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Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember

dulcimer42 13 Feb 07 - 09:53 PM
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Subject: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: dulcimer42
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:53 PM

I was just reading thru and enjoying all the advertising jingles that you and I recall. How about jingles or songs from kid shows. I remember one from Romper Room.... in the early 50's: Little Ducky Duddle, Went Swimming in a Puddle. Went swimming in a puddle Quite Small. Said He, It doesn't matter, how much I splash and spatter. I'm only a Ducky after all.

Of course we all remember "It's Howdy Doody Time."

And M I C    K E Y    M O U S E


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:17 PM

Mr. I. Magination, The Man With The Magic Reputation.

                                        SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:44 PM

Howdie Doody:
I remember the words and tune "It's Howdie Doody Time" {repeat 2x} But that's all I can remember from that song and not that much from the program itself.

Mickey Mouse Club:
I always liked it when Donald Duck interrupted and said his name when the Musketters were singing the M-I-C-K-E-Y song And I liked the "Y" part "Why, because we love you" and then they would end with M-O-U-S E-.

I also liked that the week on that series was divided into specific themes for each particular day. My favorite day was Thursday...I think that was "Adventure Day". I still remember the words & the tune to the first part of that day's song:
"This is the day that is filled with excitement. Nobody knows whata going to happen".

It's interesting that I liked this day of all the others, since I don't think of myself as an adventurous person in real life...

Cartoon {I can't remember the name}:
I don't even remember the name of this cartoon, but I remember very well its plot and the main song that goes with it. The central character is a some kind of animal-but he's portrayed as a boy.This boy likes to sing and wants to be a star, but his father wants him to work at a real job. And so the boy goes off down the road singing "I like to singa/I like to singa/about the moon-ah and the june-ah and the spring-ah/because I love you/I love to sing". I think the boy eventually enters a talent contest and wins singing that song and his father reunites with him and they live happily ever after.

Does anyone else remember this cartoon?

Sesame Street:
I think the songwriters on this show are soooo creative. I think the songs I like best are the theme song itself:
Here's the song as I remember it without looking it up:
Sunny days sweeping the time away
On our way to where the air is free
Won't you tell me how to get
How to get to Sesame street?

I also liked the "C is for Cookie" and "I'm Sammy The Snake And I Look Like The Letter S" songs.

And I remember this song "One of these things are not like the other/one of these things just doesn't below/can you tell which thing is not like the other/before we stop singing this song

I was impressed that the producers of the show changed the song because they received comments that the way it was the song may have inadvertently taught children that people who looked different didn't belong together. But I can't remember the words of the song that took it's place.

Electric Company:
I believe that this show was taken off the air much too song. It was geared to elementary school age children and I still remember some of its theme song:
HEY YOU GUUUUYS/ We going to bring you the power! ?????
We're the Electric Company-ee, The Electric Company-ee

Hmmm. I guess I don't remember it as much as I thought I did.

But one character I do remember is the one that was played by Morgan Freeman. He was "Easy Reader" His song was "Easy Reader, that's my name. Reading readers {?} that's my game.

ZOOM
This was also a great show-I don't know if it's still on. A group of children played imaginative and creative games that other children sent in. I think the words to that show's theme song is: "We're gonna zoom zoom zooma zooma/we're gonna zooma zooma zomma zonna. Come on, give it a try/we're gonna show you just why/we're gonna teach you how to fly HIGH/come on and zoom/come on and zoom"

Or something like that...

Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
[This show was produced in Pittsburgh, and since I live in that city, I couldn't write about children's songs and not mention Mr. Rogers, now could I?]
The Mr. Roger's thems song {as I remember it}
It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood
It's a beautiful day for a neighborbor
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
I have always wanted to have a neighbor
just like you.
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood
with you.
So let's make the most of this beautiful day
since we're together we might as well say
won't you please
won't you be my neighbor?

[by now Mr. Rogers would have taken off his jacket, put on his sweater, taken off his shoes[why ??], and put on his tennis shoes {sneakers} [why??] And then he would say

"Hi Neighbor!"

And all the teeny weenie children around the nation who were watching him would say "Hi" back to him.

I certainly helped my children say "hi" to Mr. Rogers. Of course, by the time they were four years old or so, they thought that program was too babyish for them.

But it was a good beginning and probably was better than the tv shows I grew up on, inspite of my good memories of some of them.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:49 PM

Okay-here's one error I caught right off the bat-
The Sesame Street theme song- the first line is
Sunny days sweepin the clouds away...

:o)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:07 PM

Of course for those of us really tuned into the sillyass Mouse, there was the Annette Funicello Fan Club with its own Mickey style theme.......................

S..I..T..........O..N..M............Y..F..A..C..E..

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: KT
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:13 PM

Azizi....
Today is Tuesday, you know what that means?
We're gonna have a special guest.
So, ______, sweep the place clean
Dust off the mat so the welcome can be seen.

Roll out the carpet, strike up the band
and hit it with a hip hooray! (hip hooray!)

Wiggle your ears, like good mousekateers
We're gonna present our guest today
"Cause Tuesday is guest star day!!


Unless of course, it was Friday.....

Saddle your ponies, here we go
Down to the talent rodeo.
Gather up Susie, Jack and Joe
Join the talent round up!

Round 'em up, bring 'em in,
every body's sure to win
Step right up
Here we go, Oh, what a rodeo!

Bring along Dinah, Bob & Bill
Ask everybody on the hill
We're gonna have a great big thrill
Join the talent round up!


Those are the only two I remember...


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:17 PM

Why Thanks KT!

Yes, I remember that I also liked Fridays.

And wasn't one of those days Western day? Was it Wednesday?

I remember how sad I was that I didn't have a Musketter hat.

That was real disappointment. But I guess I got over it.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Padre
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:41 AM

HOWDY DOODY
It's Howdy Doody Time (x2)
Bob Smith and Howdy too
Say Howdy Do to you
Let's give a rousing cheer
'Cause Howdy Doody's here
It's time to start the show
So kids, let's go!

SEALTEST BIG TOP
Now's the time to have some fun
Lots of thrills for everyone
Beneath the Sealtest Big Top

Clowns and acrobats are here
Daring feats that you will cheer
And Sealtest ice cream too

Padre


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: RangerSteve
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 10:15 AM

From the Mickey Mouse Club, the introduction to the cartoon:
Now we turn the Mouse-ka-dial
To the right and the left with a great big smile,
This is the way we get to see
A mouse cartoon for you and me.
Meeska, Mooska, Mousekateer,
Mouse cartoon time now is here.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: DebC
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:22 AM

When I was a little kid in Los Angeles, we had a show called Sheriff John and he used to sing a great birthday song:

"Put another candle on the birthday cake
We're gonna make a Birthday Cake
Put another candle on the birthday cake
I'm another year old today"

That's how I recall it. If someone remembers differently, I'd love to know!

Debra Cowan


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Bert
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:25 AM

We want Muffin, Muffin the mule
We want Muffin, playing the fool
We want Muffin, everbody says
We want Muffin, Muffin the mule


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:00 PM

Time to go home, time to go home
Andy and Teddy are saying goodbye
Time to go home, time to go home
Andy is saying goodbye, goodbye


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Bobbijo
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:09 PM

From Captain Kangaroo--
"Alfred the airsick eagle,
Never liked being up high.
So delicate is he that
flight makes him dizzy
So he never learned to fly."

Oh, how I wish I remembered the rest of those words. Does anyone remember that one?

Did Col. Bleep have a theme song?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:17 PM

Up above the streets and houses
Rainbows flying high
etc.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:29 PM

Bill and Ben, Bill and Ben
Bill and Ben, flower pot men


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:29 PM

I remember Zoom:

"Come on and Zoom zoom zoom-a zoom..."

And I loved The Magic Garden, with the Chuckle Patch. And the Electric Company, which you graduated to when you became too old for Sesame Street..."We're gonna turn it on, we're gonna bring you the power..." but no, I don't remember any more than that either!

There was also Wonderama with Bob McAllister - that was my favourite. And if you grew up in the greater Philadelphia area (including South Jersey), you got the wonderfully amateurish horror that was Captain Noah's Magical Ark, complete with the organ-playing of Larry Ferrari: "Send your pictures to dear old Captain Noah, send today, send right away..."

Hell, I was a pre-schooler and even I knew their production values were crap.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:31 PM

I should have said, Azizi: yes, I remember the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a cartoon, too...was it early Warner Bros?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:33 PM

And one more: here you go, Azizi...

http://www.13tongimp.com/index.php/archive/i-love-to-singa/


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Hawker
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:17 PM

Not a song but remember the fabulous theme tune from Tales of the riverbank ?

Also the theme song/tune from Belle and Sebastian!

And The lightning tree from Follyfoot.......
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Marion
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:23 PM

Spiderman, spiderman,
does whatever a spider can.
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves, just like flies,
Look out, here comes the spiderman.

In the chill of night,
At the scene of a crime
Like a streak of light
He arrives just in time

Spiderman, spiderman,
Friendly neighbourhood spiderman
.....(I forget!)..........
Action is his reward
To him, life is a great big bangup
Wherever there's a hangup
You'll find the spiderman!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 01:27 PM

Must mention that several (many?) songs for Sesame Street were crafted by Tom Lehrer

And, for Hawker:
Down in the meadow where the wind blows free,
In the middle of a field stands a lightning tree.
It's limbs all torn from the day it was born
For the tree was born in a thunderstorm.

Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
It's never too late for you and me;
Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
Never give in too easily.



CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 02:54 PM

Thanks, Ruth!!!

Here's that link for the cartoon featuring Owl Jolson-now how clever is that?!

http://www.13tongimp.com/index.php/archive/i-love-to-singa/


Here's a link for the show Zoom:

http://www.tvparty.com/lostzoom.html

The commentor of that particular article about Zoom also briefly mentions The Electric Company and the same Easy Reader character who I mentioned in my post upthread.

Here's a link for that show:

The Electric Company

**

Btw, Ruth, I 'note' that you were born & raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. So was I, but I left there before the children's show you mentioned.

I guess I missed out, hun?

;0)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Cool Beans
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 03:04 PM

In New York in the 1950s was "The Merry Mailman" starring Ray Heatherton (father of Joey Heatherton):
I am the Merry Mailman,
Ding Ding! Your bell will ring,
That's my very special ring
And this is what I'll bring:
A letter from your grandma
To say she's coming to stay.
Then close your eyes for the big surprise,
It's a present for your birthday.
I am the Merry Mailman...
(i forget the rest)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: fretless
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 03:22 PM

And then there were the parodies:

HOWDY DOODY
It's Howdy Doody Time
This show ain't worth a dime,
And as for Clarabell,
He can just go to hell;
and as for Buffalo Bob,
He is a big fat slob...

Memory, and perhaps the parody too, trails off at that point.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Bert
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:35 PM

Then there was that Peter Sellers spoof of Listen with Mother

Stand on a chair behind the door
hey diddle diddle
lift your hatchet up over your head
and split him down the middle.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: bobad
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 07:55 PM

Probably not too many here know about Johnny Jellybean as this was a local Montreal program. The theme song went like this:

Jelly beaners, jelly beaners, jelly beaners one and all,
when you see our jelly beaners give the jelly beaner call.

Here's the signal, here's the signal,
here's the signal to begin,
put your right hand on your head,
and your left hand under your chin.

Jelly beaners, jelly beaners,
jelly beaners one and all,
when you see our jelly beaners
give the jelly beaner call."


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 07:58 AM

Marion - The missing line from Spiderman is "Wealth and fame, he's ignored"

The music to "Tales along the Riverbank" is called "Andante in C" and you can see the dots and listen to it here - http://www.oreshko.co.uk/giulianiAndante.htm

I grew up with kids programmes like "Camberwick Green", "Trumpton" and "Chigley" which had plenty of songs in them about the characters.

Windy Miller

Windy Miller, Windy Miller sharper than a thorn,
Like a mouse he's spry and nimble when he grinds the corn.
Like a bird he'll watch the wind and listen for the sound,
Which says he has the wind he needs to make the sails go round.


"Driving Along" (in an army truck)

Driving along in an army truck,
In a humpety bumpety army truck.
The people wave
To the soldiers brave,
Who sing and shout,
As they lurch about.
Oh we are in luck,
We will never be stuck,
In our humpety bumpety army truck.

"The Little Steam Engine."

Time flies by when I'm the driver of a train
And I ride on the footplate there and back again
Under bridges over bridges to our destination
Puffing through the countryside there's so much to be seen.
Passengers waving as we steam through a station.
Stoke up fireman for the signal is at green.

Time flies by when I'm the driver of a train
And I ride on the footplate there and back again
In the cutting, through the tunnel,
Rushing clanking on the track.
Wheezing pistons, smoking funnels,
Turning wheels go clickety clack.

Time flies by when I'm the driver of a train
And I ride on the footplate there and back again.


"The Bargemaster"

Chugging along between banks of green willow,
Buttercup meadows, sweet nettle and dock,
Sheep in the meadow so peaceful and still-o,
And just 'round the bend we reach Camberwick Lock.
Nothing is better than being at large
In charge of a gay inland waterway barge

The sun on the water is glinting and gleaming
Soon we are leaving the Camberwick Lock
Pass by the anglers all drowsily dreaming
And far in the distance chimes Trumpton town clock
Nothing is better than being at large
In charge of a gay inland waterway barge


More of this stuff here - http://www.t-web.co.uk/trumpgo.htm


Do kids programmes have music to sing along to these days? I don't watch them now!

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Mark Dowding at work
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 07:59 AM

The last post was me - need to reset my cookie in the office!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: clueless don
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:05 AM

Thanks, Azizi, for the remembrances of the Mickey Mouse Club. I certainly remember the Mousketeer anything-can-happen-day. I also will always know how to spell encyclopedia, as a result of hearing

In the Ennnnnnnnnnn.....cyclopedia,
E-N-C-Y-C-L-O-P-E-D-I-A!

I also recall

I'm no fool, no siree
I'm gonna' live to be 93!
I play safe for you and me
'cause I'm no fool!

As the singer (Jimmy Dodd?) continued singing the song (I can't recall what the verses were like, I only remember the chorus), the age to which the speaker would live would keep getting higher, ending, I think, with 103.

Don


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Scrump
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:15 AM

Not a song but remember the fabulous theme tune from Tales of the riverbank ?

Bah! Yes I do, and a few weeks ago I found out what it was called, but I've already forgotten! It's a classical guitar piece, and somebody played it at session and said what it was.

And The lightning tree from Follyfoot.......

That was by The Settlers (I liked them!)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Mark Dowding at work
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:41 AM

Scrump - Tales of the Riverbank - I've put it in the message I put on three above yours!

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Bagpuss
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 11:55 AM

"Do kids programmes have music to sing along to these days? I don't watch them now!"

You obviously haven't had the pleasure of hearing a bunch of 2-3 yr olds all screaming the theme tune to "Bob the Builder".

I remember the theme tunes from (amongst many others) Jamie and the magic torch, chorlton and the wheelies and of course the voice over to bagpuss.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 12:25 PM

Definitely of limited regional flavour, but I remember something that went a bit like this:

Zero zakus smootcha prockus
Halla ballooza bub
That's the secret password
That we use down at the club.
And zero zakus smootcha prockus
Halla ballooza ban,
Means now you are a member of
KINGs TV club with Stan......and Nomo and.....

I loved Stan Boreson and his wonderful Basset hound, Nomo

And also:

Wunda Wunda is my name
Oh boys and girls
I'm glad you came
We'll have fun as I explain
How to play the Wunda game

Wouldn't get by some censors for small children now, it was way too Harry Potter pagan......the hostess wore a witch's hat and had a wand.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 12:52 AM

I got a gang
You got a gang
Everybody's gotta have a gang
But there's only one real gang for me
Good old Andy's Gang!

Someone mentioned Captain Kangaroo. Every show closed with something like

It's another be-good-to-Mother's Day
Be good to her in every way


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Jeanie
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 03:29 AM

ABCDE
Goodbye from Willum and me,
FGHIJ
We'll see you another day,
KLMNO
It's time for us to go,
PQRST
And the cat went fiddle-ay-dee....

("Pussy Cat Willum Show" - with Wally Whyton).

There's a party here today,
There's a party here today,
I can tell it by your smiling face,
There's a party here today.

("Willum's Tea Party" - ditto Wally Whyton, and - I think - also Bert Weedon. This show also starred Olly Beak (the owl) and Fred Barker (the dog).


Also another show (don't know the name) with Shirley Abacair (zither lady) singing "Little boy fishing off a wooden pier."

I still quite often sing the Pussy Cat Willum songs quietly to myself in idle moments. Sad, eh ?

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: MBSLynne
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 04:16 AM

For the Aussies:
There's a bear in there
And a chair as well.
There are people with games
And stories to tell.
Open wide, come inside,
It's Playschool.

No one has mentioned the Banana Splits have they?
One banana two banana three banana four,
Four banans make a bunch and so do many more.....
(Terry Pratchett is right, banana is easy to spell, it's just difficult to STOP spelling!)

Loads from Sesame Street. I always liked "Do the Batty Bat" with the Count.

Not from my childhood but my children's:
Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his black and white cat.
Early in the morning, just as day is dawning
He picks up all the letters in his van.

Everybody knows his bright red van,
All his friends will smile as he waves to greet them.
Maybe, you can never be sure,
There'll be knock (Knock), Ring (Ring)
Letters through your door.

Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his black and white cat
All the birds are singing,
Day is just beginning,
Pat thinks he's a really happy man.

and:
Bananas in pyjama are coming down the stairs.
Bananas in pyjamas are chasing teddy bears.
------Can't remember-------
But on Tuesdays they all try to catch them unawares.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Scrump
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 04:25 AM

Scrump - Tales of the Riverbank - I've put it in the message I put on three above yours!

Oops. Sorry Mark, so you did! Cheers - Scrump


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Cats
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 03:34 PM

I'm Dill the dog,
I'm a dog called Dill.
I always chase my tail,
I've never caught it yet
And I never will.


Dill the Dog's song from The Herbs.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: bassen
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 05:11 PM

DebC

I watched Sheriff John faithfully. Here's the lyrics to the Birthday Song.

The Birthday Cake Polka

Put another candle on my birthday cake
We're gonna bake a birthday cake
Put another candle on my birthday cake
I'm another year old today

I'm gonna have a party with my birthday cake
Come on and take some birthday cake
Put another candle on my birthday cake
I'm another year old today

We'll have some pie and sandwiches
and chocolate ice cream too
We'll sing and play the day away
and one more thing I'm going to do
I'll blow out the candles on my birthday cake
and when I do, a wish I'll make
Put another candle on my birthday cake
I'm another year old today
........

Put another candle on my birthday cake
We're gonna bake a birthday cake
Put another candle on my birthday cake
I'm another year old today

I'm gonna have a party with my birthday cake
Come on and take some birthday cake
Put another candle on my birthday cake
I'm another year old today

We'll have some pie and sandwiches
and chocolate ice cream, too
We'll sing and play the day away
and one more thing I'm going to do

I'll blow out the candles on my birthday cake
and when I do, a wish I'll make
Put another candle on my birthday cake
I'm another year old today
Happy birthday to you
I'm another year old today.

Sheriff John also sang

Laugh and be happy with a merry melody
A song will make a half rag
Look like a Christmas tree
Get rid of worry
In a hurry
Chase those blues away
Just laugh and be happy
All the live long day.

Didn't he?

You'll find more info on Sheriff John here
Sheriff John


Even as a kid I thought that line about the "half rag" was a little weird. Maybe I heard it wrong?


Bassen


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 11:16 PM

I wonder whether "half rag" wasn't really "hat rack"?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Azizi
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 06:32 AM

"A song will make a half rag
Look like a Christmas tree"

I'm also curious about that line. Having never heard that song, I'd second the vote that it probably was "hat rack"

Of course, a 'half rag' could refer to ragtime music, but I don't think that makes sense in the context of that song.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: oldhippie
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 07:56 AM

From Mickey Mouse Club, Darlene sang a song, the chorus went something like:

buckwheat cakes, buckwheat cakes
along with crispy bacon
yes it is your buckwheat cakes
that sets my heart to achin'

Who knows the rest of the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Notferjo
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 07:57 AM

Another from Downunda

Skippy, Skippy, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy, Skippy, Skippy a friend ever true

Skippy opening on UTube

NFJ


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Scrump
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 08:51 AM

Was it Bill or was it Ben?
Fertilised young Weed just then?
Which of these two Flowerpot Men -
Was it Bill or was it Ben?

:D


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Azizi
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 08:21 PM

I posted some information in this thread thread.cfm?threadid=99109&messages=31#1973121 and then realized that it might fit better here.

Which cartoon show was it? I'll give you a hint-it starts with the word "mighty".

Actually, I'm not sure if this show had a theme song or not. But it was a kid's show, and I can still remember two lines that someone used to sing about this character. That must have come from a theme song, right?

The two lines are "Here I come to save the day! That means that ____ ____ is on his way."

Have you guessed who this character is yet?

No fair checking out that other thread for the answer.

;o)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 09:58 PM

Azizi, it's Mighty Mouse, and I'm sure those lines are part of a complete song, but I can't remember any of the rest of it.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Jim Lad
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 01:07 AM

They call him Flipper, Flipper, Flipper
Faster than Lightning
No-one you see
Is faster than he....


Doodle oodle oodle oodle
Doodle oodle oodle oodle
BATMAN!

Din diddle in diddle in diddle in diddle in din..... Bonanza!

I can do the LOne Ranger if you want me to?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Cool Beans
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 10:45 AM

The Lone Ranger's them? It's where he takes his garbage:
To the dump, to the dump, to the dump-dump-dump.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Scrump
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 11:28 AM

What I want to know is: why was he called the Lone Ranger when he always had Tonto with him?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: bassen
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 12:40 PM

HAT RACK, of course!

I may even have known that at one time. But indoctrination at an early age has a tendency to resurface. When you're six years old and you have only one sibling, and she's five years, six months and seven days older than you, and she tells you that it's "half rag", and explains that if you divide a square wash rag in two diagonally you get a triangular piece that looks like a Christmas tree - you have one of two options: 1) Believe 2) Get the holy crap knocked out of you. Needless to say, I sang "half rag" - and believed.

I'll have to call my sister and let her know how wrong she was all those years ago, but I'm sure it won't help. I may be fifty seven now, but she's still five years, six months and seven days older than I am. She can no longer beat the crap out of me, but she can retreat to the ultimate and unassailable older sibling argument: "I never said that, you must have dreamed it".

Bassen


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 01:23 PM

Scrump:
He's the Lone Ranger because he was the only survivor of a group of Texas Rangers wiped out by evil men.
He recovered in a deserted silver mine (the source of the silver for his bullets)
Not wanting anyone to know that the original attack had been unsucessful he disguised himself with a mask.

The above from memory, I'll now find the accurate info on a website somewhere

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 01:30 PM

As usual Wikipedia has more detail on The Lone Ranger than you are likely to want.

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Jim Lad
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 02:58 PM

Scooby Dooby Doo
Where are You?
We've got some work to do now.

Flintstones meet the Flintstones
They're a modern, stoneage family


I'm Popeye the sailor person..


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Azizi
Date: 20 Feb 07 - 05:38 PM

Bassen, LOL!

**
Gerry, for some reason, more of the Mighty Mouse song popped into my head as I was driving home tonight. Here's what I remember:

Here I come to save the day!
That means that Mighty Mouse is on his way.
On the sea or on the land.
He's got the situation well in hand.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Scrump
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 07:41 AM

Thanks for the Lone Ranger info, Nigel. Actually now you remind me, I remember the basic story. My question was a bit tongue in cheek and I should have added the :-) :-)

Ah, Jim Lad, the Flintstones must have been one of the best theme songs from a kids' TV show.

Anyone remember Josie & The Pussycats?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Larisa
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 12:01 PM

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ASKED...
(Mouseketeer Club Lyrics)

Anything can happen here, on Anything Can Happen Day
Today is a day that is filled with surprises.
Nobody knows what's gonna happen.
Why, you might find yourself on an elephant or on the moon,
or riding in an auto underneath a blue lagoon.
Yes, we Mousekateers think you're gonna have a thrill,
'Cause you know it's true that a laugh can cure all ills.
So, if you're pleasure-bent, we are proud to present
a Mousekateer Anything Can Happen Day, today.
A Mousekateer Anything Can Happen Day!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: maeve
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 09:29 AM

I've been wondering about the instrumental music on the Mighty Mouse Show. There was some great jazzy music there. Does anyone know any of the tunes and musicians used there?

maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Dan'l
Date: 12 May 07 - 12:28 PM

As one of the oldest still active radio deejays, I have a need to find an audio copy of the Mickey Mouse Club song used as their "goodbye" theme. However, and I know this sounds "picky", I can only use the version of this that was included as a track on an Annette Funicello Album about 1962, I think. It's the one that ends, "M-I-C---K-E-Y----M-O-U-S-E----Forever Let us hold our banners highhhhh" I hope this is good enough to be as specific as I need for this. If anyone might somehow have this old viny album in their collection, and would be willing to either transfer that track to a CD, or just sell me the album that song is on, please let me know. It will be of great assistance to me in continuing my 57 years, and counting, radio disk jockey career.
Contact - dansgoods@msn.com


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: mg
Date: 12 May 07 - 04:43 PM

somebody changed the lyrics to the thursday song..I remember it as you can find an elephant in your bathtub sitting up or a flying saucer that's out looking for a cup...


.........you know it's true???...a laugh can cure all ills....


anything can happen day...


mg


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,sarah
Date: 18 May 07 - 01:41 AM

hey
does anyone know a song was has this words .. cant you u see im glad to be me not a elephant or spider or even a tree im happy to be great old me ... if you have the song can you send it to me or tell me where i can get it from it would be great thnx


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: old salty
Date: 18 May 07 - 05:16 AM

down at the bottom of the garden
amongst the birds and the bees
nah,nah nah,nah nah ,nah nah,
its those Poddington peas !
    summart like that    ...... salty x


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,klecave
Date: 23 May 07 - 10:01 AM

Help - Where can I find the "Skidda Marridda Rinky Dink" song from about 20 years ago? I can't remember the kids show this was on.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: guitar
Date: 23 May 07 - 10:46 AM

there are some of us in Britain that has never heard of It's Howdy Doody Time, because we don't get the Micky Mouse Club over here.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Smoochie
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 09:03 PM

Does any one remember all the lyrics for the encyclopedia song from the old Mickey Mouse Club?w Jimmy Dodd


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: clueless don
Date: 13 Jun 07 - 09:21 AM

GUEST,Smoochie, I'm sorry I can't provide all of the words. My recollection of the first two lines is:

In the ennnnnnnnnnn....cyclopedia
E-N-C-Y-C-L-O-P-E-D-I-A!
the ennnnnnnnnnn....cyclopedia
If you want to know the answer, here is the way!

That's all I can remember, and I'm not betting the mortgage money on the second line.

Don


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: jaze
Date: 13 Jun 07 - 09:15 PM

Skinna Marink was from The Elephant Show with Sharon, Lois, and Bram. Great show. Watched it with my daughter every day. They played folk music too!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Postmark
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 02:09 PM

Anyone who wants to hear the song Sheriff John would sing for birthdays can go to latvlegends.com/sheriffjohn. It's called "The Birthday Cake Polka" Just scroll down the page and click on where it reads in purple. You'll hear it in RealPlayer. But you'll have to wordprocess the words yourselves. I had to run it at least seven times to get it just right.
   I always wanted to know what all the words were to that. It's my favorite birthday song.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: dulcimer42
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 09:23 PM

When I was teaching Kindergarten, there was a little boy who's family was quite religious and did not believe in watching TV. The only time Steven watched television was when he stayed at his cousin's house. One day, he asked me if Popeye was a Bad Cartoon? I asked him why he would think it was bad?   He said, "because they always sing that song POPEYE THE SINNER MAN."


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Mickey Fan
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 09:52 PM

Does anyone know the line Jimmy Dodd used to say before the Mickey Mouse show?

Something like "Here's your hat. There's your ears. Now's the time...."


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 05:49 AM

I may well be the oldest person on this thread!

We are the Ovaltinies, little girls and boys,
Make your request we'll not refuse you,
We are there just to amuse you,
Would you like a song or story?
Will you share our joys?
At work and play we're more than keen,
Because we all drink Ovaltine,
We're happy girls and boys.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Lindsay in Wales
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 09:54 AM

Well Suffolk Miracle I am not far behind you....!

anyway, if you have an hour or two to spare, here is some British TV Nostalgia

http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/index.htm


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Mel Bernstein
Date: 21 Mar 08 - 03:17 PM

These old kid's shows even had songs for their commercials. Anybody out there remember Uncle Johnny Coons? He was a Chicago show that went national for a couple of years.

When mother says go take a bath
Don't frown and start to mope.
Just join your Uncle Johnny Coons
And wash with Lifebouy soap.
OOOOOh
I like pink Lifebouy soap
Because it smells so keen.
I like it cause it makes my skin
so clean clean clean.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,oolben
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 11:44 AM

alfred the airsick eagle,never liked being up high,so delicate is he that heights make him dizzy,so he never liked to fly.an eagle named alfred,a very large bird,was happy except for one thing(what's that?)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Shropshire Kim
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 03:09 PM

I wish I was a spaceman,the fastest guy alive.
I'd fly you round the universe in Fireball XL5.
Way out in space together,conquerors of the skies.
My heart would be a fireball,a fireball.

Every time I gaze into your starry eyes.

We’d take a path to Jupiter and maybe very soon.
We’d cruise along the Milky Way and land upon the Moon.
To a wonderland of stardust.
We’ll zoom our way to Mars.

My heart would be a fireball, a fireball.

And you would be my Venus of the stars.


Ay thang yew


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Shropshire Kim
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 03:14 PM

And there's more ..
Marina, Aqua Marina,
What are these strange enchantments that start whenever you're near?

Marina, Aqua Marina,
Why can't you whisper the words my heart is longing to hear?


Your magic to me, a beautiful mystery.
I'm certain to fall I know, because you enthrall me so.

Marina, Aqua Marina,
Why don't you say, that you'll always stay, close to my heart.

In my opinion Troy Tempest was just wasting his time with Marina - it was a relationship going nowhere! Atlanta was clearly the girl for him - 45 years later I still feel the injustice.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,JotSC from a different browser
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 03:25 PM

Somebody mentioned Sheriff John, a Los Angeles kid show. Beside the birthday song, his theme song was:

Laugh and be happy
And the world will laugh with you.
When people see you're happy,
Then they'll be happy too.
So wear a smile, and in a while
Your cares will go away.
So laugh and be happy
All the livelong day.

Words to live by even 50 years later.

John


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Big D
Date: 06 Jul 08 - 03:56 PM

I need HELP on an old record i had in the late 70's.

There was a song about this man hoe loved is big red truck and also a song about a boy painting his wagon. It was already red or he wanted it red. I cant remember.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,nikki
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 06:01 PM

i remember skin-a-mer-ink-e-dink-e-dink skin-a-mer-ink-e-do i love you i love you in the morning and in the after noon i love you in the spring time and in the month of june i cant remember the rest

and from lambchop - this is the song that doesnt end yes it goes on and onmy friends some people started singing it not knowing what it was and theyll continue singing it for ever just because this is the song that doesnt end yes it goes on and on my friends..

and had a little monkey sent him to the country fed him on ginger bread along came a chocho knocked him cew cew no my monkeys dead


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,ragthetiger
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 08:11 PM

Mickey Mouse Club:

Special Guest Day: "Today is (Tuesday???), you know what that means - we're gonna have a special guest!..."

At the end of Special Guest day, they'd present the Guest with a spangled sort of glittery Mickey Mouse hat and sing: "Here's your hat, here's your ears, you're an honorary Mouseketeeeeeeeerrrrr!!!!!"

Talent Round-up day: "Saddle your ponies, here we go, down to the talent rodeo.....something something something... Join the Talent Round-Up! Round 'em up! (Round 'em up!) Bring 'em in! (Bring 'em in!) Everybody's sure to win... Something something something.... Oh, what a rodeo! .... something something...Bring along Susie, Jack, and Joe, join the Talent Round-Up!"

Encyclopedia song: "Get the EN-cyclopedia, E N C Y C L O P E D I A (repeat) Just look inside this book and you will see From Africa all the way to Z..."(at which point a picture of a zebra in the encyclopedia would kick Jiminy Cricket)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 08:45 PM

God I'm old!

Hey, it's me
My name is Pinkie Lee...



Winky Dink and you
Winky Dink and me
We will have a lot of fun together.
Winky Dink and you
Winky Dink and me
We'll be friends
Through sun and stormy weather.

And for the Disney set:

      SHOW NAME?

Gold doubloons and pieces of eight
Handed down to Applegate
The chest is here
BUT WAIT!
Where are those gold doubloons
And pieces of eight, pieces of eight, pieces of eight.


   SPIN and MARTY

Way out west on the Triple R
Yipeeyay Yipeeyo
The horses are the best by far
Yipeeyay Yippeeyo


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Cool Beans
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 08:49 AM

A bit more of the Pinky Lee song:

Ho ho, hee hee,
My name is Pinky Lee
I skip and run
Mean lots of fun
To every he and she
It's plain to see
That you can tell it's me
By my checkered hat and checkered coat
My silly walk like a billy goat...
(I don't know how it ends)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,i dont know were it from
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 09:19 PM

skinna merink a dink a dink skinna merink a doo i love u i love u in the morning and in the afternoon i love u in the evening and underneth the moon skinna merink a dink adink skinna merink a doo i love u_____


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: paula t
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 05:13 PM

"The Herbs" was a favourite.Everyone had their own song.My favourite was:

I'm Bayleaf, I'm the gardener,
I work from early dawn.
You'll find me sweeping up the leaves
And tidyin' the lawn.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: paula t
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 05:26 PM

What about the incredibly funny "Dangermouse"show. My little brother was addicted to the show, and I found myself watching it every week "just to keep him company."

He's the greatest
He's fantastic
Wherever there's danger he'll be there
He's the ace
He's amazing
He's the strongest he's the quickest he's the best
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
DANGER MOUSE


He's the greatest
He's fantastic
Wherever there's danger he'll be there
He's the ace
He's amazing
He's the strongest he's the quickest he's the best
Danger Mouse
He's terrific
He's magnific
He's the greatest secret agent in the world
Danger Mouse
Power House
He's the fastest he's the greatest he's the best
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,siouxsy
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 11:05 PM

NO, I think it's this:

Alfred, the airsick eagle,
Never likes being up high,
So delicate is he,
that heights make him dizzy,
so he never likes to fly.

don't remember the rest either, but
I think he finally got over it and
saved some baby squirrels or something.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 11:17 AM

When criminals in this world appear
and break the laws that they should fear
and frighten all who see or hear
The cry goes up both far and near
for Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!

Speed of lightning, roar of thunder
fighting all who rob or plunder
Underdog. Underdog!

When in this world the headlines read
of those whose hearts are filled with greed
who rob and steal from those who need
To right this wrong with blinding speed
goes Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!

Speed of lightning, roar of thunder
fighting all who rob or plunder
Underdog. Underdog!

Underdog theme


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 06:25 PM

I can't believe I actually remember all the words to this:

Little Lulu, Little Lulu
With freckles on your chin
Always in & out of trouble
But mostly always in
Using Daddy's necktie
For the tail of your kite
Using Mommy's lipstick
For the letters you write

Though the clock says half past seven
It's really after ten
Looks like Lulu's been preparing[?] it again
Though you're wilder than a Zulu
And just as hard to tame
Little Lulu I love you-lu just the same
The same
Little Lulu I love you-lu just the same


You want old? How about this - I can remember the address you had to write to in order to send away for a Winky-Dink magic shield (made of greeny cling-plastic) so you could draw on your TV screen without your mom killing you:

Winky Dink
Box 5
New York 19
N.Y.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 09:50 PM

Actually, the Spiderman song abive is missing a whole verse. Here is the whole thing along with one of my faves, Super Chicken!

Rob K

PS OK, I'm two and a half years late but better late than never.

    Spiderman, Spiderman,
    Does whatever a spider can
    Spins a web, any size,
    Catches thieves just like flies
    Look Out!
    Here comes the Spiderman.
      
    Is he strong?
    Listen bud,
    He's got radioactive blood.
    Can he swing from a thread
    Take a look overhead
    Hey, there
    There goes the Spiderman.
      
    In the chill of night
    At the scene of a crime
    Like a streak of light
    He arrives just in time.
      
    Spiderman, Spiderman
    Friendly neighborhood Spiderman
    Wealth and fame
    He's ingnored
    Action is his reward.

    To him, life is a great big bang up
    Whenever there's a hang up
    You'll find the Spider man.

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Super Chicken

    When you find youself in danger,
    When you're threatened by a stranger,
    When it looks like you will take a lickin', (puk, puk, puk)
    There is someone waiting,
    Who will hurry up and rescue you,
    Just Call for Super Chicken! (puk, ack!)
      
    Fred, if you're afraid you'll have to overlook it,
    Besides you knew the job was dangerous when you took it (puk, ack!)
      
    He will drink his super sauce
    And throw the bad guys for a loss
    And he will bring them in alive and kickin' (puk, puk, puk)
    There is one thing you should learn
    When there is no one else to turn to
    Call for Super Chicken! (puk, puk, puk)
    Call for Super Chicken! (puk, ack!)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:54 AM

Or there's the version sung by the immortal Homer Simpson:

Spider Pig, Spider Pig
Doing whatever a spider-pig does
Can he fly? No he can't
'Cause he's a pig


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: PHJim
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 12:00 PM

Forgive me if someone's already mentioned Tom Terrific and Mighty Manfred The Wonder Dog.

I'm Tom Terrific,
The greatest hero ever.
Terrific is the name for me,
'Cause I'm so clever.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Barnacle Babe
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:46 PM

I have to say my love for folk music started with Tony Saletan in the early 60s. (I'm not sure if that's the way his name was spelled) who was with WGBH. He'd sing Pick a Bale of Cotton with his guitar and glasses. I loved his show when I was 4 and 5; picked up a record of his of Revolutionary Songs in the 70s.

I also remember the Gentle Giant and fell in love with Early One Morning... just played on the harp while the "giant" pulled out a tiny dollhouse chair and invited tykes like me to sit down. I don't remember anything about the show... but I LOVED that song.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 03:54 PM

The first time I heard Ben Bolt was in a Mighty Mouse cartoon.

"On the sea or on the land
He had the situation well in hand."


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 03:16 PM

The first song that came to mind when I saw this thread today was:
    It's time to say
    Goodbye until next Saturday...
Howdy Doody Show, right?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: clueless don
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 12:38 PM

Expanding on what PHJim wrote on 26 Oct 09 - 12:00 PM,

I'm Tom Terrific,
greatest hero ever.
Terrific is the name for me,
'cause I'm so clever.
I can be what I want to* be,
and if you'd like to see,
follow, just follow me!
If you see a plane up high ...
a diesel train go roaring by ...
a bumble bee ... or a tree ...
it's me!
When there is trouble,
I'm there on the double.
From the Atlantic to Pacific,
they know Tom Terrific!

*I think "want to" was actually pronounced something like "wanna".

Don


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Subject: We are the Ovaltinies
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 09:18 AM

We are the Ovaltinies, little girls and boys


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 03:58 PM

happy birthday happy happy birthday this is your day to have a lot of fun?
What is the rest of this song? Wherer did it come from?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: CapriUni
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 01:37 PM

I'm going back to Sesame Street, here. This is one of my favorite songs, written by the Late, Great, Joe Raposo for the first season, back in 1969:


Sing
Sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things, not bad
Sing of happy, not sad

Sing
Sing a song
Make it simple
To last your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not good enough
For anyone else to hear
Just sing --
Sing a song.

And then, there's the classic written by David Axlerod and Sam Pottle (1974) that could be Mudcat's theme song:

(link to a YouTube video, from the Sesame Street Channel):

La-di-da-di-dum, la-di-da-dum...
What's the name of that song?
It goes la-di-da-di-dum, la-di-da-di-dum...
Something, something "Birds,"
La-di-da-dum, la-di-da-di--
I wish I remembered the words!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 02:33 PM

Champion the Wonder Horse from Gene Autry's Flying A Productions, sung by Frankie Laine:

Champion the Wonder Horse! Champion the Wonder Horse!
Like a streak of lightnin' flash across the sky,
Like the swiftest arrow whizzin' from a bow,
Like a mighty cannonball he seems to fly,
You'll hear about him everwhere you go.
The time will come when everyone will know the name of
Champion the Wonder Horse! Champion the Wonder Horse!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: Cool Beans
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 09:05 AM

Hey, Clueless Don (from 2007):
It was Cliff Edwards, aka Ukulele Ike, aka Jiminy Cricket, who sang "I'm no fool."


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,kdt42
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 04:33 PM

I'm trying to find this song on record, but I think its from a Romper Room or Captain Kangaroo record I used to have as a kid.

F-O-X spells Fox
B-O-X spells Box
F-O-X and B-O-X means there's a FOX in the BOX

B-U-G spells Bug
R-U-G spells Rug
B-U-G and R-U-G means there's a BUG on the RUG

and so forth. Anyone heard of this song???


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: clueless don
Date: 11 Dec 09 - 08:44 AM

Thanks for the info, Cool Beans. I think I knew that the singer of "I'm no Fool" was the same person as the voice of Jiminy Cricket. I was just wrong about it being Jimmy Dodd.

Don


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: PHJim
Date: 11 Dec 09 - 11:52 AM

There's a man you've seen
On your television screne
He's the one I'd like to be.
He can ride and shoot
And he's plenty smart to boot
That's Hopalong Cassidy.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: bgoodak
Date: 11 Dec 09 - 12:34 PM

Another from Sesame Street - not sure why the whole thing is still in my brain

It is I, Captain Vegetable, with my carrot and my celery
Eating crunchy vegetables is good for me
And they're good for you so eat them too
For teeth so strong your whole life long
Eat celery and carrots by the bunch
Hooray for me Captain Vegetable, crunch, crunch, crunch

My kids loved that song, although continued to despise vegetables

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 12:41 PM

Help! Does anybody remember a birthday song from the late 60's or early 70's that was on an album by perhaps Sesame Street or Captain Kangaroo w/lyrics like this.."your one year older, almost grown up now" & "So, have a happy birthday, in each & every way, and may your birthday wishes all come true...Wer'e glad that it's your birthday and we would just like to say....a very happy birthday to you".. or maybe this lyric.."there's no other day exactly like a birthday"...My kid sister loved this song & we can't remember the artist or name of the song. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I spent 3 hours today on the computer & it shows up nowhere:(


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Apr 10 - 07:27 PM

I just need to hear the birthday song from the original Mickey Mouse Club. Do anyone remember the words to the song?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Toranella
Date: 22 May 10 - 07:26 AM

On page 1 I just noticed Cats' post of Dill the Dog's song from The Herbs and I feel I should point out that it was actually:

I'm Dill the Dog
I'm a dog called Dill
Though my tail I'd love to get
I've never caught it yet!

Close!! :o)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Patsy Warren
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 07:06 AM

Here comes the policeman the big friendly policeman,
PC McGarry Number 452 (Camberwick Green).

P-L-A-Y Playaway way Playaway way PLAYAWAY!

I'm a very friendly lion called Parsley (The Herbs).

Jamie, Jamie and his Magic torch (boy and his dog used to go down a hollow in a tree when everyone was asleep, very hip children's animation).

I wish I was a spaceman the fastest guy alive and zoom around the Milky Way in Fireball XL5,
We'll fly or race across the something or other and zoom our way to Mars,
If I was a Fireball a Fireball,
And you would be my Venus of the stars (Fireball XL5)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Rich Boyd
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 08:27 AM

I think it went like this:
Buckwheat cakes, buckwheat cakes, along with crispy bacon...
yes, it is those buckwheat cakes that set my heart to achin'....


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Sealtest Big Top
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 01:24 PM

Hurry Hurry right this way,
To your Sealtest Matinee,
Beneath the Sealtest Big Top,
Here's a dandy Sealtest treat,
Hurry Hurry to your seat,
The Show's about to start
It's Sealtest big time .............?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 08:15 AM

White horses

On my horses let me ride away,
To a world that seems so far away,
Let me run, to the sun.
To a world my heart can understand,
It's a gentle warm and wonderland,
Far away, stars away,
Where the clouds are made of candyfloss and the days are long,
When the the stars are gone we'll race to meet the dawn,

(Dont remember this line)

Of a sad and very lonely day that's when I softly sigh,
On my horses snowy, white horses let me ride away.

Roughly that is what I remember, I would be grateful to have the right lyrics for that song. The singer also did 'Rupert the Bear'.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Tony Saletan Lets All Sing
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 11:30 AM

Lets'All Sing a song today a song today a song today lets all sing a song today with tony saletan were going to meet the banjo today the banjo today were going to meet the banjo today and this is tony saletan


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 12:48 PM

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen,
Robin Hood Robin Hood, with his band of men,
Feared by the bad, loved by the good,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood.
(preceded by a fanfare and a terrific THWACK! of an arrow hitting a tree trunk)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Kat
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 12:06 AM

"happy birthday happy happy birthday this is your day to have a lot of fun"
This is part of the birthday song sung by Heck Harper on his afternoon kid show - was it Cartoon Corral? - which was out of Portland, OR in the 60's. The theme song was,
"Come a-runnin', bring your pal,
To the (new?big?) Cartoon Corral.
Clutch Cargo, Dick Tracy and Mister Magoo,
Felix and Popeye will be along, too...."
That's all I got; the last couple of lines or so are pretty fuzzy.

The birthday song went:
"Happy birthday, happy, Happy birthday,
This is your day to (or 'so') have a lot of fun.
Happy birthday, happy, Happy birthday,
This is your day, until the night is done.
Blow out the candles on your cake and make a wish,
And we'll serve everybody's favorite dish (Happy birthday, happy)
Happy birthday, happy, Happy birthday,
This is your day, so have a lot of fun"


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 11 - 02:53 AM

from howdy doody:

look on the bright side of every apple. look on the bright side of every pear. look on the bright side of every apple and soon we'll be all right there.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Pattycakes55
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 07:49 PM

In the Philadelphia area when I was a kid there was a show called the Gene London show. For part of it Gene would tell a story while drawing it on a big pad of paper. He'd introduce the segment by singing:

Let's pretend that it's story time and I'll tell a tale to you,
I'll tell you a tale of make believe, and all your dreams will come true.
And when the story's over, and when we've reached the end,
We'll live happily ever after -- where?
In the land of "Let's Pretend."

I ate it up!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 05:25 PM

Ok... Has anybody figured out the Alfred the airsickness bird rest of lyrics???


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,carole .maggs .
Date: 18 Apr 14 - 08:22 AM


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,eldergirl
Date: 21 Apr 14 - 03:54 AM

So when I can only see the grey
Of a sad and very lonely day
That's when I softly sigh
On white horses, snowy white horses,
Let me ride awaaaaay...

Being a romantically inclined teen at the time, that really chimed in with my world view. Sad, innit....


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 21 Apr 14 - 05:20 AM

I used to adore the song 'A Four-Legged Friend' sung by Roy Rogers. I don't think it was from any children's programme though. It was often on Uncle Mac's Children's Favourites on radio.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember
From: GUEST,eldergirl
Date: 21 Apr 14 - 07:34 PM

Cheers Eliza!
These days if I think of A Four-Legged Friend I find it hard to stop, like spelling 'banana'. A one-two-three-four-five-six-seven legged.. Oh no, that's not right, is it?
Too silly.
Uncle Mac used to play some gems. I only wish he'd never included Sparky's Magic Piano. Yeccchhh!


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