Friday, October 7, 2011


Well Slap Me Silly and Call Me Lucille!!! My first and second grade teachers used to WEAR US OUT playing this record and making us run in place in class. Go! you Chicken Fat, Go!  I can still remember the heat radiating off my whole body sweat dripping after the big super fast running finish.

If you went to school in the 60's, this is probably burned into a little corner of your brain. Allow me to access that little corner.  History buffs may remember that President Kennedy thought school children were out of shape and he instituted a Fitness Challenge where students in grade school had to prove they could run a dash in so many seconds, climb a rope to the ceiling of the gym, do so many pull ups, push ups, sit ups, etc. or they could not get the OK mark in their Grade Card.

Robert Preston who recorded this song, also appeared in The Music Man singing such songs as Marian the Librarian, one of my mom's favorites.  There is a great long clip of Marian the Librarian on youtube also.

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