For today’s 30-Day Song Challenge we are asked for “a song you remember from your childhood.”
You know, I’m old. I can barely remember my childhood, much less a song from my childhood. But I do have a vague memory of my father periodically bringing me a treat when he came home from work. That treat was rock candy, which is essentially chunks of crystallized of sugar.I loved rock candy and was thrilled every time my father gave it to me. So you can imagine how much I loved this song:
That version of the song was recorded by Burl Ives in 1949 and is the one I used to hear as a kid. But the original was written and recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928, which was even before my time. Here’s his original recording of the song.