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Nov. 1st, 2016

Beautiful song. I always play it at least once every November 1.

I also love the story behind it. The lyrics were written by Johnny Mercer, but had never had music set to them until after he died. His widow sent them, along with a bunch of others, to Barry Manilow, who composed the music and recorded some of the results. This is probably the most well-known:

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shirebound
Nov. 1st, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard that before!
sue_denimme
Nov. 1st, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
Well, hope you liked it! :-)
shirebound
Nov. 1st, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm a Manilow fan from waaaaay back.
sue_denimme
Nov. 1st, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
Me too!
julchen11
Nov. 1st, 2016 06:51 pm (UTC)
That's new to me and it's just beautiful. Thank you, my friend.
sue_denimme
Nov. 1st, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome. :-) He's done a lot of gorgeous piano work over the years. I recommend checking out his "If I Should Love Again" on Youtube for something with a kind of similar sound to it.
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