Sunday, November 19, 2006

Oompa loompa doom pa dee do

I just love the songs sang by the Oompa Loompas in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory each time a naughty child meets a horrible demise. During this past year Mama-E created beautiful colorways which corresponded with Project Spectrum for her sock club members. July's color was named Beau after Violet Beauregard and August's colorway was dubbed Augustus for Augustus Gloop.

And true to their namesakes here we see Augustus busily gorging himself on chocolate while the ever-pushy Violet (Beau) becomes the first to be knitted into socks.

Now off to clean house and sneak in a few rows of knitting while visions of small orange men and those catchy songs are fresh in my noggin'. And because I love to share, here are the words sang by those sage fellows.

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do I have a perfect puzzle for you

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-dee If you are wise, you'll listen to me

What do you get when you guzzle down sweets?

Eating as much as an elephant eats

What are you at getting terribly fat?

What do you think will come of that?

I don't like the look of it

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da

If you're not greedy, you will go far

You will live in happiness too

Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do

I have another puzzle for you

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-da-dee

If you are wise, you'll listen to me

Gum chewing's fine when it's once in a while

It stops you from smoking

And brightens your smile

But it's repulsive, revolting, and wrong

Chewing and chewing all day long

The way that a cow does

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da

Given good manners, you will go far

You will live in happiness too

Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do

I have another puzzle for you

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-da-dee

If you are wise, you'll listen to me

Who do you blame when your kid is a brat?

Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat

Blaming the kids is a lie and a shame

You know exactly who's to blame

The mother and the father

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da

If you're not spoiled, then you will go far

You will live in happiness too

Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do

I have another puzzle for you

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-da-dee

If you are wise, you'll listen to me

What do you get from a glut of TV?

A pain in the neck and an IQ of three

Why don't you try simply reading a book?

Or can you just not bear to look?

You'll get no...you'll get no...you'll get no commercials

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da

If you're not greedy, you will go far

You will live in happiness too

Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

3 Comments:

Blogger Cindy said...

I have never known all the words. The Violet socks are much prettier than the little brat in the movie. I also love the Augustas colorway. What a neat idea. Mama E rocks with her dyeing. I so wish I could, too.....sigh.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Does Lemony Snicket have anything on Roald Dahl? Hmmm....

8:19 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

The socks look wonderful Heide!!! Love that colour. Your feet and legs look so elegant in this pic too...mine are short and dumpy like me. LOL.

4:33 PM  

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