Now then, I might be putting my lips together, but I Ain't Gwine To Whistle Dixie. Whistling can bring you joy or it can give you great sadness. But here's The Story Of My Life. She was a lovely, but a Simple Girl, and she also happened to be Brazilian. We used to meet down by the Aguas De Marco. But I guess you could say, unfortunately, I had a wandering eye. And I gave a wolf-whistle to another young lovely who was in a Mini-Skirt.
I thought nothing of it at the time. I left it to old Mr Slater's Parrot to go squawking about everything he had heard. That’s when it all went wrong. That was all it took for her to tell me Goodbye Stranger. And that left me Singing The Blues, and after a few fights and arguments, her attorney left me with little more than a Fistful Of Dollars.
Ah well, that was youth. And so after all these years, it's hard to move around any more in my Golden Years. I even have to use The Walker just to get around. But despite all of this, I guess we all just have to go whistle, and try to Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.
Playlist Whistled In The Key of A:
Taj Mahal – Ain't Gwine To Whistle Dixie
Michael Holliday – The Story Of My Life
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Simple Girl
Elis Regina and Tom Jobim – Aguas de Março
Esquivel – Mini-Skirt
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – Mr Slater's Parrot
Supertramp– Goodbye Stranger
Guy Mitchell – Singing The Blues
Ennio Morricone – A Fistful of Dollars
David Bowie – Golden Years
Fitz And The Tantrums – The Walker
Eric Idle – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Playlist Whistled In The Key of B:
Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki
Joe Cuba – El Pito (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia)
Brother Bones – Sweet Georgia Brown
The Beatles – The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
Guns 'N' Roses – Patience
Whistling Jack Smith – I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman
The Highwaymen – Michael (Row The Boat Ashore)
New Vaudeville Band – Winchester Cathedral
Tremeloes – Here Comes My Baby
Lene Lovich – Bird Song
XTC – Generals And Majors
Isao Tomita – Arabesque No. 1
Guru's Wildcard Pick:
Jan Lindblad – Shenandoah
Jan Lindblad honed his remarkable ability to mimic bird calls to serve his talents as a wildlife photographer and naturalist. He whistles both the melody of this beloved American folk song and all of the bird calls on his smash #1 hit on the Swedish charts.
These playlists were inspired by readers' song nominations from last week's topic: While you work? Songs with whistling. The next topic will launch on Thursday at 1pm UK time.
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