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Howdy Doody Time (children)

     [first season title: "Puppet Playhouse"]

     (NBC Daytime Mornings,  1947 - 1956;
      NBC Saturday Mornings, 1956 - 1960;
      a new Syndicated version was attempted in 1976)

     [starring Robert E. "Buffalo Bob" Smith; The role of
      Clarabelle the Clown was played by Bob Keeshan who later
      was television's "Captain Kangaroo", which see...]

Theme: "It's Howdy Doody Time"

    [based upon the 1890's hit song "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Der-é" by
     Henry J. Sayers, who was originally from Canada.]

     Composers: music by Henry J. Sayers (not affiliated);
                adaptation by Edward George Kean (ASCAP), and
                lyric by Robert E. ("Buffalo Bob") Smith (ASCAP)
     Original Music Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter, London (1878)
     Original US Music Publisher: Willis Woodward & Co., New York (1891)

     1978 Publisher: [of "It's Howdy Doody Time" --
                      listed without publisher in ASCAP, 1978;
                      publisher credit to "R E Smith & E G Kean"]

     2000 Publisher: Kean-Smith Publishers (ASCAP), 
                        of West Bloomfield, MI

     "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Der-é" Original US Music Copyright: Sept. 10, 1891.
     "It's Howdy Doody Time" Copyright Date: [under investigation]


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