Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Stomp Stomp Stomp

As I go stomping through the woods on my way to work each day, I often find myself humming or even singing cheerful marching tunes to match my steps. The most appropriate song and therefore the one I sing most often is, of course, "The Bear Went Over the Mountain." Now, you might not think of this as a good stomping song, but you’d be wrong. It’s got quite a nice beat. Observe:

Left...left...left right left...

The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain….
To see what he could see

*stomp* *stomp* *stomp*

The other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain…
Was all that he could see! (stomp)

It’s quite an invigorating experience. Stomp stomp stomp. Plus I like to think that it keeps the monkeys away. Who wouldn’t be intimidated by a woman in a fleecy hat with a large red backpack striding through the trees and singing loudly about bears?


At 2:36 AM, Blogger Emily said...

In high school (early on in spanish classes) I used to stomp through the snow to 'hablo, hablas, habla, hablamos, hablais, hablan'[I think...portuguese has ruined me for spanish for the time being], sung to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance--quite fitting, I thought. to do the fast part you can sing the conjugations for a three syllable verb backwards (a la 'trabalan, trabalais, trabalamos, trabala, trabalas, trabalo!'). It was a long, cold walk to school before Caroline the princess realised she needed to be driven to SEVENTH GRADE every morning (no matter that I'd had to walk an additional three years' worth of mornings!) and Daddy, being a pushover, started taking us. Try it with Hindi! There must be an appropriate song out there!

At 7:07 PM, Anonymous April said...

dear heavens, you're winnie the pooh! or maybe a a milne...


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