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On Top of Spaghetti ()


Tom Glazer's "On Top of Spaghetti," a rewrite of "On Top of Old Smokey," is one of the left-field pop hits of the '60s, having reached the Top 15 in 1963. The accompanying album is in the same vein, with Glazer and a banjo performing song parodies with a choir of kids. The remakes of familiar songs are given preposterous lyrics that constitute children's music only in the Shel Silverstein sense. For example, "Dunderbeck" is about a man who invents a meat grinder that turns all the neighborhood cats and dogs -- and finally ...

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