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    Senior Member Sissy's Avatar
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    memorable childhood songs

    This has been running thru my head since I have new grandbabies and one more due any day.

    Marzy dotes and dosey dotes
    and littlelamsedivy
    A kiddlededivytoo, wouldn't you?
    A kiddlededivytoo, wouldn't you?

    If the words sound queer and funny to your ear,
    just say" mares eat oats and does eat oats
    and little lambs eat ivy.
    A kid'l eat ivy, too" wouldn't you?

    I was rocking and singing that to my 4 mo. old GD and my "kids" thot I was barmy!

    Do you have anything running around in your head? lol
    I may not run with the wind in my hair, but I do get winded.

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    That's one of my all-time favourites, Sissy. Fun thread!

    Other childhood favourites of mine (that I still carry with me today).
    • Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) songs. (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Chem-cheminée, chem-cheminée, chem-chem-cheroo, and Spoonful of Sugar).
    • Chitty-chitty-bang-bang.
    • Wizard of Oz. (We're off to see the wizard). Ditty, rather than a song.

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    Gimlet Island
    from Burl IVes
    Jimmy Crack Corn
    Big Rock Candy Mountain

    From Rosemary Clooney
    The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat
    Little Sally One Shoe

    From my parents
    When I was a bachelor
    The Oak and the Ivy

    and every Anglican hymn, anthem or psalm in the book.

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    My mom used to sing this lullaby "Baby's boat's the silver moon". This isn't my mom but this is the song:

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    Sometimes I get old advertising jingles (remember them?) stuck in my head.

    "Ah come from Carolina, so pardon mah drawl,
    Ah've come to bring long-grain rice to y'all
    So tasty and nutritious, take mah advice,
    Nothin' could be finah than mah Carolina rice!"

    "I'm Chiquita Banana and I've come to say
    Bananas have to ripen in a certain way.
    When they are flecked with brown and have golden hue,
    Bananas taste the best and are the best for you.
    You can put them in a salad,
    You can put them in a pie-yi,
    Any way you want to eat them
    It's impossible to beat them.
    BUT, bananas like the climate of the very very tropical equator,
    So you must never put bananas
    In the refrigerator! No, no, no, no! (bump, bump, bump!)
    Last edited by Tweety; 12-2-11 at 4:21pm.

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    My daddy used to play "Sweet Betsy from Pike" on the harmonica and have me sing along when I was just a tot. Yeah, Betsy is what my family calls me.

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    LOL.......I was just singing Marzy Dotes to myself yesterday!
    From my youngest years I can remember:
    Buffalo Gals Won't You Come out tonight
    Tell me a Story
    See the Pyramids....
    Jimmy crack corn
    Strut Miss Suzy (we would sing this in gradeschool. We'd form 2 lines facing each other and each person would walk down the middle. (What simple things made us happy then!)
    I had a 4th grade teacher who played the piano and sang and we always sang "Nothin could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning".
    Finiculi, Finicula. (Oh I dropped a stitch, I dropped a stich!) long ago.

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    My most vivid childhood memory of a song is the song my grandfather used to sing me to sleep with when I was little.......I swear, I think it's what turned me into a "saver" and put me on the path of simple living, debt free...... (sung to the tune of Turkey in the Straw)

    There was an old man and he had a wooden leg....
    And he never had tobacco, so tobacco he would beg.....
    Was a second old man, who was cunning as a fox.....
    And he always had tobacco in his old tobacco box.

    Said the first old man, "won't you give me a chew?"
    Said the second old man, "I'll be durned if I'd do"
    "If you'd quit your playing poker and lay away your rocks"
    "You'd always have tobacco in your old tobacco box".......

    Of course, he, being a West Virginian, always said "terbaccer", and was surrounded by the aroma of Prince Albert pipe tobacco always, so as a little kid I was SURE he was the old man who'd saved his money and didn't waste it, and always had plenty of "terbaccer", because I'd looked in HIS "terbaccer" box, and there was a LOT of tobacco in there. ;-)

    Made a heck of an impression on really did. And I can hear him yet, singing it, old as I am.

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    Senior Member CathyA's Avatar
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    Forgot to add.....
    "Shrimp boats are a comin'." Anyone ever heard of that?
    That's a cool story LC.

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    My dad was one of those martini-drinking, chain-smoking 50s guys and he loved music of that era. Consequently, I have tunes like Nola or Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer bumping around my brain when I reminesce about childhood days.

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