Bernard’s daughter used to sing the song below with an American friend of hers. Could anyone record the tune or point to an online recording? Thanks!
When Billy Boy was one, he learned to suck his thumb,
Thumb Billy, thumb Billy, half past one.
When Billy Boy was two, he learned to tie his shoe,
Shoe Billy, shoe Billy, half past two.
When Billy Boy was three, he learned to climb a tree,
Tree Billy, tree Billy, half past three.
When Billy Boy was four, he learned to close the door,
Door Billy, door Billy, half past four.
When Billy Boy was five, he learned to swim and dive,
Dive Billy, dive Billy, half past five.
When Billy Boy was six, he learned to pick up sticks,
Sticks Billy, sticks Billy, half past six.
When Billy Boy was seven, he learned to pray to heaven,
Heaven Billy, heaven Billy, half past seven.
When Billy Boy was eight, he learned to roller skate,
Skate Billy, skate Billy, half past eight.
When Billy Boy was nine, he learned to tell the time,
Time Billy, time Billy, half past nine.
When Billy Boy was ten, he learned to catch the hens,
Hens Billy, hens Billy, half past ten.
Please email me or comment below if you can help with the tune.
UPDATE: Curtis sent us a score which Monique kindly made a midi from – click the link to hear it. Many thanks to Curtis and Monique!
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