A Song for Today: June 2019

June 1:  Surrendering to the mystery… “One Voice” by the Wailin’ Jennys (written by Ruth Moody).  Happy Birthday to Ellen Hardy, Sarah Kochanski and Laura Pendergast!  LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

June 2:  Sittin’ abso-bloomin’-lutely still… “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” sung by Julie Andrews in the show My Fair Ladywritten by  Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.  Thanks to CJ for the suggestion; xo LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 3:   I will still be here… “Who Knows Where The Time Goes?” written by Sandy Denny and sung here by Judy CollinsLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 4:  Heavy as the setting sun… “&Run” performed by Sir Sly and written by band members Hayden Coplen, Landon Jacobs & Jason SuwitoLYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

June 5:  I like to believe that you’re just like me… “What are you Listening To?” performed by Chris Stapleton and written by Stapleton & Lee Thomas Miller.  Thanks to Ann Humphrey Whitla for the suggestion!   LYRICS & CHORDS  SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

June 6:  I want you to know I believe in your song… “Drift Away” written by Mentor Williams in 1970 and performed by Uncle Kracker in 2003.  Happy birthday to Lesley Addario Bentivegna & Julie Owen Bain.   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  CHORDS  SPOTIFY

June 7:  Everybody’s taking the chance… “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats and written by Ivan Dororschuk.  Check out the music video when you’re done singing along.  Happy Birthday, Griffin Burke!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 8:  Milk and honey on the other side… “Michael Row The Boat Ashore” a traditional song sung here by The Highwaymen.  Happy Birthday, Dodo!   LYRICS & CHORDS  SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 9:  You can ebb and I will flow… “Grow As We Go” by Ben Platt.   Happy Birthday, Sophia!  LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

June 10:  You came along when everything was wrong and put a song in my heart… “Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart” written in 1934 by James F. Hanley and sung here by Judy Garland especially for the birthday girls, Maura Keating Hirschler & Sharon Freeman.  And here’s a lyric video (featuring Frank Sinatra) so that you can sing along.   LYRICS  SONG HISTORY   SPOTIFY

June 11:  I feel the sky tumbling down…  “I Feel The Earth Move”.  It’s Chorus concert day at GFS and we’re celebrating the music of the incredibly talented Carole King;  thank you for the inspiring music, @Carole_King!   Plus a Happy Birthday to three fabulous Colgate women: Carole Robinson (whose dad I imagine working in the Brill building with Carole King & Gerry Goffin),  Nancy Howland Walker and Jenni Wilson Sinek!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 12:  You better try to have fun no matter what you do…  “Nothing Compares 2 U” written by Prince and sung here by Sinéad O’Connor (now known as Shuhada’ Davitt).   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 13:  Babadoozaa… “Now You Has Jazz” by Cole Porter and performed by Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby in the 1956 movie High Society I couldn’t find a lyric video but if you click on this link –   LYRICS –  you’ll be able to sing along.  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

June 14:  May all your dreams come true… “Good Morning, Baltimore” from the movie version of Hairspray (written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Whitman) and sung by Nikki Blonsky.  Happy Birthday to Marissa Zeitlan and Suzanne Urban!  LYRICS   SPOTIFY

June 15:  You’re sure to fall in love… “Old Cape Cod” written by Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus, and Allan Jeffrey and sung by Patti Page.  Happy Birthday to Kurt Anderson, Steve Dodd, Paula Harvey & Justin Heller.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 16:  The light that shines on you will shine on you forever… “Father & Daughter” written by Paul Simon and featured in The Wild Thornberrys movie from 2002.  Happy Father’s Day!  LYRICS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

June 17: Shine your ever-loving light on me…  “Midnight Special” a traditional folk song sung in 1969 by Creedence Clearwater RevivalLeadbelly popularized it upon his release from Sugar Land prison in Texas, where he could hear the Midnight Special come through.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 18:   I think I’m ready to leave all of this behind… “Am I Ready?“, a graduation/moving up song written by me and published as a 2-part choral arrangement by Hal Leonard.  Congratulations to all graduates everywhere and Happy Birthday to David Burke!   SPOTIFY

June 19:   We got no class… “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper.   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 20:  I’ve seen heaven in your eyes… “No Frontiers” written by Jimmy MacCarthy and sung by Mary Black.  Happy Birthday to Mary Ellen Barry and Happy Anniversary to Lisa & Russell!  LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

June 21:  Blast out the disco on the radio… “Rockaway Beach” by the Ramones.  Happy Summer and Happy Birthday to my brother’s wife’s brother’s wife Alisyn Camerota (thanks for the song suggestion)!  xo LYRICS & GUITAR CHORDS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

June 22:  I’ll sit on this rock for an hour or two… “Hand Me Back Down” by Judy Shore Stone and sung by Jojo, Jud and Sas on their CD: Camp Friends.  Good morning, Camp Pembroke, we love you!

June 23:  You invisibly make it all ok… “All In Your Name” by Heather Maloney.  Happy Birthday to Brianne Chasanoff of The Violet Willows, Jen Purdy and Ann Mueller (stay tuned for your SOTD request, Ann).   SPOTIFY

June 24:  Be everlovin’, true, and fair… “Party Doll” by Buddy Knox and Jimmy Bowen.  Happy Birthday and thanks for the song suggestion to Arline Gertzoff!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SONG HISTORY   SPOTIFY

June 25:  Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden… “Morning Has Broken” with lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon put to music by Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf.   Thanks, Ann Mueller, for the suggestion; hope you had a great birthday on Sunday!   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  CHORDS  SPOTIFY

June 26:   I am so glad that Ruthie & Larry decided to pedal in tandem 59 years ago today; if you see them around town, be sure to wish them a Happy Anniversary!  Here’s one of their favorites:  “Bicycle Built For Two” written by Harry Dacre in 1892 (this version is sung by Nat King Cole.)   Here’s a  LYRIC VIDEO so you two can sing together!  LYRICS & SONG HISTORY  CHORDS   SPOTIFY

June 27:  Feeling very lucky that you married me 27 years ago today… “God Only Knows” written by Brian Wilson & Tony Asher and performed by The Beach BoysLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

June 28:  Life here is different…. “World Outside” written and performed by me with love to Camp Pembroke, my summer home from 1972-1980 (and the summer home of my daughter Rose Propp, mom Ruthie Klayman, aunt Diane Klayman Salzman, sister Caroline Sherman, cousin Natascha Sherman Hess, and now, my nieces Maya & Sadie Sherman.)  For more camp songs, visit the SONGLISTS page on singdaily.com and click on CAMP PEMBROKE SONGS.    SPOTIFY

June 29:  Make a choice for love and joy… “Haven” by We Banjo 3.  Happy Birthday to my friend, colleague and fabulous music teacher, Meghan Murray (and thanks for introducing me to a fabulous new band).  LYRICS  SPOTIFY

June 30:  Really gonna have it made… “No Rain” written by Brad Smith and performed by Blind Melon; bee sure to check out the official video, too.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS   SPOTIFY