Step two...

The next phase of online self indulgence.
I made the mistake of monkeying around with my original BLOG located here http://here2ventandwine.blogspot.com/ and ruining it.
I am useless.
I am starting over..and here we go.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Body and Soul

I had a chance to do some music surfing today.



I got thinking about some of the great ballads that have been written over the yeas and the various recordings..

When I think of Ballads one of the first ones that comes to mind is 'Body and Soul'...a song of unrequited love and a lyric that is the pinnacle of the romantic spirit of that time period...
That paired with a perfectly haunting melody in Eb minor..the saddest key in the medium..makes it just about perfect.

 BODY and SOUL... classic

My heart is sad.. and lonely
For you I sigh (cry)...for you dear only
I tell you I mean it...,


I long for you.. Body and Soul


I spend my days in longing..,
Just wondering why...its me you're wronging 
Why haven't you seen it...


I'm all for you ....Body and Soul


I cant believe it..its hard to conceive it
That you'd turn away romance
Are you pretending?..it looks like the ending..?
Unless I could get , one more chance to prove dear?


My life a wreck ( Hell ) your making
While I am yours..
Just for the taking
I'd gladly surrender...


Myself to you ..Body and Soul


The middle section is genius...into a major key change that implies hope...mirroring the lyric...then drop to the minor of the same key and the bottom falls out...back to sadness...then up a semitone with the key change back to Eb minor...finally resolving to Db major..

Really pretty... Here is Ella singing it




Now here is my version...



:o/

About halfway through I get Ella and Avery running into the kitchen barking like dogs with their webkins...Nice...

Oh well ...that is my life..lol...

And of course theres alway the genius of Coltrane..


3 comments:

  1. Hey homo... I tried the Sarnia online thing..had two replys in the first 20 mins...lol

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