Friday, 25 September 2009


You know sometimes times you start singing a song to yourself, and it takes a while to work out how it got in your head - particularly if it isn't a song you've been listing to deliberately? Usually these are TV or film soundtracks, or music on an advert that have surreptitiously found their way into your head. It might take a while, but eventually you figure it out.

This week I've been wandering along, or sitting down at my desk, or having a shower and these songs have popped into my head:

'The Multi-coloured music bus'
('All aboard, the multi-coloured music bus. Its the most fantasic bus you've ever seen. The driver is a man called Sam, his brother George the ticket man...')

'Let there be peace on earth'
('Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be...') [I can give you all of the words for this, but I won't]

'Sweetheart tree'
('Won't you come with me, to the sweetheart tree; come and carve your name next to mine...')

The first two were from Junior school - we sung them in the choir. The last one was the music that my ballet class danced to in a show. We had pink 'princess' dresses. I think I was about 7.

I haven't heard these on TV recently. I haven't heard them at all recently. But for some reason, my brain is playing bits of the soundtrack to my childhood. How odd. Any suggestions why?


Emily said...

I believe the driver was a man called Stan but I'll let it go.

I sing songs like that in my head a lot (and sometimes out loud). Not sure whether this is a comforting thought for you or reason for concern!

Autumn Song said...

Sam drives on Stan's day off. :D

(I was close.... It came as a surprise to me that I suddenly remembered any of it at all!)

Supermum said...

And now I shall have one or more of these songs in my head for days... and days.... and days...

Autumn Song said...

At least you will know where they came from!