This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Wonderful Discovery--the classic song EMILY

What a cool serendipity this afternoon. After my "making-up-for-the-all-nighter-at-the-airport" nap, we drove up to Disneyland to meet Jennifer, Brian, and Emily. As we approached the park, we heard Frank Sinatra on XM-Radio singing the song "Emily." I had totally forgotten about this beautiful classic song from the Great American Songbook. I came home and found some wonderful renderings...Andy Williams (one of my all-time favorite singers) does a great job.  As do Barbra Streisand, Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Dave Koz, and (of course), Sinatra himself.

Then I found this YouTube performance of the song by the late great jazz pianist, Bill Evans. And another by an unknown (to me) jazz guitarist who posted his rendition. Also quite nice.
Here's the first verse of the lyric....really sweet!

Emily, Emily, Emily
Has the murmuring sound of May.
All silver bells, coral shells, carousels,
And the laughter of children at play.

Enjoy both versions, and think of our little angel!


Judi said...

besides my "quiet time," this was a great start to my day! Thank you for putting these on the blog. i always liked this song...just never knew its title and now we can think of Emily whenever we hear it. smile...

johnsonandjohnson said...

didn't you know, I named her because of that song! Obviously, I am joking since you just introduced me to the is very pretty