Friday, October 12, 2007

Thursday 13

Late. Running to catch up...

13 things she sings:

Why have I chosen this? My mother used to sing lots when I was little. She did it anywhere. She had a good voice, but my God, I cringed together with my sister when she did it. She’d sing them over and over and over and over and over again. I learned them off by heard from the day I gave up a pacifier until I left home. Are we ready?

One and two are relics of my aunt’s wedding. My mother sang at the wedding. Sheesh. I still remember all those words, and knowing my mother, I’m pretty sure the quality of the pronunciation isn’t very sound.

  1. Panis Angelicus (My aunt converted to marry her Catholic)
  2. Ave Maria. (My sister and I did a mean little harmony on this one)
  3. Camelot (and I suppose all the leaves fall into neat little piles)
  4. My Fair Lady Carousel
  5. Porgy and Bess
  6. Carmen Jones (the Dorothy Dandridge version with the boxer)
  7. High Society
  8. South Pacific
  9. Kiss Me Kate
  10. Sound of Music
  11. The Pyjama Game
  12. West Side Story
  13. Guys and Dolls

(Oklahoma, The King and I, Kismet)


Gina Ardito said...

Ooh, I sing a lot of songs from those Broadway shows...even have several of them on my MP3 player! Excellent list. Must bring back some very pleasant memories for you.

Debora said...

I can't carry a tune. In fact my kids would scream until I stopped signing when they were babies - hope I didn't scar them for life! Doesn't stop me though - I love some of those tunes...humming right along...

Zee said...

Oh, How did I miss this????
I love, love, love show tunes. I used to put on the (vinyl) album of Sound of Music when nobody was home and SING!!! I adored Camelot (No..the "whistle" blow away completed... after dark... of course.. .of course).

Once we were babysitting the grandson and we were out in a row boat. I started singing from Guys & Dolls -- "sit down, sit down, sit down, you're rocking the boat." And I looked at my husband and said, "I want to be the grandparents who teach the kids showtunes." Figured that'd be the end of our babysitting days, huh? I mean, when the macho Italian's son starts singing show tunes, I'm going to get a look over the spaghetti, aren't I? Yes.

Chumplet said...

My mom always sang while doing the dishes. It was a sign that she was in a good mood, which was good for me.

By the way, I tagged you from my blog. I don't know how to make the linky thing work here, so I'll just pop in the url if you don't mind:
2007/11/speaking-of-memories.html. Participate if you wish, but I think everyone would be interested in your earliest memory.