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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Roll Around Heaven All Day




It's Sunday morning here in Grand Haven, quite possibly the best day to live in my little city. The churches are open, the breakfast joints are open & the book store. Other than that, there's not much. The best thing is that the paint store is definitely not open. Sunday is often my only day off, it's not the case this week, but I'm going to enjoy it like it is anyway. I think I'll go to church & out to breakfast. Other than that, I don't plan on doing much. What I love about Sunday is that it's socially acceptable not to do anything that requires too much effort.

It's got me thinking about that great ol' song called "That Lucky Ol' Sun". The song was originally a hit for Frankie Laine in 1949, & it has since been covered by all sorts of people like Ray Charles, the Sisters of Mercy, Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, but my favorite comes from the late great Jerry Garcia with his side band (I don't think the Grateful Dead ever covered this one).


That Lucky Old Sun

Lyrics: Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith
Music: Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith

Up in the mornin', out on the job
Work like the devil for my pay
But that lucky old sun has nothin' to do
But roll, roll around heaven all day

Fuss with my woman, toil with my kids
Sweat till I'm wrinkled and grey
While that lucky old sun got nothin' to do
But roll, roll around heaven all day

Lord above, can't you hear me pinin'?
Tears all in my eyes
Send down that cloud with a silver linin'
Lift me up to Paradise

Show me that river, take me across
Wash all my troubles away
Like that lucky old sun, give me nothin' to do
But roll, roll around heaven all day

Show me that river, take me across
Wash all my troubles away
Like that lucky old sun, give me nothin' to do
But roll around heaven
Let me roll around heaven
I just wanna roll around heaven
All day

In other news & notes, Christie & I rented a couple of movies last night. How it usually works is she picks out one & I pick out another as our tastes in movies are quite divergent. She picked out Stranger Than Fiction starring Will Farrell. Now, I'm usually quite hesitant about watching movies starring former Saturday Night Live cast members, but this was quite good. Good plot, good acting, it even had a happy ending (which saved the movie for Christie, otherwise she said she would've hated it :)). My pick was Running With Scissors, which we haven't watched that one yet. I'll let you know.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day (it's early, but I've already listened to five songs)

Yeah! Heavy & a Bottle of Bread!-Bob Dylan, Brixton 2003

Try a Little Tenderness-Jimmy Durante

That Lucky Ol' Sun-the Jerry Garcia Band

Bisbee Blue-Calexico, Garden Ruin

I Send My Love to You-Bonnie "Prince" Billy sings Greatest Palace Music

Happy Sunday morning, friends!

andrew

3 comments:

Pam said...

The sun may be just rollin' around heaven all day, but thank God, the Son is with us in Spirit here, all day (and night) long! Enjoy your "Son"day!

Heidi said...

I was going to rent that last night too, but opted for Bill Cosby Himself, and Borat.

Joyce said...

Saw parts of the Will Ferrel flick, looked interesting, but Seth was more interesting.

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