Teaching her early

Izzy Figurehead, who is 3 years old, has always loved “silly songs” while we’re riding in the car or just bumming around the house. Her silly songs are normally Jimmy Buffett or Jack Johnson tunes. Lately though she’s been asking for what she calls “sweet songs”.

 In the last couple of weeks I’ve discovered that Izzy can sing every word of Bob Marley’s “One Love” and Ben Harpers “Better Way”. I’m a proud papa. She’ll know the cultural importance of what those songs mean before you know it. Hearing her singing “One Love” actually brought tears to my eyes.

Bob Marley – One Love

One Love!
One Heart!
Let’s get together and feel all right.
Hear the children cryin’
(One Love!);
Hear the children cryin’
(One Heart!),
Sayin’: give thanks and praise
to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Sayin’: let’s get together
and feel all right.
Wo wo-wo wo-wo!

Let them all pass all their dirty
remarks (One Love!);
There is one question
I’d really love to ask (One Heart!):
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner,
Who has hurt all mankind just
to save his own beliefs?

One Love! What about the one heart?
One Heart!
What about?
Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning
(One Love!);
So shall it be in the end
(One Heart!),
All right!
Give thanks and praise to the Lord
and I will feel all right;
Let’s get together
and feel all right.
One more thing!

Let’s get together to fight
this Holy Armagiddyon (One Love!),
So when the Man comes there will be no,
no doom (One Song!).
Have pity on those whose
chances grows t’inner;
There ain’t no hiding place
from the Father of Creation.

Sayin’: One Love!
What about the One Heart?
(One Heart!)
What about the?
Let’s get together and feel all right.
I’m pleadin’ to mankind!
(One Love!);
Oh, Lord!
(One Heart)
Wo-ooh!

Give thanks and praise to the Lord
and I will feel all right;
Let’s get together and feel all right.
Give thanks and praise to the Lord
and I will feel all right;
Let’s get together and feel all right.

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4 responses to “Teaching her early

  1. We are huge fans of Bob here at Case De Hooligan. We are partial to “No Woman, No Cry”

  2. My girls were raised on a steady diet of Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff and Buffett. A favorite memory of mine is seeing my twins @ just past two, standing next to my stereo speakers, holding their bottles and doing their best to sing “Buffalo Soldier.”
    Check out the Buffett kids book “The Jolly Mon.” I’ll bet Izzy would love it, my girls did.

    Scolai

  3. You’re exactly right; Izzy does love Buffett’s “The Jolly Mon” book. We read just a few nights ago.

  4. Just don’t teach her “Cats in the Cradle”…or better yet, don’t let her have a reason for it to mean something in her life later!

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