Go to my old blog:
and you will see where I wrote about a couple of old songs that mean a lot to me, ones that I have heard since the beginning of my memory. I have not been able to find any information about the “K-K-K-Katy” song. I still remember the words and its tune echoing through the rooms of my Grandparents home. Warms the cockles of my heart. (As if there are any bi-valve shelled creatures living in my heart – at least I hope not) Gee, I wonder how that saying got started. I am always curious about the origins of sayings, aren’t you? Anyway, if you know anything about that song or the other one mentioned in my older blog, let me know.
Yesterday, my wife started singing another old song. It is not quite as old as the ones above, but my Mother used to sing it a lot. So, it must have originated in the 40’s or early 50’s. The words go like this:
I love you,
A bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and heap
A barrel and heap and I’m talking in my sleep
About you. . .
It is amazing to me that I can remember all the words and the melody to a tune and I can forget what I just came in a room to get. Now a days, just listening to songs on the radio or TV, I don’t seem to remember the words, but back when I was young, every one sang those songs. If you sing a song a lot, you will remember the words and the tune.
What are some of the unique old songs that keep going through your heads? Everyone has some, and there is usually a couple that you keep remembering more than others.
When I said that I could remember music but not other things, maybe there is a logical explanation for that. The brain processes music on the opposite side as it does speech. Just look at Mel Tillis. He stutters when he talks but not when he sings. Maybe if I want to remember something, I should write a song about it (grin).
You all start humming some songs and have a great weekend.