Which song am I sucking snot to?
February 21, 2011 9:27 PM   Subscribe

We have a Graco Nasal Clear Nasal Aspirator that, as a peripheral function, plays 12 little melodies to distract kids as they're getting their sinuses suctioned. Eleven of them are ones I recognize but the twelfth is driving me nuts.

Here is a link to a recording of the 15-second clip (239 Kb MP3).

Here are the songs that I recognize, so I'm at least certain it's none of these:

Three Blind Mice
The Farmer in the Dell
Hush, Little Baby
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Home on the Range
The Muffin Man
Spring Is Here
Darling Clementine
The More We Get Together
Rock a Bye Baby

These little melodies are maddening enough without the mystery -- any help is appreciated.
posted by camcgee to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
London bridge is falling down, with extra notes?
posted by Nomyte at 9:33 PM on February 21, 2011

Yes, sounds to me like a slightly altered version of "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf."
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:50 PM on February 21, 2011

It's "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf," yeah.
posted by KathrynT at 9:50 PM on February 21, 2011

now i just want the icecream truck to stop by my house ...
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 10:02 PM on February 21, 2011

I don't think it's the big bad wolf. Part of it sounds similar but the rest is definitely different.
Also, all the other songs are "traditional" or out of copyright, and I'm pretty sure the wolf song is Disney.
posted by exceptinsects at 10:19 PM on February 21, 2011

It sounds like a really slow version of the chorus for "Jimmy Crack Corn (Blue Tail Fly)."
posted by amyms at 11:21 PM on February 21, 2011

Doesn't sound like anything I know, but it sounds like a lullaby feel or, if sped up, a jaunty alpine walking tune. It does not sound like Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf or Jimmy Crack Corn.

It does sound like a sound chip programmer after a triple dose of cough syrup, however.

Here's a form where you can ask Graco.
posted by zippy at 12:17 AM on February 22, 2011

OK, it could be Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, if you allow that they've run the notes together.
posted by zippy at 12:20 AM on February 22, 2011

I recognize this tune.

I don't know what it is, but it's familiar to me, and not as a slow/weird-noted version of another song. I'm going to think about it for a while; I'll return if I have a better answer for you.
posted by phunniemee at 7:34 AM on February 22, 2011

I know this one! I heard it on a Muppets record. Listen to this, it's called The Upidee Song.
posted by dywypi at 8:34 AM on February 22, 2011 [5 favorites]

Thanks all -- the Upidee song does seem to be it. Apparently it's a Civil War-era song ... this YT version on the accordion is easier to map to the "arrangement" on the Graco.
posted by camcgee at 12:21 PM on February 22, 2011

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