The Royal Song of the Day for Wednesday, August 3, 2011 is: “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley.
“Don’t worry about a thing…” says Bob Marley. And, you can say it, too. This is an easy song to get in your head and chant when needed for a sense of calm and assurance. Thank you to our friend Patricia Burkhart for the recommendation.
Today, Susanna, Duchess of Peace, needed to hear one of those songs that proclaims, “It’s alright”. So, The Royal Song of the Day is “Revolution” by the Beatles. Not simply for the thought of a nonviolent shift in the universe, though, also for the refrain, “You know it’s gonna be alright”.
Go Back To Pittsburgh by Easy Anthemsis the Royal Song of the Day. Like the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Peace, this is a song that mixes the personal and the political. Unlike the relationship of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, this is a break-up song. (Duke Augustus has often said that their marriage is forever.) The song voices the feeling of an activist who is leaving a personal relationship and the activism bound up with it, but is struggling not to leave his moral convictions.
Raining and (lightly) pouring on Long Island, New York. So, The Duke and The Duchess of Peace sang a favorite nursery rhyme, “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring…” It’s the Royal Song of the Day for 7/29/2011. Rainy days are great days to sing old songs, write new songs, or get creative while cozy inside. The Duke and Duchess of Peace fill all their days — rain or shine — with peaceful, nonviolent, work and entertainment. What song do you sing?
“Free To Be You and Me”is the Royal Song of the Day. This song is from the 1970’s classic children’s recording by Marlo Thomas & Friends. You can find this song on page 109 of our favorite songbook Rise Up Singing.
Being hot makes me want to sing out. I chose this song for the heat wave because it is joyful and lyrical. Makes you feel cool all over.
The song celebrates the spirit of diversity in a carefree and uplifting way. (And, the video has carousel horses! Lots of fun!).