Saturday, November 22, 2008

Albuquerque is a Turkey

Elise's class is singing the following song in front of the entire school on Monday so we've been practicing. Here are the words (Elise only signs the first 2 verses in the video...sorry about the poor quality).

(Sung to the tune of Oh Clementine)

Albuquerque is a turkey

And he's feathered and he's fine

Yes, he wobbles and he gobbles,

And he's absolutely mine.

He's the best pet that you can get

Better than a dog or cat

He's my Albuquerque turkey

And I'm mightly proud of that!

Albuquerque is a turkey

plump and prime I'd have to say

All who see him can foresee him

Brown and stuffed Thanksgiving Day.

One the eve I went to feed him,

But the lot it was quite bare,

He no longer strutted proudly

Albuquerque was not there.

I assumed someone had stole him

So for them he did exist,

As for me I age bologna

Never sure what I had missed.

Next day after I heard laughter

Ran to look with much concern

There he was both proud and stately

Albuquerque had returned.

Seemed the children loved my turkey

So they took him from the pen

Hid him good til it was over

Then they brought him home again.

Albuquerque is a turkey

Who survived Thanksgiving Day

Now he proudly strolls around me

And I love him to this day.

Warning...this song is highly addictive. You may find yourself humming it over and over and over and over....


The Morris Family said...

Too cute! Yay Elise! that is a lotta much for over the river and through the woods...

Super Mommy said...

What an adorable tune - you can't help but giggle listening to it - or singing it apparently! Great job Elise!!!

PIPO said...

Good job Elise...and thanks because, indeed, that song is ingrained in my brain now :0)

Vivian M said...

Oh great, I will have that tune in my head all night long! Great job Elise!

Super Mommy said...

Gretchen - check my blog dear - I've tagged you . . .

Krista P said...

My Mom passed along your site.

Elise is such a gem