"Children's favourites"...

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Growster...

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"Children's favourites"...
« on: August 17, 2018, 20:30 »
Chums of a certain age will remember Uncle Mac, who presented this on The Light Programme from the early '50s...

Mrs Growster and I are stuck beyond 'The laughing policeman', and 'Max Bygraves - 'Gilly, Gilly, Ossenfeffer, Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea', so will everyone approaching early/late middle age please fill in a few gaps...

We rarely got a decent song played back then, but a quick peek at Wiki is a sure sign that we got what we wanted eventually! Any weed who wanted something 'classical' was sneered at mercilessly!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Favourites

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 20:51 »
Think this list sums it up a lot (I remember ALL of them)!
Nellie the elephant - Miller, Mandy
Runaway train - Delhart, Vernon
Middle of the house - Cogan, Alma
Grandfather's clock - Radio Revellers
Owl and the pussycat - Hayes, Elton
Puffin' Billy - Melody Light Orchestra
All things bright and beautiful - Uncle Mac
Robin Hood - James, Dick
How much is that doggie - Pinky & Perky
I've lost my mummy - Harris, Rolf
Laughing policeman - Penrose, Charles
My boomerang won't come back - Drake, Charlie
You're a pink toothbrush - Bygraves, Max
I taut I taw a puddy cat - Blanc, Mel
Teddy bear's picnic - Hall, Henry
Ballad of Davy Crockett - Ford, 'Tennessee' Ernie
Hippopotamus song - Flanders & Swann
Jake the peg - Harris, Rolf
Gilly gilly ossenfeffer katzen... - Bygraves, Max
Woody woodpecker - Blanc, Mel
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf - Pinky & Perky
Ugly duckling - Cribbins, Bernard
I know an old lady - Pertwee, Jon
Bee song - Askey, Arthur
When I see an elepahnt fly - Peterson, Clive
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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 23:11 »
And must not forget "A Windmill in Old Amsterdam" by Ronnie Hilton. Now that lot should get a few earworms going!

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 07:01 »
Rawhide by Frankie Lane. I had it played as a Birthday request in '59/'60.
Every Pickle Helps!

Paul's Preserves and Pickles.

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 12:49 »
No George Formby in that list?

When I'm cleaning windows...

Ooh, ooh, another one... Chuck Berry and "My Ding-a-ling". That one annoyed many a parent when we sang it! If you look up the original video on YouTube of him singing it there is a moment when a girl in the audience doesn't know if she is allowed to laugh because of the naughty lyrics.
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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 13:15 »
The Ugly Bug Ball - Burl Ives
Right Said Fred - Bernard Cribbins   :D
Lesley x
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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 13:28 »
The Ugly Duckling i remember was Danny Kaye.
High Hopes (D K?)
Messing about on the river ?
English country garden ?
My brother ! T Scott
Tie me Kangaroo down sport . R Harris
Court of King Caractacus (sic) R Harris
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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 13:48 »
Now then, I used to listen to Children's Favourites and mum would roll back the dining room carpet, I'd put on my tap or ballet shoes with a little pink net dress and a blue angora cape then I was on stage dancing away! Here are some I remember well.
The Little Shoemaker by Petula Clark. (My childhood favourite)
I am a mole and I live in a hole.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
This Ole House.
Glow Worm.
How much is that doggie in the window.
Little white bull.
I once was an ugly duckling.
Nellie the elephant.
The runaway train.
Twenty tiny fingers.
Where will the dimple be.
I'm a pink toothbrush.

I don't like bananas unless it's raining. (A quote from my great-niece).

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2018, 18:59 »
Nobody's mentioned Puff the Magic Dragon!  I will admit to remembering all of the above songs and singing along.  What was the name of the show on the radio on a Sunday morning, it may have been connected to the forces and it played all of this type of record.

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2018, 19:43 »
Who could forget that one Wighty! Lovely song, still a favourite, and not a 'whiff' of raised eyebrows!

'Two-way family favourites' was the prog, and all the names came from places like Munchen Gladbach, 2nd Batallion, The Black Watch etc etc...

And the wives were all looking forward to Christmas - I bet they were..;0)

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2018, 19:48 »
Mrs Growster's list has now become a printable item, which is worrying...

I will add one though, which reduces me to tears every time - 'Tubby the tuba' with Danny Kaye!

Gulp - sob...

Sob again - AND THEY ALL PLAYED!

(Growster collapses in a soggy heap).

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2018, 17:16 »
'Sparky's magic piano'.   No idea who did it.
'Three little kittens (lost their mittens)'  - Petula Clark
'My friend the witch doctor' - Charles Drake esq (ballad singer from Weybridge)
'Goodness gracious me'  - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren
'Ying tong idle Ipoh' - the goons

About all the others I can remember have been already outed.


The Dales - probably fingerprint marks where God's hand touched the world

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2018, 19:15 »
Little Boy Fishing on a wooden pier.   Shirley Abacair.  (I think)  Is she the lady who played the Zither ?  Mrs Bouquet
Dux Femina Facti

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2018, 12:28 »
Yes she is!  :)

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Re: "Children's favourites"...
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2018, 20:30 »
...there's a little green snake, swimming in the water, a little green snake, doing what he oughter...



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