Enchanting Story with a Star at the End!

Thanks to CMN’s Margaret Hooton and Liz Hannan for sharing this story/song on our e-list.

The Little House with No Doors and Windows and a Star Inside

Author: Caroline Sherwin Bailey

(Have an apple for the ending. Enjoy the apple slices.  Tune:  Did You Ever See A Lassie?)

Once there was a little boy who had played almost all day. He had played with all his toys and all the games he knew, and he could not think of anything else to do. So, he went to his mother and asked, “Mother, what shall I do now?” His mother sang:

I know a little red house, a red house, a red house

I know a little red house, with no windows or door.

A star on the inside, a star on the inside

I know a little red house with no windows or door.

You can find it, if you go look for it.

So the little boy went outside and there he met a little girl. He asked:

 

Do you know a little red house, a red house, a red house

do you know a little red house with no windows or door?

A star on the inside, a star on the inside

Do you know a little red house with no windows or door?

“No, ” said the little girl.

 

I don’t know a little red house, a red house, a red house

I don’t know a little red house with no windows or door.

A star on the inside, a star on the inside

I don’t know a little red house with no windows or door.

“But you can ask my daddy. He is a farmer and he knows lots of things. He’s down by the barn and maybe he can help you.”

So, the little boy went to the farmer down by the barn and sang:

Do you know a little red house, a red house, a red house

do you know a little red house with no windows or door?

A star on the inside, a star on the inside

Do you know a little red house with no windows or door?

 

“No,” said the farmer.

 

I don’t know a little red house, a red house, a red house

I don’t know a little red house with no windows or door.

A star on the inside, a star on the inside

I don’t know a little red house with no windows or door.

 

“But why don’t you ask Grandmother.  She is in her house up on

the hill. She is very wise and knows many things. Maybe she can help you.”

 

So, the little boy went up the hill to Grandmother’s and asked:

 

Do you know a little red house, a red house, a red house

do you know a little red house with no windows or door?

A star on the inside, a star on the inside

Do you know a little red house with no windows or door?

“No,” Grandmother answered.

I don’t know a little red house, a red house, a red house

I don’t know a little red house with no windows or door.

A star on the inside, a star on the inside

I don’t know a little red house with no windows or door.

 

”But why don’t you ask the wind, for the wind goes everywhere,

and I am sure he can help you.”

 

So, the little boy went outside and asked the wind:

Do you know a little red house, a red house, a red house

do you know a little red house with no windows or door?

A star on the inside, a star on the inside

Do you know a little red house with no windows or door?

And the wind said, ”OHHHH! OOOOOOOO!”  And it sounded to the little boy as if the wind said:

“Come with me.” So the little boy ran after the wind. He ran through the grass and into the orchard and there on the ground he found the little house – the little red house with no windows or door.

He picked it up, and it filled both of his hands.

He ran home to his mother and said, “Look, Mother!”

 

I found a little red house, a red house, a red house

I found a little red house with no windows or door.

But where is the bright star? Where is the bright star?

I found a little red house with no windows or door.

 

So this is what his mother did:

(cut the apple across the middle from side to side, not top to bottom)

Now I see the bright star, the bright star, the bright star

Now I see the bright star in the house with no door.

 

Do YOU?