Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Tunes - Happy Birthday Little Wombat

If they were me, if they were me
and I was you, I was you

If they were me and I was you

Would you have liked a present too.


This week's dedication goes out to Nate on his last day of Threedom. As of tomorrow, he will bravely venture into the land of Four. Coming soon, a separate blog entry devoted to my mixture of emotions about this. Mark your calendars! In the meanwhile, enjoy the tunes!






PS
For the longest time (read: up until about 20 minutes ago) I thought the first line of this song was, "Happy Birthday Little Wombat" and I thought that was the cutest thing, a sweet little nickname for a kiddo from his mum; maybe all Australian mothers call their baby 'wombat". I found it endearing and starting singing it all the time. It's catchy and the wombat thing had me hooked. Then I went to get the lyrics to put on the blog, cause I like to do that for you, and lo and behold - this song isn't about Wombats or Australia at all! Won't stop me from singing it the way I always have though. Wombat just sounds better!


Happy Birthday - Tings Tings
Happy
happy birthday in a hot bath
To those nice
nice nights.
I remember always
always I got such a fright.
If they were me, if they were me and I was you, i was you
If they were me and I was you
Would you have liked a present too.

Happy birthday
happy birthday -
Happy birthday
happy birthday -

Happy
happy birthday in a hot bath
To those nice
nice nights.
I remember always
always I got such a fright.
If they were me, if they were me and I was you, i was you
If they were me and I was you
Would you have liked a present too.

Happy birthday
happy birthday -
Happy birthday
happy birthday -

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

I still can't believe it!

Hilaree said...

After reading this, my children will now and forever be referred to as "my little wombats".

MainelyMama said...

Adie, the other day, I came across the pics of you holding him when he was about 8 weeks old. I can't wait to snuggle Baby E when s/he is here! :)

Hilaree, I think that's a great idea!
The idea of little wombats running around the house is appealing isn't it? ;)

Crumbs said...

aw man - that song totally says Little Wombat, right? I was just googling to figure out the name of the original band and typed in "happy birthday little wombat." funny.

Anonymous said...

Oh man! I totally thought it was little wombat too! I like our version better.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I thought it was wombat too, but my wife informed me otherwise. Wombat is way better, and the song should be officially changed.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I just cracked up because we have been singing Happy Birthday lil Wombat to our 1 year old son today! I agree, we will still sing it the same way!

Anonymous said...

Ha, wonder why they wrote them as hot bath?

It's clearly warm bath.l at least now that I know it's not wombat.

The song is originally by Altered Images