Sunday, September 16, 2012


A rare treat from the late great American mezzo
Nan Merriman
Born April 28, 1920, died July 22, 2012

Be forewarned of the delightfully dated mindset,
but the voice, the voice is sublime!
Words by James Joyce
Music arranged by Edmund Pendleton
The pianist is Felix de Nobe

Bid adieu, adieu, adieu,
Bid adieu to girlish days,
Happy Love is come to woo
Thee and woo thy girlish ways —
The zone that doth become thee fair,
The snood upon thy yellow hair.

When thou hast heard his name upon

The bugles of the cherubim
Begin thou softly to unzone
Thy girlish bosom unto him
And softly to undo the snood
That is the sign of maidenhood.

Fascinating history
Speaks volumes of the use of fashion to denote status

A link to more from Nan Merriman performances

1 comment:

yvette said...

great combination...and below post about the blues....