Here's a song with intricate lyrics by Howard Dietz. Dietz was half the team of Schwartz and Dietz, a successful song writing duo that wrote, among others, the hit song "Dancing in the Dark". He was also a Vice President at MGM.
"Oh, we ain't got a barrel of money. Maybe we're ragged and funny.
But we'll travel along, singing our song, Side by Side."
A popular duet for many decades. Under current Federal law, this song may only
be sung by two people. They are required to wear matching straw boaters or,
in states West of the Mississippi, tasteful cowboy hats such as a Stetson.
Well, I recognize "Look at me, I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree." Just don't know what
song it is. And I never even heard of "The Boxer" even though I had some Simon and
Anyone remember the singing duo of Sandler and Young? I listened to them sing "Side
By Side" on Youtube. Used to have one of their records.
Are there any singers of today who have good voices? Kinda doubt it. Oh yeah, am
reading the joint autobiography of Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse. A great look back
at the entertainment world during the Golden Age of radio and movies.
I've never heard of the boxer either. That kitten up a tree song is "Misty". It was sung by Julie London and several others. I do remember that mellow voice too. Johnny Mathis or Nat King Cole maybe?
Sandler & Young sound familiar but can't quite remember why.
End of "Side by Side": "Through all kinds of weather, what if the sky should fall, just as long as we're together, it really doesn't matter at all..When they've all had their quarrels and parted, we'll be the same as we started...Just traveling along, singing our song, side by side. (Or something like that).
When I was a teenager one of our local radio stations had a weekly talent contest. Three of my friends and I auditioned for it with the song. We stunk!
I kept my brown suede floppy 60's hat, so I'm sure I have permission to post those days of songs.
Must I wear it while I type? Important consideration.
Diane - thank you for bringing my lyrics here from the last thread.
The beginning words are:
" There is a town in North Ontario
Dream comfort memory to spare
And in my mind I still need a place to go
All my changes were there.
Hints - the song came out in 1970 (which was still part of The Sixties). Written by a member of a popular group
with 3 other male singers.
The Simon and Garfunkel song has been popping up in my mind since I watched their concert in Central Park, but I couldn't place the title. Happy to come here and listen and find all the lyrics. Had forgotten the title too.
The words as I remembered them from listening to their record at the time were:
" All lies in jest
Till a man hears what he wants to hear,
And disregards the rest."
That sounds more hopeful to me, so I'm going to keep my version in my head. It sounds like an important discovery, instead of cynicism. Sorry S&G.
Thanks for the Martin and Lewis video, Soul. Did you know who Jerry was imitating?
Al Jolson and Jackie Gleason. You guys ever notice that with comedy teams, it's
always the straight guy who gets first billing: Martin and Lewis; Abbot and Costello;
Burns and Allen.
Of course with some comics, there is no straight man. E.g., Amos and Andy or
Laurel and Hardy. And then, some comedy teams aren't duos: The 3 Stooges,
The Marx Brothers.
Diane, The Boxer song was great. Wonder why I never noticed it before. But the
lyrics don't matter much when Simon and Garfunkel are singing. They are pretty
GB, any existing evidence of your audition? Inquiring minds want to know.
I was a winner in a talent show when I was in 6th grade or so. Won 2nd prize
for turning cartwheels and playing something on the piano. Not simultaneously.
Freida, a special thread on hats would be novel. I only owned two hats in my life.
One was a straw hat I wore to a Dodger baseball game at nearby Dodger Stadium.
The other was the formal kinda hat that businessmen wear. I think I wore that twice.
Windblade, you look very spiffy in your suede hat. I like hats, but they don't like me.
Soon as I put one on, my head starts sweating. It's like being in a shower.