My Music Passion for February is the famous ballad When Irish Eyes Are Smiling sung here by Dennis Morgan in the 1940s movie “Tear Gas Squad”. The ballad was first published in 1912 and comes from a show titled “The Isle of Dreams” — lyrics: Chauncey Olcott and Geoff Graff, Jr; music: Ernest Ball.
Officially, I’m meant to have found a song with the word “smile”, not “smiling”, in the title, but I’m so late joining in with this month’s Music Passion, due to circumstances too boring to dwell upon, that I’ve bent the rules a little. It’s a bit like a case of me choosing to go to a good party wearing the wrong outfit, or not going at all and missing out.
To check out what I’m jabbering on about, you’d best go and find out by visiting allaboutlemon. Then I challenge you find another great “Smile”…
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