What I wrote for the description:
This song came out of frustration. I've long asked two simple (I think they're simple) questions. And so far, no one seems to be able to give me a real answer:
1) *Why* is Alphabetical Order the order that it's in?
I've seen it written that it goes back to the ancient alphabet of the Phoenicians, but no one can tell me why *they* settled on the order that they did...
2) When did "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" (also the tune to "Baa, baa, Black Sheep"), become the only "right" tune for the alphabet song?
Seriously -- does anyone know? I hate it when there I things I have to accept "Just because that's the way things are!"
Oh, and I've also found that the ABCs go quite well to "Frere Jaques" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."
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