Song of the Day for March 8 – 14, 2021

Monday Drive  (as orig. performed by Black Coffee/Guetta)  – 2019 Hilton College Competition Marimba Band  (2:54)

Tuesday A vacation in three and a half minutes…

Eglise Gutierrez singing Flor de Yumuri by Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes. Jorge Emilio Rodriguez – Pianist (3:51)

The Yumuri is a river that crosses the province of Matanzas, in Cuba. In the song, a girl is waiting for her native lover, by the river, and sees her reflection in the water, full of love for him.  Here’s a good article on the background of this lovely song.

Beautiful flower of Yucayo
At birth Yumurí took my image
into its crystal surface
That river is
where I long to see my face
reflected always.

Come, O my love, to the shore
of this golden river
With your arrow and your caney.
Come you’ll see how the river
with its waters weeps
The lament of the Siboney.

Come, for the flower of your Yumurí
ardently awaits you.

Wednesday So OK, never heard of these guys before, but they rock good. Ride on shooting star    The Pillows (2:29)

Thursday Time for a little operetta! Vilja’s Song – from The Merry Widow – Franz Lehar – Sung by Lucia Popp (5:47)

Friday It’s sunny and 60 degrees in Maine today! Boyz II Men – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)  (4:20)

Saturday Here’s the PS22 kids! PS22 Chorus “Dreams” The Cranberries (Dolores O’Riordan Tribute) (1:32)

Here’s the original Cranberries song:

Dreams The Cranberries (4:13)

Oh, my life is changing every day
In every possible way
And oh, my dreams
It’s never quite as it seems
(Never quite as it seems)

I know I felt like this before
But now I’m feeling it even more
Because it came from you
Then I open up and see
The person falling here is me
A different way to be, C’mon

La ah, La, ah, ah, ah
I want more, impossible to ignore
Impossible to ignore
(And they’ll come true)
Impossible not to do
And now I tell you openly
You have my heart, so don’t hurt me
You’re what I couldn’t find
A totally amazing mind
So understanding and so kind
You’re everything to me
Sing it for me!

Sunday Psalm 104 (Bless the Lord, O my soul!) sung in ancient Hebrew | Yamma Ensemble (4:38)

This link takes you to a translation of the entire psalm from the New King James Version of the Bible.