Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
Today’s song is my favorite Gershwin tune of all time. Despite the dozens of people who have recorded it, Lady Ella’s version with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra remains the one I adore the most. The lyricist of today’s song, Ira Gershwin, once said, “I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them”. And that tells you all you need to know about this song.
Follow my lead, oh, how I need
Someone to watch over me.“
Ella Fitzgerald circa 1946 (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Ella Fitzgerald: “Someone to Watch Over Me” (1959, written by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin in 1926).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.