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Do You Know This Song?

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Thanks, now see if you know this one:

 

I appreciate the simple things,

'Cause I'm awfully fond of getting

Love in a natural setting.

This is what I call the simple things:

Just a winding stream

Where I can drift and dream,

And now I'm waiting for you.

 

This was from a movie that was on TCM fairly recently.

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Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler sing "By A Waterfall" from "Footlight Parade"....The melody was only so-so, but the aquatic acrobatics by Busby Berkeley was superb...For those interested, here's a You Tube video :

 

 

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Thanks....Next:

 

"...Will I ever leave this lonesome valley,

Really see the lights that shine ?

Got to find what lies beyond the mountain,

Got to rope and tie that dream of mine... "

 

Clue:--This one's from another musical...

 

Edited by: mudskipper on Dec 4, 2010 10:56 PM

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Do you know this one?

 

Say, I know a bundle of humanity,

She's about so high!

And I'm being driven to insanity,

When she passes by.

She's a snooty little cutie,

She's been so hard to kiss.

I'll try to overcome her vanity,

And then I'll tell her this,

 

 

This was done by a well known singer in a production number in a famous musical. Extra credit if you can name the very pretty blonde girl with him.

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Yes, "Young and Healthy" became a popular standard in the thirties. Thanks for posting that link, skipper. Toby Wing was a teenager plucked from the chorus for this number. Did you notice Ginger Rogers and Una Merkel among the chorus girls? They had featured roles in the movie. That last shot, where the camera travels between the legs of the girls, became a trade mark of Busby Berkeley. He called it the "Tunnel Of Cheesecake". Your turn, muddy.

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Thanks, Miles. Here's a very nice song based on a classic melody...

 

" Moonlight shimmering on your hair,

Lighting up the night above you;

Moon song, melody oh so rare,

Echoing the wonder of you..

Deep in your eyes there is rapture,

All the loveliness I have longed for;

Oh for a moment to capture

A joy I never knew,

The joy of holding you--only you...."

 

It's from a black and white musical from the late thirties...

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Not a musical. One of the characters sings this song as the ending credits start to roll.

 

Wish me a rainbow♪ and wish me a star;

♫A wish you can make me wherever you are♪

Dreams for my pillow♫ and stars for my eyes,

And a masquerade ball♪ where our love wins first prize.♫

 

Film??

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You're right Sixes. I did not slow down when checking the date of issue. I did not account for my dyxlexia, and 66 looked like 96. You're right; your thread.

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...How we laughed with the joy that only love can bring,

Looking back through Memory's haze;

We will know life has nothing sweeter than its Springtime,

....... ...... , when we're young, ........ ......

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Thanks. Do you know this one?

 

If something may upset you,

Don't ever let it get you down,

Don't wear a frown!

 

If fortune should forsake you,

Don't ever let it make you sigh,

Keep shooting high!

 

Be a crooner, not a groaner, never kick.

Here's a spelling lesson

That will do the trick...

 

And like so many of the songs that I post, it was sung in a thirties musical by a major star.

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Thanks, Miles....

 

"Ain't much wind tonight... hardly any.

You can't hear a sound, not a turn of a leaf

Or the fall of a wave hittin' the sand...

The tide's creepin' up on the beach like a thief

Afraid to be caught stealin' the land.

On a night like this, I start to wonder

What life is all about..."

 

Edited by: mudskipper on Dec 22, 2010 12:05 AM

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