There are fewer things that make this Mama smile than to have my kid recognize a song and start singing it before the opening verse. My kid loves this song. Even if I’m merely humming it, or happen to let out a “bump bumm” he starts swaying to the rhythm and will join in. This kid knows the way to my heart.
Song: Mr. Rabbit by Paul Westerberg
Kind: Awake Baby
Why it’s a Tot Rocker: Believed to be an African American children’s folk song depicting Briar Rabbit, and generally understood to be describing a Briar Rabbit story. It’s a catchy song, it’s about an animal, you can add in your own nonsense words with the guitar plunks and it’s a great song. Other versions however, don’t have Paul Westerberg’s guitar and phrasing to push it into Tot Rockdom, and a song that more than just kiddos will enjoy.
I almost fell out of my chair the first time I heard this song in a Payless commercial a couple years ago. I’d share it with you, but I can only find mention of it in the blogosphere. (Someone that can score me a link to it will get a high-five.)