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THE UNRELIABLE CLOCKWORK TOY MARCH

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


This is a little piece I wrote a while back that describes a clockwork toy I brought our son Benjamin that never worked properly.

The way it went wrong Ben found very amusing and consequently got more out of it than if it would have been perfect.

This piece falls short of perfection in a similar way in it deliberately being not quite a march.

With a piece I plan to put in here next week there will be an hour of music in here for you all to listen to - that will be a way in which many of you can get to know me.

I hope you all enjoy this one and have fun with it.

Cheers and love to you all

Trev

  
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BOPPY_ 6/1/2014 6:46PM

    Brought a smile to my face, made me laugh, and gave me a "video" in my head that was priceless!

Thank you,

Lee

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EJB2801 5/12/2014 11:50PM

    I do enjoy your choice of timbres! Love the na-na-na-na-na--na-- interjections.

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_BABE_ 5/3/2014 8:59PM

    Delightful!

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MAURIZIA 5/3/2014 8:41AM

  Thanks for sharing your music with us. It is always a nice treat at the end of my long days!

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SETTIMIA 5/2/2014 1:21PM

    very relaxing thank you

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JEANNETTE59 5/1/2014 5:46PM

  I enjoy your music so much because each piece evokes a visual image. This time it is a children's marionettes show entitled Imperfect is Fine.

I hope you approve.

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SHAKESALOT 5/1/2014 12:30PM

    emoticon Fun to listen too. : )

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123ELAINE456 5/1/2014 12:30AM

  Beautiful!!! Love It. Very Upbeat. Thank You So very much for sharing. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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LJCANNON 4/30/2014 11:51PM

    emoticon Very nicely done!! Not sure if there was supposed to be a Video, my Laptop just played the music but I LOVED the little surprises that you put in it. I know NOTHING about music do not sure what to call the parts I am referring to. It made a Great Total Piece.
emoticon I will have to check out some of your other pieces!!

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EXOTEC 4/30/2014 11:49PM

    How wonderful! It could have been written as a background theme for my life LOL
I have so many days like this!

You're a magician with imagery.
Thank you so much... again!

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KYLIECAT1 4/30/2014 10:15PM

    A Very descriptive piece ! and FUNNY ! lol emoticon

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KAREN608 4/30/2014 8:54PM

    Just too much fun!!! Catching up on all the music you up loaded so having a great evening due to your talents!

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REGILIEH 4/30/2014 8:38PM

    Loved it!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!

Anne

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1CRAZYDOG 4/30/2014 8:33PM

    Beautiful!!!! I LIKE it.

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The MONKOKEHAMPTON MARCH

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This piece is written about a little village in North Devon just north of the town of Okehampton on the banks of the Oke river.

In response to somebody who commented on my Copplestone cha cha as being a little Bernstein-esque and hence a little American in style I have here a piece that is quintessentially English.

The village of Monkokehampton lies three miles (8km) away from Jacobstowe in the opposite direction to the pub so no drunks here, just our quirkiness and our perculiarities that make us British just about what we are.

I hope you all enjoy it

Cheers and love to you all

Trev

  
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IMLOCOLINDA 4/30/2014 8:02PM

    LOVED IT!! It is the imperfections that make us all unique and so wonderful and entertaining. This was quite visual for me. I could see some of the toys from "Babes is Toyland" - the remake for TV w/ a very young Keano Reeves. Check your spark mail. I'm sending you a piece I think is just delightful and I'd love to see if performed somewhere-came from an internet friend and I hope it's new to you!


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IMEMINE1 4/27/2014 1:53PM

    Very Nice.

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_BABE_ 4/24/2014 9:41PM

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123ELAINE456 4/24/2014 12:31AM

  Awesome!!! I have enjoyed all the pieces of music that you have posted. Great Job. Thank You. God Blessings Take Care.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/23/2014 10:08PM

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KYLIECAT1 4/23/2014 9:11PM

    Very nice ! You music has a lot of movement and visual attributes ! Always enjoy it and imagine the places you describe , Not sure if I get them correct or not ! lol. Also thanks for the support of me always . emoticon emoticon

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IMLOCOLINDA 4/23/2014 5:04PM

    emoticon It reminded me of music that might accompany that crazy "Mr. Bean" that we used to watch on television. Just like you explained, "quirky". A fun, funny, happy little tune! Thanks for sharing this one, Trev!
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JEANNETTE59 4/23/2014 4:22PM

  Thank you, I've enjoyed every piece you have shared with us. emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 4/23/2014 3:54PM

    I enjoyed that very much. I have no music ability at all except to listen and enjoy and I like a variety of music. Thank you for sharing with us and now I've got to check out the cha cha and the jig. Have a wonderful rest of your day.

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REGILIEH 4/23/2014 1:32PM

    WONDERFUL!!!

THANK YOU!!!

Anne

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THE JACOBSTOWE JIG

Friday, April 18, 2014

This is a Jig with a difference. It refers to a job I had several years ago playing piano in a pub in Exbourne. A number of farmers from the neibouring village of Jacobstowe (2 miles away) used to walk to Exbourne, drink lots of the local cider and then attempt the walk home. Their walks would often be like a jig dance hence the tempo changes, key changes and the odd dissonant unexpected clips.

These eight farmers were always cheerful and loud in conversation and the nightly walk when completely drunk was part of the ritual.

Jacobstowe lies just 5 miles north of Okehampton and Dartmoor and is in the heart of north west Devon.

I hope you all enjoy this one.

Thanking you all in advance of the comments.

Cheers and love to you all.

Trev

  
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ELIZACG9 5/4/2014 10:33AM

    emoticon I love music and this is so unique...story is interesting too.
FUN!

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KAREN608 4/30/2014 10:03PM

    Really like this jig and the story behind it adds to it.

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TMCAT1129 4/28/2014 9:43AM

    Very beautiful, what amazing talent!

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IMEMINE1 4/27/2014 1:55PM

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_BABE_ 4/24/2014 9:40PM

    I love the story that goes with it Trev..delightful!

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YOYONOMORE1 4/23/2014 4:07PM

    Do you think any of them started to sober up by the time they got to the end of their walk. What a happy, cheerful tune.

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/22/2014 10:41PM

    This just made me HAPPY. Thanks Trev for sharing yet another wonderful masterpiece! emoticon

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MAURIZIA 4/22/2014 11:19AM

  One of my dreams has been to live in England...I'm living it vicariously through your music! Lovely jig!!! Ah, here come the farmers now...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us!!!

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GRANDEFILLE 4/21/2014 8:54AM

    Funny how easy it is to picture drunk people attempting to walk straight!

thanks for sharing

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KYLIECAT1 4/19/2014 6:36PM

    Thanks Trev ! Coming from Vermont I have seen that Jig a few times with the farmers ! lol . Cleaning my house getting ready for the holidays and will jig round with this up beat tempo ! Thanks again ! emoticon

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LISBETHSALANDER 4/19/2014 9:51AM

    Love this and thanks for sharing the inspiration with us. It is visually evocative and I could really see the scene in the stage you set with the story and the music. Thank you for this wonderful gift!

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REGILIEH 4/19/2014 7:39AM

    GREAT!!!

THANK YOU!!!

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IMLOCOLINDA 4/19/2014 3:01AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon SP only has green beer! Loved this jig and have done it myself several times in my younger, wilder daze!! Thanks again, Trev! for the wonderful music and story and the joy your music brings to me. Piano lessons are going well and I'm joining a harp circle and really excited about that...maybe bag pipes next year!!

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123ELAINE456 4/18/2014 7:03PM

  A very Beautiful Music Jog. So Delightful. Love It. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Keep Them Coming. Love the stories behind and with your Music too.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 4/18/2014 6:57PM

    As always, your music moves me terrifically. I really loved this piece. Thank you!

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JEANNETTE59 4/18/2014 3:32PM

  Wonderful visual music. I just closed my eyes and leaned back and there were your farmers meandering and at times stumbling a bit heading home. Thanks ever so much for sharing.

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EXOTEC 4/18/2014 2:33PM

    What fun!
I wonder how many of those rock fences they have to stop to "hold up" along the way before reeling back into the lane! lol
And have the local shepherd dogs taken up posts herding them along?!?

At least, with several miles to navigate, maybe they're "presentable" once they get into their own properties!


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1CRAZYDOG 4/18/2014 1:51PM

    What a delightful piece! Thank you for sharing. Made me get up and move around . . . DANCE~

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JAMBABY0 4/18/2014 1:29PM

    thanks for sharing, have a good weekend/Holiday

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The Copplestone Cha Cha

Thursday, April 10, 2014

This is a little Cha Cha I wrote for orchestra about half a dozen years ago. Copplestone is a thriving little village about 5 miles (8km) away from us and gives the impression that it is bigger than it actually is - I hope you enjoy this little orchestral miniature.
Cheers and Love to you all.
Trev

  
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KAREN608 4/30/2014 10:08PM

    I like the way you make songs for towns. I wish you could make some for my area of Iowa! Lots of small towns with character. Well except Williamson which is low lying, fills with water when it rains and has a lot of junk laying in the yards. One of the saddest towns but has a ratty tavern that sells huge hamburgers at a good price so the one redeeming thing besides the people.

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YOYONOMORE1 4/23/2014 4:01PM

    Loved it and will definitely be looking for your blogs from now on, please keep sharing, this was such a happy tun.

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ROGERLEW 4/17/2014 11:02AM

    A Little Bernstein-esc


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SHAKESALOT 4/15/2014 10:58AM

    emoticon What a lovely little piece.... Thank you for sharing it.

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SEATTLE58 4/14/2014 8:47PM

    So beautiful and so fitting now for relaxing. Thank you!!

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/12/2014 3:16PM

    Hiya Trev, took a much needed break just now and hopped online to listen to the last several postings of your music - the ones that I had missed. And while I haven't time today to leave comment on each one, please know they were all much appreciated!! What a talent! Your music is so uplifting and joyful - and even though it is instrumental and therefore without lyrics, it SPEAKS to all of us and we so much enjoy the messages.
Hope you are enjoying your spring time there. It is lovely here today and "The Copplestone Cha Cha" fitted my bright mood to the letter. Oooops, maybe I should have said 'note' instead of letter. emoticon


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SUNSET09 4/12/2014 8:12AM

  Lovely emoticon to my ears, emoticon !

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KYLIECAT1 4/12/2014 12:03AM

    Very nice !!! Happy music for a stroll and window shopping !

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GENRE009 4/11/2014 7:13PM

    light, whimsical, and definitely flowing.

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AJB121299 4/11/2014 6:40PM

    Nice

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SWEET-SUE 4/11/2014 1:34PM

    Makes me feel like skipping and soaring...wonderful. Loved it!! Still smiling. God gave you that gift for sure!!! Up, up and away!!!
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LISBETHSALANDER 4/11/2014 11:52AM

    Thank you very much for sharing your gifts with us. This absolutely made my day.

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COLLEENCONQUERS 4/11/2014 10:42AM

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123ELAINE456 4/11/2014 7:11AM

  A Beautiful Lively Cha Cha. Great Work. Love It. Thank You for sharing your Gift with us. God Blessings Always. Hope that you are doing well. Take Care.

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IMLOCOLINDA 4/11/2014 12:48AM

    What a happy, light little cha-cha tune! I'll be humming it for hours!
emoticon emoticon I'll think of it often when I remember the adage "An optimist is one who takes one step forward and two steps back...and calls it a cha-cha!"

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REGILIEH 4/11/2014 12:42AM

    LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/10/2014 9:00PM

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_BABE_ 4/10/2014 8:26PM

    Lovely as always...yours truly a big fan!

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LILSPARKGIRL 4/10/2014 7:10PM

    Your music is very fun! Thank you!

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JEANNETTE59 4/10/2014 7:08PM

  Beautifully lighthearted , thank you so much for sharing your gift with us emoticon

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Ce fait un peu francias pour moi

Saturday, April 05, 2014

A little french waltz for you all to listen to.

When translated into English the title of this piece is "Sounds a little french to me"

It was inspired by a walk along the north banks and shore of the river Loire between the cities of Angers and Nantes in western France and a day I spent in Redon in Loire Atlantique.

For me it is a portrait of the french people in sound.

I hope you enjoy this one and it has you dancing around the place.

Cheers and love to you all

Trev

  
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KAREN608 4/30/2014 10:12PM

    Something about a 1 2 3 1 2 3 that makes feet wanna dance and a smile come to the face.

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TMCAT1129 4/28/2014 9:47AM

    Trev, do you have CDs of your work? I just love your music! Very relaxing, and beautiful. You talent amazes me!

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/12/2014 3:04PM

    This is absolutely divine!!!!

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TREV1964 4/12/2014 4:11AM

    Again I would like to take the opportunity of thanking you all for the lovely comments and get back to a few individuals also.

In response to "123Elaine456" I have now added a Cha Cha and will in the future add a few more of my dances to help to keep you all moving.

In response to Helene "La superficie de la France, je writew ici, c'est vraiment merveilleux et vous aimerait. J'ai tendance a rester a l'ecart de Paris comme ils parlent trop vite ce qui rend française très difficile à suivre et l'Alsace ou l'accent est tres germanique et tres difficile." (The Loire area of France is wonderful but I find the Parisian and Alsatian east French accents far to difficult to follow accurately)
Il est mauvais pour quelqu'un d'aussi français que vous ne pas aller et gouter ce beau mode de vie.

Thanks to Genre009 I now have a lovely word to describe my music "Whimsical" - my wife loves that single word description.

As Exotec says Waltzes are something a little special - why - I do not know - they just seem to be. Having seen the Strauss Orchestra perform in the Vienna Garten by central station in Vienna I can only reassure Exotec's words here. Also the experience of flying Austrian Airlines where thay play almost continuous strauss waltzes over the pa system between boarding and take off.

In response to Mauri's comments There is a beautiful french waltz called "La Ronde" by Oscar Strauss which is in the format of a roundabout - there is a recurring theme that the music keeps on returning to giving the effect that you are traveling on a roundabout or dancing around the ballroom floor returning via a circle back to the place where you started every so often.

I should also like to thank "shake salot" and "puddle crazy" for their warm comments.

In response to Kylie, If you want to hear a picture of Paris Listen to Edith Piaf. Her voice paints Paris perfectly - the detail in her sound of Paris is almost photogenic.

I am glad it made you move "Crazydog" and it is indeed the wonderful consistent support from Linda that inspires me to post more for you all.

Once again thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Cheers love and respect to you all

Trev

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SHAKESALOT 4/9/2014 4:17AM

    emoticon Really happy music. Love it!!!!

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_BABE_ 4/7/2014 6:38PM

    I love your blogs dear Trev...these selections epitomize spring and that's the way I am feeling!

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PUDLECRAZY 4/6/2014 5:57PM

    Lovely! Thank you!

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MAURIZIA 4/6/2014 2:46PM

  Trev, I closed my eyes and could see le grande dame dancing ever so lightly in her beautiful gown & tiara with her Prince Charming...Beautiful!!!

Than
k you for sharing your gift with us!

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EXOTEC 4/6/2014 12:27AM

    Another lovely piece! what is it about waltzes that reaches right down into our souls? Well, whatever it is, you're its guide, and we thank you!

Beautiful!
thank you

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GENRE009 4/5/2014 10:15PM

    Lovely, and whimsical, very lively. You can imagine France, because I think I have heard something like this in older movies.

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123ELAINE456 4/5/2014 9:50PM

  Awesome!!! This is absolutely Beautiful. I love Waltzes so very much. It make you want to move right along with the music. I would love to hear a lot more of this type of music. It is Wonderful. Thank You so very much for sharing this with us. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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GRANDEFILLE 4/5/2014 8:51PM

    thanks for this piece it's joyfull and feels free. Un jour peut-être j'aurai la chance d'aller en France et comparer les français à cette pièce....

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HARROWJET 4/5/2014 6:37PM

    lovely. Thank you.

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TREV1964 4/5/2014 5:25PM

    I have to write a reply on here to the previous poster Jeanette59 as without a spark page there is no other way I can contact her so I sincerely hopes she gets back in here to read what I am about to put.

One of the most important things about writing music is that you can make something wonderful happen to somebody you have never met - who you are never likely to meet. It seems Jeanette has been a recipient of a beautiful and special thing that I had a hand by my music in creating.

None of us live forever but knowing that I can leave this stuff behind for the future generations I draw a great comfort from.

Jeanette - I do not know where you are - Somewhere in North America maybe but knowing I as a complete stranger have given you something that has developed as special as this has not only made my day - It may have made my year.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post

Cheers and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Trev

P.S. - I hope you get a spark page real soon to give me an opportunity to thank you personally.

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KYLIECAT1 4/5/2014 5:20PM

    Ah this reminds me of Edith Piaf singing
, Simply a waltz that keeps going around and around
Like a merry-go-round
In the spring
With the music swaying
I start to dream
Till my heart is yearning to sing
Oh my love in your arms hold me tight
And we'll waltz 'round and 'round all the night
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JEANNETTE59 4/5/2014 4:28PM

  Having heard me play this beautiful piece three times in a row, my 10 year old Grandson knocked on my home office door to ask what the happy music I was playing called......to keep this short my soccer player got his first waltz lesson. I did wisely make him take off his cleats.
Thank you for sharing this sunny waltz, which lead to what will always be a treasured memory.
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1CRAZYDOG 4/5/2014 1:15PM

    Definitely made me move! BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I am so thankful you shared this. It is a real gift.

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IMLOCOLINDA 4/5/2014 12:42PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon It's not French Trev-it's UNIVERSALLY WONDERFUL. What a happy melody to be dancing too. Made my sunny Saturday morning even more so!
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