Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sing me a song

I want to learn a song to sing to Edith. I need suggestions.
It needs to be somewhat easy to learn as I am terrible with remembering lyrics and it needs to be easy to sing as well as I am not gifted with a lovely singing voice.

Go!

9 comments:

  1. My recommendation is Que Sera Sera. Seems pretty simple. Not too hard to sing. Kind of sexist. What's not to love. I have thoughtfully included the lyrices:

    When I was just a little girl
    I asked my mother, what will I be
    Will I be pretty, will I be rich
    Here's what she said to me.

    Que Sera, Sera,
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours, to see
    Que Sera, Sera
    What will be, will be.

    When I was young, I fell in love
    I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
    Will we have rainbows, day after day
    Here's what my sweetheart said.

    Que Sera, Sera,
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours, to see
    Que Sera, Sera
    What will be, will be.

    Now I have children of my own
    They ask their mother, what will I be
    Will I be handsome, will I be rich
    I tell them tenderly.

    Que Sera, Sera,
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours, to see
    Que Sera, Sera
    What will be, will be.

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  2. I recommend Three Little Birds for these purposes. I really like the Elizabeth Mitchell version, but I've been a mom longer than you have.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBeNx5qiTL8&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL81AC6AFBF38E2673

    Simple, sweet, cheerful.

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  3. You Are My Sunshine

    Like Chuck said, simple and not too hard to sing. Kind of sad though. But Louisiana! (this is Leslie.)

    The other night dear
    As I lay sleeping
    I dreamed I held you
    In my arms
    When I awoke dear
    I was mistaken
    and I hung my head and cried

    You are my sunshine
    My only sunshine
    You make me happy
    When skies are grey
    You'll never know dear
    How much I love you
    Please don't take my sunshine away

    I'll always love you
    and make you happy
    If you will only
    Stay the same
    but if you leave me
    To love another
    You'll regret it all someday

    You are my sunshine
    My only sunshine
    You make me happy
    When skies are grey
    You'll never know dear
    How much I love you
    Please don't take my sunshine away

    You told me once dear
    You really loved me
    and no one else could come between
    but now you've left me and Iove another
    You have shattered all of my dreams

    You are my sunshine
    My only sunshine
    You make me happy
    When skies are grey
    You'll never know dear how much I love you
    Please don't take my sunshine away

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  4. For the record, Elizabeth Mitchell sings You Are My Sunshine too. :)

    In fact she has a whole album titled You Are My Sunshine, but my favorite of hers is You Are My Little Bird. It's really lovely.

    http://youaremyflower.org/?page_id=488

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  5. When I was searching for the lyrics I came across her name but wasn't sure who she was. I did like her version though.

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  6. I only want you to sing in your Nico voice.

    Fairest of the Season?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiX0--ABX2w

    The lyrics are impossible

    Now that it's time
    Now that the hour hand has landed at the end
    Now that it's real
    Now that the dreams have given all they had to lend
    I want to know do I stay or do I go
    And maybe try another time
    And do I really have a hand in my forgetting ?

    Now that I've tried
    Now that I've finally found that this is not the way,
    Now that I turn
    Now that I feel it's time to spend the night away
    I want to know do I stay or do I go
    And maybe finally split the rhyme
    And do I really understand the undernetting ?

    Yes and the morning has me
    Looking in your eyes
    And seeing mine warning me
    To read the signs carefully.

    Now that it's light
    Now that the candle's falling smaller in my mind
    Now that it's here
    Now that I'm almost not so very far behind
    I want to know do I stay or do I go
    And maybe follow another sign
    And do I really have a song that I can ride on ?

    Now that I can
    Now that it's easy, ever easy all around.
    Now that I'm here
    Now that I'm falling to the sunlights and a song
    I want to know do I stay or do I go
    And do I have to do just one
    And can I choose again if I should lose the reason ?

    Yes, and the morning
    Has me looking in your eyes
    And seeing mine warning me
    To read the signs more carefully.

    Now that I smile,
    Now that I'm laughing even deeper inside.
    Now that I see,
    Now that I finally found the one thing I denied
    It's now I know do I stay or do I go
    And it is finally I decide
    That I'll be leaving
    In the fairest of the seasons.

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  7. Oh! And Leslie - welcome to the blog!

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  8. Any Silver Jews song requires no singing talent.

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