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The Seven Ages of Man/Woman in Popular Music: Part 1 Childhood

January 18, 2011

Harry Chapin’s Cat’s in the Cradle came up on the randomiser today and it struck me as one of the greatest songs about growing up. By some circuitous route it got me thinking about Shakespeare’s Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It.
So what are the best songs about the seven ages of man or woman?
Today is childhood.
I’m kicking off with the aforementioned Mr Chapin’s beautiful paean to childhood/ adolescence and fatherhood.

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