Day 29 — Childhood

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.11191BAD-A054-4BB0-8C53-A04F3F0BF762I 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.