Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordish Wednesday - Please Take Me Home and Love Me

I was passing by a toy shop

On the corner of the Square
Where a little girl was looking
In the window there

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She was looking at a dolly
In a dress of rosy red
And around the pretty dolly
Hung a little sign that said:
Shake me, I rattle
Squeeze me, I cry
Please take me home and love me...

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They were closing up the toy shop
As I hurried thru the door
Just in time to buy the dolly
That her heart was longing for
Shake me, I rattle
Squeeze me, I cry
Please take me home and love me

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And I gave her the dolly
That we both had longed to buy
Shake me, I rattle
Squeeze me, I cry
Please take me home and love me

Song "Shake Me I Rattle"
1962
by Marion Worth

This song takes me  back to my childhood.  My father used to sing it to me as often as I'd request it.  I have no idea how my father knew the lyrics to this Christmas song about a little girl who longed for a doll.  But he knew them, and he sang them, and if I was able to sing without my children saying "MOMMA! stop singing!" then I'd be singing it to my girls too.  

Wonderful memories, Daddy, of a childhood well spent.   

11 comments:

Alisia said...

So cute! What I wouldn't give for my girls to play baby dolls with me! Emilia is totally not into it... so I'm holding out hope for Avery!

Ashley Sisk said...

This is way too cute - so fun to be a girl!

Ashley said...

Aww so adorable!!

Kelley said...

What a wonderful memory of your dad singing that song to you. These pictures? Priceless and adorable.

Nessa said...

love her little dollies lined up in a row... what a great memory

Jennifer said...

Such a touching memory :) Love Chloe with her dolls all lined up...and ready to play. Too cute :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a sweet post, pictures included!

TV's Take said...

That's so sweet your Dad would sing that to you. Love the photos of Chloe with her dolls. KLV has that same dress - love it! Have a great Easter Kneedeep :-) and remember no dumping allowed.

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Beautiful photos and cute poem.

Sassy said...

What a sweet memory. And how great to put it in a post and hand it down to your girls.

Mama Hen said...

Oh goodness this is a cute post my friend! The pictures are adorable! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend! Have a super night!

Mama Hen