Here's my new hobby: coming up with alternative — and representatively inclusive — verses of Baa Baa Black Sheep.
It all started when I learnt the lyrics to the second verse.1 Instead of the master, the dame and the little boy who lives down the lane, the second verse I learnt was about the jumpers, the frocks, and the little girl with holes in her socks.
Only in singing it for Squawk, I kinda messed up and said socks where I was supposed to say frocks. Oops.
Luckily, toddlers don't care about lyrical tangles, they just want the tune to continue, so continue I did, and what I came up with was this:
One for the jumpers, one for the socks,
And one for the little boy who likes to wear frocks.
Ahhh, inclusivity. That's what we like around these parts.2
Time to come up with more!
- I'm sure there's plenty of verses out there. I remember a verse about a white sheep and have you any cotton, once upon a time. [↩]
- Because the second verse now features a boy, I've changed the first verse for Squawk to be about the little girl who likes to fly planes and/or drive trains, depending on my mood. [↩]