Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1958 by the author, 1963 by Schroder Music Company. a.k.a. "Birthday Polka" and "Nancy, Nancy, Fourteen Years Today." In the Table of Contents to her songbook Song in My Pocket Malvina writes of this song: "This song has a zipper--fit in your own names and ages. Pete Seeger has sung it for octogenarians, to their great delight, and our Nancy was satisfied to receive it for a present in lieu of a bicycle in a lean year" (it was written in 1949, the year Malvina's daughter turned fourteen).
Landed on the chimney,
Sing hallelujah and wave the other shoe . . . Stevie is two.
Sing hallelujah and bang the garden gate . . . Julie is eight.
Sing hallelujah and shinny up a tree . . . Bobby is three.
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