We campers were, I now realize, exposed to a great variety of music. We would sing before dinner, and at night, and campers would put on a play at the end of the three week session.
When we assembled for dinner each night in the dining hall, this was the song we would sing right before saying grace. Does anyone remember Mitch Miller?
How about the play (and movie) South Pacific? We put that on as one of our performances - here is "I'm Going to Wash that Man Right out of My Hair". Any Broadway fans here?
It's so hard to believe that "You're a Grand Old Flag" is almost 100 years old. And there we were singing it, at night, at summer camp.
I searched high and low for years for this. Recently, I turned to the Internet for this memory (we performed this, too) and - apparently I am a member of a small group of people who just adore this piece from the 1940's (rerecorded in the 1950's).
But then, I grew up in New York City, and, in some ways, it will always be my home.
If you have about 12 minutes, give it a listen. It's dated but...it might just grow on you.
How about you? Do you have some musical tastes that those of your generation may find a bit unusual?
This is day 16 of NaBoPoMo, National Blog Posting Month.