Name That Tune, What Song is This?

Thanks so much for all the comments and e-mails yesterday about the newsletter, Postcards from the Porch.  When I thought about putting together a newsletter to send out each week, the first thing that popped into my head was, “Ummm, wonder if anyone will be interested?  Will anyone sign up?”   I was just a wee bit worried I’d spend several hours working on something each week that very few folks would ever be reading.

Wowza!  If you could have seen my face yesterday.  I went from worrying if I’d have enough subscribers to “Holy moly, I better get my rear-end in gear and put together a newsletter because folks are signing up!”   Be careful what you wish for! πŸ™‚

I checked a little box asking to be notified via e-mail when there was a new subscriber.  This is how my Inbox looked all day yesterday.  Thank-you for being so supportive!


And this morning I awoke to find this many Dearhearts had subscribed.  I think we have ourselves a newsletter!  I’m happy and a bit skeeered!  It’s always a little scary when we put ourselves out there and try something new, ya know?  But that’s also how we learn and grow.


Thank-you again for being so supportive of this new adventure.  Now I just need to do my part and get busy putting it together!  Things may be a little wonky at first so please be patient while I figure this whole newsletter thingy out.  (If you missed yesterday’s post and would like to sign up for the newsletter, you’ll find the link to sign up here: Postcards from the Porch

Name That Tune!

I need your help solving a mystery today.  Recently, I purchased a sweet, musical snow/water globe.   I never had a snow globe growing up and now, here I am all grown up and enamored with them.  I’m pretty sure I’m going through my 10th childhood.  You know I’m never going to grow up so let’s just be kids, forever.  Deal?

This little snow globe plays the cutest song but I can not place the tune.  So, I wound it up and video taped it so you could hear it.   I just know someone is going to recognize this little ditty.

When I listen to it, I’m suddenly in Jane Austin’s world and ladies in beautiful ball gowns are dancing a minuet.  πŸ™‚   Last night I wound it up alllll the way to see how long it would play.   I was amazed to find it will go a full 3 1/2 minutes if you wind it up all the way.  I love that!

I only videotaped about 1- 1/2  minutes because you’ll be able to hear the full song several times during that time frame.   I just know someone is going to recognize it right away and solve this mystery!  Pardon my southern drawl….you didn’t know the words “globe” and “ideas” had 3 syllables, did you? πŸ˜‰

Thanks for your suggestions! Can’t wait to hear what you think it may be!

If you like watching videos, there’s one more here at BNOTP.  You’ll find a tablescaping video here: Metlox Poppytrail Sculptured Daisy After I made that video, several folks suggested I do it more often but the process was very cumbersome back then.  Now it’s way easier.  My camera has a video camera built in and uploading to YouTube is a breeze!  Seriously!  I couldn’t believe how it easy it was.   So I may be including more videos in the future, mixing them in with posts.

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  1. Hi Susan
    Sounds like a lively take on Three Blind Mice!

  2. I have no idea, but I want to know, too! I pinned it in hopes someone would know. Please be sure to let us know when you find out. I have a love of snowglobes, too.
    Have a great day!
    Lulu and Daisy

  3. I don’t know what the song is either, but do you have the soundhound app on your smart phone? Guess I should ask if you have a smart phone–I don’t! Husband has it and the app will listen to a song and almost always come up with the song name. Surely someone will know, good luck.

  4. Hi Susan: It sounds like to me “Pop goes the Weasil”!!!!
    BTW love your cute southern accent!!! πŸ™‚

  5. I hear a stylized “Twinkle, twinkle little star,” though I have no idea why it would be on a bunny themed music box.

  6. I thought I heard Twinkle, Twinkle little star, too!

  7. Now I know my ABC’s next time won’t yu
    sing with me….

  8. I don’t recognize it. The middle section sounds like it comes from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (i.e., “Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky”) but the other part (which repeats), doesn’t sound familiar at all. (And I know a LOT of songs!) It could be an original composition.

    Sweet though…

  9. It does sound like a different take on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star….. πŸ™‚

  10. I agree with Lisa – it is a variation on “Twinkle, Twinkle”, which I believe was Mozart’s genius. He loved to play new tricks with a melody, so I suspect this is one of his “variations”.

  11. From Wikipedia re: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star:
    “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem, “The Star” by Jane Taylor. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. It is sung to the tune of the French melody “Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman”, which was published in 1761 and later arranged by Mozart for a famous set of variations.[1][dead link] The English lyrics have five stanzas, although only the first is widely known. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7666.

  12. my guess would be the ABC song……..


  13. I hear strains of “I’m a little teapot” I bet this is a nursery rhyme song!

  14. I don’t know what the song is, but I DO know it will be playing in my head all day! LOL

  15. Mozart composed several variations based on a French folk tune that we know/recognize as “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Having gone to You Tube and listened to the full almost 6 minutes of the composition, I think that this music box is playing one of Mozart’s variations. It’s very pretty – I can see/hear why you like it!

  16. I agree with Twinkle Twinkle – they took creative liberties with it. Maybe some of the tines are warped or broken. πŸ™‚ Good luck but I would go with Twinkle. πŸ™‚

  17. I just played this for my sister who is a retired music teacher and musician……..and she said it is so darling and sweet, and hasen’t a clue as to what it is!!!!! But said it must be a folk tune or and child’s rhyme……, that was a big help!!!! Good luck!!!!

  18. I think WendyBee probably has the answer. I was thinking it may be a second or ….. stanza of the song. What ever it is it is quiet charming. Better yet is your little video and how you captured our interest. What fun and a good way for us all to get to know you a little more. I love the internet; I think this is why it was invented.

  19. Yes, I was going to jump in here and say it’s a stylized version of the “ABC”/”Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” song. Of course, everyone KNOWS they’re the same tune…right? That is a really cute version!

  20. I can sort of hear a bit of all the songs other people have said they’ve heard; however, it must have something to do with Easter. The Easter bunny? Easter eggs? An Easter basket? Maybe a hymn? Can’t come up with anything definitive. :o(

  21. I thought Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star also, especially in that one part. Amazing to learn that a smart phone app might be able to tell you! It was also nice to hear “the voice” behind BNOTP!

  22. I sort of thought it sounded like “In The Merry Old Land of Oz”

  23. Susan…What a mystery! I also heard parts of “Pop goes the Weezel” but others too! Tried to used “Shazaam” on the iPhone but no luck….LOL!

  24. I am thinking twinke, twinke, little star.

  25. I have played and recorded Mozart’s twelve variations in Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman (Twinkle, twinkle little star), and this melody is definitely none of them. Perhaps an English melody to a nursery rhyme????

  26. It is the classical song from which Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star was taken. I cannot remember the name of it or the composer.

  27. It certainly is! Write a post about how to put videos on one’s blog. I was looking into it and it sounded way too complicated, but I’m sure it’s not. πŸ™‚

  28. I’d definitely say it’s a variation on Mozart’s tune that we usually connect with “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” The meter is absolutely consistent with that tune, so I’ll bet that’s it. Reminds me of the first song kids learn to play in Suzuki violin lessons.

    I do find myself wondering why the music box company didn’t choose something like “A Tisket, a Tasket” for this music box. It’s darling!

  29. Well it sure sounds like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to me, Susan. Maybe a special rendition for a particular production? Is there any manufacturing info on the music box?

  30. Deborah Lohr says

    I agree with Sandy who guessed”Now I know my abc’s”. Cute little ditty.

  31. Maybe it’s just a “tune” and not a real song.

  32. It sounds like a mixture between I’m a Little Teapot and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. But I’m also thinking I’ve really heard it before somewhere just as it is. I have a friend in England – I’ll forward it to her and see if she knows.

  33. Dear Susan-
    Even if your newsletter in the beginning is a bit “wonky”, I’m sure you will not disappoint! Just like your blog, it’s sure to be a favorite and one I will look forward to receive.
    You are a blessing and I’m so grateful for your time, talent and treasure!

  34. I think it’s Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star – a Nursery Song.

  35. Hmmm…it sounds vaguely familiar but haven’t a clue. I found this link that lists other links that might help you find out:

  36. I love snowglobes as well and have collected them for years. I bought some on my travels and have a friend at Delta who is well versed in sending me some from all over the world. πŸ™‚ Have you looked for a manufacturer of this globe that you could write to and ask them which song that might be? It’s a charming song, but sadly I have no clue as to what it could be.
    Bon chance!

  37. I hear Humpty Dumpty. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, couldn’t put humpty together again. Love your accent. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard the charm of the southern voice. Our daughter received her Masters from UGA! Go bulldogs!!

  38. Definitely a variation of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Very pretty.

  39. Sounds like a variation of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” to me!
    The snowglobe is adorable!

  40. Nancy Bednar says

    Loved hearing both the bunny music box and YOU, Susan! The sound of your voice makes all your beautiful pictures so much more personal. Yes, yes, please do include a live porch show and tell when you want. I don’t have anything different to add to the guesses on the music, however, I do love what was playing in the background while you did your tablescape walk through. Can you share please?

  41. I agree with “Merry Old Land of Oz.” with a ha ha ha, ho, ho, ho, and a couple of tra-la-las. That’s how we laugh the day away in the merry old land of Oz!

  42. It sounds like it may be some kind of an Irish lullaby. I can hear a little Irish melody in there.

  43. I closed my eyes and could here the ice cream truck coming : )

  44. Is it ” im a little teacup”? Kinda sounds like it to me.
    But its gonna drive me crazy til someone figures it out, lol.
    LOVE LOVE your blog.

  45. Sharon McMurray says

    My daughter says it’s an odd version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star….

  46. I also hear Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, with a lot of fancy playing around on the bells besides! But there are those bits of “In the Merry Old Landof Oz”! LOL, this is fun!

  47. I’m hearing a bunch of songs…twinkle, twinkle; pop goes the weasel; I’m a little teapot… I don’t think it is a particular song but the shazam app might help.

  48. I hear Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, but with a few fancier notes added…

  49. 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. Here is a really short Youtube clip of another music box playing the same song.
    The title has the word Voegel which is really an “umlaut o” instead of “oe” and means birds.

  50. Gals with southern drawls RULE!!!!
    Grins! I have an accent as well.
    Not sure about the song….kind of sounds like twinkle twinkle little star…but have to wonder about the rest of the tune.
    Anyways, it’s a sweet tune with a sweet bunny globe.
    d in kansas where it is snowing

  51. Hmm, doesn’t sound like anything this retired teacher of 33 yrs ever heard!
    For an Easter globe I would think,
    “In a Cabin by the woods, little man by the window stood.
    Said a rabbit hopping by, help me, …..”
    I have to go google it to find the rest of the words! Lol!
    Congrats on the newsletter, and yes, you do sound Southern, but not Paula Deenish!

  52. I just knew I could Google “Easter Bunny Snow Globe Songs” and have the answer within minutes!
    But I’m sorry to say, I am without a clue.
    Beautiful snow globe and adorable song, though.
    I will be humming it all day!

  53. Just wondering if it is a medley of songs! Loved the Sculptured Daisy video. It looks like we have all the same pieces, except I don’t have the one that is next to the split bowl. It really is a sweet pattern..I was daisy crazy back in that time. My cage style wedding gown had daisy lace around the sleeves and hem of the silk organza cage. Just checked on Replacements and that pitcher is listed at $59.95! Thanks for the memory!

  54. Easter Bunny- Submitted by Sherry
    Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

    Easter Bunny, hop, hop, hop.
    Make your ears go flop, flop, flop.
    Hide your colored eggs around
    In the grass and on the ground.
    Easter Bunny, hop, hop, hop.
    Make your ears go flop, flop, flop.
    Easter bunny, soft and white , hopping quickly out of sight”.
    “Bringing treats and goodies too. I wish I could play with you. Turn around, don’t hop away, maybe you can stay and play”. The “Easter Bunny Song” is sung to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”.

  55. It’s a variation of twinkle twinkle little star.

  56. Dorinda Selke says

    Hi Susan – I think it’s definitely Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with some little note embellishments! I even let my granddaughter, Brooke, listen to it, and she agrees with me – almost immediately she said that’s Twinkle Twinkle Star song, Nana ! So, that’s our answer to “Name that Tune” – and it’s a beautiful little globe btw ! Hugs, Dorinda

  57. Hi, Susan!
    I love the pretty snow globe!
    I e-mailed the link to my son who has a SoundHound app on his phone and it actually did recognize the melody as the popular German children’s song: “Alle VΓΆgel sind schon da” which actually is a homage to the Spring and literally means: “All the birds are already here”. It was written by Hoffmann von Fallersleben, a German poet who is best known for writing the national anthem of Germany.
    You can hear the “Alle VΓΆgel sind schon da” here: (There’s a translation in English, too.)
    P.S. I loved to hear your voice! πŸ™‚
    ~Hugs to you~

  58. Susan, this is definitely a children’s song and I am sure that I have played it on the piano in the past. The “Wizard of Oz” song is the closest, I think, but I am not sure that is it. Maybe, a classical piece that had words added later – aggghhhh! Wish I could think of it!!

  59. Looks like Nanette was right, I just listened to it on youtube.
    Make a label and stick it underneath so you don’t forget πŸ™‚
    It’s a sweet tune….. Makes me want to skip, frolic and lay Easter Eggs in the woods…la lalala la lalala… πŸ™‚ Ahh to be a little one again!

  60. Let’s play this game again sometime! What fun! Looking forward to the Postcards newsletter.

  61. The German children’s song it is ! Richella, we did play that as a beginning song in Suzucki violin lessons, in addition to Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star. Wonder if I still have the “music” somewhere in my archives.

  62. Found it in a children’s song book I bought many years ago in Switzerland. Alle Vogel sind schon da is correct! Can you tell I’m an elementary music ?

    its a german song about spring and birds

  64. Here is the same sweet little song:
    It is the German Song that was posted #2 in your comments!

    • Oh, what a cute music box and that is definitely the song! Thanks, Molly! Soo cute! I love my little music globe even more knowing that it’s playing that adorable song about the birds returning. πŸ™‚

  65. Oh my gosh! I just bought the exact same snow globe! It plays a song that we used to sing in grade school about spring!
    “Spring has come the birds are here!
    Listen to them singing!
    Black and yellow, red and blue!
    Sing their happy songs to you!
    Spring has come the birds are here!
    Listen to them singing!”

    • Cheryl, I’m pretty sure that’s it because several folks found it at Youtube. Glance back through the comments and you’ll see a link to the song on youtube. It’s soooo cute!

  66. Mary from Virginia says

    I think Monica Stave from Facebook is correct.

  67. Definitely “Alle Vogel” although it reminded me of Twinkle/Alphabet Song at first. The words are so fitting for springtime:
    All the birds are already here,
    All the birds, all!
    What singing, music playing,
    Whistling, chirping, trills!
    Spring wants to arrive now,
    It comes with song and sounds.
    (No, not my translation but, boy howdy, am I ready for spring to arrive with all her happy birdsong!)

  68. Definitely “Alle Vogel” although it has bits of Twinkle/Alphabet Song. The lyrics are so appropriate for your snowglobe:
    All the birds are already here,
    All the birds, all!
    What singing, music playing,
    Whistling, chirping, trills!
    Spring wants to arrive now,
    It comes with song and sounds.
    (No not my translation, but boy am I ever ready for some cheery spring songs instead of wintery windhowl!)

  69. I think it is Twinkle, twinkle little star, or the ABC song. It has just been jazzed up at bit! AT any rate the globe itself is lovely.
    Have a super week!

  70. Susan, it’s an absolutely adorable snow globe. I don’t know the song, but I bet the lady that said it was a German song about spring is correct.

  71. I’ll bet it’s the German children’s song, it seems most appropriate. So where did you find the perfect bunny snow globe? It was warmer here last week, this week is windy, cold and big drops of rain by the buckets. Spring is edging closer! Patty/BC

  72. Hi Susan –

    Great to hear all of the positive comments on your newsletter! Just a thought… there are so many amazing women who link up to your site… have you thought about a guest corner with an article from your followers on their areas of interest… decorating, cooking, DIY, etc. I would be glad to kick off October with an article on breast cancer awareness.

    Thanks for all you do and your daily dose of inspiration.


  73. Nancy Hawks says

    I’m not sure, but it sounds like the ABC song. Love your blog!

  74. Enjoyed watching the old Metlox tablescape video. Did you ever figure out what the piece was that looked like a vase or planter with underplate?

  75. marie barnes says

    i think it is a jazzed up Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

  76. Jeannette says

    Very late in responding, but I do also think it is Twinkle twinkle little star jazzed up

  77. Truthfully, I don’t have a clue! I think it’s a tune to confuse old people like me!!

    Happy Easter to you all.

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