Way Out Wednesday: “Songs That Tickle Your Funnybone”

Written by Music, Way Out Wednesday

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This is one of my favorite children’s albums I had growing up and, judging by the comments for this entry on my blog, it was a favorite for a lot of other people too. This album was a “one stop shop” for a lot of classic kids’ songs I learned and remember to this day. Let’s take a listen, shall we?

Our first song featured is the classic “Cindy.” All goes pretty normal on this one, until he sings about wanting to be an apple so Cindy will take a BITE of him!

Golden Singers – Cindy

Next we have “There’s a Hole.” Part of what makes this so much fun is that the song starts out fairly slow, but by the time you’re getting to the flea on the wing of the fly the parts are just shooting out left and right.

Golden Singers – There’s a Hole

Here’s a quickie from (I believe) Thurl Ravenscroft, probably best known in recent years as the voice of Tony the Tiger.

Golden Singers – Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track

Here’s the classic “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” and it works similarly to “There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea” where it starts out slow and casual and picks up speed as it gets further in the song.

Golden Singers – I Know an Old Lady

Here’s our possible Thurl again, singing a little ditty involving a worm having a close encounter with a train.

Golden Singers – Ooey Gooey

Finally, we’ll end this one with the rousing march “Be Kind to Your Webfooted Friends.” There’s also a shout-out here to our flat-footed friends, reason being that “a cop may be Dick Tracy’s brother.”

Golden Singers – Be Kind to Your Webfooted Friends

Don’t let the shortness of this entry fool you. I love this whole album. It’s just with work and school and rehearsing for a play that opens this week I’m fighting to keep my eyes open! If you’d like to bring back memories (or start new ones) with this album, you can get it here! And I’ve noticed that Amazon sells an album that actually has some of the same versions of the songs on this one, and you can get it on CD here or mp3 format here!