Music through the decades
If music be the food of love, play on….
Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)
Music Memories through the decades
Elvis Presley 1968 (60’s) Memories
Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine
Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground….
Barbara Streisand 1974 (70’s) The Way We Were
Memories light the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories of the way we were
Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were…
Skid Row 1989 (80’s) I Remember You
Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand, I remember you
Through the sleepless nights through every endless day
I'd want to hear you say, I remember you…
Boys 11 Men 1991 (90’s) It’s so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
I don't know where this road is gonna lead to.
All I know is where we've been and what we've been through.
If it gets me to tomorrow, I hope it's worth all the pain.
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
And I'll take with me the memories to be my sunshine after the rain.
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday….
Alan Jackson 2003 (2000’s) Remember When
Remember when thirty seemed so old
Now lookin' back, it's just a steppin' stone
To where we are, where we've been
Said we'd do it all again
Macklemore 2017 (2010’s) Good Old Days
We've come so far, I guess I'm proud
And I ain't worried about the wrinkles around my smile
I've got some scars, I've been around
I've felt some pain, I've seen some things, but I'm here now
Those good old days
You don't know, what you've got
Till it goes, till it's gone…
Here’s an oldie from 1869!!!! Written by Henry Tucker, I give you….:
Oh Genevieve, sweet Genevieve
The days may come, the days may go
But still the hand of memory weaves
The blissful dreams of long ago…
Louis Armstrong 1909 (10’s) Memphis Blues
That melancholy strain that ever haunting refrain
Is like a morning sorrow song
Here comes the very part that wraps a spell around my heart
It sets me wild to hear that loving tune again, those Memphis Blues
Henry Burr/Alex Campbell 1919 (10’s) Until We Meet Again
Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu,
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you,
Then the skies will seem more blue,
Down in lovers lane my dearie,
Wedding bells will ring so merrily,
Every tear will be a memory,
So wait and pray each night for me,
Till we meet again.
Irving Berlin/Ruth Etting 1927 (20’s) The Song is Ended
The song is ended
But the melody lingers on
You and the song are gone
But the melody lingers on
Artie Shaw 1938 (30’s) Begin the Beguine
When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender
It brings back a night of tropical splendor
It brings back a memory ever green
Doris Day 1945 (40’s) A Sentimental Journey
Gonna take a sentimental journey
Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna make a sentimental journey
To renew old memories
Dean Martin 1955 (50’s) Memories Are Made of This
The sweet sweet memories you gave-a me
You can't beat the memories you gave-a me
Take one fresh and tender kiss
Add one stolen night of bliss
One girl, one boy some grief, some joy…..
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