ReviewNovember, 11th 2016
It is sung about the simple snowman, having a button instead of a nose, carrots and charcoal, respectfully, depicting hands and eyes. The kids are aware that the construction material is the show, but still, they materialize own expectations about his coming to life by covering his ‘head’ with an old hat. In the hearts of small children, he was the same alive as people – he was no longer ‘it’ and was dancing around, laughing and joking as we all do. On a hot day with the bright sun, he just melted away but before that, he had to deliver the big stick to the town. Once in there, he encountered an austere police officer, who told him to stop, but the snowman had to run. Which he did, until he melted down completely. In the end, he told everyone not to miss him, as he’ll be back soon one day.
Frosty the Snowman is not only a name for a song. The same one have the film and a TV show.
This piece came to us from the golden times of America – 1950ies, recorded by Columbia Records company. Ray Conniff Singers, as it is obvious, are not the only performers. Naming everyone is tiresome, thus we only mention the most significant ones: Kimberley Locke, Jan and Dean, Nat King Cole, Walter Rollins, Gene Autry, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, and Whitney Wolanin. Almost everyone entered the charts with their versions – the best weekly position was #1, the last was #74. Perry Como already sings another Christmas carol in this soundtrack, and it even features here – (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays. It doesn’t mean that it is his specialization field. Maybe he just likes singing such uplifting songs, could it be the case?
As for the deeper meaning of the allegedly children’s song, we consider it as follows. At first, the snowman becomes alive (in the original story, when he was animated after the magical hat was put on him). Then he begins to wander around and encounters with the traffic police officer, who sees the snowman jaywalks. As you know, the US may be called the country of origin of cars as the personal means of transportation. They’ve originated the traffic on own passenger vehicles more than hundred years ago and almost since the origin (but much more since Henry Ford’s success), they’ve been proclaiming the slogans that roads are for cars only and passengers aren’t allowed to walk and to do their chores on the car roads (it was given the term jaywalking). They are limited only to sidewalks. We consider that this song is yet another input in the idea supporting the predominance of roads for cars. And children, thus, must know from the very early childhood that they aren’t prevalent over cars. Reference: More info
Frosty the Snowman lyrics - Ray Conniff
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