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Saturday Morning

Weird title for a #WaltzWednesdays post, isn’t it?

This stupid song is the only thing I remember from that movie

This silky-smooth song will come at me from out of nowhere, and proceed to get stuck in my head for days on end. Earworm? Ear-bait-store, more like it.

Now you can enjoy it, too.

Daisy, Daisy

This might be the first song I learned to sing as a child. Its proper title is Daisy Bell, and here’s a recording of its original release.

But who can forget the most memorable performance of this little tune? Ladies and gentlemen, HAL-9000:

And TIL that this scene was inspired by the real breakthrough – the first time a computer was programmed to sing:

Whatever

I have a friend, who got divorced. It happens. His wife’s name was Kay.

A while later I saw her cubicle, and the nameplate had been changed to, “Kay Sera Sera.”

Triangle

Gordon Lightfoot is one of the great songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s era of folk-rock. The songs he recorded and the songs of his that others recorded are immortal. So many others recorded his songs that when you start to realize how many of the songs you heard on the radio, in your friends’ dorm rooms, and at festivals were written by this one person… it’s overwhelming. To borrow the rundown from Wikipedia:

His songs have been recorded by renowned artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., The Kingston Trio, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Herb Alpert, Harry Belafonte, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Peter, Paul and Mary, Glen Campbell, The Grateful Dead, Nico, and Olivia Newton-John.

Wikipedia: Gordon Lightfoot

Such a prolific writer, that I suppose I should not be surprised there are still great songs of his floating around that I hadn’t yet heard. This one only came to my ears for the first time a few weeks ago.

Drink To Me

This #WaltzWednesday, I wanted to put in this song. I remember it from junior high school, our boys’ chorus sang it. I used to be a good counter-tenor, now I’m just a mediocre baritone.

Anyway, when I went looking for recorded versions of this song, I found an embarrassment of riches. Have a look at page one:

And the very first one is the one that really caught my eye. Hmm, so he recorded this slightly sappy Elizabethan love ballad? Well, gotta give that a spin:

wow.

Enjoy.

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