Turn Around*

As it is Sunday, I’ve been listening to my vast collection of Mormon Tabernacle Choir music today (I am a deep lover of choral music). A while ago, while acquiring some new pieces to add to my list, I found a song entitled “Turn Around” that I immediately fell in love with. I didn’t really recognize the music or the lyrics, but there was something familiar about it and every time I listened to it I just felt so… good. While I was home 2 weeks ago, my mom and I spent some quiet time early one morning before anyone else had woken up and I was playing some of my music. I played this song for her because I love it, to which she responded by starting to cry a little, and telling me that she hadn’t heard it since we were small and that she used to sing it to us. She started to sing the lyrics, and I was amazed at how even though I hadn’t directly recognized the song, there was just something about it that made it stand out. Now I know why. I absolutely love it, and hope someday that I’ll have a little girl that I can sing it to. If you can find it, you should listen to the Mo. Tab. version… it’s beautiful. I guess part of why I’ve become attached to the song is that I have a song that immediately makes me think of my Dad (Daddy’s Little Girl – The Mills Brothers), and now I have one with my mom. I like that. :)

Anyway, these are the lyrics:

Where are you goin’ my little one, little one?
Where are you goin’ my baby my own?
Turn around and you’re two
Turn around and you’re four
Turn around and you’re a young girl
Going out the door

Chorus
Turn around
Turn around
Turn around and you’re a young girl
Going out of the door
(Turn around and you’re a young wife
With babes of your own)

Where are you goin’ my little one, little one?
Little dirndles and petticoats, where have you gone?
Turn around and you’re tiny
Turn around and you’re grown
Turn around and you’re a young wife
With babes of your own

Chorus

Where are you goin’ my little one, little one?
Where are you goin’ my baby my own?

Shop Girl*

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