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On Top of Spaghetti, A Singable Picture Book with Art by Art Seiden

Posted on: November 27, 2011

Here’s “On Top of Spaghetti” with some funny pictures by Art Seiden from the 1960’s.

ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of “On Top of Old Smoky“)
Lyrics Adapted by Tom Glazer
Illustrated by Art Seiden

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And then the next summer,
It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered,
With beautiful moss,
And on it grew meatballs,
And tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
And don’t ever sneeze.

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Blog Appreciations of Art Seiden’s Work, here:

Art Seiden (1923-2004 )
http://todaysinspiration.blogspot.com/2005/12/art-seiden-1923-2004.html

Art Seiden: Master of Storybook Style
http://todaysinspiration.blogspot.com/2008/07/art-seiden-master-of-storybook-style.html

Flickr Photo Stream of Art Seiden Illustrations from 1955 Coronet Children’s Magazine:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22736833@N00/68332182/

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Related Posts

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/on-top-of-spaghetti-a-singable-picture-book/

“Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along,” A Singable Book, Letter Z (tune of “On Top of Old Smoky”)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/read-sing-play-abc-sing-along-a-singable-book-letter-z-tune-of-on-top-of-old-smokey/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/food-glorious-food-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-about-food/

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