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25 Children's Gold Standard Songs

  • Sure, "Big Rock Candy Mountain" talks about the joys of cigarette trees and streams of alky-hol trickling down the rocks, but hey! It's such a colorful, catchy song, no wonder the kiddies like to memorize it.
      

  • What else? Animals and people chow down on each other: A boa constrictor swallows you whole as you sing the song. An old lady swallows an entire menagerie, including a horse. (She dies, of course.)
     

  • Parental advisory: Some of these songs may subvert your best parenting efforts...

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 SONG TITLE  GENRE  SONGWRITER(S)

1928

Big Rock Candy Mountain

Folk/Roots

McClintock, Harry; REC: Burl Ives; Dorsey Burnette

1962

Boa Constrictor

Folk/Roots

Silverstein, Shel; REC: Shel Silverstein; Johnny Cash; Peter, Paul & Mary

1963

Chim Chim Cher-ee

Musical/Film

Sherman, R. M., & Sherman, R. B.; REC: Dick Van Dyke & Julie Andrews; John Coltrane; Duke Ellington; Wes Montgomery

1929

Christopher Robin At Buckingham Palace

Musical/Film

Fraser-Simpson, H., & Milne, A. A.; REC: Anne Kinney Stephens; Petula Clark

1939

Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead

Musical/Film

Arlen, H., & Harburg, E. Y.; REC: Judy Garland & Billie Burke; Rosemary Clooney; Ella Fitzgerald; Maureen McGovern

1959

Do-Re-Mi

Musical/Film

Rodgers, R., & Hammerstein, II, O.; REC: Julie Andrews

1954

Happy Wanderer, The

Folk/Roots

Moller, F. W., & Ridge, A.; REC: Louis Prima; Frankie Yankovic; Frank Weir; Henri Rene; Tommy Leonetti

1949

Hokey Pokey, The

Folk/Roots

Leprise, L., Baker, T., & Macak, C.; REC: Ray Anthony

1970

House At Pooh Corner, The

Folk/Roots

Loggins, Kenny; REC: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Loggins & Messina; Mike & Carleen McCormack; Jim Harmon

1952

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Folk/Roots

Mills, A., & Bonne, R.; REC: Alan Mills

1939

If I Only Had A Brain

Musical/Film

Arlen, H., & Harburg, E. Y.; REC: Ray Bolger; Harry Connick, Jr.; Julie Lavender

1946

Mail Myself To You

Folk/Roots

Guthrie, Woody; REC: Woody Guthrie

1943

Mairzy Doats

Musical/Film

Livingston, J., Hoffman, A., & Drake, M.; REC: The Merry Macs; Burl Ives; Spike Jones

1934

On The Good Ship Lollipop

Musical/Film

Whiting, R., & Clare, S.; REC: Shirley Temple; Ruth Brown

1968

Pony Man, The

Folk/Roots

Lightfoot, Gordon; REC: Gordon Lightfoot

1963

Puff, The Magic Dragon

Folk/Roots

Yarrow, P., & Lipton, L.; REC: Peter, Paul, & Mary

1963

Spoonful Of Sugar, A

Musical/Film

Sherman, R. M., & Sherman, R. B.; REC: Julie Andrews

1963

Supercalifragilist-icexpialidocious

Musical/Film

Sherman, R. M., & Sherman, R. B.; REC: Julie Andrews

1967

Talk To The Animals

Musical/Film

Bricusse, Leslie; REC: Rex Harrison; Louis Armstrong; Bobby Darin

1932

Teddy Bears' Picnic, The

Folk/Roots

Bratton, J. W., & Kennedy, J.; REC: Rosemary Clooney

1960

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

Folk/Roots

Harris, Rolf; REC: Rolf Harris

1962

Unicorn, The

Folk/Roots

Silverstein, Shel; REC: Shel Silverstein; The Irish Rovers; Bill Anderson

1939

We're Off To See The Wizard

Musical/Film

Arlen, H., & Harburg, E. Y.; REC: Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, & Ray Bolger; Victor Young ; Jewel

1940

When You Wish Upon A Star

Musical/Film

Harline, L, & Washington, N.; REC: Cliff Edwards; Glenn Miller; Wynton Marsalis

1960

You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two

Musical/Film

Bart, Lionel; REC: Ron Moody; Stanley Holloway

 

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