I was ambushed this week by a recording of a song I’d completely forgotten – but it was a big part of my younger childhood, because my father would sing it sometimes while making repairs to our old house, tolerating my inexpert, fumble-fingered “help”. I giggled then, and it’s still amusing now. It’s by the Serendipity Singers, and was a hit back in those days.
Here are three more by the Serendipity Singers, some of which were new to me.
I was amused to learn that “Beans In My Ears” was banned in Boston, apparently because too many children were doing what the song suggested they should not! Let’s see . . . tell a kid not to do something, and he does it. Why does this not surprise me? (My own youth could furnish a number of examples, as could my well-spanked backside when my parents found out!) As for being banned in Boston, “the home of the bean and the cod” . . . what could be more (in)appropriate?