Monday, May 16, 2011

"When the Little Violets Bloom"

It's been a rotten Spring around much of the country. The South, especially Alabama, has been clobbered with deadly storms. The Mississippi Delta is enduring its worst floods since 1927. Western Oklahoma is suffering its worst drought since the Dust Bowl in the the 1930s.

And here in New York City, it's rainy and cold, has been most of Spring, and will be for the rest of the week at least.

Here's a salute to the fondly remembered short-lived violets of this year's awful Spring.

The tune is a song by Robert Stolz, apparently the German language equivalent to George Gershwin or Harold Arlen, and still a huge sentimental favorite in that part of the world.

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