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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Wednesday, December 10, 2014      5 comments

Written originally as a coloring book story for Montgomery Ward by Robert L. May. It was adapted by his bro-in-law, Johnny Marks, to a song, and first covered by Gene Autry in 1949. You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Come... Read more
Mail Myself to You
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      11 comments

Woody Guthrie, 1997. This song is being used in commercials this year in the States. I'm a-gonna wrap myself in paper, I'm gonna daub myself with glue, Stick some stamps on top of my head; I'm gonna mail myself to you. ... Read more
Baby It's Cold Outside
Monday, December 08, 2014      7 comments

I've always liked this song, but I found questions on line about if this was about date rape. Hmmm, never thought of it that way! This is usually sung as a duet, with a woman taking the part of "Mouse" (as identified in the printed score, saying... Read more
Hazy Shade of Winter
Sunday, December 07, 2014      6 comments

The skies have been overcast the last few days. Couldn't even see the full moon last night! Simon and Garfunkel, 1966 Time, Time, Time, see what's become of... Read more
Let It Snow!
Saturday, December 06, 2014      11 comments

The weather dudes are still promising (threatening?) us with snow. Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we've no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! ... Read more
Snow (from White Christmas)
Friday, December 05, 2014      8 comments

I don't remember hearing this song before - found it while looking for winter songs. It comes from White Christmas, a 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. I vaguely remember seeing the film on TV. ... Read more
Marshmallow World
Thursday, December 04, 2014      8 comments

It rained here last night - we might get some snow in the next few days. It's a marshmallow world in the winter When the snow comes to cover the ground It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day I wait for it the whole year ... Read more
You Gotta Be
Thursday, December 04, 2014      3 comments

Heard this on the radio, had to find it! Des'ree, 1994 Listen as your day unfolds Challenge what the future holds Try and keep your head up to the sky Lovers, ... Read more
50 Ways to Say Goodbye
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      5 comments

I heard this song when I was playing around on the music channels. Train, 2012 My heart is paralyzed My head was over sized I'll take the high road like I should Y... Read more
I'm Not Gonna Miss You
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      8 comments

Glen Campbell is suffering from Alzheimer's, and had not performed in public for over 2 years. The song was recorded for “I’ll Be Me,” a forthcoming documentary about the five-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and wife Kim’s handling of the ... Read more
On the Road Again
Sunday, November 30, 2014      5 comments

End of the Thanksgiving holiday, and now everyone's going or gone home (weather permitting). Willie Nelson, 1980 On the road again Just can't wait to get on the road ... Read more
Oh Pretty Woman
Saturday, November 29, 2014      7 comments

Roy Orbison, 1964 Pretty woman, walkin' down the street Pretty woman the kind I like to meet Pretty woman I don't believe you, you're not the truth No one coul... Read more
The Long and Winding Road
Friday, November 28, 2014      10 comments

The Beatles, 1970 The long and winding road That leads to your door Will never disappear I've seen that road before It always leads me here Lead me to you door ... Read more
What a Wonderful World
Thursday, November 27, 2014      6 comments

For all the things we're thankful for. Louis Armstrong, 1967. Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss. I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for... Read more
I'm Going Home
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      8 comments

From The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes this poignant song about going home. Immediately afterward, his servants, Riff Raff and Magenta informed Dr. Frank-N-Furter that he would NOT be returning home, and visciously shot him and his creature, R... Read more

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