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Thread #81374   Message #2908544
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
17-May-10 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: You're Just in Love (Irving Berlin)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
Here's an update.

The public library came through, and I transcribed the duet into Noteworthy Composer from a book they sent to my branch. As I mentioned earlier, a friend was celebrating her 60th birthday, and I wanted to have everyone sing the song as a gift to her.

She had requested 'your presence, not your presents.'

As I worked on the tune, I wondered if anyone would know it. In many ways, I live an old-fashioned life (no TV, no texting, no facebook, grow tomatoes in the backyard), and I feared that everybody would just look at me funny when I mentioned the Duet from Call Me Madam.

At the party, my husband started handing out copies of the song, and people were singing before he even had them all passed out. Everybody seemed to know it! We ran through the parts, settled on flute for Ethel Merman and recorder for Donald O'Connor, and sailed through it beautifully. I believe about 20 people were singing. What a triumph!