We’re in the money, the skies are all hunney…we got a lot of what it takes to get along!!!

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Ginger, Ginger–who could not be happy?

Who could possibly have been depressed in the Great Depression when they saw and heard Miss Ginger Rogers (nee Virginia Katherine McMath of Independence, Missouri; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) warm their heart and tickle their imagination?  Ginger sings:

We never see a headline about breadlines today!!  And when we see that landlord, we look that guy right in the eye.”

One of the things the American government did right in the Great Depression was to commission songs and movies to cheer the hearts of the people.  Maybe the current government ought to consider doing the same.  Ginger sings:

We’re in the money, the skies are all hunney.. let’s lend it, spend it, let it roll all around.”

All these Depression era songs are real classics and, to kick things off, Our Ginger, accompanied by myriad comely friends, informs us that, well–Zut alors!!! –we’re in the money, the skies are all hunney!!…comme ca…

To finish up–as all here are honorary Scotsmen today, by executive fiat I say, have a  look and listen to this from Miss Deanna Durbin (nee Edna Mae Durbin at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, December 4, 1921 and alive yet today in south of France–small wonder she was Mr. Churchill’s favorite star, he the inveterate Francophile) who proves to us that there are such things as “happy tears,” something we bred Scots already know, but for the rest of you:

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomon’.
where me and my true love were ever wont to gae
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomon’.

Chorus:
O ye’ll tak’ the high road and I’ll tak the low road,
An’ I’ll be in Scotland afore ye;
But me and me true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomon’.

‘Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen,
On the steep, steep side o’ Ben Lomon’,
Where in purple hue the Hieland hills we view,
An’ the moon comin’ out in the gloamin’.

(chorus)

The wee birdies sing and the wild flow’rs spring,
And in sunshine the waters are sleepin’;
But the broken heart it kens nae second spring again,
Tho’ the waefu’ may cease frae their greetin’
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net%5D

(chorus)
……………………………………………….
………
The song was apparently written by a young soldier to
his sweetheart. Two
of Bonnie Prince Charlies soldiers were captured in
Carlisle after the
abortive rising of 1745. One wrote the song, the other
was released and
took it back to Scotland to give to his colleagues
sweetheart. The low road
refers to the soldiers impending death and the path of
his spirit, whilst
the high road is either the sign of hope for which he
sacrificed his life,
or the actual road back to Scotland over the high
rugged hills.
Hence, his spirit would return via the low road and be
back in Scotland
first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjgs3pj_38k

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