Sunday, 5 October 2014

SUNDAY SMILE …..

I'm not a great lover of Charlie Chaplin but, I do love the song ' Smile ' that he wrote. Covered by so many artists such as Nat King Cole, Barbara Streisand, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, Judy Garland, Diana Ross .. even Eric Clapton to name but nine versions but, I really like the John Barry instrumental and the John Barry/Robert Downey Jr. versions from the soundtrack of the film 'Chaplin' 

Press play, have a little listen, scroll down whilst it's playing and perhaps have a smile on this sunny Sunday …..































image 1: video from youtube, image 2: via kero.i.am, images 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 & 11: via tay orchard, image 7: via jack o, image 8: via da hora, image 10: via all shadows and dust, image 12: video from youtube, image 13: via winterberry 


Jackie

66 comments:

  1. Oh Jackie...........what a sunday smile.......it makes my heart sing!! Sooooooo cute! Thank you so much, you made my sunday! Have a wonderful weekend,

    hugs, Jade

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    1. Thanks Jade ….. I just love that song. XXXX

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  2. I love this post, Jackie...Smile is one of my favourite songs ;)
    Great images, as always...have a lovely Sunday xx

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    1. Hi Catherine ….. isn't it a great song?
      Have a smiley Sunday !! XXXX

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  3. Hello Jackie, I have missed you! It is a good start to the day to make me smile! Thank you. Enjoy your day and spare a thought for Chelsea v Arsenal later today.x

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    1. Hi Rachel,
      Sorry I haven't been over for a while …… don't take it personally ….. I am a very inconsistent blogger and commenter I'm afraid !!!! Will pop in later if you post and I might be thinking more about Tottenham v Southampton than Chelsea v Arsenal but { she says through gritted teeth !! } good luck !! XXXX

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    2. Oh of course you will Jackie. I feel in need of light relief at the moment so not sure what I will post about next. Maybe the Arsenal game but that may not be light relief! xxx

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  4. With a great smile....)))))... Wishing you a lovely sunday......love Ria....x..!

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    1. Happy Sunday Ria ….. it's a wonderful, sunny, Autumnal day here. XXXX

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  5. Oh Jackie thank you. This lifted my spirits this morning and I will be waltzing around the kitchen all day. I found the image of the little boy zipping the little girls sweater so tender and kind. The man with the canes dancing is a delight too. Thank you for such joy my friend
    Helen xx

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    1. Hi Helen,
      I don't think many people listen to the music but, when I played it and looked at the images, it brought a tear to my eye. I'm glad it gave you a little smile today. XXXX

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  6. With a Smille... I like this... thank you. have a nice day.
    Hetty xx

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  7. Dear Hetty,
    Thanks so much for popping in …. it's lovely to hear from you. Your new home is really looking beautiful….. a great reward for a lot of hard work.
    Happy Sunday Hetty. XXXX

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  8. What a great collection . . . and a great way to start my day.
    Thanks for sharing.

    (I love that dog getting a bath. Priceless.)

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    1. Hi Rick,
      Isn't the dog having a bath wonderful ? He looks as if he is in heaven !! XXXX

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  9. Oh Jacky, I didn't waste my day at all, I visited your blog!!!! :)))))!
    Have fun
    Elisabeth

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    1. Oh thanks Elisabeth ….. have a happy Sunday. XXXX

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  10. As I write this . . . SMILING . . .
    Leave it to you . . . a delightful, lovely gift for Sunday . . .
    And Always, Keep Smiling!
    Love the little boy and the dog, and puddle stomping.

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    1. Hi Lynne,
      The reason that I did this post was because I found that little video of the puddle splashing ….. it made me smile and I though that I would add a few more and the haunting version of the song.
      Have a lovely Sunday. XXXX

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  11. Dearest Jacky: you are my Sunday breath of fresh air…going through perhaps the most challenging time of my life, this post just put huge smile on my face…and a little tear as well…I named my rescue pittbull Smile after my favorite song and indeed…she does have beautiful grin.

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    1. My reply to your comment jump a comment Francine ….. scroll down and you'll see it !!!! XXXX

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  12. A Sunday smile, just what I needed. Thank you, Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane,
      Glad that I could oblige !! Happy Sunday to you. XXXX

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  13. Hi Francine,
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment ….. I confess that I did read your post and, was going to come back and comment but things got in the way { as they do !! } Will be over in a tic and, if you read this ….. best wishes for your new venture and, If I lived in New York I would be there for support before you could say ' SMILE ' !! I had a tear in my eye just looking at the little one jumping in the puddles so, I can see why you did !! Much love to you Francine and don't fear the challenge { I know that you won't }. XXXX

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  14. jax!
    i love this post.
    ...and needed it.
    i am getting married in 4 hours and this put it all in perspective.
    i was just a bit nervous after being single 15 years.
    but....
    IT'S ALL GOOD.

    smiles & love ,
    renee

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    1. Oh Renée …. I wondered when it was …….. have the most wonderful day and I'll be thinking of you, your new hubbie, Yvonne and your daughter and her boyfriend. Can't wait to hear all about it …. hope you post photos !!
      ….. and, I can't believe you have had time to comment on my blog when you're getting married in 4 hours time !!!!! It will be 6.00 p.m here.and 1.00.p.m. your time in 4 hours so, I think I'll open a bottle and raise a glass to your happiness and to your family.
      Have the most marvellous time. XXXX

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  15. Nothing better than a smile!! Thanks Jackie - a wonderful way to start a Sunday morning.

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    1. Hi Carole,
      There's nothing better than a smile on a Sunday !!!!!
      Have a great day and try not to blow the fuses !!!! hehe. XXXX

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    2. Hahaha, so nice that your referenced my reply to Rachel! xox

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  16. LOVE this .... Sunday is almost over but this a perfect start of a new week! Anita xo

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    1. Ahw, thanks Anita …. can't beat a smile ! XXXX

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  17. I don't think I've ever commented here before, but i just had to thank you for this! That little one with the dog and the puddle....precious! I loved them all! You put a very big Sunday smile on my face.

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    1. Hi Sherry,
      How lovely that you commented …. thank you so much and I'm so pleased that you liked the little one with the dog and the puddle …. that was the reason that I did this post as it put a smile on my face too. Hope that you are having a lovely Sunday and it's lovely to ' meet ' you. XXXX

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  18. Am reading this early Monday morning, perfect start to the week. Thank you xxx

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    1. Hi Amy,
      …… you're up early …….. life with children eh ?!! Henry always wants to get up and play trains around 6.00 a.m when he stays with us !!!!
      Have a lovely week …. it's getting colder !! XXXX

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  19. Simply wonderful and enchanting, Jackie.
    Listening to the music while watching the beautiful well chosen images...I keep smiling!
    Love the elderly man finally dancing without the crutches.
    Warmest greetings from a chilly and drizzling Périgord,
    xxxkarin

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    1. Hi Karen,
      Thanks for listening to the music whilst looking at the images { I don't think that many do so some of the magic is lost !} ……. when I did it, it made me a little tearful !!
      Sending love from the UK …… a cold, wet and rainy UK !! XXXX

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    2. Sorry for spelling your name wrong !! …. Karin . XXXX

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  20. Hello,dear Jacquline!:)
    Oh,HOW much I do like to smile......
    Your post brought in my heart a VERY big smile!!!
    Thankyou:))))
    So precious and beautiful post!

    Hugs from rainy Holland,
    V.

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    1. Thanks so much for popping in V ….. the more smiles the better, I say.
      Lots of love from a rainy UK too. XXXX

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    1. A smile is a whole lot better than the alternative, isn't it ?
      Have a happy week. XXXX

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  22. That baby in the tin bath, big smile. Dog being washed, chuckle.
    Unfortunately I can't listen to the music.....says plug_in not supported, I will speak to my Mister!
    Have a smiley week, xx

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    1. I loved those images …. my favourite is the little one walking the dog and jumping in the puddles !! It's a shame you couldn't play the music …. it does add to the experience, so to speak { even though it's not a major experience !! } XXXX

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  23. Dearest Jackie,

    A beautiful post, sighh! Lovely music and great photo's! Oh that old man dancing. Such an inspiration! And the dog in the bath.......He seems to be enjoying it so much too. I agree with mr Cummings. We need laughter every day! A bare necessity!!!

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog too! Blowing you a kiss from Rotterdam.

    Madelief x

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    1. Hi Madelief,
      I am so pleased that you listened to the music …. I don't think that many do but it is a lovely version of Smile isn't it?
      Hope that there were some smiles over the weekend …. I'm sure that there were. Was thinking of you. Sending love from England. XXXX

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  24. That's a beautiful song, and I love the way you used videos and photos in your post.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi Janie …… yes, it is a beautiful song and, very poignant and John Barrys version is very haunting.
      Have a lovely week Janie. XXXX

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  25. Jackie,

    I just sent an e-mail but don't know if it went through. I love this song and the video's you are showing in this post...it brightened my day. I love this song as much as "Cheek to Cheek" with Fred Astaire who is dancing/gliding with Ginger Rodgers while singing this song. Sigh...I could listen to it all day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOYzFKizikU

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    1. Hi Kristie,
      I didn't receive an email …… give it another try !!
      I grew up watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films as my Mum loved them so, the music brings back many childhood memories. XXXX

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  26. Dear Jackie,
    I'm no great Chaplin fan either (and the lady on the little video neither - maybe for the same reasons :-), but I wanted to hear the song. Both are not available here in Germany - so I look at the funny video of the dog and its owner, and the vivid old man dancing. Thank you! Britta XXX

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    1. Hi Britta …. I hope that you managed to hear the music. I love that particular arrangement of it.
      Hope you are well Britta and having a lovely week. XXXX

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  27. Thank you sooooooo much, dear Jackie.........your words are such a gift for me! Lets have a chocolate cake ;) and have a wonderful weekend, dear friend,

    hugs Jade

    PS: Today it is very hot in Bavaria so maybe I´ll take some chocolate ice instead of cake ;)

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    1. Hi Jade,
      Our weather is up and down …. today we had black skies, pouring rain and very cold and then, within half an hour, clear blue skies and quite warm. I think that I shall have both chocolate cake AND a choc-ice !!!! XXXX

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  28. Jackie, this is wonderful, have to come back and see again. Yvonne

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    1. Thanks Yvonne …… hope that the wedding was wonderful. I hope that one of you will have some photos up on your blog. XXXX

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  29. The joy in living life to its fullest. Such sweet photos, they added a smile to my face.
    Happy Fall !

    Xx

    Dore

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    1. Happy Autumn to you too Dore ….. keep smiling !! XXXX

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  30. What a lovely post... i shall be smiling all day! :-) xx

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    1. Thanks Deb and thanks for your lovely comment.
      Have a smiley weekend !! XXXX

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  31. I had no idea that CC had written the music to this lovely song. In its quiet way I suppose it's up amongst my favourites both for the music and lyrics. Cro x

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    1. No, I didn't either Cro.Apparently, he wrote the music for all of his films. There are so many different versions of it as you probably know. Of course, I love the Nat King Cole version but I think the John Barry and Robert Downey Jr. ones have such a haunting quality. His life of poverty as a child in London probably influenced the lyrics and music for ' Smile '. XXXX

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  32. Downey Jr. is so adorable and talented. Thank you so much for this wonderful post.
    I loved it all. yvonne

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    1. Thanks Yvonne ……. I love Robert Downey Jr. too …… there's something of the little boy about him. XXXX

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