SOFTLY,AS I LEAVE YOU.


Softly, I will leave you softly
For my heart would break if you should wake and see me go
So I leave you softly, long before you miss me
Long before your arms can beg me stay
For one more hour or one more day
After all the years, I can’t bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there.

 

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Eydie Gormé was born as Edith Gormezano in The Bronx, New York in 1928, the daughter of Fortuna and Nessim Gormezano. Her father was a tailor. She is a cousin of singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka. Her parents were Sephardic Jewish immigrants, her father from Sicily and her mother from Turkey.

She graduated from William Howard Taft High School in 1946 and worked for the United Nations as an interpreter, using her fluency in the Ladino and Spanish languages. She made her recording debut in 1950 .

In 1953, Gormé caught both her big break, and her future, lifelong husband, when she and singer STEVE LAWRENCE were booked to the original The Tonight Show, then hosted by Steve Allen.

Gormé enjoyed hit singles of her own, none selling bigger than 1963’s “Blame It on the Bossa Nova”, which was also her final foray into the Top 40 pop charts. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. She won a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in 1967, for her version of “If He Walked Into My Life”, from Mame.

Gormé died on August 10, 2013, six days shy of her 85th birthday, at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas following a brief, undisclosed illness. Her husband, Steve Lawrence, was at her bedside, along with their surviving son, David.

Let’s be clear….where is CLAIR ?


Gilbert O’Sullivan (born 1 December 1946) is an Irish-English singer-songwriter, best known for his early 1970s hits “Alone Again (Naturally)”, “CLAIR ” and “Get Down”. The music magazine Record Mirror voted him the No. 1 UK male singer of 1972.

Clair

Clair, the moment I met you, I swear
I felt as if something, somewhere
Had happened to me, which I couldn’t see
And then, the moment I met you, again
I knew in my heart that we were friends
It had to be so, it couldn’t be no

But try as hard as I might do, I don’t know why
You get to me in a way I can’t describe
Words mean so little when you look up and smile
I don’t care what people say
To me you’re more than a child

Oh, Clair
Clair

Clair, if ever a moment so rare
Was captured for all to compare
That moment is you in all that you do
But why in spite of our age difference do I cry
Each time I leave you I feel I could die
Nothing means more to me than hearing you say
“I’m going to marry you
Will you marry me, Uncle Ray ? “

Oh, Clair
Clair

Clair, I’ve told you before “Don’t you dare”
“Get back into bed”
“Can’t you see that it’s late”
“No you can’t have a drink”
“Oh, alright then, but wait just a bit “

While I, in an effort to babysit, capture my breath
What there is left of it
You can be murder at this hour of the day
But in the morning this hour will seem a lifetime away
Oh Clair
Clair            ( GIGGLE-GIGGLE-GIGGLE )

Gilbert O’Sullivan

 

HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO ( Forget you ) LAURA

 

 

Laura

 

 

Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004 was an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is best remembered for her 1982 Platinum-certified hit “Gloria” and for the Top Ten single “Self Control”. Branigan is also remembered for the Top 10 “Solitaire” and for the number-one Adult Contemporary hit “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”, as well as several other US Top 40 hits. As well as her music, she was also known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.

Branigan also contributed songs to notable motion picture and television soundtracks, including the Grammy and Academy Award-winning Flashdance soundtrack (1983), the Ghostbusters soundtrack (1984), and the Baywatch soundtrack (1994), as well as having songs featured in the popular Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Her signature song “Gloria” stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, at the time a record for a female artist. The song holds a place in the top 100 singles of both 1982 and 1983.

Branigan died at her home in East Quogue, New York, on August 26, 2004, of a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm. She was 47 years old. Rest in peace.+

( Thanks Wikipedia & hk532030· Youtube )

(BLOODY ) MARY IN THE MORNING .

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Mary in the morning
When through a sleepy haze I see her lying there
Soft as the rain that falls on summer flowers
Warm as the sunlight shining on her golden hair

When I awake and see her there so close beside me
I want to take her in my arms,
The ache is there so deep inside me

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Mary in the morning
Chasing a rainbow in her dreams so far away
And when she turns to touch it I kiss her face so softly
And then my Mary wakes to love another day

And Mary’s there in sunny days or stormy weather
She doesn’t care, cause right or wrong the love we share,
We share together

Nothing’s quite as pretty as Mary in the evening
Kissed by the shades of night and starlight in her hair
And as we walk, I hold her close beside me
All our tomorrows for a lifetime we will share.

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The Bloody Mary is a cocktail of international fame. One of the most widespread theories says that its creation is due to Fernand Petiot, who first made this drink in 1921, in the New York bar in Paris. It’s name could refer to Queen Mary I of England, who received such a unique nickname after ordering a cruel persecution against the Protestants in the sixteenth century.
Nowdays, it’s a large group of Catholics,Protestants and Agnostic people who prefer such a concoction to get
intoxicated for any reason and any weather .

bloody mary

Ingredients :

3 parts vodka
6 parts tomato juice
3 drops of Worcestershire sauce
3 drops of hot sauce.
1 Spoonful of Lemon or lime juice.
1 DESIGNATED DRIVER.
Vodka (Polish: wódka, Russian: водка) is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Vodka is made by the distillation of fermented substances such as grains, potatoes, or sometimes fruits or sugar.

Our Informants declare that russian scientifics are using
Ukrainian Vodka as fuel in transatlantic experimental
flights. ( NO COMMENTS )

Traditionally prepared vodkas had an alcoholic content of 40% by volume. Today, the standard Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Latvian and Lithuanian vodkas are 40% alcohol by volume (ABV) or 80 proof. The European Union has established a minimum of 37.5% ABV for any “European vodka” to be named as such. Products sold as vodka in the United States must have an alcoholic content of 30% or more. For homemade vodkas and distilled beverages referred to as “moonshine”, see moonshine by country.

HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING ?

 

 

 

How do you keep the music playing?
How do you make it last?
How do you keep the song from fading too fast?
How do you lose yourself to someone?
And never lose your ways
How do you not run out of new things to say?
And since we’re always changing
How can it be the same?
And tell me how year after year
You’re sure your heart will fall apart
Each time you hear his name.
I know the way I feel for you
It’s now or never
The more I love the more that i’m afraid
That in your eyes I may not see forever..
Forever…

If we can be the best of lovers
Yet be the best of friends
If we can try with everyday to make it better as it grows
With any luck, then I suppose
The music never ends.

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Another beautiful music from Michel Legrand with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

by  Tony Bennett