This week (week 2 of her challenge/game) Jene is asking for a song from your childhood.
I’m not sure what age range she would place in the childhood period but I’m thinking it is preadolescence. My teen years have a completely different and larger set of songs.
One problem with this question is trying to remember details of my life then. Some of my songs would actually be theme songs to TV shows. The theme song of a favorite shows like Bonanza or The Lone Ranger can bring back memories with just a few notes.
Years can past and a song fades out until a popular act or movie comes along and covers the song. I guess they do that refresh because people like to reminisce. This happened to me when the Blues Brothers covered “Rawhide”.
I still don’t know if cowboys really called cows “doggies”. Keep them doggies rolling.
For me I’ll skip the Ponderosa, Silver, or those doggies and reach for
getting over them.
Don’t you wish you could fly?
Wish you had a yellow brick road to follow?
I enjoyed the “Wizard of Oz” as a kid and still do. I was never picked up by a tornado (I have seen them) and didn't really think that old nun was a witch, but I could easily relate to the Dorothy character in that movie. It’s about dreams, being scared, hope and wanting to go home.
Eric Clapton does a great cover of this song that has occasionally brought a tear to my eye. Since this is about childhood and I didn’t know of Eric Clapton until my teens, I’ll leave you with Judy’s version from the movie.
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?