A Song for Today: March 2021

March 1:  It’s not warm when she’s away…  “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone” by Bill Withers.  Sending love and sunshine to those who’ve lost a love one. xo LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 2:  You feel alright when you hear the music ring… “Sultans of Swing” by Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits.  It’s our friend Donald Sisto’s birthday; we’re so glad he was born. LIVE PERFORMANCE LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

March 3: To you everything’s funny… “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift.  Happy Belated Birthday (one month later) and thanks for the song suggestion to Megan Weitz.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 4:  They can’t contain you… “Superbloom” written by Ben Darwish, Mandy Lee, Frans Mernick and Cal Shapiro and performed by MisterWives.  Thanks to Amanda Moitoso, a.k.a. DJ AmMo for the song suggestion. LYRICS  UKE CHORDS SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY  

March 5: Sing along, sing along, sing along… “Stay With The Reggae” by Bunny Wailer, who passed away earlier this week.  Thanks to Dan Woog for the inspiration.  LYRICS

March 6:  It’s a game of give and take… “You Can’t Hurry Love” by Dozier & Holland and performed by The Supremes. Today is Mara’s birthday; this song brought her into this world one year ago today. xoxo LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 7:   It’s a little souvenir of a terrible year… “Here’s Where The Story Ends” by Harriet Wheeler and Dave Garuvin of The Sundays.  Happy Birthday to Brandon Wilkoff, Lauren Snider Brandt and Danielle Di Vecchio. xo LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

March 8:  I’m gonna give you the slip… “One Way or Another” (written by Debbie Harry & Nigel Harrison) and performed by Blondie.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

March 9:  Bring the light to the dark… “Lead The Way” written and performed by Jhené Aiko from Raya and the Last Dragon. LYRICS  SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 10:  You can’t make your heart feel something it won’t…  “I Can’t Make You Love Me” written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin and sung by Bonnie Raitt.  Happy Birthday to Sarah Guterman (thanks for the song suggestion), Kim Huffard and Ed Jordan. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 11: Throw in a little forgiving… “Better Get To Livin” by Dolly PartonORIGINAL VIDEO LYRICS & CHORDS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 12:  Guiding your direction when you’re riding through the dark… “You and Me” written and performed by You+Me (a.k.a. Dallas Green and Pink).  Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Lisa Schatz Strausser and my daughter’s dear friend, Miriam Pomerantz. xoxo LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

March 13: When other friendships have been forgot, ours will still be hot… “Friendship” from Anything Goes by Cole Porter and sung here by Judy Garland and Johnny Mercer.  For an added treat, here’s Lucy and Ethel… Happy Birthday to Susie Scull Aldrich! xo LYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 14: Carry me down to the water… “Sunday” by Joy OladokunLYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 15:  Won’t let nobody hurt you… “I’ll Stand By You” written by Chrissie Hynde and the songwriting team of Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg and performed by The Pretenders. LYRICS & SONGFACTS   SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 16: Trading in my things for a couple wings on a little white dove…  “One Big Love” by Patty Griffin.  Thanks to birthday girl Joyce Rossell for the song suggestion; you’ve always had the best musical taste!  Happy Birthday also to my cool cousin, Lee Sherman. xo  LYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 17:  All the pages of this book are torn…  “Edge of Your Sword” by LEAH.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Birthday to wonderful Lee Norman (this song came up when I entered “Celtic” + “Metal” into the search bar). SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 18: I feel it in my bones… “Everything Gonna Be Alright” by Big Mama Thornton and the Muddy Waters Blues Band.  Thinking of everyone who is going through a challenging time right now. xoxo LYRICS  SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 19:  Finally, the tables are starting to turn… “Talkin’ About A Revolution” by Tracy Chapman.  A strong, talented Cleveland woman for these two strong, talented Cleveland women: Happy Birthday to Jen Dowd and Kim Lake. xoxo SONG HISTORY LYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY  WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 20:  Morning’s kiss wakes trees and flowers… “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” with lyrics by Fran Landesman and music by Tommy Wolf, performed by Bette Midler. Happy Birthday to Chelsea Steinberg and Ilene Nickelsberg Manacher.  Happy Spring to all!  LYRICS SONG HISTORY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 21:  I want to get it through to you… “You Are Not Alone” performed by the one and only Mavis Staples and written by Jeff Tweedy.  Happy Birthday to Allison Becker Pollack, Ellen Mason & Mark Rosen.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 22: Growing stronger…  “It’s Getting Better” by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and sung by Mama CassLYRICS & CHORDS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY  WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 23: I would walk all the way… “Boulder To Birmingham” by Emmylou Harris and Bill Danoff and performed by Emmylou Harris.  This song was chosen for Sing Daily last year by Donald Sisto, who would have loved this version with his favorite, Mark Knopfler.  Happy Birthday to his amazing, strong, beautiful wife, Ann Wriedt Sisto.  Happy Birthday, also, to Judy Shore Stone (I’d love to hear you sing this one). xoxoxoxo  LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 24: And the seasons they go ’round and ’round… “Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell.  Thanks to Melissa Otten for the song suggestion.  Happy Birthday to Harriet Weitzman and Lori Hashizume.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 25:  If you want out, well it’s up to you…  “Fancy” written by Bobby Gentry and sung by Reba McEntire.  Happy Birthday to Lori Lane!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY  WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 26:  Thought I could fly… “Everything I Wanted”  by Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell and performed by Billie Eilish.   LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 27:  We are all born superstars… “Born This Way” written by Lady Gaga and Jeppe Laursen.  Happy Birthday to Dan Woog, Nancy Axthelm, Lori Vener and Laura Atwood.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 28: O strength of Wisdom… “O Virtus Sapientiae” One cannot recognize Women’s History Month with music and not celebrate Hildegard Von Bingen.  Here is a 20+ minute video of her songs sung by Vocatrix and another song about her called “Für Hildegard von Bingen” by Devendra Banhardt  SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 29:  Now you’re waiting in the light… “Superbike”  by Melina Duterte, a.k.a. Jay Som.  LIVE VIDEO LYRICS SPOTIFY  WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 30: My life goes on in endless song… “How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Robert Wadsworth Lowry and sung here by Enya.  Happy Birthday and thanks for the song suggestion to Barbara Bayers, Bedford Junior High choral teacher (and cheerleading advisor!) who has encouraged countless people to sing in harmony with others.  I’m forever grateful for her inspiration and support of my efforts to change careers and become a teacher. xoxo Barbara’s favorite arrangement of this song is by Gwyneth Walker: Enjoy! ORIGINAL VIDEO  VIRTUAL CHOIR SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST

March 31:  I’ll find you in the morning sun… “I’ll Be Seeing You” (music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Irving Kahal) and sung by Billie HolidayLYRICS & SONGFACTS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST