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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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.
Sounds like a great experience to get paid for!