Wednesday, February 10, 2010
In the Mood
Red, hearts, frou frou. I'm fired up. How about you?
Our high school swing choir, the Crimsonaires, sold singing valentines. On Valentine's day they would come right into class to deliver their musical message to a chosen serenadee.
They had a couple of standard selections and bits of each still stick in my head.
I'm sure this song had verses for many of the sweetheart's attributes, but this the one I remember:
Oh my valentine, you have such pearly, pearly teeth.
Oh my valentine you have such pearly teeth...
Your pearly teeth are false love,
They rattle when you waltz love.
Oh my valentine you have such pearly teeth.
And a Frank Sinatra chestnut that some comedian got ahold of:
I'm in the mood for love,
Simply because you're near me.
Funny but, Funny butt!? when you're near me,
I'm in the mood for love.
Let somebody know you love them. Mail those valentines!