Seriously, what kids do you know who are going to row it gently down the stream? The monkeys and most kids I know are going to be splashing, laughing, screaming down the stream. And singing it in a roudn..that is plain torture.
Jimmy Crack Corn
I remember being annoyed by this song in elementary school. If Jimmy cracked corn and I didn't care then why are you making me sing a song about it? In a quick search of the world wide web I found a variety of interpretations about what the song means. It is a song about slavery and a master getting bitten on his butt by a fly that kills him. Hmm, slavery and death...is that really something we want our preschoolers singing about? Another view suggests that he is cracking corn to make moonshine. Come on doesn't every good parent want their precious children to sing about making alcoholic beverages? It's never too early to start singing about booze. Yet another interpretation suggests that the Master got drunk, fell and hit his head and the slave "don't care."
Apples and Bananas
This song grates on my very last nerve. Yes I get that it teaches and reinforces vowel sounds but it annoys the hell out of me. I am not a big fan of fruit to begin with so I sure as heck don't want to sing about it.
In case you have never had the pleasure it goes like this:
I like to eat eat eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to ite ite ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis
I like to ote ote ote o-ples and bo-no-nos
I have no idea what a bo-no-no is but it doesn't sound appetizing.
Three Blind Mice
Really? No really. We are suppose to sung about vision challenged mice who get their tale chopped off my the sadistic wife of a farmer. No thank you.
What kid songs drive you nuts?