Sunday, March 27, 2011

"My Prayer"

OK, let's go way back: Georges Boulanger first penned this beautiful ballad as "Avant de Mourir" ("Before Dying") in 1926, the year my Mom was born. Jimmy Kennedy added English lyrics in '39, the same year that Glenn Miller took it to #2 and The Ink Spots to #3. By far the most popular version is by The Platters which topped the charts in '65. Yesterday's answer: "Da Doo Ron Ron" by The Crystals. There's also an unconfirmed rumor that Sonny Bono also sang background - we'll never know no thanks to that darn tree!

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