♫ Danny’s Song ♫ (Redux)

It’s been a few years since I played this one, and it was brought back to the forefront of my mind when Keith recalled singing it to his children when they were young.  Ever since his mention of it, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head, so … let me see if I can plant it in your head instead!

Danny’s Song was written by singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, as a gift for his brother Danny for the birth of his son, Colin.  Although Anne Murray made it famous in 1973, taking the song to #1 in Canada and #7 in the US, this is more associated with Kenny Loggins, and frankly I like the Loggins/Messina version best.  However, since I realize that my opinion is not the only one that counts, I offer both, so you can take your pick.

Danny’s Song
Kenny Loggins

People smile and tell me I’m the lucky one
And we’ve just begun
Think I’m gonna have a son
He will be like she and me, as free as a dove
Conceived in love
Sun is gonna shine above

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
Bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be alright

Seems as though a month ago I was Beta Chi
Never got high
Oh, was a sorry guy
And now I smile and face the girl that shares my name, yeah
Now I’m through with the game
This boy’ll never be the same

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
Bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be all right

Pisces Virgo rising is a very good sign
Strong and kind
And the little boy is mine
Now I see a family where there once was none
Now we’ve just begun
Yeah we’re gonna fly to the sun

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
You bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be all right

Love the girl who holds the world in a paper cup
Drink it up
Love her and she’ll bring you luck
And if you find she helps your mind
Buddy, take her home
Yeah, don’t you live alone
Try to earn what lovers own

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
You bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be alright

Songwriters: Kenneth Clark Loggins
Danny’s Song lyrics © Gnossos Music / Milk Money Music

House At Pooh Corner (Redux)

I have played this one only once before, in July 2018.  Now, as then, I think we all need a bit of relief from the things that fill our minds, a bit of a reminder of the simplicity of life.  Who better to provide that relief than Winnie the Pooh and Kenny Loggins?


Who cannot love both Kenny Loggins and Winnie The Pooh?  When you combine the two, you have … sheer magic!  pooh-1From Wikipedia …

kenny-loggins“House at Pooh Corner” is a song written by Kenny Loggins, based on the popular children’s book of the same name. The song was first performed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their 1970 album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and then performed by Loggins and Messina on their 1971 album Sittin’ In. It is told from the perspective of both Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, and serves as an allegory for loss of innocence and nostalgia for childhood. It has since become one of Loggins’ most popular and beloved compositions, and it remains a staple of his live performances.”

House at Pooh Corner
Loggins and Messina

Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon.
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore

As our days disappeared all too soon.
But I’ve wandered much further today than I should
And I can’t seeem to find my way back to the wood.
So, help me if you can I’ve got to get

Back to the house at Pooh corner by one.
You;d be surprised there’s so much to be done,
Count all the bees in the hive,
Chase all the clouds from the sky.

Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh.
Winnie the Pooh doesn’t know what to do,
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose.

He came to me asking help and advice
And from here no one knows where he goes.
So I sent him to ask of te Owl if he’s there,
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear

So, help me if you can I’ve got to get
Back to the house at Pooh corner by one
You’d be surprised there’s so much to be done,
Count all the bees in the hive,

Chase all the clouds from the sky .
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh,
Back to the days of Christopher Robin,
Back to the ways of Pooh

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Kenneth Clark Loggins
House at Pooh Corner lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

♫ Danny’s Song ♫

Danny’s Song was written by singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, as a gift for his brother Danny for the birth of his son, Colin.  Although Anne Murray made it famous in 1973, taking the song to #7 in the US, this is more associated with Kenny Loggins, and frankly I like the Loggins/Messina version best.  However, since I realize that my opinion is not the only one that counts, I offer both, so you can take your pick.

Danny’s Song
Kenny Loggins

People smile and tell me I’m the lucky one
And we’ve just begun
Think I’m gonna have a son
He will be like she and me, as free as a dove
Conceived in love
Sun is gonna shine above

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
Bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be alright

Seems as though a month ago I was Beta Chi
Never got high
Oh, was a sorry guy
And now I smile and face the girl that shares my name, yeah
Now I’m through with the game
This boy’ll never be the same

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
Bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be all right

Pisces Virgo rising is a very good sign
Strong and kind
And the little boy is mine
Now I see a family where there once was none
Now we’ve just begun
Yeah we’re gonna fly to the sun

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
You bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be all right

Love the girl who holds the world in a paper cup
Drink it up
Love her and she’ll bring you luck
And if you find she helps your mind
Buddy, take her home
Yeah, don’t you live alone
Try to earn what lovers own

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
You bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be alright

Songwriters: Kenneth Clark Loggins
Danny’s Song lyrics © Gnossos Music / Milk Money Music

House At Pooh Corner

Who cannot love both Kenny Loggins and Winnie The Pooh?  When you combine the two, you have … sheer magic!  pooh-1From Wikipedia …

kenny-loggins“House at Pooh Corner” is a song written by Kenny Loggins, based on the popular children’s book of the same name. The song was first performed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their 1970 album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and then performed by Loggins and Messina on their 1971 album Sittin’ In. It is told from the perspective of both Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, and serves as an allegory for loss of innocence and nostalgia for childhood. It has since become one of Loggins’ most popular and beloved compositions, and it remains a staple of his live performances.”

House At Pooh Corner
Loggins and Messina
Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon.
Posing our questions to owl and eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon.
But I’ve wandered much further today than I should
And I can’t seeem to find my way back to the wood.
So, help me if you can I’ve got to get
Back to the house at Pooh corner by one.
You;d be surprised there’s so much to be done,
Count all the bees in the hive,
Chase all the clouds from the sky.
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh.
Winnie the Pooh doesn’t know what to do,
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose.
He came to me asking help and advice
And from here no one knows where he goes.
So I sent him to ask of te Owl if he’s there,
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear
So, help me if you can I’ve got to get
Back to the house at Pooh corner by one
You’d be surprised there’s so much to be done,
Count all the bees in the hive,
Chase all the clouds from the sky .
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh,
Back to the days of Christopher Robin,
Back to the ways of Pooh

It’s hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all’s said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, kissed him
And as I was going
I swear that old bear whispered
Boy, welcome home!

Believe me if you can, I’ve got to get
Back to the house at Pooh Corner by one
What do you know, there’s so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh
Back to the ways of Christopher Robin and Pooh
Back to the ways of Pooh

 

Songwriters: Kenneth Clark Loggins
House At Pooh Corner lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group