Thursday, 10 May 2012

Merry Month of May Music Meme

I love music and when I saw the following geneameme it sounded fun.

Song(s)/Music from your childhood: Kookaburra sits in the old gumtree,  Botany Bay, Click go the shears, Bridge over troubled water, Wild colonial boy. Eidelweiss and christmas carols.
Song(s)/ Musos from your teenage years: - Oh wow that list is soooooo long!  The pushbike song.  Daddy Cool: Eagle Rock,  Don McLean: American Pie,  Dr. Hook: Sylvia's mother, jam up and jelly tight, anything by Elvis, Joy to the World - Three Dog Night.
First live concert you attended: - Country music festival featuring Chad Morgan!!  eeek
Songs your parents sang along to: My mum sang along to everything.  Dad couldn't sing and I inherited that
Song(s)/Music your grandparents sang/played: Irish ballads, country music, boogie woogie, jazz.  My maternal grandmother owned a zither and a violin. I can vaguely remember her playing the zither but not violin.
Did you have a musical instrument at home: one of those screechy recorders for school.
What instruments do you play (if any): none now but I love the organ.
What instruments do you wish you could play:  The organ, guitar, flute  .... oh everything except a banjo
Music you fell in love to/with or were married to:  Roy Orbison and Elvis.
Romantic music memories: Unchained melody
Favourite music genre(s): Pop, rock, 50s, 60s and 70s, country, Boogie-woogie
Favourite classical music: not a real fan
Favourite opera/light opera:  Phanton of the opera
Favourite musical: Rocky Horror Show
Favourite pop: All of it
Favourite world/ethnic: Nana Mouskouri
Favourite jazz: Louis Armstrong, 
Favourite country or folk: The seekers, John Denver, Roy Orbison, Charlie Pride and more
What music do you like to dance to: Credence Clearwater revival and any Rock and Roll, classical, country
What dances did you do as a teenager: Jive, Ballroom, Old time, modern square dance.
What songs do your children like or listen to:  Country, pop and modern
Silly music memories from your family: Dad singing "I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch"
Silliest song you can think of: I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch,
A song that captures family history for you: It's a long way to Tipperary
Favourite artists (go ahead and list as many as you like): Credence (John Fogarty), Dr Hook, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Jim Reeves, The Platters, Andrew Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Marty Robbins, Daddy Cool, Elvis Presley, John Farnham, K.D Lang, Nana Mouskouri, Patsy Cline, Bette Midler, Lynn Anderson, Ray Stevens.


  1. Thanks Kerryn for joining in. I really enjoyed your responses which reminded me of songs I had forgotten about (that onion patch for example). Haven't quite forgiven my hubby for seeing Nana Mouskouri live in Brisbane while on a work trip;-)

  2. Ah yes, the good old recorder. There's some great memories here :)

  3. Hi Kerryn, I just thought of this while reading through your list. My Grandma used to sing a silly song something about my baby has gone down the plug hole. I don't remember Grandma singing it, my Mum used to sing it to my brother, sister and I.

    Kylie :-)

    1. Hi Kylie, I hadn't heard of that song so I "googled" it. What a great fun memory.

  4. Oh what fun ... your memories brought back lots that had slipped my mind. How could I ever have forgotten "The Loneliest Little Petunia in the Onion Patch"? - kind of felt like that little petunia, being an only girl with 3 brothers :-)... Oh yes!!! "Kookaburra sits...", "Botany Bay", "Click go the Shears" ... When adults/with families my brothers,wives,chn would all come to our house and we'd have a fun "choir practice" of Australian Songs. Thanks for reminding me of that very special moment in time Kerryn. Cheers.

    1. Thanks for your comment Catherine. They were indeed fun songs. Did you used to sing "Kookaburra sits..." (and others that elude my memory at the moment) in rounds? We did at school.

    2. Yes, we did Kerryn :-) and 2 more your post reminded me of are:
      "Christmas Where the Gum Trees Grow... there is no frost & there is no snow..." When exchange teaching (Seattle.USA.1994) my American students were fascinated there was no snow at Christmas & loved that I taught them this favourite & played a tape of my ozzie students singing it with their "accent" :-)
      Also: "The Land Down Under"... may you always RIP Chad Morgan. Such a loss!!!

  5. Thanks for reminding me of some I missed in my response... great fun, and I do love "Kookaburra..." sympathies for the Chad Morgan show... :-)

    1. oh dear yes ...... Chad was certainly rather unique lol