Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sound of Music Series Week 2 || We'll Meet Again

As many of you already know I'm really into old/classic things. Movies, music, clothes, etc. Mainly 1940s era. For fun I used to dress up and do my hair in styles reminiscent of the 1940s. Sometimes I'd take pictures and one time I sang.


I'm pretty sure you can hear the nervousness in my voice and, as you can tell, I am no guitarist. I printed up a sheet that had the chords over the lyrics of this song made famous by the British singer Vera Lynn during World War Two.

I have to admit, going through my YouTube channel and choosing which singing videos to share on my blog is more difficult than I thought it would be. It makes me SO nervous!! Oh well. That's what I'm trying to get over.


21 comments:

  1. Hello Jill!
    I am looking forward to hearing your songs sometime very soon...I will let you know!
    I love how you did your hair...so pretty!
    Have a blessed day,
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly-Anne!!

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    2. Oh Jilll...you have a gorgeous voice, and you did a lovely job!
      Hugs to you!

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  2. You have a beautiful voice! Don't be nervous. Easier said than done, right? :)

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    1. So much easier said than done. When I was small my mother laughed at the faces I made when I was singing. I don't think I ever got over that. lol! I still love her though!

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  3. Oh Jill, you sound so beautiful! I felt like I was listening to an old, vintage song - my favorite kind :) You have such a rich and soothing voice! Keep up the lovely work, my dear. I hope we get to hear more from you!

    Love and hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! With responses like this I may be able to muster up the confidence to upload a video for the first time in years by the end of this series.

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  4. Your voice is beautiful! And that song is so pretty too; I've never heard it before. But your voice fits that 1940's sound perfectly! I'd love it if you would share more!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment, Bethany! I actually first heard Julie Andrews sing this song on youtube in a clip from her tv show from the 1970s. I fell in love with the melody and later found out that originally it was sung by Vera Lynn.

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  5. I must admit that I actually watched this after the end of the last one. Hee hee....
    You did a good job. Your voice has something of a Judy Garland sound! :)

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    1. Oh Paige, thank you for clicking through and listening to some others! (I was hoping some people would be interested enough to do that.) It is really an encouragement to know somebody did! I am so flattered by the Judy Garland comparison! She is one of my favorite singers!!

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  6. Jill, you have such a beautiful classic voice! I love it. I hope you do more covers in the future and don't worry about the guitar playing. I thought you did a lovely job and you seem to pick up things quickly so I'm sure you'll just get better and better with time and practice. :)

    As for nervousness, that just comes with the territory but I didn't think you sounded very nervous at all. Way to go! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Cheers!

    Dani from A Vapor in the Wind

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    1. Dani, thank you very much!! What you said really means a lot. I really should start practicing the guitar again. It's been a while, probably a couple of years (and about since I last uploaded a video to YouTube) since I've sat down to practice!

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  7. LOVE this video!! You look like a Movie Star from the 40's which I always thought was such an elegant era. I have photo of my Mother and father from around 1942 when they were married and I just love the way my Mom dressed.....
    I so enjoyed visiting you today and i love your voice. I can't sing for nothing but my sister has a beautiful voice....
    Thanks so much for dropping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie!! the 1940s truly were an era of elegance! If it didn't take so long to style my hair I might wear like that every day! At least I can listen to music of that era without much trouble, even if the styles are now difficult to achieve.

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  8. How fun, and your voice is excellent even though you were nervous. My daughter and I were re-enactors for several years. Love going back in time. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Being a re-enactor seems like it would be a lot of fun! I really want to start looking into that around where I live.

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    2. Cool!. I thought you might, and it's easy to get started. All you have to do is pick a time frame that you're interested in such as Civil War or Revolutionary War era then call up an historical site in that era and ask if there's a guild, living history group or individual person you could contact for specifics on getting started and helping out at the site. They're usually thrilled to have volunteers. If you'd like check out this post to see my daughter, Goodman and myself at a Rev War event:
      http://foothillsofthegreatsmokymountains.blogspot.com/2007/04/blog-post.html

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    3. Thanks for the info. I know a few places in the area that I could call. I looked at your blog post too! It looks like so much fun to do! I'm really hoping to make my own costumes if I join a group.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Mariel and thanks for stopping by!

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