One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe,
This old girl has dancing to do

Danny O’Dare, the dancin’ bear,
Ran away from the County Fair,
Ran right up to my back stair
And thought he’d do some dancin’ there.
He started jumpin’ and skippin’ and kickin’,
He did a dance called the Funky Chicken,
He did the Polka, he did the Twist,
He bent himself into a pretzel like this.
He did the Dog and the Jitterbug,
He did the Jerk and the Bunny Hug.
He did the Waltz and the Boogaloo,
He did the Hokey-Pokey too.
He did the Bop and the Mashed Potata,
He did the Split and the See Ya Later.
And now he’s down upon one knee,
Bowin’ oh so charmingly,
And winkin’ and smilin’–it’s easy to see
Danny O’Dare wants to dance with me.
~ Shel Silverstein

Alice at My Wintersong introduced me to Shel Silverstein recently, and I have had fun browsing a selection of his poems for children. Padmini, the girls will love them!

At this stage you all know that I put great store by these Friday LBC posts.

They are prepared sometimes with great thought and dedication. Mind you, there are some weeks I pace the floor while tearing my hair out, in desperation to think of a few words of wisdom to share with you, my dedicated readers.

But, and it is a big BUT — today at E N O R M O U S expense I have something special to offer……………

Real Gold Star talent…. For the very first time, in Ireland……

No, make that the very first time in the whole wide world I give you…..

Grateful thanks must go to speccy for her energy, time and patience in dealing with two extremely talented prima donnas wooden legged dancers. 😉

Our topic of DANCE came elegantly gliding across the polished floor from Will Knott and I think it is now time for you to two step along and join in the dance of our other active members: Delirious, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, The Old Fossil, Will Knott.

25 thoughts on “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

  1. Nancy


    I loved the poem by Shel Silverstein and I also enjoyed the video of you dancing. Seems a good time was had by all.

    BUT, you have forgotten to say a kind word about the passing of Larry LaPrize and, since his dance was mentioned in Shel’s poem, I think it only appropriate that you mention Larry.

    What with all the sadness and trauma going on in
    the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the almost unnoticed death, recently, of a very important person. Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote the Hokey-Pokey died peacefully at home. He was 93.

    LaPrise’s funeral was private, attended mostly by family and close acquaintances. The most traumatic part was getting him into the casket. They put his left leg in…and then the trouble started.

    Oh,well, GM, maybe we shouldn’t have mentioned Larry after all.

  2. Rummuser

    What a fantastic treat1 The poem as well as the video. Grannymar, you have just earned the biggest applause that I have ever given to any one ever.

  3. Mayo

    Grannymar, i thought you were going to save that dance for me.
    Nancy, I guess– you will have to due.

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Nancy – Poor old Larry, It seems he died several times. Mind you with all that Hokey-Pokey, I am not surprised! 😆

    Ramana – It was fun. I have had the pleasure of Paul’s company again today and alas, I wore him out! 😆

    Shackman – You better watch out if you ever come to Ireland….. you might have to dance with me! 😉

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Mayo – That was not my last dance by many a long shot, I will save a special one for you!

    Delirious – It was thanks to Alice that I discovered these treasures.

  6. Alice

    One of the greatest gifts is to give someone pleasure. I’m so happy my mentioning Shel Silverstein opened up so many new trails for you to travel. And your commenter(s) are so much fun too! The hokey pokey story had me laughing out loud and sharing with hubby. 😆

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Alice – I have bookmarked Shel Silverstein’s poetry and hope to return to it many times in the future.

    We can always depend on Nancy to come up with a good story!

  8. Grannymar Post author

    Kirk – Welcome back for the dance. LBC members are scattered across the globe and it is not often we have a chance to meet in person, so it was a perfect way to celebrate….with a little dance!

    Cathy – It was fun.

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  10. Grannymar Post author

    BWT – Well, you did call me a mad woman, I have to live up to my reputation!! 😉

  11. Grannymar Post author

    Fos – That young whipper snapper, BWT, has now met two female members from the group. He met Padmini last year.

  12. The Old Fossil

    Hmmm … one from India, one from Ireland. I think I’ll dress in drag and hang out in a Paris Cafe and see if he shows up now that I’m able to recognize him.

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