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Teddy Bear's Picnic

Posted by stanger, written by John Walter Bratton, 1907P.D.

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Size: 2,259kb, uploaded 1/29/2008 10:43:20 PM
Genre: Classical / Playing Style: Classical

An old favorite children's march from 1913, played in the Classical style. I used my B&D Silver Bell #1 on this one, with the resonator taken off the banjo. Just bare fingers- no picks!



17 comments on “Teddy Bear's Picnic”

thereallyniceman Says:
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 @4:43:47 AM

Now that is "Real" banjo playing, Excellent Classic style piece.

Ian in the UK

Mr Raymond Sutton Says:
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 @9:03:27 AM

Brings back some happy memiores. Thanks for reposting. Ray

Yopparai Says:
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 @9:25:49 AM

Fun stuff. Thanks!

mainejohn Says:
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 @9:20:13 PM

That was just great...especially the second part. I felt as if I was on and old merry-go-round.

frailin Says:
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 @10:43:02 PM

Makes me wanna get up and parade around the room! 

Nice job!

Craig

Dogface Says:
Thursday, January 31, 2008 @11:44:33 AM

Nice job!! Love that little tune... Lyrics are a blast too...

salvatone Says:
Friday, February 1, 2008 @11:09:26 AM

Nice job on this piece, Mike.

stanger Says:
Friday, February 1, 2008 @4:57:36 PM

Wow! Thanks, folks! I'm glad all of you liked it, and I'm glad it brought back happy memories... it sure did for me. I appreciate all your comments very much!

chip arnold Says:
Friday, February 1, 2008 @8:27:16 PM

I remember that one from a little, yellow 78 rpm record when I was a kid. My daddy would sing us to sleep with it sometimes too. Thanks for the memories.

Oh, and your playing was wonderful as usual. You really get the feel of the tune.

Patrick P. Says:
Saturday, February 2, 2008 @5:51:40 AM

Great.

First time I hear this tune, I like it a lot.

Debbielee Says:
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 @9:36:50 PM

Very nice.  We played "Teddy Bear 's Picnic" this past summer in a community play called "Headwaters".  This play had several bear scenes.  We would play this tune when the scene came up.  I had never heard of it before.  You really did a nice job.

debbielee 

stanger Says:
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @3:50:43 PM

I haven't checked out the Jikebox Top 100 for quite a while, and I was completely tipped over when I saw Teddy Bear there! My deepest thanks to all of you who rated the tune- I'm most grateful, and I'm glad you all enjoyed it!

JCushman Says:
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @10:42:59 PM

If you go out in the woods today You're sure of a big surprise If you go out in the woods today You'd better go in disguise For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, because Today's the day The teddy bears have their picnic Picnic time for teddy bears The little teddy bears are Having a lovely time today Watch them, catch them unawares And see them picnic on their holiday See them gaily gather 'bout They love to play and shout They never have any cares At six o'clock their mommies and daddies Will take them home to bed Because they're tired little teddy bears. If you go out in the woods today You'd better not go alone It's lovely out in the woods today But safer to stay at home For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, because Today's the day The teddy bears have their picnic Picnic time for teddy bears The little teddy bears are Having a lovely time today Watch them, catch them unawares And see them picnic on their holiday See them gaily gather 'bout They love to play and shout They never have any cares At six o'clock their mommies and daddies Will take them home to bed Because they're tired little teddy bears Every teddy bear, that's been good Is sure of a treat today There's lots of wonderful things to eat And wonderful games to play Beneath the trees, where nobody sees They'll hide and seek as long as they please Today's the day The teddy bears have their picnic Picnic time for teddy bears The little teddy bears are Having a lovely time today Watch them, catch them unawares And see them picnic on their holiday See them gaily gather 'bout They love to play and shout They never have any cares At six o'clock their mommies and daddies Will take them home to bed Because they're tired little teddy bears.

JCushman Says:
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @10:53:51 PM

Big Jon and Sparkie Jon Arthur was the professional name of Jon Goerss. As Big Jon Arthur he was the host of the Saturday morning children's radio series, Big Jon and Sparkie. Sparkie, "the little elf from the land of make-believe, who wants more than anything else in the world to be a real boy, was actually the recorded voice of Jon Arthur played at a fast speed. From his home in Pittsburgh, Jon Arthur went to radio school and then began his broadcasting career at radio station WJLS (Beckley, West Virginia), signing on two weeks after the station went on the air in 1939. Arthur left Beckley for Ogdensburg, New York, and headed for the West Coast. No School Today At WSAI in Cincinnati he began the Big Jon and Sparkie show, carried daily on 181 ABC stations beginning in 1950. ABC also aired his two-hour Saturday show, No School Today, heard weekly by 12 million listeners on 275 stations. The show's theme song was "Teddy Bears' Picnic" as sung by Ann Stephens. Cincinnati's Don Kortekamp, who was working at WSAI, became the scriptwriter of Big Jon and Sparkie. Source: Wikipedia As a child, I was a devoted listener from the bottom bunk of my bunkbed in the basement of our home. I remember a white plastic clock radio that had been the big Christmas present one year. I had a special slot for the radio in the headboard of my bed. Saturday mornings meant "No School Today" and a chance to stay in the bed late into the morning and listen to Big Jon and Sparkie. "Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie!" That meant something special was about to happen. Years later, I wonder about the magic twanger, but it seemed to work for Ol' Froggie.

Dsus2 Says:
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 @10:44:25 AM

i wish i could stay attention long enough to type as you just did JCush

kimoanton Says:
Friday, March 18, 2011 @12:10:42 AM

anybody know where I can find tabs for this one? my daughter loves it!

Ron Decuir Says:
Monday, May 16, 2011 @6:17:24 AM

Great reminds me of listening to Big John and Sparky in Shreveport LA when I was a kid.

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