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Sunday, 16 August 2009

A little mouse with clogs on...

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Fhina is in Amsterdam - Do you remember this one?! Go listen, it'll take you back to your childhood, I promise... Here are the lyrics:

A mouse lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam
A windmill with a mouse in and he wasn't grousin'
He sang every morning "How lucky I am
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam".

(Chorus)
I saw a mouse -- where? There on the stair
Where on the stair? Right there
A little mouse with clogs on -- well, I declare
Going clip-clippety-clop on the stair - oh yeah

This mouse, he got lonesome, he took him a wife
A windmill with mice in, it's hardly surprisin'
She sang every morning "How lucky I am
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam"

(Chorus)

First they had triplets and then they had quins
A windmill with quins in, triplets and twins in
They sang every morning "How lucky we are
Living in a windmill in Amsterdam -- ya"

(Chorus)

The daughters got married and so did the sons
The windmill had christenings when no one was listening
They all sang in chorus "How lucky we am
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam"

(Chorus)

A mouse lived in a windmill, so snug and so nice
There's nobody there now but a whole load of mice

12 comments:

lakeviewer said...

What a cute song to pass on to grandchildren. Thanks Fhina. Enjoyed it immensely.

Chairman Bill said...

I guess you never heard of the Great Old Sodbury Clog Disaster of '09?

French Fancy said...

Hope you are having a good time

Lots of Bretons wear wooden clogs called sabots- not as pretty as the ones in your pic.

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

WOw - a real blast from the past... I did my first, almost my only, ballet recital to that song!
I made a great mouse..
approx 1964
thank you for the memory:)

jinksy said...

Those cloggs look great - but I wonder how comfortable they'd be on the old tootsies?

Protege said...

Very colourful picture! Did you know that clogs are also very popular in Scandinavia? They used to be once a very popular foot ware, but have gone out of fashion in recent decades, I am afraid. I used to wear many pairs of clogs in my childhood though.;))
Hope your weekend is lovely dear Fhina.;))
xoxo

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

question? how does fhina post blogs from amsterdam, with clogs on, in a windmill, dee dum dee dum?

SHe schedules them...and even I at home, cannot be as prolific...

bloody woman!!
l've the song by the way takes ME right back to my childhood...singing it on stage...I was fab, out of tune but FAB!! LOL

LadyFi said...

I love all those colourful and cheerful clogs!

Artist Unplugged said...

Sure hope you are having a great time. Very neat photo with all the colors! Kind of a sad morning today, my son left to return to school.....:(

Alan Burnett said...

Damn, it's going to take days to get that song out of my mind now.

Working Mum said...

Ah, one of my favourites from childhood. Hope you are having a great time.

Cynthia said...

What a vivid colorful photo of handcrafted wooden shoes...and that song, Fhina, how funny. I'm afraid that those mice are a bit revolting to me...especially climbing over the woman's head and everywhere! Yikes! Have a playful week! <3

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