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What a fun day yesterday! I loved reading your comments and suggestions concerning the mystery song playing on the cute Easter/Spring water globe I found recently in Marshalls. I learned something new yesterday, too! Did you know there are apps you can download to your cell phone or iPad that will “listen” to a song that’s playing and will identify it for you? I had no idea! The two mentioned in comments here and on Facebook were Shazaam and SoundHound, in case you are interested in adding them to your App arsenal.
What Song Is It?
Some of the suggestions left on yesterday’s post were:
1. A stylized version of Twinkle, Twinkle Litte Star
2. The ABC song
3. Little Teapot
4. Th Merry Old Land of Oz.
If you listen to those songs and you listen again to the video I made below playing the globe, you can definitely hear parts that sound very much like those songs. But, in the end, it turned out to be a song I had never heard.
There was one song that late in the day became a repeated favorite choice for the answer to the mystery song and I think it may be the correct one. It really does sound like it, plus, it’s a song that’s more in keeping with the spring theme of the globe. Several folks eventually named the song in the comments here on the blog but the very first person to suggest it was Monica S. on Facebook.
Monica wrote, “It’s called ”alle fugler, små de er” in Norwegian.” She said it’s a song about spring and the melody is a German folksong. Monica lives in Norway and said, “It’s a very known song in my ears…I have heard it since childhood.
Is not the internet the most amazing, amazing thing?! I would never have figured this out in a million years!
Monica shared the lyrics, you’ll find those below. When I read the lyrics I thought about how perfect they were for my little spring globe with the Easter bunny inside. The lyrics are all about spring returning and the birdies coming back.
All birds small, they are
now coming back!
Cuckoo and linnet, thrush and starling
sings every day.
Larks cheering up high in the sky
rings spring back anew.
Frost and snow they had to go
we’ve got sunshine and happiness.
As the day wore on, more and more folks who were familiar with the song or had studied German in school came up with the answer, too. A few folks even found another music box on YouTube playing the same song. (Thanks Nanette and Mary!) I hope I’m not leaving anyone out that linked to this music box…trying to give you guys credit!
Nanette said, “That is the German children’s song called “Alle Voegel (or Voegelein) sind schon da” which means something like all the birds or birdies are here already. The title has the word Voegel which is really an “umlaut o” instead of “oe” and means birds.” Wow, you guys are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing all this great information!
You can hear the same song that plays on my water globe playing on an antique German music box in this video titled, Alle Vögel sind schon da
And you can hear the song being sung, complete with sweet birdie pics, in this video:
Thanks again to everyone who left a comment yesterday. Appreciate so much all the help you offered in solving the mystery song.
St. Patrick’s Day is Coming
Remember this St. Patrick’s Day table setting I posted last year? (Tablescape can be viewed here: A St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting)
I’m so excited to report, I’ve managed to keep two of the three Shamrock plants from that table setting alive! This is a miracle folks! Indoor plants never stand a chance in this house. These babies must be really hardy. I did lose one but I’m stunned that two survived in this house for a whole year. They are starting to bloom again, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Does this mean I’ll have lots of good luck this year?
I’ve been hoping for a fluke warm day so I could set a tablescape out on the porch but it doesn’t look like Mother Nature is going to cooperate. So I’m working today on a table setting here in my breakfast room. I’m growing my own little “Shamrock tree” for the centerpiece.
Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings tomorrow!