30 Days of Songs: Day 18 (two days later)

2011/03/19

I’m realizing that I mis-clicked some button when I wrote these posts, and so they didn’t publish this weekend while I was away.

Day 18-a song that you could play over and over again

According to my iTunes play log, it’s “Great Pumpkin Waltz.”

Funny…I haven’t watched this cartoon since I was a kid. I always miss it every year.

Or, as Charlie Brown would say: “I got a rock.”

I love this melancholy tune…it speaks of autumn, the shortening of days and the encroaching chill of winter to come. Yet there’s a lightness to the melody, thanks to the waltz rhythm. It’s a quintessential Peanuts tune, combining the innocence of youth with the kids’ paradoxical worldly awareness (or, from Charlie Brown’s likely POV, world-weariness).

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