Summer is already upon us, picnics, concerts in the park, parades, and of course love. One of the songs I sang when I worked as a registered music therapist in a nursing home was about strolling down a shady lane, holding hands with the one you love and that person being your tootsie wootsie. To hear a barbershop version, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKvLCwInPGA .
I recently came up with a parody while out walking. You can click on the link below to hear me sing it. Because of my limited vision, I use a cane. Others who are blind or visually impaired walk with dogs.
In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime,
strolling down the shady lane with my cane divine,
I hold its handle and swing as I walk, and that’s a very good sign
that it will guide me safely in the good old summertime.
In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime, ruff ruff,
strolling down the shady lane with my doggy fine,
I hold his harness, and “forward” I say, and that’s a very good sign
that he will guide me safely in the good old summertime, ruff ruff.
What are your memories of summer?
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
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