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music that makes you smile

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Fennel Sun 18-Nov-18 18:35:46

If you need cheering up in these wintry Brexit days here's one that always makes me smile:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq5yHdVKSQs
Even Bob Dylan smiles at times.

Grannyknot Sun 18-Nov-18 21:35:30

smile

gillybob Sun 18-Nov-18 22:38:15

It made me smile too ! Thank you Fennel smile I love/d the Travelling Willburys

Makes me wanna twist and shout !

Luckygirl Sun 18-Nov-18 22:40:28

I have a wonderful recording of Bryn Terfel singing "If I was a Rich Man" with his usual character and verve - it is so funny as he is singing it in Welsh.

gillybob Sun 18-Nov-18 22:41:24

Meant to add my favourite songs .... “tweeter and the monkey man” and “heading for the light”, “last night” ..... and all the rest too.
Love love loved Tom Petty . Thank you again Fennel smile

gillybob Sun 18-Nov-18 22:43:44

“I asked her to marry me, she smiled and pulled out a knife.....” what’s not to love ?

SillyNanny321 Mon 19-Nov-18 10:40:41

Status Quo forever 😀

albertina Mon 19-Nov-18 10:57:01

Charlie Drake singing My boomerang won't come back, Bernard Cribbins singing Right said Fred stuff like that.

mabon1 Mon 19-Nov-18 11:10:20

Why is it funny because he is singing in Welsh please? Welsh is his first language, the first language of our family and friends. My children and grandchildren all speak Welsh, they attended Welsh Medium Schools, and all have done well in life, they live all over the place including England. Are you a monoglot I wonder or a bigot maybe?

Growing0ldDisgracefully Mon 19-Nov-18 11:19:03

Dire Straits' Industrial Disease, and George Formby's priceless classics!

Nanny27 Mon 19-Nov-18 11:22:50

No need to get your knickers in a twist mabon. We can all appreciate that Bryn Terfel is a hugely talented singer and often uses the Welsh language to add humour to his performances. Your children's schooling is not terribly relevant.

Luckygirl Mon 19-Nov-18 11:23:59

Oh dear! Please do not read anything negative into this about Welsh people, Welsh language, Welsh roads, Welsh beaches/houses/toilet paper............

It is very very funny, entirely as Bryn intended it to be. Brilliant performance - he sings it with a twinkle in his eye!

I should go and lie down in a darkened room if I were you.

Peardrop50 Mon 19-Nov-18 11:37:11

great balls of fire

Creese Mon 19-Nov-18 11:54:45

Best SuperGroup ever.

Aepgirl Mon 19-Nov-18 11:59:24

Oh dear, Monday morning grumpy grannies!

EllanVannin Mon 19-Nov-18 12:00:06

"The fastest milkman in the West "Benny Hill.( Ernie.)

EllanVannin Mon 19-Nov-18 12:01:17

The " Two Ronnies " putting their own words to marching songs------so clever.

GabriellaG Mon 19-Nov-18 12:08:09

Winnie Atwell playing the Black and White Rag.

sodapop Mon 19-Nov-18 12:11:15

Yes definitely the two Ronnies EllenVannin their songs were so clever and I loved them when they sang their own words in the choir.

EllanVannin Mon 19-Nov-18 12:16:49

Sodapop I do so miss their " Christmas shows ".It was the highlight of the season along with Morecambe and Wise. sad

Willow10 Mon 19-Nov-18 12:19:31

I think it was an Irish man who used to sing about writing letters home to his mother and also one about the 12 days of Christmas. Used to have me in fits of laughter. I wish I could remember who it was - does anyone on here know?

Blinko Mon 19-Nov-18 12:20:03

Kenneth Williams signing a song in cod French, can't remember what it's called...ah thanks, Google, it's Ma Crepe Suzette. Brilliant!

Blinko Mon 19-Nov-18 12:21:34

wordcount-richmonde.blogspot.com/2010/12/kenneth-williams-crepe-suzette-song.html

Hope this link works.

gillybob Mon 19-Nov-18 12:28:12

Q: How many grannies does it take to ruin a perfectly happy thread?

A: Just the one hmm

Mildred Mon 19-Nov-18 12:28:18

Willow was it Val Doonican (? Spelling) wore sweaters. My Mum loved him too. Paddy McGinty’ goat is one that comes to mind.