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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:44 AM

What are the very first lyrics you remember?

Mine - 1968. I was three. "And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you can know"

Close seconds, "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Bridge over troubled waters".

You?

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Denninmi Nov 2012 OP
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #1
Ptah Nov 2012 #2
mainstreetonce Nov 2012 #7
Ptah Nov 2012 #9
RevStPatrick Nov 2012 #3
LynneSin Nov 2012 #4
LynneSin Nov 2012 #18
OffWithTheirHeads Nov 2012 #5
Arkansas Granny Nov 2012 #6
MiddleFingerMom Nov 2012 #8
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #30
Phentex Nov 2012 #10
guardian Nov 2012 #11
Shrek Nov 2012 #12
Aristus Nov 2012 #13
cyberswede Nov 2012 #14
Hoyt Nov 2012 #15
Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2012 #16
begin_within Nov 2012 #17
csziggy Nov 2012 #19
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #20
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #23
Enrique Nov 2012 #21
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #22
Populist_Prole Nov 2012 #24
suninvited Nov 2012 #25
RebelOne Nov 2012 #26
callous taoboy Nov 2012 #35
Sedona Nov 2012 #27
Warren DeMontague Nov 2012 #28
applegrove Nov 2012 #29
sarge43 Nov 2012 #31
woo me with science Nov 2012 #32
Paper Roses Nov 2012 #33
IcyPeas Nov 2012 #34
TrogL Nov 2012 #36
lastlib Nov 2012 #37
kalli007 Nov 2012 #38
ashling Nov 2012 #39
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #40

Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:46 AM

1. A B C DEE E Fff Gee ...

H I J K L M...I gotta Pee.

I believe my evil older brother taught me the ABC song

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:50 AM

2. This is what come to mind:

Love and marriage, love and marriage,
Go together like a horse and carriage.
Dad was told by mother you can't have one
You can't have none.
You can't have one without the other.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:18 AM

7. You must be my generstion

Twiddly dee twiddly dee dee
It gives me a thrill
To wake up in the morning
On Mockingbird Hill






How much is that doggy in the window?
The one with the waggiky tail....

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:48 AM

9. Oh! We ain't got a barrel of money



Oh! We ain't got a barrel of money
Maybe we're ragged and funny
But we'll travel along
Singing a song
Side by side

I don't know what's a-comin' tomorrow
Maybe it's trouble and sorrow
But we'll travel the road
Sharing our load
Side by side

Thru all kinds of weather
What if the sky should fall
Just as long as we're together
It really doesn't matter at all

When they've all had their quarrels and parted
We'll be the same as we started
Just traveling along
Singing a song
Side by side

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:56 AM

3. "How many roads must a man walk down...

 

...before you can call him a man?"

My parents were big Dylan fans.
One of my earliest memories was being in the car with Mom driving somewhere, and she was singing that and getting me to sing along. I couldn't have been more than 3 or 3 and a half years old.

Once I started going to school, I remember singing that in class as well.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:05 AM

4. We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun

Shoot me now!

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:25 AM

18. 2nd Song: Oh What a Night - Late December back in 63

I do love that song.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:09 AM

5. M-I-C, K-E-Y, Mouse

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:13 AM

6. Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.

Or it could have been: Mares eat oats and does eat oats, but little lambs eat ivy. . . .

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:20 AM

8. I bought a 45 RPM record of The Standells' "Dirty Water" from MiddleFingerMomSis.

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I turned my cardboard "oil drum" of toys upside down -- dumping out all of
the toys... and used it to drum and sing along with the music -- what must
have been hundreds and hundreds of times back-to-back.
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MiddleFingerMomMom made MFMSis buy it back QUICKLY and hide it in a
very, very, VERY safe place.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:41 PM

30. On the bank of the River Charles.

guess that means they are from Boston.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:26 AM

10. Holy God We Praise Thy Name...

and many other Catholic hymns from church. Probably followed by the Mickey Mouse Club theme mentioned above and Beatles songs that my older siblings listened to.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:27 AM

11. row row row your boat n/t

 

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:32 AM

12. "In the Year 2525"

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:46 AM

13. 1970 or '71.

"I am a lineman for the counteeeeeeeeee..."

Glen Campbell, The Carpenters, Simon and Garfunkle, and The Fifth Dimension were about as funky as my parents got...

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:56 AM

14. "We all live in a yellow submarine" or...

"Let the sun shine in"

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:07 AM

15. "Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl, Duke of Earl, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl."

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:12 AM

16. I guess I must be old

but this is the first one that comes to mind, mid-fifties I think

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:24 AM

17. I sang "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" at age 4

I figured out the age because it was when we first moved into our house in Orange, which was 1964. I remember singing that at the top of my lungs and everyone laughing at me.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:26 AM

19. Itsy Bitsy Spider - with the finger movements

For 'adult' songs, "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair" from South Pacific.
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
And send him on his way.


That was my mom & dad's favorite musical - they met in Hawaii in 1946 when she was a Navy nurse and he was a submariner.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:38 AM

20. Lord I was born a ramblin' man, tryin' to make a living

and doin' the best I can. (my dad was the biggest Allman Brothers fan ever)

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:49 AM

23. Also: Waiting for the break of day, searching for something

to say...

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:40 AM

21. jeremiah was a bullfrog n//t

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:48 AM

22. "Up, up in awaaaay, in my beeeautiful, my beeeautiful balloooooooon"

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:41 PM

24. 'Day and Night!, Night and Day!'

My parents playing records during the mid-60's. I don't know the song or the performers, but another line from the song is "So I think I'm going outta my head....Over Youuu-ouuoooo"

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:44 PM

25. Puff the magic dragon

my brother had the record, we played it a brazillion times!

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:04 PM

26. Mares eat oats, does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy.

I was 3 years old. Guess what year that was.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:50 PM

35. Ha! Me too! My dad had a Homer and Jethro record

called, "Oooo That's Corny" which that tune was on.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:07 PM

27. I want to hold your hand

Mom kept a radio on top of the fridge in the kitchen. We listened to WBZ out of Boston every morning. I even remember their jingle!

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:16 PM

28. Starway to heaven.

I was, like, what the fuck is THAT about?

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:36 PM

29. I was so aghast at what happened to lobsters, on a trip to Nova Scotia when i was four,

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that I spent alot of the car ride home making up a song about "Lester the Lobster". I even made myself cry repeatedly as I sang it.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:18 PM

31. Du du, liegst mir im herzen.

Mom sang it to me as a lullaby. Later, we'd sing it together.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:21 PM

32. Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye...

Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing,
And wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the King.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:34 PM

33. "You are my Sunshine" and "Show me the way to go home."

Real old timers...but then I am too.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:45 PM

34. does your chewing gum lose it's flavor on the bedpost overnight?

If yer mother says don't chew it do you swallow it it spite?
Can you catch it on your tonsils can you heave it left and right?

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:07 PM

36. When I wish upon a star

I think they sang it at the end of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Colour

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:41 PM

37. "She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah!!"

Long live the Fab Four! The great ones never die.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:03 PM

38. I want my..... I want my.... MTVVVVVVV

What can I say..... I'm an eighties baby

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:35 PM

39. Anything you can do I can do better



listening to my parents' records on their old Philco phonograph in the 50's


in the mid 60s I got to see a reprise of this at the Lincoln Center in New York with Ethel Merman
I was with a group of Jr. High School kids from Tx. I got a kick out of it and was probably the only one of the group to appreciate it

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:35 PM

40. "On the Good Ship Lollipop, it's a sweet trip to the candy shop, where bon bons play....

on the sunny beach of peppermit bay......"

And thus began my lifetime addiction to sugar. And dogs (the other record I got for Christmas was "You ain't nothin' but a hounddog, cryin' all the time....") The flip side was "Blue Suede Shoes," I think, but I didn't develop an addiction to those.

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