Had Sophie for another sleepover and, finally, we got to make some inter-generational music together!
I never heard this song before but Sophie introduced me to it today. Irving Berlin. Possibly WWII vintage. My accordion may have drowned out some of the words while Sophie was singing, so I will post them here as the message is timeless, no matter which generation we're a part of ...
"It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow"
The front page of your paper is bound to make you sad, especially if you're the worrying sort.
So turn the front page over where news is not so bad, there's consolation in the weather report.
It's a lovely day tomorrow, tomorrow is a lovely day
Come and feast your tear-dimmed eyes on tomorrow's clear blue skies
If today your heart is weary, if every little thing looks gray
Just forget your troubles and learn to say
Tomorrow is a lovely day
Playing this with Sophie just warmed my heart. I love that her teacher has introduced her to Irving Berlin. When I hear her sing Berlin, I feel like I'm back in my parents' generation, the days of the Great Depression and WWII. Yet, there was always an optimism and hope for better days which Irving Berlin captured in his music.
It seems that Sophie has found that message too. Enjoy.