Evie the Baby

October 31, 2013 9:48 PM

The Song Request Raffle Challenge: "I have a very small friend named Evie. She is eight months old and would greatly appreciate a children's song with her name in it." YOUR REQUEST HAS BEEN GRANTED!

Jessamyn seems to have this innate talent for creating simple melodic earworms, so I brought her along. She took one look at the parameters, and the first thing she sang... instant earworm. The next few days were spent making up verse after silly verse to try to chase the earworm away. (Sometimes we started singing macabre verses, but Jessamyn is wise enough to advise that people may get spooked out if Strangers From The Internet write macabre songs about their baby. Even if it is Hallowe'en and it's a catchy melody.)

Finally, the earworm faded, and a few weeks later we were able to revisit it. We completed it in a couple of takes one afternoon, and then we spent a couple of days mining the innarnet for fun sound effects.

I hope Evie and Evie's friend like it, and that we have created an earworm to last all of them a good long time.

Here are the lyrics, in case anything seems unintelligible:

[chorus]
A B C D
E F G,
H I J K
LMNOP!

Q R S,
T Evie,
Evie the Baby
X Y Z!

Bathtub duck,
Big red truck,
Evie the baby,
Hockey puck!

Big brown bear,
Autumn fair,
Evie the baby,
Millionaire!

Squawking bird!
Bison herd!
Evie the baby!
That's the word!

[chorus]

Traffic jam,
Ocean clam!
Evie the baby,
Little lamb!

Slurping soup,
Chicken coop,
Evie the baby,
Hula hoop!

Climb a tree,
Buzzing Bee,
Evie the Baby,
Look at me!

[chorus]

Ladybog,
Wyzziewog*,
Evie the baby,
Licked by a dog!

Pinkie Pig,
Wyzziwyg!
Evie the Baby,
Dance a jig!

Wyz is small;
Fred is Tall!
Evie the Baby,
Throw 'em a ball!

[chorus]

Pizza pie,
Tiny fly!
Evie the Baby,
BYE BYE!

*Note: Wysiwyg (or 'Wyz') and Fred are the family's two dogs. Wysiwyg is about the coolest pet name I have ever heard.

posted by not_on_display (11 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Nicely done! LMNOP has always been my favorite letter.
posted by ignignokt at 3:43 AM on November 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Great stuff! Totally lost it at antidisestablishmentarianism.
posted by comealongpole at 9:01 AM on November 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I listened to this at around 9:45 EST this morning and it's still stuck in my head. Good show.
posted by Tesseractive at 6:55 PM on November 1, 2013


What a lovely gift!
posted by SLC Mom at 6:17 AM on November 2, 2013


Thank you to Jessamyn, not_on_display, and my very special friend who made the request. That is a smashing song about my baby girl! :-D
posted by WyzLiz at 2:07 PM on November 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hooray!
posted by jessamyn at 7:30 AM on November 4, 2013


Aw, that is very sweet. I think "ocean clam" might be my favorite.
posted by LobsterMitten at 2:17 PM on November 4, 2013


You are very welcome! HOORAY!
posted by not_on_display at 11:19 AM on November 8, 2013


My friend literally JUST had a baby and named her Edie, so when I visited the one-day-old as the hospital today I was singing her the slightly-variant "Baby Edie." I think she approved because she burped for me. :)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:16 PM on November 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is perfect! I love the Spike Jones-y sound effects.
posted by umbĂș at 2:04 PM on November 18, 2013



My friend literally JUST had a baby and named her Edie, so when I visited the one-day-old as the hospital today I was singing her the slightly-variant "Baby Edie."


I'll be doing the same soon with my nephew Ethan.

Good work!
posted by Jacob Knitig at 6:06 AM on November 27, 2013


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