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c'est si bon 

Song of the Day: c'est si bon, 1947, henri betti, louis armstrong  #197. 

Here's my a translation of the French part:

It’s so good! 
To go anywhere 
Arm in arm 
Singing songs 

It’s so good! 
To say sweet words to each other 
Little nothing-at-all’s 
But that say a lot 

Seeing our delighted faces
The passers-bye on the street envy us

It’s so good 
This little feeling 
It's better than a million, 
Because it's oh so good.


Song of the Day: hell, 1996, Squirrel Nut Zippers,  #187.

From my older musical alter ego Jim Dumas. Note the different hat …

Jaz Dumoz performs music <~= Elvis.

Jim Dumas performs music >~= Elvis.

i remember you 

Song of the Day: i remember you, 1941, victor schertzinger; johnny mercer   #182. 

Mercer wrote these lyrics for Judy Garland just after they started a 30 year on-and-off love affair.

Yodeling versions by frank ifield 1962 and slim whitman 1966. Bjork covered the song in 1993.

Added to the With Intro project.

I uploaded the tab to Ultimate Guitar.


what a difference a day makes 

Song of the Day: what a difference a day makes, 1934, Maria Grever; 1959, Dinah Washington; #178.

Originally created in 1934 by Mexican songwriter Maria Grever as “cuando vuelva a tu lado” - “when I return to your side”. English lyrics that same year by Stanley Adams, and recorded by the Dorsey Brothers.

taking a chance on love 

Song of the Day: taking a chance on love, 1940, Vernon Duke, Ethel Waters, #177.

This song is from the musical “Little Cabin in the Sky”, the 1st all-black musical on Broadway. The movie is really cute, I greatly enjoyed it.

There is also a 1943 video of this song by Judy Garland & Johnny Mercer for the DoD. They do the 1st go-round, plus an original  go-round I suspect Mercer wrote for the occasion. Go-round === verse, verse, bridge, verse.