Sunday, February 17, 2008

Maxine Sullivan: The Folks Who Live On The Hill

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from 1/31/07 from pseudo-intellectualism
How fitting. This great Kern tune, with one of my all time favorite lyrics ( Hammerstein). Maxine sung it with Claude Thornhill's band over 60 years ago. It foreshadowed her own little house on the hill in the Bronx
Many men with lofty aims,
Strive for lofty goals,
Others play at smaller games,
Being simpler souls.
I am of the latter brand;
All I want to do,
Is to find a spot of land,
And live there with you.
Someday we'll build a home on a hilltop high,
You and I,
Shiny and new a cottage that two can fill.
And we'll be pleased to be called,
"The folks who live on the hill".
Someday we may be adding a thing or two,
A wing or two.
We will make changes as any fam'ly will,
But we will always be called,
"The folks who live on the hill".
Our veranda will command a view of meadows green,
The sort of view that seems to want to be seen.
And when the kids grow up and leave us,
We'll sit and look at the same old view,
Just we two.
Darby and Joan who used to be Jack and Jill,
The folks like to be called,
What they have always been called,
"The folks who live on the hill".

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