Aug 9 2010

Teddy Bear Picnic – #39

If you go down to the woods today
You’re sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You’d better go in disguise.

For ev’ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Ev’ry teddy bear who’s been good
Is sure of a treat today.
There’s lots of marvelous things to eat
And wonderful games to play.

Beneath the trees where nobody sees
They’ll hide and seek as long as they please
Cause that’s the way the teddy bears have their picnic.

If you go down to the woods today
You’d better not go alone.
It’s lovely down in the woods today
But safer to stay at home.

For ev’ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today
Watch them, catch them unawares
And see them picnic on their holiday.

See them gaily gad about
They love to play and shout;
They never have any care;

At six o’clock their mummies and daddies,
Will take them home to bed,
Because they’re tired little teddy bears.

Way back at the end of last year, I talked about doing digital painting:

This is an idea I started laying out in Photoshop a month or so ago. I thought I would do a series of paintings based on song lyrics, or song titles.

The song, of course, is Teddy Bear Picnic. Maybe this should be my first painting.

So I finally got around to doing a final version of Teddy Bear Picnic. Take a listen to the song link – great version from 1932. Man I’d love to see that full orchestra sound come back. The vibe from those songs reminds me of my grandparents – it seems like it was an interesting time in which to live.

I’ve always liked this song. It’s under the guise of a children’s song, but it’s really a bit spooky. Especially with lines like “If you go down to the woods today, you’d better not go alone. It’s lovely down in the woods today, but safer to stay at home.”