Not that Daddy deliberately tried to teach me songs, but he was likely at any time to break into spontaneous song as I was growing up, and some of them couldn't help but settle into my head. Oftentimes, especially if we were going someplace in the car, my mom would join in and sing along. In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably tell you that if he lost his temper, Daddy could break into a round of cussing just as spontaneously, although my mom didn't join in at those times.
I often sing to the baby, especially if I'm rocking her to sleep. It's amazing the old songs that come to mind when it's just me and her (and sometimes Cliff, in the background). Mostly old hymns nobody sings any more, but a little while ago "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" came to mind, and I sang what little I remember of it.
I told Cliff, "That's a song my dad sang when I was a little kid. I'll bet it was popular then."
I did a Google search and learned at THIS LINK that it was a top-ten hit in 1949; I would have been five years old. Merv Griffin was the vocalist, which surprised me. I only know him as a daytime talk show host. My dad is the one I remember singing it.
I learned in my searching that the song has been in several movies since then, but I only know it from Daddy singing it.