Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dancing Jonquils?

"When the daffodils dance in the sun and the rain, then you know that the springtime is coming again."
"Tra la la la la la, tra la la la la la, then you know that the springtime is coming again."

I remember singing this song at school, perhaps in first grade. But it has stuck in my mind, and pops out every year round about now when the jonquils, and then the daffodils, start to open. A bit of googling tells me there is more to the song, something about bees in blossom trees, but I have no memory of that. If we sang any more of the song it hasn't stuck with me.


  1. As always, lovely photo and interesting comment. If we sang that song at school it didn't stick with me. I do remember Wordsworth's "Lonely as a cloud..."

  2. that's a lovely song, and they do bring joy to see them dancing.
    i', always in awe of your photos, so clear, can i ask what camera you use?

  3. Its funny that you mentioned that song because I have been singing that line myself for about a week now :) I don't remember the rest of it though.

  4. Kate, I remember "Lonely as a cloud" too; I think that was about grade 5.

    Kaite, my camera is nothing special - I'll see if I can work out how to photograph it and put it here for you. Now there's a challenge.

    Jo-Anne, glad I'm not the only one with this song stuck in my head!

  5. i guess it's the photographer's hands which are something special then. you must be very steady.

  6. I sang and taught the song as a junior class teacher in Sydney, Australia, in the early 1980s. I still sing it to myself every spring! The bits I remember anyway. Now, thanks to the "magic" of the internet, I have found the full words, so will teach it to my preschool class. Haven't found a recording of it though, so the kids will have to cope with my singing!