If they only knew! LOL
The RULES1. Link the person who tagged you…In my case, Katie.
2. Post these rules.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them
Okay, I like the idea of a theme that Katie gave us; here goes.
I sing at the drop of a hat. Well, actually at the drop of anything. Mostly show tunes, but anything really.
1. I sang to Ronald darling when we were dating but he married me anyway. He heard "Whatever Lola ('Lona) Wants" although I didn't do the dancing that Gwen Verdon did. (You young 'uns have no idea what I'm talking about, right?) He also heard "Big Spender" - I've never seen the show, but the 'fun, laughs, good times' line seemed perfect!
2. I sing "Good Morning" from Singing in the Rain or "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma to my seminary class. Talk about scary at 5:30 in the morning! At least one of my students told me it I was scary. I try dancing along too, but that's not so good.
3. I sing all the songs that my sister and mom and I sang at the kitchen sink every day. "Red, Red Robin", "Bye, Bye Blackbird", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". I've taught a couple of them to my grandsons too, although I don't think my daughter is thrilled about that.
4. I grew up going to a variety of Protestant churches and (of course) singing in a gazillion choirs. And I remember a lot of the hymns that I sang then that we don't sing now. "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Love Lifted Me" were my favorites. And I remember the Protestant words to hymns we sing in the LDS church. "How Gentle God's Commands" equals "Blest Be The Ties That Bind (our hearts in Christian love)". "Israel, Israel, God is Calling" equals "What a Friend We Have In Jesus".
5. There are wonderful, cheery, upbeat, disgustingly happy songs and I think I know and sing them all! " High Hopes" by Frank Sinatra, "Look on the Bright Side of Life" from The Life of Brian, "Goin' Courtin'" from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and everything from The Music Man. And a whole big long bunch of others.
6. The song that comes to mind most often (in a non-spiritual vein) is again from Oklahoma. It is one I have always wanted to perform but it is inappropriate for a stuffy old broad like me to sing in a church talent show setting. And that is just about the only place I sing where other people can hear me. I did sing it on a very brave day in an audition for a real show. I don't know where I got the guts to do that, but they didn't gag.
Oh, I didn't mention the name of the song, did I? "I C'ain't Say No!".
You would think that singing all the time would have made me good by now. *sigh*