Belated happy Valentine

I wasn’t going to post anything on Valentine’s Day, this year, I already did in my French blog, and don’t like needless repetitions, but this morning I came across this Canadian blog named Au fil du temps / As Time Goes By –does this ring a bell?–, and there found the song My Funny Valentine sung by Jack Kerouac and thought it was too good not to mention.

More about My Funny Valentine

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Belated Happy Valentine

My Funny Valentine by Richard Rodgers andLorenz Hart
My funny valentine
Sweet comic valentine
You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable, unphotographable
Yet you’re my favorite work of art

Is your figure less than greek
Is your mouth a little bit weak
When you open it to speak, are you smart

Don’t, baby don’t
Don’t change you hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine stay
Each day is valentine’s
Each day is valentine’s day

Stay little valentine stay, stay, stay
Each day is valentine’s
Each day is valentine’s day
Valentine’s day

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7 thoughts on “Belated happy Valentine

  1. I LOVE this song Claude….always have. I’ve heard many renditions of it, and some are so beautiful they make me cry. One of the best versions, believe it or not, was by Michelle Pfeiffer in the Fabulous Baker Boys.

  2. I think my favorite interpretation of My Funny Valentine was one by Elvis Costello on the NPR program Marian McPartland Piano Jazz. / Claude, it is the first time I come and visit your blog. Je dois dire qu’au premier coup d’oeil, je croyais que la série de photographies au haut de votre site était une publicité du type – retrouver vos camarades de collège – comme on en voit sur les sites américains. Quand j’y ai regardé de plus près et que j’ai vu que c’était vous, à différents moments de votre vie, j’ai été émues aux larmes. D’abord parce que les photographies personnelles, ça me fait presque toujours cet effet là. Aussi parce que je trouve ça extrêmement généreux de votre part de partager cela. C’est comme une confidence faite à des gens que vous ne connaissez pas. Et ici, dans un média de l’éphémère comme le blog, d’inscrire le passage du temps, c’est une idée superbe. Merci.

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