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Thread #100387   Message #2012030
Posted By: Azizi
30-Mar-07 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Younger Generation (Ira Gershwin)
Subject: RE: Help with an kid's song fragment
I remember this song from junior high school {Atlantic City, New Jersey, early 1960s}.

I recently posted the words to this song on another thread, though I don't remember which one. And if I ever knew who wrote this song, or who recorded it, I can't remember that either. But I have happy memories of singing this song with a select group of choir members at a school concert. Here's the words as I remember them:

If I eat too much jam
mother look how young I am.
Parents dear, please recall
that at one time you were small.

If I'm hard on my clothes
and I do not wipe my nose.
Parents dear, isn't it true.
You were that way too.

Tiddle um Tiddle um Tiddle um
tum tum tum tum.
We're the younger generation
and the future of the
nation.


-snip-

There's probably more words to this moderately tempo song.

I'd also love to know more about it.