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Songs from Kids Shows, that you remember

dulcimer42 13 Feb 07 - 09:53 PM
Rabbi-Sol 13 Feb 07 - 10:17 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 10:44 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 10:49 PM
catspaw49 13 Feb 07 - 11:07 PM
KT 13 Feb 07 - 11:13 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 11:17 PM
Padre 14 Feb 07 - 12:41 AM
RangerSteve 14 Feb 07 - 10:15 AM
DebC 14 Feb 07 - 11:22 AM
Bert 14 Feb 07 - 11:25 AM
Scrump 14 Feb 07 - 12:00 PM
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Jean(eanjay) 14 Feb 07 - 12:17 PM
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Ruth Archer 14 Feb 07 - 12:29 PM
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Hawker 14 Feb 07 - 01:17 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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