“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April Showers


April Showers Bring May Flowers.... I'm sure you've all heard this common phrase, but do you remember the old song by the same name?







April Showers

Life is not a highway strewn with flowers,
Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,
When the sun gives way to April showers,
Here is the point you should never miss.

When April showers may come your way
They bring the flowers that bloom in May
So when it's raining have no regrets
Because it isn't raining rain you know
It's raining violets

And when you see clouds up on a hill
You know they'll bring crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a bluebird
And listening for his song

Whenever April showers come along
And when you see clouds up on the hill
You know there'll be crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a bluebird
And listening for his song
Whenever April showers come along....

Lyrics by B.G. De Sylva, published in 1921






This was the finale of the show GE Theatre 1956. Garland had just finished performing on live TV in front of millions of viewers and then exits up the stairs. I've read that messing up her hair was a nervous habit throughout her entire career, especially on her TV series in 1960's.  While this may not be her best performance, I still prefer her take on this song better than any other I have come across.
I really wish someone would record this song in a fresh new way.
Judy Garland was born June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Does anyone know the name of another famous song that Judy sang that included bluebirds?

Have a great weekend everyone!
~ Diane ~




14 comments:

  1. Diane I know the answer - "Somewhere over the Rainbow". I am with you Judy Garland had a gorgeous voice. Didn't know that about her hair. You always have the best information. Hope you are staying warm in spite of the snow.

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  2. How lovely, although I'm hoping we don't get too much rain!

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  3. I cannot remember a more beautiful time of the year in Florida. It's been perfect, some rain showers but amazing sun and crisp wind!

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  4. I think that Somewhere Over the Rainbow is the answer....and I didn't copy Debbie.LOL

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  5. Of course ~ Over the Rainbow ~ was one of my very favorites !

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  6. I've never heard this before. It's just lovely! What a voice on this woman.

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  7. Diane,
    It's April already! I've always loved Judy Garland, and what a voice she has. She was such a beauty. I enjoyed listening to her sing. I love those old songs very much.

    Have a wonderful April weekend.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  8. I don't think I heard of the song before

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  9. Thank you for the song! I love old music like that. And I hadn't heard that one. Somewhere Over The Rainbow is my absolute favorite!
    Can you believe it's snowing?????? Ahhh!
    Erica :)

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  10. I don't remember ever hearing that song before... the saying, yes, but not the song. And of course, Somewhere Over the Rainbow has got to be one of the most famous songs ever!

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  11. My mum used to sing this to me when I was a little girl! Thank you for bringing back such a lovely memory. Have a super weekend. xx

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  12. I have heard the saying many many times but I had no idea that it came from a song. I learn something new every day :)

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  13. Greetings human, CraveCute,

    Somewhere over the internet rainbow, I found myself floating down to your site. My human knows of that song by Judy Garland in the video. April showers and the blossoms of May.

    Have a peaceful weekend, my human friend.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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  14. I didn't even know that this was a song? Great video! Over the rainbow? Have a great weekend my friend ;o)

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