Sunday, August 2, 2009

Songs In My Head and a Froggy Tutorial


Galumph went the little green frog one day,
Galumph went the little green frog.
Galumph went the little green frog one day,
And the frog went glumph, glumph, glumph.

But we all know frogs go,
La di dah de dah,
La di dah de dah,
La di dah de dah,
We all know frogs go,
La di dah de dah,
They don’t go glumph, glumph, glumph.

(Just one of the many interpretations of ‘Der Glumph’).

Siiiigh. When the lovely Melanie from M* innocently left a singalong comment on my last post, I knew I was in for it. There has been nary a waking moment since, when I haven’t had the above rattling about inside my head, or out and proud in the shower, the car, while making dinner, at the dinner table, etc, etcetera. It’s a catchy tune that has stayed with me for days on end before. The kids also caught the bug. Just when I thought I’d finally moved on to a half-decent Johnny Cash-style rendition of The Gambler, a kid would appear humming galumphs.

Enough.

Here’s the promised Hot Frog pattern and tutorial. Click here or go and pootle over via the sidebar there.

Or pop over here for the Playschool, Benita Collings and Noni Hazelhurst version of ‘Galumph’. At your peril.

In which case, you’ll be needing to hang out with Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers and The Gambler when you get “too tired to sleep” (because there’s nothing pretty about ‘Galumph’ in your head at three in the morning as you lay staring into the dark).

27 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

I reckon you're clever and funny and excellent for sharing your Hot Froggy pattern with us... even if at the cost of fillinf my head with Der Glumph or Kenny Rodgers (still deciding what I am more upset about!)

Mel said...

Yeah I am with Nikki - super generous to share the hot frog details but so NOT good to make me start singing that song all over again (you know I had almost ten years of that song BEFORE I had my own children to sing it with - I've done my time already!) Then again it's better than the Wiggles ...

Cindy said...

Thank you fro the froggy goodness, I am hoping to make one for Caleb - I reckon he will think it is super tops! I will be sure to send him and frog friend over to recit Der Glumph if you ever dare forget it.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

yes, thanks for the tute- I love the frog- but the song is another story... we sang it at Brownies... I sang it to my daughter a while ago and my husband was justing staring at me - mouth agape- he had never heard of it...

One Flew Over said...

THANK YOU for the tutorial! We are on the same vibe today...have been glumphing all bloody morning with Alfie (he loves it) x

Karin said...

That looks like one cute frog! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

The song.. not sure if I know it and I don't dare to click the link to find out. :-D

Kylie said...

That's so funny - I think I'm going to keep popping back to see what M*'s response is to this sing-off challenge!! Gorgeous frog - thanks for the wonderful tutorial :) K

kellyi said...

Lovely froggie :)

I could kiss you, because as you may or may not know, MB has a passion for frogs. They have taken over the house and garden.

We may be brave and have a shot at making him.

(On the singing front, mine make me weep by starting up either "10 green bottles" or "10 in the bed" as soon as we get in the car. The frog song may be a nice change!)

Gina said...

I dunno, these people who not only figure out how to make cute ADN ORIGINAL softies but are then clever and generous enough to write tutorials on them... put the rest of us to shame!

Love it Tania.

Tee hee, verification word is 'hyper'.

nicolette said...

Thanks for the tutorial Tania! I’m a new visitor and I had so much fun reading your post and listening to the frog-song!

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

Such a great song!! :) Love that froggy :)

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Double edged sword here for me sister... I WANT THAT PATTERN but I read your post.... T'was but 3 days ago that .....song left my head! My Mum was the source of my Galumph "loop' last time... Thanks so much for the pattern - tis very generous of you. Galumph! Peta

Black Eyed Susie said...

Wow, how lovely of you. It's a gorgeous frog. I'll be singing that song in my head for a long time to come now.

I meant to reply to your question on my blog but can't get my email to work properly. The Origami ball (which of course has a proper name denoting the type of origami that didn't stay in my brain) that I have is about 25 - 30 cm in diameter. They do other sizes too and also some very cool star shaped ones.

Absolutely love your blog by the way!

Karen said...

Love it!
Can't make to wait one, thanks so much for sharing.
How about this song to bump out Der Glumph - "Five little speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log, eating some most delicious bugs"...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Thanks for a terrific tute! You are right - I can't get the song out of my head now. It was my son's favourite song when he was a toddler.

Cute as Buttons said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I am looking forward to this hot frog. May I suggest changing to 5 Little Speckled Frogs. No reason to ever stop singing this one - just add more frogs. Lisa. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/tweenies/songtime/songs/s/speckled.shtml

Loz and Dinny said...

shit cakes ... the frog song can't even overtake my long playing record - skinny mer rink ker dinky dink, skinny mer rinky dooo, I Loooove Yooooou! ... and I do - this is ace - when I get a little spare minute - I'm going for a wheat bag - does it come in gluten free? ONLY KIDDING!

clare's craftroom said...

I'm just a little fond of frogs so I love yours . (thanks for sticking that song in my head )

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

T
I'm probably showing either a) my kidless state, or b) my lack of ABC kid-time viewing habits by not knowing that song. Many thanks for the personalised performance of that little ditty. I can't say for sure, but I think Benita Collings and Noni Hazelhurst and shaking in their boots right now.
W

Sandrine said...

You are a very kind lady to share your pattern!I won't be able to do it as Market pressure comes back on but I will post a link to your post if you like? Let e know Tania;)

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

I have given you a blog award so please pop by my blog to accept!! :) Sarah

Linda said...

lovely froggy thanks for sharing

LADY BEVERLY said...

Thank you very much for your tutorial. Just love this little guy!

Thanks again and Happy Singing (humming)!

Bev

Bowlby said...

I see a froggy in my near future. Thanks!!!

Kylie said...

Awww, well aint he a cutie. I know a froggie lover who might appreciate one of him. Thank you for sharing...

BTW... I just hope I can be all smug come christmas time!! These things have a habit of being shelved when something more fun comes along... Hopefully this one won't! Thanks for visiting!

Anonymous said...

I love your post frog tutorial. Could you post a tutorial on the way to do the fly. It´s so funny to do a brooch with it!!!!. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

It seems the tutorial link is no longer. Can you please repost a proper link!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE