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June 28, 2012 6:01 PM   Subscribe

Name that swingin' kid-appropriate tune!

I was in some overpriced kids' store several months ago and on the overhead they were playing this really delightful song. It sounded like something from the 50's. It was a male and female duet, maybe Rosemary Clooney, maybe Doris Day, and some other guy whose voice I couldn't place.

The lyrics were all built around the alphabet: A is for [something], B because I love you, C is for [something], and so forth. I wish I could remember the exact lyrics, and because I can't, my attempts at googling this are proving to be laughably futile.

The song wasn't specifically aimed at kids; it was more like one of the cute novelty songs from that era like "Bushel and a Peck."

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I'd really like to include it on my kid's playlist, since she is all about the alphabet these days.
posted by shiu mai baby to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Possibly this?
posted by Garm at 6:09 PM on June 28, 2012

Best answer: Your description also made me think of "A, You're Adorable" -- here's a version from Sharon, Lois & Bram that a kids' store might play.
posted by kittydelsol at 6:16 PM on June 28, 2012

Best answer: The Wikipedia entry for "A, You're Adorable" also mentions this duet from Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae that sounds like a good match for your description.
posted by kittydelsol at 6:20 PM on June 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Yes! "A, You're Adorable"! THAT IS IT. You guys kick ASS -- an answer in under ten minutes. Thank you so very much!
posted by shiu mai baby at 6:35 PM on June 28, 2012

You might also like Vintage Novelty Songs For Kids.
posted by cardioid at 11:22 PM on July 10, 2012

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