From Linda’s prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a song from your childhood.” Think of a song from your childhood and just write. Have fun!   Tag:  SoCS  

To you young folks who were born listening to “The Little Engine Who Could,” this topic is hard for me.  I can’t remember kids songs.  Yes, I’m that old.  Upon a bit of research, I find that most of that genre were made up of setting music to nursery rhymes, such as Mary Had a Little Lamb.

The Teddy Bears Picnic came in early -1932.  I wonder whether it had political “triggers;” I guess not.  Just a useless thought through my head and out my fingertips.  😀  Thinking Teddy Roosevelt.  He was twenty years before that.

Since I am on political “triggers” I will wander off into more recent unrest over the cute little Zippity Doh Dah.  I understand it is not politically correct now because of it’s connection to the Songs of the South.  I don’t know what punctuation mark to use; all of them suit me,  ! . ?

I just checked Ole King Cole online.  WOW! He has been around more than three hundred years.  Don’t know when he was set to music.  But his fiddlers did a mighty fine job.  😀

I’m not going into the sixties much but that is where my sons were.  I remember one favorite was Run, Rabbit, Run.  A shortened version which we sang was:

Run, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit, run, run, run; Here comes a farmer with his gun, gun, gun;  He’ll get by, without his rabbit pie; so run, rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run.


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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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2 Responses to CHILDREN’S SONGS

  1. I had a totally unexpected job offer to teach music to children ages 4 through 5th grade, and it was a time of digging through my memory and revisiting the songs I loved as a child. We ended up with an international medley of songs to sing and dance to, including but not limited to: “Funiculi-Funicula” (sp?) (Italy) “Kumbaya” (Africa) “Waltzing Matilda” (Australia), “Edelweiss” (Austria), some American folk songs, … and a bunch of French songs, because I also taught them French. It was a fun year.

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Sounds like a great experience to get paid for!

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