Thursday, May 15, 2008

How is that again?

As it turns out, I have been singing a kid's song wrong all these years. My almost-five nephew Jonah came home from preschool yesterday singing a song that I had always sung

I've got peace like a river.
I've got peace like a river.
I've got peace like a river in my soul (or heart; depends on who's singing.)

Yesterday, I found out that the real lyrics are "I got bees by the river in my heart."

In keeping with the water theme, I found out that you also get "bees by the ocean." We had always sung it, "I've got love like the ocean." What a dope I've been!

Finally, I thought the lyric of the next verse was "I've got joy like a fountain." Turns out it's not "fountain"; it's "mountain."

Music and lyrics here if you're not familiar with the song. Though it's typically sung a bit faster than that midi file has it. I think it was created for singing with zombie children--or maybe the "slow children" mentioned on the "Slow Children Playing" signs.
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Watched "The Little Vampire" last night. Cute monster-related children's movie. Fun fact, Narnia fans: the blonde little sister vampire is Anna Popplewell, the actress who plays the eldest girl, Susan, in the recent Chronicles of Narnia movies.

3 comments:

EegahInc said...

I spent a couple of years in a private school run by the Free Will Baptists where we sand a slightly altered version of Do Lord.

"I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun, O I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun, O I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun, Way beyond the blue... suede shoes."

The teacher never seemed pleased.

Diesel said...

So... Jesus isn't the Prince of Bees?

Allen's Brain said...

Eegah, it makes just as much sense, doctrinally.

Diesel, Prince of Bees! Of course! I always thought it was "Jesus, rinse the peas." Silly me!