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Your 1st real song.

Not "Happy Birthday to You" or "Itsy Bitsy Spider", either. I'm talking about popular radio music. Did your parents teach you to precociously sing "Freebird" or perhaps "I dreamed a dream" from Les Miserables?

For me, it was the 1939 hit, "You Are My Sunshine", most famously sung by Bing Crosby and Gene Autry. According to written family accounts, I knew the first stanza at just over 2 years old.
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You Are My Sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.
I also recall a passing familiarity with "Hang down your head, Tom Dooley".

Not sure what this all means.

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Not "Happy Birthday to You", either. Did your parents teach you to precociously sing "Freebird" or perhaps "I dreamed a dream" from Les Miserables?

For me, it was the 1939 hit, "You Are My Sunshine", most famously sung by Bing Crosby and Gene Autry. According to written family accounts, I knew the first stanza at just over 2 years old.


I also recall a passing familiarity with "Hang down your head, Tom Dooley".

Not sure what this all means.
How odd. Not Louie, Louie?

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How odd. Not Louie, Louie?
While written the year I was born, it was not a hit until '63. Not really on the family radar at the time.

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There was no music in my childhood.
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Does the whimpering of the other orphans count?
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Does the whimpering of the other orphans count?
It's got a beat and you can dance to it. I'll give it a 75.

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While written the year I was born, it was not a hit until '63. Not really on the family radar at the time.
It seemed an ideal choice, since no one could understand the words anyways...

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It seemed an ideal choice, since no one could understand the words anyways...
Even Phil Dennington?

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