Playing piano for the 3:30 singalong at Best Friends Adult Day Care
“Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” is the first song in the songbook
I call it every time, raising one finger
Most participants sing, some of whom don’t do very much verbalizing otherwise.
The song is from the movie SONG OF THE SOUTH, which I saw when I was very young
Didn’t really register the racial stereotypes, although they were obvious
Didn’t know that Uncle Remus was named after Romulus’s brother.
Used to read the “Brer Rabbit” comic strip
Once Brer Bear and Brer Fox caught Brer Rabbit using their tar-baby decoy
When he was caught, Brer Rabbit begged not to be thrown in the briar patch
Reverse psychology, it was his favorite place
Maybe I’ll try that: “Please, Mr. President, you can do anything you want, but please don’t send me to Canada.”