18 October 2010

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart


Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie

Day 03 — Your favorite television program

Day 04 — Your favorite book

Day 05 — Your favorite quote

Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy

Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy

Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

I just love this song so much, and I love hearing Judy Garland sing it. As I've said before I'm sure, she's my favorite singer. I think that her voice is perfect and I'm positive that if she had made a recording of 'Row Row Row Your Boat' it would have been a success.  

Anyway, this song is called You'll Never Walk Alone and it was written by Rogers and Hammerstein (Remember The Sound of Music and The King and I? Yeah, those guys) for the musical Carousel. I've never seen it, but from what I understand, it's sung at the end of the play by the main character's dead boyfriend. (I think I have that right, if not, forgive me!)  
I've heard a few other renditions of this song, from Elvis (meh) to Barbra Striesand (blech)  but I think this is the best. I think that Judy has such a clean honest voice, and I think that she really believed what she was singing. This song always makes me feel better after a rough day. I've read other people's comments elsewhere and they've all written about how much this song has helped them too. (Actually, if I remember correctly, I read that back in the 1940s when Judy originally recorded this song, a woman who was told she would never walk again managed to prove all the doctors wrong, and she said that she owed it all to Judy and this song). 
This song always makes me get a little teary-eyed because, well, it is very pretty and the words are encouraging.  It also makes me a little bit sad too, because I wish that Judy could have kind of taken the song's advice and sort of kept her head up a bit more and not let so much shit get to her. I wish I could talk to her and tell her how loved she is. 
Judy Garland
June 10 1922-June 22 1969
And as a sidenote, I really do hope that Get Happy is going to be a success- I hope it's going to be sort of an American La Vie en Rose and it will stay out of Mommie Dearest territory. (No disrespect Mommie Dearest, but still)

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