I’ve returned from Fishin’ – the break was nice, but now I’m ready to do a deep dive into Spring. Although the skies are still gray, let’s celebrate Spring with a Freebie Chalk Printable that I promise will bring SUNSHINE to your day.
I’ve got Sunshine, on a Cloudy Day…did that start an earworm in your head? I love that song. My Girl by the Temptations, an Oldie-but-Goodie.
Surrounding yourself with those things (and people) that bring SUNSHINE into your day is an important part of happy/healthy living. One of the ways I do that is to display an uplifting quote on my Tablet Stand…I keep the stand on the kitchen counter top where my spirit is lifted when I see it throughout the day. Music lyrics are my favorite to display because they emote more joy AND they stick…you know, will not go away!
For can find details about my simple display stand from a previous post link, how I made my Tablet Stand.
The cheery words on my Freebie Printable are the opening lyrics to the song, My Girl. When I Googled the song to search “who wrote it” and the song suddenly became more interesting. You know…the story behind & within the music. Here’s what Wikipedia said:
“My Girl” is a 1964 standard recorded by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label which became a number one hit in 1965. Written and produced by The Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations’ first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson’s inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was featured on the Temptations album The Temptations Sing Smokey.” (Wikipedia)
Ah, Smokey what a musical legend. The other interesting part of the song is the catchy guitar riff used in the opening notes then later again. I was still in elementary school when the song came out (Back in the day) but I do remember for many years a band only had to play that riff to fill a dance floor…
“Musically, the song is notable because the six ascending guitar notes in the opening riff over the C chord are a perfect example of a C major pentatonic scale, played exactly from octave to octave. Similarly, the analogous riff in the song that is played over the F chord is a perfect example of an F major pentatonic scale, also with notes ascending from octave to octave.” (Wikipedia)
After I learned about the riff, I couldn’t resist listening to it – it has been a long time since I have heard the song (other than in my head.) Oh my gosh, I found a couple of YouTube videos of the Temptations singing My Girl, and BEST OF ALL, one video is of THE My Girl Studio Recording!!! – the camera gets in-tight on that guitar riff (swoon.) See what you think…
Studio Recording of My Girl:
Now so you can groove with some fancy dance moves when the earworm hits you….
Download: Freebie Chalk Printable – Sunshine on a Cloudy Day. TIP: Print on regular white bond paper. I select a lower than high quality setting on my printer to get a realistic smudged chalkboard effect.
It’s the little things, like a quote or lyrics, sprinkled around where you live & work, that can switch on a Sunny Attitude even on a…
Are you Craz-Dancing yet?
Flower & Sun CLIP ART Source is HERE.
Thanks for Meeting Me Lakeside,