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Little Boxes

Song by Malvina Reynolds, popularized by Pete Seeger / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Little Boxes" is a song written and composed by Malvina Reynolds in 1962. The song was first released by her friend, Pete Seeger, in 1963, and became his only charting single in January 1964.

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"Little Boxes"
Song by Pete Seeger
Songwriter(s)Malvina Reynolds
Official audio"Little Boxes" on YouTube
Aerial view of tract housing in Daly City, California, a suburb of San Francisco, which inspired Reynolds to write the song

The song is a social satire about the development of suburbia and associated conformist middle-class attitudes. It mocks suburban tract housing as "little boxes" of different colors "all made out of ticky-tacky" and which "all look just the same". "Ticky-tacky" is a reference to the shoddy material supposedly used in the construction of the houses.[1]

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