Music from “The Glass Slipper” (1955)

I always was a movie geek; lately I have become more so. Last night I watched a movie I recorded–a retelling of Cinderella called “The Glass Slipper.” I had never heard of it, but I found this version very touching. I liked the friendship between the prince and Ella, which is not present in other versions of the story.

I also got hooked on the theme song, shown in the clip and lyrics below. I rewound just so I could hear it again.  I’m surprised that the song isn’t featured in more music boxes. Such a beautiful melody!

 

TAKE MY LOVE
From the film "The Glass Slipper" (1955)
(Lyrics: Helen Deutsch / Music: Bronislau Kaper)


Gilbert Russell (Film Soundtrack) - 1955
Eddie Fisher - 1955
Mantovani & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1955
David Rose & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1955
John Gary - 1964





Climbing rose on the wall
Take it now before the petals fall
Apple ripe on the bough
Take it for the time to take is now

Happy day, sun or rain
Live it for it never comes again
Lads have died, young and gay
Pretty maids can fade away

Nothing is forever, always is a lie
I can only love you till the day I die

So my love, oh, my love
Dream no more my love, awake my love
Oh, my love, wake my love
Come to me and take my love

Nothing is forever, always is a lie
I can only love you till the day I die

So my love, oh, my love
Dream no more my love, awake my love
Oh, my love, wake my love
Come to me and take my love


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Songs without Words–Mendelssohn

I’ve heard only some of Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words on the radio. I really like them, so I searched on YouTube for a complete set, below. Here’s a little more background. After a day of listening to rock and gospel, they are very calming.

In a related article, here are six more love songs without words by different composers. I’ll look them up later.

In the meantime, enjoy Mendelssohn.