Name that earworm, Austrian toddler edition
January 4, 2018 10:27 PM   Subscribe

My child has been singing a song for the past weeks, and I recognise it (or have convinced myself that I do) but can't nail down what song it is. The lyrics are "ring, {2 syllable noun}, ringalingaling, ring, {same noun}, ring."

It's definitely a Christmas-adjacent song, and the child heard it either at Kindergarten or ambiently. It's not the Carol of the Bells, nor My Dingaling, nor Sleigh Ride.

It's probably English, but I can't rule out it being German, as that's their primary language.
posted by frimble to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Maybe Kling Glöckchen klingelingeling?
posted by ipsative at 10:46 PM on January 4, 2018 [4 favorites]


That’s it. I was thrown off by the child having translated „Kling“ to “ring”, and was stuck on English songs.

We’re listening now. You made a 3-year-old very happy.
posted by frimble at 10:56 PM on January 4, 2018 [8 favorites]


Here's a better version, sung by actual, live children (Tölzer Knabenchor).
posted by ipsative at 10:57 PM on January 4, 2018 [3 favorites]


Oh, I am so glad! A 3-year-old with an earworm sounds like loads of fun, enjoy yourselves! :D
posted by ipsative at 10:58 PM on January 4, 2018 [4 favorites]


This exchange made me unreasonably happy!!!
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 6:24 AM on January 5, 2018 [2 favorites]


Here are the lyrics, in German and English. This exchange made me unreasonably happy, too!
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 8:13 AM on January 5, 2018


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