With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: A Bushel and a Peck

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Bushel and a Peck

I may be being extra sentimental lately but this warmed my heart when I saw it on pinterest.
My mom often would sing this to me when I was little :)
here was her version:
~*~
I didn't know that it came from
the Musical "Guys And Dolls"
(Frank Loesser) 
Perry Como & Betty Hutton - 1950 Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely - 1950 Doris Day - 1950 The Andrews Sisters - 1953 Johnny Desmond - 1953 Vivian Blaine - 1953 

I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep
About you, about you
Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
you bet your pretty neck,
I do Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo
I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck
though you make my heart a wreck
Make my heart a wreck
and you make my life a mess
Make my life a mess,
yes A mess of happiness
About you, about you
Cause I love you
a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck, I do
Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo
I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck
and it beats me all to heck
Beats me all to heck
and I'll never tend the farm
Never tend the farm
when I wanna keep my arm About you,
about you
Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck, I do
Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo

15 comments:

Julie said...

How sweet! Those are the memories we hang to forever!

Snap said...

Love it. Sweet memories of your Mom. I remember this song and had no idea it is from Guys and Dolls.

Karen said...

How precious! I got such a kick out this. I remember singing this when I was a little girl and this song was so popular. Brought back some great memories. Thanks!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Maple Lane said...

Such a precious memory for you and I love the photo you included. Your children and grandchildren are so blessed that you chronicle all these sweet treasures for their future.
Sending a hug your way, Mildred

Laurie said...

This is a treasure, Lorraine; I had never heard it before, and the fact that your Mom sang it to you is such a precious memory. When I played the video, Maya and Eli came running to see and hear it, and they asked me to play it several times. A "new" song for us to sing together!

Blessings,
Laurie

Jeane` said...

I love that song, always have...but have never heard it sung so sweetly as it was by that little Olivia!

Julie Harward said...

How sweet this is...and isn't motherhood the most special thing ever?! We will always need our mothers and all they ever said and did remain in our souls forever. I thank God for such a gift. :D

podso said...

I sang this to my little boys every night at bedtime (first version).

Debbie said...

Oh I LOVE that song too...used to sing it all the time to my little ones....She is just ADORABLE....How precious that you have it on a video. Have a wonderful day! HUGS

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I know this one also...so enjoyed seeing it and hearing it here...I can hear my mom's voice. I can also hear my husband's voice, his family loved musicals.

Thanks for sharing...it just brings a smile to my face.

Ann said...

I've never heard that song before. What a sweet memory of your mom

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love that song, yes, Guys and Dolls, love the whole soundtrack! But what a nice memory of your mom, makes me smile! Now I have that song in my head :)

Petra said...

What a sweet memory of your mom. I've used the saying with my kids when they were small, but have never heard about the song. Thank you for sharing it! Blessings!

Susan said...

Awwwww, LDH, I remember that song, too! Thanks for the memories. Susan

Adrienne said...

My mom sang that one to me often. I've sung it to her many times when I tell her goodbye since my dad died. It always brings a smile to her face!
~Adrienne~

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