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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Snowflake Joy

Every year when the weather man starts to talk about snow here in Ohio, the song "Suzy Snowflake" pops in my head. I think partially because my name is Susan (although I've never been a Suzy), I'm a bit partial to the song and its happy, lighthearted, bouncy tune. My little boys LOVE it, and always want to wait to start singing it until they see the very first snowflakes of winter. Then they burst out in laughter, chanting "HERE COMES SUZY SNOWFLAKE" at decibels that could arguably effect your hearing! 

The funny part is, I can never remember the rest of the words to the song! Last year, my (at that time) 3 year old insisted that I tell him what comes next, and since we were driving down the road at the time, I had to come up with something on the fly. And so, I made up:

"Here comes Suzy Snowflake
she and her friends fall down
tap tap tappin' at window sills
all around the town"

It sufficed for the time being and we've been singing it that way ever since, all the while intending to look up the real lyrics. Well, the boys just started screaming, "WOW! Look outside, it's like a giant snowstorm!" and when I went to the window, I saw millions of beautifully tiny snowflakes lightly dancing to the ground everywhere. It's not actually a snowstorm, in fact the ground is too warm for it even to stick. But my 'drama gene' has been passed down to both boys, and even the hint of some kind of weather event, is enough for them to embellish and turn it into major, overstated excitement! As I started humming the tune and we commented on how Suzy brought SO MANY friends with her today, I decided I was going to look up the lyrics once and for all. So I share with you "Suzy Snowflake", made famous by Rosemary Clooney in 1951 ... and a few snowy, icy, crystal-ly pieces of jewelry! Enjoy!

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Dressed in a snow white gown
Tap, tap, tappin' at your window pane
To tell you she's in town

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Soon you will hear her say
"Come out ev'ryone and play with me
I haven't long to stay

If you want to make a snowman
I'll help you make one, two, three
If you wanna take a sleigh ride
The ride's on me."

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Look at her tumblin' down
Bringing joy to every girl and boy
Suzy's come to town 

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