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“You Made Me Love You,” day 3 of the song/day challenge

These selections are getting tougher and tougher! “You Made Me Love You” is another selection from the Great American Songbook; I seriously considered a Springsteen song, but I’m not sure we’d all have the patience to sit through my rendering of “Thunder Road.” (It is pretty epic, though.)

Here’s my version of “You Made me Love You;” I’m accepting that perfect is the enemy of the good, and I hope you’re also so inclined.

Harry James and his orchestra were one of many to perform this classic; clip is below.

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Song/day challenge, Day 2: “Button Up Your Overcoat”

Today was a rough day, so I’d forgotten my goal of uploading a new song each day until an hour ago.

This is another selection from the Great American Songbook: “Button Up Your Overcoat” by Ray Henderson. The lyrics are adorable and somewhat cheesy, but the sentiment expressed is extremely charming.

Here’s my version:

And here’s the recording that America became familiar with in 1929:

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