Rambling over Coffee: A song from my childhood - Once Upon a Unicorn (I think???)
About a year ago, I had an old memory pop into my head of a song I recall singing in grade school. I remember I loved it and had never heard it before, but we had a music teacher that was only there for 1 year before moving on to bigger and greener pastures than our little bitty school, and he had chosen some incredibly 'different' songs for our concerts that year he was there.
One of the songs at our Christmas concert was about a unicorn and oh how I loved unicorns back then! My bedroom was filled with unicorn mirrors, figurines, stuffed unicorns, sparkly 'sun catchers' in the shapes of unicorns, music boxes and more... and be still my heart - we got to sing about them at our Christmas concert!
I don't recall the teacher's name, but I can see his face. I can even remember his wife and his little girl sitting in the audience that evening. I recall the 'banter' he had with the audience before the song started. He asked the crowd if anyone had ever seen a unicorn before. Among the twitters and chuckles, one man raised his hand. The music teacher, a bit caught off guard (because, who was going to say YES they've seen a unicorn?) asked the man, slouched down in his seat, with his arms cross and his farmer's style cap on his head this; "Well sir, may I ask you where you saw that unicorn!?" The man just smiled and shook his head no.
The crowd laughed... and we started to sing.
I wanted to find this song online. I was hoping for a version on Youtube or a recording so I could hear it again, but I never found a copy of it. I don't give up hope though, as I think I've blogged previously about a couple different songs I searched for years for online and they were no where to be found... until the internet got bigger. As the internet grows and more and more information is added, it gets easier and easier to find 'things'.
So I believe that someday, someone will upload a copy of this song that I recall from one concert from my childhood and I'll hear it again.
Until then, I have bits and pieces of the song in my memory... although I can't promise the lyrics are correct! Ha ha. I sing it in my head sometimes anyway.
Once Upon a Unicorn
Once upon a time, and far away,
in a land that was enchanted and serene...
To a little lad, one sunny day,
came a creature that was never, ever seen.
For where most had two horns,
he only had one!
And a coat of white that bedazzled the sun!
He said, "Come and run with me! Come and run with me!
In the sunlight, in the moonlight, come and run with me!"
"For I am a unicorn! I'm a horse with a single horn! And now it is Christmas morn! Come and run with me!"
Related products available through Amazon;
Once Upon a Unicorn: An illustrated children's book
100 Singalong Songs For Kids
Children's Songs, A Collection of Childhood Favorites
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