Well, to quote Roert Burns, "The best-laid plans of mice and men aft gang agley." Seeing that Jim’s theme for today was was "smart/stupid," I chose "Somethin’ Stupid" by Frank and Nancy Sinatra as my song for today. But, before I did anything else, I checked to see if someone else had the idea, and saw that Melanie beat me to it.
I came up with another song, "A Day In The Life Of A Fool," originally titled "Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of Carnaval)," by Luiz Bonfa, with Portuguese lyrics by Antônio Maria. Originally written for the 1959 Marcel Camus film Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus), it became an international hit and started off the bossa nova craze of the 1960’s. The English lyrics were written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore, originally for Perry Como, but, it having become a standard, hundreds more covers of it have been recorded, both vocal and instrumental.
The cover I’ve chosen was recorded by Nana Mouskouri, the bespectacled Greek chanteuse who has recorded over 200 albums in twelve different languages. I chose hers because hey, I like Nana Mouskouri.
The lyrics via AZLyrics:
A sad and a long lonely day
I walk the avenue,
And hope I’ll run into
The welcome sight of you,
Coming my way.
I stop just across from your door,
But you’re never home any more.
So back to my room,
And there in the gloom
I cry tears of good bye.
That’s the way it will be
Every day in the life of fool.
And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for November 1, 2020.