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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of the world.
- Have you ever wondered what is the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain? This video explains it, plus a whole lot more! Enjoy! Mama Lisa Read more »
- Little Orphant Annie is a poem written by James Whitcomb Riley in 1885. The language is a little different from standard English because it was written in the Hoosier dialect of Indiana. You can find the poem below with two different mp3 recordings. The first recording is more emotive, while the 2nd is very clear to... Read more »
- Who remembers the expression "I love you with a cherry on top"? I remember saying it to my mother either to express love or to butter her up if I wanted something! You can make the expression even stronger, by adding more and more toppings as if your love was an ice cream sundae. You can... Read more »
- Many of us grew up watching Mr. Rogers. He was on the kids’ show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that ran in some form from 1963 to 2001. Here’s a Mr. Rogers video song remix called Sing Together that was just released by PBS (the station that ran his show). It’s a sequel to the previous Mr.... Read more »
- The IBM 704 was the first computer to sing a song. You can see how big this computer was in the image above. In 1961, the IBM 704 was programmed to sing the chorus of the song, "Daisy Bell" by Harry Dacre. You can hear its rendition in the YouTube video below... Here is the chorus... Read more »
- Here’s a poem called To the Gnat by Samuel Rogers. It seems like a fitting poem with summer quickly approaching and bringing with it those pesky gnats! You’ll find the words and an mp3 recording below. After the poem you can find definitions to some of the words that are lesser known. MP3 of To The... Read more »
- Jade wrote asking for help with an Italian song from Toritto. Here’s her email: Hey. Love your site. I was looking for a song my nonna used to sing to me as a child. She was from Toritto, a small town outside Bari. It’s in dialect. I’m probably going to butcher the spelling but this is... Read more »
- Here is a sweet video rendition of the German lullaby, Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf, followed by the German lyrics and an English translation. Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf, Der Vater hüt die Schaf, Die Mutter schüttelts Bäumelein, Da fällt herab ein Träumelein.... Read more »
- Here’s a short color film of New York city taken in 1939. What’s interesting is how much it looks like today, though the city wasn’t as "tall". Everyone was also more dressed up. A lot of people wore hats in those days. Enjoy! Mama Lisa Hattip: Kotke Photo: Wikipedia Read more »