This morning the playlist popped up Ella Fitzgerald’s version of George Gershwin’s “Someone To Watch Over Me,” from 1950’s Decca records. It was like listening to smooth silk or feeling smooth Bourbon slip down my throat. I thought of my sweetie and played this little part for his voice message:
“I’d like to add his initial to my monogram. Tell me where is the shepherd for this lost lamb. There’s a somebody I’m longing to see. I hope that he turns out to be someone who’ll watch over me. I’m a little lamb, who’s lost in the wood, I know I could always be good to one who’ll watch over me…”
He called me back after that tasty serenade to talk about the wonderful recording and how sweet it was (another good reason to fall for your best friend…they understand and appreciate corny stuff & and great musicians). Although Miss Fitzgerald’s version wasn’t the first or the last, with such greats as Frankie Sinatra & Judy Garland belting it out before her…. this version is simply divine and worth the auditory embrace on this chilly Pacific Northwest Sunny day.