I wrote this first lullaby, Plip Plop Raindrop, while Bowden was still in the womb. He came into the world nearly two weeks past his due date. I was still working for the police department back then so I would drive around on patrol working out the kinks in this song while I waited for water to break or some other development. I remember singing Plip Plop Raindrop to a very irate young man one night on the way to the correctional center. As I recall he didn't enjoy it much. I can't blame him, after all, I didn't particularly enjoy listening to him either. The lullaby was ready to go when Bowden was finally induced on June 10th. Maybe I'll try and talk Sarah into singing some of these songs for me.
PLIP PLOP RAINDROP
Plip plop raindrop, falling on my rooftop
Plip-plip-plop will it ever stop?
Peep peep peepers peeping by the pond
Peepers peeping an evening song.
Splish splash big bass jumping in the lake
Splitting the silence of daybreak
Whack whack lumberjack chopping down a tree
Maple, pine, walnut, hickory
Rip tear black bear diggin for some grubs
Mamas got to feed her hungry cubs
Pitter pat kitty cat running to her dish
She's hoping for some tuna fish
Crash! boom! Raccoon digging through the trash
When the dogs are out it's not so brash.