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Going to the moon

Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon. Zoom zoom zoom, we’ll get there very soon. Five, four, three, two, one. Blast off!

I do not know this song.
I have occasionally heard this song.
I know this song well.
I grew up with this song.
I know another version of this song. (Explain in the comments, please.)

Local groups have occasionally sung this one. This weekend, we toured a nursery, where the words were the caption on all the childrens' rocket ship images. I'm suddenly wondering if the song will be inescapable for under-5s with rocket ships.



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May. 21st, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
I thought I knew another version of the song, but when thinking it over, I realize the song I know is not about going to the MOON but going to the ZOO:

We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo.
How about you, you, you?
You can come too, too, too.
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo.

May. 21st, 2013 09:36 am (UTC)
I had the same thought! I wonder if it's to the same tune?
May. 21st, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
No different tune. Though I am pretty much tone deaf :-)
May. 21st, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
I know a more grown-up version of that song. :)
May. 21st, 2013 07:25 am (UTC)
I think this was another one that was around m&b groups when my kids were small. It's not surprising that we have a similar experience of those songs, given how local we are.

My favourite of these was 'sleeping bunnies', a song explicitly designed to calm down overexcited children. I was in awe recently when an acquaintance described Star Wars day, for slightly older kids, where along with all the lightsaber battles, they'd led the kids through Jedi mind training, where they had to sit very very quietly, access the still small reserves of Force inside themselves, and without moving or saying anything, start to try to move small objects using only the Force. For about quarter of an hour.
May. 21st, 2013 12:04 pm (UTC)
This has become our 'getting out of the bath' song which O now 'sings' himself. However he hasn't yet figured out counting forwards properly let alone backwards so we often get a random sequence of a dozen or so numbers before the 'blast off'.
May. 23rd, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
You have earwormed me with The Vengaboys!
May. 30th, 2013 11:21 pm (UTC)

I've seen (and heard) this on recent children's television program(me)s -- possibly the Backyardigans and/or Super Why. It was previously-unfamiliar to me (from, say, 2009 backwards).
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