Once I Caught a Fish Alive

12345 (Once I Caught a Fish Alive)

 

 

Check out the video:

 

 

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The song is taken from our 2013 album of nursery rhymes and lullabies called Dance and Dream.

 

The album Dance and Dream comprises a collection of famous nursery rhymes with a modern twist.  Nursery rhymes have a long list of benefits for children.  For example, have been shown to improve cognitive, verbal, motor and social skills to name but a few.  However, the recordings of the traditional songs are usually quite lethargic and computer-generated which makes them difficult to listen to.  This album offers parents and children all the advantages associated with playing nursery rhymes but with the added advantage that the music sounds much more up-do-date.  This is primarily down to the recording techniques and production we used to create the product and the decision to use exclusively acoustic instrumentation on the record.  An album that uses non computer-generated instruments obviously takes longer to produce and requires a larger investment (as session musicians & engineers are required) but the result is far superior to the alternative.  The achieved sound is warm, wholesome and has a contemporary twist (which was exactly what we were looking for!)
Dance and Dream also contains a couple of original songs. This clip is from Sweet Little Dreams which is available on disc 2 of Dance and Dream


Over the coming weeks we’ll be commissioning more videos to accompany the other tracks on the album.  We want the animations to reflect the fresh, vibrant nature of the music and so it’s not a quick process I’m afraid!  Take a look at the Youtube video posted above and tell us what you think.  Which song on the album would you like us to animate next?  The choices are as follows:

 

  • Ring A Ring O’ Roses
  • If You’re Happy And You Know It
  • The Grand Old Duke Of York
  • Here We Go Looby Loo
  • Pop Goes The Weasel
  • London Bridge Is Falling Down
  • Skip To My Lou
  • The Wheels On The Bus
  • Can You Dance?
  •  The Alphabet Song
  • Sweet Little Dreams
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  •  Oh My Darling Clementine
  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain
  • Mary Mary Quite Contrary
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Frere Jacques

 

When you search the internet for a children’s animation, what are you looking for?  Is it something that will entertain your child for a few minutes?   Please let us know so that we can create the best possible videos for you and your child.  Feel free to tell us what you’d like to see on the next video and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

 

Lyrics

 

1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive

6,7,8,9,10 then I let it go again

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so

Which finger did it bite?

The little one on the right

 

1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive

6,7,8,9,10 then I let it go again

Why did you let it go? Because it bit my finger so

Which finger did it bite? The little one on the right

 

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Shall we sing this song again?

 

1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive

6,7,8,9,10 then I let it go again

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so

Which finger did it bite?

The little one on the right

 

1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive

6,7,8,9,10 then I let it go again

Why did you let it go? Because it bit my finger so

Which finger did it bite? The little one on the right

 

Origins

 

Once I Caught a Fish Alive was first recorder in 1765 and released under the Mother Goose brand.

 

Did you know the song was originally about a hare?  Henry Bolton recorded the ‘fishy’ version in 1880.

 

The song was written to help children learn to count to 10 and is still an effective teaching tool for that purpose.  Its infectious melody sticks in children’s heads which makes it far easier for them to recall the number sequence.

 

 

 

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