I think this must be the very first song I remember hearing; my mother used to sing it around the house when I was little. I would have been 5 when it was released. My mother loved it.
Patti Page later sang 'How much is that doggie in the window', which was possibly her biggest hit.
I still occasionally find myself singing 'mockin' bird hill'. The song, of course, brings back lovely memories, but I must say, the lyrics are pretty poor!
I can remember my mother singing it as well.ReplyDelete
We must be related!Delete
Even though my childhood was here and in another language I remember this song and the second song too. I probably heard it on the radio a lot. My dad served in the British Army and maybe it's because of him that we heard so many songs in English.ReplyDelete
The 'doggie' song was a HUGE hit, everywhere. I don't think it would sell very well today.Delete
I remember it and ‘ How much is that doggie ‘ !!! What a contrast to the explicit lyrics of today 🤣 XXXXReplyDelete
Very tame, and rather silly. No-one writes them like that any more.Delete
"(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window" was number one in England in the year that I was born. Its lyrics are deep and meaningful just like me.ReplyDelete
It could have been written for you, YP. I must admit that I did rather like the song at the time... I think we all did.Delete
It's a lovely gentle song that is not trying to be clever or get across a message. A simple tune and simple words like a lullaby.ReplyDelete
I still like the tune, which is probably why I find myself singing it on occasions; even today.Delete
I remember it well.ReplyDelete
Catchy. If I listened to it long enough I think I would be singing it as well.ReplyDelete
Tra-la-la, twiddlee dee dee, it gives me a thrill,ReplyDelete
To wake up in the morning to the mockin' bird's trill,
Oh I like lederhosen and slapping my thighs,
I slap them till they're red and there is water in my eyes.
One of my mother's many songs. I'd forgot this one. I remember only snatches of many: slow down, there's a rocky road ahead; and I can't think of any more right now.ReplyDelete
Great memories! She and Patsy Cline were big in our house when I was a little bit.ReplyDelete