In the grand family tradition of altering song lyrics

Mabel just came up with both of these new versions:

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and tall,
Mabel didn’t get their luck,
For God made Mabel small.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
Rose sat on them all.

She sat on little flowers,
She sat on birds that sing,
She sat on all their colors,
And butterflies with wings.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
Rose sat on them all.

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7 Responses to In the grand family tradition of altering song lyrics

  1. zstitches says:

    I don’t really think I’m unlucky to be small, I just find it fun to make fun of myself for it.

    -Mabel

  2. Kayli says:

    Fabulous Mabel!

    The favorite in our childhood was my dad’s In The Leafy Tree Tops-
    In the leafy tree tops the birds sing good morning.
    They do not see my gun, I shoot them one by one
    In the leafy tree tops the birds are all quiet.

    • zstitches says:

      Excellent!

      One of my mom’s was “I hope they call me on a mission, when I have grown a foot or two, boing boing” with the boing-boing sound being the sound of two feet suddenly springing out of someone’s body. Mabel says she likes to sing, “When I have flown a foot or two.”

      My brothers and I had an extra verse of Nephi’s Courage which I was about to share, but, um, it’s a little violent.

  3. Jason says:

    My name is Jason Huntington, and I approve these lyrics.

  4. Lili says:

    The Lord commanded Nephi to cut off Laban’s head
    Nephi didn’t want to, ’cause Laban would be dead…

    (yep, I went there)
    Ok ok, I’ll spare everyone the last part ;-P

  5. Lili says:

    haha, Zina! I wanted to see if anyone else in the Internets had invented the same verse/version as us…
    This is the only other link I found (thought I to myself, I recognize that blog–what do you want to bet it’s a comment by Zina):

    http://diapersanddivinity.com/2009/10/05/what-bedtime-poetry-and-major-awards-have-in-common/

    I hadn’t heard your version! My version was much more concise (I obviously didn’t give it as much thought)

    Laban and Lemuel were both afraid to try.
    The sword was lifted high
    And blood began to fly.

    Ok. So I didn’t spare everyone after all.

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