Friday 19 May 2006

In Dora we trust

A month or so ago, Corwin came home singing a call-response spiritual that he learned in school. The chorus goes as follows:

Leader: Won’t you sit down
Response: Lord, I can’t sit down
Leader: Won’t you sit down
Response: Lord, I can’t sit down
Leader: Won’t you sit down
Response: Lord, I can’t sit down. I just gotta have another look around

Corwin forced me to sing the leader part. After numerous trips in the car singing this Alice joined in on the response, but with a slight variation

Alice Response: Dora, I can’t sit down

The song seems to have stuck in Alice’s head. After a month hiatus, Corwin started it up again last night in the car. An Alice’s reply in the name of Dora came back immediately.

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The best part is that Alice experiments with different vocalizations, sometimes doing it speaking, sometimes stacatto, and sometimes in a normal singing voice. Last night she did it in an aria style, hitting each syllable loudly, separately, and sustained.

Posted by: Dad on 19 May 2006 at 14:14
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