Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Traveling Family!

At Ensign Ranch while floating the Yakima River, (class 1.5) while it was raining, I asked my boat people about their seminary experiences as I started teaching just days latter. We had been singing the theme songs to TV shows in the 70's and 80's. I started to sing about The Book of Mormon, making it up as I went. While I didn't remember the original words out there, I started to create verses on Friday while driving around dogs. Here's what I came up with.
This is sung to the theme of The Adams Family.

There’s Lehi and Sariah,
And Laman and Lemeul
And Sam and Nephi,
The traveling family

Lehi had a vision
And so he left the city
And all his gold and riches
And lived inside a tent.

But they forgot the plates
So all the boys went back
But Laban wouldn’t share
So Nephi cut his head off.

Sariah wanted grandkids
So all the boys went back
To get the cute girl
And never did complain

One day outside the tent
While they were in the desert
Lehi found a ball
Of curious workmanship.

If worked if they were righteous
And stopped when they were bad.
The ball was like a compass
And our 4 standard works

Laman and Lemuel were whiners
But Sam and Nephi were good
They kept the commandments
And did just what they should.

They walked around for 8 years
Until they saw the ocean
Then Nephi built a big ship
To get to the Promised Land

The Promised Land was pretty
But Lehi died soon after
So Nephi became the leader
Of all the cool good kids.

Laman and Lemuel were wicked
They tried to kill Nephi
Cause he was their younger brother
And ruled over them.

Their plan was unsuccessful
Cause Jesus preserves his people
By warning them of danger
If they follow him.

Written by Rebecca L. Rose
Sept 2009


Michelle said...

That's cute. :)

Shaila said...

You should get Janea to refresh our memories with the "Seminary Rap"