Saturday, July 5, 2008

life is just a bowl of cherries

Life is just a bowl of cherries
Don't take it serious,
Life's too mysterious
You work,
You save,
You worry so
But you can't take your dough
When you go, go, go

So keep repeating "It's the berries."
The strongest oak must fall
The sweet things in life
To you were just loaned
So how can you lose
What you've never owned

Life is just a bowl of cherries
So live and laugh, aha!
Laugh and love
Live and laugh,
Laugh and love,
Live and laugh at it all!

ethel merman singing life is just a bowl of cherries in 1975. the song was made popular in the 1930s. ms. merman sang it in the broadway revue "george white's scandals" - music and lyrics are by lew brown and ray henderson.

photo: fruit at local farmers' market. july 2008


edward said...

very pretty.

Bobby D. said...

someone came into my house bearing cherries just now!!!

did you know cherry pie is my favorite pie?

but I love fresh fruit even more!

jenclair said...

Such a timely post (and lovely photos)! My friend Thomas and I were talking the other day, and he said, "I don't want my retirement money to outlive me." We used to worry about outliving our funds in old age, but now we're aware of how important the other side of the coin is -- to ENJOY the present!

bitchlet said...

I've eaten raspberries off the tree once and I've read Under the Cherry Tree by Ruskin Bond.

WAT said...

I read somewhere that eating lots of cherries was very good for arthritis.

Unknown said...

Ooh yum, don't they just look gorgeous!

Steve Reed said...

What a fun clip from Ethel Merman! I probably watched that as a kid on PBS!

Coffee Messiah said...


"as you go through life,

make this your goal,

watch the donut,

not the hole."

Burl Ives

R.L. Bourges said...

oh, Eddy is blogging already! What a smart little guy.
"Le temps des cerises" for you, petite souris. The song was nothing but a love song but it was popular in the 1870's when the Commune de Paris massacres happened. It's now considered a revolutionary song here in France. Such is life.

bisous to you

John said...

Yum - no fruit in SW France this year - all whacked by a late frost. But if the first bite is taken by the eye, then I've had something after all.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

eddy - thanks for dropping by!

ched - come over and I'll make a cherry pie for you!

jen - no chance of that happening with us! tee hee

b - I am not familiar with that book, but am going search it out. I found this about it....sounds wonderful!
"This is a beautifully done book that does a great job at capturing the Indian perspective on the universe. No, this is not a jumble of complex Hindu philosophy, but it does show a great example at the meaning of life, not to get too deep. It's a fairly simple story that probably could have been told in a different way, but the aura is lovely and the illustrations beautiful." thank you

wat - I've heard gin soaked raisins are good for arthritis... so why not cherries!

av - thinking of you. still on hiatus?

steve - what a voice!! and what a character....always loved ethel merman!

coffee - wonderful burl ives quote - another character that I loved, loved, loved as a child - we had many of his records - wonder if they are still at my folks, now that I think of it...

rlb - yes, it is the time of cherries. thank you for the link - what a beautiful song! I guess the red of the cherry made it easy to be coopted by the commune??? the murals in the vid are wonderful - I would like to go to lyon to see them first hand! as you know I have a fondness for murals!

ernie - that is so sad that there is no fruit! I associate your land with so much bounty!