Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 03/06/2018

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Helen’s theme for this week is “Smile”. It was supposed to be “Simile” apparently, but I’m happy the way it turned out.

My immediate thought was a song based on the instrumental theme used in a film that came out the year my big sister was born.

In 1936 Charlie Chaplin starred in Modern Times, a film based on the Great Depression. The theme tune had lyrics added in 1954 which were based on the lines, and themes, of the film. This was recorded, as Smile, by Nat King Cole, and the rest, as they say,  is history.

In looking for a worthy version to offer I discovered Madeleine Peyroux, and what a discovery she is. I do hope you enjoy this, but more than that, I hope that the video really does make you smile. It is delightful.

Madeleine Peyroux – Smile Lyrics

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for youLight up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smileLight up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Songwriters: Charles Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons
Smile lyrics © BOURNE CO.
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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 25/03/2018 – Seeing.

SLSHelen has set the theme for this week as “Seeing”.

I’m going to become really nostalgic this week and opt for a quintessential love song that was written in 1938 and,  I imagine, predates everyone who will read this.

There have been many recordings of this song over the years and I am offering what I consider to be the best two.

The song is “I’ll be seeing you”, and here is my all-time favourite version.

A modern version that I consider really does justice to the emotions of the song is here:

The feelings expressed really are timeless.

I’ll Be Seeing You

Billie Holiday

I’ll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day through
In that small cafe
The park across the way
The children’s carousel
The chestnut trees
The wishing well

I’ll be seeing you
In every lovely summer’s day
In everything that’s light and gay
I’ll always think of you that way

I’ll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I’ll be looking at the moon
But I’ll be seeing you

I’ll be seeing you
In every lovely summer’s day
In everything that’s light and gay
I’ll always think of you that way

I’ll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I’ll be looking at the moon
But I’ll be seeing you

Songwriters: Irving Kahal / Sammy Fain

I’ll Be Seeing You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 3/18/18 – Shadow

SLSShadow is Helen’s prompt for this week and it immediately made me think “The Shadows“. They were the backing group for Cliff Richard, from 1958, and so were a huge influence, for me, from the age of 10.

The song I’ve chosen is very appropriate for a 10 year old – “The Young Ones“, the title song from their 1961 film, which in the USA was called “It’s Wonderful to Be Young.” Oh, how innocent it all seems now!

The Young Ones

Cliff Richard

The young ones
Darling, we’re the young ones
And young ones
Shouldn’t be afraid

To live, love
While the flame is strong
‘Cause we may not be the young ones
Very long

Tomorrow
Why wait until tomorrow?
‘Cause tomorrow
Sometimes never comes

So love me
There’s a song to be sung
And the best time is to sing it
While we’re young

Once in every lifetime
Comes a love like this
Oh, I need you and you need me
Oh, my darling, can’t you see?

Young dreams
Should be dreamed together
And young hearts
Shouldn’t be afraid

And some day
When the years have flown
Darling, then we’ll teach the young ones
Of our own

Once in every lifetime
Comes a love like this
Oh, I need you and you need me
Oh, my darling, can’t you see?

Young dreams
Should be dreamed together
And young hearts
Shouldn’t be afraid

And some day
While the years have flown
Darling, then we’ll teach the young ones
Of our own

Songwriters: Roy C. Bennett / Sid Tepper

The Young Ones lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

The 1000 words a day challenge

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Debbie, a blogging colleague, and friend, has set herself a 1,000 words a day challenge for the New Year, and yes, she does write with a pen! See what she says here:

The 1000 words a day challenge

Debbie is relatively new to the blogosphere but has already had success in writing a script for a small budget film, produced in Derby. You can read about this here:

https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/88188102/19

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I particularly enjoyed her short story about making soup with produce from an allotment. See it here:

https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/88188102/17

I think Debbie is very talented. See what you think!

 

It’s oh so quiet…

If you haven’t read Haylee’s blog yet, now is the time to start. Funny, thought provoking, informative and a joy to behold! Follow the dotted line………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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It’s oh so still…Sshh, Sssh!

I wish. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. What with December birthdays to plan, get-togethers and school being crazy busy at this time of year, there’s no wonder I was in bed by 9.45pm on a Friday night. Part-Ay to the B = bed!

Oh, and then there’s a small little celebration coming up, where generally everyone spends, eats and stresses too much for a single day. I’m sure that only weddings equal the amount of pre-planning put into Christmas based on length of festivities. It’s only 24 hours though…we can do this!

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Except, I can’t do it all very well whilst blogging. Not if I want to make sure I don’t wrap a child in festive paper, add categories and hashtags to presents and give you all detention if you don’t read my posts! 😉

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