Emerging from quarantine
tip toe-ing into the world
Can I see your whole face?
Touch your elbow?
I wander through the park
This is a tune with words and music by a composer you may never have heard of: Bernice Petkere.
She was dubbed "The Queen of Tin Pan Alley" by the most famous American popular composer of the 20th century, Irving Berlin. Her first song was sung by Bing Crosby and that put her on the map. Now you know a little about Bernice!
I think this song, Close Your Eyes, is one of the sultriest, dreamiest jazz tunes I've ever heard. See what you think.