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Friday, September 29, 2017

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

This is an old familiar waltz tune. The last four lines of Let Me Call You Sweetheart are probably most remembered.

Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.
          Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.

          Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true.
          Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.

What do we know about this song?

Leo Friedman (July 16, 1869 - March 7, 1927), was an American composer of popular music, He was born in Elgin, Illinois, and died in Chicago, Illinois. He is best remembered for the sentimental waltz, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart". He also wrote "Meet me tonight in Dreamland" and other songs from that era.

Lyrics are by Beth Slater Whitson. The song was first published in 1910. It was first sung by The Peerless Quartet. The song was recorded by Bette Midler for the film "The Rose" and the accompanying "The Rose Soundtrack".

Where was this song Written?

It was written at the Center View Hotel at Bass Lake, Indiana, by Mr. Friedman, who was a frequent guest at the hotel. According to legend, the hotel owner, Mrs. Hewitt, was the song's sweetheart. The guest rooms numbered twelve and were decorated in themes. The original score is said to be displayed in the "Sweetheart" room.

There is a little more known history about this hotel. In the 1960's, the hotel owner was Harry Neal Baum. He was the son of L. Frank Baum, author of the famous "Oz" stories. At that time, it became the Oz Cot Lodge and Restaurant. I mention this because "The Wizard of Oz" is a well-known story that was made into a musical movie. I remember watching it over and over and never getting tired of it.

The Song

Below is a beautiful rendition of "Let me call you Sweetheart" by The Mills Brothers. There are other versions available, but they perform a smooth, lovely version that one could waltz to. Click on the video to listen.

If you can find an original piece of sheet music of this song, suitable for framing, it would be a great addition to your music decor. It could be hung in your music room, or with other items in a musical grouping, or displayed by itself. Classic songs are a nice addition to your music decor.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Music Decor and More Blog is still Alive

Music Decor and More is still alive. Let me say "Welcome Back!" You may notice a few changes.  However, overall, content discussing ideas and suggestions about music decor is still intact, and your comments are still welcome. It is still all related to music.

A few things have changed. Affiliate shopping links are still located in the right-hand column, and that is likely where you will find the most revisions. Feel free to check out some links that are now located on other blog sites.

New Beginnings

If you like to read adventure stories, this true story may be one you will not want to miss. In November, 2015, my husband and I started traveling full time. My husband started a blog at in January 2014, when he began talking about the trailer build for the cargo trailer that we would live in for seven months when our adventure all began.

My blog at went live in December 2015, soon after we began this new adventure. I have added links to both of our travel blogs in the column on the right, if you would like to follow our travel adventure and see pictures as our story unfolds.

Music Decor

Transitioning to this new lifestyle has been a wild ride! We both love music! We love to travel and see the country! In our new lifestyle, obviously I did not have room for all of my music decor. A lot of time and energy was expended through the various stages of getting ready.

My focus slowly shifted away from topics for my Music Decor and More blog. Most of my writing became centered around content needed to list items on auction sites, such as eBay. A lot of energy was needed for the decision-making tasks to make this new adventure happen. Other venues, such as yard sales, Facebook online yard sale sites, and finding contact people for groups to donate other items were needed for this entire process.

Then  came the job of organizing what we kept. I did not get rid of everything. Music is still a big part of my life.

What happened to my spinet piano?

It came with us in the trailer. Part of the deal in making the decision to travel full time was that my piano would come with us and not end up in a storage area somewhere.  By the way, we also have my 120-bass accordion and John's six-string guitar with us. Even though we have thinned out a lot of our music, we still have plenty of things to keep us happy.

Music Decor is still alive

Music is near and dear to our hearts, especially mine! And I still notice music notes, music boxes, and many other things. It might be a corinthian bell windchime with its beautiful tuned chime nudged by the wind that falls on my ear. Seeing a piece of material relating to music would also bring a smile to my face. Sometimes a song or a rhythm starts going through my mind. Music covers such a broad topic. It is wonderful!

With Halloween coming up next month, I detect more musical things in fun, spooky decorations than I used to notice -- like a dancing musical witch hat for this fun spooky holiday, for instance. Is that creepy or just fun!

It's good to be back blogging about music decor. We might even find some unusual musical instruments or dig into some unknown facts about songs that were popular, and still are.

Stay tuned and watch for more articles. Your thoughts are welcome and can be added in the comments section below.

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