Friday, May 27, 2016


* From the Mary Tyler Moore episode, "Chuckles' Funeral".

I don't come from a musical family.  I had a very limited musical education.  I can't carry a tune. We used to beg my mother not to sing. My brother wrote this song when Cinderella was released: "Cinderelly, Cinderelly, Comb your hair and wash your belly!!"

Trying to further my children's love of music, we gave Nameless piano lessons as a child.  To help her learn to read music, we wrote a song together, which she transcribed.  Here it is, in its entirety.  Sing it to any melody you want.  “If I were an elephant & you were a canary; if I stepped on you, you wouldn’t like it!!”

I only listen to the finest music.
This should not come as a surprise,
since this is one of the songs I heard as a child:

This was popular when I was a teenager:

Nameless learned this in elementary school:

Our kids learned these as scouts:

This is sung to the tune of
"I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover":

This was one of Bud's favorites:

This is one of my all time favorite dance numbers:

A husband takes his wife to a disco. There’s a guy on the dance floor break dancing, moonwalking, back flips, the works. The wife turns to her husband and says, "See that guy? Twenty five years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down." 

Husband says, "Looks like he’s still celebrating!"

My Dad bought my Mom a piano for her birthday. A few weeks later, I asked how she was doing with it. 

"Oh," said My Dad, "I persuaded her to switch to a clarinet." 

"How come?" I asked. 

"Well," he answered, "because with a clarinet, she can't sing."

I like opera, but they get pissed when you sing along----fishducky