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What's the first song you can remember hearing?

 
 
fresco
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 01:29 pm
@aidan,
I obviously liked humour. Here's another from that period.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF-1yd97igI
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 01:30 pm
@fresco,
I liked Flanders & Swan too
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 01:33 pm
Early memory of this Aussie staple
eoe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 04:04 pm
I'd guess that Christmas carols are probably some of the first. I had a set of Childcraft books before starting school and my mother not only read to me, she sang to me too and the music book was filled with all sorts of traditional songs from "She'll be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" to "The Twelve Days of Christmas" to "Hush Little Baby Don't Say a Word".
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 04:07 pm
@panzade,
Another musical memory - brownies at Maura McShane's house because after the meeting we could listen to this (her older sister had this record)
and this:
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aidan
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 04:12 pm
@eoe,
When I'd wake up after having a bad dream, my mother would sing 'Away in the Manger' to me (because I told her that was my favorite song).
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 04:19 pm
@aidan,
My father isn't much of a music lover (except for Gilbert & Sullivan) so it was my mother's show tunes records that I remember hearing before even hearing AM radio. It was the 60s, and we're Jewish, so the first song I heard was most likely either from Fiddler on the Roof or Hair. Shocked
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eoe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 05:18 pm
@aidan,
That's very sweet. God, I miss my mother.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 05:47 pm
@eoe,
yeah, I miss my mum as well and she's still alive but vacant.
eoe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 06:18 pm
@dyslexia,
sorry
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 10:51 pm
"Listen to the Mockingbird"
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 11:10 pm
When I was around two or three years old, my mother would play the
"babysitter boogie" to me. I loved that song!!

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lmur
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 11:23 pm
@aidan,
My aunt loved to sing. Her favourite song was "40 Shades of Green" Because she had Down's Syndrome; which, in speech terms, affected her ability to pronounce certain letters, it came out sounding like this: "Aye cloze aye ayes too pickeeeee".
Her sister, my mother, wasn't much into lullabies but did sing "My only son was shot in Dublin" which cheered me up no end.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 11:35 pm
@aidan,

maybe The Lullaby of Broadway on the radio
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Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 01:01 am
Amazing grace and all the prayers that are sung at mass, because I was always at church...
Goodnight Irene, Whiskey in the Jar and the Orange and the Green because as an Irish kid living in Canada you heard the same records over and over and over again...
The Unicorn - don't know if anybody other than Canadians know this song, but every Sunday night, the Irish Rovers performed on CBC, peasant view... but we kids were allowed to stay up and watch it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3sZReyBXTA
and of course... the friendly giant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vm2-JUldNw

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aidan
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 01:24 pm
@eoe,
I'm sorry you guys miss your moms. My mother is starting to get a little confused too and the thread about Reader's Digest filing bankruptcy brought me a little smile, because though once a very sensible woman - she's lately become somewhat obsessed with winning the Reader's Digest Sweepstakes - and ordering magazines and books to the tune of hundreds of dollars -to the point that my dad has had to start intercepting the mail and throwing away the entry blanks before she sees them. He'll be relieved to see the end of those.

Calamity Jane - that song is wonderful. I listened to it and couldn't help laughing. I think any child raised hearing that would be well on the way to some sort of happiness.
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 01:28 pm
@aidan,
Here's the original version but I like Ralf's version better

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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 01:34 pm
I was into heroes...



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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 01:40 pm
and...
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blueprince
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 04:40 pm
My first song i can remember hearing is Cats overture/Jelicle Ball by LordAndrew Llloyd Webber.
My main epiphany would be Sondheim's song 'epiphany'.
Heh, just kidding, it would probably be 'remember' from A Little Night Music.
No, I am not being paid to do this.
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