We here at the blog are excited to announce a new series! In tandem with new PIO! Editor Brigid Finucane, we will begin sharing songs from the extensive archives once or twice a month. This song and article excerpt is from Member Ingrid Noyes, and sung by members Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease.
“Every spring I am filled with delight by the bursting forth of lovely wildflowers. So burst forth this song! I use the ASL signs for “spring,” “I,” and “love,” and other signs I made up for “boing” and “boing, boing” I also have ids draw beautiful pictures of each flower, which can be shown as they’re mentioned in the song. Although the flowers I use are from northern California, you can change the flowers to fit your region. Thus, the song can be used in conjunction with a lesson in natural science and local botany. I use no instrumentation for this song except for some percussion with my hand on my thigh during the verses.”
Brigid Finucane adds a modern touch to the song when she sings it now, she takes pictures of the flowers in her garden with her iPad and shows it to her students while they sing!
In 1999 Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease covered Spring! on their album Celebrate, and changed the words to fit their mid-western homes. Below is an mp3 from the album. For the music and lyrics, click here: Spring! By Ingrid Noyes