More Music

by kpmautner

Check out this one on YouTube. Lots of choices. The song is Over and Over, another traditional piece, and the singer is Nana Mouskouri. Lovely, lovely love song and terrific Viennese Waltz for dance purposes. There is only one problem.

A friend of mine, Russian and Jewish of origin, pointed out that the original melody is a Yiddish folk song with less than complimentary comments on “love songs”. Check that out at Tumbalalaika. Music’s the same, lyrics and sense are NOT!

Someday, I’m going to take up a study of the evolution of music, starting with the music for the Star Spangled Banner (a really revolting drinking song of the 1600s).