Sunday, May 11, 2014

Silly Song Sunday

A collection of verses should not be a compendium of zingers. That creates a clumsy reading experience. Likewise, a musical (recalling JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY, 1989) should not be two hours of show-stoppers. The audience, a reader, wants the equivalent of a palate cleanser: it sets off, and sets up, the razzle-dazzle of the big numbers. Mother Goose collections include light little-little rhymes for this reason, along with the brilliant entries, Hey Diddle Diddle, e.g. These balance the rest and make a better reading experience.


A little lighty-light SILLY SONG  for the collection

One and Two and Three.
Count like that and see.
Numbers go and go,
So One and Two and Three.

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