Gawd I love to google. Here’s a great hint at how ancient I am. This morning the Pied Piper theme song would not leave my poor brain in peace. It’s from a tv show from the 60’s, which means I have a ridiculously weird memory. Plus there’s the added fact that even then I was way too old to be watching such nonsense, but the CBC did not give us a lot of scintillating choices and we got only one channel. So we watched whatever popped up on the screen and filed it all away in the dark recesses of our brains only to have it come screaming to the forefront one hot summer day fifty years later in an attempt to drive us batshit crazy. The Animal Farm segment was my favourite with actual live animals supposedly narrating stories from miniature barnyard sets, featuring Rupert the Rat, Bessie the Bunny, Kookie the Kitten, Harriet Hen, Freddie Frog, Calvin Racoon and Charlotte Cow. And yes, I googled their names for the sake of accuracy.
And also the words to the song. So that I could stop merely humming the bits where the lyrics eluded me.
Oooooohhhhh……Come with me, come and see
All the wonders there will be
In my stories, in my songs
And everything where fun belongs.
We’ll meet heroes, giants bold
Visit lands both hot and cold
Have magic tricks to shiver your skin,
Laughs galore with animals in
Our world of fun – Pied Piper House!
(repeat ad nauseam in a deep booming opera type manner)
There he is!! Remember him?? He always wore that dumb hat with the stupid fake flower! Man, they just don’t make television programs like that anymore. Come with me, come and see, bang my head against a tree. I may have to resort to such extreme measures to free my mind of this torturous little ditty.