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First Song you can remember from childhood. (Original Post) Stuart G Dec 2023 OP
How much was that doggie in the window WhiteTara Dec 2023 #1
Me too!! vanlassie Dec 2023 #8
I was 5 years old that year WhiteTara Dec 2023 #19
Do you remember this one? vanlassie Dec 2023 #23
Me too! That and Mr Sandman🎶 LakeArenal Dec 2023 #28
Bring me a dream WhiteTara Dec 2023 #41
Make him the sweetest I've ever seen🎶 LakeArenal Dec 2023 #42
Mr Sandman, bring me a dream (insert music notes here) WhiteTara Dec 2023 #43
Me!!!! I have been entirely blessed!!! LakeArenal Dec 2023 #45
YES, 37 years with the man I love! WhiteTara Dec 2023 #48
48 years for us!!! I wouldn't say blissful. But made it to retire together. LakeArenal Dec 2023 #49
We are closer than we were in our WhiteTara Dec 2023 #50
Yes, that's it marigold20 Dec 2023 #52
The Teddy Bear's Picnic. Ocelot II Dec 2023 #2
London Bridges CarolinaNC Dec 2023 #3
Ride a little pony downtown or old dan tucker or eating goober peas marble falls Dec 2023 #4
Itsy Bitsy Spider RockRaven Dec 2023 #5
There are two types of childhoods: Aristus Dec 2023 #34
Probably the theme Mr.Bill Dec 2023 #6
Geees, I forgot: the theme to Tom Terrific. marble falls Dec 2023 #21
Another one would be the theme Mr.Bill Dec 2023 #22
One, two, Buckle my shoe justgamma Dec 2023 #7
Oh! Susanna. My grandfather sang it to me. nt yellowdogintexas Dec 2023 #9
First songs gopiscrap Dec 2023 #10
Cal Worthington enid602 Dec 2023 #11
enid602 Upthevibe Dec 2023 #56
other than nursery rhymes lapfog_1 Dec 2023 #12
That was also my pick. I thought it would be an odd response. Chainfire Dec 2023 #32
You ain't nothing but a hound dog. Emile Dec 2023 #13
Hey Jude Mad_Dem_X Dec 2023 #14
🛶 Floyd R. Turbo Dec 2023 #15
Little White Duck - Burl Ives Nittersing Dec 2023 #16
Somewhere over the Rainbow...My Pops would sing it to me b4 bed. I was very small. Life was good. nt mitch96 Dec 2023 #17
Possibly "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport." malthaussen Dec 2023 #18
Puff the Magic Dragon for sure and one other gem... rogerballard Dec 2023 #20
Brahms Lullaby thatcrowwoman Dec 2023 #24
Lone Ranger theme. Much later learned it's William Tell Overture, ROSSINI. UTUSN Dec 2023 #25
"ABC" by the Jackson 5 AZSkiffyGeek Dec 2023 #26
Probably Jilly_in_VA Dec 2023 #27
On second thought ...ugh....Jesus Loves Me.... LakeArenal Dec 2023 #29
I remember my dad singing Wreck of the Old 97 iwillalwayswonderwhy Dec 2023 #30
Thinking back now... rogerballard Dec 2023 #31
I'm pretty sure it was "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell. Aristus Dec 2023 #33
The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle nt Shermann Dec 2023 #35
"Day by Day from Godspell. I must have had a nanny who played it again and again because I had such a strong reaction to applegrove Dec 2023 #36
Away in a manger zeusdogmom Dec 2023 #37
I loved that Hymn. applegrove Dec 2023 #38
Tennessee Waltz Dale in Laurel MD Dec 2023 #39
I am thinking there were two around the same time. OldBaldy1701E Dec 2023 #40
I had ForgedCrank Dec 2023 #44
Bennie & the Jets. Dulcinea Dec 2023 #46
When I was very young, perhaps 5 or 6 Niagara Dec 2023 #47
Either Doggie in the Window or Chipmunks relayerbob Dec 2023 #51
'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'... Jrose Dec 2023 #53
So many replies overlooking the obvious ... sanatanadharma Dec 2023 #54
I Told the Witch Doctor I Was in Love with You bucolic_frolic Dec 2023 #55
Mockingbird Hill R. P. McMurphy Dec 2023 #57
Either 'Sleep Baby Sleep' or 'Clementine' LeftishBrit Dec 2023 #58

WhiteTara

(29,822 posts)
1. How much was that doggie in the window
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 01:52 AM
Dec 2023

or maybe Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly (although I thought the word was Jelly...Lavender Blue, Jelly Jelly, Lavender Green........

vanlassie

(5,759 posts)
8. Me too!!
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 02:28 AM
Dec 2023

Published in 1952. The year I was born.

“ How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale”


WhiteTara

(29,822 posts)
43. Mr Sandman, bring me a dream (insert music notes here)
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 11:51 PM
Dec 2023

oh that brought up
Three coins in a fountain,
Which one will the fountain bless?

LakeArenal

(29,188 posts)
49. 48 years for us!!! I wouldn't say blissful. But made it to retire together.
Sat Dec 23, 2023, 11:45 AM
Dec 2023

Having the second best time of our life. Could not ask for more. 🍀🍀🍀

marble falls

(59,576 posts)
4. Ride a little pony downtown or old dan tucker or eating goober peas
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 02:02 AM
Dec 2023
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The chorus my granfather taught me was "Supper's all over, the pans are washed - ain't nothing left but a little piece of squash."


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My grandfather used Kentucky militia instead Georgia militia.

Aristus

(67,049 posts)
34. There are two types of childhoods:
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 05:27 PM
Dec 2023

One in which you learn: "Itsy-Bitsy Spider" and the other in which you learn "Eensy-Weensy Spider".

I had an "Eensy-Weensy" childhood.

Mr.Bill

(24,462 posts)
6. Probably the theme
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 02:11 AM
Dec 2023

from either Captain Kangaroo or Howdy Doody. Another could be the theme to I Love Lucy.

It came from TV, I'm sure.

marble falls

(59,576 posts)
21. Geees, I forgot: the theme to Tom Terrific.
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 01:35 PM
Dec 2023
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learned that one pretty young, too.

gopiscrap

(23,868 posts)
10. First songs
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 02:57 AM
Dec 2023

Sacred piece: "Grosser Gott" ("Holy God We Praise thy Name&quot

Children's piece: "Puff the Magic Dragon"

Contemporary: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

I am not from the US so our music was a bit delayed

enid602

(8,804 posts)
11. Cal Worthington
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 03:01 AM
Dec 2023

If your axle is a draggin’ go see Cal.
If your wife she is a naggin’ go see Cal.
I will stand upon my head ‘til my face it turns a red.
Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal.

Upthevibe

(8,383 posts)
56. enid602
Sat Dec 23, 2023, 12:51 PM
Dec 2023

OMG!

When I was 18 years old (1975) and pregnant, my then husband (chilhood sweethearts) and I were at our first duty station in Long Beach. He had joined the Navy.

I had horrible insomnia due to my pregnancy. I spent many a night on our couch watching T.V. through out the night. The Cal Worthington commercials were on non-stop! I'll never forget the tune to that song.....And don't forget about his dog "Spot."

Mad_Dem_X

(9,642 posts)
14. Hey Jude
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 09:49 AM
Dec 2023

I just remember standing on the sidewalk in front of my house on a summer day, and that song was playing somewhere (I'm assuming on someone's radio nearby).

mitch96

(14,152 posts)
17. Somewhere over the Rainbow...My Pops would sing it to me b4 bed. I was very small. Life was good. nt
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 10:36 AM
Dec 2023

malthaussen

(17,400 posts)
18. Possibly "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport."
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 11:04 AM
Dec 2023

I remember it playing on the PA at a swimming pool, but if it's the "earliest" one I can remember, that's hard to say, as all the memories before six or so are kind of jumbled up.

-- Mal

thatcrowwoman

(1,230 posts)
24. Brahms Lullaby
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 02:51 PM
Dec 2023

My sweet mama sang it to me every night after our “night night” prayers.

Here’s an instrumental version from Dave Brubeck, perfect for winding down the busy day.



My sweet daddy taught me The Bear Went Over the Mountain, On Top of Old Smoky, Michael Row Your Boat Ashore, What a Wonderful World, Moon River, and I picked up Goodnight, Irene from him singing it in his workshop. Little pitcher, big ears I was. Always soaking up the music and the words.

Thank you for asking. This took me on a lovely stroll down memory lane.
🕊🩵💫🎶thatcrowwoman

Jilly_in_VA

(10,374 posts)
27. Probably
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 03:53 PM
Dec 2023

"Solomon Levi", which I called "Solly Leaf" at 2. My mom used to sing it to me. The first radio pop song I remember is this one.

Aristus

(67,049 posts)
33. I'm pretty sure it was "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 05:24 PM
Dec 2023

I just have a vague vision in my head as a toddler in our military apartment in Germany in 1970 or so. I can see our living room, the Stonehenge-sized stereo speakers, and the music coming out of them. I couldn't have been much older than two.

applegrove

(120,195 posts)
36. "Day by Day from Godspell. I must have had a nanny who played it again and again because I had such a strong reaction to
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 05:39 PM
Dec 2023

Last edited Fri Dec 22, 2023, 11:12 PM - Edit history (2)

it when I heard it again at 55. I don't even remember hearing it as a kid but some of the songs in that movie really affect me and I'd never seen the movie or the play or heard the music. So I assume it was a nanny. The timing is right.

zeusdogmom

(1,013 posts)
37. Away in a manger
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 05:42 PM
Dec 2023

I also sang it as an impromptu solo at the church Christmas Eve Sunday School program. My mom was busy with my little sister. I slipped out of the pew and joined the other kids in the front saying their memorized pieces and singing songs. They made space for me and I sang my favorite song. I was not quite 3 years old 😄. Still singing 70+ years later - but not solos.

OldBaldy1701E

(5,469 posts)
40. I am thinking there were two around the same time.
Fri Dec 22, 2023, 06:07 PM
Dec 2023

'Last Train To Clarksville' by The Monkees.

''See Emily Play' by Pink Floyd. (My uncle was a big fan before they made it big in the US and got a friend to send him a copy of the single on a reel to reel. He played it often and it is why I became a Floydian I am sure.)

These are 'pop' songs that one heard on the radio of course. Now, the first music I remember was the Disney story albums I had when I was four. 'Peter Pan', 'Cinderella', 'Sleeping Beauty', etc., they were all musicals to some extent and so I remember those songs as the first ones I ever heard on a regular basis.

ForgedCrank

(1,944 posts)
44. I had
Sat Dec 23, 2023, 12:06 AM
Dec 2023

found a record player in the closet and took one of moms records, looked really old (it was).
It was Otis Redding, Dock of the Bay. I must have played it 500 times while studying the record player and trying to figure out how it worked. I can't even remember how old I was, but I was pretty small, maybe 4 or 5 at the most.

Dulcinea

(6,945 posts)
46. Bennie & the Jets.
Sat Dec 23, 2023, 10:48 AM
Dec 2023

I first heard it when I was little, about 6 or 7, & I thought it was the coolest song ever. I still like it!

Niagara

(8,354 posts)
47. When I was very young, perhaps 5 or 6
Sat Dec 23, 2023, 10:51 AM
Dec 2023

I took tap-dancing classes.

During our endeavors as a professional tap-dancers, we performed to the song Be My Baby Bumble Bee. The song was given to us on a vinyl 45. It would have been something similar to this, but with the song sped up for tap dancing. I believe this is the first song that I remember from my childhood.


bucolic_frolic

(44,630 posts)
55. I Told the Witch Doctor I Was in Love with You
Sat Dec 23, 2023, 12:21 PM
Dec 2023

my song.

Man is this website going nostalgia. We sound like a bunch of old people.

R. P. McMurphy

(838 posts)
57. Mockingbird Hill
Sat Dec 23, 2023, 03:18 PM
Dec 2023

When my mother was happy she would sing as she worked. I couldn't have been more than 3 or 4 when I became aware she was singing that song again. That was in the mid 1960's. Good memories.

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