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"Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda (Camp Granada)"

Not so much a children's record, but it received much radio play in the 1960s. I never could understand why the song was funny. Allan Sherman.

Strange that here this song is show as one as the 100 best children's songs ever.

"In and out of the red balloon"

One of the stranger 1960's records. I remember this being played during the finale in the Crackerjack TV programme, the Peter Glaze version.

In and out of the Red Balloon
Marry the farmer's daughter,
sleepy heads in the afternoon,
callow-la, callow-la-vita!

And the old man passed me by
and he didn't hear me cry,
and I didn't know his name
and he didn't come again
and the sun was coming out
and the kids began to shout
and the dogs began to bark
in the lovely Paris Park.
In and out of the Red Balloon . . .
Callow-la-vita, callow-la-vita,
callow-la-vita, callow-la-vita.

Bon jour Madame! Bon jour monsieur!
Je vous vois dans le parc main
a main tous les jours
Ii fait aux temps au'jourd'hui
et les fleurs sont si belles.
J'espŠres qu'il ne pleut pas
et vous avez toujours l'amour!
In and out of the Red Balloon .

"Yellow Submarine"

You can see and hear the song here. When you click on the link, you will have to wait sometime for the song to play. Quite wonderful.

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines

So we sailed up to the sun
Till we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

We all live in our yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in our yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

Rolf Harris

Songs by Rolf Harris

Rupert the Bear

From the lady who sung White Horses. I found a wav of the song here at this site. The song takes a few moments to download.

There's a little Bear,
Like you've never seen before - he's a lot of fun.
Children everywhere grow to love him more and more
He's their number one !
There's a million stories to be told
of the things that he's done
And he's gonna share them all with you so come along ...
Rupert, Rupert the Bear - everyone sing his name ...
Rupert, Rupert the Bear, everyone come and join ...
in all of his games !

Puff the Magic Dragon

Well, I live pretty close to Honniley in Warwickshire, but I don't think that that's Puff's Honnily.

"PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON"
by Yarrow/Lipton

Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called HONALEE, Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff and brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff.
Oh, Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called
HONALEE, Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called HONALEE.
Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail, Jackie kept a look out perched on Puff's gigantic tail.  Noble Kings and princes would bow whene'er they came, pirate ships would lower their flag when Puff roared out his name.
Oh, Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called
HONALEE, Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called HONALEE.
A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys painted wings and giant's rings make way for other toys. One grey night it happened Jackie Paper came no more and Puff that Mighty Dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.
His head was bent in sorror, green scales fell like rain, Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.  Without his life-long friend, Puff could not be brave so Puff that Mighty Dragon silently slipped into his cave.
Oh, Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called
HONALEE, Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called HONALEE.

An MP3 can be downloaded from here. Found at this site.

Films - not Disney

This is an attempt to list a few of those non-Disney children's musicals from before the 1970s

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Those magnificent men in their flying machines

Try this link to download an MP3 found at this site.

The Wizard of Oz

Oliver

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