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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Son, the Singer-Songwriter Scientist

BJ wrote a song the other day -- as best I could tell, he composed it on the fly, then asked his dad to type it up on the computer so he wouldn't forget. S said he could do that if BJ could sing it again, and that wasn't a problem. He repeated it exactly! I wish I'd been able to get a video of the performance (and I may yet ask BJ to sing it again for that very purpose) but here are the lyrics, complete with rhymes and a repeating chorus:

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Triassic to Cretaceous with Jurassic in Between
by BJ

Triassic to Cretaceous with Jurassic in between,
Your knowledge about dinosaurs will be very keen.

First in line is Triassic, time period number one.
The compsognathus now lived under the sun.

Triassic to Cretaceous with Jurassic in between,
Your knowledge about dinosaurs will be very keen.

Next is the Jurassic, time period number two.
Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus lived here, but not me and you.

Triassic to Cretaceous with Jurassic in between,
Your knowledge about dinosaurs will be very keen.

Next stop Cretaceous, time period number three.
T-rex, velociraptor, pteranodon , and spinosaurus lived here, but not you and me.

Triassic to Cretaceous with Jurassic in between,
Your knowledge about dinosaurs now is very keen.
***

Not bad for a 5 (almost 6) year old, huh?

BJ then said he wanted to bring in a copy of the song for his teacher, and when I picked him up from school I was informed that not only did he share a copy, but he sang the song for the entire class (complete with commentary on the content). My kid, he sure ain't shy!

Apparently, according to the teacher, the song went over so well that the entire class is going to learn it so they can sing it for their music teacher next week. Between that and his upcoming birthday, BJ is pretty excited.

4 comments:

giki said...

Ah...he is a boy after his Mother's heart. Crows don't raise canaries-as we all know! It takes a poet to raise a poet!

Jen (Mama's Magic Studio) said...

So then, taking that equation back a generation -- would you call yourself the poet, or dad? LOL!

giki said...

You always were a tricky one! Things do have to 'start' in a family sometime.

tierramor said...

THIS CHILD IS AMAZING. Giki: you have to admit that was well played; there's no backing out now.