Here’s to the Crabgrass!
Before Weird Al Yancovic, there was Allen Sherman. He created some wonderfully funny musical parodies in the early 60’s that kids (and adults) enjoyed. I have to give credit to LouAnn http://onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/just-a-quick-thought/ Her post about crabgrass triggered one of my musical moments from the past.
You can read all about Allen Sherman if you are that interested. I just wanted to give this guy credit for creating some of the most funny tunes of my times… I was one of those kids who walked around singing almost all the time. I usually chose the most annoying songs which probably drove my parents nuts. John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith……♫♪ 99 bottles of beer …. ♫♪ and any Allen Sherman song I could learn. Later in college, I would sing Rocky Raccoon which drove my roommates a little daffy at times…once I got started I just couldn’t stop.
My favorite Allen Sherman song was Hello Muddah! Hello Faddah! I still have the sheet music to this because when I wasn’t singing it, I was playing it on the piano!
Here’s to the crabgrass
Here’s to the mortgage
And here’s to ….. Allen Sherman!
Do you want to share any annoying songs from your childhood?