This is a birthday present for my granny who turned 80 friday and I prepared this for the big celebration on Saturday.
Why this song? It holds a deeper meaning: it is my grandma and dead grandpa's favorite song.
He died 10 years ago and his death has brought my grandma and me as close as we are now, because we were able to share the pain together.
And this is why the song is special and I wanted to sing it for her. To avoid bursting into tears while singing it to her live, I recorded the song. I'm slightly sick as you can hear, but I felt it wouldn't matter to granny and it didn't. She cried a great deal of tears and I'm glad she was happy.
At first I hesitated sharing this with you, because I honestly think it's not that great, it is just a gift I did, because I hoped my singing would make my grandmother happy. However, Miri convinced me to post it.
Last info to the song: "Ein schÃ¶ner Tag" is the first German "version" of Amazing Grace that was commonly adapted and sung in Germany, the singer is the woman Lena Valaitis.
And no, this holds no instrumental at all. It is sung free-styled too, I had troubles finding an instru and even with it, it was hard, too much cutting and mixing, it sounded awful in the end. Please bear with it like this ^-^
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Free-translation by me for the non-Germans
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- A beautiful day was given to us
Like they are not many
Filled with pure happiness
Untroubled by sorrows
With songs the lark sings
The morning started
The sun gave golden shine
To the day that then began
A beautiful day, full of harmony
Is like a precious stone
It gleams at you and calls out to you
Today you shall be happy.
And whatever fate will bring you
Whatever may happen
With you stay the memories
Of a beautiful day.