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Feb 16


Here are two more songs for second and third graders to rehearse in preparation for their February 24 show before the PTA meeting. Both audio and sheet music links are provided.

High Hopes / Pick Yourself UpHigh Hopes / Pick Yourself Up

Big Girls Don’t CryBig Girls Don’t Cry

How to play and download songs on the BHC web site

Sheet music (opens in a new window):

Fun facts:

  • “High Hopes” was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn for the 1959 movie A Hole In The Head, which starred Frank Sinatra and was directed by Frank Capra.
  • A children’s choir was used on the single release of “High Hopes,” which was credited to “Frank Sinatra and a bunch of kids.”
  • “Pick Yourself Up” by Jerome Kerns and Dorothy Fields was written for the film Swing Time (1936), where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
  • President Barack Obama, in his inauguration speech, quoted lyrics from the song, saying “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.”

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