Sunday, 8 February 2009

Memories of childhood

Last week one of my friends mentioned that she'd bought a CD because she noticed that this song was on it. And boy did it bring back some memories for me!

I had to go to youtube to listen to it again. I am sure all my sisters will recognise this tune. It reminds me of happy evenings as a child when Dad would pick up the guitar and entertain us all. He had a great repertoire of songs, some hilarious like Grandma's Feather Bed, or The Court of King Caractacus, or even I Know An Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly! We used to jump up and down and beg him for our favourites.

But my favourite was this song 'The Streets of London', which I personally feel sounds much better when my Dad sings it. Just listening to it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, and reminds me of the safety of childhood when life was carefree and easy.


  1. Goodness. I first heard this song when I was 9 and sung it for a school play. It really affected me. Thank you for finding it :o)

  2. Warm and fuzzy???
    I felt depressed!
    It's such a sad song...

  3. I have been singing all those old tunes again these days. I went to a pub to pass an hour and got hauled up to sing a blues song. I sang "Kind Hearted Woman Blues" and was told that this was a very old and famous song from the thirties. I got it of a Ralph McTell LP. Hope we can get together and sing all of those songs again one day.


  4. Yes its a sad song, but has warm and fuzzy memories for me of the good old days :)

  5. It reminds me of being a child too, I was in the school choir and we used to sing it.

  6. Well I never thought a cd find of one of my favourite songs would evoke such memories for others. Glad I told you about it!!