I was doing a mic check yesterday in church and singing "There Once Was a Boy Named Pierre" so that the choir could respond at the appropriate time, ("Who only could say, I DON'T CARE"). To my shock and horror, none of my peeps knew "Really Rosie!"
Not even the usher that morning who has a six year old daughter knows "Really Rosie!"
I thought this was most terrible and determined to tell everyone about the wonderful album that is "Really Rosie," which was produced in 1975, way before Girl Power was a big deal. It features the songs of Carole King and a lead character named Rosie who's a real diva and wears a feather boa.
I'm really Rosie/And I'm Rosie real.
You better believe me/I'm a great big deal/Believe me (Beleeeeeeive me).
I'm a star from afar off the golden coast
Beat that drum, make that toast to Rosie the most!
Believe me (Belieeeeeeeeeeeve me).
I can sing tea for two, and two for tea.
I can act 'to be or not to be.'
I can tap across the Tapanzee
Hey can't ya see? I'm terrific at everything.
No star shines as bright as me! Rosie!
The songs are tuneful and funny and easily memorized, and really great stuff to go belting around the house with your elementary school age kids.
I can't recommend highly enough that you throw the Yanni in the trash as fast as possible and hook up with some Rosie.