Friday, March 10, 2023

Train of thought triggered by a boy singing as he got off the bus

On the bus, I overheard a mother and her son talking English on his way to kindergarten. As they were getting off, he sung the refrain of "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from "Mary Poppins". I thought of John Coltrane's version, and his "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music" — who* wrote that? The Sherman Brothers** wrote "Mary Poppins" — and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (based on Ian Fleming's novel). Have songs from that been done by jazz musicians? There's "Truly Scrumptious", for example. Oh no, now that I have that song in my head, it will keep coming back to me all day. *Rodgers and Hammerstein. **Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 10 March 2023)

No comments: