Sounding Childhood

The Bee

The Bee celebrates even the smallest of creatures, one which fascinated writers for children as early as Isaac Watts' in his Divine Songs for Children. The words are anonymous (arranged by "M." and music by "Ione" in Eddy #46) simply reflect on the life of a small creature, here, the bee: “When the morning dries the dew / From the blooming clover, / Off I wing, / Sweets to bring, / Till the day is over” and also includes the “singing” of the bee, using onomatopoeia to create his sound: “Don’t you hear me singing so, / z- z- z- z-“ (Chorus).  Another choir favorite.  Our children greatly enjoyed the fun imitation of a bee in this song!

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