Red River Valley
Adrianna has this great toy that plays a lot of different songs. Many of the songs are old folk songs or songs that aren’t commonly heard in most musical toys. She loves it.
One of the songs is Red River Valley. I sometimes like to sing the songs to her when they are playing, but I could only remember one line of this particular song. “I will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile.” So I decided to plug that line into Google and see if I could find the lyrics. And find them I did. One of the sites I visited also had an MP3 file of a group singing the song so I decided to play it. Adrianna immediately came over to me and pulled me to my feet and said, “Dance.”
So we danced. When the song was over, she would not let me put her down. She pointed to my computer and said, “Dance.” So I started the song over again and we danced some more. I think we must have played the song about 10 times before she let me have a break.
I am posting the song Red River Valley for your listening enjoyment. The style of this version of the song, according to Wikipedia, is “Cantopop” (Cantonese Pop Music) and is sung by a group called Twins. I guess they are pretty popular in China. It makes for a quirky, fun song and Adrianna and I both really like it.