Jan 12, 2011

How the Lonely Goatherd Killed My Productivity

A new bane has fallen on my productivity. The one-year-old has fallen in love with the lonely goatherd, and twelve-or-so times a day, he would accost me at my seat in front of the computer, with the walis tambo in his hand, demanding, "Mommy, ting Ooh-le-too-too!"

Now if it had been the four-year-old or the six-year-old asking me to sing "Yodel-lay-hee-hoo," I would simply have said, "Baby, I can't. Mommy's at work."

But how do you reason with a one-year-old, and a very charmingly persistent one at that?

So Mommy takes the walis tambo, uses it as a mic, and sings her nth rendition of that annoying Sound of Music classic:

High on a hill was a lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Folks in a town that was quite remote heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Lusty and clear from the goatherd's throat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

O ho lay dee odl lee o, o ho lay dee odl ay
O ho lay dee odl lee o, lay dee odl lee o lay

A prince on the bridge of a castle moat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Men on a road with a load to tote heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Men in the midst of a table d'hote heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Men drinking beer with the foam afloat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

O ho lay dee odl lee o, o ho lay dee odl ay
O ho lay dee odl lee o, lay dee odl lee o lay

One little girl in a pale pink coat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Soon her Mama with a gleaming gloat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
What a duet for a girl and goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Ummm (ummm)...
Odl lay ee (odl lay ee)
Odl lay hee hee (odl lay hee hee)
Odl lay ee ...
Ya ha ha, lay ee odl lay o, o ho lay ee odl lay,
O ho lay dee odl lee o, lay dee odl lee o lay

One little girl in a pale pink coat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hoo hoo
She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Soon her Mama with a gleaming gloat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hmm hmm
What a duet for a girl and goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Happy are they, lay dee o lay dee lay o
O lay dee o lay dee lay hee hoo
Soon the duet will become a trio
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Hmmm hm hm hmmmm, odl lay ee
Odl lay hee hee, odl lay ee
Odl lay odl lay, odl lay odl lee, odl lay odl lee
Odl lay odl lay odl lay, hey!

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