Old Shep – A song for National Pet Day. I love this song. I found it in one of my country western fake books. After playing it, I knew it would become one of my new favorites. I used many photos of my own rescue dogs in the background. In the early 2000’s our shelter was very high kill. We ended up with 14 of our own and others that made it to rescue. I loved each one and they own a big piece of my heart. I hope you enjoy it, even thought it is a bit sad. Unfortunately, we all have a beginning and ending. “Old Shep” is a song written and composed by Red Foley and Arthur Willis in 1933 about a dog Foley owned as a child.… Read the rest
This is a absolutely beautiful song. My friend Jeanie has asked me to play it several times. She likes to hear me sing. This type of beautiful song isn’t quite in my wheelhouse, but this ones for you Jeanie. This beautiful song is from the Broadway Musical Camelot from 1960 written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. My apologies to Lerner and Loewe for my non Broadway singing.… Read the rest
Country Sunshine – It’s a beautiful Spring day in Ohio. What better way to enjoy it than sing about the sunshine. Mr. Dino gave me a shoutout this morning and said – “hey – Yee Haw.” I got the message and pulled up this neat foot tapper. I hope it brings a little sunshine to your day. “Country Sunshine” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dottie West and released in 1973.… Read the rest
Pretend – Seemed like a nice song to start the week. I play this quite often, but you would never know it by the video. Bring out the camera and bang, the fingers are on their own. LOL I had the most fun playing with the graphics for my fantasy world. Yes, I am slightly transparent in the video since I was in my own dreamland. I hope you enjoy my little accordion piece. “Pretend” is a popular song, written in 1952 by Dan Belloc, Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman and Frank Levere.The best-known recording was by Nat King Cole in 1953.… Read the rest
Happy Easter. I celebrate with a chocolate bunny and a few fun songs. The Bunny Hop, Here Come Peter Cottontail and Easter Parade. I hope you enjoy the songs and hum or dance along.
The Bunny Hop has been generally done to Ray Anthony’s big band recording of the song with this name. It was a vocal hit in 1952.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail is a popular secular Easter song composed in 1949, by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins.
Easter Parade is a popular song, written by Irving Berlin and published in 1933. Berlin originally wrote the melody in 1917, under the title Smile and Show Your Dimple.… Read the rest
“Your Cheatin’ Heart” – This morning I opened my big fat country music fakebook right to page 250. I thought it a sign from the universe, PLAY THIS SONG. LOL So I got my cowboy hat out, my harmonica and guitar and had at it. Much fun for me. I hope you sing along and enjoy as much as I did. “Your Cheatin’ Heart” is a song written and recorded by country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1952. It is regarded as one of country’s most important standards.… Read the rest
“Who Can I Turn to When Nobody Needs Me” is one of my absolute favorite songs to play. It was written in 1964 by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse. I had the rare privilege of seeing Anthony Newley on stage in NY in Stop the World I Want To Get Off early in the 60’s. I have always loved his singing. I hope you enjoy my rendition of Who Can I Turn To.… Read the rest
Cowboy – Sioux City Sue
Trolyen – Over Three Hills
Red – I’m Sitting On Top of the World
Brown, rust – Ballin’ The Jack
Blue – Blue Hawaii
My New Hats – A piece of silliness that came to life when my wonderful friend in NC asked me to tell her what I bought. Who doesn’t like buying hats on Amazon. LOL Such a selection. I find it fun to wear different hats with some of my videos. My silver, white hair gives the camera fits against the darker backgrounds. So a hat is a simple solution to a better looking video. I thought I would play a song for each hat!!!! That was fun filming. I am 76 and can’t remember my name some days, so trying to remember and transition between 5 songs was interesting and fun – to say the least. I should have been drinking, I am sure of that! The songs are not perfect but just a fun song for each hat.… Read the rest
Dansero felt like a Spring song. So I thought I would play and dance through the Spring flowers. It is fun even if you just watch the pretty flowers. I am ready for them!!! Dansero was written in 1953 by Richard Haymand and Lee Daniels. Hope it might make you feel a bit Springy and bouncy.… Read the rest
Spring is Here. An absolutely beautiful old song. Matt posted the cover of the sheet music this morning. I looked it up and found this wonderful song. Written by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart in 1938 for the musical I Married An Angel. It is actually a bit sad since the singer is lamenting about the fact that he is sad since nobody loves him this Spring. I went looking for great Spring photos to illustrate the video with and decided to use my own poetry/art works about Spring. I hope you enjoy this song. I would like to have practiced it longer, but if I did the “beginning of Spring” day would be over. LOL… Read the rest
Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee and Let’s Have Another Piece of Pie was written by Irving Berlin in 1932. I have fun singing this one. It’s old, but the lyrics are still as good today as in 1932 except we have different presidents! A cup of coffee and a piece of pie always makes us feel good. A second cup of coffee and another piece of pie is even better! I hope you enjoy this silly song and go find yourself a nice piece of pie!… Read the rest
Fun song to play. Today is International Woman’s Day so Mr. Dino thought we could celebrate by getting our dance on! He’s a great partner. This was written by a husband and wife team Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann in 1963. It was first recorded by Eydie Gorme.… Read the rest