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  • mistermuse 1:00 am on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alice Faye, , , , , The Beach Boys, Wendy, Wilhelmina,   

    “W” MAY TROUBLE YA (it certainly troubles me) 

    I’ve seen A Fish Named Wanda, but I’ve never heard a song named Wanda. I thought of using the Fish Named Wanda movie theme music in this post, but it’s hardly a song, and in any case, too recent (1988) to qualify as an oldie by my picky standards for this series. This illustrates my problem: although there are a number of girls names starting with W, few of them made their way into old song titles. Luckily (?) for you, however, I have managed to dredge up three, the first of which is so old (1906), even I don’t remember it.

    ARRAH WANNA tells of an Irish lad named Barney Carney proposing marriage to an Indian maiden named Wanna, after which they “can love and bill and coo in a wigwam built of shamrocks green.” Arrah is an old Irish term; its meaning isn’t well defined, but seems well intended, given the setup as Barney sets a record for blarney because he don’t wanna Lack-a-Wanna. Needing a W song, I decided ‘owl’ play along — it may be a hoot:

    Next is a song I do remember, though it’s not the most memorable song in the world (well, maybe it is in Copenhagen):

    We close with an oldie so young, I suspect many of you remember it (first recorded in 1964 by the life-is-a-Beach Boys):

     
    • arekhill1 5:48 pm on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Not a song, or even particularly musical, but…

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      • mistermuse 6:50 pm on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Aside from the sound almost bursting my eardrums, I got a big laugh out of it, Ricardo. I’m sure I’ll appreciate it even more, once the ringing in my ears goes away.

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    • Don Frankel 6:19 pm on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Muse this wasn’t easy. Can I say Well Done? But some really nice songs here. And, I’m so old I remember the Beach Boys and I even think singing Wendy.

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      • mistermuse 7:00 pm on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Speaking of Well, I had to dig deep for that first one, but as I indicated in my lead-up to it, I think it’s a hoot….and a bit of a history lesson too as an example of the kind of humorous song that appealed to people in 1906.

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    • gadgetsgeek 12:30 am on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Nice song though 😀

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      • mistermuse 10:15 am on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the invite to check out your blog, which I did. Unfortunately, the last thing I am is a “gadgets geek” — actually, I’m more of a “gadgets geezer” (meaning electronic gadgets and I are barely on speaking terms). So, although I won’t be a follower, I’m sure your blog will be of interest to younger generations. Best of luck.

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    • Madame Vintage 1:32 pm on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Your titles are a delight to see and the puns never cease to amaze me. Well I mean to say is Wilhelmina is my favourite amongst the choices here. I also like Frank Sinatras version of What’s now my Love.

      Sincerely Sonea

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    • mistermuse 3:58 pm on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      If Frank would have named one of his daughters WHAT instead of NANCY or TINA, I certainly would have included WHAT NOW MY LOVE in my post….or this one, for that matter:

      Nonetheless, they’re both great songs (and both over 50 years old!). Thanks for the link.

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      • Madame Vintage 7:39 pm on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I have heard the Elvis Presley version but I am more find if the orchestra behind Sinatras voice making the jazz age that much nicer to hear for me.

        Oh I am glad the link worked as It had disappeared on my screen so I was unsure.

        Sincerely Sonea

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alice Faye, , covered bridge, , , Maxwell Anderson, Never In A Million Years, , Once upon a time, , ,   

    HAIKU AUTUMN \ AFTERWORDS 

    SHORTFALL

    The days early down….
    winter nears by degrees….no
    wonder….November

    • * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    BELITTLE SHORT DAYS? NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS

    Oh the days dwindle down/To a precious few…./September…./November….
    And these few precious days/I’ll spend with you/These precious days/I’ll spend with
    you
    –Maxwell Anderson, lyricist

    ….and they lived….happily ever after….once upon a time….once in every lifetime….

    bridge-of-dreams-near-danville-oh

     

     

     

     

     

     
    • scifihammy 4:21 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Not heard this song before – nice one 🙂
      And a very interesting bridge photo 🙂

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    • mistermuse 5:20 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The sign on the bridge says “Bridge of Dreams” — here is how it came by that name:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_of_Dreams

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    • Cynthia Jobin 10:30 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I really enjoyed the subtleties in your haiku. In fact, everything about this post is a delight, in a wistful sort of way….Alice Faye, of course, and then the tendency of a bridge of dreams to become a bridge of sighs….

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      • mistermuse 11:23 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Cynthia — I can think of no more appropriate choice of words than “subtleties” and “wistful”….and “bridge of sighs” reminds me of a wonderful film titled A LITTLE ROMANCE in which the Bridge of Sighs in Venice plays a vital role. Here’s the trailer for the film:

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    • Cynthia Jobin 11:30 am on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sometimes “a little romance is everything”…..indeed.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 1:31 pm on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      A beautiful post. Very serene. 🙂

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    • Mark Scheel 1:37 pm on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Lately, having succumbed to a severe bout of the flu, I’ve been contemplating death. The song “The Autumn Leaves” keeps running through my head and I hear the implications in a much different way now. Your haiku reinforces that. Have you ever toured, really, the bridges of Madison County? Anyway, all covered bridges are special and beautiful.

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      • mistermuse 3:46 pm on November 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I have indeed toured the bridges of Madison County — long ago, before the book and movie even came out (if I recall correctly). I especially remember a man on a rainy Iowa morning going out of his way to get in his pickup truck and lead us to one of the bridges when I asked for directions. Friendly folks, those Iowans!
        And, Mark, while we may not agree on politics, we certainly agree that “all covered bridges are special and beautiful” — I should know: I’ve photographed over 500 of them in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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    • Don Frankel 8:09 am on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It used to seem like a long long time from May to December but not so much now.

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    • mistermuse 9:55 am on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Don, “That long long time” (May to December) has been replaced by the time from the Democratic & Republican primaries to election day — and now, given the intransigent animosity that has developed, it looks like it won’t even end on election day, no matter who wins.

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    • Don Frankel 6:40 pm on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Muse, my theory is everyone should vote on July 4. Because I think that most everyone makes their minds up during the Primary process and the rest is all show biz.

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    • mistermuse 7:15 pm on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Good idea, Don. Not only would voting on Independence Day free us from four more months of insufferable political posturing, but it would give the winner four extra months to put together the best possible administration and time to try to work on mending fences with the opposition (if such a thing is possible).

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    • inesephoto 5:42 pm on November 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Love your ‘no wonder November’!

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    • mistermuse 8:01 pm on November 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. I don’t write many haikus — probably because I struck gold with that one and haven’t had such luck since!

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