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“Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes”
Maddie Ziegler - Rhythm In Your Nursery Rhymes (1)
Song by
Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway
Dance:   "Rhythm In Your Nursery Rhymes"
Album:   Sibling Revelry
Released:  
February 20, 1996
Genre(s):  
Jazz
Label:  
DRG Records
Length:  
4:14
Album Chronology
Previous: “The Sweet Sounds / I Can See It”
Current: Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes
Next: “My Buddy / Old Friends”
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"Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes" is a song by Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway. It was used for Maddie's pre-Dance Moms solo in 2009.

Youtube link
DEA New York Nationals 2009

Lyrics[]

Y'know, it's funny
When Liz and I were growing up, we were so different
Sometimes, we couldn't believe that we were sisters

Liz loved baseball
I loved poetry

Liz read Nancy Drew
I read Dorothy Parker

Liz listened to The Monkees
I listened to Miles Davis

It was hard being me

Fishing's not the reason I don't wanna go to school
Swimming holes don't bother me 'cause I'm no swimming fool
The teacher thinks I'm stupid, but I know that she's wrong
'Cause if she taught me my way – it wouldn’t take me long...

Yeah

I could learn my ABC's
Bring home A's instead of D's
And my mom and dad I'd please if I had rhythm in my nursery rhymes

In the corner, on a stool, I'd sit 'cause I broke a rule
But I'd show them that I'm no fool If I had rhythm in my nursery rhymes

Tra-la-la-la-la won't get me far -- Lately I've been thinkin'
If I had just a little bit of rhythm, I'd could be a Washington or a Lincoln

Simple Simon at the fair
He met a pie man who was there
About those two guys I don't care
'Cause I need rhythm in my nursery rhymes

And I need scats
To show me where it's at

(Scatting)

Give me some sweet talk friendly eight-eight's
That's how I wanna learn my history dates

Slump that base nice and cool
I don't know if I really want to go to school
Uh-huh!

A little Ms. Muppet could use a little trumpet

I never lost sleep over little Bo Peep, but I'd wanna hear if I heard little sacks

Tra-la-la-la-la won't get me far -- Lately I've been thinkin'
If I had just a little bit of rhythm, I could be a Washington or a Lincoln

Jack and Jill went up the hill, hoping not to take a spill
But all those two guys I might care
If I heard a drum, my boy burned his snare

Rhythm!

Uh-huh!

I got no use for Mother Goose
She don't mean a thing
I'm in favor of Old King Cole 'cause he made his fiddler swing

Yeah, lullabies are all okay
And when my mama sings in her own way
But I prefer that party hey's

I need rhythm in my nursery
A rhythm in my nursery
Rhythm in my nursery rhymes

Simple Simon swingin' with me
Oh, yeah

Trivia[]

  • Results include:
    • Dance Educators of America Regionals (New York) - January 16-18, 2009 - 1st in Novice Division
    • Star Systems Talent (Pittsburgh) - February 20-22, 2009 - 3rd in Mini Solos
    • Dance Educators of America Regionals (Pittsburgh) - March 27-28, 2009 - 1st in Small Fry Solo
    • Fire & Ice Talent (Pittsburgh) - July 17-19, 2009 - 2nd in Advanced Mini Solo
    • Dance Educators of America Nationals (New York) - June 27-30, 2009 - Small Fry Miss DEA Title Winner
    • Fire & Ice Nationals (Gatlinburg) - July 17-19, 2009 - Petite Miss Dance Winner

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