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Thread #97163   Message #2959310
Posted By: GUEST
06-Aug-10 - 05:04 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Down Below
Subject: RE: Origins: Down Below
I remember this song which was a reasonable regular in a programme called "Children's Favourities". Every Saturday morning the Light Programme as it was called, which became Radio 2 in September 1967, would play this song if it had been requested by children.

The programme only consisted of the same set of songs which even for a young child became a rather boring programme because every week the programme would end with either 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' or with 'Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture' - these two were alternated each week. Other boring music included 'The Sabre Dance' and 'I am a Troll".

Remember the character who run the show, an early form of child's DJ called "Uncle Mac"?

However, the song 'Down Below' never became boring and one could open the song up time and time again by making up ones own lyrics.

The true magic of childhood.