I applied a filter To "The Great American Songbook". Each note was sieved into a bucket. The thickest were discarded. Only the thin and nimble can prevail. I rolled the remains around in the pail And poured out the accompanying lyrics. Rolling them flat, I then kneaded them And left them to rise. To my great surprise, When I decided to bake, All that was left Was "The Wings of a Dove"
Henry James, American-British author, died today in 1916.
André Previn, German-American pianist, conductor, arranger and composer, died today in 2019.
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