Music Friday: Shirley Bassey!
When it comes to music and women there are not many to choose from. The years I grew up were dominated by groups and men. But there would always be some that stand out and leave an impression. On top of that only a couple of days ago it was National Woman’s Day. Pretty sure she would fit right in.
This is exactly what Shirley Bassey did. Born 1937 I first heard her on the opening song of 007 James Bond. Her throat held power and elegance all at the same time. With a single word she penetrated your soul and took you on a journey that very instant. Next to that she wasn’t afraid to show her sexy and humorous side enjoying the time spend on stage. (watch the last video in the list)
Her name kept ringing in my head and heart and had to include her in my Friday Music. Since I use their very own lyrics as much as possible, Lady Bassey had not written a single song.
Still I believe she should be here deserving the pedestal to stand on.
The summer wind came blowin’ in
From across the sea
It lingered there to touch your hair
And walk with me
A casual stroll through a garden
A kiss by a lazy lagoon
Catching a breath of moonlight,
Humming our favourite tune
In the choir of the ocean air
Are you here? Were you ever there?
In the yellow shifting sand
In a dream I held your hand
Just like that moon growing dim
Way out on the rim of the hill
In the still of the night
Angel eyes, that old devil sent
They glow unbearably bright
Need I say that my love’s misspent
Misspent with angel eyes tonight
This is my quest, to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far.
To fight for the rights without question or pause,
To be willing to march to Hell from a Heavenly cause
Every morning, when I raise my blind
To greet another day
I begin by making up my mind
That it’s my lucky day.