The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30575 Message #1434859
Posted By: Dave'sWife
14-Mar-05 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Snuffy..you got that right. In that old Inn, we found rolls with Broadway tune up through the late 60's plus some odd pop tunes from the early 70's. I think right on up through the early 80's player rolls were still made.
Boy that was such a nice memory to have just recalled, that afternoon at that inn! It was cold and snowing and a bunch of us couples who didn't know oneanother had come in from the cold to sip Brandy and figure out how in heck to amuse ourselves. Some of us found the rolls, figured out how to use the piano and had a blast. I particularly enjoyed singing the older songs. I was easily the youngest one there. In 1989 I was..lemme see... all of 25! My beau at the time was 37. Everyone else in the room was in their 50s and 60s. (this was before 'Dave')
Years later, when I married "Dave', I foun d that quite a lot of homes in NJ have Player Pianos. It seemed as if wherever I went meeting his relatives when we were first married...there was a player piano! Maybe they just kept dragging the same one from house to house to make me feel welcome?
Maybe it was a Law or something in the 60s.
"You live in Jersey?? You must own a Player Piano!"
I dunno. I'm from NYC where the law was..
"You're from NYC? Your mamma forces you to take Piano Lessons!"
(not that they ever did me any good. I only play a bit)