,
They have hidden in the ground.
They were liquid-like musicians,
With anything for keys,

Beating tunes upon the windows,
Keeping time upon the trees.

The Kingdom of King and Queen Rumpisulk -
The Kingdom of Laughter.
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Minnie In Motion Presents

NURSE'S SONG

 When the voices of children are heard on the green,
And laughing is heard on the hill,
My heart is at rest within my breast,
And everything else is still.
"Then come home, my children, the sun is gone down,
And the dews of night arise;
Come, come, leave off play, and let us away,
Till the morning appears in the skies."


"No, no, let us play, for it is yet day,
And we cannot go to sleep;
Besides, in the sky the little birds fly,
And the hills are all covered with sheep."
"Well, well, go and play till the light fades away,
And then go home to bed."
The little ones leaped, and shouted, and laughed,
And all the hills echoed.


William Blake



THE ALPHABET SONG BOOK

"LET'S GET SMART,
"
IS A SERIES OF SHORT FILMS SHOWING AND SINGING

"THE SOUNDS OF THE ALPHABET."




Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppercorn
Peter Piper
If  Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppercorn
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?


Peter Piper pecked a piece of pickled peppercorn
If Peter Piper pecked a piece of pickled peppercorn
Where's the piece of pickled peppers Peter Piper pecked?


Answer... Burning his tongue


How much wood would a woodchuck chuckI though a woodchuck was a lumber jack ha ha
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?a real woodchuck xx
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would
 if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
 If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He'd chuck all the wood
That a woodchuck could
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.



lovely aquarium Fresh fried fish,
Fish fresh fried,
 Fried fish fresh,
Fish fried fresh.

wish I had the music though
wish I had the music though


Sister Suzie sewing shirts for soldiers
Such skill at sewing shirts
Our shy young sister Suzie shows
Some soldiers send epistles
Say they'd rather sleep in thistles
Than the saucy, soft short shirts for soldiers Sister Suzie sews

"Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers
Such skill at sewing shirts
Our shy young sister Susie shows! Some soldiers send epistles,
Say they'd sooner sleep in thistles
Than the saucy, soft, short shirts for soldiers sister Susie sews."

wish I had the music thoughwish I had the music thoughwish I had the music though




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Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers
(Hermann E. Darewski and R.P. Weston)

Sister Susie's sewing in the kitchen on a Singer,
There's miles and miles of flannel on the floor and up the stairs,
And father says it's rotten getting mixed up in the cotton
And sitting on the needles that she leaves upon the chairs.
     And should you knock at our street door, Ma whispers "Come inside"
     Then when you ask where Susie is, she says with loving pride:

cho: Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers,
     Such skill at sewing shirts our shy young sister Susie shows!
     Some soldiers send epistles, say they'd rather sleep in thistles
     Than the saucy soft short shirts for soldiers sister Susie sews.

Lots and lots and lots of shirts she sends off to the soldiers,
But sailors won't be jealous when they see them, not at all,
And when we say her stitching will set all the soldiers itching,
She says our soldiers fight best when their backs are 'gainst the wall,
     And little brother Gussie, he who lisps when he says, "Yeth",
     Says, "Where'es the cotton gone from off my kite, oh I can gueth!"

I forgot to tell you that our sister Susie's married,
And when she isn't sewing shirts, she's sewing other things,
Then little sister Molly says, "Oh Susie's bought a dolly,
She's making all the clothes for it with pretty bows and strings."
     Says Susie, "Don't be silly" as she blushes and she sighs,
     Then mother smiles and whispers with a twinkle in her eyes.

Copyright 1914
AC
oct97
Reproduced above are the lyrics to the popular 1914 tongue-twister song Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts, penned by R. P. Weston with music by Herman Darewski. Performed widely, one of its more notable vocalists was Al Jolson, who recorded his take on the song in 1916.  Available here is a version performed by Jack Charman in 1914 (MP3 Format 755kb).



MINNIE  IN  ACTION


Midi: Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

SHE WORE AN ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY
YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI.



She was afraid to come out of the locker,
She was as nervous as she could be,
She was afraid to come out of the locker,
She was afraid that somebody would see.
(Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore!)



It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today!
An itsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the locker she wanted to stay!

(Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more!)



She was afraid to come out in the open,

And so a blanket around her she wore.
She was afraid to come out in the open,
And so she sat bundled up on the shore!

(Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore!)





It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini

That she wore for the first time today!
An itsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the blanket she wanted to stay!

(Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more!)
 
Now she's afraid to come of the water,
And I wonder what she's gonna do.
Now she's afraid to come out of the water,
And the poor little girl's turnin' blue!

(Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore!)

 It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today!
An itsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the water she wanted to stay!

(From the locker to the blanket)
(From the blanket to the shore)
(From the shore to the water)
Guess there isn't any more.


GUESS THERE ISN'T ANY MORE




THE TREE TOAD LOVED A SHE TOAD

A tree toad loved a she-toad
Who lived up in a tree.
He was a two-toed tree toad
 But a three-toed toad was she.
The two-toed tree toad tried to win
 The three-toed she-toad's heart,
For the two-toed tree toad loved the ground
That the three-toed tree toad trod.

But the two-toed tree toad tried in vain.
He couldn't please her whim.
From her tree toad bower
With her three-toed power
The she-toad vetoed him.

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What's a tongue twister? It's a phrase, sentence, or poem that is very difficult to say, and almost impossible to say quickly, without making mistakes as your tongue trips all over itself




Waltzing Matilda

Once a jolly swagman camped beside a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree
And he sang as he sat and waited while his billy boiled
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
                             And he sang as he sat and waited while his billy boiled

Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
Down came a jumpbuck to drink at the billabong
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee
And he sang as he stowed that jumback in his tuckerbag
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
And he sang as he stowed that jumback in his tuckerbag
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Up came the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred
Down came the troopers - one, two, three
"Where's that jolly jumpbuck you've got in your tuckerbag?
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me

Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
"Where's that jolly jumpbuck you've got in your tuckerbag?
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Up jumped the swagman and sprang into the billabong
"You'll never take me alive!", said he
And his ghost may be heard as you pass beside that billabong
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

In those days, in Australia, stealing a sheep was like cattle rustling in the American West.
It was a 'hanging offence.'
To escape that unhappy fate would explain why our swagman chose to drown in the billabong.

Waltzing Matilda


Waltzing Matilda is a poem written in the time of the sheep shearer's strike during the depression, many men were wandering the countryside in search of work.
Australia's most famous poet A. B. (Banjo) Paterson hand wrote a manuscript of the original Waltzing Matilda written 1895 on a trip to Winton, Queensland. He heard the tune played by Miss Macpherson of Dagworth Station. He told her that he could put words to the music which he did for the amusement of the house party. Shortly afterwards the song was performed in public and it is now known around the wor
ld



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