Step two...

The next phase of online self indulgence.
I made the mistake of monkeying around with my original BLOG located here 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? 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...


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

Oh well ...that is my

And of course theres alway the genius of Coltrane..


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