May 15, 2017

O Canada!

From Wikipedia: The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony; Calixa Lavallée composed the music, after which, words were written by the poet and judge Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The lyrics were originally in French; an English version was created in 1906. Robert Stanley Weir wrote in 1908 another English version, which is the official and most popular version, one that is not a literal translation of the French. Weir's lyrics have been revised twice, taking their present form in 1980, but the French lyrics remain unaltered. "O Canada" had served as a de facto national anthem since 1939, officially becoming Canada's national anthem in 1980 when the Act of Parliament making it so received royal assent and became effective on July 1 as part of that year's Dominion Day (now known as Canada Day) celebrations.

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April 11, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Howard Ashman - Alan Menken ©1991

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April 5, 2017

Ths Time the Dream's on Me

Harold Arlen - Johnny Mercer ©1941

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March 30, 2017

Got You on my Mind

Happy Birthday, Eric Clapton! From me and my lovely and talented sister, Diane.

Howard Biggs and Joe Thomas ©1951

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March 20, 2017

You Never Can Tell

Requiescat in pace, Mister Berry.

Chuck Berry ©1964

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March 13, 2017

I'm an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande

Johnny Mercer ©1932

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March 10, 2017

Tears

Something from my new internet friend, Steve. I encourage you to check out more of his stuff at Fused Improv

March 7, 2017

The Song is You

Jerome Kern - Oscar Hammerstein II ©1932

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February 12, 2017

All in the Game

"The only No. 1 pop single to have been co-written by a U.S. Vice President or winner of the Nobel Peace Prize."

Music Charles Gates Dawes ©1911; lyrics Carl Sigman ©1951

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January 29, 2017

Blame it on my Youth

Oscar Levant and Edward Heyman ©1934

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