♫ Ebony and Ivory ♫

I could have sworn I had played this one sometime last year, but no matter for I was determined to play it again anyway.

In the past week, I have written several posts pertaining to the pure hate in this country … a newspaper editor calling for the KKK to kill democrats, a Coast Guard Lieutenant plotting to kill “almost everyone in the world”, a child arrested for refusing to stand for the pledge of ‘allegiance’, to name a few.  It takes a toll on a person’s psyche, and frankly my psyche has had about all it can take of this society.  There are two songs that come to mind right off the bat that make us feel better about things, that give us hope in knowing that at least some people are out to make the world a better place.  One is John Lennon’s Imagine, which I have played a couple of times in the last year, and the other is a song called Ebony and Ivory, done brilliantly by Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney.

Listen to the words, feel the camaraderie between these two men, feel the love.

Ebony & Ivory
Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder

Ebony and ivory
Live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard
Oh Lord, why don’t we?

We all know
That people are the same wherever you go
There is good and bad in everyone
When we learn to live, we learn to give each other
What we need to survive
Together alive

Ebony and ivory
Live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard
Oh Lord, why don’t we?

We all know
That people are the same wherever you go
There is good and bad, mmm, in everyone
We learn to live when we learn to give each other
What we need to survive
Together alive

Ebony and ivory
Live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard
Oh Lord, why don’t we?

Side by side on my piano keyboard
Oh Lord, why don’t we?

Songwriters: Mccartney Paul James
Ebony & Ivory lyrics © MPL COMMUNICATIONS INC

13 thoughts on “♫ Ebony and Ivory ♫

  1. We have just returned from “Lupper”, a meal somewhere between lunch and supper, that was so named by my then 10 year old Son. We went out in those days at the inbetween times of usual dining to avoid waiting in line and still get some early-bird specials, they were of equal importance. Benjamin is on his way home and that means that my computer no longer needs to be shared. He is quick to point out to me the benefits of sharing : “It makes you a character”. I thought that I was enough of a character, but it seems there is always room for improvement. However, before my propensity for loquacity takes over, I will address this musical post. If it was posted before, I do not recall your doing so. The song does contain a timely message and it is a very good one too! That aside, I can not resist chiding you on your choice a wee bit! I would have expected an Elton John song today. Why, one might ask? It is not his birthday, although March is approaching and certainly not the anniversary of an unspeakable death. But it is the anniversary of the 1998 knighthood of Sir Elton Hercules John…surely you as an ardent fan did not forget this momentous occasion! Thank-you!

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    • ‘Lupper’! That is exactly what we have on weekends when we go out to eat, for it is usually around 3:00, too late for lunch and too early for supper. Mostly, as you mentioned, to beat the supper crowds!

      Awww … your week with Benjamin went way too fast, didn’t it? 😥 And he’s right … sharing your computer has made you a character! A loving and fun character!

      Now Ellen! YOU are the walking encyclopedia, not me! I can barely remember my name, and that’s on good days! I had no idea when Elton was knighted! Yes, I am a huge fan of his, but in truth, I didn’t even know that his middle name was Hercules, let alone the date of his beknightment! However, at this late date, all I can do is apologize to both you and Elton for my shameful oversight. Sigh. Next year I shall have much to atone for.

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      • I shall add a few much needed Elton John facts to your apparent limited knowledge. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight and was considered a child prodigy on the piano after having taught himself to play a the age of four. He won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at a young age too. He legally changed his name in 1972, choosing Elton and John because of his love for the Blues Legends Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. Hercules was for a horse on a British sitcom (I’ve forgotten the title), not for the hero of mythology as some probably think. I could go on, but this will be sufficient for the present. Thank-you!

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