Ok, raise your hands. Who loves that song “Melody in A Major?” I see a lot of hands out there; or not! So, who can tell me anything about the song? There are a few hands, but not so many. I’m not going to lie to you. I had never heard of the song, and when it first started out, it didn’t even have any lyrics. Melody in A Major was written in 1911; long before even my father’s time.
Then one day in in 1951; still long before my time, Carl Sigman added lyrics to the original music, and re-named the song “It’s all in the game.” A few years later in 1958, a man named Tommy Edwards would add his voice to the song. The song would go on to be very popular, sung by many artists, and recorded around the world.
What’s so special about this song? It’s the man who originally wrote Melody in A Major; Charles Dawes. This man was no “gangsta rapper.” He was a man who would go on to be the Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Again, this is all before my time, but I love the song. The song is quite a feat for anyone, but near in-comprehensible for any politician today. Let’s face it, can anyone in their right minds imagine a whole generation of young kids “making out” in the back seat of cars at the Drive-In listening to Dick Cheney on the radio?
Yea, that’s what I thought.