A Valentine’s Day Quiz - How “Smart” are we??
In light of Valentine’s Day, these old songs give an interesting insight into our past and how the “telephone” has evolved. The lyrics below are from very popular classics (1920s & 30s). Can you guess the names of these songs?
1920s - Lyrics by Irving Caesar; Music by Vincent Youmans
Just me for you and you for me alone
Nobody near us to see us or hear us
No friends or relations on weekend vacations
**We won’t have it known, dear, that we own a telephone, dear**
1930s - Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Music by George Gershwin
And the telephone
And the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies and in time may go
There is no aspect of our culture that hasn’t been touched by the “smart” phone and social media. Music is a great reflection of society and makes it easy to look back and gain perspective.