March 12, 2013

Derivatives in Music

A couple months ago, Bones received his two songs for his next jury. One is in Italian and the other he has said repeatedly, 'It's a pretty song... but I feel like I know it already.'

For the last six weeks he's said that. He gets in the car and says, "Why is that song so familiar?"

He has said something to his instructor a couple times and she just shrugs her shoulder.

Today he got in the car very animated, and said, "I know it! It's the song from Trading Places!"

He is singing Aura Lee, a Civil War era song, which they spun off in Trading Places as "Constance Fry".

He told his instructor that this afternoon and he said, 'You've seen Trading Places, right?" and her response was, "Sure, *I* have, I'm just surprised YOU have!"

Of course some of you may know it from Elvis and Love Me Tender, but Bones is all about the movies...

Constance Fry

Aura Lee

Posted by Boudicca at March 12, 2013 10:37 PM

I think he ought to sing Constance Fry!!!

Posted by: vwbug at March 13, 2013 05:21 AM

If I'm not mistaken (which I might be) I think it was sung in "Animal House", too. heh

Posted by: Pammy at March 13, 2013 09:56 AM

That tune has made it into many a movie over the years. Once I heard the tune I knew it, but never knew the name. LOL. I'm with VW. ;)

Posted by: Teresa at March 13, 2013 09:39 PM

My vote is for Constance Fry too... though that might not go over well... ;)

Posted by: pam at March 15, 2013 06:51 AM