Hope-si-diddly-do (a children’s song)

Hope-si-diddly-do
sing a song of happiness.
Care and love shall spin their bliss
hope-si-doodly-do.

Hope-si-diddly-do
dawn shines new, more brightly too
when all join hands and share the light
hope-si-doodly-do.

Hope-si-diddly-do
sing a song of happiness.
Make our world a kinder place
singing do-good-diddly-do.

My granddaughter, Marika, age 9, made up a tune for this and sings it in the video below.

​Sung by Marika, age 9 (my grandaughter). A quadrille (44 words) written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets, where today De is giving us the prompt word, “hope.”
I’ve also posted another poem which uses all 42 words (including hope) in this quadrille series: Film Noir Take 42.

75 thoughts on “Hope-si-diddly-do (a children’s song)

    • lillian October 9, 2017 / 12:52 pm

      She had fun thinking up a tune for the words πŸ™‚

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  1. dornahainds October 9, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    What a Marvelous combination of Poem and Song. πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 8:59 am

      Glad you enjoyed. It was really fun to watch Marika create a tune for the words! πŸ™‚

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      • dornahainds October 11, 2017 / 1:22 pm

        She has a Beautiful voice. πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€

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  2. whimsygizmo October 9, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Oh, Lill. THANK YOU so much for this. Please thank Marika. The world needs more of her. And you.

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:00 am

      Just for you, my friend. Glad you enjoyed! She’s enjoyed reading the replies πŸ™‚

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  3. Glenn Buttkus October 9, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    “and the children shall lead us.”–what fun; ten minute smile on my face.

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    • lillian October 10, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Thanks, Glenn. Taking care of grandkids over the long weekend so had Rika help me out! πŸ™‚ The words just came and then I realized they’d make a cute song. She thought up the tune. Always happy to hand out smiles πŸ™‚ Getting ready to open the bar for Poetics today. VERY late to reading…seems that’s happening of late. Always get to yours though…even if late.

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  4. Grace October 9, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    So sweet and delightful to listen to ~ A song of happiness, thank you !!!!

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:01 am

      There is just something about a child’s voice, right? Glad you enjoyed.

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  5. Dr. Crystal Howe October 9, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    This is beautiful, Lillian and Marika! I’m a songwriter and couldn’t have written or sung it better myself. What a blessing, thank you both so much! ❀

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    • lillian October 10, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      So glad you enjoyed! We sure had fun doing it.

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    • lillian October 10, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Thanks! I’ve read some of the comments to Rika…she has a big grin on her face! πŸ™‚

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    • lillian October 10, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      Her dad is a successful composer of choral music and her mom (my daughter) has a DMA in organ performance and teaches organ, harpsichord and directs the choral program at Phillips Academy in Andover. So there LOTS of music in her background πŸ™‚

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:01 am

      Thanks, Paul. Sometimes we all need a little sweet to brighten our day, right?

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Vivian. So glad you enjoyed! Marika thanks you too!

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  6. jillys2016 October 9, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Speechless. So often the childrens’ songs and nursery rhymes carry deep meaning. This is brilliant, Lil!

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Thanks, Jilly. I read the poem aloud to her and she suggested the idea of singing it. We really had fun doing it! πŸ™‚ And yes, it was written for De and thinking of her and Las Vegas…and how children’s innocence and happiness is so needed everywhere.

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      • jillys2016 October 11, 2017 / 3:55 pm

        And what a voice that child has!

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  7. kim881 October 9, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    Oh Lill, this is just adorable! I can’t wait for my grandchild to arrive and have this all to look forward to! Hope-si-diddly-do.

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:04 am

      Having grandchildren is indeed wonderful. What I truly truly enjoy is watching our children be parents. πŸ™‚

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  8. Bev October 9, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    How sweet and pure is the voice of a child, reminding us all there’s still good-si-diddly-do!

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:05 am

      What a lovely lovely reply….thank you, Bev.

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  9. Karen October 9, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    A great grandmother/granddaughter combination!

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:05 am

      πŸ™‚ It was really fun to do!

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  10. Truedessa October 9, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Thank you for the smile on this rainy day! May the children always sing…

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:06 am

      “May the children always sing…” Amen to that!

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Oh my! I read her this and she said her papa received a ukulele kit for Christmas last year but hasn’t finished making it yet! I think I’d rather have her lead a lovely life a bit more out of the spot light. But, as with our children….the choice is theirs. πŸ™‚ So glad you enjoyed, Frank.

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  11. Waltermarks October 9, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Well, I’m just jealous. Talent just follows in your family. Hope-si-diddly-do is a wonderful song!

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:08 am

      She totally made up the tune herself. I just wrote the words. It was fun to hear her and she just did this tune first thing! So glad you enjoyed. She always makes me smile.

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Amen to that! Next best thing, may we always smile at the beauty of children. πŸ™‚

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Marika says thank you! And I thank you too!

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  12. Mish October 9, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    Wonderful collaboration! Children’s songs and voices hold the innocence, perspective and hope that this world needs.

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Thank you, Mish. And she truly is as sweet and loving as her voice!

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  13. vandana October 10, 2017 / 2:34 am

    Aha! beautiful and I love this hopeful song, a nice poem to make my day πŸ™‚

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Thanks for stopping by. And so very glad to hand out smiles. She really had fun making up the tune.

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  14. Feelings and Freedom October 10, 2017 / 2:39 am

    Beautiful words and such a sweet voice! She’s a talented little girl πŸ™‚ Loved her voice and tune!

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thank you! And she really is as sweet as her voice πŸ™‚ Of course, as her grandmother, I am a bit biased!

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  15. adda October 10, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Magnifique! Kudos to the maestro and songstress ❀

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thanks, Adda. We really had fun doing this!

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  16. lynn__ October 10, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Hope is precious! Thank you, Lillian and Marika, for sharing this happy song πŸ™‚

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:12 am

      You’re welcome. And yes indeed….hope is a precious commodity that we all need.

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  17. Linda Kruschke October 10, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    What a wonderful little song! Thanks for sharing your granddaughter’s lovely rendition.

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:13 am

      Thanks, Linda. I asked her to read my words aloud and next thing I knew she was singing them! Made me smile. So glad you enjoyed.

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  18. merrildsmith October 10, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I love your granddaughter singing the song! ❀

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:13 am

      Thank you! She had fun putting the words to a tune. So glad you enjoyed!

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  19. Colin Lee October 11, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Upsy-daisy. Can’t watch the video in China. Gotta wait till I get out to see it. Needless to say, the poem is hope-si-diddly-GOOD!

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    • lillian October 11, 2017 / 9:15 am

      So glad you liked the words, Colin. Sad you cannot hear her singing. Would you be able to play just an audio? If so, I can just record the singing and perhaps email it to you. Up to you. Her voice is quite sweet and compliments the words.

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      • Colin Lee October 11, 2017 / 10:10 am

        Don’t worry, Lillian. I’ll come back later on this week, when I’ll scale the firewall and reach the other side! Thanks for the offer though. You’re so jolly kind.

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      • Colin Lee October 13, 2017 / 7:19 am

        Finally got a chance to listen to it! Amazing! You must be a very proud granny.

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  20. Sketchuniverse October 14, 2017 / 5:37 am

    Reblogged this on sketchuniverse and commented:
    HI SISTERS ! DON’T YOU KNOW THAT A GOOD SKETCH CAN GENERATE A BEAUTIFUL SCULPTURE AND THIS ON A SWEET SONG? HAVE A NICE SATURDAY !

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  21. Just Barry October 14, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    There are few things more hopeful than a child singing. This is adorable and sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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