Musical Interlude 12: Childhood

For this Musical Interlude, we’ll go waaaay back in time—most if not all of these are from before I was born—or at least before I had the coordination to adjust a radio dial.

My grandfather used to sing this to me when I was a toddler—getting quite a few of the words out of place, I now realize.

It will amaze regular readers that my mom’s idea of a lullaby wasn’t murder ballads, but I’m not sure this is better:

(I’m still only slightly clear on what a porgy is, outside of opera.)

I’m pretty sure everyone who was a tiny thing in the ’70s has seen this at some point:

And speaking of things that were mandatory in the ’70s…

But if there were such a thing as an award for J.A.’s Most Enduring Favorite Song, it would be for this. 35+ years and counting!

Enjoy your weekend! (And good luck getting the chorus to “Copacabana” out of your head.)

J. A.

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