This is a very serious song I wrote towards the end of 2019. I was inspired by Christmas carols that often talk about things happing in the morning. This got me thinking about ning - what is it, and why is more of it in the morning? This song eventually emerged.

This song provides your recommended daily dose of ning. It might even make you sing and give you zing.

The Chinese character on the image (寧) is pronounced níng, and means peaceful. It is also a surname, and is 宁 in simplified Chinese. Other characters pronounced ning are available. The other words on the image are transliterations of Ning in the Greek, Cyrillic and Armenian alphabets.


When the morning is a-dawning
And the evening is a-yawning
That's when you'll find some ning
Cause ning is the thing you need

Ning is the thing that makes you sing
Ning is the thing that gives you zing
Ning helps you do most anything
So the thing you need is ning

If everything is pinging
And the bells dong ding dinging
That's when you'll need some ning
To help you do your thing

When all your thoughts are tangled
And your words are getting mangled
That's when you'll need some ning
To help you smile and sing

Here's a recording:

Simon Ager Ning

Songs I've written

The Elephant Song | When you get to jiggit | Chaos | Winter | Everyday adventures | Hints of Blossom | A Panda in a Poncho | Plinkin Plookplooks | Spollagyn son tey | How Many Roads? | A Gnu in My Shoe | A Hen in My Hat | The Ballad of the Wug and the Cra | La Plume de ma Tante | Ukuleles On The Shore | Echoes on the Tongue | Dardledumdue | It's Okay To Be Odd | Monday Morning | Tall Tales | Sail Across The Sky | Two Left Feet | Thunder River | Ning | Lazybones | Goats | The Toaster Song | Hello Hi Hey | Thingamajig | Jolly Yuletide | The Pliffploff | Bubbles | Distraction | Little Lions | The Little Green Owl | Pannas Owen | Seize The Day | Music in the Air | Pocket Hedgehogs | Dust | Lillilu | Lost in a Good Book | Quiet Please | Ffaldiral | Melting 😅 | That's When We'll Do That Thing | As Easy As | What Did I Come In Here For? | Upside Down | Thoir An Aire! | Ho Ha Hey | Patience | Time | Farewell | Stuff and Nonsense | Ruith Air Falbh / Run Away! | The Other Side | Colourless Green Ideas | Noodling | Off To Sea

Other songs


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