A Song for Today: February 2020

February 1:  You sing the words and I’ll pick the licks… “No One Picks Like A Nashville Picker Picks” by Dolly Parton & Carol Burnett.  No Spotify, no lyrics, no problem… enjoy!  Song History

February 2:  I will always want the same you… “Conversations In The Dark” by John LegendLYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

February 3:  You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one… “Imagine” by John Lennon.   Happy Birthday to my dear friend Dougie Weisburger; I’m so proud of and inspired by your constant determination to make this world a better place.  xo LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 4:  No day, no night, no moment can hold me back from trying… “Book of Days” by Enya (written with Roma Ryan).   LYRICS & CHORDS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

February 5:  Every single one’s got a story to tell… “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 6:  Why they changed it, I can’t say… “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” written by Jimmy Kennedy and the music by Nat Simon and sung here by They Might Be Giants (originally made a hit by The Four Lads in 1953 )  LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

February 7: Everything comes back to you… “This Town” by Niall Horan.  Thanks to Paul Curtis for the song suggestion and happy birthday to Amy Shocker!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 8:  All I can do is wish you well…  “The Thrill Is Gone” sung by B.B. King and written by Roy Hawkins in 1951. LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 9:  There is no one compares with you… “In My Life” written by John Lennon and sung by The Beatles with instruments by Ryohei Kanayama. Happy belated birthday and thanks for the song suggestion to Haley Zeldes.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 10:  Climbing over mountains and a-sailing over seas… Ex’s and Oh’s by Elle King.  Happy Birthday to Judy Doherty.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 11:  Sing from the diaphragm a lot… “Knights Of The Round Table” from Monty Python and The Holy Grail.  Happy Birthday to the formidable and indefatigable Alex Sherman.  xoxo  LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

February 12:   You and I, we’re the same… “Live and Die” by The Avett BrothersLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY Happy Birthday to my soul sister, Samantha Lyon!

February 13:  Change the shape of my dreams…  “Far From The Home I Love” written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick from the musical “Fiddler On The Roof” and sung here by Laura Michelle Kelly.  Thanks to Eric for the suggestion.   LYRICS & CHORDS  For the Michele Marsh Version in the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: SPOTIFY

February 14:  Food in my belly and love in my family… “All I Really Need” written by Raffi and performed by The AmidonsLYRICS, CHORDS & PIANO MUSIC  SPOTIFY (the Raffi Version)

February 15:  Let’s leave it alone…  “We Just Disagree” written by Jim Krueger and sung by Dave Mason.  Thanks to Russell for the suggestion! LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

February 16:  Do the best you can…. “Ramblin’ Man” by the Allman BrothersLYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

February 17: It’s RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY.  Do something kind today and every day because bitterness keeps you from flying… “Humble and Kind” sung by Tim McGraw and written by Lori McKenna.   LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

February 18:   Fooled me with the tears in your eyes… “Kissing A Fool” by George Michael.  Thanks to Cheryl Rosenfield for the song suggestion.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 19: But if this ever changin’ world in which we live in makes you give in and cry… “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney and WingsLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 20:  Dance and dream…  “Bittersweet” by Todd Park Mohr  and his band Big Head Todd & The Monsters.  Thanks to Lee McConaughy Woodruff for the suggestion; check out her article: “The Secret To Relevance” (are you a “Darwin” or a “Bach”?)LYRICS & CHORDS & SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

February 21:  If there were no music then I would not get through… “I Don’t Know Why” by Shawn ColvinLYRICS CHORDS SPOTIFY

February 22: Way hey and up she rises… “Drunken’ Sailor” sung by The Irish RoversLYRICS & CHORDS  SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

February 23: You make me smile with my heart… “My Funny Valentine” sung by Chet Baker.  Happy Birthday and thanks for the song suggestion to Madeline Seidman.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 24: Let me do my stuff… “Second Hand News” by Fleetwood MacLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 25: The rest don’t matter… “The Bones” by Maren Morris.  Happy Birthday and thanks for suggestion to Lindsey Ogilvy.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 26:   Thou aeronautical boll weevil illuminate yon woods primeval… “The Glow-Worm” sung by The Mills Brothers.  Check out their performance on the Nat King Cole Show in 1957.  (My grandfather, Sidney Alexander Sherman, was born on this day in 1908 and this version of “The Glow-Worm” by the Victor Orchestra was a top hit on that day.) LYRICS & CHORDS  SONG HISTORY MORE SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY

February  27:  Where all is peace… “Deep River” sung by Marian Anderson, who was born on this day in 1897.  Here, also, is a version sung by the Staples High School Orphenians in 1981 under the direction of Dr. George Weigle, conductor and teacher extraordinaire.  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

February 28: I look up when I walk…  Ue O Muite Aruko” sung by Kyu Sakamoto (and written by Sakomoto and Hachidai Nakamura.)  Yoi tai o to Rose, Haley & Olivia. xoxo LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

February 29:  It’s leap year, so we get… “One More Day” by Diamond Rio (written by Bobby Tomberlin and Steven Dale Jones).  LYRICS & CHORDS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY