Two (2) Piano Covers (2013Sep22)

"Green Leaves Of Summer" and "Happy Heart"

“Green Leaves Of Summer”
and “Happy Heart”


“Green Leaves Of Summer”
(From the Batjac Production “The Alamo”. A United Artists Release.)

Music: Dmitri Tiomkin
© 1960 Leo Feist Inc.,
Batjac Productions, (NOTE: this was John Wayne’s own Prod. Co.)
and Erosa Music Publishing Corp.

Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group,


“Happy Heart”

by James Last and Jackie Rae
© 1969 Panorama Song, GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (West Germany, at the time)
USA & Canada Rights – Miller Music Corporation


{From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia}

“Happy Heart” is a song written by James Last and Jackie Rae.

The song was recorded by both Petula Clark and Andy Williams and released as a single for each at the same time in 1969. “Happy Heart” reached #12 on the Easy Listening chart and #62 in the UK for Clark, while Williams went to #22 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100, #19 in the UK, and spent two weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart.

Clark was reportedly dismayed when Williams was a guest star on her second TV special, with the plan to perform the song they were both launching as a single. In Australia both Clark’s and Williams versions charted both peaking at #22.

It was notably used on the soundtrack accompanying the British film Shallow Grave (1994), starring Ewan MacGregor and Christopher Eccleston, and directed by Danny Boyle. The female impersonator Holly Woodlawn lip-synced to the Clark version in the 1998 Tommy O’Haver film Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss.


PLEASE NOTE: for the Graphic Background on the Titles and Credits:

Proletariërs aller landen verenigt U
(Factory workers stand strong united.)

by Jan de Waardt, (1900)

courtesy of Rijksmuseum, Netherlands

Bear’s Birthday Song – XD Featuring ** Sherryl Marshall ! ** (2013Apr10)

XperDunn   Featuring -** Sherryl Marshall !**   [ON YOUTUBE]

April 10th, 2013:
*** Bear’s Birthday !!! ***
In honor of which a Song :…….(click pic to watch)

Bear’s Birthday Song – XD Featuring ** Sherryl Marshall ! **  (2013Apr10)

Uploaded time: April 11, 2013 3:21 PM
Duration: 3:10

April 10th, 2013
Bear’s Birthday !!!

In honor of which a Song :
Performed by

XperDunn Featuring -** Sherryl Marshall !**

Bear’s Birthday Song (2013Apr10)
Written by XD
Music by Sherryl Marshall

So, I wrote these words
yesterday around noon
and then printed them out
so Sherryl could read them
(I had to lend her my reading glasses)
She had come to wish Claire a Happy Birthday
and I saw my opening and I asked her
to please improvise a tune
while reading the words on the paper.
I cajoled and coerced and Sherryl is such a good sport
that she actually agreed to do it.
I almost lost her when I went to start the recorder!
But I sat down and started to play four chords over and over
(That’s about the level of my musicality)
And Sherryl joined in (no doubt against her better judgement).
I think it came out great, for a one-day composition
(I suppose it was really a one-hour project
But I spent he rest of the day
Creating this video which,
while containing footage of the original recording,
unfortunately does not show Sherryl).

It was a bunch of fun and I’m so grateful that Sherryl was generous enough to allow me to post this on YouTube–Enjoy!

Here are the lyrics:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (Bear’s Birthday) 4:33 PM
Bear’s Birthday Song

All stories start with
‘Once there was’
And end with
‘Ever after’.
Their middles have
Some terrible fuss—
Their climax breaks
With laughter.

But life flows ever
From creation
And stops never
With ones death—
Our pasts flow backward
Toward creation
Our deaths look forward
To our heirs’ births.

So see not stories
As pure truth
Or your life
As start and ending—
The truer glories
Lie, forsooth
In the strife,
The hurt—and mending.

The evermore
Is ever now—
A river stone,
A wind-bent bough,
Stillness shouting,
Life’s blood gouting,
Old men doubting,
Young bucks mounting….

Send me back to childhood.
This old man’s life is hardly stood.

My love’s so old
It keeps me young;
My lover’s hold
So thrilling sung.
Through every nerve
A charge is flung
If love you serve
Your soul is sprung.

From Old on back to Childhood
Do love, and love will make all good.”

by Bozeau de Clowne

–In Honor Of
L’anniversaire de Naissance de La

Bear de la Plume (a Dix d’Avril, 2013)