Thursday, April 14, 2011

L is for Love Songs

Letter of the Day:  L

L is for Love Songs and lyrics.  It's also good for "Line!" and lessons.

And, sticking with the name theme along with the A-Z challenge and theatre terms, I'll mention Lerner and Loewe (curtesy of wikipedia) the duo of lyricist and librettist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe, known primarily for the music and lyrics of some of Broadway's most successful musical shows, including My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Brigadoon.

Which lead to the lyrics of one of my favorite songs: "Wouldn't it be Loverly."
All I want is a room somewhere,
Far away from the cold night air,
With one enormous chair;
Oh, wouldn't it be Loverly?
Lots of choc'late for me to eat; (favorite line)
Lots of coal makin' lots of heat;
Warm face, warm hands, warm feet,
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly
Oh, so loverly sittin' abso-bloomin'-lutely still!
I would never budge 'til spring creapt over the window sill.
Someone's head restin' on my knee;
Warm and tender as he can be;
Who takes good care of me.
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?

*Sigh* Are you singing it, too? (I would have loved playing Eliza Doolittle.)

Did you know that Julie Andrews was cast in the original Broadway production, but was not cast in the movie because she hadn't done movies before and the producers didn't think a movie with her in it would be successful?  So, she took a part in a little flick called Mary Poppins and won the Oscar that same year, and not Audrey Hepburn who got the role of Eliza.

Which leads to another great line from another musical starring Ms. Andrews:  When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.

May you find just the right open window, so you can...
Go. Create. Inspire!

Journaling Prompt:  Do you have a favorite love song?

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