Ever wonder who concocted the three-ring circus? What about the circus train (made even more famous in The Little Engine That Could)? You can thank WC Coup, the man who helped P.T. Barnum craft "the greatest show on Earth."
Ralph Covert (Ralph's World) has not forgotten Coup; indeed he celebrates the man. On his new compilation, RALPH'S WORLD ROCKS AND READS! one of the new songs is "Sawdust and Spangles," based on a turn of the century book that has been turned into an animated picture book for kids as well.
Now there's even a video of the song, which Ralph originally conceived as a theatrical work. For your amusement and entertainment at this haunting, costumed time of year, presenting "Sawdust and Spangles":
Speaking of costumes, here's a flashback to Andy Z (aka Andreas Zamenes)'s "Punkin' Patch" video, featuring The Beeheads. This is a perennial favorite, so enjoy!