Friday, 22 November 2013

Lil: Remembrances

As most of you know, Lil is now in a day-by-day palliative situation.
Jeff is in Toronto supervising the situation, and our good caregiver friends Gillian, Marva, Marie-Jeanne and Nela are there at Baycrest to provide moment by moment comfort under the direction of Debby and the 4 North nursing staff. 
I am quite limited by being away from 'home", but could put together a few photos to help concentrate my thoughts about Mom over the many years. Perhaps some of you have some digitized photos to add to this ad hoc collection. Thanks to Barry, Sarah and Cary for a number of these!!!

Some of Lil's favorite songs (with chords for uke or guitar) are posted at the end of the photo collection. A second montage of photos and songs are found at another post here. Lil also loved songs with an international flavor, and I am collecting some of these on a post called, "International Songs: More of Lil's Selections" here.    


Lil 1951, thanks to Sarah !




1958:at G's Bar Mitzvah



















With Nate and Cary 1976



























70th anniversary















LIL's SELECTION of WONDERFUL SONGS





When You're Smiling


PlayingNotes:  E7b5 = 1,2,0,1;  D7+5 = 1,2,2,1;  AmM7 = 1,0,0,0

G            D7               G               D7             G               D7             G      F#7 

 I saw a blind man, he was a kind man, helping a fel-low a-long 
 Bm                   F#  Bm7                  Bm6  E7b5       D     D#dim Em7         A7   Am7    D7 
One could not see, one could not walk, but they both were humming this song 

CHORUS: 

                        G                                    GM7                E7                            Am 
When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you. 
                        Am  AmM7                      Am7    D7                              D7+5    G 
When you’re laughing,  when you’re laughing,  the sun comes shining through. 
                                G7                C 
But when you’re crying, you bring on the rain, 
                         A7                D7 
So stop your sighing, be happy again. 
D7+5      G                                                 E7 
Keep on smiling, ‘cause when you’re smiling 
        Am7              D7                 G       D7 
The whole world smiles with you!          (Coda-“The whole world smiles” X3)

 G               D7        G              D7      G                    D7              G    F#7 
 I used to worry, I used to hurry each time it started to rain 
Bm             F#+  Bm7                             Bm6 E7b5         D D#dim Em7       A7       Am7  D7 
Now I see light, learned wrong from right and you’ll ne - ver hear me com – plain 

CHORUS (When you’re smiling….)




Somewhere Over the Rainbow 


A        F#m    C#m               C#m6  D   Bm7 AM7  Bbdim
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up  high
D6     Dm6 AM7            F#7           Bm7         E7   AM7  E7sus
There's  a  land that I heard of, once in a lullabye.
A        F#m     C#m             C#m6   D      Bm7  AM7  Bbdim
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue

D6   Dm6 AM7                       F#7      Bm7                 E7          AM7  E7sus
And the  dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

          AM7                  F#m                  Bm7                          E7                      AM7     F#m Bm7 E7
Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
             AM7                         F#m                  G#7   
Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops,
             C#m   C#m7 C#m6 Bm7 E7+5
That 's where  you'll  find me.

A         F#m    C#m            C#m6   D    Bm7 AM7  Bbdim
Somewhere over the rainbow blue birds fly,
D6    Dm6 AM7        F#7         Bm7               E7           AM7  E7sus
Birds fly  over the rainbow, why then oh why can't I 
     A                  F#m                   Bm7                       Esus              E7    A
If happy little bluebirds fly above the rainbow, why oh why can't I?


Let's Call the Whole Thing Off


PlayingNotes:    C#m7 = 4,4,4,4;  F#7  = 1,3,4,2 or 3,2,0,4;  F#m7  = 6,6,0,0


A                    F#7            Bm7   E7                 A                             G#7  
Things have come to a pretty pass, our romance is growing flat
            A             C#7              F#7              B7                         Bm7  E7
Cause you like this and the other, while I go for this and that.
A                F#7                      Bm7      E7           A                                      B7   
Goodness knows what the end will be, oh I don't know where I'm at
       E            C#m7   F#m7     B7                 Bm7 E7                              A       A7
It's plain to see we two will never make one; something must be done.

D             F#m           Em7   A7            D           F#m              Em7   A7 
You say eether and I say eyether; you say neether and I say neyether
D            D7           G             Gm6           D                   Bm7              Em7   A7  
Eether, eyether, neether, neyether; let's call the whole thing off. 
D                  F#m       Em7         A7       D                 F#m         Em7        A7 
You like po-tato and I like po-tahto; you like to-mato and I like to-mahto,
D            D7           G             Gm6          D                   Em7    A7      D 
Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto; let's call the whole thing off.

       Bm6 C#7                 F#m            B7           Em7        A7  
But oh!   If we call the whole thing off then we must part
      Bm6 C#7             F#m        B7              Em7           A7       A7+!
And oh! If we ever part than that would break my heart!

D             F#m             Em7   A7           D            F#m          Em7  A7 
You say laughter and I say lawfter; you say after and I say awfter
D                D7          G        Gm6      D                   Bm7              Em7   A7  
Laughter, lawfter, after, awfter; let's call the whole thing off. 
D                 F#m        Em7        A7         D              F#m               Em7       A7 
You like Havana and I like Havahna; you like bananas and I like banahnas,
     D             D7            G              Gm6          D                    Em7    A7     D 
Havana, Havahna, bananas, banahnas; let's call the whole thing off.

       Bm6 C#7                 F#m            B7           Em7        A7  
But oh!   If we call the whole thing off then we must part
      Bm6 C#7             F#m        B7              Em7           A7       A7+!
And oh! If we ever part than that would break my heart!

         D               F#m             Em7        A7          D                 F#m            Em7   
So if you like pyjamas, and I like pa-jahmas; I'll wear pajamas and give up 
     A7
pyjahmas
D           D7            G                        Gm6          D                       D6              F#7 B7  
For we know we need each other so, we better call the calling-off off. 
Em7               A7                 D      A7+  
Let's call the whole thing off !  

         D                F#m              Em7         A7          D                 F#m            Em7   
So if you go for oysters and I go for ersters; I'll order oysters and cancel  
       A7
the ersters
D           D7            G                        Gm6          D                         D6              F#7 B7  
For we know we need each other so, we better call the calling-off off. 
Em7               A7                     D      A7  D  
Let's call the whole thing off !  



Trees as per Nelson Eddy and Mario Lanza.


 C                                            Dm  
   I think that I shall never see
Fm                                    C7   C9 
  A poem  lovely as a tree.
F                         F#dim7                 C
   A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
 C7                                                         F
  Against the Earth's sweet flowing breast.
   Bm7           F       C    F     C   D7          
A tree that looks at God all day
G7                   G7s    Em  G   C
  And lifts its leafy arms to pray.
C                                                   Dm 
   A tree  that may in summer wear
Fm                                    C7 
  A nest of robins in her hair.
F                       F#dim7                 C      
  Upon whose bosom snow has lain
C7                                            F
  Who intimately lives with rain.
 Fm              C              F#dim7    G7
Poems are made by fools like me,
 Bb9            Dm7        G7         C   
   But only God can make a tree.



Route 66

Intro: D7 C9, G6, D7 
    G6            C9                    G6    G7
If you ever plan to motor west
             C9                                                         G6
Travel my way that's the highway that is best
                D7           C9                G6    G7  
Get your kicks on Route Sixty Six.
    G6                      C9             G6   G7        
It winds from Chicago to L.A.
                    C9                                         G6
More than two thousand miles all the way
                 D7         C9                 G6  D7 
Get your kicks on Route Sixty Six.

                G6!             
Now it's down from St Louie
G6!
Joplin, Missouri,
G6!                               G7
Oklahoma City looks mighty pretty.
           C9
You'll see Amarillo,
G6
Gallup New Mexico,
D7
Flagstaff, Arizona,
C9
Don't forget Winona,
G6                              D7
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino.

G6                     C9                         G6  G7
Well you'll get hip to this timely tip: 
                   C9                                C6
When you make that California trip.
                 D7          C9                 G6
Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six.
                 D7          C9                 G6
Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six.
                 D7          C9!                 G6
Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six.



Other possibilities: The Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady), Dark Eyes, AutumnLeaves, Bei Mir Bis Du Schein, Smile (Charlie Chaplin),Amado Mio, Volare, Ain' t Misbehaving, As Time Goes By, Besame Mucho, Jamaica Farewell,  Music Goes Rounds and Round 





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