In comments to a Jan.2 Peach of a post titled Fallen Angel, I included links to BEYOND THE SEA and LA MER (English and French versions of the same song). Diana Peach’s preternatural post & both song links can be found here:

I bring this up because that song is just one of several ‘beautiful’ sea songs I recall, and I thought I’d take a stroll down memory lane — or should I say, memory beach. I invite you to join me….that is, if you don’t mind getting sand — as I don’t mind getting….

And now let us start our stroll:

Of course, there is more than one way to see the sea — you can join the Navy:

You say the Navy’s not your cup of sea? Then let us end our stroll like Mr. Bean, oblivious to all else, bidding glorious adieu to….

Mer-sea beaucoup.


5 comments on “MER-SEA

  1. Don Frankel says:

    Muse there are other great sea songs like ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’, ‘C C Ryder’ and ‘Good Night Irene’ that has the line “I’ll see you in my dreams”. But that’s enough out of me. I’ll see you later.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Don, “I’ll see you in my dreams” is actually a song in itself, written in 1924, pre-dating “Good Night Irene.” It was one of lyricist Gus Kahn’s biggest hits — so much so that it served as the title of the hokey 1951 biopic directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Danny Thomas as Gus Kahn. Here is the Mills Brothers’ version:


  2. Carmen says:

    Mornin’ mistermuse,
    Of course you must realize that I live on the sea bound coast. . .
    The first video mentioned the sand on Havana beaches – gorgeous! We’ve been to several around Cuba and they are, indeed, as good as the lady sings about. 🙂
    Lovely song selections!
    (and you were worried I’d unleash a sea of slights)

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    • mistermuse says:

      Good afternoon, Carmen. Not only do I remember that you live on the sea bound coast, but I think I mentioned in a comment a few years ago that I’ve been in your lovely neck of the woods (and coast) on vacation….when it was slightly warmer, of course.

      Glad you enjoyed the song selections. I think the last one (from the film MR. BEAN’S HOLIDAY) is a visual delight, as well as an auditory one.

      As for your last sentence, I wasn’t worried in the slightest. 😦


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