The First Song

I heard someone singing “The Teddy Bears Picnic” today, which is a really old song I loved as a kid. It set me to wondering what the first song I ever learned was. Probably some nursery rhyme. I have a particular fondness for the one that goes “4 and 20 blackbirds baked in a pie.” Perhaps that was the first song I heard or learned form my mother. Is it even possible to recall the first song you ever learned?

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “The First Song”

  1. I remember it clearly,
    the first song I ever heard on TV,
    a tiny screen in a large wood cabinet,
    given to us by our uncle,
    early 1950’s winter
    and a dancing snowflake
    on the screen,
    singing “here comes Suzi Snowflake,”
    and it was my song, I knew,
    because my name was Susie.

  2. The first song that comes to the mind is “Our Father ….” . Till date , when something goes seriously wrong . There are dire straits in plain sight , the song that comes to my mind is Our Father . There must have been several hymns I must have learnt and memorised through the years , but what comes from the gut or heart , without even thinking, is Our father .

    Maybe I must be pronouncing it all wrong , maybe it is a mistake , but it has pulled me out of several sticky situations in the past , and for that I am grateful to the song . Wait , can it be even called a song ? Or is it technically a hymn ?

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