Friday, April 11, 2008

Song of the Week: Abiyoyo, by Pete Seeger

Lucia had heard me play Pete Seeger's Abiyoyo before, and I think I even got the book out of the library for her, but it wasn't until her grandpa showed her a Youtube video of a young Pete Seeger peforming the story-song that it had sticking power for her. It's got a boy playing the ukulele, a father with a magic wand that goes "Zoop!" and a giant with slobbery teeth (because he never brushed them). Walter Minkel, this Song of the Week is dedicated to you. We'll never tell you and your ukulele to "git!"

P.S. S&S got an 8 out of 10 rating in the Children and Family Music section of Thanks!


Andrea V. said...


Noodle said...

We LOVE Abiyoyo! We have the book (read it often!). We have the song as well, but it's not sung by Pete Seeger.

Thankyouthankyouthankyou for posting this! My urchins will love it.

Anonymous said...

My son just sent me an iTunes gift of this song, remembered so fondly from his childhood. Delighted to see it coming to another generation. GraceAnneLadyhawk

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Andrea V: Thanks!

Noodle: You're welcome! Who sings your version?

Girasole: When I was a little girl, I really thought Pete Seeger was my friend (though we had never met) and was singing to me. I suspect Seeger has that effect on other children, too.:)