Happy Muskrat Love Day

Mother Goose smiles to think of muskrats and their love. And I’d like to say right here and now that there are few groundhog day songs out there, especially those that express the wonderful sentiments of love. Mother Goose has observed Groundhog’s Day for years — following the reports of Punxsutawney Phil and relying on his good sense of seasons and weather. However, with global climate change, I feel that the groundhog’s report may not be as reliable as it once was. Hence, I am switching my seasonal predictions over to the ever-popular and reliable and romantic muskrat.

Muskrat Sam....or Susie.

And HERE’s a love song about muskrats as well.

Muskrat Love
Written by Willis Alan Ramsey, Ā©1971

Muskrat, muskrat candlelight
Doin’ the town and doin’ it right
In the evenin’
It’s pretty pleasin’

Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land
And they shimmy
And Sammy’s so skinny

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin’ and jingin’ the jango
Floatin’ like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

Nibbling on bacon, chewin’ on cheese
Sammy says to Susie “Honey, would you please be my missus?”
And she say yes
With her kisses

And now he’s ticklin’ her fancy
Rubbin’ her toes
Muzzle to muzzle, now anything goes
As they wriggle, and Sue starts to giggle

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin’ and jingin’ the jango
Floatin’ like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

La da da da da …

It doesn’t get much more romantic than that….


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. yearstricken
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 14:22:42

    I had never heard this song before, so I watched part of the video. Would Mother Goose be sad if I said I will probably never hear this song again? šŸ™‚


  2. Natalie
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 16:45:51

    Mother Goose would NEVER take affront by a dear reader’s decision to avoid a muskrat song about love. It is my policy to expose the general public to a variety of love songs, letting the songs speak for themselves. I just don’t have the time to take things toooooo seriously…. šŸ˜€


  3. Dianna
    Feb 05, 2012 @ 07:42:33

    Can’t listen to the song right now (hubby’s asleep), but I’m pretty sure I remember that song!


  4. eof737
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 17:10:52

    I loved that song! šŸ™‚


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