"Sing fairy of the earth and give the forest your voice…" With such an opening image, how nice it is to sing this song surrounded by trees! This tune was written by Natalia Doco, Argentinian singer living in France. The lyrics are so delightfully passionate and earthy. If you didn't know this about me already, I am a big Shakespeare nerd. There is something in the lyrics of this song that make me think of the push and pull relationship of Titania and Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream. For full translation look to the description box below the YouTube Video on my Youtube Page. I hope you enjoy!
I shared a ride down to San Fran for a gig with Bay Area accordion extraordinaire, Kalei Yamanoha, a while back, he helped me fix my accordion and reminded me of this great old tune: Louisiana Fairytale. It was written in 1935 by Mitchell Parish and a fellow who went by the name of Coots. I love the melody, I must admit I had a bit of a hard time with the word plantation, it is historically loaded, but it is a part of our American history, my history. Face up and sing!