Tommy’s Tummy

Tommy’s Tummy is from John Martin’s Big Book for Little Folk, Number Three, (1919). The song is my reminder to you not to go crazy during the holiday season! Don’t get a tummy ache like Tommy from eating all those sweets!!!Louise Ayres Garnett – April 1, 1877-October 31, 1937. She was born in Indiana and … Continue reading Tommy’s Tummy

At Early Candlelight

This little song, written by Alice Hess Beveridge (1885-1956), was published in American Childhood Magazine, December 1949. At Early CandlelightWords and Music by Alice Hess Beveridge In days of old at Christ-mas time, Small chil-dren sang their lays Andall the folk both great and small, Were wak-ened fore the day Atpal-ace doors and hum-ble homes, … Continue reading At Early Candlelight

My Snow Man

Both of these are from Songs of Childhood, 1923. The first is a sort of sad song. Reminds me of the classic short animated film The Snowman, 1982. MY SNOW MAN I made a very large snow man Of icicles and of snow. The sun came out; the snow man said, “I surely have to … Continue reading My Snow Man

In Winter

Songs of Childhood, 1923. Are you tired of winter references? Not when it is a reference from an antique book! IN WINTER Brown are all the trees, and bare; Leaves, we know, are hidden there, Waiting till the bluebirds sing Their song of the spring. This is from Chatterbox, 1912. Perhaps this would be a … Continue reading In Winter