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NanKate Thu 19-Dec-19 21:56:27

Did you have any favourites in the 50s or 60s such as,

‘Does the chewing gum lose its flavour on the bedpost over night’ ? by Lonnie Donegan.

‘Sparky’s magic piano’. Loved it !

My old man’s a dustman.

merlotgran Thu 19-Dec-19 22:03:16

Hello Muddah, Hello Fuddah. We used to sing it on long car journeys when the kids were small. They loved it.

lemongrove Thu 19-Dec-19 22:16:43

Yes merlot that was a really good one!😄
How about the ying tong song by The Goons, it still makes me smile.

lemongrove Thu 19-Dec-19 22:17:44

Right Said Fred, by Bernard Cribbins.😃

lemongrove Thu 19-Dec-19 22:18:24

Ernie by Benny Hill, has very clever lyrics.

NanKate Thu 19-Dec-19 22:21:06

Tulips 🌷 🌷from Amsterdam- hated it !

NanKate Thu 19-Dec-19 22:22:49

Shuddap you face. 🤨

MissAdventure Thu 19-Dec-19 22:37:10

Not sure what it was called, but it was Morecambe and Wise "Boom ah, ya ta ta tah" ing..

cornergran Thu 19-Dec-19 22:41:02

Yellow submarine at the top of our voices in the car.

merlotgran Thu 19-Dec-19 22:46:13

Oh yes, Miss A

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPZl4bhOTAA

Happy memories of the guest house my parents ran during the sixties on the Isle of Wight. In those days the guests would often become friends, watching telly, going to the pictures etc., together.

The night this was on telly they all sat around singing along and at Christmas one of them signed their card, Boom oo Ya ta ta....Lest we forget! grin

TrendyNannie6 Thu 19-Dec-19 22:46:30

Ting tong song,

travelsafar Thu 19-Dec-19 22:52:57

Loved the Laughing Policeman and Nellie the Elephant

Urmstongran Thu 19-Dec-19 22:55:57

Used to love Stewpot presenting Children’s Family Favourites. I think that’s what it was called. ‘Sparky’ used to scare me a bit when I was young. Can’t remember why now.

BlueSapphire Thu 19-Dec-19 23:01:37

Mike Sarne and Wendy Richard singing 'Come Outside'. Loved it.

MissAdventure Thu 19-Dec-19 23:06:55

youtu.be/YFB2jEWHblk

welbeck Thu 19-Dec-19 23:13:44

I'm a blue toothbrush, you're a pink toothbrush;
by max bygraves

merlotgran Thu 19-Dec-19 23:15:39

www.youtube.com/watch?v=btEpF334Rtc

Memories of Young Farmers' barn dances.

Much zider was consumed.

MissAdventure Thu 19-Dec-19 23:15:44

youtu.be/4-9h1pjTP74

I love this one!

MiniMoon Thu 19-Dec-19 23:28:28

Andy Stewart, "Donald Where's Your Troosers".

Also "The Sick Note", or as it's also known, "The Bricklayer 's Song".

m.youtube.com/watch?v=j8uODpt79Ak

Callistemon Thu 19-Dec-19 23:50:48

A mouse lived in a windmill
In old Amsterdam

Sung by Ronnie Hilton

Nellie the elephant packed her trunk
And said goodbye to the circus
Off she went with a trumpety trump
Trump, trump, trump

Sung By Mandy Miller

And the Galaxy song sung by Monty Python

Whenever life gets you down, Mrs Brown
And things seem hard or tough
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft
And you feel that you've had quite enough

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at 900 miles an hour
It's orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it's reckoned,
The sun that is the source of all our power
Etc

Callistemon Thu 19-Dec-19 23:54:22

A favourite of my friend and I as teenagers:

With her head tucked underneath her arm
She walked the Bloody Tower
With her head tucked underneath her arm
At the midnight hour
Sung by Stanley Holloway

And, of course:
Poisoning pigeons in the park
By Tom Lehrer

MissAdventure Fri 20-Dec-19 00:02:16

Yon lion's et Albert!
Mother was rightly vexed. smile

Callistemon Fri 20-Dec-19 00:20:40

There I was digging a hole
A hole in the ground, so big and sort of round it was

MissAdventure Fri 20-Dec-19 00:22:27

You can't dig it there!
Dig it elsewhere!

rosecarmel Fri 20-Dec-19 00:39:49

I loved the Coca Cola Hilltop Ad and still do ..

m.youtube.com/watch?v=KW9cuta7mdE