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Video Recorded by willis99 in the Style of Howard Keel.
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SEND IN THE CLOWNS "Send in the Clowns" is a song written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. It is a ballad from Act II in which the character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life. Among other things, she looks back on an affair years earlier with the lawyer Fredrik. Meeting him after so long, she finds that he is now in an unconsummated marriage with a much younger woman. Desirée proposes marriage to rescue him from this situation, but he declines, citing his dedication to his bride. Reacting to his rejection, Desirée sings this song. The song is later reprised as a coda after Fredrik's young wife runs away with his son, and Fredrik is finally free to accept Desirée's offer The "clowns" in the title do not refer to circus clowns. Instead, they symbolize fools, as Sondheim explained in a 1990 interview: He got a lot of letters over the years asking what the title meant and what the song was about; He never thought it would be in any way esoteric. He wanted to use theatrical imagery in the song, because she's an actress, but it's not supposed to be a circus [...] It's a theater reference meaning "if the show isn't going well, let's send in the clowns"; in other words, "let's do the jokes." I always want to know, when I'm writing a song, what the end is going to be, so "Send in the Clowns" didn't settle in until he got the notion, "Don't bother, they're here", which meant that "We are the fools." In a 2008 interview, Sondheim further clarified: As I think of it now, the song could have been called "Send in the Fools". I knew I was writing a song in which Desirée is saying, "aren't we foolish" or "aren't we fools?" Well, a synonym for fools is clowns, but "Send in the Fools" doesn't have the same ring to it.
Video Recorded by willis99 in the Style of Gladys Knight & The Pips.
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This is a song I have always loved listening to and singing. Gladys Knight is such an amazing vocalist. Her and The Pips have long been a favorite group of mine. I was actually inspired by my dear SS friend POSS (Natalie) to take a stab at this gender bender today after hearing her soulful version. It's a great song and I hope you will enjoy my take on it ..... Raymond
Video Recorded by willis99 in the Style of Johnny Cash.
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"God's Gonna Cut You Down", also known as "Run On" and "Run On for a Long Time", is a traditional folk song which has been recorded by numerous artists representing a variety of genres. The lyrics are a warning to sinners that no matter how hard they try, they will not avoid God's judgment; in the chorus, God tells the narrator of the song to “ Go tell that long tongue liar, go and tell that midnight rider, tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter, tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down. In this third and final round of "CAN YOU FEEL IT", I chose a song that depicts SHAME. There are times in our lives when we all experience shame, because of our poor decisions and lack of judgement. (Some more severe than others) We have also found or will find that God will find a way to cut us down; as this Johnny Cash arrangement points out. Johnny's arrangement was a bit different from the original gospel version, and his video was in black and white. It featured himself and a number of celebrities that were known sinners. Oh yes indeed. I have been ashamed and asked HIM for forgiveness ...... I hope you will enjoy my rendition ... Raymond Matthew 10:27-33 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.