traditional anniversary gift songs ~ revisited


the captivating ella fitzgerald ... breathtakingly beautiful in every way ...

thanks to everyone who was following as i attempted to keep you up to date with the songs chosen for tom allen's traditional anniversary gift songs ...

i am most delighted to say that tom so kindly emailed me a list of all the songs he played on his cbc radio2 shift program so i might share with you ...

i know some of you were really keen ...

so, let's take it from the top ...


1 . paper

ella fitzgerald ~ it's only a paper moon

2 . cotton

gordon lightfoot ~ cotton jenny

3 . leather

nanci griffith ~ boots of spanish leather

4 . linen

joni mitchell ~ carey

5 . wood

beatles ~ norwegian wood
eddie floyd ~ knock on wood
beach boys ~ wouldn't it be nice?

6 . iron

iron and wine ~ belated promise ring

7 . copper

james taylor ~ copperline

8 . bronze

murray mclaughlin ~ down by the henry moore

9 . pottery

from harry potter ~ hedwig's theme

10 . tin

from wizard of oz ~ if i only had a heart
chieftains ~ sisters of mercy
... written by leonard cohen, sung by sting, and music performed by the chieftan complete, of course with a tin whistle ...

11 . steel

gordon lightfoot ~ steel rail blues
ben harper ~ steal my kisses

12 . silk

ella fitzgerald ~ shiny stockings

* * *

i think it is only fitting to begin this post with ella ...

and to leave you with her singing a song that melts my heart ...

after all, she began and finished tom's traditional anniversary gift songs ...

it is all about love ...

too much in love with her ...




i wonder ...

what anniversary might you be celebrating ...

and what song would you choose?

humming along,
prairiegirl xo

1 comment:

Kim Klassen said...

oh glorious, thoughtul, pg... how i adore your thoughtful posts.. and this is fabulous!!

thank you for sharing...always..

you are so INSPIRING....

enjoying ella as a type... thinking how lucky i am to be your friend.....

xxo, kim