Sep 4, 2008

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Andrews Sisters

Each morning the girls climb into our bed for a half-hour or so lie-in before we start the day. This morning I did the 'this little piggie' rhyme with Miss1's toes, using my Dad's variant - the boogie woogie piggie

This little piggie went to market
This little piggie stayed at home
This little piggie had roast beef
And this little piggie had none
But this little piggie was the boogie woogie piggie and he boogie woogied all the way home.

And while he boogie woogies home, you boggie woogie your tickle finger all over the place. Really gets the giggles going :)

Then Miss4 asked, "What's a boogie woogie piggie?"

So I explained a bit about boogie woogie music. But because you can't really explain music with words, after the breakfasting and getting dressed bit of the day was over, we You Tubed. Beginning with the Andrews Sisters' Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B (below) we journeyed through Boogie Woogie and Jive music for about an hour. Lots of fun.

She especially liked the Nicholas Brothers' dancing - their Chattanooga Choo Choo, with the Glenn Miller Orchestra got several watchings.

So we had music and dance appreciation, along with a touch of history ("Why are they dressed like soldiers?")

1 comment:

home handymum said...

P.S For the boogie woogie piggie song, see my post here

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