It’s surprising how different the words to a song – the tune – the melody – can sound when sung by various arists.
Take this one ~ Accentuate the Positive ……
Music by Harry Arlen – Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
This is the original sung by Johnny Mercer
Crooners like Bing Crosby and Perry Como recorded it
Frank Sinatra recorded a version in concert (also a little chat with Johnny Mercer)
And Ella Fitzgerald gave it a go in 1960
While in 1988 Willy Nelson gave it a distinct country flavour
If you have time, listen and tell me what you think – which do you prefer?
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These Mondays come by quite quickly don’t they…..I know I’ve been back home less than two weeks and shouldn’t make mention of it….in fact knowing what she went through during the war my mother would have a fit if she heard me carrying on…..but already, similar to this time last year, the ’controlled environment’ we’re living in here in Victoria is beginning to ’get to me’. I could hear that same frustration in Andrew’s voice when he commented the other day (“get busy in your garden There’s eff all else to do”) We must go oh so carefully now and if everyone plays their part (wouldn’t that be a lovely thing) it’s not going to last too much longer but in the meantime I’m going to have to take notice of the song and
‘accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative’ .
Last Saturday morning was warm enough to sit outside in a T-shirt and bright enough when I was ’pottering’ to need my sunglasses. There was a brand new (2021) library book to read (The Echo Chamber – John Boyne) a little cardigan to knit some love into and time to have a quick cup of coffee with The Golfer. Here’s to many more 😊😎
Love to you all ❤️
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