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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers...Songs of Yesteryear



 
Thanks For The Memories:  Songs of Yesteryear
All I Have To Do Is Dream
by The Everly Brothers


"All I Have To Do Is Dream" was written by a husband and wife team,  Boudleaux and Felice Bryant in 1958 and was immediately made famous by the Everly Brothers.  The Bryants were famous for many songs of that era and wrote many of the Everly Brothers many hits.

The Everly Brothers....started out as "The Everly's" with mom and dad singing harmony and touring with the little brothers, Phil and Don... tagging along behind. 
Ike Everly...the boys dad...had been a coal miner in Muhlenburg County, Ky and he'd come home from the mines at the end of the day and the family would have supper and sit around and sing as Ike played the guitar.  And old Ike got to thinking that there had to be a better life for them than for the boys to follow him into the mines when they were older just as he had followed his dad and his dad had followed HIS dad and on back many generations. 

SOOOOOOO they hit the road with the little boys in tow and began singing here and there.  When the boys were 6 and 8 years old...they began singing WITH mom and dad and the family quickly became known as The Everly's  doing 4 part harmony.

Somewhere along the way Chet Atkins heard the boys and thought they'd be a pretty doggone good act alone....and he set their future in motion.

And as for the song and the words to the song....well....you know, they say "a dream is a wish your heart makes".  I can remember sweet dreams...day dreams...to die for dreams...But you know...it doesn't seem like I dream much lately...Is that a sign of old age?  How sad......because at LEAST...we WOMEN can dream up some WHOPPER dreams   :-)  And in our dreams...we can make our romances go just exactly like we want them to.....no boyfriend or husband standing around with a megaphone yelling "CUT!!!... TAKE TWO!!!
When Billy was in the service...all I HAD were dreams because he was mostly out of my sight and reach for 2 years except for brief visits home.  But he was never ever...out of my mind or my heart....

I've loving doing these old song blogs....I was never really a music buff.  Oh I love several old songs...especially old love songs that make me think of the geezer and our super romantic years...But I never EVER turn on a radio or listen to music on purpose.  NEVER...and I never ever turn the radio on when I'm in the car.....

Billy came to the back door from the workshop the other day to check on ME because I usually run in and out to check on him and I hadn't done that....and I was on a kitchen chair in the kitchen washing the ceiling fan and I had the CD player going full blast with some old 1950's music going.  He said "Are you alright?  You NEVER listen to music!"  :-)  I said "I'm cramming for my exams...this new song blog is on day 3 and I'm about to run out of songs...." hahahahahaha  BUT I AM LOVIN' THIS....and the response to it has been out of this world....
One reader friend emailed from across the miles and said "I'm LOVIN' all the old geezer stories..."I" think I'm fallin' in love with him TOO" hahahahaha
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll  he's my everything...absolutely and no doubt about it...but don't be saving up for a plane ticket girls....because his favorite word....is "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"  hahaha  Most of you wouldn't hold up under his reign...but it fits me just perfect...always has and always will.

Lots more good stuff coming up....I wasn't kidding when I said I've been cramming.....so stay tuned...and if some particular song strikes your fancy and gives YOU a lift in your busy day...I hope you'll share that song on your own facebook pages with your own friends so they can maybe have a lift too.....


            Thanks For The Memories:  Songs Of yesteryear
                        will be posted before the blog some, many or most mornings...hahaha
                                                   I can't get more honest than that.

But here's the kicker...no matter what I talk about in my blog each morning...By posting a daily love song from yesteryear and talking a little about it...there will always be a little love coming daily from me...to you.

                                     The very best love stories just have no ending
                       and I'm just so very blessed to be living one of those love stories.

                             BE THE CHANGE and LIVE AND LOVE WITH PASSION

This is the Everly FAMILY...the boys were about 6 and 8 yrs old when they really got into the Family Group...The family sang 4 part harmony...






Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
When I want you in my arms
When I want you and all your charms
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream

When I feel blue in the night
And I need you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam

I can make you mine, taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I'm dreamin' my life away

I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam

I can make you mine, taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I'm dreamin' my life away

I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream

FADE
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream