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
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
You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without singing When Irish Eyes are Smiling. I hope you sing along and feel a bit Irish, at least for the day.… Read the rest
This is another beautiful song about Mother Machree. It talks about how much she is loved and cherished. I was looking for graphics and could not find a good Mother Machree, so I used my 96 year old Mom’s photo since I feel the same about her. Especially when I think about her since she passed away 3 years ago. The Irish seemed to write many songs about their homeland and their “Mothers”. This is just a beautiful song to me. I hope you enjoy it.… Read the rest
Another fun song the audience always liked. It was written by Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young & Bert Grant in 1922. Cute story line. I hope it will make you smile are at least decided to get another beer! LOL… Read the rest
Harrigan and Mary’s a Grand Old Name. Continuing on my Irish Journey featuring many of the songs I love to play. Great songs known and sung by most older Americans. “Harrigan” is a song written by George M. Cohan for the short-lived 1908 Broadway musical Fifty Miles from Boston. It was also performed by James Cagney and Joan Leslie in the 1942 film Yankee Doodle Dandy. Mary’s A Grand Old Name also was in the 1908 musical Fifty Miles From Boston. Sing along. I hope you enjoy my little bit of Irish.… Read the rest