KKK — SHEET MUSIC TO DRY FOR*

So far in this feminine song series, we haven’t embraced a single Gershwin tune. Let us korrect that egregious omission right now with the title song from the 1926 Broadway musical OH, KAY! OK, it’s true that the hit song to come out of that show wasn’t Oh, Kay!, but SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME….unfortunately, George and Ira didn’t title that hit song Someone To Watch Over Kay, so this selection is what it is — Oh, Kay?

Next, we have a 78 rpm record that I’ve had for many years;  I’ve long gotten such a Kick out of it that my Kazatski is Kaputski. Oy vey! That hotski music is too much for me:

From the ridiculous to the sublime, our third (and final) K song is so beautifully sad that you’d swear it’s an Irish ballad….but it was actually written by an American of German ancestry in 1875, when, I might note, sheet music was the only way of taking songs home (even player piano rolls hadn’t been invented yet). Anyway, if you cry easily* — faith and begorrah, there be nothing wrong with that — keep the Kleenex Klose by.

*You may now dry your eyes (I will discretely pretend not to notice).

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9 comments on “KKK — SHEET MUSIC TO DRY FOR*

  1. scifihammy says:

    Fun songs (tho the first won’t play for me here). I loved my Dad’s old 78 records. 🙂

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  2. BroadBlogs says:

    Needed this in Charlottesville, Ok, Ok, Ok.

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  3. Don Frankel says:

    Years ago my wife and I went to a re-production of Oh Kay. Not the original I’m not that old but the dancing and the music were out of this world. Like any great theater experience, if I close my eyes I can even see it.

    And I always thought I’ve Come to Take You Home Again Kathleen was as Irish as any song ever. And, a nice addition there with Sinatra and Judy Garland. So let me add a little something too. And, while everyone who is everyone has recorded this song this is my favorite.

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    • mistermuse says:

      I appreciate hearing about your “Oh Kay” experience, Don. Living in NYC, you’ve probably had a number of such experiences. Thanks also for the Nancy Wilson clip — her rendition of “Someone To Watch Over Me” is indeed one of the best I’ve heard.

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