2004-11-19 “Singin’ in the Rain”

I suppose the reason I like to sing, and to listen to music, is that it makes me happy. Nothing like a good ol’ rock ‘n roll song, or a broadway showtune, to lift my mind out of the day to day work issues … and whistle a happy tune!

I was standing in a very long line at the Washington DC/Reagan National Airport yesterday evening to fly back home to end one very long (21 hour) work day. I turned to the person behind me and started talking about show tunes. Before long, we had a whole group of people talking about their favorite movie and showtune. Sure made waiting in line to go through the Security Clearanace a lot a happier event.

One of my all time favorites movie musicals, now over 50 years old, is ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.

Midi: http://members.tripod.com/~bakkutteh/singing_in_the_rain.mid

Singin’ in the Rain
aka Patchin’ Once Again

I’m patchin’ once again
Just patchin’ once again
What a glorious feelin’
It’s broken once again

I’m looking for help
The boss is upset
The sun’s in my heart
And I’m ready for bed

Let the stormy clouds chase
Every bug from the place
Come on with the patchin’
I’ve a smile on my face

I load up my tapes
While I sit here and wait,
Just patchin’,
Just patchin’ once again

Patchin’ once again
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
I’m happy again!
I’m singin’ and patchin’ once again!
I’m patchin’ and singin’ once again.

Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
“The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long”

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