Duke Augustus writes: Hard Times for Dreamers byBeat Radio. Duchess Susanna has been doing a great job all week of exploring the wealth of songs in “Rise Up Singing“. This song should be in a future edition. Right now, it is a theme song for me. It reminds me that people do care about struggling to do what is right. I love the perseverance in the chorus.
This video is a solo acoustic version. I know the lighting is not the best, but Brian’s personality comes through.
Below is a heart-wrenching version by “The Corries”
The first time it was fathers, the last time it was sons
And in between your husbands, marched away with guns & drums
And you never thought to question, you just went on with your lives
‘Cause all they’d taught you who to be was mothers, daughters, wives
Duchess Susanna writes: This morning, on Twitter, the phrase “Rise & Grind” was trending. It inspired me to reflect on the importance of doing work you feel good about (right livelihood). And, also, the fact that our work does not define our whole selves.
Duchess Susanna writes: The Royal Song of the Day is “Circle” by Harry Chapin. It appears in Rise Up Singing on page 222. In the video below, there is a clip of Circle Song during the finale, at 9 minutes and 1 second…
We have been experiencing a lot of car accidents on Long Island. And, a few people close to us have experienced the loss of a loved one recently. Some sadness and grieving. Though, also, new babies being born. This song does some healing, and reminds us to hope…
Duchess Susanna writes: Because of our technical difficulties, the Royal Song of the Day was announced late, and only on FaceBook and Twitter…until now.
The Royal Song of the Day for Monday, July 11th is/was: “The Marvelous Toy“. It is on page 174 of Rise Up Singing. It was picked to commemorate the mystery of computer technology as Duke Augustus upgraded our website. Below is a very fun version, with audience sing-a-long, by Peter, Paul and Mary: