|Gene Kelly & Judy Garland - One of my FAVORITE Old Hollywood photos! (from Google Images)|
He's Got a Way
How I long to be the girl
for a certain pair of eyes,
certain pair of hands.
Meet the beat of my heart
the reason I beam so.
He's got a way that makes
the angels heave a sigh.
Have you ever seen such perfection?
From the moment I saw him,
zing went my heartstrings.
Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, September 22, 2011
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I guess the question is, if she ever GOT him and after 20+ years of marriage, would she still feel that way? Well, I can only speak for myself and I have to say, "Yes!"
This is for "Mr. Know-it-All's" Friday Flash 55 (which I will be linking up to after 8pm tonight). The above is written using lines from various songs Judy sung over the years. The link below is fun as it has short audio previews of many of her songs. I love all of her stuff throughout her career, but her voice when she was young and healthy was perfection. It doesn't get any better than "Embraceable You" or when Judy & Gene sing "When You Wore a Tulip (And I Wore a Big Red Rose)". "Ol' Man River" works so well, especially in her older voice as it seems to personify the words so well. "Fascinating Rhythm" certainly helps me get my housework done...
If you have time, flip through the songs that I have linked below (there are short audio previews) - I even found a few I hadn't heard before.
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I am tacking on (below) a previous post of a few days ago because it obviously goes well with the above and I thought some might like a chance to watch the video below.
Photo courtesy of Claudia of "dVerse"
Sentimental Journey Home
(Inspired by Judy Garland's & Bobby Darin's Train Medley below)
Sentimental journey, I'm goin' home,
whistle blowin' down the lonesome road.
I'm travelin'; lookin' up
and lookin' down, but
Gabriel I have yet to see.
I've traveled to Oz and to Sante Fe,
with and without a reservation,
but now I'm goin' home
and I long to hear
the "All Aboard".
I'm travelin' towards heaven
via the railroad tracks,
perhaps still yearnin'
for a bit of roamin'...
but now I'm travelin'
a sentimental journey home,
the trains a-callin',
the lonesome whistle
callin' me home,
announcin' the "All Aboard".
Yes, I'm traversin'
a sentimental journey back in time,
riding the Atchison, Topeka
and the Santa Fe.
Old and grey I may be,
but not too old for this holiday.
Feelin' a bit lonely as I travel along
thinkin' of all my cares and lows,
but headin' towards the blue horizon
holdin' your memory in my arms.
I'm lookin' down
the not-so-lonesome road
singin' on the railroad,
not so lonely anymore.
Lookin' up to see the maker
with you holdin' out your arms,
standing next to Gabriel
I'm glad I boarded the train
at the Pennsylvania Station
and stopped my roamin'
as my yearnin' heart needed
this sentimental journey home.
compilation of words by Margaret Bednar (many words selected and condensed from "The Train Medley" sung by Judy Garland and Bobby Darin), Art Happens 365, September 19, 2011
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Below is a wonderful YouTube video of Judy Garland and Bobby Darin singing a train medley. (Let's hope it doesn't get yanked!)
Below are three sketches I have drawn of Judy Garland in the past: