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Earworm Redux


This is for those of you who haven’t been trapped inside a car on a long trip with small children. If you don’t know “Down By the Bay”, here’s a chance to learn it yourself. I have wonderful memories of a Hilton Head trip almost 20 years ago. I don’t know how many verses we invented during that trip, but every time I hear this song, I’m transported back to that summer.

Make your own rhymes – instead of a “whale with a polka dot tail”, find something just as ridiculous. Remember, you have been warned…



Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow,
Back to my home,
I dare not go,
Cuz if I do, my momma will say,
Did you ever see a whale with a polka tail?
Down by the bay.

Don’t ask.

And you’re welcome…