I’m A Little Teapot

Holiday Greetings, Kiddies! I do hope you are all being good little boys and girls so Santa will leave you toys and not coal! I don’t have a holiday nursery rhyme for you, but I do have a traditional American rhyme. Enjoy it and your holiday. I’ll be back after Christmas with a new rhyme. In the meantime, Sabina has a special post for Christmas day, so check us out!!

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Traditional version

 

Books, records and videos

  

  

           How can one rhyme have so many books, music and visual aids devoted to it?

 

Artwork

 “I’m a Little Teapot” Donna Vines Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “I’m a Little Teapot Mosaic Canvas Print”  The Best of British Collection, The Inside Man

 

 

 

 Teapot Mosaic Kits by Jo Letchford Mosaics

 Red Teapot kit by Jo Letchford Mosaics, Folkestone, Kent Blue Teapot kit by Jo Letchford Mosaics, Folkestone, Kent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two sides of the same Teapot,  Aesthetic Teapot, circa 1881

  The teapot was sold by Christie’s in October of 2012 for $11,250!

I’m a Little Teapot, Debbie Cusick

 

 

Beauty and the Beast teapot, thanks Disney 

 

History

“The Teapot Song”, commonly known as “I’m a Little Teapot”, is an American song describing the heating and pouring of a teapot or a whistling tea kettle, which also has a spout but would be used to pour hot water onto tea bags or a tea ball filled with loose tea leaves. The song was originally written by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley and published in 1939.

Clarence Kelley and his wife ran a dance school for children, which taught the “Waltz Clog”, a popular and easy-to-learn tap dance routine. This routine, however, proved too difficult for the younger students to master. Initially inspired by Cassandra Lewis. To solve this problem, George Sanders wrote The Teapot Song, which required minimal skill and encouraged natural pantomime. Both the song and its accompanying dance, the “Teapot Tip”, became enormously popular in America and overseas.

from Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

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