Friday, March 30, 2007

my son has an encounter with Shelob

poetry Friday: the alphabet of Nations

Kinda out of it today, so I'm just going to include a verse from one of my son's favorite songs, from the awesome kid's album Here Come the ABCs by They Might Be Giants.

It's notable for being one of the few songs to pay tribute to the lovely, but relatively obscure nation of West Xylophone.

The alphabet of nations!

Algeria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Dominica, Egypt, France, the Gambia

Hungary, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya and Mongolia

Norway, Oman, Pakistan

Qatar, Russia, Suriname

Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam

West Xylophone, Yemen, Zimbabwe

copyright 2005, They Might Be Giants