Our niece Jo knows the music and the lyrics to so many songs., many from modern musicals. I know the lyrics to about half a dozen songs but I know bits of others and sometimes sing them to myself.
I know the lyrics to the Gilligan's Island tv show theme tune, The hole in the bucket song, that is dear Liza dear Henry, Those Were the Days my Friend, One Night in Bangkok, the On top of Spaghetti all covered in cheese song.
I was sitting on the balcony and started singing How much is that doggie in the window. I don't know why but I progressed to Puppet on a String. It brought back childhood memories of being with Mother's friend's daughter, Leanne I think, and she plugged a microphone into a tv combo stereo unit and sang along with the song. Karaoke before it was invented., but what a god awful song it seems some many decades ago.
Then she sang Love me Tender. I was about 9 and she maybe 11.
She wrapped up with a rousing rendition of Don't Sleep in the Subway.
We met Leanne and her brother Wayne many times because our respective mothers were friends. Her mother was one of Mother's bridesmaids. It is a bit sad that I can remember Leanne so well from just one memory. I've never seen her since.