Some of the worldas best-loved songs have had remarkable origins. Had Robert Burns not heard an old man sing a quavering version of an ancient Scottish country song, we would never have had aAuld Lang Synea. Miss Jane Ross wrote down the tune she heard played by a piper at an Irish village fair in 1855. Had she not done so, the rest of the world would not have heard aDanny Boya. Marie Antoinette heard a peasant nurse sing an obscure lullaby to her princely son. The empressas unexpected promotion of the song resulted in its now being listed by The Guinness Book of Records as one of the three most familiar songs in the world.Love Me Tender tells the remarkable stories behind 40 popular and traditional songs. Some evolved from folksongs, some are from musical theatre, while others hit the mark because a particular recording appeared at just the right time. In some cases, one word made all the difference: Paul McCartney composed a tune but could only think of the words ascrambled eggsa to fit it, but fortunately he later came up with the perfect solution a aYesterdaya. In a book full of surprises and curiosities, Max Cryer reveals stories from all around the world, and from artists as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Elton John. This truly fascinating book makes enthralling reading.Rumours grew that Puccini wanted to collaborate with him, and that George Bernard Shaw was interested in writing lyrics for him. Nothing came of either suggestion. Three years later he wrote his first Broadway show, Watch Your Step, and then built his own theatre. The Berlin ... He recorded it in 1942 and in the same year sang it in the movie Holiday Inn, sitting at a piano in front of a fire. As he sanganbsp;...
|Title||:||Love Me Tender|
|Publisher||:||Exisle Publishing - 2008|