Editor's note: Apparently, the experience of recording a children's TV theme song was not all one would imagine it to be. Do not attend a Bruce Cockburn gig expecting to hear this song! :-)
15 January 2002
One of my son's favourite shows is "Franklin The Turtle". While reading the credits about a month ago, I was shocked to see that you sing the theme song for the show. What I was wondering is, how that opportunity came about and why the song is sung by someone else when the series airs in the U.S.?
Bruce Cockburn: (Laughs), I actually didn't know it was sung by someone else in the U.S. I've had a lot of Americans tell me they've heard me sing it. It was something that was offered that I'd never done before and I thought that it turned out okay. I don't want to do it for a livelihood or whatever.
- from Canoe Online Chat with Bruce Cockburn, 15 January 2002. Submitted by Suzanne D. Myers.
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