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Fly me to the moon transcription
Have a good one. Scotty x. Upon his death in , NPR's Michelle Norris announced that they'd be paying tribute to "the man who wanted to see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars". But that's exactly what Howard didn't mean. He couldn't have been less interested in what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars.
His little-heard verse sets up the premise:. Poets often use many words To say a simple thing It takes thought and time and rhyme To make a poem sing With music and words I've been playing For you I have written a song To be sure that you know what I'm saying I'll translate as I go along In other words, Howard wasn't reaching for the stars, but trying to bring the airy, high-flown sentiments of romance back down to earth. He called the song "In Other Words" because that's what it was about — what we're really saying underneath all the "Moonlight Becomes You" starry-eyed hooey.
He wrote it for Mabel Mercer, whose accompanist he was in the post-war years, at Tony's on 52nd Street. They sang it as it was written, in waltz time, or in a very slow ballad tempo. And, instead of that supreme Sinatra confidence, it sounds wistful and tentative. Pretty much all Howard's compositions did in those days. His other great flying line comes in another cabaret song called "Walk Up", a recollection of love in a cheap flat up the stairs on the fourth floor: "We'd fly up every night.
Howard's cabaret songs from the Fifties seem so specific to that world, and a little exclusive of everybody else's. He wasn't wealthy and nor were his friends, but even a fourth-floor walk-up had a kind of romance to a boy from Burlington, Iowa. Howard was homosexual, and that was easier in the city, too. He started out at 16, playing piano in a dance band through the Depression. Like Bob Hope, he worked with the Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, accompanying them at the piano through their lively three-legged tap routines.
Howard moved on to accompany the drag act Ray Bourbon, and eventually to New York, the Rainbow Room, and the life he'd wanted all along. It's a small, in-the-know world, and "In Other Words" is tailored for it, at least in its suggestion that big, bellowed professions of love are not what really matters.
In , he finished up "In Other Words", and took it to a publisher, who loved everything about it except that first line of the chorus. Nobody said "fly me"; it didn't sound right. How about switching it to "Take me to the moon"? Howard resisted, which was just as well. There were over a hundred recordings in the next few years, and the song never did take flight. Then the Sixties came along, and the space race got going, and so did bossa nova, and a chi-chi ballad for the cognoscenti suddenly seemed in tune with the times.
Sometimes the answer is right above you. In a way, the song serves as the bridge between the hazy psychedelia of Their Satanic Majesties Request and Banquet 's back-to-basics blues. The opening track on Iron Maiden 's concept album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son pretty much sets up the theme based on the old folk tale about the seventh son possessing special powers. The album has somewhat of a polarizing reputation among metal fans because of its use of keyboards, but they fit the record's proggier shift.
Seeing his shadow reflected by the glow, he wrote this Top 40 hit from that later ended up on his fifth album, Teaser and the Firecat. It's the only new track on the collection, and a worthy addition to his catalog, a scorching ballad from the artist's peak period. The '80s supergroup featuring Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers ended their self-titled debut album with this nine-minute, slow-building rocker that started life in Page's old band, Led Zeppelin.
Back during the Physical Graffiti sessions it was an instrumental known as "Swan Song," but singer Rodgers worked some lyrics into it for the Firm LP and turned it into one of the album's highlights. Like several artists here, Elvis Presley has more than one song about the Moon. Genesis were just entering their peak prog period when they released their fifth album, Selling England by the Pound , in The album's epic opening track runs eight minutes and bridges ancient English history with a look at the nation in the '70s.
The moonlit knight here represents a past that's bound to repeat itself in the future Either way, it's a great start to a great album.
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) Lyrics by Bobby Womack
Drake's career consisted of three albums before he killed himself at age 26 in Pink Moon , from , was his final LP and, like its predecessors, didn't find much of an audience. It was by far the most exposure the long-gone Drake ever received.
Van Morrison 's second solo LP, 's Astral Weeks , was a reaction against his former record company's demands for more commercial appeal. Point made with that free-form classic, he returned in with the more accessible Moondance , his only platinum-selling LP in the States. It's filled with timeless classics, including the jazz-kissed romantic title track, the song Morrison has played most often in concert.
The Edinburgh-bred Waterboys have gone through several iterations over the past three decades, trying their hand at everything from folk and traditional Celtic music to post-punk and straight-up rock. Pepper , both in its conceptual nature and with its inside artwork. Even though the song debuted a year earlier in a different version, "Moonage Daydream" plays a key role in Ziggy 's concept: It's the moment where the rock-star messiah is born.
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It's also one of Bowie's best songs from a period where he was untouchable. In that sense, it's about as close to a traditional rock song as this wildly experimental band gets. There's no mention of the Moon in the song; mostly, it's just the refrain " Let me free no more, let me free no more " sung over and over. The late Beach Boys drummer released only one solo album before his death at age 39, 's Pacific Ocean Blue. It's laid-back, expertly arranged and better than anything his group was doing at the time. Radiohead are really into the Moon. Month-long sessions yielded some of her strongest work, which ended up on the Pearl LP the following January.
It quickly shot to No. The typically bluesy rocker "Half Moon" showcases her soaring voice. Originally conceived as a sorta sequel to 's No. Harvest Moon 's title track is one of Young's most affecting love songs, a tribute to his now-former wife and the romantic power of nature.
The new studio tracks are highlights, including this slow-building, moody piece inspired by a town in North Dakota. Rattle and Hum once again surveyed the U. Like most of the songs on the pivotal LP, "Moonchild" features some insanely tricky instrumental performances by the group. Space travel didn't excite everyone. Harry Nilsson was better known as a songwriter than a performer before his cover of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'" took him into the Top 10 in Two years later, another cover, of Badfinger's "Without You," went all the way to No.