It gets in your head…

So, this week I have had 3 songs stuck in my head…the sad part is I was only in the music class for 15 minutes and the songs have such “deep” meaning they won’t go away…things like the Austrian Yodeling Song:

Once an Austrian went yodeling  On a mountain so high When he met with an avalanche Interrupting his cry
Ho-li-ah Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah Ho-le-rah-cuckoo
(Rumble, rumble) Ho-li-ah Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah Ho-le-rah-cuckoo(Rumble, rumble)
Ho-li-ah Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah Ho-le-rah-cuckoo (Rumble, rumble)

You get the picture (reminds me of This is the Song That Never Ends…) Or “The Horse Went Around with his Foot off the ground…”.  The best one however is a take off on a Three Stooges song (only my husband would know that…)   B.A. Bay, B.E. Bee, B.I. Biddie Bi, B.O Bo, Biddie Bi Bo B.U. Bu Biddie Bi Bo Bu Bu. This is just a silly song, the words don’t mean a thing. Never mind the silly words, just open up and SING!  B.A. Bay, B.E. Bee, B.I. Biddie Bi, B.O. Bo, Biddle Bi Bo B.U. Bu Biddie Bi Bo Bu Bu!  Imagine THAT going through your head for 3 days!  I tried getting Casting Crowns or Robby Seay Band in there, but it just wouldn’t stick.

FINALLY, today in church we sang Matt Redman’s “You Never Let Go” (accompanied by the worship team at Elevation Church-thanks Linds) and I THINK the old songs are gone and this wonderful song, which is a fantastic reminder of God’s grace and love, has gotten stuck in my brain. This silly experience made me think about words, music, people and their influence on our minds.

Parents always want the right things in the minds of their children. I always told my girls that what they listened to would get in their heads…what they watched on TV/Movies would be forver embedded in their brains, even if they didn’t think it was there.  Who they hung out with would have an influence on them… My hope has always been that the things John and I taught them about what God wants for their lives, how they should live by what the Bible says; no matter what the cost…etc.etc.would stick as well…maybe I should have made up a song about those things…hmm…(maybe the Donut Man, VeggieTales and Solomon the SuperSonic Salamander helped out with that…)

This Bible verse kept coming to mind…” Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Prov. 4:23)


2 thoughts on “It gets in your head…

  1. Betsey Holzhauer says:

    Joy, the song B.A. Bay.. is one my parents sang to me when they were putting me to sleep….and that was over 70 years ago! Didn’t realize the 3 Stooges had had a fling with it. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Michelle says:

    I haven’t heard that song in decades. I was born and raised in Alaska and was around 10 yrs. old when I first heard it. Although, the ‘chorus’ that I knew, as opposed to, “This is just a silly song…” was as follows, “Golly what a kooky song, who ya singin’ to? I’m just singin’ to myself with an A-E-I-O-U”.
    It does make sense….maybe to help children remember the vowels?

    Thanks for reminding me of good memories,


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